Meet the team

At Hereford Dental & Implant Clinic our highly skilled, friendly team shares the same single vision: we put you first. Together, we are dedicated to providing you with a first class experience, from the comfort of our reception to the very latest innovations in dental technology. We make sure you have the best possible care from the second you walk through the door.

Find out more about each of our practice team members below.


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Dr Chloe Harrington-Taylor

Practice Clinical Lead

Cosmetic Dentist with a Special Interest in Invisalign Orthodontics and Implant Prosthodontics

BDS (Bris) 2013, MJDF RCS (ENG) PG CERT Aesthetic/Rest Dent, MSc Bris(Distinction) Dental Implants. Diploma Clear Aligner Therapy. Certified Invisalign Provider

GDC NO. 179123

Chloe graduated from the University of Bristol in 2013, where she received a distinction in restorative dentistry and was awarded the prestigious British Society for Restorative Dentistry Prize.

In 2014, Chloe was awarded membership to the Joint Dental Faculties of Royal College Surgeons after successfully completing the MJDF examination.

Chloe's commitment to postgraduate education has been extensive. Her most recent formal qualifications include; a postgraduate certificate in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry, a Master's Degree in Implant Dentistry (University of Bristol) for which she was awarded a distinction and a Diploma in Clear Aligner Therapy.

Chloe regularly attends courses in the UK and abroad and aims to develop additional skills to offer both patients and referring dentists.

Chloe’s clinical practice is limited to Cosmetic dentistry primarily the provision of Invisalign treatment and Implant prosthodontics. She has a comprehensive cosmetic and restorative portfolio.

Chloe is a fully certified Invisalign Platinum provider and has a wealth of experience treating a full range of complex cases with invisalign aligners. Chloe also lectures in this field.

Chloe takes referrals for Invisalign orthodontics and all aspects of implant dentistry working as part of a multidisciplinary approach to provide a full range of implant based restorative solutions, from single units to full arch fixed and removable implant supported dentures.

Chloe is the clinical director for two dental study clubs where she runs courses for other dental professionals.

Chloe is our Practice Clinical Lead.

Outside work, Chloe enjoys spending time with her husband Luke and her three sausage dogs Rudi, Arthur and Freddy.

Dr Chloe Harrington-Taylor

BDS Bris MJDF RCS eng PG cert Aesthet/Rest Dent. Msc (Distinction) Dental Implantology. Certified Invisalign Provider Three Counties Dental Study Club Director Dental Tubules Study Club: Regional Director Cheltenham.

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Dr James Critchley

Dentist with Special Interest in Dental Implants
Diploma in Dental Implants 2000, BDS (Wales) 2000
GDC No. 77511

Dr James Critchley is an enormously experienced restorative dentist with over 21 years in practice providing family, implant, and cosmetic dentistry. James’ passion for dentistry started at an early age following his father who was one of the UK’s leading implant dentists. Such was James’ interest in dental implants that he started his post-graduate training before he had even completed his dental degree, spending time at the home of dental implants in Gothenberg Sweden. This was followed by time in America being mentored by some of the world's top cosmetic dentists. To date, James has completed 1600 cases.

His post-graduate training is still focused on spending time directly with the worlds leading dentists in the fields of implant dentistry and cosmetic dentistry. This has meant James has built a particular reputation for his skill in restorative and cosmetic dentistry, including the all-on-four technique, straightening teeth using invisible orthodontic aligners, and dental implants.

When James is not at the practice he spends most of his time with his family. His interests are anything outdoors from Rugby to skiing.

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Dominic Sinson

Specialist Periodontist
GDC NO. 194463

Hereford Dental & Implant Clinic are very pleased to welcome Dominic Sinson to our experienced team. Dominic qualified with honours from Cardiff University in 2010 and has spent the last eight years gaining experience and an excellent reputation.

Dominic has a keen interest in Periodontics as in 2014 he began training as a specialist in Periodontics. Dominic is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh for Periodontics and is also a member of the British Society of Periodontology.

Dominic also has in interest in Dental Implants and Oral Surgery.

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Dr Cameron Currie

GDC NO. 112792

Cameron graduated from Bristol Dental School in 2007. Following further study and examination he was awarded Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons by the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh in 2011. He successfully completed a two-year diploma in Endodontic Sciences at the world-renowned UCL Eastman Dental Institute in 2013. Most recently, Cameron was awarded a Master of Science degree in Endodontics from University of South Wales in 2019.

Cameron has completed additional studies in UK and abroad. This includes advanced surgical endodontic training under the mentorship of Professor Syngcuk Kim at University of Pennsylvania, USA.

He also enjoys teaching and lecturing. He previously worked as a lecturer at Cardiff University supervising undergraduate endodontics, as well as being a teaching assistant on the Bristol University (BOULD) endodontic course and lecturing on vocational training courses. Cameron also regularly runs his own CPD courses for general dental practitioners.

Cameron hold memberships of the British Endodontic Society, European Society of Endodontology and American Association of Endodontics.

His practice is limited to endodontics and he takes referrals for all aspects of endodontic treatment from retreatment to microsurgery. All treatment is completed with the use of a dental operating microscope.

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James R Morgan

Dentist with Special Interest in Oral Surgery
BDS (London) PgDip (Restorative & Aesthetic Dentistry) PgDip (Oral Surgery) Fellowship British Academy of Aesthetic Restorative and Implant Dentistry (BAARID)
GDC No. 265115

James graduated from King’s College London in 2016 and has worked in private practice since that time.

He has chosen to focus his practice on Oral Surgery and Complex Restorative Dentistry, alongside undergoing training in Implant Surgery. He accepts referrals from other dental practitioners for complex/failed extractions and the removal of difficult wisdom teeth.

He has achieved a Postgraduate Diploma in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry and has been awarded a Fellowship in the British Academy of Aesthetic Restorative and Implant Dentistry. He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Oral Surgery and is close to finishing an MSc in the same field, alongside being a member of the British Association of Oral Surgeons. James’ plan for the future is to focus his practice further on Oral and Implant Surgery so he can provide this to a very high standard in an area of dentistry he is very passionate about. In addition to this, he has been running the Emergency Dental Service Clinics alongside the Local Health Board for the past five years which has exposed him to a large variety of acute dental conditions and their varied presentations, which has been an invaluable experience.

Away from the world of dentistry James enjoys rugby, having played for both Guy’s Hospital Rugby Club and Kings College London. He is also a keen gymgoer, holds a black belt in Tae-Kwon-Do and is kept on his toes by his two dogs.

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Kevin Thomas

Clinical Dental Technician
Qual- Final Certification in Dental Technology City & Guilds 1979, Dip Clin Dent Tech RCS Eng 2011
GDC No. 145573

City & Guild Final Certificate in Dental Technology, Royal College of Surgeons in Diploma in Clinical Dental Technology. Kevin has been a practicing dental technician for over 35 years.

Kevin has been a practising dental technician for over 35 years specialising in chrome cobalt metal dentures. Kevin has a great interest in providing life-like retentive dentures for his patients at Hereford Dental and Implant Clinic. Kevin works closely with Dr Aly Virani in the provision of implant retained dentures, with life-changing results.

Kevin continues to expand his knowledge and interest in implant retained dentures and the provision of metal partial dentures, incorporating many cutting edge techniques such as precision attachments and milled crowns.

Areas of interest:

• Dentures
• Restorative Dentistry
• Implant retained overdentures
• Chrome cobalt metal partial dentures

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Dr Daniel Williams

Dentist with Special Interest in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry
BSc. Biochemistry (Cardiff) 2008, BDS (Bristol) 2013, PG Certificate in Restorative Dentistry, London 2017, PG Certificate in Dental sedation and pain management, UCL London 2021
GDC No. 244196

Daniel is originally from Swansea and studied Biochemistry at Cardiff University, graduating in 2008. He then went on to study Dentistry at the University of Bristol and was awarded the BDS in 2013.

Daniel has been providing comprehensive dental care for his patients in dental surgeries in Swansea, Neath and Hereford since graduating. He now lives in Herefordshire and works exclusively at the Hereford Dental & Implant Clinic.

Daniel is passionate about Dentistry and sets himself exceptionally high standards when delivering dental care. He enjoys further enhancing his dental skillset and has undergone further training in dental photography, direct and indirect dental veneers, composite bonding, smile design, and smile makeovers using composite resin.

Daniel has a certificate in Restorative Dentistry from a year long programme in London with Professor Paul Tipton being awarded ‘Best Dentist’ in 2017.

Daniel has a certificate in Dental conscious sedation and pain management from UCL London. This allows Dan to treat adults over 18 years of age who are dentally anxious or phobic who otherwise may not be able to cope with dental treatment. Sedated patients usually do not remember the treatment and are pain free. A sedation assessment is required before the sedation appointment.

Daniel has undergone training and is accredited to provide ‘c-fast smiletru’ fixed braces and removable aligners to cosmetically align the upper and lower teeth usually within 4-9 months. An assessment is required to determine suitability. Dan offers ‘smile fast’ that involves using composite resin to place direct composite veneers on the upper anterior teeth using custom made guides to improve the aesthetics of the anterior teeth.

Daniel prides himself on the high quality dental care he provides and particularly excels in restorative and aesthetic/cosmetic dentistry, which includes direct or indirect dental veneers, dental crowns and bridges and composite resin bonding. Daniel truly enjoys transforming his patient’s smiles and seeing the huge benefits this has in their lives.

In his spare time, Daniel most enjoys time with his wife, who is a dietician, and newly born son. Dan enjoys all things related to health and fitness and keeping fit. Daniel has played both football and rugby and now mainly plays golf as his main sport.

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Dr Ash Maru

Dental Practitioner

BDS Hons (Cardiff University) 2018
GDC No. 278426

Akash graduated with Honours from Cardiff University. He has an interest in Aesthetic & Minimally Invasive dentistry & as such is an active member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD).

Ash has completed further learning in the field of occlusion, aesthetic resin restorations, indirect restorative techniques, the management of advanced tooth surface loss & BioClear (IM) composite techniques and is soon to embark on further studies in the field of implantology - mentored by Dr Alphonso Rao in affiliation with the University of Genova (Italy).

Outside clinic Ash divides his free time between family & friends, he is an avid painter & a self-proclaimed coffee connoisseur. More interestingly he is inseparable from his hiking boots, ask him about his backpacking tales through SE Asia and you’re sure for a good story.

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Tatjana Kiele

Registered under s36C of the Dentists Act 1984 2017
Registered under s36C of the Dentists Act 1984 2014
GDC No. 262156

Tatjana qualified as a Hygienist in 2011, gained a Diploma of professional Bachelor of Dentistry & qualification of Dental Hygienist. Utena, Lithuania. 2010-2011-worked as a dental hygienist in private practice in Lithuania, Vilnius. Before that, she worked as a dental nurse for 11 years in Lithuania. In 2011 moved to the UK with her husband and son, she worked as a trainee nurse while was waiting for her GDC registration, and was working under supervision as a Dental Hygienist. In 2017 she started working as a dental hygienist in the UK. I have a gentle but professional manner. Multilingual, She speaks fluent English, Russian, Lithuanian and basic Polish. Her hobbies include cooking, baking, and hiking.

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Carrie-Anne Abba

Practice Manager

GDC 190461

Carrie-Anne joined Hereford Dental & Implant Clinic in January 2019 and has previously worked at dental practice's since 2008 in her hometown Malvern. Carrie-Anne’s career in dentistry spans over a decade and a half and has shown progression from a head dental nurse to a treatment co-ordinator, and now to practice management. Her clinical background allows her to go the extra mile to offer great patient care and really help make a difference in people’s lives by being part of their journey to a great, confident and healthy smile. Outside of work Carrie-Anne enjoys to travel, dancing and watching live music. She performs lead vocals in a soul band and sings where ever she can. She loves spending time with her little boy called Leo, who is her world. Her time is always precious but she will always make time for our patients and referrers. So, if there is anything that her and her team can help you with, please get in contact.

Leah Watkins

Leah Watkins

Treatment coordinator
National Vocational Qualification Level 3 in Oral Healthcare: Dental Nursing May 2002 GDC NO. 117009

Leah started in dentistry in 2002 and worked her way up to a Practice Manager in the Royal Air-force. She has experience in maxillo-facial surgery, forensic odontology and has a real interest in Implantology. She feels the most enjoyable part of her job is building a relationship with the patients to create an easy stress-free journey though out their experience at Hereford Dental & Implant Clinic

Outside of work she is a keen photographer, hiker and cook, who loves spending time with her children.


Sophie Smithson

Head Nurse
GDC NO. 275318

Sophie joined the team at Hereford Dental and Implant Clinic in June 2018, after being qualified as a Dental Nurse for just under a year. Since then she has learnt more in depth knowledge about different areas of dentistry and now spends most of her time assisting with implant and orthodontic treatments, which she finds a very rewarding part of the job.

Sophie has completed additional courses in Impression taking, Radiography and Sedation and cannot wait for more courses to further her career. Sophie also runs her own fortnightly scanning clinic where she gets to make use of the digital scanner that we have in practice. In her home life , she enjoys baking and going travelling with her fiancé' Dom.


Olivia Wright

Dental Nurse


Olivia started her journey here at Hereford Dental and Implant Clinic in October 2018. Since joining the team as a receptionist, Olivia has trained and qualified as a dental nurse. Olivia is always looking to expand her knowledge in dentistry further and is currently training to become a fully qualified sedation nurse. Olivia enjoys seeing patients through their journey here at the practice and enjoys helping them to achieve their desired results. Olivia finds dentistry a very rewarding industry to work in. Outside of work, Olivia enjoys spending most of the time in the gym and enjoys spending quality time with her friends and family.

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Grace Crocker

Dental Nurse


GDC NO. 306121

Grace started at the practice in 2019 as a receptionist and was given the opportunity to become a dental nurse. Grace has now been qualified as a nurse for 1 year. Grace works with our implant dentist and our specialist Periodontist. Grace is soon starting a course in radiography

She is happy to have found a career that she loves in dentistry and is even considering about going back to university to be a hygienist.

Grace previously completed a degree in makeup and hair design at Southampton University. Outside of work grace love spending time with family and friends.

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Maggie Owens

Dental Nurse


GDC NO. 310638

Maggie started her journey at Hereford Dental and Implant Clinic as a receptionist. Prior to this Maggie studied Performing arts at Worcester College. Maggie enjoyed her role as receptionist and became more interested in dentistry and eager to be a part of the clinical side of dentistry. As the opportunity arose to train as a dental nurse in April 2021, Maggie was excited to begin this new career. Maggie has now qualified as a dental nurse as of May 2023, and enjoys being a part of nurse and reception team and enjoys bringing smiles to the faces of the patients of Hereford Dental and Implant Clinic.

In her spare time Maggie enjoys spending time with family and friends, going running and also looking after her dog Spirit.

Demi Mooton

Demi Mooton

Dental Nurse

GCD NO. 308328

Demi started her journey at Hereford Dental and Implant Clinic in April 2021 as a Receptionist where she soon became a full-time member of the team and began her Dental Nurse training which Demi completed in May 2023. Demi is now very keen to progress in her dental career and expand her knowledge further.

Demi’s career background begins with completing 3-years of professional dance training in London in 2013 where Demi was then lucky enough to perform in wonderful venues such as The Royal Albert Hall, Wimbledon Theatre, and The Birmingham Symphony Hall. Alongside this she became a Personal Trainer working across several Herefordshire gyms, meeting lots of new people, and delivering classes for a range of clients. Demi has also had the opportunity of being an events coordinator and inventory clerk.

Outside of work Demi loves spending time with her family, walking and watching rugby.

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Heidi Schmidt

Trainee Dental Nurse

Heidi joined Hereford Dental and Implant Clinic in June 2022. Heidi has previous experience working as a receptionist in a hotel, achieving an overall Distinction grade for her Level 2 Receptionist Apprenticeship which she completed in March 2022. Heidi has now began her journey into dental nursing and is really enjoying extracting all the knowledge of the dental world. Outside of work Heidi enjoys going on walks with her dachshund Dexter, singing and having movie nights with her fiancé Matt.

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Stephanie Allison

Part Time Receptionist

Stephanie has been a member of the team since January 2022 after working front of house in the jewellery trade for 23 years. She really enjoys working within the Hereford Portman practice, finding everyone to be genuine, kind and friendly and learning new aspects within her role to better support her colleagues.

Outside of work Stephanie enjoys spending time with her daughter who loves her kung fu training, walking their dog Ozzy, and cooking and going to music events with her fiancé Jase.

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Emma joined Hereford Dental and Implant Clinic in July 2022. She has many years’ experience working within Dentistry and started in 2003 as a trainee Dental nurse . After moving areas a lot over a few years Emma finally settled back in Hereford and got her qualification in Dental Nursing in 2008 doing the NEBDN qualification and achieving a pass at merit level . In Emma's spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter.

Emma loves travelling to big cities and going to the coast whenever possible. Emma is also a huge bibliophile and loves reading and collecting all sorts of books and reviewing them for publishers and authors.

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