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Welcome to Talbot Road Dental Practice.

Welcome to our practice where we look forward to providing you with high quality service and a commitment to preventative dental care.


Why choose us?

• Well Established • Professional Service • Relaxing Atmosphere • Award Winning


Patient reviews

I would just like to thank all the staff for their friendly and professional service, I can honestly say my experience has been the best I have ever had,...thanks again to everyone .
— K Jones-Pitman
This is a friendly caring practice. All the staff are well trained lots of happy humour and always do their very best to put you at ease. No need to have any nervousness visiting this practice.
— A Thomas
I have recently joined this practice and cannot recommend them enough. They have put my faith back into dentists. Everyone is so friendly and the care there is superb.
— V Harris

Opening Hours

Monday- Thursday 9am- 5pm

Friday 9am-4pm

As an established dental practice, we are proud to have developed a reputation in our local community over the years for friendly, caring and high quality dental care that our patients can rely on and trust.

 

Our practice was founded in 1964 by Mr Clive Phillips with just one surgery. Many of our patients remember Clive with fondness.

The current owners, Simon, Ann-Marie and Janette have been settled here in partnership since 2006. They continue with the practice ethos of family friendly dentistry. Indeed they continue to treat several generations of many local families.

At Talbot Road Dental Practice it’s our priority to provide the best care possible, and we are pleased to announce that we have successfully renewed our BDA (British Dental Association) Good Practice scheme membership for the seventh year running. This means that our practice is committed to keeping up to date with, and providing quality dental care to nationally agreed standards of good practice, in order to provide the best care for you- our patients. We are proud to say we are the only BDA Good Practice Award holders in Port Talbot.

We continue to be actively involved in our local community, which is very important to us. This year, in association with Aberavon RFC, hygienist Viv and dental nurse Angela, visited 19 local primary schools. During the visit they taught pupils some first aid for their teeth in case of sports injuries. The children designed a poster, with the winner receiving 2 Autumn International Rugby tickets. We have received lots of encouraging feedback from this session. If you have a group that would benefit from a free oral health presentation, please let us know. 

More reasons to chose us

  • We have 3 dentists settled in partnership, meaning you'll see the same face at every visit.

  • Our team is friendly and professional.

  • Experienced dental hygienist.

  • Free NHS dental treatment for children up to 18 years.

  • Denplan Care for adults.

 

Dentists

Portraits by Neil Edwards

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Mr Simon Gregson
BDS London 1981
GDC Reg No. 56117

Simon is a Lancashire lad who moved to Swansea after qualifying from Guy's Hospital in London in 1981.
He has worked in general practice ever since, joining Talbot Road in 1994.
Outside of work you will find him on the golf course!

 

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Miss Janette Harrison
BDS Wales 1998
GDC Reg No. 74648

Janette grew up in Swansea and qualified form Cardiff Dental School in 1998, and has since worked in general practice.
Janette is also the Registered Manager of the practice. This means she has no time for herself! 

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Miss Ann-Marie Howells
BDS Wales 1998
GDC Reg No. 74650

Ann-Marie is Cardiff born and bred and qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1998, and has since worked in general practice.
In her spare time Ann-Marie enjoys baking (and we all enjoy this too!).


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Hygienist

Mrs Vivienne Steward
Cert in Dental Hygiene Wales 1981
GDC Reg No. 2248

Viv qualified as a dental hygienist from Cardiff Dental School in 1981. In addition to her hygiene qualification Viv has trained in impression taking, administering local anaesthetic, replacement of crowns, placement of temporary fillings and removal of sutures.
Outside of the surgery you are more than likely to bump into Viv in a certain coffee shop with her rescue dog in tow.


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Dental Nurses

Our qualified and experienced dental nurses complete our dedicated team who are committed to providing you with the best care and service. We are all confident that we have the best nurses in the world, well definitely in Port Talbot! Angela, Kate, Leanne, Siobhan, Nicola and Sadie will go the extra mile to put you at your ease during your appointments.


Investing in the team is important part of our commitment to maintaining high standards of care for our patients.


Our team regularly take part in continuing professional development in line with General Dental Council Guidelines. Such courses include CPR Training, Infection Prevention and Control and Radiography. [www.gdc-uk.org]


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Receptionists

Our Receptionists, Sandra and Nicola, are available by phone, or in person, to help you with any queries relating to your care and treatment, to arrange appointments or to help with administration.
Sandra has been a fixture at the practice since 1977 (we can't believe it either!).
We guarantee a warm and vocal welcome from Nicola.

We provide all routine dental treatments such as check ups, scale and polishing, dental x-rays, fillings, white fillings, extractions, root treatments, crowns, bridges, dentures, mouth guards and teeth whitening.

We refer our patients to specialists for more complex treatments, for example, straightening teeth with braces (Orthodontics) and implant placement.


Why Denplan Care?

Our experience show that the preventative approach to dentistry, that Denplan promotes, complements our own practice care philosophy. 

Denplan Care is a really easy way to spread the cost of all of your routine treatment into affordable monthly payments, reducing the chance of receiving unexpected dental bills. This plan will cover your regular check-ups and hygiene visits with your dental team, as well as any restorative treatment you may need. Denplan Care can also includes worldwide dental injury and dental emergency (Denplan Supplementary Insurance).

Denplan Care does not cover:

  • Laboratory fees and prescriptions

  • Any treatment excluded by the dentist in your contract which is payable by you at the private fee rates

  • Referral to a specialist and specialist treatment

  • Treatment carried out anywhere other than by your registered dentist, except when you need temporary emergency dental treatment

  • Orthodontics, implants, cosmetic treatment

  • Sedation fees

Routine and restorative dental care includes:

  • Check-ups

  • Hygiene treatment (including scaling and polishing)

  • Dental x-rays

  • Necessary fillings

  • Preventative dental advice and therapy

  • Any necessary extractions

  • Periodontal (gum) treatment

  • Crowns, bridges, dentures, inlays (excluding laboratory fees)

  • Root canal treatment



Denplan Care Monthly Fees 2018

Category Price
Adult Denplan Care Category A £12.56
Adult Denplan Care Category B £19.31
Adult Denplan Care Category C £24.65
Adult Denplan Care Category D £31.27
Adult Denplan Care Category E £38.36

NHS

In addition we have a number of NHS places for children. NHS dental care is free for children up to 18 years old. 


You don't have to brush all your teeth...
Just the ones you want to keep!

You only have two sets of teeth, which is why we stock a comprehensive range of dental hygiene products at reception. From toothbrushes to toothpastes and mouthwashes, our team will take the time to advise you on the best products for your mouth. Everyone’s oral healthcare needs are different, and they change over time. We can recommend exactly the products you need, and how to use them correctly, to keep your teeth and gums healthy. We often have samples available for you to try before you buy.

Whether you need to change your toothbrush, or you need specific sized interdental brushes or a prescription Fluoride toothpaste, you can restock at your visit, at a price that will keep you smiling! 


Appointments

Your need for a friendly, flexible, efficient service is our priority. Our dental receptionists are available by phone, or in person, to help you with any queries relating to your treatment, to arrange appointments or to help with administration. Appointments can be made either by telephone or in person. For your convenience, reception services are also available during our lunch hour, 1-2pm. 

We encourage you to visit the practice regularly and book your next appointment before you leave.

If you are unable to keep an appointment, please give as much notice as possible. This helps with the smooth running of the practice for the benefit of all patients. 


Recalls

Recalls are done in accordance with NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) guidelines.

We send reminders of your next dental check-up via letter or text message. Please let us know your preference.

Please use this form to get in contact with us, or alternatively give our friendly reception team a call on 01639 882 280 

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In an Emergency 

In case of a dental emergency during practice hours, please contact us by phone and we will arrange an appointment for you as soon as possible. Outside of opening hours, please phone the surgery and an answerphone message will advise you further.

The NHS out of hours service is the responsibility of Neath Port Talbot Local Health Board and it can be accessed by calling 111 or at www.nhsdirect.co.uk 

ABMU Health Board, Block A, Neath Port Talbot Hospital, Baglan Way, Port Talbot SA12 7BX Tel: 01656 684506


Directions

We are just minutes from junction 40 of the M4.

Parking

There is plenty of free off street parking available.


Talbot road dental practice

116 Talbot Rd, Port Talbot SA13 1LB

 

Facilities for the disabled

Any patient who has any mobility issue is encouraged to ring our DDA compliant doorbell at the practice entrance. Our team will be more than happy to assist you.

Our new reception area is fully accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs. We also have a hearing loop at reception. 

We have a portable ramp which may help our disabled visitors access our practice. The downstairs surgery is fully accessible for wheelchairs. We have a widened surgery door, a wheelchair accessible waiting area and a disabled access toilet. 

If you have any worries or fears, please tell us about them so that we may help to allay them and make your visit to us as pleasant as possible