tHE TEAM

MEET THE GLENHAVEN TEAM

Our dental team is comprised of highly trained and skilled professionals who are registered with the GDC. We are committed to ongoing training and education and many of our team have studied to gain extra qualifications.  We regularly attend training classes and dental lectures so we can offer the best techniques, procedures, products and equipment to our patients. We are members of various dental associations this enables us to keep up with advancements in the dental profession – providing you with the best care.

We feel it is important that our patients fully understand the diagnosis and treatment recommendations. Understanding your treatment needs allows you peace of mind and trust in the services we provide using treatment planning software and communication to help you visualise your personal dental plan.

DIRECTORS
DENTISTS

Dr. Mark Vincent
Associate Dental Surgeon

BDS. HONS (WALES)
MCGDent, PG CERT (AESTHETIC RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY), PG CERT (ADVANCED RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY)
GDC REG: 211165

Dr. Jack Thomas
ASSOCIATE DENTAL SURGEON

BDS. HONS (WALES) MFDS RSC (EDINBURGH) MSc (IMPLANTS)
GDC REG: 251141

DR. DAVID TAN
ASSOCIATE DENTAL SURGEON

BDS. HONS (CARDIFF), PG CERT (RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY)
GDC REG: 271720

DR. HARRIET BLUNDEN
ASSOCIATE DENTAL SURGEON

BDS (HONS) CARDIFF, MFDS (RCS Eng)
GDC REG: 289154

HYGIENISTS & THERAPISTS

Lisa Welch
Dental Hygienist

CEB Dip Dent Hygiene (Wales)
GDC Reg: 4501

NURSES & CO-ORDINATORS

Rachel Owen
FACIAL AESTHETICS CO-ORDINATOR,
RECEPTION ADVISOR & DENTAL NURSE

NEBDN (Wales)
GDC Reg: 141603

Jessica Hall
SENIOR NURSING CO-ORDINATOR,
IMPLANTS,
SEDATION & DENTAL NURSE

Dip. Dental Nursing (Wales)
GDC Reg: 253054

Toni Bowen
SENIOR NURSE & RECEPTION ADVISOR

Dip. Dental Nursing (Wales)
GDC Reg: 282512

Sophie Kestell
Reception Manager & Dental Nurse

Dip. Dental Nursing (Wales)
GDC Reg: 282734

Samantha Powell
RECEPTION ADVISOR

Dip. Dental Nursing (Wales)

Amy Berrow
EQUIPMENT CO-ORDINATOR & DENTAL NURSE

GDC Reg: 147255

Amelia Edmonds
IMPLANT ASSISTANT & DENTAL NURSE

DIPLOMA IN DENTAL NURSING LEVEL 3 QCF CITY AND GUILDS
GDC REG: AWAITING

Emma Zecca-Hawkins
INVISALIGN CO-ORDINATOR & DENTAL NURSE

DIPLOMA IN DENTAL NURSING LEVEL 3 QCF CITY AND GUILDS
GDC REG: 298974

Anna Jones
Social Media Co-Ordinator & Dental Nurse

DIPLOMA IN DENTAL NURSING LEVEL 3 QCF CITY AND GUILDS
GDC REG: 306055

LAURA HOPKINS
DENTAL NURSE

DIPLOMA IN DENTAL NURSING LEVEL 3 QCF CITY AND GUILDS
GDC REG: 313715

CHLOE PRICE
Dental Nurse

DIPLOMA IN DENTAL NURSING LEVEL 3 QCF CITY AND GUILDS
GDC REG: 312947

Dr Colin Griffiths

CLINICAL DIRECTOR & COMPANY OWNER
BDS (WALES). DPDS. MFGDP. RCS (ENG)

Colin qualified from the Welsh National School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1977. Whilst there he won the prestigious Franklin Williams Elective Prize. In 1996, Colin gained the Postgraduate Qualification, Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (MFGDP) from the Royal College of Surgeons, London. In 2000, following 3 years of study, Colin was the first dentist in Wales to be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Dental Studies (DPDS).

Colin has been involved in the postgraduate vocational training of dentists for over 20 years (DF1).In 2012 he was the only dentist in Wales to receive “The Best Award” presented by the Welsh Deanery of Postgraduate Medicine and Dentistry.

Unfortunately in 2021, following back surgery, Colin had to give up treating patients. However, he is still involved in managing the day-to-day running of the practice as its Clinical Director.

Mrs Denise Griffiths

BUSINESS DIRECTOR & COMPANY OWNER
DIP. ILM.

Denise qualified with distinction from the dental hospital in 1976 as a dental nurse. In her National exams, she came top in the country.

She then went on to become a Senior Dental Nurse, running the Oral Health low-line Department. She married Colin in 1979 and had 2 children, Christopher and Lara. She has worked with Colin for 40 years to build a practice to be proud of. She focused on Practice Management and attained a Diploma from the Institute of Leaders and Management.

Dr Lara D Vincent

DIRECTOR & PRINCIPAL DENTIST
BDS. HONS (WALES)
GDC REG: 194481

Lara qualified as a dental surgeon from Cardiff Dental University with Honours and has worked at Glenhaven Dental Care since graduating. Lara takes pride in working alongside her father, Colin and is a director of the company.

Lara has a keen interest in all aspects of dentistry but especially enjoys cosmetic dentistry. She has studied and written a paper on correct colour matching techniques in dentistry.
She takes pride in providing the highest standard of care and is dedicated to producing the best aesthetic results. Her interests include tooth whitening and tooth coloured restorations.

Since graduating Lara has continued her passion for aesthetics and has received post-graduate training in facial aesthetics including advanced training in the use of botulinum toxin (BTX) and facial fillers.

Lara is continuing her Postgraduate education and is currently studying for the Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties at The Royal College of Surgeons of England (MJDF RCS Eng). Lara has also completed Postgraduate courses studying various tooth straightening techniques (Orthodontics) with the use of clear braces and is currently undergoing further education with the use of Invisalign braces.

Lara’s artistic flair in dentistry is founded by her love and study of art. In her spare time, she also enjoys socialising with friends and spending time at the gym.

GDC Reg: 194481

To view Dr Lara D Griffiths’ Health Inspectorate of Wales (HIW) Private Practising Certificate

Christopher Griffiths

DIRECTOR & BUSINESS MANAGER
LLB (HONS). PGDIP(LP)(GLAM)

Christopher graduated from the University of Glamorgan with a law degree in 2010. Having enjoyed his experiences at Glamorgan so much, he decided to continue his postgraduate education and proceed to the Legal Practice Course. Chris successfully passed this exam in 2012. After much consideration, he decided to put his legal expertise to good use and joined the family firm of Dentists!

Chris has been at Glenhaven Dental Care since 2009 where he began work as a part time assistant to his mother and Practice manager, Denise. He is currently working as Business Manager of the practice where his duties include improving efficiency, marketing and maintaining the website and social media. At the end of 2013, he was delighted to be confirmed as a ‘Denplan Champion’.

Interestingly, Chris is also a keen golfing enthusiast, a passion he shares with his father, Colin. Chris enjoys many sports including football, rugby, tennis and is also the proud owner of a black belt in Tae-Kwon-Do.

Dr Mark Vincent

ASSOCIATE DENTAL SURGEON
BDS. HONS (WALES), MCGDent, PG CERT (AESTHETIC RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY),
PG CERT (ADVANCED RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY)
GDC REG: 211165

Mark, our Dental Surgeon, qualified from Cardiff Dental School, with honours in 2011. From a young age, Mark has always wanted to pursue a dental career, much influenced by his grandmother and father (both dental technicians in the trade).

Raised and educated in the Rhondda Valleys, Mark has loved working in Taffs Well and building a strong rapport with his patients. He strives to ensure that at all times his patients are treated in an honest, professional and caring manner. Mark also enjoys taking advantage of our digital systems (scanners, x-rays and intra-oral cameras) to involve his patients more in their treatment and make their experience in the dental chair more educative and interesting.

Mark enjoys all aspects of his profession and is very enthusiastic about restorative and aesthetic treatment procedures, In 2022 he was awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry. In 2023, he continued his studies and was awarded a postgraduate certificate in Advanced Restorative Dentistry.

He is a certified BIOCLEAR provider and was the first dentist in Wales to be accepted onto the official BIOCLEAR register.

Mark also accepts patients for INVISALIGN treatment and is a certified INVISALIGN Go and INVISLALIGN Fully Comprehensive Provider.

Outside of dentistry Mark’s hobbies include many outdoor activities including running and swimming. He also enjoys playing the drums and looking after his two young sons James and Ben.

To view Dr Mark Vincent’s Health Inspectorate of Wales (HIW) Private Practising Certificate

Dr Jack Thomas

ASSOCIATE DENTAL SURGEON
BDS. HONS (WALES) MFDS RSC (EDINBURGH) MSC (IMPLANTS)
GDC REG: 251141

Jack qualified as a dental surgeon from Cardiff Dental School with Honours and started working at Glenhaven Dental Care in 2014. Jack is passionate about his profession and always endeavours to provide the highest standard of care for his patients.

Jack has a special interest in Oral Surgery and Dental Implants. Jack works part-time in a hospital as a Speciality Doctor in Oral Surgery and has a Masters in Implantology from Bristol University (Distinction). Jack remains up-to-date with postgraduate education and is the co-director for the South Wales International Team for Implantology study club. Jack only uses Straumann dental implants, arguably the most world-renowned implant company with over 50 years of research.

Jack has previously completed a Clinical Attachment in Oral Surgery at Bristol University and has been awarded the Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons (MFDS) by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Outside of dentistry, Jack is a keen sportsman, regularly competing in swimming and enjoys playing golf in his spare time. Married to Sarah, they have two young children Carys and Emrys and a cat called Margot!

To view Dr Jack Thomas’ Health Inspectorate of Wales (HIW) Private Practising Certificate

Dr David Tan

ASSOCIATE DENTAL SURGEON
BDS. HONS (CARDIFF), PG CERT (RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY)
GDC REG: 271720

David qualified from Cardiff Dental School with Honours in 2017 and completed his year of vocational training here at Glenhaven Dental Care. Since then, David has worked in both the National Health Service and privately before returning to us in 2021.

David has completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Restorative Dentistry with the esteemed Tipton Training Academy and was awarded Best Dentist in September 2022.

A keen life drawer, David combines his love of science and art with his dentistry finding particular enjoyment in creating natural-looking white fillings. David is also a certified Invisalign provider and loves to create beautiful smiles with minimally invasive techniques.

David is an avid cook and likes to experiment with different cuisines. On the weekend you will find him in the kitchen cooking up a storm or going on long walks around South Wales.

Dr Harriet Blunden

ASSOCIATE DENTAL SURGEON
BDS. HONS (CARDIFF), MFDS (RCS ENG)
GDC REG: 289154

Harriet qualified as a dental surgeon from Cardiff Dental School with Honours and started working in Glenhaven Dental Care in 2021.

Harriet has been awarded the Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS) of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Harriet thrives in the treatment of anxious patients- being able to make the most fear-provoking of procedures less so by taking time to listen, building rapport and having a friendly, confidence-instilling nature.

Harriet’s dad is a retired dentist and aunt is a retired orthodontist and therefore even outside of work family conversations largely revolve around the subject of teeth!

Outside of dentistry Harriet is a keen horse rider competing in showjumping and cross-country competitions and enjoys running around after her niece and nephews, walking her dog Kiki and going out for brunch with family and friends.

Contact us

029 2081 0523

Glenhaven
129 Cardiff Road
Taff's Well
CF15 7PP

enquiries@glenhavendentalcare.com

Emergency Contact Information

Whenever possible, please contact us about dental emergencies during normal surgery hours, please get in touch as early in the day as possible.

In the case of extreme emergencies outside of normal surgery hours, please see the telephone information below:

Category Contact Information
Private Patients
Private Patients may receive urgent advice by phoning our emergency services number on
07503 197 031
Denplan Essentials Patients
For Our Denplan Essential Patients, you can receive emergency advice by calling the Denplan Helpline on 0800 844 999

Or alternatively by phoning the emergency services number on
07503 197 031
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