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.


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

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

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.

Sean Haywood

Dental Practioner
MOS, MJDF, RCS (Eng), BDS Cardiff 2011
GDC No. 210731

Following Sean's Foundation Dentist placement in South Wales, he was provided with the opportunity to work for a year at his childhood practice in Rugeley, Staffordshire. Here he successfully completed the ‘Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties’ (MJDF), awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

In August 2013 Sean returned to South Wales to a very busy city centre practice. He offers to his patient’s a variety of restorative treatments underpinned by his continuing professional development. The treatments include cosmetic orthodontics, aesthetic cosmetic restorative treatment, primary care oral surgery and implants.

Sean believes it is important to enhance one’s professional expertise underpinned by a diverse skill base and as such, in the pursuit of excellence, underpinned by lifelong learning, he endeavours to advance his dental knowledge and expertise by pursuing avenues which will advance his clinical expertise.

Sean recently completed the Royal College of Surgeons of England postgraduate ‘Certificate in Minor Oral Surgery’ to acquire an excellent oral surgery background. As part of this course Sean was awarded an honorary contract with University Dental Hospital, Cardiff, the enhanced surgical skills, he completed an implant course with Biohorizons to further enhance his dental skills and quality of treatment offered to his patients.

Sean is a certified practitioner of Invisalign and C Fast Orthodontic systems.

Dentistry is a continually developing field and Sean feels it is important that dentists are proactive in developing their skills.

Outside of the dental environment Sean enjoys keeping fit, regularly attending the gym, running and cycling. He has completed multiple half marathons and is currently focusing training on triathlons.

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

Dr Martin Price

Dental Practioner
BDS Cardiff, 1987
GDC No. 62210

Martin graduated from the University of Wales Dental School in Cardiff in 1987. He worked in the Specialities of Periodontology and Oral Surgery before taking up a post as Senior House Officer in Oral Surgery in Bristol Dental Hospital and School. There he carried out minor and major oral surgery procedures, treated facial injuries in the A/E department and instructed students in the practice of oral surgery. He was also involved in research into the causes of facial injuries.

In 1990 Martin went into General Dental Practice, was a partner in a Practice in Barry from 1992-2000 before going into partnership with his father in Penarth from 2000-2012. He then worked as an Associate at a Practice in Penarth until 2016 when he opened a new Practice in Barry where he works three days a week.

Martin works with us at Avenue Villa on Tuesdays and Thursdays when he works till 7pm. Martin provides routine general dental services as well as cosmetic treatments including all-ceramic crowns and tooth-whitening.

Martin lives in Penarth with his wife Sandra. They have four children, Jordan, Zalehka, James and George and also a dog. In his spare time Martin enjoys supporting his children in their sporting pursuits and following his two favourite sports golf and rugby. In fact if he’s not in work he can usually be found on a golf course somewhere!

Katherine Drake

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

Dental Nurse
GDC No. 148084

Angela has worked at the practice for 23 years.

Adele Samuel

Dental Nurse/Receptionist
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

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. 38507

Helen has worked at the practice for 8 years.

Shirley Evans

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

Shirley has worked at the practice for 49 years.

Sadie Jarvis

Dental Nurse/Receptionist
NEBDN, 1999
GDC No. 146001

Sadie has worked at the practice for 18 years.

Rachel Davies

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

Rachel has worked at the practice for 22 years.

Lisa Smith

Dental Nurse/Receptionist
NEBDN, 2006
GDC No. 152367

Lisa has worked at the practice for 12 years.

Lindsey Morgan

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

Lindsay has worked at the practice for 21 years.

Jo Allen Chaplin

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

Jo has worked at the practice for 7 months.

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

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

Dawn has worked at the practice for 14 years.

Gill Griffiths

Practice Manager
NEBDN Swansea Learnkit, 1992
GDC No. 163213

Gill has worked at the practice for 8 months.

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