Meet The Team

Our friendly team is highly skilled and trained to a high standard. They are continuously developing their skills further so that they can deliver the best standard of care to our patients. We are up to date with modern dentistry and encourage preventative techniques to help patients maintain a decay free mouth and stop the progression of gum disease.

Find out more about our dental team below by clicking on their image.

Dentists

DR ADRIAN THORP, SPECIALIST ORAL SURGEON, GDC 76333

BDS, LLB (HONS), MFDS RCS (ENG), M SURG DENT RCS (ENG), MACADMED,
FDS RCSED, FDTFED, PG CERT IMPLANTOLOGY

DIRECTOR OF DANT Y COED DENTAL PRACTICE LTD – PRINCIPLE DENTIST

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery 1999
  • Membership to the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (Gold Medal) 2002
  • Specialty Diploma of Membership in Surgical Dentistry of the Royal College of Surgeons of England 2006
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Implantology 2010
  • Med FX Certificates for Facial Rejuvination Techniques (Botulinum Toxin Type A and Hyaluronic Acid Fillers) 2006
  • Fellowship of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2016
  • Bachelor of Law (Hons) Huddersfield 2017

AFFILIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • General Dental Council
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • British Dental Association& BDA Good Practice
  • British Association of Oral Surgeons
  • British Dental Health Foundation
  • IndepenDent Dental Plans
  • General Implant and Forum Training Group
  • JCCP – Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners
  • Academy of Medical Educators
  • Fellow of The Dental Trainers Faculty, RCS Edinburgh
  • Dental Sedation Teaching Group

MORE ABOUT ADRIAN

Adrian qualified in Dentistry from the University of Liverpool in 1999 where he spent his last year as a Dental Student President. He then pursued a career in the hospital services for some time before returning to both practice and hospital services. The early part of his career formulated his training in Oral Surgery which led initially to the completion of the MFDS RCS (Eng) (for which he attained the Gold Medal). From there Adrian continued along the extensive Oral Surgery career pathway which culminated in the prestigious award of the Speciality Diploma of Membership for the Royal College of Surgeons of England (M Surg Dent RCS (Eng), along with entry onto the Specialist List for Oral Surgery held with the General Dental Council and has now gained a Fellowship award (FDS RCSEd). The Fellowship in Dental Surgery is internationally recognised as the highest College award in Dentistry. Adrian also completed a Bachelor of Law at Huddersfield University in 2017.

During his career, he has also been able to develop his interests in other areas of dentistry including Cosmetic Dentistry and treatment of anxious patients. Dr Thorp can provide dental treatment and Oral Surgery under intravenous or oral Sedation. As well as being involved in dental health care, he is also a qualified Facial Rejuvenation and Aesthetics Practitioner and has been providing treatments via non surgical techniques such as Botox and Fillers since 2006.

Adrian is also an examiner for Diplomas in Oral Surgery / MJDF, Royal College of Surgeons for England, a Primary Dental Care Advisor for Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board, completes medio-legal reports for solicitors, and was recently asked to join the steering group for the development of E-referrals Pan-Wales.

Adrian has recently become the Training Programme Director for Dental Foundation Training (Cardiff University).

Out of Dentistry, Adrian has a passion for running. He has completed many marathons (including The London Marathon which he has successfully accomplished three times) and numerous half marathons, raising money for the National Autistic Society.

Dr Adrian Thorp
Principle Dentist

DR RAVI BOOJAWON, GDC 76299

BSC (HONS), BDS, MFDS.RCS(ENG), CLIN.CERT.SED, PGCERT IMPLANTOLOGY, PGCE, MACADMED

QUALIFICATIONS

• Bachelor of Science with Honours in Pharmacology 1994
• Bachelor of Dental Surgery 1999
• Membership to the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England 2004
• Postgraduate Certificate in Conscious Sedation 2005
• Postgraduate Certificate in Implantology 2010
• Med FX Certificates for Facial Rejuvenation Techniques (Botulinum Toxin Type A and Hyaluronic Acid Fillers) 2006
• Invisalign Provider
• DwSI Accreditation BUC Orthodontics 2016
• PGCE Teaching and Learning in Clinical Practice (Edge Hill University 2016)
• Completing a Diploma in Restorative Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons of England 2020

AFFILIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

• General Dental Council
• Royal College of Surgeons of England
• Faculty of General Dental Practitioners
• British Dental Association& BDA Good Practice
• British Orthodontic Society
• British Dental Health Foundation
• IndepenDent Dental Plans
• General Implant and Forum Training Group
• Invisalign Provider Group
• Academy of Medical Educators
• Dental Sedation Teaching Group

MORE ABOUT RAVI

Ravi qualified in Dentistry from the University of Liverpool in 1999, gaining the Walter Thomas prize in Oral Medicine and Oral Surgery as well as the Chrstopher Bushell Scholarship.He also gained an honours degree from the University of Liverpool in Pharmacology in 1994. Ravi initially pursued a hospital career which culminated in gaining Membership to the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Ravi went on to work in general practice whilst still practicing in hospital and developed his interests in Orthodontics (using cosmetic methods such as Invisalign or fixed appliances to improve the positions of teeth), Endodontics (root canal treatment), Cosmetic Dentistry and treating anxious patients. Ravi is able to relieve any anxiety to treatment felt by the patient with either Intravenous or Oral Sedation and is qualified to teach Intravenous Sedation to his dental colleagues. Ravi is now in the process of completing a Diploma in Restorative Dentistry with Special Interest in Endodontics and Periodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Working with colleagues from the Royal College has developed his interest in digital dentistry which he utilises in his practice of Orthodontics and Restorative dentistry.

Ravi is an accredited Dentist with Specialist Interest in Orthodontics. He currently works as a Speciality Doctor in Orthodontics at Wrexham Maelor Hospital (and previously at Warrington and St Helens Hospital where he worked alongside Dr Ian Edwards (Consultant in Orthodontics) who also works with Ravi in practice). He is an active member of the Local Orthodontic Committee and has published numerous articles with the British Orthodontic Society. Ravi has received a PGCE in Teaching in the clinical environment, membership with the Academy of Medical Educators and has been a Dental Foundation Year 1 Trainer since 2012.

Out of Dentistry, Ravi is married and has two teenage sons. He has enjoyed running, having completed 3 marathons and numerous half marathons to raise money for the Clatterbridge Cancer Care Unit and Cancer Research.

Dr Ravi Boojawon
Principle Dentist

DR DANIEL PRIOR, GDC 209618

BDS, MFDS RCS (ED), PG DIP (RESTORATIVE)

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery 2011
  • Membership to the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2012
  • PG Dip (Restorative) Chester 2018

AFFILIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • General Dental Council
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • British Dental Association
  • IndepenDent Dental Plans

MORE ABOUT DANIEL

Dan qualified in Dentistry from the University of Liverpool in 2011. He completed his first DF1 training year as a newly qualified Dentist at Dant Y Coed Dental Practice and also successfully completed his entrance examination to become a Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Edinburgh 2012.

Initially Dan pursued a hospital career where he gained experience in Oral Surgery in the Maxi Facial Department. He returned to Dant Y Coed in 2014 as he missed general practice and now treats Private and NHS patients.

He has an interest in Root Canal Treatment, Tooth Wear, and Prosthetic Dentures. Dan has completed numerous courses in this field.

Dan has recently completed a Diploma in Restorative Dentistry and will go on to complete a Masters.

In his spare time, Dan enjoys running and is currently training for The MBNA Chester Marathon 2019.

Dr Daniel Prior
Associate Dentist

DR MARI JONES, GDC 209844

BDS

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery 2011

AFFILIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • General Dental Council
  • IndepenDent Dental Plans

MORE ABOUT MARI

Mari qualified in Dentistry from the University of Manchester in 2011.

Mari initially pursued a hospital career and gained experience in Oral Surgery in the Maxi Facial Department before joining Dant Y Coed Dental Practice in 2014.

Mari has a generalised interest in dentistry treating Private and NHS patients and would like to extend her knowledge further in Facial Rejuvenation, Restorative Dentistry and become an Invisalign Provider.

Mari enjoys spending time with her family, and loves travelling abroad as often as she can.

Dr Mari Jones
Associate Dentist

DR NAOISE CURRAN, GDC 250826

BDS, MFDS RCPS (GLASGOW)

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery 2014
  • Membership to the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow 2015

AFFILIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • General Dental Council
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow
  • IndepenDent Dental Plans

MORE ABOUT NAOISE

Naoise qualified in Dentistry from the University of Liverpool in 2014. She completed her first DF1 training year as a newly qualified Dentist at Dant Y Coed Dental Practice.

Following this Naoise carried out a 6 month DF2 post in the Oral and Maxillofacial department in Glan Clwyd Hospital which broadened her experience dealing with Trauma, Oral Cancer and Surgical Extractions. She completed the remainder of the year working as a dentist in Wrexham Community Dental Service. This gave her the opportunity to work with patients with complicated medical histories, anxious adults and children and patients with a wide range of disabilities.

Naoise has re-joined general practice after a short time travelling the USA and South America. She now works a shared week between Dant Y Coed Dental Practice and Church Street Clinic, Oswestry.

In her spare time, Naoise likes to explore the great outdoors, UK or abroad. She also loves shopping and spending time with friends and family.

Dr Naoise Curran
Associate Dentist

DR REBEKAH SANGSTER, GDC 263960

BDS, MFDS RCSED

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Science (Pharmacology) 2012
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery 2016
  • Membership to the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh 2018

AFFILIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • General Dental Council
  • Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
  • British Dental Association
  • IndepenDent Dental Plans

MORE ABOUT REBEKAH

Rebekah qualified in Dentistry from the University of Liverpool in 2016. She completed her first DF1 training year as a newly qualified Dentist at Kandy Lodge Dental Practice, Ruabon.

Following this Rebekah carried out a 6 month DCT1 post in the Oral and Maxillofacial department based in Glan Clwyd Hospital and Wrexham Maelor Hopsital. The post provided her with the opportunity to gain further skills in all aspects of Oral Surgery. She went on to complete the remainder of the year working as a Community Dental Officer in Wrexham Dental Centre where she treated adult patients with additional needs and children under Inhalation Sedation.

Rebekah joined Dant-Y-Coed Dental Practice in September 2018 and continues to provide all aspects of NHS and Private Dentistry as this is where her passion lies. She is due to attend the Mini Smile Makeover course in June 2019 to be able to provide additional Cosmetic treatments for her patients.

In her spare time, Rebekah enjoys making the most of the beautiful North Wales countryside and is out walking and hiking up Snowdon as often as she can.

Dr Rebekah Sangster
Associate Dentist

DR MAYOORAN KANDHASAMY, GDC 271706

BSC (HONS,)BDS

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Science with Honours in Pharmacology 2009
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery 2017

AFFILIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • General Dental Council
  • British Dental Association

MORE ABOUT MAYOORAN

Dr Kandhasamy qualified in Dentistry from the University of Central Lancashire and is currently completing his first DF1 training year as a newly qualified Dentist at Dant Y Coed Dental Practice.

Before completing his dental surgeon training, he gained an honours degree in Pharmacology, and worked as medical drugs representative for many years.

Dr Kandhasamyhas a generalised interest in dentistry and is currently working towards completing his entrance examination to become a Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

Dr Mayooran Kandhasamy
Associate Dentist

DR ELEN ROWLANDS, GDC 284901

BDS

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery 2019

AFFILIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • General Dental Council
  • British Dental Association

MORE ABOUT ELEN

Dr Rowlands qualified in Dentistry from the University of Birmingham and is currently completing her first DF1 training year as a newly qualified Dentist at Dant Y Coed Dental Practice.

Dr Rowlands has a many interests within dentistry and is currently working towards completing her entrance examination to become a Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of England.

In her spare time, Elen enjoys singing and playing musical instruments, such as the harp and piano. She likes to keep active and plays tennis regularly.

Dr Elen Rowlands
Dental Foundation Dentist

MR IAN EDWARDS, GDC 80920

BDS, MFDS M.ORTH FDS (ORTH) MDTFED RCS (ED) M PHIL

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery 2002
  • Membership to the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2012
  • Membership in Orthodontics to the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons

AFFILIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • General Dental Council
  • British Orthodontic Society
  • European Orthodontic Society

MORE ABOUT IAN

Ian qualified in Dentistry from the University of Sheffield in 2002, and successfully completed his entrance examination to become a Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Edinburgh 2004.

He finished his specialist orthodontic training in 2009. After gaining entry onto the orthodontic specialist list he did higher orthodontic training to enable him to become a consultant, which he completed in 2011.

Ian is a Consultant Orthodontist in Warrington and Runcorn in North Cheshire. He is an examiner and Specialist Advisor for the Royal College of Surgeons and has published in a number of peer review journals and presented at different forums including the British Orthodontic Conference.
He also teaches post-graduate dentists to become specialist orthodontists in the Mersey Deanery and is currently doing a Post-graduate Certificate in teaching at Edgehill University.

Ian Edwards
Consultant Orthodontist

Hygienist & Dental Therapists

Dawn Cleverley
Dental Hygienist

Jennifer Smallman
Dental Therapist

Anita Dunt
Dental Therapist

Molly Jones
Dental Therapist

Dental Nurses

Michelle Williams

Practice Manager / Dental Nurse GDC: 115665

Extended Duties: Dental Radiography, Oral Health Educator
Length of Service: From 2001

Carly Evans

Reception Manager / Dental Nurse GDC: 224849

Extended Duties: Dental Radiography, Oral Health Educator, Sedation, Impression taking
Length of Service: From 2013

Sian Pierce

Dental Nurse GDC No: 108696

Extended Duties: Dental Radiography
Length of Service: From 1987

Evonne Varsarhelyi

Dental Nurse/ BDA Good Practice Co-ordinator GDC No: 119162

Extended Duties: Dental Radiography, Sedation, Impression taking
Length of Service: From 2006

Marie Kingsnorth

Lead Dental Nurse/Receptionist GDC No: 114079

Extended Duties: Oral Health Educator, Impression taking, Fluoride Varnish Application
Length of Service: From 1997 to 2001, from 2007

Gemma Couzens

Dental Nurse GDC No: 135003

Length of Service: From 2003

Ashleigh Jenkins

Dental Nurse GDC No: 184653

Extended Duties: Oral Health Educator, Sedation
Length of Service: From 2007

Kayleigh Williams

Dental Nurse GDC NO: 184657

Length of Service: From 2007

Emma Davies

Dental Nurse/Receptionist GDC No: 243351

Extended Duties: Dental Radiography, Orthodontic Nursing
Length of Service: From 2011

Carla Haycocks

Dental Nurse GDC NO: 252083

Extended Duties: Dental Radiography
Length of Service: From 2016

Danielle Evans

Dental Nurse GDC NO: 251238

Length of Service: From 2012 to 2015, from 2018

Jessica Lucy

Dental Nurse/ Receptionist GDC NO: 257126

Extended Duties: Dental Radiography
Length of Service: From 2012

Anum Saeed

Dental Nurse GDC NO: 266204

Extended Duties: Dental Radiography
Length of Service: From 2016

Amy Hughes

Dental Nurse GDC NO: 275024

Length of Service: From 2016

Sarah Buchanan

Dental Nurse GDC NO: 273007

Length of Service: From 2019

Molly-Beth Lancelotte

Training Dental Nurse

Length of Service: From 2019

Sue Jones

Training Dental Nurse

Length of Service: From 2019

Receptionist

Sarah Langsdale

Receptionist

Length of Service: From 2018

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