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 is an expert in providing high quality dental care, individually tailored to the needs of each patient. 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, tooth whitening, same-day ‘Cerec’ crowns, veneers, bridgework and complex full mouth restorations. Chris is also accomplished in cosmetic tooth implants, whether to replace a single tooth or as part of a full smile makeover. He has also achieved fantastic results for patients with Invisalign clear aligners to straighten teeth over a relatively short timeframe.

Chris joined the team at Backwell Dental care in 2012 having previously worked at dental practices in Bristol. He graduated in dentistry from Bristol University, winning the Claudius Ash Prize in Dental Techniques and the Ivoclar Vivadent Prize for Technical Excellence. Chris has also achieved membership of the Royal College of Surgeons, and has completed the renowned Advanced Dental Seminars course in cosmetic dentistry and advanced restorative dentistry.

Chris always takes the time to fully explain various options and works with you to ensure the best outcome. Patients comment that they feel they are in safe hands, that he is very thorough, makes them feel at ease and he has a great rapport with children.

eurico germano

eurico germano master in dentistry ISCS-N Gandra, Portugal gdc 249644

Eurico finished his Master´s Degree in 2012.

Since then he has been committed to the continuing development of personal and professional skills, focusing in providing the best dental treatments, taking the time to put nervous patients at ease.

Eurico is post graduated in Oral implantology by ISCS-N and a member of ITI, International Team for Implantology. He is also very interested in the area of Endodontics.

Passionate about languages Eurico spends his spare time trying to learn new ones and doing crossfit. Currently fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English.

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.

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.

winni matthew, hygienist gdc 284524

Winni qualified as a Dental Therapist and Hygienist at Cardiff School of Dentistry. She is trained to manage and treat periodontal disease with a strong ethos for preventative dentistry.

A friendly clinician with a motivation to build a rapport with patients to provide a comfortable experience.

Outside of Backwell, Winni’s completing the WDTFT scheme to gain the experience essential to continually deliver the highest level of care for patients.

In her free time she enjoys art and exploring new places.


vanessa beccerra sanchez, hygienist gdc 282882

Vanessa qualified as a Dental Hygienist and Dental nurse in 2000. Treating patients has been her passion since then.
She has managed both roles during her career being proud to be loved by her patients.
Vanessa enjoys spending time with her family and motorcycle road trips.

anna sanders

anna sanders, practice manager gdc 139095

Anna started her career as a dental nurse in 1993 and gained her NEBDN National Certificate in 1995. During her working career Anna has worked within both the NHS and private sectors, gaining qualifications and experience working within implantology, oral surgery, assisting with sedation for the very nervous patients as well as cosmetic dentistry.

In recent years Anna has moved over into managing dental practices and draws on her 28 years of knowledge and experience in dentistry to guide her and her team.

In her spare time, Anna enjoys spending time with her family and gardening

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!!).