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.
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.
Dip Dent Hygiene (2003)
Suzanne worked as a Dental Nurse before qualifying in 2003 as a Dental Hygienist from the Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Dental School. Since then she has gained over 10 years experience treating patients in private practices within Bristol.
Her main role is to work in conjunction with the Dentists in the prevention and treatment of Gum Disease. Suzanne believes in educating her patients in caring for their Teeth and Gums by providing specific oral hygiene advice and providing manageable homecare plans.
Suzanne is a member of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy and is a strong believer in Continuing Professional Development and education and therefore regularly attends courses and seminars to keep up to date with the latest knowledge and training within her scope of practice.
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!
CEB Cert in Dent Hyg (1982)
Lesley qualified from Bristol Dental Hospital in 1987. After qualifying she worked here in Old Market, and also in practices in the centre of Bath. She has lots of experience of working in both private and NHS practices in the area. She remains enthusiastic in her approach to oral hygiene education and patient care, especially when treating nervous patients.
Dip in Dental Hygiene (2013)
Emma is dual qualified as a Dental Nurse and Dental Hygienist, Emma worked as a nurse for many years before graduating in Dental Hygiene at Bristol Dental School in 2013. Emma enjoys all disciplines of dental hygiene but her soft and caring nature makes her exceptionally good with nervous patients.
Outside of work Emma is kept busy with her two young girls and enjoys outdoor activiites.