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 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.

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Dr Akash Maru

DENTIST WITH SPECIAL INTERESTS IN RESTORATIVE & IMPLANT DENTISTRY
BDS HONS (CARD) 2018
GDC No. 278426

‘21 FMC Private Dentistry Awards finalist & CCA finalist Best Young Aesthetic Dentist ‘22. An integral member of the multidisciplinary surgical team here at HDIC. Ash graduated with honours from Cardiff University in 2018. His focal areas of practice include minimally invasive Aesthetic dentistry, Restorative dentistry & Implantology.

He is a member of the International Team for Implantology (ITI) & the British Association of Cosmetic Dentistry (BACD). Ash is excited by the role of technology in modern dentistry & for this reason is an advocate for digital dentistry. Outside work, Ash enjoys hiking, spending time on his road bike & more recently skiing.

Bridging the gap: An insight into dentistry BSDJ - Aimed at medical students DOI: 10.18573/j.2017.10175.

A Cosmetic dentist’s take on the perfect smile & why it goes against convention. Medium.

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Dr 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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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. Ghaleb Karein

DENTIST WITH SPECIAL INTEREST IN IMPLANTS
DIPLOMA IN IMPLANT DENTISTRY (ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS EDINBURGH)
BDS, IQE, MFGDP (UK), DipImp RCS Ed.
GDC NO. 81578

With over 23 years dental experience and 14 of those running his own clinic in Cheltenham, Ghaleb’s passion is cosmetic dental treatments and in particular dental implants and immediate same day implants including All-on-4 technique. To date Ghaleb has completed over 5,000 implant cases.

His excellence within the dental field has seen him achieve recognition in many ways, such as a respected referral practice for his peers and as a selected Best Young Dentist Finalist 2013. Ghaleb is also the preferred Dentist for other well renowned cosmetic establishments and celebrities.

Ghaleb has also obtained his Diploma in Implant Dentistry through the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, as well as further qualifications from the royal colleges and other established institutions.

Ghaleb believes it is every person’s right to receive the best dental care and to treat his patients like he would treat his family and friends. This has always been his intention and mission and is at the very heart of what we are about.

Ghaleb is married to Donna and has three children, Lara, Amin and Phoebe. Outside dentistry, he is a keen football and tennis fan, following his kids around the country whilst they are competing.

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Kevin Thomas

Clinical Dental Technician
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 Matthew Smith

DENTIST WITH SPECIAL INTEREST IN ENDODONTICS
BDS (KING’S COLLEGE LONDON) 2016
GDC No. 265061

Matthew graduated from King’s College London in 2016 and has worked in private practice across Gloucestershire since.

Having gained experience in general dentistry, Matthew decided to focus his practice on Endodontics. He has undertaken extensive postgraduate training in the discipline and is currently working towards his MSc dissertation.

Matthew enjoys all aspects of root canal treatment whilst striving to ensure patients are comfortable and at ease throughout. Referrals are accepted, and all treatment is provided with the use of a dental operating microscope.

Outside of work, Matthew is a keen golfer, long-suffering football fan and enjoys the opportunity to get out on his bike.

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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.

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Carrie-Anne Abba

PRACTICE MANAGER
LEVEL 3 NVQ IN DENTAL NURSING CITY & GUILDS 2008 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARD LEVEL4 RADIOGRAPHY BIRMINGHAM METROPOLITAN COLLEGE 2011
DESIGNATED SAFEGUARDING LEAD LEVEL 3, BCS VEL 2 EDCL IT USER SKILLS, FIRST AIDER + FIRE MARSHAL
GDC no. 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.


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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.

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Sophie Smithson

Head Nurse
DIPLOMA IN DENTAL NURSING, LEVEL 3 QCF, CITY & GUILDS 2017
BRITISH DENTAL ASSOCIATION, DENTAL RADIOGRAPHY 2020, NEBDN AWARD IN INTRAVENOUS SEDATION DENTAL NURSING 2022
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.

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Olivia Wright

Dental Nurse

LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA IN DENTAL NURSING, CITY AND GUILDS, SEPTEMBER 2021, GDC 299302

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
LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA IN DENTAL NURSING, CITY AND GUILDS, SEPTEMBER 2021, JUNE 2022
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
LEVEL 3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN DENTAL NURSING, CITY AND GUILDS 2023
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.

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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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Laura Palmer

TRAINEE DENTAL NURSE

Laura joined Hereford Dental and Implant Clinic in March 2024. She has had previous experience within a dental background and is really looking forward to progressing on her course and qualifying to become a dental nurse.

In her free time she loves spending time with her family, friends and with her dog, Cookie. She also enjoys going exploring with her friends, especially by the sea.

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Gabriella Burns

Part Time Receptionist

Gabby joined Hereford Dental and Implant Clinic in April 2024. She has had previous Dental Nursing experience and worked as a Receptionist in other hospitality jobs. She really looks forward to learning more about the industry and being part of the team. In her free time she loves spending time with her partner and her dog Sebastian who is Dachshund, She also enjoys keeping active in the gym and water skiing on lakes around Wales whenever she gets a chance.

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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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