86 Firgrove Crescent 


South Gloucestershire

Bristol BS37 7AG


E: John@ridgedental.com

T: 01454 313189



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Our Team

We are a team dedicated to delivering high quality dental care in a relaxed atmosphere.

If you 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)

John 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 Dental Surgery.

  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 braces.

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 No. 85956)

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.


Dental Nurses:

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.

Our dental nurses assist the dentists in all aspects of clinical dentistry. Melanie also has trained in the taking of dental impressions. 


Olivia 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.



Beverley, 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 and accounts.

If you 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 time.


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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



John Hatfield  BDS DPDS, GDC No. 66738


Dr. Björn Heisler Zahnarzt Dr Med Dent (Germany) (GDC no 81525)


Kathryn Bell BChD MJDF, GDC No. 85956


© 2012  John Hatfield BDS DPDS

Ridge Dental, 86 Firgrove Crescent, Yate, South Gloucestershire. BS37 7AG

Updated 3/5/2013