Abersychan Dental Surgery
10 Broad Street, Abersychan, Pontypool
Torfaen, South Wales NP4 7BQ
Pontypool: 01495 775 252

Why Choose Us

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".

ANDREW JONES

Dentist
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

Dentist
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.

Peter Stefanczyk

Dentist
BDS (Poland)
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.

ELYSE MACDONALD

Hygienist
Dip Dent Hygiene (Cardiff 2020)
GDC No. 249308

Cardiff University graduate. I qualified with distinction and am proud to be winner of the Dental Excellence Award 2020. Although newly qualified I have worked in the dental sector for 8 years.

I am extremely passionate about oral health and strive to provide a high standard of care.

In my spare time I love to bake, and I am also an avid reader.

My top dental advice is 'clean every surface of every tooth, every day'

Harriet Thomas

Hygienist
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.

On 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.

DEBRA NASH

Practice Manager
National Certificate NEBDSA 1985 (Wales UK)

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.

DENTAL NURSES

Carys & Rhonda are qualified dental nurses and registered with the General Dental Council. They understand patient's anxiety when visiting the dentist and endeavour to put you at ease that your time with us is as pleasant as possible.

CARYS MILES

Senior Dental Nurse
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2015
GDC No. 256305

RHONDA BAKER

Dental Nurse
NVQ L3 Oral Health Care:Dental Nursing& Indp Asses City & Guilds 2009
Verified competency in Dental Nursing
GDC No. 139815

RECEPTIONISTS

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.