All our staff adhere to the strict guidelines governing the profession under strict guidance from the General Dental Council (GDC) "Standards for Dental Professionals".
MSc BDS FDSRCS(Eng) MOrthRCS(Eng)
Specialist in Orthodontics
GDC Registration Number: 63265 (28-12-88)
Graham qualified as a dentist in 1988 at Newcastle University, achieving an honours degree. He subsequently gained further experience in oral surgery, restorative dentistry and children's dentistry before entering a 3 year orthodontic training program at the Eastman Dental Hospital in London. He qualified as an orthodontist in 1994 and won first prize in a national competition for presenting the best clinical cases. Graham joined the practice in 1995 and continues to work full time. He is married to Kerry and they have two children. Graham is a registered orthodontic specialist with the General Dental Council, holds the Fellowship in Dental Surgery and is a member of the British Orthodontic Society and The British Lingual Orthodontic Society.
MSc BDS FDSRCS(Eng) MOrthRCS (Edin)
Specialist in Orthodontics
GDC Registration Number 68214 (16-12-92)
John studied Dentistry at the University of Bristol, qualifying in 1992. He gained post-graduate experience in various fields of dentistry including oral surgery, restorative dentistry and providing dental care for adults and children with special needs. He achieved the Fellowship in Dental Surgery in 1995 and returned to Bristol for his 3 year specialist orthodontic training program. John was awarded first prize at the British Orthodontic Conference in 1999 for his research into palate development. John is married with two children and joined Circus Orthodontics in 1999. He is registered with the General Dental Council as an orthodontic specialist and is a member of the British Orthodontic Society.
BDS FDSRCS (Eng)
Dentist with a Special Interest in Orthodontics
GDC Registration Number 67008 (13-12-91)
Kerry studied Dentistry at the University of Bristol, qualifying in 1991. Her early career was spent in the hospital dental service where she specialised in Oral Surgery and studied for the Fellowship in Dental Surgery. A very enjoyable career break was spent raising two children. She returned to work in 2002, training in orthodontics at the Royal United Hospital. She started working at Circus Orthodontics in 2004, joining her husband Graham. Kerry especially enjoys helping nervous patients and she is committed to prevention of dental disease. In her spare time, Kerry enjoys a range of interests including netball, cricket, reading, visiting the cinema, theatre and concerts and is well known among the staff at Circus Orthodontics for baking fantastic cakes!
Dip Orth Therapy RCS Eng 2013
GDC Registration Number 127917 (15-01-08)
Sarah joined Circus Orthodontics as a dental nurse in 2004. In 2013 she qualified as an Orthodontic Therapist working closely with John Kerrigan. Sarah thoroughly enjoys her new role. She is enthusiastic and is particularly skilled at calming the nerves of new patients and advising those who need to work on their dental hygiene! Outside of work she enjoys a glass of wine and relaxing in front of a film.
Senior Dental Nurse
GDC Registration Number 122261
Hilary is our Principal Orthodontic Nurse joining the team in 2001. She gained her nursing qualification in 1976 and worked at The Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital, Brighton in the Orthodontic Department. Following a career break to raise her 4 children she returned to the Community Dental Service in 2001 working with special needs patients and later joined Circus Orthodontics. Hilary is an enthusiastic and committed nurse with a calm and caring nature. Her interests include; jogging, cooking, decorating and supporting her son at his cycle races
GDC Registration Number 245372
Daria joined Circus Orthodontics in February 2014 having started her career in Dental Nursing in 2011. Previously she had a career in HR in Lodz, Poland before moving to Bristol with her husband and daughter in 2010. Daria and her family are very active and spend weekends swimming, cycling and exploring the UK.
GDC Registration Number 259349
Laura Taylor joined Circus Orthodontics as Dental Nurse in April 2016 and has come from a dentist background where she qualified in August 2015. She is a valuable and caring member of the team who is eager to pursue her career in dentistry. Outside of work Laura loves spending time with her nephew. She is also an incredibly talented singer who really enjoys performing at social clubs and events.
GDC Registration Number 225710
Debbie Joined Circus Orthodontics in September 2018. Debbie qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2011, previously having been a medical secretary. Debbie is Marries to Ed and they have 3 grown up children. She has 2 dogs and enjoys many hours walking in the fields near her home. Debbie also enjoys sewing, going to the theatre, live stage acts and is known to enjoy the occasional glass of wine!
GDC Registration Number 272623
Thea joined Circus Orthodontics as a Dental Nurse in September of 2018. She gained her diploma in Dental Nursing in 2017 after training at the Bristol Dental Hospital and since then she has worked in both NHS and private sectors of dentistry. Outside of work Thea enjoys socialising with friends and going on holiday
GDC Registration Number 236344
Katherine joined Circus Orthodontics in May 2018 and thoroughly enjoys working in dentistry. She has two young children, a son and daughter. Outside of work Katherine enjoys spending time with her family, socialising with friends and holidays.
Nicola Joined us in December 2016 and is enjoying her new challenge as Practice Manager. Outside of work her two young boys keep her busy with their many clubs but when there's time Nicola enjoys socialising with family and friends, holidays and keeping fit.
Having served 23 years working for the Ministry of Defence Katie joined Circus Orthodontics in 2004. In her spare time she is a keen collector of antiques, loves eating out, collecting and going to antique fairs.
Ruth joined Circus orthodontics in 2018. She has previously worked as a dental nurse and has since enjoyed a successful career in customer service, training and coaching. Ruth loves cooking and entertaining family and friends at her home.
GDC Registration Number 206909
Emma joined our practice as a qualified dental nurse in 2011 and went on to gain her Radiography, Alginate Impression taking qualifications and Oral Health Education qualifications. Emma left to have her first baby in 2016 and has returned to us as our practice secretary. She comes in once a week to work alongside Nicola, our practice manager and works from home two other days a week typing the orthodontists dictated letters. In Emma's spare time she loves spending time with her husband, daughter, friends, and family. There is always something going on! She has a passion for interior design and is very particular, generally!
Amie came to us in June 2016 and joined the Laboratory Team, using her skills to cast models and make retainers. When not working Amie loves going to the theatre and cinema, enjoys watching cricket and football. Amie lives in the city centre with her partner, 2 children and her dog.
Amanda has been with us at Circus since December 2012 working alongside Amie in the lab casting models and making retainers. Outside of work she loves sport, especially football and is married with 3 children.