Meet the Team
All our dentists adhere to the rules governing the profession under strict guidance from the General Dental Council (GDC) "Standards for Dental Professionals".
BDS (Wales) ACIArb (1984)
GDC No. 59022
I grew up in Newport and qualified in Cardiff. After working on the South Coast I returned to South Wales and opened Abersychan Dental Surgery in 1997. Nurturing and growing the practice to deliver highest possible care to our patients. I also work as an arbitrator and Dental Advisor. I have a special interest in minimal invasive dentistry preserving as much of natural tooth as possible.
Outside of work I enjoy swimming, marine aquarium, walking our dogs and traveling.
SARAH AL SHAMMA
BDS (England 1992)
GDC No. 67918
I qualified in London where I gained valuable experience working in several different practices. I moved to Wales in 1997 and began working in Abersychan. I settled in Newport with my husband and two children. The provision of quality, caring dentistry is my priority and I am proud to have helped deliver this to the local community over the last 17 years.
In 2004 I lead my team in achieving the British Dental Association Good Practice Scheme Award, one of the first practices in South Wales to do so. We have now been members of the scheme for 10 years and in recognition have been awarded Gold Membership.
Outside work I enjoy spending treasured time with my family and friends. I have a keen interest in cooking and I also enjoy travelling.
Therapist & Hygienist
Dip Dental Therapy & Hygiene (Cardiff 2007)
GDC No. 109683
I qualified in Cardiff and grew up in Risca and have two teenage daughters. I have worked in a community hospital and nursing homes helping the elderly and special needs patients with their oral health. I am a member of the British Society of Periodontology. I can help you maintain healthy gums and advise you on your oral health, preventing gum disease and early tooth loss.
CEB Dip Dent Hygiene (Cardiff 1994)
GDC No. 4717
I qualified in Cardiff in 1994 and have worked mainly in general practice. I have also worked at Cardiff Dental Hospital with patients who require special care and complex periodontal treatment.
I have worked at the practice for 17 years. I feel that continuity of care is paramount for our patients. I am passionate about providing the best care for our patients to help them maintain their oral health.
National Certificate NEBDSA 1985 (Wales UK)
GDC No. 156067
After working in the local community for many years as a dental nurse I began working at our Abersychan practice when opened in 1997. I later became practice manager and feel very proud to work with a highly professional team providing excellent, caring dentistry to new and longstanding patients.
Special moments at the surgery include achieving the British Dental Association Good Practice Scheme Award and becoming Denplan Excel Accredited.
Emma and Carys are qualified dental nurses and registered with the General Dental Council. They understand patients anxiety when visiting the dentist and endeavour to put you at ease that your time with us is as pleasant as possible.
National Certificate NEBDN 2003 (Wales UK)
GDC No. 119372
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2015
GDC No. 256305
Joanne and Natasha are our front of desk experienced team. They offer a warm and friendly welcome and are always happy to help with any queries you might have.