The Team


patrick kennedy bds principal dentist gdc 67373

Patrick, the principal at Backwell Dental Care, is a highly trained cosmetic and general dentist with many years’ experience. His extensive knowledge and advanced training allow him to practice the most delicate and effective cosmetic procedures available today. Patrick’s main interests lie in making real and lasting improvements to his patients’ smiles. He is trained in Straumann and Osteo ti implant systems and has been awarded a Diploma in Implant Dentistry by the University of Bristol. He provides Invisalign Orthodontics, Facial Aesthetics, Porcelain Veneers and the latest Tooth Whitening systems. Patrick trained at Guy’s and won the Newland Pedley prize for excellence in operative dentistry, general dentistry and prosthetics. Any spare time is spent with his family, running, kitesurfing, mountain biking and playing tennis.


paul bucknell bds dentist gdc 73095

paul bucknell bds dentist gdc 73095

Paul has worked at Backwell Dental Care since 1998. Before becoming a dentist Paul was a dental technician making precision crowns and bridges. He received the LS Farrar scholarship for 2 years whilst at dental school.
Paul was the postgraduate IT tutor for the South West at the Bristol Dental Hospital for many years but now channels his IT efforts working with universities and other institutions helping maintain the quality of undergraduate and postgraduate examinations in medicine, dentistry and pharmacology worldwide.  He has also worked with the Eastman Dental Institute and the Royal College of Surgeons of England developing postgraduate educational material for dentists. Paul specialises in cosmetic dentistry and all-round family care. Paul likes to spend his spare time in front of his computer and being with his family.


christopher charles bsc (hons) bds mjdf rcs (eng) dentist gdc 209500

christopher charles bsc (hons) bds mjdf rcs (eng) dentist gdc 209500

Chris focuses on providing high quality dental care tailored to the individual needs of each patient.  He will take the time to fully explain all the options to ensure the best outcome for you. Patients comment that he makes them feel at ease and he has a great rapport with children.

His particular interest is in cosmetic dentistry; he is highly skilled in the latest techniques for seamlessly blended tooth coloured fillings, aesthetic build-up work, crowns, veneers, bridgework and Straumann dental implants.

Chris has completed additional training in short term adult orthodontic braces.  He offers several different types including ‘Six Month Smiles’, ‘Invisalign’ and ‘Secret Smiles’.  All can produce incredible results in a short period of time and Chris would be happy to discuss which may work best for you. Tooth whitening can be added to perfect your smile.

Chris joined the team at Backwell Dental care in 2012 having previously worked in two busy dental practices in Bristol. He completed his Batchelor of Dental Surgery at Bristol University winning the Claudius Ash Prize in Dental Techniques and the Ivoclar Vivadent Prize for Technical Excellence.  He has also achieved membership of the Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.


hannah stein, hygienist gdc 162265

hannah stein, hygienist gdc 162265

Hannah qualified from Cardiff School of Dentistry having gained a distinction in clinical examination. She is passionate about her work and prides herself on her capability to reassure and alleviate patient’s fears.  Hannah has an enthusiastic approach to educating patients about oral health. In her spare time Hannah enjoys keeping fit at the gym.


katy broadway, hygienist gdc 223898

katy broadway , hygienist gdc 223898

Katy joined the team in August 2016, she studied dental hygiene at Bristol Dental Hospital, where she was commended on her work with anxious patients and elected course representative. In her free time, Katy enjoys running and is currently training for the Bath half marathon.


helen harrington, hygienist gdc 102884

helen harrington, hygienist gdc 102884

Helen is local to the area and joined Backwell Dental Care in July 2006 after graduating from Newcastle University School of Dental Hygiene. Whilst studying Helen was awarded the General Dental Councils Prize for Professionalism as well as an in house merit from the Dean of the Dental school for her clinical work. Helen gets great rewards from working with her patients to improve their knowledge and understanding of periodontal disease.

When not at work Helen enjoys spending quality time with her young family, looking after her horse and playing hockey for Nailsea ladies.


madeleine bashforth, oral health educator and senior nurse gdc 138215

madeleine bashforth, gdc 138215

Madeleine is a qualified dental nurse and oral health educator with 20 years of dental experience, if you would like advice on any of the treatments that we offer here at the practice then please email Madeleine directly  [email protected] Madeleine is currently studying for a diploma in Practice Management and is a keen skier.


steven harper, osteopath

steven harper, osteopath

Steven qualified from The British School of Osteopathy in London in 2003. He has spent the last 5 years in Suffolk working in one of the top osteopathic practices in the country. It was here he developed his superior osteopathic skills and highly advanced pain management techniques. He has gained a vast wealth of experience in treating all aspects of musculoskeletal injuries and dysfunctions in patients ranging from professional sports people to office workers.

As a local boy, Steven attended Backwell School and now wants to bring his highly developed and advanced osteopathic skills to the community in which he grew up. Steven enjoys spending time with his family and friends as well as enjoying archery and playing golf in his spare time (although some rounds of golf are more enjoyable than others!!).