Rebecca John

Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry

BDS, MDS(Mangalore), MFDS (Edin), MPaed Dent (Eng), FDSRCS (Eng) (Paediatric Dentistry). GDC No. 85168

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“My intent is to provide children with good oral health and create a positive attitude towards dentistry”. 

Rebecca is currently working as Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry and Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Bristol Dental School and Hospital where she is the academic lead for the undergraduate programme in paediatric dentistry. She also leads a post graduate course on dental trauma, is a clinical supervisor for specialist registrars in training and assessment lead for paediatric dentistry.

After graduating from Mangalore University (India), Rebecca pursued a two-year post graduate programme in Paedodontics in the same university. Thereafter, she moved to the UK and worked as a Senior House Officer at Edinburgh, Liverpool and Sheffield. During this time, Rebecca achieved her Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, before starting her five-year specialist / consultant training at Bristol. Since then, she has been working at the Bristol Dental Hospital as Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry. She has obtained her Membership and Fellowship in Paediatric Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.  

Having had several years of experience of treating children with complex dental needs, Rebecca strives to provide the best quality care in a safe, comforting and friendly environment. This includes care for children who require treatment for tooth decay (fillings, crowns), preventive treatment, congenital or acquired dental anomalies, dental trauma, root canal treatment and minor oral surgical procedures. She successfully uses behaviour management techniques and inhalation sedation for management of anxious children who require dental treatment.

Rebecca lectures nationally and internationally on paediatric dentistry.  Her national leadership roles  include that of, Specialty Advisor for the Royal College of Surgeons of England and she is an External Examiner for other universities.

Outside work, Rebecca enjoys spending time with her family and friends.