Portland Street Dental & Implant Practice

Portland Street Dental & Implant Practice
23-25 Portland Street
Aberystwyth
SY23 2DX
Monday08 : 30 17 : 30
Tuesday08 : 30 17 : 30
Wednesday08 : 30 17 : 30
Thursday08 : 30 17 : 30
Friday08 : 30 17 : 30
SaturdayClosed Closed
SundayClosed Closed
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We’ll ask you for full payment in advance of your check-up/treatment. Deposits may be arranged for treatments over £300. Alternatively, please discuss finance options with us.Thank you in advance for your co-operation.

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Emergencies

We ask that if you feel you have a dental emergency to call the practice directly. You will then be placed in a triage process in order to assess the situation and co-ordinate an appointment for you appropriately. 

Welcome to Portland Street Dental & Implant Practice.

We know how important is for you to be assured there will be continuity, expertise and compassion in your dental care. This is what we try our very best to provide you with at all times.

We don't do 5 minute 'in and out' check ups, we will take as long as it takes to listen to you and understand exactly what you want.

We have been busy expanding and revamping the practice to bring new levels of comfort and advanced equipment for the benefit of our patients. 

We are a BDA good practice and we also received an excellent report following our Health Inspectorate Wales inspection.

But most satisfying of all to us is that over 90% of our new patients come to see us after being referred by one of our existing patients.

Hygienists At our clinic we've a range of excellent hygienist treatments. Simply ask at reception! Book an appointment
0% Finance We offer a range of financial plans for your oral care through our provider, Tabeo. Book an appointment
Private Patients We provide private health care at this clinic! Book an appointment
Implants We've got the best implant care in the business. At our clinic, we can provide you dental implants. Book an appointment

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Our team at Portland Street Dental & Implant Clinic

Richard Hopkins

Dental Hygienist

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Ciprian Ulianov

Dentist

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Alun Bizby

Dentist

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Greta Compton

Dental Hygienist

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Dr. Blaga Rukova

Dentist

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Andrea Jones

Senior Dental Nurse

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Bethan Jenkins

Lead Dental Nurse

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Jakub Batycki

Implantologist

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Ceri Downing

Senior Dental Nurse

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Claire Lewis

Lead Dental Receptionist

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Eleri Marks

Dentist

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Emma Herschel-Watts

Practice Manager

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Georgina Jones

Dentist

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Elisha Roberts

Dental Nurse

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Jessica Webster

Dental Receptionist

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Julie Jones

Dental Nurse

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Kelly Ash

Dental Receptionist

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Nerys Evans

Dental Nurse

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Nia Jones

Trainee Dental Nurse

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Olivia Roberts

Trainee Dental Nurse

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Sara Richards

Patient Care Coordinator

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Sarah Antoniazzi

Dental Nurse

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Christina Elwill

Dental Nurse

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Richard Hopkins

Dental Hygienist

Richard Hopkins joined in 2003.

GDC No. 6355
Professional Memberships
- The British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy
- The British Society of Periodontology

Richard Hopkins
Diploma in Dental Hygiene

Richard hails from the South Wales valleys and previously served with the Royal Air Force for 15 years.

Richard graduated from the University of Wales College of Medicine in 2003, and has been a full time Hygienist at the Portland Street Dental and Implant Clinic for the past 18 years. He actively pursues continuous professional development.

Richard prides himself on making his patients feel at ease. He reassures his patients with his calm and confident approach to ensure a positive experience. His chair-side manner brings his patients back time and again to Portland Street Clinic for their treatment.

Richard enjoys mountaineering, angling, motorcycle touring and has an interest in local history.
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Ciprian Ulianov

Dentist

Ciprian Ulianov joined in 2021.

GDC No: 253319

Qualifications
DMD, University of Iasi, Romania, 1995

Professional Memberships
- BDA
- GDC

 
Ciprian joined our team at Portland Street Dental and Implant practice in 2021, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and expertise amassed over more than 30 years of clinical research and scientific teaching. His passion for dentistry is evident in his keen interest in the intersection of technology and oral healthcare, particularly in the realm of AI application in dentistry.
 
With a specialised focus on restorative and cosmetic dentistry, Ciprian offers our patients a range of treatments, including composite bonding.
 
Outside of the clinic, Ciprian's pursuits reflect a range of interests! He thoroughly enjoys history, languages, and literature, alongside Formula 1 and tennis. Additionally, he finds joy in travelling and enjoying quality time with loved ones.
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Alun Bizby

Dentist

Alun Bizby joined in 2000.

GDC No: 77668

Qualifications
  • BDS Dentistry, University of Bristol (2000)
Professional Memberships
  • General Dental Council

 Alun qualified from the University of Bristol in 2000 and went onto complete his vocational training at Portland Street Dental Practice where he has been an Associate dentist for twenty years.

Alun has built a great reputation in the area, which is proven by the regular attendance of his patients that return year on year.

Alun enjoys a wide range of outdoor activities in his spare time, most recently having completed a Hill and Moorland Leadership qualification. He enjoys travelling with his family and exploring on his motorbike.

Alun is a Welsh speaker.

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Greta Compton

Dental Hygienist

Greta Compton joined in 2021.

GDC Number:-  DH6075
  
Professional Membership
  • British Society of Dental Hygienists & Therapists (BSDHT) 
  • British Periodontal Society (BSP) 
  • Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh (RCSEd) 
  • British Association of Sport Exercise Science (BASES) 
  • American College Sports Medicine (ACSM) 
  Qualifications
  • Diploma in Dental Hygiene DH.RCSEd, 2001, UK
  • GBT certified (Guided Biofilm) 
 Additional Qualifications
  • Nutrition for Sport & Exercise
  • Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy
  • Diploma in Myofascial Release/Indian Head Massage/Hot & Cold Stones  
  • International Certificate in Sports Nutrition

Greta qualified in 2001 as a dental hygienist and has been treating patients with routine plaque removal and periodontal cases since her qualification; and offers referrals via direct access for those that are unable to access care. She is certified in Guided Biofilm Therapy, a Swiss technique that provides teeth cleaning without the need for traditional planing and scaling. She is also trained in hand instrumentation techniques and treatment of complex periodontal cases using local anaesthesia.

Greta provides a holistic service when it comes to healthcare, as she is also a nutrition and exercise coach, with a specialist interest in young athlete health, exercise as medicine and has a knowledge of low energy availability, disordered eating and hormone and bone health, to name but a few. Outside of Dentistry, Greta is also a sports nutritionist, and regularly assists athletes with their preparation for events such as marathons and Iron Mans. 

Most of all, Greta loves helping people to achieve their goals and become the best version of themselves.  

Outside of work, Greta can be seen wearing a tutu as she completes her work as the Aber Tooth Fairy to support the sporting & exercise community with her famous ‘Performance Basket’ of goodies! She regularly runs and goes for walks in the wild, and she enjoys Welsh Sea Rowing where she is currently the secretary of the club.

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Dr. Blaga Rukova

Dentist

Dr. Blaga Rukova joined in 2022.

ClearCorrect Dentist
GDC No: 177044


Qualifications
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2001
Memberships
  • ISA Academy, Orthodontics

 Dr Blaga Rukova qualified in 2001 in Sofia, Bulgaria, and went on to work as a general practitioner in Bulgaria for 10 years. She moved to Aberystwyth, Wales in 2010 and has been a long-standing general dental practitioner for the past 13 years. Alongside her day-to-day dental work, Blaga has shared her knowledge through her work as a mentor across various dental practices for the last 11 years. She joined us at Portland Street Dental Practice in 2021.

Blaga is a kind-hearted, warm, and caring practitioner – she’s very passionate about giving patients their dream smile, whether it be for general dentistry or for cosmetic treatments such as clear aligners or composite bonding, both of which she specialises in.

Outside of work, Blaga enjoys yoga, kettlebell workouts and is a volunteer for her local swimming club as a poolside helper.

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Andrea Jones

Senior Dental Nurse

Andrea Jones joined in 2007.

GDC No: 135528
Senior Dental Nurse/Oral Health Educator

Andrea is a Senior Dental Nurse at Portland Street Dental & Implant Centre and has been a valued part of our team for the last 21 years.

Andrea is a warm, welcoming Dental Nurse who cares greatly about our patients’ wellbeing. She enjoys her patient facing role and is looking forward to starting oral health and fluoride application sessions at the practice.

Outside of work, Andrea enjoys being out in the fresh air and is the Secretary of her local Show Committee.

She is a Welsh speaker.

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Bethan Jenkins

Lead Dental Nurse

Bethan Jenkins joined in 2005.

GDC No: 139249

Qualifications
  • NEBDN Certificate in Dental Radiography
  • NVQ Level 3 in Dental Nursing
 
Bethan is our Lead Nurse at Portland Street Dental & Implant Centre and has been a valued part of our team for the last 20 years.
 
As our Lead Nurse, Bethan ensures the smooth operation of daily clinical activities while ensuring adherence to regulatory standards; alongside mentoring our trainee nurses, and ensuring our practice is well stocked and running smoothy through each appointment. 

Outside of work, Bethan enjoys a range of activities, including walking, paddleboarding, going camping in her Tent Box and spending time with her family. Bethan has a daughter who keeps her very busy!
 
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Jakub Batycki

Implantologist

Jakub Batycki joined in 2020.

GDC No. 209392

Professional Memberships

  • General Dental Council 

Qualifications

  • DDS (Wroclaw)
  • ITI – International Team Implantology
  • British Society of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry
  • D.D.S – Medical University in Wroclaw (Poland)
  • Adv. Dimp-Oral and Maxillofacial surgery – University of Central Lancaster
  • Certificate of Periodontology - Manchester
  • Certificate Implant Dentistry – ICE Salford

 In 2009, Jakub graduated from the Medical University in Wroclaw, Poland.

Jakub re-located to the UK, where he started working as a dentist providing both NHS and private treatments. In 2011, Jakub enrolled in an advanced diploma in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Central Lancashire. In 2017, Jakub enrolled in a certificate in periodontology in Manchester, and has recently completed a master’s degree programme in implant dentistry.

Jakub has a particular interest in oral surgery, periodontology prosthodontics and implant dentistry.
Outside of dentistry Jakub enjoys drawing, painting, photography, surfing and mountain biking.

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Ceri Downing

Senior Dental Nurse

Ceri Downing joined in 2007.

GDC No: 194796
Qualified Dental Nurse / Radiography Nurse

Qualifications
NVQ Level 3 Dental Nursing
BDA Education Certificate in Dental Radiography

Ceri is a Senior Nurse at Portland Street Dental & Implant Practice. She joined us over 15 years ago, and continues to be a valued, engaging, and friendly member of our team.

Ceri’s role includes vital activities that support our dentists, such as digital scanning, dental photography and taking impressions for treatments – and she’s also our Radiation Protection Supervisor. She loves meeting new patients, and also enjoys taking part in ClearCorrect and composite bonding so she can see the difference in the patient’s smile, before and after.

Outside of work, Ceri enjoys being with her family, including watching her boys play football. She’s also a rugby fan and enjoys active time out for scenic walks or time at home testing new baking recipes with her family!

Ceri is a Welsh speaker.

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Claire Lewis

Lead Dental Receptionist

Claire Lewis joined in 1995.

Claire is our Lead Receptionist at Portland Street Dental & Implant Practice, and she’s been with us for more than 25 years.

As part of the practice leadership team, Claire is a respected team member and takes on several additional responsibilities alongside her role on reception. She is a fantastic team player, and loves interacting with our patients – Claire is one of the bright, cheerful and welcoming faces you’ll see when you first visit our practice!

Outside of work, Claire enjoys reading. She’s also Secretary of Borth United FC, so she spends most of her Saturdays on the sidelines!

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Eleri Marks

Dentist

Eleri Marks joined in 2021.

GDC No: 210345
 
Qualifications
  • BDS (Cardiff)

 Eleri graduated from Cardiff University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Dentistry Honors Degree.

Following the completion of her vocational year in Llanon Road Dental Practice, she has worked in General Dental Practice in Llandeilo and Lampeter.

Clinically, she is interested in preventative and restorative dentistry, and has recently completed a postgraduate certificate in Restorative Dentistry.

In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, walking, water sports and spending time with her family.

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Emma Herschel-Watts

Practice Manager

Emma Herschel-Watts joined in 2017.

Qualifications
BSC (hons) Geography
PGCE
NCSL LftM
NCSL Leadership Pathways

Emma has been the Practice Manager at Portland Street Dental & Implant Practice for over 7 years, and she loves her role. She’s particularly proud of the open, friendly culture within the practice and their ability to provide their patients with the best care and experience possible.

Outside of work, Emma enjoys walking, mountaineering and camping – she’s very good at map reading! To relax, Emma takes time out watching cheesy (preferably 80s) movies, and trying out new recipes – she can often be found with her favourite music on, batch cooking for the day! Emma and her husband also have a chocolate lab, who is the centre of their universe.

Emma is currently learning Welsh.

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Georgina Jones

Dentist

Georgina Jones joined in 2017.

GDC No: 259150

Qualifications

  • BDC - Cardiff

Professional Memberships

  • General Dental Council

Georgina graduated from Cardiff Dental School in 2015, gaining honours in her final year examination. Following further study and examination Gerogina was awarded Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons by the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. Georgina completed a year as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil.

Georgina enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and takes a particular interest in endodontic (root canal) treatment and is due to complete her Master’s in Clinical Endodontics from the University of South Wales shortly. Georgina prides herself in her gentle approach to treatments in order to put her patients at ease on the dental chair.

Outside of dentistry, Georgina enjoys spending time with her family and her son. She also enjoys playing netball, watching sport and reading.

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Elisha Roberts

Dental Nurse

Elisha Roberts joined in 2023.

GDC No: 282371

Qualifications

  • NEBDN Dental Nursing

Originally from Swansea, Elisha is a new, valued addition to the team at Portland Street Dental & Implant Practice, as a dental Nurse.

She enjoys the rewarding nature of her role and meeting new patients every day. She has a keen interest in dental hygiene.

Outside of the practice, Elisha enjoys spending days out with her son and her dog Syd. They regularly go on woodland walks and find muddy puddles to splash in, and they love taking their adventures to new places.

Elisha is currently learning to speak Welsh, along with her son.

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Jessica Webster

Dental Receptionist

Jessica Webster joined in 2023.

Qualifications

  • BSc Biology

Originally from Birmingham, Jessica is one of the friendly faces on Reception at Portland Street Dental & Implant Practice, and is one of the first people who will welcome you to your appointment!

Outside of work, Jess enjoys music and singing – she is a part of the Curtain Call society at University, and is currently learning Welsh.

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Julie Jones

Dental Nurse

Julie Jones joined in 2017.

GDC No: 300659

Julie has been a valued member of the team at Portland Street Dental & Implant Practice for 6+ years, as a Dental Nurse.

She has proven to be an excellent problem solver and is always willing to go above and beyond for her colleagues. She enjoys assisting in RCT treatments, and in crown preparation and fittings.

Outside of the practice, Julie enjoys reading and testing her brain with Sudokus and jigsaw puzzles. She enjoys time with her family and socialising with friends, and she’s also very active; often hiking, walking with her dog, and having dance parties with her girls at home!

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Kelly Ash

Dental Receptionist

Kelly Ash joined in 2016.

Kelly has been a vital member of our front of house team on Reception at Portland Street Dental & Implant Practice for over 7 years.

She enjoys meeting and chatting with people from all backgrounds, and is a friendly, cheerful face at the practice.

Outside of the practice, Kelly enjoys reading, walking and socialising with friends – and also watching horror movies!

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Nerys Evans

Dental Nurse

Nerys Evans joined in 2017.

GDC No: 288863
Qualified Dental Nurse / Radiography Nurse

Nerys has been one of our fantastic Dental Nurses at Portland Street Dental & Implant Practice for over 6 years. She is a qualified Nurse, in both general dentistry and Radiology.

Nerys enjoys all aspects of her role, from communicating with patients to nursing a range of different treatments. However, she finds most joy in working with the fantastic team at Portland Street Dental & Implant Practice, who always maker her smile.

Outside of the practice, Nerys enjoys baking, walking, and spending time with her family. She’s a movie fanatic and enjoys time out gaming on her PlayStation or Nintendo Switch. She also enjoys perusing fine art!

Nerys is a native Welsh speaker.

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Nia Jones

Trainee Dental Nurse

Nia Jones joined in 2023.

GDC No: Pending

Nia is a new addition to the team at Portland Street Dental & Implant Practice. She is currently undergoing training as a Trainee Dental Nurse, and is thoroughly enjoying learning about the exciting range of treatments and procedures – both clinical and administrative – in the dental industry.

Outside of the practice, Nia enjoys motorsport – both Formula 1 and rallying; and is currently training to be an adult instructor in the army cadets. Nia also collects rubber ducks!

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Olivia Roberts

Trainee Dental Nurse

Olivia Roberts joined in 2023.

GDC No: Pending

Liv is a new addition to the team at Portland Street Dental & Implant Practice. She is undergoing training to be a Dental Nurse and has a great interest in working with anxious patients, ensuing she can help to provide them with a positive experience.

Outside of the practice, Liv is very creative and enjoys literature – she enjoys writing fiction and poetry.

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Sara Richards

Patient Care Coordinator

Sara Richards joined in 2018.

GDC No: 312360

Sara is a Qualified Dental Nurse and Patient Care Coordinator at Portland Street Dental & Implant Practice. She has been with us for over 5 years and is a key link with our patients to ensure they’re kept informed on their treatment plans.

Sara thoroughly enjoys all aspects of Cosmetic Dentistry – including Implants, ClearCorrect, Composite Bonding, Whitening and Guided Biofilm Therapy as she loves to see the patients satisfaction and joy with the end result.

She loves meeting new patients and enjoys being a great help to those that require additional information, and to answer any questions around their treatment plans.

She also helps the practice in external events, such as organising Wedding Fayre stands, Smile Events and promoting the services at our fantastic dental practice.

Outside of the practice, Sara enjoys walking with her husband and spending time with her family – she has 2 sons and 4 grandchildren so they’re kept very busy! She also enjoys running and is part of her local running club. Previously, she has completed 10k runs, half and full marathons representing the club.

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Sarah Antoniazzi

Dental Nurse

Sarah Antoniazzi joined in 2007.

GDC No: 135524

Sarah is one of our Dental Nurses at Portland Street Dental & Implant Practice, and she is a long-standing member of the community, with over 17 years of service at the practice.

Sarah enjoys nursing complex fillings, crowns, and bridges. Along with Sarah’s clinical knowledge, her infectious personality allows for an enjoyable patient experience – she is known to have a chat and a giggle with patients to ensure they’re at ease

Outside of the practice, Sarah enjoys tending to her garden, where she has flowers and vegetables. She loves going out for meals and catching up with friends over dinner and drinks; and seeing her godchildren.  

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Christina Elwill

Dental Nurse

Christina Elwill joined in 2022.

GDC No: 206301

Qualifications
NEBDN Certificate in Dental Implant Nursing

Christina is one of our Qualified Dental Nurses at Portland Street Dental & Implant Practice. She has been a valued member of our team for over 14 years, and thoroughly enjoys talking to her patients and giving them the care they need whilst in her surgery. Her special interests include implants and minor oral surgery.

Outside of the practice, Christina has 3 children that keep her very busy, and she enjoys hiking with her husband and dog when the kids are at school. Alongside some of her Portland Street colleagues, Christina recently completed the Welsh 3 peaks challenge, raising money for Ty Hafan Hospice.

At this practice...

  • We offer digital x-ray services.
  • This practice is wheelchair accessible.
  • We have staff that speak Welsh.
  • We offer digital scanning of your teeth

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Hi there - I just wanted to drop you a quick email to say how impressed we were as a family with the staff at Portland Street practice yesterday. I attended with my daughter and thought that the professionalism and care shown by your workers was to be highly commended. Any concerns we had about attending were put at ease by the hard work and thoroughness of the staff, from the initial doorstep interaction, right through to treatment and follow up. We have always felt that the staff are welcoming and friendly at the practice, but during these tough and challenging times, the effort and commitment shown was really top notch and I just wanted to take a few minutes to praise all the efforts. Many thanks for your time and I hope that you can find the time to feed these comments back to the staff, we really do appreciate their hard work. Diolch yn fawr. Tudur Jenkins
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BRONCASTELL LIMITED trading as Portland Street Dental Practice is an Appointed Representative of Tabeo Broker Limited ("Tabeo"). Tabeo is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and entered on the Financial Services Register, reference number 777539. Tabeo is incorporated in England & Wales (registration number 10416530), with its registered office at C/O Fox Williams, 10 Finsbury Square, Finsbury, London EC2A 1AF.