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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: 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: 244196

Dr. Daniel Williams
BDS (Wales)

Associate Dentist

Daniel is originally from Swansea and studied for a degree in Biochemistry at Cardiff University, graduating in 2008. Having wanted to be a dentist from the age of 14 he then went on to study Dentistry at The University of Bristol, earning his BDS in 2013.

Daniel has been providing comprehensive dental care for his patients in both NHS and Private dental surgeries in Swansea, Neath and Hereford since graduating. Daniel has experience in helping dentally anxious patients and has had the pleasure of caring for four generations of family members, which stands testament to the care Daniel provides.

Daniel is passionate about Dentistry and sets himself very high standards when delivering dental care. Daniel enjoys further enhancing his dental skills and has undergone further training in dental photography, dental veneers, smile design and smile makeovers using composite resin (tooth coloured filling material). Daniel has a certificate in Restorative Dentistry from a year long programme in London with Professor Paul Tipton being awarded ‘Best Dentist’ in 2017.

Currently Daniel is undergoing Dental Implant training on Harley Street, London in a year long programme with Dr Fazeela Kahn-Osbourne.

Daniel prides himself on his high quality dental care and particularly enjoys restorative dentistry, which includes dental veneers, crowns and bridges. Daniel enjoys transforming his patient’s smiles and the huge benefit this has on his patient’s lives.

Daniel enjoys most things related to health and fitness and enjoys keeping fit. Daniel has played both football and rugby and more recently has taken up golf.

GDC Number: 103488

Dr Craig Mallorie
BDS (Hons) Wales, MJDF Royal College of Surgeons of England,
Grad.Dip.Clin.Dent. (Dental Implants) Sydney,
Grad.Dip.Clin.Dent. (Dental Sedation) KCLondon,
Pg Cert (Clinical Education) Edinburgh,
Grad.Dip.Clin.Dent. (Oral Surgery) London

Dental Surgeon with Special Interest in Dental Implants, Oral Surgery and Dental Sedation

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. 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.

Dr Mallorie has been placing dental implants for well over 11 years with current overall success rates in excess of 98-percent so you can rest assured you are in great hands. He 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 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.

Dr Mallorie is an active member of the British Association of Oral Surgeons, and whilst living in London he was their London Regional Representative.

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 is married with two young boys and loves nothing more than hiking in the Brecon Beacons with the family.

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.

 

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