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BDS MScD PhD MJDF RCS (Eng) FHEA
Specialist in Periodontics
GDC No 61547
BDS FDS RCS (Eng) MSurgDent RCS MSc (UCL, Implant Dentistry)
Specialist in Oral Surgery
GDC No 67418
BDS (Wales), DPDS MFGDP (UK) MSc (Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics)
Specialist in Restorative Dentistry
GDC No 61220
BDS, MFDS RCPS(Glasg), PhD, FDS RCPS (Glasg)
Specialist in Periodontics
GDC No 158303
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Robert graduated in 1992 and worked in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery training positions for 8 years. He is recognised by the General Dental Council as a Specialist in Oral Surgery.
In 2001 he completed, with Distinction, an MSc in Implant Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Hospital, London. Robert is one of only a few dental specialists to have undertaken this level of clinical Implantology training at the Eastman Dental Hospital.
Robert has been working as Clinical Lecturer in Dental Implantology at Cardiff Dental Hospital, since 2003. The post involves the teaching of implant treatments to postgraduate MSc students.
Robert has lectured nationally and internationally on the surgical aspects of dental implantology. He teaches on bone augmentation and soft tissue management courses for Dentsply Sirona Implants and an implant aesthetics course at the Dominic Hassall training institute, Solihull.
Robert limits his work to dental implantology procedures, peri-implantitis treatment, bone grafting, guided bone regeneration, maxillary sinus grafting, cosmetic gum surgery and specialist oral surgery procedures.
His area of interest is the reconstruction of missing bone and gum tissue aimed at improving the cosmetic results of dental implant treatment.
As a dedicated member of the Association of Dental Implantology and European Association for Osseointegration, Robert ensures that he keeps up-to-date with the latest techniques. Robert has treated patients on Channel Four’s 10 Years Younger show.
Robert works at The Pines twice weekly and welcomes referrals from other GDPs.
GDC No 265358
Sarah qualified from Cardiff University in 2016 with a Higher Diploma in Dental Hygiene and has since gone on to work across South Wales and the Bristol area. She is able to provide thorough and complex dental hygiene work in a relaxed and comfortable setting to meet your needs. She has since also done further training in the field of Facial Aesthetics.
Sarah prides herself in being able to comfort those that are anxious and endeavours to make a positive difference to all her patients’ oral hygiene. Having an appointment with Sarah means you’ll be getting the comprehensive care you require and more.
Outside of work, Sarah enjoys being active – loves going on hikes and walks with her dog Misty. She is also bilingual and speaks fluent Cantonese alongside her English.
BDS (University of Bristol), MJDF RCSEng, MSc Dental Implantology (Distinction)
GDC no. 220244
Jonathan graduated from the University of Bristol in 2011. He undertook his foundation training in Taunton, Somerset. During this year, he conducted a further study and was awarded Membership of the Joint Dental Faculty from the Royal College of Surgeons, England. He is registered with the General Dental Council.
Following his foundation training, he has gained experiences across a broad range of dental specialities, making him a very well-rounded practitioner. These posts included oral medicine and community dental services at the Bristol Dental Hospital and oral and maxillofacial surgery at Prince Charles Hospital at Merthyr Tydfil. These posts have developed his skills in treating anxious patients, managing facial pain and providing minor oral surgery procedures. They also resulted in a publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
A keen interest in restorative dentistry and oral surgery ensued, and Jonathan has now undertaken his MSc in Dental implantology at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff and was awarded a distinction. He is an active member of the Association of Dental Implantologists (ADI) and the international team for Implantology (ITI).
In his spare time he is a keen pianist, and also enjoys playing tennis and watching rugby as well as spending time with his twin sons.
Qualified Phlebotomist Level 2 2017
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 2018
British Dental Association Education Certificate in Dental Radiography 2020
GDC No 280398
Sophie joined Rhiwbina Dental Surgery in November 2016 as a trainee dental nurse. With no previous experience or knowledge, she embarked on her new career.
In September 2018, Sophie gained her qualification in dental nursing. She has since completed many extra courses and is qualified in dental radiography, phlebotomy, removal of sutures and the taking of dental impressions.
In February 2019, Sophie was successful in becoming deputy head nurse at the Pines Practice. Shortly after this at the beginning of 2020, Sophie was invited to become head dental nurse. Her responsibilities involve ensuring clinical standards are maintained at all times and the organisation of the nurses and dentists within the clinical environment.
Sophie enjoys every part of the patient journey, from welcoming them into the practice to assisting chairside and seeing the final outcome. Sophie has thoroughly enjoyed her experience at Rhiwbina Dental Surgery so far and is looking forward to developing her knowledge and skills further within her role.
Assistant Practice Manager
Chantelle began her career at Rhiwbina Dental Surgery in 2013 as a Receptionist. Having no previous experience working within the dental industry, she quickly adapted to her new surroundings and has developed her knowledge on all treatments available at the practice. Chantelle enjoys building relationships with patients whilst discussing the options available to them.
In 2015, Chantelle was asked to become our Denplan Co-Ordinator. This role was to ensure that patients were getting the most out of their Denplan cover by making sure appointments were booked efficiently, managing patients lists and being the Practice’s point of contact for all Denplan queries.
At the end of 2019, Chantelle was welcomed into the Management team at the practice in her newest role of Trainee Manager. She enjoys seeing things through from start to finish and has an eye for detail. Her role involves assisting Jane and Nia with the daily running of both practices including administrative and personnel duties. She has very much enjoyed her time as part of the management team so far and is looking forward to developing her knowledge and skills further within her role.
National Certificate in Dental Nursing (NEBDN) 2007
Certificate in Dental Radiography (NEBDN) 2010
Qualified Phlebotomist Level 2 2012
Sarah was brought up in Whitchurch and joined Rhiwbina Dental Surgery in 2005 as a trainee dental nurse. Sarah qualified in 2007, is registered with the GDC and is a member of the British Association of Dental Nurses.
Sarah has worked in all aspects of dentistry within the practice and is a team player. She is particularly interested in assisting with surgical procedures such as implants and enjoys being part of a patient’s journey, whether it be routine care or a smile transformation.
With the opening of The Pines in 2010, Sarah was invited to become Head Nurse. Her responsibilities involved organising the Nurses and Dentists within the clinical environment, assisting the Managers at courses held within the practice, and ensuring clinical standards are always maintained . Sarah is responsible for the liaison with the various inspection and accreditation agencies.
In 2010 Sarah was awarded a certificate in Dental Radiography, which allows her to take X-rays within the dental environment. She has also attended many courses, including Nurses Training for Dental Implants; First Aid at Work; Good Clinical Practice for Research (GCP) updates; HTM 01-05 decontamination updates and Level 2 Fire Marshall Training.
Keen to further her dental skills after returning from maternity leave in 2011, Sarah has completed courses and gained qualifications in Phlebotomy, the taking of dental impressions and the removal of sutures.
In 2012 Sarah was a Dental Nurse Trainer for Cardiff University Dental Postgraduate Education in Wales. Her role included supervising and hands-on training at the chairside for trainee dental nurses within the dental environment.
Sarah’s role has continued to grow as Rhiwbina Dental has expanded and in 2017 Sarah began her training in Management, supporting Jane and Nia in the day to day running of the Practice. In her own time, Sarah enjoys days out to the beach with the family, the cinema, socialising with friends and skiing.
NVQ Level 3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds 2004
MBA Essentials 2020 The London School of Economics and Political Science
Nia joined Rhiwbina Dental in 2003 as a qualified dental nurse and quickly discovered that her passion in dentistry lay in the management of both the clinical and administrative environments. Nia played an instrumental part in the growth and development of Rhiwbina Dental, ensuring that both dental nurses and reception staff were trained to the highest standard.
On her return from Maternity leave in 2009, Nia was invited to become our Assistant Practice Manager as the Practice had increased in size with the development of The Pines. Nia has thoroughly enjoyed the way in which her role has evolved in the last decade and continues to thrive on assisting our patients with all aspects of their treatment journey; from organising treatment planning through to arranging financial details.
Nia leads the team with the ethos that we must deliver the highest possible standards of care. In May 2020, she embarked on an MBA Essentials course which has enabled her to implement her practical skills and techniques required to achieve a greater impact within the Practice. Nia very much hopes to continue with further postgraduate education and looks forward to implementing her knowledge within our team.
Dr Richard Crossland
GDC No 253002
BDS University of Manchester 2014
Richard graduated from the University of Manchester in 2014, before undertaking foundation training in Newcastle. Since graduating Richard has committed himself to continuing his education in order to provide a high level of dental care for his patients. With a keen eye for detail, he particularly enjoys aesthetic cases, having been trained in Invisalign and with extensive experience of composite bonding.
Venturing beyond the oral cavity, Richard is also experienced in facial aesthetics, providing anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers. Richard’s excellent communication skills mean he is particularly skilled at building long term relationships with his patients and has a great affinity for treating anxious patients.
Having completed his initial training in dental implants, Richard is currently completing a Masters programme in Dental Implantology and is excited to be
furthering his skills and knowledge in this field at the University of Bristol. He is a member of the International Team for Implantology and the Association of Dental Implantology.
Outside of the dental surgery, Richard is a keen triathlete and regularly raises money for charity whilst participating in the sport.
Dr Shaun Hodge
GDC No 258444
BDS Brist 2015
MFDS RCPS (Glasg)
Shaun graduated from the University of Bristol in 2015, completing foundation training in South Wales. Following this he undertook a year as an oral and maxillofacial senior house officer at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, developing skills and knowledge in surgical dentistry and the management of medically compromised patients. He is a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow having completed the membership examination in 2017.
Shaun strives to provide the highest standard of care to his patients, enjoying all aspects of general dentistry, with a particular interest in the management of advanced gum disease (periodontitis). Underlying Shaun’s passion for gum health is a strong conviction in the connection between the mouth and rest of the body, and this understanding firmly underpins his approach to management of the disease. He gains great satisfaction from building long term relationships with patients on their journey to achieving healthier gums for a healthier life.
He is an active member of the British Society of Periodontology (BSP), recently winning the BSP Audit Prize for 2020 and being published in the society’s annual magazine ‘The Periodical’. Shaun works part-time as a research associate at the University of Bristol within the Clinical Trials Unit, as well as contributing to undergraduate teaching.
The path towards dentistry was laid out for Shaun one fateful morning while still a teenager, after suffering a sports injury requiring advanced root canal and crown treatment on his front tooth. With first-hand experience of the impact that dental care can have on everyday life, he set upon a path to becoming a dental surgeon, beginning with work experience at Rhiwbina Dental Surgery, where he has now eventually returned. It’s safe to say that being on the receiving end of the dentist’s drill has helped shape his caring, empathetic approach to providing dental care.
GDC Specialist Endodontist, Clinical Teacher in Endodontics
BDS (Hons) MFDS (RCSEd) MSc (Endo) MEndo (RCSEd) MRD (RCSEng) PGC (Dental Ed)
GDC No 153153
Gareth graduated from Cardiff Dental School in 2008. Upon graduation he completed
vocational training in the South Wales Valleys where his passion for endodontics
developed. Following MFDS examinations, Gareth completed a year-long advanced
endodontic course at the University of Warwick followed by a 3-year MSc in Clinical
Endodontics at University of South Wales.
Gareth has considerable experience in the management of referred patients requiring
complex endodontic treatment. He has worked as Speciality Dentist in Endodontics at
The Royal London Dental Institute & Clinical Lecturer in Endodontics at Cardiff
University. His knowledge, experience & clinical expertise has been recognised in
completing Membership in Endodontics examinations at the Royal College of
Surgeons Edinburgh & Membership in Restorative Dentistry Endodontics
examinations at the Royal College of Surgeons England. He is one of few dentists with
both qualifications working in the UK and one of few Endodontic Specialists in Wales.
He currently divides his working commitments between Specialist Endodontist roles
for Powys and Swansea Bay NHS Health Boards and private referral practice. He is
Clinical Lecturer and module lead for the MSc in Clinical Endodontics at University of
South Wales and Clinical Teacher on the distance learning MSc in Endodontics at
Kings College London.
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BDS, FDRSCSEd, FDSRCSEng (ad eundem), PhD Professor/Hon Consultant in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Programme Director Implant Dentistry Director Wales Integrated Academic Training programme in Dentistry, School of Dentistry
David Thomas is originally from South Wales and is currently Professor of Oral Surgery at the School of Dentistry and the University Hospital of Wales. Having qualified in Cardiff, where he undertook his Masters degree, he was awarded a Wellcome clinical research fellowship to work in Bristol and complete his PhD, before returning to Cardiff to complete his higher specialist training in 1997.
His clinical interests include Oral Surgery (under local anaesthesia, sedation or general anaesthesia) and implantology (including bone and soft-tissue grafting).
BDS MFDS RCPS (Glasg) PhD FDS RCPS (Glasg)
Joon is a General Dental Council (GDC) recognised Specialist in Periodontics and is an Accredited Implant Surgeon (GDC No. 158303).
Joon is a graduate of the University of Bristol. After attaining his membership (MFDS) from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (RCPS (Glasg)), Joon gained his PhD from the University of Bristol and was invited to join the fellowship (FDS) from the RCSP (Glasg).
Joon currently works as a Clinical Research Fellow and a Clinical Lecturer at Bristol Dental School, University of Bristol. His research interests include developing research methodologies, periodontal conditions, bone augmentation and peri-implant lesions, the scientific evaluation of oral healthcare products, tooth wear, dentine hypersensitivity and teeth whitening. He has conducted over 50 clinical research studies with many publications in peer-reviewed journals. Joon is heavily involved with both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training of Periodontology at the University of Bristol, and lectures in both national and international fora.
Joon is an examiner for Membership in Restorative Dentistry (MRD) and Membership in Periodontics (MPerio) for both Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (RCPS Glasg) and Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS Eng). He is a past Council Member (2011-14) and a voted Faculty Member of the British Society of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry (BSP), where periodontal guidelines are written and regulated for British dentists. He is a member of the International Team for Implantology (ITI) and is a regional ITI study club director for Cardiff, Wales. In addition, he is an active member of Association of Dental Implantology (ADI), British Dental Association (BDA) and International Association for Dental Research (IADR).
Joon is committed to practicing the highest level of dentistry based on his diverse expertise in dentistry. His particular field of interest include management of missing teeth as well as management of failing dental implants. He very much enjoys the adaptation and implementation of the cutting-edge technologies to his everyday practice and takes great pride and joy in achieving beautiful outcomes with his attention to fine detail.
Dr Nick Claydon
BDS MScD PhD MJDF RCS (Eng) FHEA
Implantologist and Specialist in Periodontology
GDC No 61547
Nick Claydon is a graduate of the University of Wales College of Medicine (Cardiff, 1986) and is registered to the General Dental Council. He attained his MScD in Periodontal research at the University of Wales and his PhD from the University of Bristol entitled, Development and Application of Methods to Study Plaque Control by Dental Health Products. He was accredited as a specialist in Periodontics by the General Dental Council in 2000. Nick is a member and examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons (England), is a Faculty member of the British Society of Periodontology and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is currently a Clinical Research Fellow and Lecturer at Bristol Dental School and in addition, is a Clinical Lecturer in Implantology at Cardiff Dental School.
His research interests include developing research methodologies, periodontal conditions, bone augmentation and peri-implant lesions, the scientific evaluation of oral health care products, tooth wear, dentine hypersensitivity and tooth whitening. He has conducted more than 95 clinical research studies and has published over 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals in these fields of interest. Nick lectures in the national and international forum and is a reviewer for high impact dental journals.
Nick founded a thriving dental practice in Cardiff in 1997. In 2010, he established his state of the art dental practice at The Pines in Whitchurch, Cardiff. He has developed a national reputation for aesthetic treatment of complex restorative cases involving periodontal, implant and prosthodontic treatment. Nick’s innovative approach to dentistry has lead to the adoption and implementation of cutting edge technologies. Nick lectures widely on his research and practice concepts.
He contributes to the periodontology, bone augmentation and peri- implantitis programmes in the Bristol and Cardiff Dental School Masters degrees for Periodontology and Implantology, as well as lecturing on the undergraduate dental program in Restorative Dentistry. He attends the Specialist Advisory Committee for Restorative Dentistry for the Royal College of Surgeons of England as well as being an active member of the British Society of Periodontology, the Association of Dental Implantology, a member of the International Team of Implantology.
Nick utilises his valuable teaching experience as mentor both within and external to the Practice Group, managing complex restorative, periodontal and implant cases for dentists.
To read more about Nick’s published papers and history in the dental industry, either click here or scan the QR code below.
Stacie joined the Reception Team in the summer of 2019, after deciding to leave the hairdressing industry after almost 12 years. Having no previous experience within the dental industry, Stacie brings exceptional customer service skills and enjoys building relationships with our lovely patients.
Stacie loves spending all her spare time with her Son, socialising with family and friends and keeping fit.
Speciality Dentist in Endodontics
BDS (Hons), MFDS (RCSEd), MSc (Endo), PGC (Dental Ed)
Gareth graduated from Cardiff Dental School in 2008. Upon graduation he completed vocational training in South Wales where his passion for endodontics developed. Following MFDS, Gareth completed a year-long endodontic course at the University of Warwick followed by a 3-year MSc in Clinical Endodontics at University of South Wales.
Gareth has developed considerable experience in the management of referral patients requiring complex endodontic treatment. He has worked as a Speciality Dentist in Endodontics at The Royal London Dental Institute and Clinical Lecturer in Endodontics at Cardiff University.
He now divides his working commitments between Speciality Dentist in Endodontics roles at Powys and Swansea Bay Health Boards as well as private referral practice in Hay on Wye and Cardiff. Gareth is a Clinical Lecturer and Module Lead for Root Canal Instrumentation on the MSc in Clinical Endodontics at USW and Clinical Teacher on the distance learning MSc in Endodontics at Kings College London.
Gareth has research interests in tier-2 dental services, managed clinical networks and endodontic training. His clinical interests involve root canal instrumentation, retreatment techniques and post-treatment disease.
Adriana graduated as a Dental Hygienist and Therapist in 2019 with a First Class Honours from Cardiff Dental School. She was awarded with the BADT Student Achievement Award 2019 for receiving the most accolades from staff, lecturers, and students throughout her three-year degree at Cardiff University. Her interests lie in patient care, disease prevention, as well as restorative dentistry, in which she has proven skills in working with precision, accuracy and speed.
Adriana is from Sweden and has lived in various European countries prior to coming to Wales to study, and finally join Rhiwbina Dental Surgery as a part-time Hygienist. In her free time, she enjoys travelling and exploring new places.
Ylenia is an Italian Hygienist who gained her Dip HE from Cardiff University this year. Her greatest passions are Oral Medicine, Periodontology, Anatomy and General Pathology.
For Ylenia, patient comfort is of extreme importance, especially when it comes to nervous patients with whom she is very reassuring and compassionate.
Her detail-orientation always leads to patient satisfaction as she cares that every single individual leaves the surgery happy and with their concerns addressed.
Ylenia also has a keen interest in foreign languages (she speaks Italian, English, Spanish and has a fair grasp of Latin and Ancient Greek) which allows her to master the virtues of patience and empathy towards a vast diversity of cultures.
During her spare time, Ylenia loves venturing out all over the world, reading, swimming and spending time with her beloved friends and family.
Emma was born and brought up in Cardiff and graduated from Cardiff School of Dentistry. She enjoys working together with her patients, taking the time to understand their busy lifestyles and schedules to design personalised prevention plans to optimise dental and periodontal (gum) health, in order to maintain healthy teeth.
Emma has a particular interest in Restorative Dentistry where she strives to achieve the best possible aesthetic outcomes. She aims to ensure patients have the best possible experience at each appointment, making every effort to allow them to feel comfortable and relaxed during their time with her.
When Emma is not in the dental surgery she enjoys travelling, the outdoors and socialising with her friends and family, as well as petting all the puppies and dogs she can find!
Bethan qualified as a Dental Hygienist in 2003 at Bristol Dental Hospital and returned to further her studies, gaining a qualification as a Dental Therapist in 2016.
Bethan has experience working in both practice and hospital settings and also currently works in the Community Dental Service for ‘Designed to Smile’.
In her spare time she enjoys travelling and spending time with friends and family.
Verity Hill is a graduate of Plymouth University having studied graduate entry dentistry and is registered to the General Dental Council.
Whilst working in oral surgery at Morriston hospital and specialist practices in Swansea Verity developed her oral surgery skills. She is currently involved in writing a journal article for the British Dental Journal for the management of the carious primary dentition, having previously worked as part of the community dental department.
Verity shows a keen interest in endodontics and digital dentistry which she hopes to develop over time. Having previously studied for a Bachelor’s degree with honours in dental technology, she believes she has an excellent appreciation of the communication required for good teamwork and always strives for an excellent aesthetic result in all cosmetic and restorative procedures.
During Verity’s time working as part of the community dental department team in Swansea, she provided care for nervous, anxious and distressed dental patients and advanced her skill set to provide inhalation sedation to help to overcome these issues.
During Verity’s spare time she believes in a healthy work life balance, enjoys keeping fit and healthy and has recently renovated her first property.
Verity previously worked for us as a dental care professional and has since returned to work with us at our Rhiwbina practice
BDS (Wales) FDS RCPS (Glasgow) MRD RCS (Edinburgh)
Specialist in Endodontics (root canal treatment)
GDC No 66092
Jeremy graduated from Cardiff Dental School in 1991. He completed Vocational Training in Mid Wales, then took up a Senior House Officer Post in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Bridgend and East Glamorgan Hospitals for eighteen months before starting as an Associate in General Practice. Subsequently he became a Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry at the Dental School, Cardiff. He is currently a Consultant in Restorative Dentistry based at Morriston Hospital, Swansea.
He has been an Assistant Editor of the International Endodontic Journal, and was an Examiner for Parts 1 & 2 of the Bicollegiate MFDS examinations of the Royal Colleges of Glasgow and Edinburgh. He is currently an Examiner and Assessor for the M Endo Specialty Examination of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Jeremy was entered onto the Specialist List in Endodontics at the General Dental Council in 2000, and has been accepting referrals for all aspects root canal treatment and apical surgery since that time.
Jacqui arrived at The Pines in July 2017 to become part of our amazing reception team. Jacqui has a wealth of experience to offer, having been involved in dentistry for the last 40+ years as a dental nurse, treatment coordinator and reception management in both NHS & private practices.
Jacqui works closely with Dr David Pitt arranging treatment schedules, and liaising with GDPs and patients, ensuring their needs are met all within a caring environment.
Jacqui enjoys walks with her husband and chocolate Labrador, live music events, theatre and chasing after her granddaughters! Her family are great supporters of Rhiwbina Squirrels!
Lisa joined the team as a trainee dental nurse here at Rhiwbina Dental in July 2014, working towards her NVQ level 3 qualification, which she completed in October 2017. In March 2015, Lisa furthered her skills and took a placement on a phlebotomy course, which she successfully completed to also join our team of qualified phlebotomists.
After joining Rhiwbina Dental, Lisa grew fond of the Whitchurch and Rhiwbina areas and moved from her home village to now live locally to the practice. Outside of work, Lisa enjoys making the most of quality time with her partner and two young children.
BDS(Hons) MJDF RCS(Eng)
GDC no. 229404
Aly completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Contemporary Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry at the renowned Dominic Hassall Taining Institute. As well as featuring the latest methods of aesthetic smile design, using traditional crowns and veneers, the course also included accredited training on the Bioclear method. This is a minimally invasive procedure that uses direct composite to restore a multitude of cosmetic issues, including closing the spaces between teeth and the treatment of black triangles. As a result of this, Aly is able to offer a range of smile design treatment options for your aesthetic and restorative needs.
BDS (Wales) MSc Implantology
GDC No 103468
Andrew was brought up and educated in Whitchurch. He has had an exciting career to date, with time spent working in hospitals in the UK, as a dental volunteer in the Himalayas and thoroughly enjoyed completing his training in the Welsh Valleys. He is now happily settled back in Whitchurch and has worked for Rhiwbina Dental Surgery since 2007.
Andrew prides himself on his management of anxious patients and always strives to provide the highest levels of care in a friendly atmosphere. He feels it is important to continuously update his skills and has attended advanced postgraduate courses in dental implants, smile makeovers and facial rejuvenation.
Andrew’s impeccable attention to detail and high-end precision complements his passion for providing his patients with the perfect smile.
Outside of work he enjoys long walks with his Welsh Collie, Dewi, and loves attending arts events throughout Wales. To keep fit, Andrew enjoys playing squash, going to the gym and skiing.
Bio coming soon…
Sian comes from a beauty therapy background and believes dentistry is very similar to the beauty therapy industry and for this reason Sian fitted into the practice very well. She has worked part-time at The Pines as a meeter and greeter for over five years, she enjoys coming to work because patients and staff are like her extended family and she is a mum of three boys and enjoys the break. Her job is mainly to ensure the patients are made to feel welcome and their time spent with us is enjoyable as possible. In Sian’s own time she loves socialising with friends and family, clothes and make up shopping, meals out with her husband, movie nights in with her sons, and exercising when she can.
Ceri joined the Rhiwbina Dental reception team in 2014, after the birth of her daughter. With no previous dental knowledge, Ceri brought her previous management experiences to the role, enabling her to provide a smooth journey for all patients and has established a strong relationship with the staff and patients at Rhiwbina Dental. Over the past few years, Ceri’s knowledge of dental treatments and procedures has developed dramatically and is always eager to learn and develop it further.
Originally from Dolgellau, North Wales, Ceri is a fluent Welsh speaker and enjoys being able to speak the language when possible within the practice.
In her spare time, she enjoys travelling with her family, and supporting her favourite football team, Everton.
Jodie qualified as a dental nurse in 2010 from the Royal London Hospital. She then returned to Cardiff and joined the reception team at Rhiwbina Dental. Realising the administration role was more for her, Jodie enjoys helping to organise the day-to-day running of the practice and enjoys the fact that no two days are ever the same.
As the team at The Pines grew, Jodie was invited to become head receptionist. Jodie now leads our reception team to ensure that all patents have a peaceful and happy journey when visiting our practice.
Jodie really enjoys getting to know the patients and is always around to have a chat.
In her spare time she likes to socialise with friends and finding new places to walk her miniature dachshund Seamus.
Bio to follow…
Charlotte joined the team as a trainee dental nurse in October 2015. She qualified in February 2018 and is registered with the GDC.
During her time at Rhiwbina Dental, Charlotte has completed many courses and has gained qualifications in impression taking and removal of sutures. She also qualified as a phlebotomist whilst at the practice. Charlotte has a keen in all aspects of chairside nursing but particularly enjoys implant and surgical procedures.
In her spare time, Charlotte enjoys going to the gym and socialising with friends and family. As well as working at the practice, Charlotte is also studying for her A-Level in biology, as she is interested in becoming a dental hygienist in the future.
Sophie joined Rhiwbina Dental in 2014 as a trainee dental nurse, qualifying in 2017. Since working at the practice, Sophie has attended many courses and gained qualifications including phlebotomy (Level 2), taking dental impressions and removal of sutures. Sophie enjoys all aspects of dental nursing and is enjoying being part of a large dental team.
In her spare time, Sophie enjoys spending time with her family and taking part in various activities.
GDC No 254495
Sione started her career as a dental nurse in 2010 in a busy NHS practice. She later qualified in 2014 and registered with the GDC.
She joined the Rhiwbina Dental team in 2017 to develop her skills and expand her knowledge within the field of dentistry.
Sione thoroughly enjoys all aspects of dental nursing and is particularly interested in experiencing new treatments with our highly experienced dentists.
Sione’s hobbies include swimming, long walks and going on day trips with family and friends.
GDC No 274172
Sophia is from Pembrokeshire and joined Rhiwbina Dental when she moved to Cardiff in 2017. Here, she completed the final year of her qualification in Dental Nursing. Sophia is a Welsh speaker, and also studied French and Spanish at Aberystwyth University.
During her time at Rhiwbina Dental she has also trained as a phlebotomist and is currently working towards her Dental Radiography qualification. Sophia assists in all aspects of dental nursing at the practice, but especially enjoys surgical procedures, and continuing to learn new things.
In her spare time, Sophia enjoys travelling, learning new languages, eating out with her friends, and going home to visit family in the countryside.
GDC No 127368
Louise came to Rhiwbina Dental in July 2017, when Dr David Pitt and his team joined the practice.
Louise qualified in 1991 and is a member of the British Association of Dental Nurses. Having worked in both NHS and private practice, Louise has over 28 years’ experience in the dental field.
Louise enjoys all aspects of dentistry, in particular assisting with implants and other surgical procedures and being a part of a patient’s smile transformation.
In her spare time, Louise enjoys spending time with family and friends.
GDC No 244609
Nicola started working with Colin McCubbin as a Dental Nurse in 1989, and qualified in 1994.
After taking time off to raise a family, Nicola returned to Colin’s practice.
She joined Rhiwbina Dental in August 2015. Nicola enjoys all aspects of dental nursing and is enjoying being a part of a larger dental team. In her spare time Nicola likes to spend time with her family, playing tennis and keeping fit.
GDC No 136228
Certificate in Dental Radiography 2011
Qualified Phlebotomist Level 2 & Advanced
GDC No 218930
Amy joined the team in 2010 as a trainee dental nurse, shortly after completing her A-level studies.
Amy qualified in 2012 and is registered with the GDC and is a member of the British Association of Dental Nurses.
She has completed many extra duty courses and is qualified in dental radiography, phlebotomy, impression taking and removal of sutures.
Amy particularly enjoys assisting with implant procedures and being a part of the patients smile transformation.
In her spare time Amy enjoys spending time with her children and family.
Qualified Phlebotomist Level 2 2014
Certificate in Dental Radiography 2015
GDC No 234773
Jordan started her dental nursing career in 2010 and joined Rhiwbina dental as a qualified dental nurse in 2013. Jordan is registered with the GDC and is a member of The British Association of Dental Nurses.
In 2016, Jordan was invited to become head nurse at Rhiwbina Dental Surgery – a role that she thoroughly enjoys. Her duties include; managing and organizing the nurses at the practice and assisting management on a daily basis.
Working in all aspects of dentistry, Jordan especially enjoys assisting in surgical procedures and smile makeovers. During these procedures she takes photographs of the treatment being carried out for the clinicians to use in their lectures.
Since working at Rhiwbina Dental, Jordan has attended many courses and gained qualifications including; Certificate in Dental Radiography, phlebotomy, taking dental impressions and removal of sutures.
In her spare time Jordan enjoys socialising with family and friends, playing netball and her new hobby – running half-marathons.
GDC No 255526
Lauren is from Caerphilly and joined Rhiwbina Dental in 2013 as a trainee dental nurse, qualifying in 2014. Lauren works in all aspects of dentistry within the practice. She has a keen interest in chair side, assisting in procedures such as implants, other surgical treatments and particularly enjoys supporting patients throughout their smile transformations.
In 2015, Lauren was invited to become assistant head nurse. Her responsibilities are to assist the management team, along with coordinating the work of the dental nurses and dentists within the clinical environment. Lauren also assists with the organisation of inspections, maintenance, accreditation agencies and organisation of stock.
During her time working at Rhiwbina Dental, Lauren has attended many courses, including clinical photography, Denplan training, HTM 01-05 decontamination updates, Good Clinical Practice for research (GCP) updates and meetings with the International Team of Implantology.
Lauren is keen to extend her dental skills and has completed further courses/qualifications including phlebotomy, removal of sutures and the taking of dental impressions.
In her spare time, Lauren enjoys socialising with friends and family, attending concerts, and exercising.
GDC No 191541
GDC No 177200
Carly qualified from Cardiff Dental University in 2012. She has a good foundation in Dentistry, having previously been a trained Dental Nurse both in a hospital and community setting.
She has previously worked in private practices specialising in dental phobic patients. She gets great satisfaction from creating an environment where patients feel comfortable and can have a great dental experience.
In her free time, she enjoys travelling with her young family.
GDC No 3257
Tracy qualified as a dental hygienist from University of Manchester Dental School in 1986, after gaining her Dental Nurse qualification from Cardiff Dental School in 1983.
Tracy returned to her hometown of Swansea after gaining her hygienist qualification to work in private practice and Morriston Hospital. In 1988, Tracy went to work in Saudi Arabia at the Military Hospital. She then spent 10 years working at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre in Riyadh, treating medically compromised patients, the royal family and USA and UK embassy staff, as well as British military personnel. After originally only planning on spending a year abroad, Tracy returned to the UK with a husband, two children and a dog!
Tracy began working at Rhiwbina Dental May 2016.
In her spare time Tracy enjoys travelling, the gym, spending time with family and friends as well as keeping up to date with all the latest advances in Dentistry by attending meetings and conferences with those who share her passion for treating patients with periodontal disease. Tracy is also an active member of the British Society of Dental Hygienists and Therapists (BSDHT).
BDS (Wales) DPDS MFGDP (UK) MSc (Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics)
Specialist in Restorative Dentistry
Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry, Cardiff University
GDC No 61220
David qualified from Cardiff University in 1986 and has worked in central Cardiff general practice since. He developed an interest in implants and cosmetic dentistry early in his practice career and pursued this interest in the UK, Europe and USA.
He was appointed by Marks & Spencer Ltd to be a member of their steering committee when initiating a staff oral cancer screening programme. Patients at the practice now benefit from soft tissue/oral cancer screening at every examination. He was pleased to be included in the Welsh Rugby Union Medical Team covering the 1999 World Cup.
David has a growing list of over 100 dentists who regularly refer patients for cosmetic, advanced restorative (crowns, veneers, bridges) and implant treatment. He has a special interest in dental implants. In 2001, David was granted Restorative Specialist status by the General Dental Council in recognition of his experience in the field. In 2004 he was offered a post as lecturer in Restorative Dentistry at the University of Wales Dental School, Cardiff. This consolidated his interest in both the academic and clinical dentistry. His belief in lifelong learning was rewarded with a diploma in Postgraduate Dental Studies in 2004.
David lectures to students and dentists regularly in the UK and abroad. He has recently completed a three year Master’s degree in Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics (the first of its kind in Europe) in order to responsibly deliver anti-wrinkle treatments, facial fillers and rejuvenating facial skin peels to his patients.
David, his wife and two daughters keep active with their love of tennis, cycling and skiing.
BDS MJDF RCS (ENG)
GDC No 243819
Sinéad is a graduate of Queen’s University Belfast. She graduated in 2013 with distinctions in Conservation, Oral Surgery and Prosthetics. Following graduation, she completed her Dental Foundation Training at Rhiwbina Dental, after which she was invited to become an Associate Dentist. She thoroughly enjoys practising dentistry in a surgery that sits at the forefront of modern clinical practice.
Sinéad has undertaken her postgraduate examinations and is now a member of the Royal College of Surgeons (England). Sinéad has also completed the ITI Foundation in Dental Implants (2015).
Sinéad also works as a Clinical Research Fellow at Bristol Dental Hospital, University of Bristol where she is interested in research relating to Periodontal conditions. She is currently working towards her Master’s Degree by researching at the University of Bristol.
Sinéad is currently an active member of British Society of Periodontology (BSP), British Dental Association (BDA) and International Team for Implantology (ITI).
GDC No 65149
Alison gained her BDS from the University of Wales in 1990. After a post-graduate year in Nottingham, she has worked in Cardiff ever since (half of this time at Rhiwbina Dental), providing friendly, compassionate family dentistry. In 2005 she obtained her DPDS.
She has a keen interest in cosmetic dentistry, and particularly enjoys using her artistic skills to provide patients with natural-looking smiles, often with minimally invasive adhesive techniques.
Her hobbies include stained and fused glass, music and walking her rescue Staffie. Alison loves a good film or book and is always keen to swap tips with patients. She lives in Whitchurch with her family and other animals.
Wynn qualified in Dentistry at the Welsh National School of Medicine in 1984 and went on to achieve his DPDS in 2006. Since graduating Wynn has been in private practice.
Wynn has had a keen interest in aesthetics and restorative dentistry and has lectured extensively around the UK, Ireland and the United States of America. He has also had many articles published in Dental Journals.
Wynn’s aim is to achieve the very best cosmetic result with the absolute minimum of tooth reduction. He believes that the wealth of tradition, combined with the very latest treatments, gives the practice a very special atmosphere.
BDS MFDS RDS (Ed)
GDC No 112792
Cameron graduated from Bristol Dental School in 2007. Following further study and examination he was awarded Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons by the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. In 2013 he successfully completed a two-year diploma in Endodontic Sciences at the world-renowned UCL Eastman Dental Institute.
This has allowed Cameron to provide root canal treatment to the highest standards and he accepts referrals from General Dental Practitioners for this service.
He continues his studies in this area and is also involved in the teaching of endodontics to both dental students and qualified dentists. In the future, following further training, Cameron plans to apply to be registered as a specialist. In his spare time, Cameron is a keen sportsman and loves to play tennis.
BDS (Edin), DGDP (UK)
GDC No 58901
Colin graduated from Edinburgh in 1984, moving to Cardiff to join a specialist restorative practice founded by Eric Joseph in Cathedral Road, eventually taking over from Eric in 1996. In 2015, Colin brought the Cathedral Road practice to join Rhiwbina Dental at The Pines.
Colin is an experienced dental practitioner and has developed a reputation for quality and thoroughness in his practising career.
Colin is experienced in treating advanced restorative and cosmetic cases. He has been undertaking the restorative phase of dental implant treatments since 1990, working with oral surgery specialists. He has been using Astra Tech implants throughout this period and has extensive knowledge of the system, using all types of fixed, fixed/removable, over denture and precision attachment combinations.
Colin has lectured both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He is a Fellow of the International Academy for Dento-Facial Aesthetics, and is a member of the British Society for Restorative Dentistry, the Association of Dental Implantology and the British Endodontic Society. A co-founder of the South East Wales Independent Practitioner Group, he has also held the posts of Treasurer, Secretary and Divisional Director for the South Wales Division of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners.
Colin and his wife Carolyn are local to the area and have four daughters. He has many interests, including angling, motorcycling, playing guitar and beekeeping, among others.
Jane began her career in dentistry at the age of 16 when she started working as a trainee dental nurse. She joined Rhiwbina Dental in 1989, and when Nick Claydon bought the practice in 1997, Jane became his practice manager.
The role of practice manager evolved dramatically with the growth and expansion of the practice, a journey which has been both challenging and rewarding. Jane thoroughly enjoys the environment she has helped to create at Rhiwbina Dental. She continues to deliver personal and professional care across the practice and is respected by patients and business partners alike.
GDC No 109573
Heather qualified from Cardiff Dental Hospital in 2007 as a dental therapist and two weeks later joined the team here at Rhiwbina Dental. Heather has also spent three years working in the community dental service, working with children and adults with special needs.
GDC No 167634
GDC No 259371
GDC No 2632
Wendy qualified as a dental hygienist at Cardiff Dental School in 1983. Since qualifying she has worked in Orthodontic, Private and NHS practices.
Over the years, she has continued expanding her skills in advanced periodontal disease using local anaesthesia and performing tooth whitening treatments using safe and effective methods.
Wendy is a welsh speaker. In her spare time, she enjoys running and walks in the country with her golden retriever.