The team at gentle dental look forward to welcoming you to our practice. We’re a small and friendly team, so you’ll be seeing the same faces every time you visit.
All of our team are knowledgeable, and have years of experience putting our clients at ease and calming any nerves people may have about visiting a dentist.
Rob our dentist; he qualified in 1984 at the Birmingham Dental School and since then has worked in various practices around the south before setting up Gentle Dental with Niamh in 2004. On top of routine dental check-ups and general dentistry Rob has dedicated a lot of his time to learning everything he can about cosmetic dentistry.
Rob’s sense of humour and calm, friendly manner will instantly put you at ease, and he always takes the time to talk through your dental health and treatments in clear English.
Rob has a special interest in the appearance of teeth and how they fit together (the ‘bite’). His desire to continually improve the quality of his work this has led to him regularly attending dental courses in the US where many of the latest treatments originate from, studying under the best tutors like Larry Rosenthal at the KOIS center in Seattle and other top cosmetic dentists.
There are always new cosmetic dentistry techniques coming out and Rob works hard to make sure he is always offering what he believes are the best and most up to date treatments.
You know that Rob’s work will always look great as he carefully mixes the colour for each filling and details every veneer and crown so they perfectly match your natural teeth. His attention to detail also means that he will ensure that your bite is perfect, so you won't damage your teeth or be uncomfortable.
This attention to detail also extends to the laboratories we use, we hand pick only the ones we feel are the very best dental laboratories from across the globe, so we can be sure of the results.
GDC Registration Number 59980
Niamh is our dental hygienist, she qualified in 1989, working in other practices before founding Gentle Dental with Rob.
With years of experience Niamh can often flag dental issues early, meaning that you can get treatment before it festers into a more serious problem.
Niamh works hard to stay up to date with all the latest oral hygiene practices and techniques to ensure that Gentle Dental offer you a high quality service.
Our appointments are 40-60 minutes long, twice as long as a typical NHS hygienist. This isn't so we can prod you for longer, but so we can be more gentle and use slower but more pleasant treatments.
Niamh is deeply passionate about dental hygiene, and is a member of the executive board of the British Society of Dental Hygiene & Therapy a national association for dental hygienists and therapists.
GDC Registration Number 3745
Victoria is the practice manager here at Gentle Dental. She is the backbone of the practice and runs the place with a friendly and positive attitude.
With years of experience in customer service she likes to make improvements to ensure that each client gets the best experience. She takes great pride in ensuring smooth operations throughout the dental practice by offering the team support as and when they need it.
She is kind, gentle and understanding and is always there when you need her.
Dr Wajahida A. Syeda, BDS, PG Cert (Restorative), DPDS Bristol
GDC No: 184286
Special interest in Restorative dentistry, Implants and Orthodontics.
Syeda graduated from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences , Bangalore (India) in 2004 and shortly after marriage moved with her husband to Berlin and then Paris where she enjoyed teaching at the dental university and also worked alongside a renowned Implantalogist Dr Philippe Khayat, where she developed an interest in Implantology.
Syeda then passed the overseas qualifying exam and since 2010 she is working in the UK. She is a strong believer of continuing further education and has completed a Certificate course in Restorative dentistry and Implantology. She has successfully completed her Diploma in post-graduation dental studies from the University of Bristol. She is a certified provider of six month smiles and Invisalign GO.
Syeda fits incredibly well into the Gentle Dental team as she has a very gentle nature and touh so can carry on the work Rob and Niamh have started with making a visit to the dentist as gentle and stress free as possible.
Apart from enjoying her dental skills at work she enjoys spending her time with her young family. She is a proud mother of 3 children and enjoys trying her culinary skills at baking and loves hosting parties to her family and friends. She loves nature and enjoys travelling and writing poems.