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Smiles Dental, Anglesey
Smiles Dental, Anglesey aims to help you achieve a smile you can be proud of. Our staff are committed to providing education & information & we aim to make your visits to the practice a relaxed & anxiety-free experience.
The practice does not have its own car park, however, there is a large pay & display car park just around the corner within a minutes walking distance.
If you are looking for a dentist in Anglesey please contact us to make an appointment or submit an enquiry here.
BDS (Wal) MFDS RCS (Eng) PG Cert Endodontics (Chester) Dip Rest Dent RCS (Eng) GDC No. 83557
Mike, originally from Penygroes, near Caernarfon, graduated with merit from Anglesey Dental School in the summer of 2004. In August of that year, he moved back up to North Wales to undertake vocational training (an apprenticeship scheme) in Penrhyndeudreth, near Porthmadog. He worked there for two years, initially as an NHS Dentist, before becoming responsible for the care of 700 adult Denplan patients who had transferred from a nearby practice which was closing down.
In the summer of 2006, he left Penrhyndeudraeth to work in a hospital setting, in the oral/maxillofacial surgery departments at Ysbyty Gwynedd (Bangor), Glan Clwyd, Llandudno & Wrexham. During this time, he passed his examination to gain membership of the prestigious dental faculty at the Royal College of Surgeons in London. In his hospital job he gained valuable experience in dealing with facial trauma, skin cancers, difficult extractions, & assisting with the surgical & medical management of patients who had head & neck cancers, under the direct supervision of the Consultants.
In the summer of 2007, he returned to dental practice & worked part time with Dr Graham Roy in Menai Bridge. At the beginning Mike devoted one day a week with Dr Roy as his Implant Assistant, where he saw many intricate surgical procedures. He is a member of the ITI (International Team for Implantology), a worldwide prestigious organisation, & he is mentored in-house by Dr Roy in the field of implantology. He assists Dr Roy with his post graduate dental study group for local Dentists, & he has also presented lectures on a few occasions at the Welsh Dental Society annual conferences. Mike also has a keen interest in the field of endodontics, & has a Certificate in Endodontics from the University of Chester in 2008. Between 2008 & 2010, Mike studied part time for his Diploma in Restorative Dentistry with the Royal College of Surgeons, & passed in January 2010. He is also an approved Invisalign provider since 2009 using clear, almost invisible braces to move teeth. He is currently pursuing his studies in restorative dentistry at the University of Leeds, where he will hopefully finish his MSc course in the autumn of 2011. Mike is also keen to take the Diploma exam in implant dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, & is currently studying & collecting relevant cases to sit this exam in the near future. His main interests in dentistry are periodontics (treatment of gums), endodontics (root canal treatment), implantology (replacing teeth), & treatment of tooth wear, especially erosion involving dietary acids. He published a paper in Dental Update in 2008 on ‘Alcopop induced dental erosion: Management in General Dental Practice’. His current MSc research is also in the field of erosion.
Mike was also winner of both the “Best Young Dentist” South West & Wales 2010 at the Dentistry Awards 2010 & one of only nine finalists in the “Dentist of the Year” category at the Dental Awards 2011. He was also short listed in March for the “Smile Awards 2011″, under the category of “Conservative Composite Smile”
He is married to Nia, & has a young son called Osian. His interests outside dentistry are football, golf & hill walking.
BDS, MGDS (RCS) ITI Fellow DL GDC No. 40582
Graduated with a BDS from Liverpool in 1965. Hospital posts in periodontics, restorative dentistry & radiology. Five year short service commission (RAF). Started Practice at 5 Askew Street in Sep 1971. NHS practice restricted to under 18s from September 1976. Numerous postgraduate courses mainly involving periodontics/restorative dentistry. 1980 Certificate in Guided Tissue Regeneration. 1985 first implant placed for the practice as part of a large scale restorative case. 1989 gained MGDS (London) by examination. 1989 began to place implants in selected cases. 2008 Elected to ITI Fellowship Current practice is limited to complex multidisciplinary cases with,or without implants. 2006 to 2009 involved in research project on functional occlusion with Ron Presswood & a team of Clinicians & Sports Physiologists at Loughborough. Concept of Posterior Guided Occlusion has evolved from this work. Papers in progress.
Hygienist GDC No. 6446
Paula qualified in 2004 as a Dental Hygienist from Liverpool Dental Hospital School of Dental Hygiene.
Paula joined the practice in 2009 & also works in private practices throughout North Wales. Paula is committed to giving patients the best possible care & help in achieving maximum oral care.
In her free time she enjoys travelling, reading & going to the gym.
Dr Oliver qualified as a medical doctor at Granada´s University (Spain) in 1988, being awarded as Academic Reporter by the Royal Academy of Medical and Surgeons for his excellence on anatomical research. In 1991 he qualified as a dentist at Complutense’s University of Madrid, there he was the students representative and founding member of the dental student’s national association, also part of the scientific committee for the First Dental Forum of that University. He aspires to combine science and art to give his dentistry the most natural possible resemblance, from a single filling to complex implant rehabilitation. His main interests within dentistry are within the fields of aesthetics and implants, which he has been placing since 2005. Santiago has a strong commitment to continual professional development ensuring that he practices at the very forefront of dentistry, using the very latest techniques.
Santiago lives locally and has been working in North wales since 2010. His hobbies include handcrafting and graphic design.