GDC Number: 79155
Richard studied at the University of Bristol Dental School and qualified in 2001. Having come from Neath originally, he came back to South Wales to develop his dentistry further. Having worked in General and Family Dental practices in South and West Wales since qualifying, he has invested a great deal of time on many courses across the UK to enhance his skills in Cosmetic and Complex Dentistry. Richard is committed to post graduate education and has travelled extensively to further his knowledge and skills in cosmetic dentistry and has undertaken a year-long Certificate Course in Dental Implantology with one of the UK’s leading Implant Dentists.
Richard is also an Educational Supervisor for Dental Foundation Training and has completed Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Education with the University of Bedfordshire. Richard enjoys his work with the Wales Deanery helping mentor young dentists and aid their career progression.
Richard aims to provide the latest techniques and experiences here to Swansea without you having to travel further afield. Richard has a calm and caring manner and loves to build a rapport with his patients, especially those that follow his beloved Ospreys!
When away from work Richard has a young family and feels he has to be just as quick as when he did Athletics just to catch up to them. Having always enjoyed sports Richard has now hung up his boots but still actively follows the Ospreys and the Swans, as well as almost any other sports. In his spare time, Richard enjoys travelling, sampling foods and cultures. Richard brings this home and is a keen amateur cook, you never know one day he may even enter Masterchef!!!
GDC Number: 82858
Originally from Neath, Chris followed in his brothers’ footsteps and studied dentistry at the University of Bristol (BDS). Following graduation Chris returned to South Wales to pursue his career, starting in a general dental practice and later as a Clinical Assistant in Oral Surgery at Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr Tydfil. He decided to further his surgical skills and maintained posts as Senior House Officer and then Clinical Fellow in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport. Extensive training at the Royal Gwent Hospital led to Chris being awarded The Diploma in Membership to the Faculty of Dental Surgery Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (MFDS RCS), in recognition of the development and depth of his surgical knowledge and skills.
Following the hospital appointments, Chris returned to general practice in 2008, combining his surgical skills with an interest in complex restorative dentistry. This has naturally led to an enthusiasm for placing and restoring dental implants, which marries the surgical and restorative fields of dentistry.
Chris is committed to post graduate education. He has completed a year-long Certificate in Implant Dentistry and studied for the 2-year Diploma programme in Restorative Dentistry with the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Chris is also an Educational Supervisor for Dental Foundation Training and has completed PgCert Dental Education with the University of Bedfordshire. This has enabled Chris to mentor many young dentists and pass on some of his knowledge and experience, as well as his enthusiasm for all aspects of dentistry.
Chris loves to build a rapport with his patients and hopes this comes across in an enthusiastic, caring and approachable manner.
Chris is the proud father to wonderful (and very cheeky) twin girls who occupy most of his free time. In his rare spare time, Chris has a love of the outdoors, particularly enjoying skiing and mountain biking. However, his other hobby is cooking (and subsequently eating). He hopes to get the balance right at some point before his waistline expands too far!
GDC Number: 244196
GDC Number: 103488
Dr Mallorie has travelled the World to study the fine art of quality dental surgery on three continents. After completing undergraduate studies here in beautiful Wales (during which time he was awarded the Oral Surgery prize) he then completed further study at the Royal College of Surgeons, London. Following on from that Dr Mallorie spent some years working as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Senior House Officer in Wales involving many hours of oral surgery training and experience as well as being involved in teaching dental students how to remove complex wisdom teeth.
From there Dr Mallorie moved to Australia where he worked in the beautiful city of Melbourne in private practice. During his time there he dipped across the pond to California, USA where he completed a one-year Master Implant Clinician Program through the University of California Los Angeles and the Global Institute for Dental Education. Dr Mallorie finished the course as top student amongst the international intake of 150 Master Clinician’s. Following on from this, and thirsty for more study, he went on to complete a Graduate Diploma in Dental Implants from Sydney University with distinction whilst also maintaining busy private practice in Melbourne.
Dr Mallorie has presented/lectured in the field of oral surgery and dental implants in China, The Netherlands, USA, Australia and here in the UK. Whilst in Australia he was appointed Director of the Melbourne gIDE Master Implant Clinician Study Club from 2011-2014. He has also found time over the years to publish research papers in well-respected academic journals such as the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and the Angle Orthodontist.
Upon his return to the UK Dr Mallorie completed postgraduate training in Dental Sedation at the prestigious King’s College London. Following completion of this degree Dr Mallorie worked on Harley Street in London which is arguably the most World-renowned medical district. The practice he worked at was the longest-established private dental surgery in the UK and working within its walls enabled him to continue to provide high quality care for his patients. During his time in London Dr Mallorie spent one day every week working as a Clinical Teacher in Oral Surgery at the World Class training facility King’s College Hospital Oral Surgery Department. Here he spent his time teaching budding dental surgeons oral surgery and dental sedation skills. Also during his time in London Dr Mallorie completed his Masters in Oral Surgery.
Dr Mallorie has been placing dental implants for well over 14 years with current success rates in excess of 98-percent so you can rest assured you are in great hands.
Safe to say Dr Mallorie is well versed and experienced in dealing with all manner of dental implant cases from a single missing tooth replacement to a total smile rehabilitation with techniques such as “All-on-4” and “Teeth-in-a-day”. In addition, he is also highly skilled at removing wisdom teeth, no matter how impacted they are, using techniques he has learned over the years to help ensure the treatment is as comfortable for his patients as possible.
Dr Mallorie now works part-time as a Specialty Dental Surgeon in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Cardiff’s University Dental Hospital performing all manner of oral surgery procedures under both local and general anaesthetic as well as teaching junior dental surgeons. The rest of his time is spent providing oral surgery procedures, dental implants and sedation treatments for private dental practices in South Wales.
Patient safety is something Dr Mallorie is very passionate about so as well as having undergone Advanced Life Support training, Dr Mallorie is a certified Basic Life Support trainer/assesser. This means that he regularly takes time out to teach and assess local healthcare workers these life saving skills in case they should need them in an emergency situation.
Dr Mallorie is an active member of the British Association of Oral Surgeons, the European Association of Dental Implantologists and the Global Institute for Dental Education. Whilst in London he was appointed as the London regional representative for the British Association of Oral Surgeons (BAOS). Since being back in South Wales he has been appointed the regional representative for the BAOS for Wales. He is also an External Examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons, London which involves writing exam questions and adjudicating for national dental surgery exams.
Away from the surgery Dr Mallorie also likes a challenge and over the years he has completed events such as the Tough Mudder in Australia, Tough Guy in England, The Mighty Deer Stalker in Scotland, and The World Bog Snorkelling Championships here in Wales. He loves nothing more than being out hiking in the beautiful Breacon Beacons.
Geraint is originally from Merthyr Tydfil. He qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1984 initially working in the Oral Surgery department before entering general practice in Cwmbran as an associate. He started his own practice back in Merthyr in 1986, becoming a vocational trainer, mentoring young dentists and developing this to a three dentist and hygienist practice. In 1997 he started working as a clinical assistant in Orthodontics at Prince Charles Hospital and completed the Welsh Postgraduate Orthodontic Training Scheme. Spending more of his Clinical time treating Orthodontic patients, in 2007 he was on the first intake of students on the Diploma in Primary Care Orthodontic Course run by the Royal College of Surgeons and the British Orthodontic Society, qualifying in 2010.
He sold the practice in 2014, and now spends the majority of his working time treating adults and children with fixed, removable and Invisalign braces in several practices. He is married with two grown up children and two dogs. He enjoys gardening, diy, going to rock concerts, often to see groups he grew up listening to ( the numbers of which are decreasing rapidly ! ). On an active note it’s yoga, walking and the occasional ski trip (trying to keep up with the kids and failing), that have taken over from running and karate.
Chloe studied in Cardiff University qualifying with a distinction in Dental Hygiene in 2018. On route to becoming a hygienist Chloe worked as a dental nurse for 10 years in the University dental hospital of Wales. This provided Chloe with the knowledge and skills required to treat a variety of patients with complex dental needs.
Chloe is passionate about providing patients with excellent care and guidance on how to maintain their own oral health, particularly around the prevention of gum disease. Chloe prides herself on her communication skills and making patients feel at ease when receiving treatment.
In her spare time Chloe enjoys regular exercise, travelling, socialising with friends and family and eating out. Chloe keeps up to date with the latest advances in Dentistry by attending meetings and conferences with her friends and colleagues. Chloe hopes to extend her skills in the future providing facial aesthetics.
Sam studied at the university of Cardiff, and trained within dental school at the Heath Hospital, graduating as a dental hygienist in 2019. Sam works alongside other hygienists at the practice to enhance patients awareness of their own oral hygiene as well as undertaking preventative treatment to care for his patients oral hygiene. Sam enjoys building a rapport with his patients and takes pride in trying to break the fear of seeing a dental hygienist through reassurance as well as support.
In his spare time Sam enjoys being around family and friends. Being Welsh, Sam has a big love for rugby both locally as well as on the international level, with his favourite rugby team being the Scarlets. Sam has also recently started indoor rock climbing.
GDC Number: 271435
Abi obtained her degree in 2017 after studying and living in Bristol for 5 years. After returning to the valleys Abi spent her foundation training year here at Woods Dental and then gained further experience working in the Community Dental Service and Oral and Maxillofacial surgery in Prince Charles Hospital.
It was with great pleasure that Abi chose to return to where she started her career and she now works with us as a General Dental Practitioner and part time in the Community Dental
Service taking care of vulnerable adults and Children.
In her spare time Abi enjoys spending time with family and friends, shopping and eating out!
GDC Number: 278122
Jamie is originally from Swansea but has lived in Germany and Holland (clue is in the name). Jamie first studied Biomedical science in Sheffield, before graduating Dental school in 2018 at King’s College London. Having moved back to Swansea for to complete his Dental Foundation Year Jamie was keen to stick around joined Woods Dental Practice in Sept 2019. Jamie has a keen interest in Oral Surgery and Cosmetic Dentistry.
Outside of work you will find Jamie bouldering and cycling. An interesting fact about Jamie: he played badminton for Wales at the Commonwealth games Delhi 2010.
GDC Number: 284679
Tess graduated from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2019. She is now based in Wales as part of her post-graduate training and is loving the change from a busy anonymous city to scenic beaches and friendly people.
In the future she hopes to build on her dental experience by working in a hospital, and to do voluntary dental work in developing countries.
Having lived in Spain, Tess speaks Spanish fluently and uses this to her advantage when travelling. She got a taste for travel as a child and now enjoys exploring different countries and cultures. She hopes to go on a world trip in the future and to combine this with dentistry if possible.
Tess has two younger brothers and this has taught her patience and tolerance! She enjoys baking (speciality: brownies), running and playing the piano.
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