About Us

We aim to make your visit to the dentist as pleasurable as it can be by providing you with excellent facilities that will make you feel comfortable and at home. A lot of thought has gone into this and if we have missed anything that would enhance your experience please let us know. 

The Bellissima Clinic is a grade 2 listed building in the heart of a country village, with a stylish, modern and intimate feel. Our facilities, just like our equipment are state of the art, that’s why we have invested in the most recent of intra oral and digital camera dental technologies, which will reveal gingival inflammation and early decay, keeping radiation to a minimal by using 30% less radiation than most other dental practitioners. 

Parking is simple and all the facilities are on the ground level making access easy, we aim to make your experience a happy one, therefore we create a warm and welcoming environment with no dental sounds or smells, and burn subtle essential oils to create a relaxing atmosphere.

Complimentary refreshments are also available, including tea, coffee and water.

We also have a beauty room at the clinic that offers facial treatments, waxing, manicures and pedicures, holistic massage, body treatments and calgel and shellac nail treatments.

 

Meet Our Team

Dr C Vernon Elliott

Liverpool University GDC 63636

Vernon qualified from Liverpool University in 1988, achieving the Macleans prize in Orthodontics and distinction in finals part 1. On graduation he worked as a House Officer at Liverpool hospital and after 6 months he entered into general practice, buying a surgery in the midlands in ’91, growing it from a small single practice into a large, multi practice with over 25,000 happy and loyal patients.

He is a member of the British Dental Association and British Dental Health Association, in the early 90’s, he developed a particular interest in the ever exciting and changing field of facial aesthetics and anti ageing treatments. Harley Street trained, a fellow of the Royal College of Medicine and a Gold member of the International Facial Aesthetics (IAAFFA), Dr CV Elliott is a certified trainer/advisor to fellow clinicians and a keynote speaker in the field of facial aesthetics. He is also an examiner for the NEBDN diploma and post graduate sedation qualifications.

Vernon believes in a healthy body and healthy mind, hence most of his leisure activities evolve around sport, regularly playing tennis and squash, a member of the local golf club, Ladrook and a martial artist enthusiast, holding a 3rd Dan black belt in Korean Karate. He also enjoys hill walking and of course attending many conferences and courses updating his knowledge and expertise in dentistry and facial aesthetics, ensuring all our patients get the service and quality they deserve!

At Bellissima Clinic we pride ourselves upon delivering a highly professional, individual and distinctive service to all our clients, based on the most up to date treatments available. We listen to our clients and provide a bespoke service specific to that individual. No treatment plan is the same, as no individual is the same!

 
Paula

Paula Thomas

Dental Nurse GDC 261677

Paula has been practicing as a qualified dental nurse for over 11 years. During this time she has gained experience in assisting in various dental procedures including, Orthodontics, implants, dental aesthetics, endodontics, Surgical procedures and much more.

Relocating to the U.K from Australia with her young family a few years ago, she is still a true Aussie at heart and is very passionate about dentistry. 

Paula enjoys the simple things in life. Her husband and two little girls are an endless source of joy. She also attends church regularly and her recreational activities include singing and playing netball.

 

Emma Mellings

Dental Nurse GDC 135020

Originally from Bristol Emma qualified as a dental nurse in 1996 and over the years has enjoyed many different aspects of dental nursing from training nurses, to managing a 5 surgery busy NHS practice. Emma enjoy's learning and has gained further qualifications in radiography, practice management and extended dental nurse duties

Emma is passionate about the role she plays and enjoys helping others, and has been working with Dr Elliott since 1997.

 

Katie Miles

Hygienist GDC 4635

Katie qualified from the Birmingham Dental Hospital in 1994. She works as a Hygienist at Bellissima helping provide all aspects of preventive care and gum therapy along with fissure sealants for children and dietary advice.

 

Danni Biddle

Dental Therapist GDC 191452

Danni qualified from Liverpool University as a Dental Hygienist/Therapist in 2014 and joined Bellissima Clinic in February 2015. Danni’s passion for dentistry started from an early age and her career began as a dental nurse in 2008 gaining further qualifications in oral health education and radiography before joining Liverpool university.

Danielle says ‘one of the best parts of my job is helping patients improve their oral health and seeing the difference it can make! Carrying out restorations for both adults and children is also an aspect of my job role I enjoy thoroughly but helping to prevent these is my main objective’. 

 

Catherine Hayward

Lead Beauty Therapist/ Aesthetic Nurse (no GDC)

Cath has been at Bellissima since the beginning of the Dental practise opening.

She is our resident jack of all trades moving between the dentistry side of the practice ensuring our patient’s journey runs as smoothly as possible and the beauty therapy side of the business , helping to blend the two together between cosmetic dentistry and holistic health.

Cath does reception duties, all the advanced beauty treatments the Spa side of the business offers and assists Dr Elliott in his Facial Aesthetic clinic sessions

Cath specialises in skin care and advanced electrolysis for vein removal, she has been a therapist for 26 years and has worked in salons and spas all over the country from Glasgow to London where she had her own salon. Before joining us she managed a spa locally that was affiliated with the local college. She ran the spa on a commercial basis and also taught and assessed the students in all aspects of treatment and performance.

In her spare time she likes to go on long dog walks, she enjoys circuit training and is an avid reader.

 

Vanessa Hewitt

Beauty Therapist (no GDC)

Vanessa has been at Bellissima since 2014 having working in the beauty industry for over 5 years, gaining an NVQ and VTCT at Warwickshire collage. 

Outside of work she enjoys keeping fit which includes walking her two dogs, going to the gym to keep fit, spending time with family and friends and also pampering friends and family with beauty treatments. She also enjoy spa days which not only gives her time to relax but also gives her further insight into the beauty industry which she can then use to ensure her clients receive the best experience possible when visiting Bellissima.

Vanessa says 'I believe that the Bellissima approach makes a real difference to people, bringing both inner and outer beauty'.

 

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