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.
GDC No. 234637
Graduated from Wroclaw Medical University, Poland in 2006 and worked in South Wales since 2013. He joined the practice as an associate in 2015. Piotr has a special interest in restorative dentistry and prosthodontics. He lives in Cardiff.
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.
Dip Dent Hygiene (Cardiff 2012)
GDC No. 118204
I grew up in Caerphilly and qualified from Cardiff as a Dental Hygienist in 2012. I have worked in a wide range of clinical settings, delivering oral healthcare and education to patients who require special care to the needs of patients who require geriatric care.
I am currently working in private practice helping patients maintain healthy gums, advising on oral health thus preventing gum diseases and early tooth loss.
At weekends I enjoy motorcycle riding and also walking my five dogs. I also enjoy keeping fit, visiting the gym daily and playing hockey for my local team.
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.
Carys & Ellie 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.
Senior Dental Nurse
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2015
GDC No. 256305
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2019
Natasha and Ceri 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.