Bramwell Dental Practice

About Us

Bramwell Dental Practice was founded by Alan & Lesley Bramwell in 1987 at Rose Cottage, in the centre of Harpenden where the practice remains today.

Over 30 years, Bramwell Dental Practice has established a loyal client base due to our reputation for clinical excellence and superior patient care.

It has always been, and remains, our wish to provide a safe, friendly and professional environment for our patients. We strive to offer the highest standards of care and most up to date treatments available.

We are proud of our practice and greatly value the loyalty and support of our patients built up over many years.

We welcome new patients. We know you have a choice of dental practices but would be delighted if you choose to join Bramwell Dental Practice.

Meet Our Team


Mr Alan Bramwell

Alan qualified from Guy’s Hospital Dental School in 1979 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery with Honours (BDS Hons.) and Licentiate Dental Surgery Royal College of Surgeons (LDS RCS).

Having started his career as an Associate Dentist in Harpenden and served on various local dental committees and as a practice inspector for Denplan, in 1987, Alan set up Bramwell Dental Practice at Rose Cottage, in the centre of Harpenden where the practice remains today.

Alan is proud to have served his local community providing both NHS and private dental treatment for over 30 years with a philosophy of ethical patient focused care.

Alan has a reputation for clinical excellence and superior patient care. He practises in all aspects of dentistry with a special interest in Endodontics (root fillings) and cosmetic treatments.

Alan is particularly interested in modern technological developments in dentistry and enjoys keeping up to date with new materials and techniques. He enjoys treating all age groups and is particularly skilled helping nervous patients overcome their fear. He always puts patients’ needs first.

In his spare time, Alan enjoys spending time with his wife, Lesley and their three adult children. He supports many charities, is an avid golfer and enjoys tennis, skiing and supporting Arsenal football club.


Dr Sonalben Patel

Since graduating from the University of Leeds in 2017, Sonal and has worked in a general dental practice setting providing both NHS and private treatment to her patients.

She has a particular interest in minimally invasive dentistry, having attended a year-long restorative and aesthetic course with Aspire Dental Academy. Sonal is an Invisalign Go provider and can provide clear braces to adult patients as an alternative to traditional braces.

She is passionate about providing high quality treatment to her patients and works particularly well with those who are anxious about receiving dental treatment.

In her spare time, Sonal enjoys playing badminton, travelling the world and cooking a variety of different cuisines.


Ms Amy Cafferkey

Amy has worked in dentistry for seven years; first as a dental nurse where she developed her passion to become a dental hygienist.

A year after completing her dental nursing degree, Amy commenced her further studies at the University of Essex graduating as a Dental Hygienist in August 2022.

Amy loves her work and has a real passion for making a difference to people‘s smiles and their confidence. Amy has a particular interest in providing preventative care advice to patients. She is approachable and empathetic, providing high quality treatment to her patients.

In her spare time, Amy enjoys travelling, spending time with friends and family and her energetic pet Boxer.

Practice Manager

Mrs Lesley Bramwell

Lesley qualified from the Eastman Dental Hospital, Institute of Dental Surgery in 1977 and Guy’s Hospital, School of Dental Hygiene in 1978. She started her career working in private practice in Central London before returning to Guy’s Hospital as a part-time tutor at the School of Dental Hygiene, while continuing to work in a private practice in Knightsbridge.

Lesley was later honoured to be appointed Founding Head Tutor at University College Hospital, School of Dental Hygiene where she taught for two years.

In 1982, Lesley started her family and moved to work in Harpenden at David Williams’ orthodontic practice.

In 1987, Lesley co-founded Bramwell Dental Practice at Rose Cottage with her husband, Alan where she worked as the practice Dental Hygienist for over 30 years and continues to work as Practice Manager. 

In her spare time, Lesley enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is an avid golfer and enjoys skiing, shopping, interior design and supporting Arsenal Football Club.

Over 30 years of experience