Our dedicated team are passionate about Dentistry. They have a wealth of experience, and are committed to providing the very best dental care to every patient they meet. Superbly supported by our skilled and knowledgeable nursing team, our team will make you feel immediately at ease - you are in good hands.
Principal Dentist, James Hayden, qualified at the University of Birmingham in 2007 with a distinction in Clinical Dentistry, and has since gained significant experience in General Dentistry across the UK, including placing and restoring Dental Implants. He has also gained valuable experience in Maxillofacial Surgery, and completed his Dental Implant training in 2013. He is soon to complete a Masters Degree in Dental Implantology and is a member of the International Team for Implants. James builds such trust and rapport with his patients, that some travel from London, Manchester and even abroad to continue seeing him. He is a watersports fanatic and can mostly be found on the beaches of Pembrokeshire kiting, sailing or indeed digging sandcastles and paddleboarding with his two young boys when he is not in clinic.
Associate Dentist Teleri Rosie (née Perks) qualified at the University of Cardiff in 2010, and has since gained experience in all areas of dentistry, both in Wales and in Australia. A keen runner and cyclist, Teleri is as likely to be found winning a long distance sporting challenge as she is knocking up a perfect Victoria sponge, and she is the founding member of Hayden Dental Bake Club. Teleri's patients love her gentle, patient and empathetic approach. She is Carmarthen born and bred and is a fluent Welsh speaker.
Associate Dentist Cerys Edwards graduated (alongside schoolmate Teleri) in 2010 from the University of Cardiff. Cerys has since gained significant experience in both General Practice and also in Hospital. Farmer's daughter Cerys is passionate about Dentistry; her studies and volunteering projects have taken her all over the world, enabling her to provide dental care to children and adults in remote locations in Belarus and Ghana. Her patients love her relaxed, informative and professional approach. Outside of work, Welsh-speaker Cerys enjoys baking, making and creating with her young daughter.
Associate Dentist, Nadia Khan, joined us in Summer 2018 having gained experience in Swansea following her graduation. Originally from Cumbria, Nadia fell in love with Wales during her time at Cardiff University, and has been making her way West ever since. Nadia is a skilled and dedicated Dentist, committed to going the extra mile for her patients. Nadia is a big sports fan and loves her American Football.
We are delighted to welcome Associate Dentist, Gemma Wheeler, who joined the team at the start of the year. Having graduated from Cardiff University in 2015, Gemma enjoyed a varied career as an Army Dentist before joining us. A talented and dedicated Dentist, Gemma has furthered her studies in Facial Aesthetics and is now able to offer cosmetic treatments at the practice including Botox and Fillers. A keen triathlete and hockey player, Gemma also loves travel and languages. We're thrilled to welcome Gemma to our team in Carmarthen - please give her a friendly welcome when you meet her over the next couple of months.
Our Hygienist, Alison Douch, who has been at the practice for many years, is available for appointments on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Alison, loved by her patients for her thorough but gentle approach, as well as her good banter and raucous laugh, is arguably Swansea City's biggest fan and travels regularly, including internationally, to support her team.
James Hayden BDS (Birm) MJDF RCS (Eng), Principal Dental Surgeon, GDC# 112822
Our friendly, knowledgable support team have more than 100 years experience between them. Professional and approachable, our team are here to help whether you have a query about your appointment, you're feeling nervous about treatment, you'd like assistance in surgery, or you just want a friendly face to meet you and show you round the practice before you attend for the first time.
The team are all passionate about Dentistry and have a breadth of interests and additional qualifications, from Oral Hygiene Education to Fluoride Application, to Dental Implant Nursing Certificates. Many team members speak Welsh, and our talented team are also able to assist with Spanish and Polish translation, just ask, we're here to help.