Meet The Team – Smileright™ in Cardiff
GDC Number: 264705
Dr Jeni Thomas graduated from the University of Manchester, gaining honours in her final year examination. Following her studies, she moved back home and quickly settled into general dental practice.
Dr Thomas takes particular interest in aesthetic dentistry. She has completed a two year long Postgraduate diploma in Aesthetic and Restorative dentistry with the pre-eminent cosmetic dentist, Professor Paul Tipton. Jeni also has a keen interest in orthodontic treatments and is trained as an Advanced Invisalign Full Provider, Cfast ceramic fixed appliance and Smile Tru clear aligner system. She is also trained in the latest composite veneer system Smilefast which provides a non invasive approach to a new smile. Dr Thomas enjoys planning and designing a patient’s individual smile using the latest digital software and techniques.
To compliment her aesthetic dentistry, Dr Thomas is trained in facial aesthetic treatments. She is trained in wrinkle relaxing treatment and dermal filler treatments to enhance a patient’s natural beauty. In addition to this, she has completed advanced training in lip and cheek augmentation. This training includes 1-1 Lip Masterclass and Dr Franks Anti-wrinkle and Dermal filler training.
Dr Thomas prides herself in her gentle approach to treatments in order to put you at ease in the dental chair.
Outside of dentistry she likes to keep fit at the gym, ski and go out with friends.
GDC Number: 269044
Dr Aziz is an experienced, highly skilled dentist in aesthetic restorative dentistry with special interest in prosthetic dentistry. He has more than a decade experience in general dentistry and enjoys doing both as well as teaching dentistry.
Dr Aziz gained his degree from the University of Mosul, Iraq in 2006 with honours. After finishing his vocational training, he established his own prestigious dental practice in Iraq and worked as a general dental practitioner and as a clinical teaching fellow at the University of Mosul. In 2011, Dr Aziz gained his MSc in Clinical Prosthodontics from University of Mosul with distinction and worked as a specialist in his practice and was promoted to Clinical lecturer in Prosthodontics at the University of Mosul until 2013.
Dr Aziz moved to the UK in 2013 to do a PhD in dentistry. During his studies at Leeds, Dr Aziz travelled around the world presenting his research in many international conferences. He also attended the consultant clinic at Leeds Dental Institute where he learned from well-known consultants in restorative dentistry in the UK. He was involved in teaching undergraduates at the University of Leeds, School of Dentistry towards the end of his PhD study, which he gained in 2018.
Dr Aziz was appointed as a clinical lecturer in restorative dentistry at Cardiff University, School of Dentistry. He also finished his membership examination and he is now a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Edinburgh and the Royal college of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Dr. Aziz dedication for teaching dentistry was recognised by the most prestigious higher education academy in the UK and now he is a fellow of the higher education academy. In March 2020, Dr Aziz joined the team at Smileright at Boots Cardiff.
Apart from dentistry, Dr Aziz enjoys travelling and exploring the world and is fluent in both English & Arabic. He also likes socialising and making new friends.
PhD – School of Dentistry, Cardiff University – Cardiff (2008-2014)
MPhil – School of Dentistry, Cardiff University – Cardiff (2006-2007)
MSc in Orthodontics – College of Dentistry, University of Baghdad – Baghdad (2000-2003)
Bachelor in Dental Surgery – College of Dentistry, University of Baghdad – Baghdad (1994-1999)
20 publications in the field of three-dimensional analysis of facial morphology and genetic and environmental effects.
Dr Toma is a dedicated and committed dental surgeon that always strives to provide the highest quality dental care to his patients.
He is passionate about post graduate education and always ensures that he is always up to date with the current modern dental technology to provide to his patients. He has successfully completed a PhD at the world leading University of Cardiff, Wales.
He has a very friendly chairside manner and ensures that he carefully listens to his patients to understand their needs and works with them to achieve their desired smile.
GDC Number: 280895
Dr Zakaria Al-Taan is a diligent dentist, with more than 10 years experience in general dentistry.
Dr Al-Taan graduated from Iraq in 2010. He obtained his licence in dental surgery (LDS) from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, along with membership of the RCS England and RCS Edinburgh.
Dr. Al-Taan did a Masters degree at the School of Dentistry at Cardiff University. He holds an active Welsh performer number. He had been working as dentist in England then moved to Wales in 2019. He has special interest in Implant dentistry along with other general dental procedures.
Apart from dentistry, Dr Al-Taan runs his own business and he likes to watch and play football.
GDC Number: 264635
Dr Prowse-Jones graduated from Peninsula Dental School (Plymouth) with honours and was awarded the prize for final year clinical excellence. He then started his career as a Dental Officer in the British Army working in multiple locations across Great Britain and further afield. He thoroughly enjoyed the variety this gave him but has decided to come back to his family roots in Cardiff.
Dr Prowse-Jones always strives to increase his clinical knowledge and skills. He has gained the Diploma and Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties at The Royal College of Surgeons, England. As well as currently undertaking a Masters in Restorative dentistry and a Certificate in Implant dentistry. He has also recently completed a course with the renowned Dipesh Parmar on providing minimally invasive smile makeovers using composite bonding.
His clinical passion resides in a wide array of restorative dentistry but has a particular interest in dental implants and cosmetic dentistry. He looks forward to really engaging with every patient to deliver tailored treatment, however big or small, that focuses on the individual’s needs and expectations.
He is an avid Welsh rugby fan after playing the game since he can remember, he swears he was given a rugby ball rather than a dummy as a baby. He has also competed at kickboxing and likes to try his hand at all other sports – tennis and golf being his current focus. Outside of keeping fit he loves travelling and socialising.
Laura qualified as a dental nurse in 2011 in a practice near her home in Newport. Laura gained extra nursing qualifications and experience throughout her career as a nurse which including dental radiography, impression taking and decontamination lead. This led her into a teaching career where she taught trainee dental nurses around south Wales. Laura gained enough experience and knowledge to then develop her career as practice manager at Smileright Boots. In her spare time Laura enjoys going to the gym, socialising and spending with her family.