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 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, dance and watch live music. She performs lead vocals in a 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
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, earning the BDS in 2013.

Daniel has been providing comprehensive dental care for his patients in dental surgeries in Swansea, Neath and Hereford since graduating. Daniel has experience in helping dentally anxious patients and has had the pleasure of caring for four generations of family members, which stands testament to the care Daniel provides.

Daniel is passionate about Dentistry and sets himself exceptionally high standards when delivering dental care. Daniel 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.

He has undergone dental implant training in a year long programme on Harley Street London. In the future Daniel would like to further develop these skills and undergo training in conscious sedation.

Daniel prides himself on the high quality dental care he provides and particularly excels in restorative and aesthetic 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 enjoys most things related to health and fitness and enjoys keeping fit. Daniel has played both football and rugby and more recently has taken up golf, which he is still trying to improve on.

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Dr Aly Virani

Dentist with a Special Interest in Dental Implants.  
BDS (Hons) 2015, MJDF RCS (Eng) 
GDC No. 229404

Aly Virani is a graduate of the Cardiff University and is registered to the General Dental Council.

He joins the team at HDIC where his practice is limited to implantology.

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 denture 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.

Keeley Nicholas

Dr Keeley Nicholas

Dental Practitioner
BDS (Birm) 1996, MFGDP(UK) 1998
GDC No. 72052

Keeley qualified from Birmingham Dental School in 1996 with honours and a clinical distinction. In 1998 she was awarded her Member of the Faculty of general Dental Practitioners (MFGDP) postgraduate qualification.

A conscientious, empathic and caring General Dental Surgeon, Keeley has a gentle approach to dental treatment. She has a fabulous relationship with both her adult and child patients, supporting those who suffer with dental anxiety. Her clinical standards are high with the aim of creating and maintaining a healthy functioning dentition for all her patients.

Keeley continues to update her dental knowledge with lectures, seminars and conferences and has completed extensive aesthetic and restorative courses, covering all aspects of general dentistry.

Keeley is passionate about health and fitness and was recently awarded a Masters degree in Nutritional Therapy. Her dissertation focused on the benefits of probiotics in preventing damage to the gut bacteria following antibiotic administration in dental practice.

In her spare time Keeley works as a Nutritional Therapist in Worcestershire. She enjoys yoga, Pilates, running, and swimming. Keeley cares for her young daughter, Freya, a fiendish cat called Daisy, and two crazy chickens.

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Dr Chloe Harrington-Taylor

Dentist with a special interest in Orthodontics 

BDS (BRIST) 2013, BDS (BRIS) MJDF RCS (ENG), PG CERT AESTHET REST DENT, MSC (DISTINCTION) DENTAL IMPLANTS 
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.

During her undergraduate training Chloe was author to a periodontal case presentation, published in a respected journal. Chloe was ranked as the 8th dental student in the United Kingdom whilst in her final year at University, during the foundation training interview process.

In 2014 Chloe was awarded membership to the Joint Dental Faculties of Royal College Surgeons.

Chloe's commitment to postgraduate education has been extensive. Chloe's most recent qualifications include a postgraduate certificate in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry, as well as a Master's Degree in Implant Dentistry from her Alma mater, the University of Bristol.

Chloe is a fully certified provider of Invisalign aligners and is experienced with the full range of Invisalign treatments. Offering a way to comfortably and quickly move teeth to a desirable position. Chloe works with our patients to provide them with the smiles they have always dreamed of.

Chloe spends most of her time working at Pittville Lawn Dental practice in Cheltenham whilst working alongside us here in Hereford.

Outside work, Chloe enjoys spending time with her family and her dog Rudi.

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Dr Cameron Currie

Dental Practitioner
BDS (Bristol) 2007, BDS MFDSRCSEd PG Dip Endo (UCL) 2013
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 2013 he successfully completed a two-year diploma in Endodontic Sciences at the world-renowned UCL Eastman Dental Institute. This has allowed Cameron to provide root canal treatment to the highest standards and he accepts referrals from General Dental Practitioners for this service.

He continues his studies in this area and is also involved in the teaching of endodontics to both dental students and qualified dentists. In the future, following further training, Cameron plans to apply to be registered as a specialist.

Kevin Thomas

Kevin Thomas

Clinical denture 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 Faresh Desai 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

Dr Clifford Nissen

Dentist - Specialist Periodontist 
BDS (Ncle) 1981, DRD RCS (Edin) 1989, FDS RCPS (Glasg) 1990
GDC No. 55390

Clifford graduated from the University of Newcastle in 1981. After appointments in general dental practice and various university and hospital dental departments, including twelve months in the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Department of a general hospital, he lectured in Periodontology and Preventative Dentistry at the University of Dundee for six years.

Between 1993 and 2000 Cliff ran his own private practice in Heidelberg, Germany, and provided specialist periodontal and implant services to a number of private practices in Heidelberg and Munich.

In 2001 he returned to the U.K and now limits his practice to periodontology and implantology, with a special interest in bone regeneration and the management of complex cases.

Speciality: Periodontology

• Specialist in periodontics of the General Dental Council of Great Britain.  
• International Member of the American Academy of Periodontology.
• Member of the International Team fir Implantology (ITI)
• Alumnus of the Microsurgical Training Institute, Santa Barbara, California.

Greg Wilshaw

Greg Wilshaw

Hygienist
Qual-National Certificate NEBDN (2000), DipDent Hygiene RCS (Edin) 2011
GDC No. 106998

Having qualified as a Dental Hygienist in 2011, I bring with me a wealth of experience in the world of dentistry, having been a dental nurse for 3 years and a Dental Practice Manager for 12 years prior to this.

I pride myself on offering a very gentle but progressive approach to patients care and will always take things at a pace that is comfortable for you.  Outside of dentistry I have many interests and usually keep myself busy.

Some of my interests are the outdoors, hill walking, climbing, aquarist, and amateur musician.  I love guitar and drum music and I am attempting to learn to play the drums when I can (Mid Life Crisis!!).

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Anne Crawford 

Hygienist
Diploma Dental Hygiene RCS (Edin) 2002
GDC No. 6217

I have been in dentistry for over 20 years in which I have been working as a Hygienist for 16 years. I trained within the armed forces and was fortunate enough to work in many different practices around the country.

I am caring, compassionate and work well with nervous patients using a gentle approach and a welcoming smile.

I have two wonderful daughters whom keep me busy when I’m not cycling or running which are my main interest amongst others.

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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.

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'm looking forward to completing my radiography and sedation qualifications which will be throughout 2019. Outside of work I love socializing with friends & family and experimenting with oriental dishes.

Sophie Smithson

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. In the near future, I look forward to expanding my knowledge by completing further training courses  such as radiography and sedation.

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Kate Louise Hardy

Dental Nurse
National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2009
GDC: 189176

Since qualifying in 2009, I have completed many extra courses through Gloucester Independent Dentist GID. I am particularly interested in implant placement and the restorative work and looking to further my knowledge in this field.

In my spare time I enjoy walking my dog around the Herefordshire countryside

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Natalie Holman

Receptionist

I have been a member of the team at Hereford Dental and Implant Clinic since December 2015. I’ve learnt so much since I started working here and I am still learning new and interesting things on a daily basis. I really enjoy being a part of the team here and I look forward to progressing my career within dentistry in the near future.

In my free time I play guitar and sing in a band with my fiancé. I love spending time with my family, friends and my adorable toy poodle, Daisy-Belle. I also love going to the gym, cooking and exploring new and interesting places. I’m currently teaching myself Spanish and hope to be fluent by the end of the year…fingers crossed!

Olivia Wright

Olivia Wright

Receptionist

I started my journey at Hereford Dental & Implant Clinic in October 2018. Since joining the team, I have become more confident and have since learnt that I would like to train as a dental nurse. Everyone here at HDIC has been very welcoming and has made me feel like part of the team. I look forward to improving my knowledge and skills in the dental industry in the near future. In my spare time, I enjoy spending quality with my family, friends and exploring new places. I also enjoy spending time with my four legged friends, Boog & Dash. Me and my boyfriend enjoy exploring new parts of the world together. 

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