Meet the Dentists

Dr Reza Ardalan
Dr Reza Ardalan
GDC number – 77838

Reza is one of Lodge Causeway’s three partners. He oversees the running of the business but the majority of his time is still spent at the dentist’s chair, working with NHS and private patients and administering specialist services and treatments including dental implants, Botox and Restylane. He says working with his patients remains the most rewarding part of his job.

“I treat people who sometimes haven’t visited a dentists for years – and we make it easier for them to step through the door. And I treat people who have spent years altering the way they smile (or trying not to smile at all) to hide problems we can easily resolve. It’s a great thing to see our patients able to smile again. It puts a smile on our faces too.”

As a senior partner, Reza is clear about the sort of customer experience he and his team are working to create. “We want to be a dental surgery in Bristol that doesn’t feel like a traditional dentist of old. People choose us because they feel in safe hands. They choose us for our skill and the expert treatments we provide, but also because we’re approachable and friendly. We’re just trying to make going to the dentist in Bristol a happier, more relaxed experience.”

In his spare time Reza loves being with his family, and enjoys football.

Dr Asaad Emami
Dr Asaad Emami
GDC number – 77705

“Big, beautiful smiles – that’s what I like best about my job,” says Asaad, who has been a dentist with Lodge Causeway Dental Centre since 2004. “Dental pain is horrible. If you’ve had it you’ll know how desperate you are to get rid of it. So being the person who’s able to take that pain away is a pretty good feeling.”

Asaad carries out a complete range of dentistry work for his Bristol patients, and particularly enjoys cosmetic work. He knows why his (and every other Lodge Causeway dentist’s) appointment book is so busy.

“I’m proud to say it’s word of mouth,” he says. You don’t change your dentist very often. When you do you want to make the right choice. And when you ask local people which Bristol dentists they recommend, Lodge Causeway tends to crop up rather a lot!”

Dr Marta Lahoz Herranz
Mrs Marta Lahoz Herranz
GDC number – 100573

“I think it’s very easy to think of oral hygiene as nothing more than brushing your teeth twice a day and paying regular visits to your Bristol dentist,” says Marta. “But actually, good oral hygiene is about more than that. It’s about diet and lifestyle too because what you eat and drink can have a huge effect not just on the whiteness of your smile but on the health of your whole mouth. I like to think of what I do as helping people get ‘dentally fit’.”

Marta has worked as a general dentist for 10 years, the last 6 of them at Lodge Causeway Dental Centre in Bristol. She qualified in Barcelona, began her dental career in Spain and then moved to the UK.

Marta finds Lodge Causeway’s approach to dental care in Bristol is the perfect match for her philosophy. “When you’re working to establish a great fitness routine – whether it’s for the body or the mouth – you don’t want to have to wait when you need help. I like the fact that the size of the practice and the way everyone here works together means we are able to see emergency cases fast, and give our regular patients excellent care.”

Mr Hamed Kafaie Khalajinejad
Mr Hamed Kafaie Khalajinejad
GDC number – 83369
Mrs Yawa Agbodjah Ofori
GDC NUMBER – 83047
Mr Kareem Mohammad
GDC NUMBER – 228641

Meet the Hygienist

Miss Mihaela Gherghescu
GDC number: 273410




Meet the Management

Emma Steele - Dental Practice Manager
Mrs. Emma Steele
manager - GDC number: 150901

Emma joined Lodge Causeway Dental Centre in 2005. Qualifying as a dental nurse in 2007, she has since continued to expand her knowledge, completing an advanced course in Straumann Dental Implants, and being awarded a diploma in primary health care management in 2012.

In 2008 Emma became our practice manager. It’s a role she loves.

“I manage the whole team at Lodge Causeway Dental Centre,” she says. “I handle the paperwork and reports, arrange servicing, keep our policies up to date and ensure everyone here stays up to date with their continued professional development.

“I think it’s the variety that makes every day fly by. Not knowing what each day’s challenges will be – but knowing there’ll be plenty of them – keeps you on your toes. I like problem solving. And I love being able to look back on a day and know that we’ve made a difference to our patients, and that we’ve improved the practice in some way.”

Emma knows her patients could choose to visit lots of dentists in Bristol. So why do they choose Lodge Causeway? “I think it’s because we’re friendly, efficient and thorough. What’s more, we can usually find an appointment time to suit you without a lengthy wait. I think that makes a difference, because appointment availability has traditionally been an issue amongst Bristol dental practices. We’re working hard to change that.

When she’s not at the practice, you’ll find Emma on horseback or with her family. 

Katherine Barnes - Assistant Manager
Miss Katherine Barnes
assistant manager - GDC number: 139506

“I enjoy being involved in good patient care,” says Katherine, when asked why she’s been with Lodge Causeway Dental Centre for over 10 years.

“I started as a trainee dental nurse in 2003, took the national examination in 2005 to qualify as a registered dental nurse, and then in 2011 I became assistant manager.

“I’ve always enjoyed being part of the team here – during my time I’ve worked with lots of the dentists, and I love the friendly atmosphere we’ve built up. I think that to anyone choosing us as their Bristol dental practice they’ll notice the friendliness and the desire to help straightaway, but that welcome and approachability is backed up by lots of dental skill, experience and a commitment to the best standards of practice and hygiene.”

Katherine continues to develop her skills and is one of Lodge Causeway’s trained first aiders. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends.


Meet the Staff

Monika Muszynska - Dental Nurse
Mrs Monika Muszynska
head dental nurse - GDC number: 253848

“I’ve had the pleasure of working at Lodge Causeway Dental Centre since January 2009,” says Monika, who loves working in a job where she gets to help and support people every day.

Monika completed her dental nurse training whilst working at Lodge Causeway. Now fully qualified, she believes she has found the right Bristol dentist to help her achieve her ambitions. “I think you need to work with a smile on your face – there’s a very good atmosphere here that makes it easy to do that. I think that’s just one of the reasons Bristol dental patients choose Lodge Causeway. Since 2013 she has been enjoying her role as Head Dental Nurse at the practice.

“When you are choosing a new dentist you have to feel that you can trust them. Our patients come to us following recommendations from friends and family who trust us. And once they’ve had their first appointment with us, they don’t want to go anywhere else.”

Monika’s a working mum and spends her free time with her family.

Natasha Randall - Dental Nurse
Miss Natasha Randall
dental nurse - GDC number: 245665

As a dental nurse Natasha (Tasha) is responsible for setting up the surgery ready for your visit. She makes sure the dentist has everything he/she needs for your appointment, and keeps you comfortable throughout treatment, which is just one of the things she loves about her job.

“I think the fact we all have such a great working relationship shows. It helps puts patients at ease and that always makes treatment run more smoothly. That’s especially important with patients who maybe haven’t visited a dentist in Bristol for a long time. We’re pretty good at helping them forget why they were ever worried!”

Tasha has worked at Lodge Causeway Dental Centre since 2009. She’s a qualified dental nurse, although you’ll also see her on the front desk greeting visitors and taking patient appointments.

Cherilyn Butler - Dental Nurse
Miss Cherilyn Butler
dental nurse - GDC number: 246792

“I think the best thing about my job is seeing the boost people get to their confidence,” says Cherilyn (Cher), who started with Lodge Causeway as a receptionist and now assists Reza as a qualified dental nurse. “When you’re embarrassed about your teeth it’s something that can change the way you act. It’s the sort of thing that makes you smile differently – or not at all. So working in a Bristol dental practice where we give people their smiles back is a really big deal. I love seeing the difference we make.”

“I think the other thing that makes Lodge Causeway stand out amongst Bristol dental practices is that our patients really feel as though we’re taking a personal interest in them. We set our standards really high, and I think our patients know and appreciate that.”

Cher plans to further develop her knowledge of dental implants next – and in between work and study you’ll find her in the kitchen where she loves baking occasion cakes. Next on her ‘to do’ list is renting an allotment as she’s eager to start growing her own produce.

Natalie Oxenham - Dental Nurse
Mrs Natalie Oxenham
dental nurse - GDC number: 246766

Nat qualified as a dental nurse with Lodge Causeway Dental Centre after joining us in 2010. Now fully qualified, she’s maintaining her training momentum by taking the British Dental Association course for dental radiography.

Day to day, Nat works with her dentist to prepare the surgery for treatment and keep instruments sterilized. “I love seeing patients before and after their treatments,” she says. “Sometimes they’ll arrive a little apprehensive, or with a problem they’re not sure we’ll be able to fix, and they leave with a big smile. That’s a great feeling.”

For Nat, what distinguishes Lodge Causeway from other dentists in Bristol is the friendliness. “Of course our patients expect (and get) the highest standards of dentistry and cleanliness, but the real difference is we deliver it in a way that really puts people at ease.”

When she’s not working (or studying) Nat enjoys cycling, eating out and travelling.

Carrie Jones - Trainee Dental Nurse
Miss Carrie Jones
dental nurse - GDC NUMBER:267385

Carrie has been with Lodge Causeway Dental Centre since 2008 (with a break to travel Australia for a year). She started as a member of the reception team and is now one of our head receptionists.

“I greet patients and make appointments – and if you get a reminder telling you your appointment is due there’s a good chance it will be from me. I liaise with the lab to ensure that work passes efficiently between us. But I guess the most important aspect of my job is making sure our patients are happy about the levels of service they receive from us.

“I enjoy learning something new and gaining experience. And I particularly enjoy spending time with the people I work with because we’re a hardworking but friendly bunch. I think that willingness to help each other out and work as a team makes Lodge Causeway Dental Centre a great place to work – and a great place to be a patient.

“The fact that we’re a large dental practice in Bristol makes it easier to accept new patients. It also means you don’t have to wait forever to get an appointment and we can see you quickly when emergencies arise.”

In her spare time Carrie enjoys socialising with family, friends and meeting new people. 

Miss Dominika Misztal
Dental nurse - GDC number: 272577
Miss Chloe Richards
Miss Emma Driscoll
Miss Emma Driscoll
trainee dental nurse
Miss Sana Chaudhry
Miss Lianne Pidoux
Miss Lucy Stone

Mrs Anna Jones 
Head Receptionist
Miss Kelly Cepek
Miss Kelly Cepek
Miss Megan King
For more information General Dental Council