Andrew Thomas

Andrew Thomas B.D.S.(Hons) Wales 2001, B.Sc.(Hons)

Principal Dentist
GDC number 79548

Andrew has been working here since 2002 and has recently taken over as principal dentist. He works Monday to Friday and offers early morning and evening appointments.

He is a relaxed, friendly, open and communicative dentist whose main aims are putting all of his patients at ease and providing safe, appropriate and quality dental care.

Originally from Cardiff, Andrew qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 2001 with Distinction and Honours after winning the Trevor Tranter, Alan & Cyril Body and Alumni prizes during his time there. He had previously obtained a degree in Biochemistry at the University of Wales in Cardiff.

Andrew’s special interest is Invisalign and he is a certified Invisalign provider and an exclusive member of the MiSmile Network (one of the UK’s biggest providers of Invisalign) for Cardiff and the surrounding areas. He has invested a lot of time and energy into using and understanding this state-of-the-art orthodontic system which is a comfortable and discreet alternative to fixed metal braces.

Andrew works closely with all other members of our team including the hygienists and our dental lab technicians to provide integrated quality dental care for all patients. He provides a wide range of routine dental treatments for all the family as well as more complex restorative work including crowns, bridges, veneers and internal tooth bleaching.

Andrew has also undertaken training to become competent in providing anti-ageing facial rejuvenation treatments.

Ali

Ali Lowe, CEB Cert in Dental Hygiene (1991), B.Sc. (Hons).

Hygienist
GDC Number 4196

Ali is one of our fabulous hygienists and is a huge part of our practice. She qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1991 and has been working with us at the practice for over 20 years. In 2008, Ali won the prestigious title of UK Hygienist of the Year to add to several other awards that she has won.

Ali is very experienced and has a great passion for her job and educating both patients and the next generation of hygienists - she has a Diploma in Education and has lectured nationwide.

Ali enjoys writing articles for the local press and dental journals - she is on the publications committee of the Dental Health journal for Dental Hygienists and Therapists. She has also carried out consultancy work for various dental companies including Johnson & Johnson and GlaxoSmithKline. Ali is currently the Honorary Secretary for the British Society or Dental Hygiene and Therapy as well as its council representative for the South West and South Wales Regional Committee.

In December 2016, Ali graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with an honours degree in Dental Studies.

As well as with providing the full range of hygienist treatments, Ali has a special interest in orthodontic treatment and providing hygienist care for those undergoing orthodontic work. She is also trained in smoking cessation counselling.

As you can see, we are incredibly fortunate to have such a friendly, skilled and enthusiastic hygienist working with us, and we hope you will be able to meet Ali very soon

Carly

Carly Longbottom (was Bowd) Dip DH (2004)

Dental Hygienist
GDC Number 6540

As one of our wonderful dental hygienists, Carly is a big part of the team and is much valued by us all. She qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 2004 with distinction, also winning the General Dental Council prize for professionalism in 2004 and other awards from Cardiff Dental School for clinical excellence.

Carly has a wealth of experience in providing excellent patient care gained from working extensively in NHS and private and Denplan practices since qualification, and she loves her job as much now as she did the day she qualified.

Carly also regularly gives lectures for the students at Cardiff, Bristol and Portsmouth Dental Hospitals, is a Staff Hygienist at St. David’s Primary Care Dental Unit in Cardiff, and since 2013 has held the coveted position as a Key Opinion Leader for Swallow Dental Supplies. She is a member of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy and of the British Society of Periodontology.

We're very fortunate to have Carly working with us and she really likes meeting new patients as well as catching up, and maintaining relationships, with our regular patients, so we'd love for you to meet her soon.

Jo

Jo is the Treatment Coordinator for Invisalign in our practice. She has worked in dentistry for over 20 years and is especially interested in Orthodontics. She has worked alongside esteemed Consultants as a Dental Nurse, as well as helping patients at all stages of treatment as a Dental Hygienist. She has the added advantage of having had fixed Orthodontic braces as a teenager, followed by Invisalign braces as an adult. Please feel free to contact Jo for information about Invisalign, she'll be happy to help.

The rest of our fantastic team is made up of Kate Colgan (GDC number 127633), Lucy Mazoni (GDC number 156446), Jo Thomas (GDC number 5674), and Kim Handley.

Kate is a warm and friendly dental nurse and receptionist and has been at the practice for over 20 years. She is trained to take x-rays and use our iTero 3D scanner and loves her role as Invisalign and Facial Aesthetics coordinator and can put even the most anxious patients at ease with her great sense of humour.

Lucy has been with us since 2008 and is friendly, warm and patient with an excellent work ethic. As well as working hard in the surgeries as a dental nurse she is also a great asset on reception and keeps the practice running smoothly. She has a wealth of experience and knowledge and is very active outside work – she was a former junior British Karate champion.

And finally, last but certainly not least, since 2014 Kim has been on hand to answer your phone calls and give you a warm welcome when your arrive. She has a background in team leadership and customer care and we are proud to have her onboard. With her experience and expertise she has helped bring about numerous changes that have improved our practice. She is always happy to do what she can to make your experience as easy and enjoyable as possible, so there’s no doubt you’ll get to know Kim well.