Our Team

Dr Paula Richardson (Dentist)

Dr Paula Richardson

Dentist | BDS 1986 | GDC no: 65202

Dr Paula Richardson qualified with a Bachelor of Dental Science at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa in 1986. After four years in private practice, she moved London, relocating to Somerset in 2000. There she owned the Ilchester Dental Practice for many years, leaving in 2018.

She took a belated gap year (extended by Covid), during which she walked the Camino de Santiago and attended a Spanish school in Bilbao for three months.

Paula has completed many post-graduate courses and mini-residencies in all aspects of dentistry with some of the world’s leading dental professionals, both in the UK and abroad.

She has a special interests in early interceptive orthopaedics for children, smile enhancement procedures including tooth whitening and veneers, straightening teeth using aligners, and comprehensive general dental care with the aim of keeping lifetime dentistry to a minimum.

In her spare time Paula enjoys walking, golf, glamping and exploring the world.


Dr Peter Ruzzene

Dentist | BDS 1979 | GDC no: 70040

Dr. Peter Ruzzene qualified from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, in 1979, with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. He commenced practicing in his private practice in Johannesburg shortly thereafter.

Peter’s philosophy is to offer complete dentistry starting at the jaws and muscles, often the cause of many dental problems. Once addressed, dental treatment has a far better chance of lasting results.

Peter also focuses on functional jaw orthopaedics, intercepting jaw size problems early in childhood. He offers a complete range of aesthetic and implant dentistry, ranging from simple occlusal adjustments and bonding of some teeth to full smile makeovers.

Peter’s priority is to stay up to date technically and technologically with constant continuing education, ensuring his patients receive the best dental care available.

Peter enjoys rugby, golf, clay pigeon shooting and photography.


Dr Liliana Ruzzene

Dentist | Oral Surgeon | BDS 1985, MDent 1991, FFD 1991 | GDC no: 70039

Liliana graduated with BDS Magna Cum Laude, at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa in 1985, receiving numerous awards including the Gold Medal of the Dental Association of South Africa for the most outstanding graduate.

She went on to specialize in Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery in the University of the Witwatersrand Department of Surgery.

In 1991 she attained a Masters Degree in Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery and her Fellowship in Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery through the College of Medicine of South Africa. She is a registered Specialist Oral Surgeon with the General Dental Council.

Liliana deals with all aspects of oral surgery, implantology, wisdom teeth removals, exposure of impacted teeth, bone augmentation procedures, pathology, and surgical aesthetics. Committed to continuing education, she ensures her patients receive outstanding surgical care.

Liliana is married with a teenage son.

Lisa Bower, Practice Manger

Lisa Bowyer

Practice Manager
Avril Burr, Dental Nurse, GDC 108716

Avril Warr

Treatment Coordinator / Dental Nurse

GDC: 108716

Anthea Cox, Dental Nurse, GDC 121406

Anthea Cox

Dental Nurse

GDC: 121406

Sheila Burr, Dental Nurse GDC 187403

Sheila Burr

Dental Nurse

GDC: 187603

Charlotte Budd Dental Nurse GDC 295629

Charlotte Budd

Dental Nurse

GDC: 295629

Trudie Brown, Receptionist

Trudie Brown


Hannah Crankshaw

Lorraine Barrett, Area Manager, GDC 137153

Lorraine Barrett

Area Manager

GDC: 137153

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Susan Turner


GDC Number 5959

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Marisa Connett


GDC 156585

Natalie Lawrence, Finance Manager

Natalie Lawrence

Finance Manager