The Clinic Team
From simple fillings and root canal treatments, to the latest in cosmetic options, invisible orthodontics and implants, here at Lodge Dental we promise to provide you the highest standards of dentistry at all times. Our local Dentists have a philosophy of minimally invasive dentistry and prevention, and are supported by highly skilled hygienists and therapists.
Dr Stephen Lodge BDS
GDC Registration Number: 67010
Stephen is the Principal Dentist at Lodge Dental and graduated from Bristol Dental School in 1991. He was selected to join Her Majesty's Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth and during his time in the Royal Navy he saw active service in Northern Ireland & Kuwait and whilst attached to the Royal Marines 45 Commando Unit. He subsequently took a post in Australia providing community dental care to aboriginal tribes.
Stephen has been in private practice for over 20 years and in 2012 took over ownership of the Abergavenny practice and established Lodge Dental. His main interest now lies in Implant Dentistry.
Dr Rhodri Thomas BDS
GDC Registration Number: 251772
Dr Rhodri Thomas BDS graduated with Honours from Cardiff University and then went on to win Best Young Dentist 2016 at the Private Dentistry Awards, and again in 2017. Rhodri was also selected by Dentistry magazine as a “Leader of the Future” and just recently nominated for his veneer work at the Aesthetic Dentistry Awards. His calm and reassuring approach puts even the most anxious patient at ease.
Rhodri is undeniably committed to his career, and was awarded the British Society of Prosthodontics Heraues Kulzer Prize for his research on tooth wear, Heart Your Smile Champion for his volunteer work.
In his limited spare time Rhodri is a keen landscape painter, and this reflects in his attention to detail with his dental work. Rhodri lectures and teaches internationally on the subject of aesthetics, presenting at conferences across the globe and publishing articles in leading dental magazines.
In conjunction with Thrive Bioaesthetics, Rhodri is the Masterclass instructor for a worldwide online composite course. He is also co-founder of ‘Art2aesthetics’ a new series of unique training programmes and aesthetic-based training courses for dentists. He believes every clinician has a natural creative ability within them and enjoys nothing more than helping to ignite it.
Dr Cameron Currie BDS MFDSRCSEd PG Dip Endo (UCL)
Practice Limited to Endodontics
GDC Registration Number: 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.
In 2013 he successfully completed a two-year diploma in Endodontic Sciences at the world-renowned UCL Eastman Dental Institute.
He continues his studies in this area and has undertaken further training in the U.K. and abroad. Most recently he has completed surgical endodontic training under the mentorship of Professor Syngcuk Kim at University of Pennsylvania, USA.
Cameron is also involved in 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. He has given training days to vocational trainee dentists and regularly runs his own CPD courses for general dental practitioners.
Cameron holds memberships of the British Endodontic Society, European Society of Endodontology and American Association of Endodontics.
Cameron's clinical 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.
Using the latest and most advanced equipment coupled with excellent clinical skills allows Cameron to perform treatment to the highest standards ensuring the highest chance of success.
Cameron is an empathetic dentist who does his utmost to put patients at ease and ensure they are comfortable and relaxed throughout all stages of treatment.
Dr John Ashton BDS
GDC Registration Number: 49260
John graduated from Bristol Dental School in 1975. He has worked in General Dental Practice in Hereford, Chepstow, Swansea, Abergavenny and Gloucester. He owned and ran his own practice in Abergavenny for 27 years before taking a break from dentistry but returned to practice in 2011 on a part time basis.
His interests include cosmetic dentistry and his aim is to provide patients with an empathetic approach to their treatment needs.
Dr Peter Williams MBBCh MSc
GMC Registration Number: 3545465
Dr Peter Williams is a highly experienced and regarded cosmetic physician and GP. He qualified in Medicine in 1991 and has undergone postgraduate training Oxford University.
He underwent further training in cosmetic procedures in Harley Street and more recently Beverley Hills Los Angeles. He has extensive experience in the use of Botox and facial fillers for facial rejuvenation, more recently combining these skills with the latest hair restoration techniques.
Dr Ffion Thomas BDS PG Cert (Cons Sed)
GDC Registration Number: 176444
Ffion qualified from Cardiff University with Honours in 2009.
In 2011 Ffion went back to Cardiff University and successfully completed a Post-graduate certificate in Conscious Sedation, allowing her to treat anxious patients under intravenous or inhalation sedation. She prides herself on being an empathetic Dentist and aims to make sure each patient is as relaxed and comfortable as possible during treatment.
Ffion is passionate about orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry and throughout her career has undertaken a number of advanced training courses in this area.
Ffion is a provider of Invisalign the invisible orthodontic system and takes referrals from within and outside the practice. She undertakes orthodontic cases ranging from simple to complicated, allowing patients to get fantastic results with the Invisalign system.
Ffion is also experienced in facial aesthetic medicine and has undertaken advanced training in facial contouring with dermal fillers and wrinkle-relaxing injections with Botox ™️. Ffion is able to provide bespoke facial rejuvenation packages and specialises in creating a natural look for her patients.
GDC Registration Number: 4092
Alyson graduated from Cardiff Dental School in 1991.
A dedicated dental hygienist for over 25 years, who is committed to excellent patient care and high professional standards.
She is passionate about dental health and is quick to make patients feel at ease by building confidence, trust and friendship.
Alyson is also trained in Zoom whitening techniques.
Outside of dentistry, Alyson enjoys cycling, reading and walking her Maltese dog.
GDC Registration Number: 251022
Toni qualified from the University of Birmingham in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science degree in both Dental Hygiene and Therapy, graduating with a distinction in Paediatric dentistry.
As a hygienist, Toni focuses on the treatment and prevention of periodontal disease (gum disease) with an emphasis on patient education. She has a meticulous approach to treatment with an interest in aiding patients with dental anxiety via acclimatisation, alleviating patient fears and improving their oral health.
Toni regularly attends seminars to help expand her dental knowledge, keep up to date with the latest techniques and takes interest in expanding her skill set, including tooth whitening.
Outside of work Toni enjoys walking her two French Bulldogs, socialising with friends and family and of course retail therapy!
All our clinical staff are fully qualified and registered with the General Dental Council (GDC).
Registration with the GDC ensures they adhere to GDC standards and ongoing professional development.
General Dental Council
37 Wimpole Street