About us

About Our Bristol Based Dental Practice

Please meet the Promenade Dental team…

Regina Bormann BDS DPDSDental Practice Bristol

Principal Dentist

Regina opened the Promenade Dental practice in February 2003 with the aim of building a family orientated treatment environment welcoming to all. With this as the guiding principle the practice has grown significantly to now include four treatment rooms with a committed and enthusiastic team of dental professionals. Qualified in 1996 in Germany, Regina has over 20 years of experience in practice. Her areas of interest include cosmetic treatment and gentle sedation for nervous patients.  GDC No. 72808

Michael Lavelle BDS (Bristol)

Associate Dentist

Michael graduated from the University of Bristol in 2007 and has spent the large majority of his time since in general practice building a wide reputation as a kind, thorough & empathetic practitioner. Over the past 3 years Michael has been proudly undertaking the role of FD trainer in his practice where he has been responsible for mentoring and guiding three new dentists through their first year of practice and into the world of dentistry. Clinically, Michael takes pride in being able to help patients make measured improvements to the form and functionality of their smiles, whilst always respecting the integrity of the teeth using minimally invasive techniques and cosmetic tooth aligners such as Invisalign GO where appropriate. In his spare time Michael is a keen cyclist and plays football and golf more socially, as well as enjoying many family pursuits. GDC no. 112814

Aida Abas Burgos BDS , MSc in Advanced General Dental Practice (University of Birmingham), Diploma in Aesthetic Dentistry (CEOSA, European  Orthodontic Centre)

 Associate Dentist

Aida joined us in May 2021. Originally from Madrid, Spain, she has been working in the UK since 2010 and has over 20 years of experience as a dentist in private and NHS dentistry, as well as in mentoring dentists . She moved to the  UK because of her love of the UK culture  and she has made Bristol her home . She has recently graduated with Distinction  from her  Masters degree at Birmingham University , enabling  her to deliver  first class evidence- based  general dentistry to  her patients and with  a minimally invasive approach.

Although  Aida enjoys all the aspects of dentistry,  she has a passion for  Restorative and Aesthetic dentistry . She also loves doing  non-invasive facial   aesthetic procedures  such as Dermafillers and Botox.

Aida¬†prides herself¬† from being empathetic , enthusiastic and honest ,¬† caring very much for people. Before she moved to the UK she became and active member of ‚Äú Dentists without limits‚ÄĚ , a charity organisation which¬† she travelled to Nicaragua with to¬† treat thousands of patients¬† in need that had never received¬† medical or dental¬† attention.

In her personal life , Aida is a travel -addict and  an  animal right defender and fought for animal rights in Spain for many years . She also loves long distance swimming and surfing. GDC No: 185517

Alessandro Teale BDS  (Bristol)

Associate Dentist

Alessandro graduated from Bristol University in 2020 and has most recently completed a restorative and community Dental Core Training year in Cardiff Dental Hospital. This follows a couple of years working in general practice in Weston-super-mare. Alessandro is bilingual in English and Italian; born in Milan, Italy and then moving to England at 10 years old.

In addition to all aspects of general dentistry, Alessandro’s areas of particular interest include minimally invasive cosmetic restorative treatments and endodontics. He especially enjoys conducting root canal treatments, aesthetic composites and has trained for certification to deliver Invisalign Go procedures.

Alessandro has a friendly, calming and attentive manner with his patients, with the aim to improve their smiles’ appearance and function for everyday life.

Outside of work, he is keen to continuously develop as a dentist and in an abundance of hobbies. Interested in most sports; football, tennis and swimming, to name a few. He additionally enjoys travelling, music, food and socialising with friends.

GDC number 291047

Dental Hygiene Team

Hygienist – Monique Henderson
Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy (Sheffield) GDC no. 272739

Monique is the latest addition to our team.
Monique is committed to delivering high-quality dentistry and patient care. She enjoys working with patients to achieve better oral health and maintaining healthy gums and teeth through preventative care management.

Monique is a member of the British society of dental hygiene and therapy and the Bristish society of periodontology. This allows her to keep up to date with all the newest innovations within dental hygiene and therapy.

Outside of work Monique enjoys travelling, keeping fit and pottery. She also enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends.

Hygienist – Palak Bhargava

Palak is originally from India and qualified there in 2019 with a              Bachelor in Dental surgery. She moved to the UK in 2020 to pursue      MSc in Public health at the University of Bristol. After completing            her degree, she registered as a Dental hygienist and joined the              register to pursue her passion for dentistry.

Palak loves her job as a dental hygienist in which she helps patients focus on the preventative aspect of dentistry by tailoring oral hygiene regimens aimed at improving and maintaining good oral health

Outside of work Palak loves spending time with her friends and family, cooking Indian food, travelling and reading.

Our Reception & Nursing Team

  Helen Williams GDC no. 223168 Р Practice manager

Helen joined us in February 2023 and has taken on the role of practice manager. 

Helen is a qualified dental nurse and has over 20 years experience since gaining her dental nurse diploma at Bristol dental hospital.

Most of her nursing career has been spent being a lead nurse in specialists practices that offer Orthodontics and facial aesthetics. She has also gained her qualification in Radiography.

The last few years she has taken on roles overseeing compliance for Dental practices.

Dental Practice Bristol StaffPat Clarke
Head Receptionist

With Promenade Dental since it opened, Pat has been a key support as the practice has developed. Pat manages the reception area and takes pride in dealing with all the demands of this role in a calm and professional manner.

 

Marie Lip РLead Nurse  РGDC No. 116603

Hannah Donovan РGDC No. 252956

Hareiz Salih ‚Äď GDC Number 298471

Jessica Kemp – Dental Nurse Trainee

Nikkita Francis-Johnson – Dental Nurse Trainee

All our dentists adhere to the General Dental Council standards for dental professionals www.gdc-uk.org

General Dental Council 37 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8DQ

Promenade Dental is the trading name for Dr IR Bormann