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Life of Smiles

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Surgeon, Dentist, Renaissance Man

Since arriving in the UK from native Italy, Alfonso Rao has steadily carved a reputation as a highly skilled restorative dentist and respected implantology educator.


A self-confessed perfectionist, Alfonso combines the scientist’s eye for detail with the artist’s uncompromising demand for peerless aesthetics.

Following exhaustive advanced training at leading European and US institutes, Alfonso now focuses his clinical skills on the transformative power of dental implants and discreet Invisalign straightening.

Among patients and fellow professionals, he is a highly sought after clinician and educator.

Meet Alfonso

Delivered with his signature continental warmth, Alfonso’s comprehensive treatment range is the source of thousands of life-changing transformations across Bristol, the Southwest and beyond.

He is a key opinion leader for global implantology brands and is recognised as one of the nation’s few Platinum Elite Invisalign providers. And through his Delta Training Academy, Alfonso is the educator of choice for a generation of clinicians eager to learn advanced implantology and surgical techniques.

But the story is not yet fully written.

Alfonso’s ambition continues to find form in his expanding Queen Square group of clinic-spas in Bristol – now on course to become one of the city’s centres of excellence for implants, orthodontics, and general and cosmetic dentistry.

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Meet Bristol’s
Implantology Expert

If you live with missing teeth, loose teeth or poorly fitting dentures, the transformative potential of implants reaches far beyond the mere cosmetic.

Implants represent the possibility of a whole new lease of life – in which you can once again enjoy food and all the benefits of a varied, healthy diet. Not to mention freedom from the emotional strain caused by a lifetime of hiding your smile away.

Alfonso’s approach to treatment begins with the use of the best available materials, each selected for proven outstanding performance in aesthetics, function and longevity. And from planning to placement, you’ll enjoy the same years of implantology experience and advanced training which have resulted in Alfons being named opinion leader for global implant companies Geistlich and Straumann.

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An Invisalign Elite

Convenient, discrete and effective – it’s no wonder invisalign is the world’s undisputed favourite orthodontic aligner.

With such a reputation to uphold, Invisalign doesn’t hand out Platinum Elite status to just any dentist. The accolade is awarded to the top tier of professionals who can demonstrate consistently outstanding results treating many patients every year.

Alfonso Rao is one of only a small handful of such providers in the UK, with a track record that places him among Bristol’s very best.

But we all know it’s quality – not quantity – that really counts.

Here, Alfonso applies years of experience and advanced training alongside a perfectionist’s eye to achieve incredible, rapid results with the revolutionary straightener.

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Passionate Educator

At Bristol’s Delta Dental Academy, Alfonso has created a unique post-graduate learning environment for dental professionals.

The academy is designed to equip dentists with the advanced skills needed to achieve predictable clinical outcomes across a broad multidisciplinary spectrum.

Alfonso is joined at Delta by a team of fellow dentists and educators representing the very best in their respective fields. The academy’s combination of practical and theory-based learning is an indispensable tool for professionals to advance in implantology, endodontics, cosmetic dentistry and more.

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Real reviews
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Pat Spackman Reviewed on icon

Following a horrendous experience with my NHS dentist I was very fortunate to discover the exemplary practice of Alfonso Rao in Queens Square. From the moment I arrived I was treated to the highest standards of dental care anyone could ask for. Every step of the way was explained to me thoroughly and I was given all the information I needed to make the choices that were right for me. The dental practice have practitioners who are at the top of their profession and in addition to my implant work, I have also had amazing sessions with their hygienist Saskia who has radically changed the way I look after my teeth for the better. I believe good dental care is of prime importance to overall wellness and I can’t recommend the Queens Square Dental Clinic more.

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Jessica Fitzgerald Reviewed on icon

I am writing this review as I know how hard it is to pick a dentist and I based my choice on the reviews I read. Seen by Dr Alfonso for a new patient full examination. The team were really friendly. Dr Alfonso himself was fantastic, open and transparent communication, explained everything well. Lays out options before you but applies no pressure and is honest about whether treatment is needed or not. Am glad I have joined.

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JA Reviewed on icon

Faultless treatment and care as always. I initially felt nervous about attending for an appointment during this present difficult time. There was no need to worry as the whole experience was excellent. I am confident the staff are protected and every patient is safe in their expert hands. I will not hesitate to attend my next appointment.

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Matt Hollinshead Reviewed on icon

I’ve been avoiding a check up for years due to anxiety about treatment. I was told the QSDC guys were especially good with patients with anxiety conditions so I let them know in advance and they put me at ease right away. Dr Alfonso explained everything with none of the usual hard sell or guilt tripping and talked me through everything. Highly recommend!

Award-Winning Cosmetic Dentistry

Alfonso’s first passion is achieving some of the UK’s best results with implants and Invisalign.

But he also lends his expertise to the award-winning cosmetic team at his Queen Square clinic in Bristol.

At Queen Square, Alfonso has hand-selected a highly skilled team of cosmetic dentists and specialists who share his drive for perfection and pursuit of excellence.

Together, the team carries out everything from whitening with leading brands, to full smile makeovers using veneers, bonding and more.

Outstanding results designed for aesthetics and longevity make Alfonso and Queen Square Bristol’s team of choice for complex cases and advanced smile makeovers.

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La Mia Filosofia

My Philosophy
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There are two types of dentist in this world
Those who see only teeth, and those who see only people.

Treat only the teeth and the patient leaves feeling unfulfilled. But treating only the person means agreeing to the patient’s every wish – even when they don’t align with best interests of health.

I’ve always tried to maintain a balance between the two approaches. Because patients and smiles are more than the sum of their parts.

To maintain this balance, I place patient relationships firmly front and centre of my practice. And I bring my general dentistry and clinical background to bear on every aesthetic decision to ensure the best long-term health outcomes. Some say I’m a perfectionist. That’s true – I won’t compromise on the quality of materials or clinical care and I approach every consultation as though treating a member of my own family.

And if that were really the case, wouldn’t you be a perfectionist too?