Kain graduated from University of Adelaide, Australia, in 1997. Having completed his BSc. Dent in Forensic Dentistry in 2004, he was part of a multi-national Forensic team sent to Thailand to assist in the identification of Tsunami victims. Since 2005, Kain has been working in Bristol and completed his Postgraduate Certificate in Surgical and Prosthodontic Implantology from the highly regarded Eastman Institute in London. Kain has vast experience in providing high quality, advanced Implant solutions for patients.
Kain is very excited to now be part of the highly skilled team at The Dentists Old Market.
Eugene graduated from Kaunas Medical University, Lithuania, 2007. From an early stage, Eugene got involved in the field of Implant Dentistry at one of the most well respected dental implant practices in Lithuania. He gained invaluable experience treating patients needing complex dental treatment and implants. He came to the UK in 2011, working in Somerset, before working as a private dentist in Bristol from 2015. He has a particular interest in delivering high quality root canal treatment and enjoys the restorative side of dentistry. His main priority in his professional career, is striving for clinical excellence and providing his patients with the highest quality dental care.
BDS MSc (Dental Implantology)
Steven was born in Barnstaple, a quiet town in North Devon before moving to Bristol where he obtained his undergraduate dental degree at the University of Bristol in 2013. He has become a certified Invisalign provider since 2016. His thirst for continual development and training has enabled him to complete his MSc in Dental Implantology at the University of Bristol in 2020.
Steven is passionate and enjoys all aspects of dentistry but has a particular interest in implants and cosmetic treatments, such as teeth whitening, veneers and white fillings. His empathetic and caring nature creates a relaxing atmosphere for his patients, and allows him to provide a consistently high standard of dental care to all his patients. He has used his fluency in Cantonese in a medical capacity, serving as the translator between the patient and the team. He is able to communicate to all ages and explain to the patients the course of treatment they require in a clear, understandable and concise way, as well as put anxious patients at ease.
Out of work Steven is very active, and enjoys playing golf and tennis. He is passionate about creating memories through his interests in photography and cinematography. He also enjoys spending time with his family in Devon.
Kar Heung HoDentist/Anaesthetist
BDS Bristol University (2013)
My name is Kar and I graduated from Bristol University in 2013 with a degree in dentistry.
I pride myself in building long-lasting relationships with all my patients. I understand how difficult it may be to walk through that surgery door having been in that situation myself. For individuals with specific or dental phobias, I can provide both inhalation and intravenous sedation.
I completed my PG Cert (Distinction) in Dental Sedation and Pain Management at UCL Eastman. I am also a member of the Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry (SAAD).
Dr Maria Pardo PicazoDentist
BDS Valencia (2008)
Maria completed her dental degree at the highly acclaimed Universidad de Valencia, Spain, in 2008. Shortly after graduating Maria began working in the UK, laying down her roots in the southwest with her young family. Maria has 11 years’ experience working in both NHS and private dental practices throughout the Bristol, Somerset, and Dorset region.
Maria holds a keen interest into the art of dentistry. She completed a Masters in Oral Surgery and Implantology at the University of Malaga in 2012, and is currently at the end of a postgraduate certificate in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry with Aspire Dental Academy , 2021.
Cosmetic dentistry is the area she enjoys the most alongside with Invisalign orthodontic treatment.
Outside of work, Maria spends most of her time with her husband and young son. Her hobbies include running, swimming, and tennis but mainly fashion. Coming from Spain, Maria has a trained eye for style and understands the importance a smile can give to a look.
Dr Sandra OlivieraDentist
LMD Lisbon (2009)
Sandra originally comes from Portugal and this is where she obtained her dental degree in 2009. Sandra has worked within private practice both in Portugal and in the UK and has gained a broad spectrum of knowledge in all aspects of dentistry. Whilst completing her dental training Sandra attended the Erasmus programme at the University of Bologna, Italy, contributing to her wealth of knowledge gained across the globe.
Being keen to continuously expand her skill set, Sandra completed a Masters in Oral Surgery and Implantology at the University of Malaga in 2012. Having a good eye and a keen interest in cosmetic dentistry she is currently undertaking a postgraduate diploma in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry and is also an Invisalign tooth straightening provider.
Having an empathic and caring nature, Sandra is very good with treating nervous patients and children, she is always keen to help and is understanding of all patients’ individual needs.
Sandra moved to Bristol in 2010 and was charmed by the warmth and buzz of the city. In her free time Sandra enjoys spending time with her young family as well as travelling, baking and sports.
Carriann RidgmentDental Therapist/Hygienist
Dip in Dent Hyg/Dent Therapy (2020)
Carriann recently graduated from Newcastle University with a dual qualification in both dental hygiene & therapy, therefore enabling Carriann to carry out hygiene cleans and a wider scope of practice including routine fillings.
Carriann has a particular interest in periodontal treatments and enjoys helping her patients understand their periodontal health by implementing good oral hygiene techniques and addressing possible risk factors.
As well as being dual qualified in dental hygiene and therapy, Carriann previously worked within dentistry for several years as a dental nurse, this is where her passion for dentistry started and flourished. Being multi trained, Carriann has a good understanding of all aspects of dentistry making her a valuable member of the team, who always does her best to help people achieve their desired smile.
Outside of work Carriann likes to socialise with her friends and family.
Clare has worked in the dental industry for 27 years and prides herself in being thorough yet gentle and enjoys the relationship she develops with her patients.
Outside of work Clare is kept very busy by her 4 year old twin boys!