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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Carrie-Anne Abba

Practice Manager

Carrie-Anne joined Hereford Dental and Implant Clinic in January 2019 and has previously worked at dental practices in her hometown Malvern. Carrie-Anne’s career in dentistry spans over a decade 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.

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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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Dr Aly Virani

Dentist with a Special Interest in Dental Implants.
BDS (Hons), MJDF RCS (Eng) Dip Imp Dent RCS ED
GDC No. 229404

Aly Virani is a graduate of the Cardiff University and is registered to the General Dental Council. The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh has awarded him a diploma in implant dentistry. He Joins the team at Hereford Dental & Implant Clinic where his practice is limited to Dental Implants.

Aly has spent the last 5 years working as a private dentist in Cardiff at a specialist practice with a particular interest in Periodontology and Implantology. From 2013 - 2019, Aly also worked as a Clinical Research Fellow and a Clinical Lecturer at Bristol Dental Hospital, University of Bristol. His research interests included toothwear and dentine hypersensitivity. He was also involved with undergraduate teaching & training of Periodontology at the University of Bristol, and has assisted with practical instruction on the Masters Programme in Implantology.

Aly has held a position on the board of directors of the Association of Dental Implantology (ADI), where he was the Welsh Representative from 2015-2017. He is a Member of the Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons (England) and remains an active member of the Association of Dental Implantology. He continues to lecture in the national forum. Aly enjoys working together with his patients in order to meet their oral health requirements. He believes in a holistic and specific approach tailored to each patient, from the nervous individual to those looking to improve their smile. He appreciates that one’s experiences and circumstances are fundamental to understanding their dental needs.

He lives in Cardiff with his wife Zara and two miniature dachshunds, Bibi and Bwana.

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Dr Cameron Currie

DENTAL PRACTITIONER WITH SPECIAL INTEREST IN ENDODONTICS
BDS (BRISTOL) 2007, BDS MFDSRCSED PG DIP ENDO (UCL) 2013 MSC ENDO (USW) 2019
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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Dr Chloe Harrington-Taylor

DENTIST WITH A SPECIAL INTEREST IN ORTHODONTICS and IMPLANT PROSTHODONTICS.

BDS (BRIST) 2013, BDS (BRIS) MJDF RCS (ENG), PG CERT AESTHET REST DENT, MSC (DISTINCTION) DENTAL IMPLANTS 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 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, as well as a Master's Degree in Implant Dentistry for which she was awarded a distinction from her Alma mater, the University of Bristol in 2018.

She is currently completing a 2-year diploma in orthodontic clear aligners. Chloe regularly attends courses in the UK and abroad and aims to develop additional skills to offer both patients and referring dentists.

Chloe shares her time working at Pittville Lawn Dental practice in Cheltenham and alongside us here in Hereford, her practice is limited to the provision of Invisalign orthodontic treatment and Implant prosthodontics.

She has a comprehensive cosmetic and restorative portfolio. Chloe is a fully certified invisalign Diamond provider and has a wealth of experience treating a full range of complex cases with invisalign aligners.

Chloe takes referrals for all aspects of implant dentistry working as part of a multidisciplinary approach with Dr Aly Virani 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. Outside work, Chloe enjoys spending time with her husband Luke and her two sausage dogs Rudi and Arthur.

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Dominic Sinson

Specialist Periodontist
BDS (CARD) 2015, MCLINDENT(PERIO), MFDS RCS(ED), MPERIO RCSED.
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.

Kevin Thomas

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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Tatjana Kiele

Hygienist
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.

Leah Watkins

Leah Watkins

Treatment coordinator

I started in dentistry in 2002 and worked my way up to a Practice Manager in the Royal Air-force. I have experience in maxillo-facial surgery, forensic odontology and I have a real interest in Periodontology. I love working with patients and promoting oral healthcare for all. I recently started the Portman Healthcare Impression Course and can't wait to get stuck in.

Outside of work I am a keen photographer and spending time with my children. I have a beautiful fox red retriever called Kodi who keeps me fit.

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Sophie Smithson

Dental Nurse
DIPLOMA IN DENTAL NURSING, LEVEL 3 QCF, CITY & GUILDS 2017
GDC No. 275318

I joined team at Hereford Dental and Implant Clinic in June 2018. I qualified as a dental nurse in December 2017. Since being here, I have learnt more in depth knowledge into different areas of dentistry and the more advance treatments. I have since completed my Radiography, Sedation training and cannot wait for further courses. In my spare time I like to bake and relax with my fiancé' Dom.

Tiffany Broom

Tiffany Broom

Dental Nurse
Diploma in Dental Nursing, Level 3 QCF, City & Guilds 2017
GDC No. 272044

I have been qualified in dental nursing since April 2017 and I thoroughly enjoy my job role. I am forever looking to further my knowledge and gain more experience. I have a keen interest in aesthetic dentistry and I feel rewarded to help improve the confidence of our patients. I have completed my Radiography and Sedation qualifications which was really interesting. Outside of work I love socializing with friends & family and experimenting with oriental dishes.

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Olivia Wright

Dental Nurse

I started my journey here at Hereford Dental & Implant Clinic in October 2018. Since joining the practice, I have also trained and qualified as a Dental Nurse. I am now looking to further my knowledge in dentistry and improve my skills. I enjoy seeing patients through their journey here at the clinic and seeing their finished results. I find dentistry is a very rewarding industry to work in. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and exploring new parts of the world.

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Grace Crocker

Trainee Dental Nurse

I became a member of the team at Hereford Dental and Implant Clinic in September 2019! I loved being on reception so much that I am now training as a dental nurse. I can’t wait to learn more about the clinical side of the working in dentistry. Before working here I was at university studying makeup and hair design for TV and film and fashion. The two industries are very connected as I enjoy interacting with people and helping people to feel happy and confident. In my spare time I like to travel, especially going to the big cities and socialising with my friends and family.

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Maggie Owens

Trainee Dental Nurse

I began my journey at Hereford Dental and Implant Clinic in October 2020. I have a background in Performing Arts and try to bring that confidence and spirit into everything I do. I love the practice so much that I am now so excited to be training as a dental nurse, to further my career. In my spare time I enjoy running in beautiful scenery and spending time with my dog Spirit!

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Demi Mooton

Trainee Dental Nurse

I started my journey at Hereford Dental and Implant Clinic in April 2021. My career background begins with completing my 3-year professional dance training in London in 2013 where I was then lucky enough to perform in wonderful venues such as The Royal Albert Hall, Wimbledon Theatre, and The Birmingham Symphony Hall.

My love for health and fitness then furthered into becoming a Personal Trainer working across several Herefordshire gyms, meeting lots of new people, and delivering classes for a range of clients. I have also had a wonderful experience in an administrative role as both an events coordinator and administrator at a local pub which is something I have really enjoyed.

I am very keen to progress in the dental industry. Outside of work I love spending time with my family and cooking - I am a big foodie!! I have been made to feel so welcome here in my new role and I am looking forward to building new relationships and experiences with a great team!

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Jo Reed

Receptionist

I joined Hereford Dental and Implant Clinic in March 2020 and am really enjoying being part of such a great team of people. . My background was primarily in banking but more recently I worked in retail. I particularly enjoy the customer service elements of these jobs. I am a wife and mother to 3 nearly grown up children so have more time now to travel abroad and follow my own interests and explore this wonderful country with my husband and our dog Biggles.

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Stephanie Allison

Receptionist

I am so excited to be on the start of my journey with Portman. The experience has been amazing, with everyone being genuinely welcoming and friendly right from the beginning. I look forward to training in a new field, after having been in the Jewellery trade for 23 years. I enjoy travelling, finding Sumatra and Lao to be fantastic places. Playing drums, completing millinery and corsetry courses. Being a mother to Daisy and spending time with her and our cockapoo Ozzy, whilst also training to become a counsellor.

Heidi Schmidt

Heidi Schmidt

Receptionist

I joined Hereford Dental and Implant Clinic in June 2022. I have previous experience working as a receptionist in a hotel, achieving an overall Distinction grade for my Level 2 Receptionist Apprenticeship which I completed in March 2022. I am looking forward to training in a new field and learning more about this industry. Outside of work, I enjoy baking cakes, singing and having movie nights with my partner.

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