Meet the team

At Avenue Villa 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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Elfyn Samuel

Elfyn Samual

Dental Practioner
BDS Wales, 1987
GDC No. 62544

Elfyn qualified from Cardiff University in 1987 and worked in a Swansea based practice for several years as an associate before joining Avenue Villa as a partner in 1991. Since this time Elfyn has been the official dentist for the Llanelli Scarlet’s rugby team.

He has a special interest in restorative dentistry, root canal treatment, implantology, tooth whitening and facial aesthetics. Elfyn is a fluent welsh speaker.

In his spare time Elfyn enjoys rugby, walking his dogs and spending time with his family.

Dr Sally Wintle

Dr Sally Wintle

Dental Practioner
BDS London, 1985
GDC No. 60744

Sally studied at Guys University in London and qualified in 1985. Sally has a special interest in cosmetic and restorative dentistry and also has a keen interest in oral health.

Sally worked as an associate in London and then returned to Swansea to work in Morriston Hospital as a SHO in maxillofacial surgery.

She then worked in Carmarthen as an associate for six years whilst maintaining her interest in oral surgery as a clinical assistant in West Wales General Hospital for ten years. Sally then joined Avenue Villa as a partner in 1994.

In her spare time Sally enjoys running, golf, cooking and family time.

Rhiannon Roberts

Rhiannon Roberts

Dental Practioner
BDS Manchester, 2013
GDC No. 244839

Rhiannon qualified from The University of Manchester in 2013. Her Dental Foundation Training was carried out in a busy practice in the centre of Manchester. She has recently moved back to Llanelli to join Avenue Villa. Rhiannon’s interests are oral surgery and Invisalign clear braces. Her hobbies are crossfit, weightlifting, swimming, skiing, and travelling.

Rhiannon now offers Invisalign and C Fast dental braces.

Dewi Storer

Dewi Storer

Dental Practioner
BDS Cardiff, 2011
GDC No. 210340

Dewi qualified from Cardiff University in 2011. Since this time, he has worked in several dental practices across South Wales before returning home and joining Avenue Villa in 2014. In his time at the practice he has continued to enhance his artistry through a variety of approaches.

Having completed the Diploma in Postgraduate Dental Studies through the University of Bristol in 2016, where he was awarded the Brian Schottlander Prize for Prosthodontics, Dewi has now enrolled on the Diploma in Primary Care Oral Surgery through the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners in Londo

Natalie Porter

Natalie Porter

Dental Practitioner
BDS Cardiff, 2017
GDC No. 230940

Natalie qualified from Cardiff University in June 2017.  She recently completed her foundation dental training year in Penclawdd Swansea before joining us here at Avenue Villa in September 2018.

Natalie’s number 1 passion is her dentistry and in the short time she has been with us she has shown great enthusiasm, empathy and commitment to all her patients. Natalie enjoys all aspects of dentistry, however Cosmetic dentistry, tooth whitening and aesthetics are of particular interest to her. Natalie also has a keen interest in oral health promotion and education of children.

Natalie’s interests outside of her dentistry are spending time with family and friends, travelling and baking including wedding and occasion cakes.

Martyn Cox Implantologist 72Dpi

Dr Martyn Cox

Dental Practioner

BSC (HONS) PHD (Oral Cancer) BDS (ENG) CERT MOS RCS (ENG) MFGDP RCS (ENG) FRSM,

GDC No. 66930

Languages: English

Martyn Cox originally studied cell biology and immunology at Plymouth University and continued his interests researching into the molecular biology of virus infections and human oral cancer that gained his PhD.

Martyn has been awarded numerous research prizes in the UK and has published widely in both UK and international peer-reviewed journals regarding oral cancer and human papilloma virus genetics.

Martyn then undertook his BDS dental degree at Bristol University and went on to establish his own dental clinic in Devizes, Wiltshire. In the last 25 years Martyn has developed a specialist interest in the fields of Oral Surgery, Cosmetic and Implant dentistry with a focus on CT guided 3D ‘keyhole’ Implant surgery.

Having placed and restored in excess of 3000 Implants Martyn has trained in advance Implant techniques (including guided bone regeneration and sinus lift techniques) in the USA, Europe and Harley Street, London.

Martyn is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons (England), the International team for Implantology and lectures on the Royal College Oral Surgery Course.  Martyn is also a Honorary Oral Surgeon at Solihull Hospital, Birmingham.

Martyn joined the Avenue Villa team in June 2018 as our part time Implantologist.

Katherine Drake

Katherine Drake

Hygienist
EDH Manchester, 1990
GDC No. 3976

Katherine’s passion for dentistry was fired by work experience when she was 15 years old. I had the opportunity to watch a Dental Hygienist who introduced her to the importance of Preventative Dentistry.

On leaving school Katherine gained her Dental Nurse qualification working in a dental practice in Bourne End Buckinghamshire. After gaining 3 years’ experience Katherine applied and was accepted to study at the University of Manchester Dental School where she qualified as a Dental Hygienist in Dec 1990.

Katherine’s first job as a Dental Hygienist was a full-time position in a dental practice in Macclesfield Cheshire. It was here that she learned her skills of communication and effecting change for a healthier mouth. Katherine worked there for 8 years, during that time she married and started a family. Katherine’s husbands job meant that they moved around the UK, they continued to expand their family having 3 sons and she continued to work part time in Clitheroe and Haslingden Lancashire

In 2006 they moved to Swansea where Katherine secured a position at Avenue Villa in September 2008.
Katherine is as motivated today as she was when she first qualified even with all the new developments such as Implants. A healthy mouth is still a very important part.

When Katherine is not at work Katherine likes to spend time with family and friends. She enjoy’s walking, cycling and going to the gym.

Angela Messer

Angela Messer

Dental Nurse
NEBDN SWANSEA, 1996
GDC No. 148084

Angela has worked at the practice for 23 years.

Adele Samuel

Adele Samuel

Dental Nurse/Receptionist
NEBDN SWANSEA, 1996
GDC No. 152491

Adele has worked at the practice for 23 years.

Angharad Evans

Dental Nurse/Receptionist
NEBDN Kings London, 2010
GDC No. 155843

Anghared has worked at the practice for 11 years.

Chantelle Jenkins

Chantelle Jenkins

Dental Nurse/Receptionist
NVQ in Dental Nursing Tooth Fairies, 2014
GDC No. 257496

Chantelle has worked at the practice for 8 years.

Helen Edmunds

Dental Nurse/Receptionist
Grandparenting GDC Scheme, 2007
GDC No. 138507

Helen has worked at the practice for 8 years.

Shirley Evans

Shirley Evans

Dental Nurse/Receptionist
NEBDN Swansea, 1999
GDC No. 134878

Shirley has worked at the practice for 49 years.

Helen Heaven

Dental Nurse/Receptionist
NEBDN Bristol, 2006
GDC No. 153346

Helen has worked at the practice for 41 years.

Sadie Jarvis

Sadie Jarvis

Dental Nurse/Receptionist
NEBDN, 1999
GDC No. 146001

Sadie has worked at the practice for 18 years.

Rachel Davies

Rachel Davies

Dental Nurse/Receptionist
NEBDN Swansea, 1999
GDC No. 152488

Rachel has worked at the practice for 22 years.

Lisa Smith

Lisa Smith

Dental Nurse/Receptionist
NEBDN Bristol, 2006
GDC No. 152367

Lisa has worked at the practice for 14 years.

Lindsay Morgan

Lindsey Morgan

Dental Nurse/Receptionist
NEBDN Llanelli, 1999
GDC No. 112836

Lindsay has worked at the practice for 21 years.

Jo Allen Chaplin

Jo Allen Chaplin

Dental Nurse/Receptionist
NEBDN Cardiff, 2002
GDC No. 223690

Jo has worked at the practice for 7 months.

Jemma Smith

Jemma Smith

Dental laboratory technician
Higher Certificate in Dental Nursing Cardiff
GDC No. 161717

Jemma has worked at the practice for 13 years.

Dawn Williams

Dawn Williams

Dental Nurse/Dental Lab Assistant 
NEBDN Llanelli, 2006
GDC No. 126401

Dawn has worked at the practice for 14 years.

Gill Griffiths

Gill Griffiths

Practice Manager
NEBDN Swansea Learnkit, 1992
GDC No. 163213

Gill has worked at the practice for 8 months.

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