Meet The Team


GDC Number: 79155

Dr Alan Richard Woods BDS (Bris) PgDip Med Ed (Bed)

Principal Dentist

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

Dr Christopher Woods BDS (Bris) MFDS RCS (Ed) PgCert DentEd (Bed)

Principal Dentist

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: 67418

Dr Rob Adams BDS, FDS RCS(Eng), MSurgDent RCS, MSc (UCL, Implant Dentistry)

Specialist in Oral Surgery

Rob Adams is a highly experienced dental implant practitioner and GDC registered Specialist in Oral Surgery. Rob qualified in 1992 and then worked in the hospital service for seven years gaining FDS RCS(Eng) in 1995 and MSurgDent RCS in 2000.

In 2001 Rob passed, with distinction, the MSc in Implant dentistry at the Eastman Dental Hospital. Following completion of the MSc, Rob moved into dental practice and since 2006 has limited his work to dental implantology, bone augmentation and oral surgery procedures.

Rob is a part-time Clinical Lecturer in Dental implantology at the University of Wales, College of Medicine teaching postgraduate courses including an MSc programme, bone grafting and soft tissue grafting courses. Rob has been invited to lecture nationally and internationally on the surgical aspects of implantology. This has included talks at Astra-Tech Live in Gothenburg, ABAOMS, BAOS and EFOSS conferences. Rob is a member of the Association of Dental Implantology, European Association for Osseointegration. He is a Fellow of the International Congress of OraI Implantology and a member of the Astra PEERS group.

Rob grew up in Portsmouth to welsh parents. He has many family members in the Llanelli area. Rob lives in Cardiff with his partner Nicola and little boy Theo. In his spare time, he enjoys watching any sport and running and cycling (both slowly).

GDC Number: 211745

Dr Edward Nicholas Packer BDS (Wales)

Associate Dentist

Nick completed his dental undergraduate training at Cardiff University, gaining a BDS (Hons) in 2011. He spent his foundation training and first few years in general practice in Carmarthenshire, before returning to his hometown of Swansea as an associate with Woods Dental in 2014. Nick also works as a part-time clinical lecturer at Cardiff University Dental School mentoring dental students developing their clinical skills.

Nick has been active in progressing in his dental career since graduation. He has completed further training in restorative dentistry including year-long Certificate in Restorative Dentistry under Professor Paul Tipton. This has further enabled Nick to provide high-quality treatments for patients and has been granted membership into the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry in recognition of his skills.

Nick also has an interest in removable orthodontics and is a certified Inman Aligner and ClearSmile user, providing patients with the latest systems to straighten teeth. He also performs facial aesthetics treatments and is able to provide his patients with dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle treatments.

Nick creates a friendly, informal environment in his dental surgery where his patients feel comfortable. He places a strong focus on preventative dentistry and enjoys helping his patients achieve their dental goals through minimally invasive methods.

In his spare time, Nick can often be seen supporting or performing in local theatre, or as a guest vocalist in fundraising events. He is also a keen follower of Welsh rugby and British tennis.

GDC Number: 259081

Dr Michael McDonnell

Associate Dentist

Michael is originally from Manchester and moved to Cardiff in 2010 where he began his dental studies, graduating with an honours degree in 2015.

After qualifying Michael gained additional experience working in both Taff’s Well and Rumney near Cardiff.

Michael enjoys spending time with anxious patients and children in order to create a calm and friendly environment.

Having an interest in aesthetic and restorative dentistry Michael is experienced in providing same day ceramic treatment with CEREC. Michael is constantly looking to further his knowledge in this field of Aesthetic and Restorative dentistry in order to provide the highest quality of care.

In his spare time, Michael enjoys staying active and has recently taken up snowboarding. When taking a break from gracefully falling down the slopes on his face he is a big sports fan and since moving to Wales has become a keen rugby follower.

GDC Number: 6551

Claire Williams Dip Dent Therapy

Dental Therapist

When it comes to prevention, Claire in an invaluable asset to the practice. Claire works alongside our other therapist Annelize in providing hygiene care to our patients. Being a Dental Therapist also means she can carry out a full array of restorative treatments on Adults and Children.

Claire qualified as a Dental Therapist from University Dental Hospital Cardiff in 2004. She is also a qualified Dental Hygienist and Dental Nurse. She has worked in Hospital and community dental settings over her career but has now returned to general dental practice.

In her spare time Claire enjoys being with her young family. She enjoys mountain walking and is also a qualified PADI scuba diving instructor and enjoys any time spent under the water.

GDC Number: 101298

Annelize Clarke Dip Dent Ther

Dental Therapist

Annelize is one of our valued team members. Being a dental therapist she is able to carry out a full array of restorative treatments on both adults and children under the prescription of the dentist. Her role also includes helping maintain the oral health of our patients with hygiene treatments.

Annelize studied at the Eastman Dental Hospital, London and qualified as a Hygienist and Therapist in 2005. Originally from South Africa, living in the UK for the past 20 years. She has worked in a variety of practice from England to Wales.

Annelize is passionate about all aspects of dentistry, attending regular courses to keep up with professional development. She will ensure you receive the highest standards of dental care in a friendly and welcoming environment.

In her spare time she likes walking, skiing and travelling and is a proud mum of a spectacular 5 year old son.


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