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​Orthodontics

Mr Thomas Hugh Bellis

Qualifications:
BDS, University of Wales Cardiff, 1980
FDS RCPS, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow, 1985
DD Orth, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow, 1988
Dip Orth, Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, 1988
M Orth, Royal College of Surgeons England, 1988
M Sc D, University of Wales Cardiff, 1988
Certificate of Accreditation, 1992

Background:
I trained at the University of Wales Dental School Cardiff, then had a variety of Hospital posts in Manchester, Mid Glamorgan, Sheffield and Bath before returning to Cardiff for my specialist training in Orthodontics. After a Senior Registrar’s post in Edinburgh I took up my Consultants post at Dorset County Hospital in November 1992.
I have been head of department for over 14 years, and have helped developed our department in Dorchester over this time. We have strong teaching links with Bristol with whom our SPR training post is linked.
I have been Dental tutor for West Dorset for 10 years finishing in 2007
I have been Clinical Director for Dental Services and I am currently Lead Clinician.

Special interests:
Consultant Orthodontists do not specialise. All consultants within the department treat children with complex orthodontic problems including impacted teeth, missing teeth and severe malalignment. We also treat adults with jaw size discrepancies, who require surgery to improve their bite.
I am the Cleft service coordinator for West Dorset and provide orthodontic services for all patients with cleft deformities in our area.

Clinics:
All clinics are held in the Orthodontic Department at Dorset County Hospital (Clinic times 9am – 1pm, 2pm – 5pm)
New patient assessments – Thursday am
Treatment clinics: Monday am & pm, Tuesday am, Wednesday am & pm, Thursday am & pm

Contact:
01305 255174 (reception)
01305 255175 (secretary)

Key members of team:
Our team also includes a Hygienist and an Oral Health Educator who can give advice and help with maintaining good dental health throughout orthodontic treatment

 

Mrs Pamela Ellis

Qualifications:
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (Hons) - Edinburgh University 1994
Fellowship in Dental Surgery - Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 1997
Membership in Orthodontics - Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2000
Master of Science - Manchester University 2000
Fellowship in Dental Surgery (Orthodontics) - Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2002

Background:
I trained as a specialist in Orthodontics at both Manchester and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. I have worked as a Consultant Orthodontist at Dorset County Hospital since 2003.
I am actively involved in teaching at a local, regional and national level.  I am also involved in research and I have recently completed a project looking at pain relief in orthodontics.

Special interests:
Consultant Orthodontists do not specialise. All consultants within the department treat children with complex orthodontic problems including impacted teeth, missing teeth and severe malalignment. We also treat adults with jaw size discrepancies, who require surgery to improve their bite.

Clinics:
All clinics are held in the Orthodontic Department at Dorset County Hospital.
New patient assessments - Monday am
Treatment clinics – Monday pm, Tuesday am and pm, Thursday am, Friday am and pm
Clinic times – 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm

Contact:
01305 255174 (receptionist)
01305 255120 (secretary)

 

Dr Rebecca Bradley

Qualifications
BSc, 1997, Queens University Belfast
BDS (Hons) QUB 1999
MFDSRCPS, 2001 Glasgow
MOrth, RCS Edin 2006
DDS, Bristol 2006
FDSORth RCS Edin, 2008

Background:
I qualified in dentistry in 1999 and following a year in General Practice entered the hospital service, working as SHOs in Truro, Bristol and Cardiff Dental Hospitals. I carried out specialist training and higher training in orthodontics at DCH and Bristol Dental Hospital and was appointed consultant at DCH in 2008.

Special Interests:
Treating nervous patients

Clinics:
Wednesdays am and pm

Contact:
01305 255174 / 5