We are a team
dedicated to delivering high quality dental care in a relaxed
have any questions concerning your visit or treatment then please do not
hesitate to ask any member of our team.
Dr John Hatfield BDS
DPDS (GDC no. 66738)
attended Chipping Sodbury School before studying dentistry at Guys
Hospital, University of London and graduating in 1991. He worked
here at the Ridge Dental Surgery with Dr Ingrid Arntzen for 6 years and
later at another practice in Bristol. In 2001 John purchased the Ridge
John is committed to continuing education and undertakes various
postgraduate studies, obtaining the Diploma in Postgraduate Dental
Studies (DPDS) in 1996.
John was one of the first
general dental practitioners in the UK to be trained in the provision of Invisalign
In 2005 John completed the Step-Wise Dental
Implant Course, training in the placement and restoration of Nobel Biocare Dental Implants.
In 2010 John completed the Six
Month Smile Short Term Orthodontics course.
Dr. Björn Heisler
Zahnarzt Dr Med Dent (Germany) (GDC no 81525)
Many of our
patients know Björn already. He has been with us for the
last 3 years and has helped with his expertise in treating
complex cases. Björn graduated as a dentist from
Erlangen-Nuremberg University, Germany, in 1997. After
working in a research group dealing with the causes of gum
disease, he obtained a doctorate in periodontology in 2001.
Since he gained his first work experience in a maxillofacial
hospital department, his main interests have been in oral
surgery and implants while he was working in a private
practice in Germany.
Just as his mum years before him, Björn
moved to the UK, initially for 2 years, to study. In 2005,
he completed the Step-Wise-Dental Implant Course at Cardiff
Dental School. Björn deepened his special interest in root
canal treatments by gaining a Certificate in Advanced
Endodontics from the Endoplus Academy in Cologne in 2008.
Björn’s interests also include
orthodontics. He is a provider of Fastbraces® Technology and
clear aligners, and he applies his knowledge in
aesthetically demanding cases involving both orthodontic and
restorative treatment while creating a relaxing atmosphere
for his patients. Björn accepts referrals for root canal
treatments, aesthetic dental treatments, complex
prosthodontic treatments, and orthodontic treatments.
Kathryn Bell BChD MJDF (GDC
Kathryn qualified, from Leeds
University, as a dental surgeon in 2005, being placed in the
top 10% of her year. Kathryn has always strived to achieve
excellence in everything that she does. With a friendly and
caring approach, Kathryn likes to work closely with her
patients to achieve their desired result.
Hygienist: Fiona Serle RDH (GDC no. 3983)
Fiona Serle provides
hygiene services to our patients. Fiona qualified from Bristol Dental
Hospital and still holds a part time position there. She is able to
provide periodontal treatments, professional home teeth whitening, scale
and polishing, oral health care & advice, fresh breath treatments.
Melanie Cook (GDC no. 133601) first worked here at the Ridge Dental Surgery in 1991 and
returned in March 2001. She is very experienced in all aspects of
dental nursing and holds a certificate in dental radiography.
nurses assist the dentists in all aspects of clinical
dentistry. Melanie also has trained in the taking of dental impressions.
is our newest member of staff. Olivia is training to become
a dental nurse and has already become a valuable member of
our team with her cheerful and caring approach to her work.
Our dental nurses will
always listen to you and are sensitive to your needs as a
patient. They will ensure you are as comfortable as
possible during your visit.
Jan and Becky keep the practice running smoothly and efficiently.
They are your first point of contact with the practice. They
organise appointments, answer the telephone and deal with your paperwork
wish to talk to, or contact one of the dentists please telephone our
receptionist who will be more than happy to pass any message on to us.
Sometimes your dentist will give you an answer through the receptionist,
or arrange for either dentist to speak with you at a mutually convenient
We welcome feedback which will help us to improve the service and care
that we provide for you. If you have any suggestions, please contact us
by email: John@ridgedental.com,
by telephone on 01454 313189, or by post to:
John Hatfield, Ridge Dental, 86 Firgrove Crescent, Yate, South
Gloucestershire. BS37 7AG