• Nigel Reynolds

    Implant Dentist GDC - 62551

    Qualifications include - BDS (UWCM Cardiff) Dip.Rest.Dent.Practice (UCL London) Dip. Implant.Dent (Advanced) RCS (London) Faculty FGDP RCS (London) Implant.Dent. Master Implant Clinician (UCLA Los Angeles)

    Nigel has been in private practice for thirty years and has been involved in the dental implant field for over twenty years. In 2002 he founded the Southwest Implant Centre. Since his time he has built a reputation within dental profession as one of the most respected implant dentist's in the region.

    Nigel is a faculty member of the world renowned Royal College of Surgeons (UK) and as such is an assessor and tutor for the postgraduate Diploma in Dental Implantology, the UK’s pre-eminent post graduate implant training programme, teaching postgraduate dental surgeons.

    In 2011 Nigel was awarded top honours by the Global Institute for Dental Education and the University of Los Angeles Dental School, for obtaining first prize in the Global Implant Master Clinicians Programme. Dr Nigel Reynolds attained first prize from over a hundred participants from the USA, South Americas, Europe, Japan, and the Middle East. Nigel has attained postgraduate qualifications in implant dentistry from the World’s pre-eminent centres in this field;

    • Diploma in Implant Dentistry (Advanced) Royal College of Surgeons (UK)

    • Diploma in Restorative Dental Practice (Eastman Dental Institute International Centre for Excellence in Dentistry)

    • Global 1st prize attained on completion of the Master Implant Clinician Programme University of Los Angeles Dental School gIDE™(USA)

    • Advanced Certificate in Implant Dentistry Practice (Eastman Dental Institute International Centre for Excellence in Dentistry)

    • Certificate in Surgical and Prosthodontic Implant Dentistry Practice (Eastman Dental Institute International Centre for Excellence in Dentistry)

    Nigel has attended the World's leading implant clinics to gain experience and knowledge. He is proud to offer his patients the very best in dental implant treatments in a safe and predictable manner. Nigel currently accepts referrals from the dental profession to carry implant placements, sinus grafts, block grafts and all advanced forms of dental implant treatment. He is a provider of the 'All on 4' concept (full mouth implant replace teeth) same day teeth for Oasis Healthcare.

    Additionally Nigel as an extensive experience of full mouth dental rehabilitations bringing together all disciplines of dentistry. Nigel routinely treats complex treatment cases involving advanced gum disease, significant tooth decay and/or wear that are otherwise challenging. Nigel can also offer gingival (gum) plastic surgery for patients with 'gummy' smiles or receding gums. Other surgical treatments such as wisdom tooth removal, frenectomies (lip tie removal) and periodontal surgery.

    For the complete dental and facial make over Nigel is also qualified to provide facial rejuvenation by the use of Botox™ and Restylane™ facial fillers.

  • Dr Chris Andrew

    Associate Dental Surgeon GDC - 75842

    BDS 1999. Dental degree. Postgraduate diplomas in Sedation and anxiety control, periodontal treatment and crown and bridgework in 2006. Completed a MSc in dental implantology in 2014.

    I have been working at this practice for nearly 16 years providing NHS and private dentistry to a variety of patients of all ages.

    I have a varied interest in all types of general dentistry and a special interest in providing more extensive treatments that involve dental implants.

    I strongly believe that all dental treatment should be provided in a pain free, calm and professional manner. I also ensure that any treatment provided is thoroughly discussed and that a clear and concise treatment plan is generated for every patient.

    When I am not supplying dentistry to the good folk of Bristol and beyond I enjoy most sporting activities in particular tennis and the odd round of golf.

    I am a busy dad and enjoy all the challenges that arise from family life.

  • Vagisha De Zoysa

    Dentist GDC - 79750 - BDS 2001 (London)

    I have worked at this well established, family friendly practice for the last 10 years.

    I greatly enjoy my time here and enjoy all aspects of dentistry with a particular emphasis on good oral Hygiene practices.

  • Samuel J Nong

    Associate Dentist GDC - 78895 -- B Dent Ther. 1994 BDS 1999

    I qualified as a Dental Therapist in 1994. I continued studying for Dentistry and qualified as a Dentist in 1999(Medunsa)

    I have been working at Downend Oasis Dental for nearly 13 years. Since joining the practice I have been working with a great team of dentisits providing good quality dental treatments for both our NHS and private patients.

    While working at this practice I developed interests in Endodontics, Cosmetic Orthodontics, Conscious Sedation and I have attended several additional courses to improve my skills.

    Areas of Interests:
    - Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry with particular interest to
    Adhesive restorations (Composite/White fillings)
    - Non invasive or minimally invasive procedures(Treatments that
    does not destroy/damage a lot of tooth structure) including
    teeth whitening.
    - Endodontics(Root Canal Treatments)
    - Cfast Orthodontics (Cosmetic braces for front teeth only)

    I accept referrals for Root canal Treatments and all aspects of Composite Restorations( Cosmetics)

    Memberships: British Endodontic Society, Dental Trauma UK, British Dental Bleaching Society, SAAD, British Dental Association.

  • Monica Galpin

    Dentist GDC Reg No. 112779 | BDS Brist 2007

  • Shaloo Suthar

    Dentist GDC Reg No. 162575 | Statutory Exam 2010, DDM 2002

  • Penny Hougham-Slade

    Dentist GDc Reg No. 265585 | BDS Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) 2016

  • Robert Thomson

    Dentist GDC Reg No. 259176 | BDS Cardiff 2015

  • Shusma Pandey

    Dentist GDC Reg No. 179835 | BDC Rajiv Gandhi 2003

Dental Nurses

  • Rui Figueiredo

    Dental Implant Nurse GDC - 249932 -- IT for Health (2010) NEBDN Nat Cert 2014 Impression Cert 2015 Impl & Sedation Trained

    Having been a qualified dental nurse for over 2 years, I have worked in this practice since May 2015.

    I enjoy assisting with private and NHS treatments especially dental implants.

    I enjoy my job in Oasis Downend.

    Currently, I work with Dr. Julia Horsman on full-time basis and assist Dr. Chris Andrews, Dr. Stefan Testan and Dr. Nigel Reynolds with implant placement.

    I’m a very calm person and enjoy working with patients. My hobbies include a love of sports cars, football and most sports which give an adrenaline rush.

  • Laura Hawkins

    Dental Nurse GDC - 188334 -- NEBDN Nat cert 2008 Implant Trained

    I am a qualified nurse for 7 years and I have been working here for 3 years. I am currently working with Dr Vagisha De Zoyza on a part time basis and really enjoy my work and being part of a team.

    In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my daughter, cooking and keeping fit.

  • Charlotte Reynolds

    Patient Care Co-Ordinator GDC - 218827

    Qualifications include - NEBDN certificate 2010 RCS Implant nurse certificate Nobel Implant Nurse certificate Decontamination lead certificate Answering of phones and difficult patients certificate

    Charlotte started at the practice when she was 18 and enjoys being part of the team. She spends a lot of time helping patients and assisting in Dr Reynolds Implant Surgery.

    She is a happy and easy going person who likes to spend time with her work colleagues outside of work.

    As a full time mum she spends most of her time with her daughter enjoying outdoor activities.

  • Sarah Price

    Lead Dental Nurse GDC - 131710

    Qualifications include - NEBDN Certificate in Dental nursing 2007 NEBDN Certificate in Dental Sedation Nursing 2008 Implant Trained Decontamination Lead Certificate

    I have worked at the Downed Dental practice for 5 years and prior to that worked at a private referral implant clinic.

    I really enjoy being Lead nurse, helping with training with all Nurses and ensuring smooth running of the practice on daily basis.

    I am a Happy, friendly and easy going Person. In my spare time I love to travel the world and spend time with my family .

  • Paris Lee Meek

    Qualified Dental Nurse GDC - 260209 -- NEBDN Certificate in Dental Nursing June 2015

    I have been nursing for 5 years now, I have done both float nursing and in practice nursing with Oasis, which I have enjoyed very much. I have an interest in Dental Implants and Oral Surgery. I am a happy, friendly, easy going person and will always be happy to help with anything. I love interacting with patients and making them feel comfortable in the surgery.

    In my spare time I enjoy walking the dog with my boyfriend, cycling and spending time with my family.

  • Melissa Pillinger

    Trainee Dental Nurse

    I am one of two trainee nurses at the practice. I joined in august 2016. I work part time basis with Dr Horsman and Dr Andrew providing both NHS and private service, I am particularly interested in cosmetic treatments such as orthodontics. I enjoy supporting and working with other dentists and getting to learn and experience new treatment. In my spare time I enjoy travelling, dancing and shopping. Most of my time is spend working for my dental course.

  • Ellie

    Trainee Dental Nurse

  • Alina Stefan

    Dental Nurse GDC Reg No. 280165 | National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2018

Practice staff

  • Kirsty White

    Practice Manager GDC Reg No. 157308 | CMgr MCM, RDN NVQ L3 Oral Health Care: Dental Nursing& Indp Asses City & Guilds 2008

    Kirsty joined the Downend team in 2019 after nearly 11 years at Bupa Dental Care Penarth. Whilst at her time in Penarth she was awarded the British Dental Association Practice Manager of the Year 2016, Best Team Member in Wales and overall for the UK 2017 and Highly Commended Team Member in Wales 2018 at the Dentistry Awards.

    Kirsty manages the practice on a day to day basis, giving patients a warm welcome. After completing her ILM Management qualification in early 2016 she went on to achieve her CMI Chartered Management Degree in November 2016. She has also maintained her dental nursing registration and is a qualified dental implant nurse. Keen to continue her professional development, Kirsty has taken courses in IOSH Managing Safely and decontamination lead and is also a qualified laser therapist.

    Kirsty has also completed various challenges for charity including the London to Cardiff 24 hour relay race, the Welsh Marathon, National Three Peaks, Welsh Three Peaks, Tough Mudder, Survival of the Fittest and the Cardiff Half Marathon. In November 2019, she will be trekking to Everest Base Camp raising money for Kidney Cancer UK.


Bupa Dental Care Downend

Call us: 0117 302 6436