Meet The Expert Team At Narberth Dental

Our Dentists

Principal Dental Surgeon

Dr Mark Boulcott

Dr. Mark Boulcott - BDS Glasg 1986 MFGDP RCS (UK) MCGDent

Dr. Mark Boulcott qualified from Glasgow University in 1986. Having spent much of his professional life within the Armed Forces he has worked as a dentist in many practices throughout the World. In peacetime, he worked treating soldiers and their families either within a single practice or within a large dental centre. He has a wide range of clinical interests including the treatment of anxious patients using a variety of specialist techniques including hypnotherapy and sedation.

Dr Boulcott passed the Diploma of General Dental Practice subsequently becoming a Member of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners of The Royal College of Surgeons in 1997. He was recently (2020) awarded the Membership of the College of General Dental Surgeons for professional achievements throughout his long career

An appointed teacher and mentor in dental implants, Dr Boulcott is an active member of the Association of Dental Implantology and attended three years at the Faculty of Dental Surgeon's Diploma in Implant Dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons, England making him our resident implantologist in the practice.

Dr Boulcott is also a very experienced orthodontic trained dentist. Having carried out a wide range of fixed and removable teeth straightening treatments he was one of the first dentists in the UK to adopt the clear aligner systems produced by Invisalign in 2004. Today he is an accredited 'Platinum' level provider for Invisalign treating varied and complex cases. He is also an accredited clinician and instructor/mentor in the use of intravenous sedation techniques to aid the relaxation and acceptance of dental treatment in very anxious patients.

GDC Registration Number: 61044 Linkedin

Associate Dental Surgeon

Dr Somini Chandy

Dr Somini Chandy - BDS Mysore 1989

Before joining our team at Herbrandston in 2007, Dr Chandy worked largely within the hospital settings of India, Ireland and England (Chalmsford and Oxford). She trained in Oral Surgery and Periodontology and carried out research in the link between gum disease and heart disease.

She was awarded her Masters in Medical Science for this as well as obtaining her FDS at the Royal College of Surgeons, England in year 2000. Her refined clinical skills combined with a gentle, holistic approach ensure that our patients enjoy consistently high quality pain-free dental care.

GDC Registration Number: 101444

Associate Dental Surgeon

Dr Alex Portela

Dr Alex Portela - LMD Portugal 2001

Dr Alex Portela is a dentist enthusiastic about her ongoing training and with a zest for complex dentistry. She has dedicated many years to postgraduate training having attended King's College London (for fixed and removable prosthodontics, improving the appearance of existing teeth or replacing missing ones) and University of South Wales (endodontics which saves teeth that otherwise would be extracted).

Not stopping yet, she is currently progressing to become a dental implantologist following dental implant training in London and Lisbon. Anxious patients can also be helped as she is qualified to provide conscious sedation.

In her spare time she enjoys long walks with the dogs she fosters, travelling and scuba diving.

GDC Registration Number: 84201

Associate Dental Surgeon

Dr Goce Gigovski

Dr Goce Gigovski -DDM Cyril and Methodius University 2009

GDC Registration Number: 287637

Dental Nursing Staff

Our dental surgeons are only as good as our ancillary clinical staff. These include:

Lucy

Lucy Lloyd

Lucy normally works with Somini and is a lovely dental nurse: eager to help and reassure our patients. She loves riding and has a share in her own horse: Archie.

GDC Registration Number: 276949

Lesley

Lesley Fitzgerald

A bubbly vibrant lady, Lesley usually works with Mark. It is her job to ensure Mark has all the toys and equipment required at each location to treat the complex cases that often present to our practice. Lesley has a dog called Florence, a Welsh Border Collie who may occasionally be seen around the Herbrandston Practice.

GDC Registration Number: 299071

Angharad

Angharad Stoddart

GDC Registration Number: Trainee

Sophie

Sophie James

GDC Registration Number: Trainee

Reception Staff

Laura

Laura Thornley

Practice Manager

Anthony

Anthony Millard

Anthony is a qualified plumber, ex serviceman and now the senior manager of our multi dental chair practice. He is world wise and runs the day to day administration of the Practice. He is even a fully qualified and registered dental nurse.

GDC Registration Number:173524

Practice Manager

Liam

Liam Boulcott

Liam is always happy to help and goes to great lengths to ensure patient satisfaction and service. It is he who run the marketing over both sites and makes sure patients are always aware of what's going on in the practice.

He had no aspirations to become a dentist, in following the 'family profession' but instead attended Aberystwyth University where he obtained a degree in Agriculture and Business. He had originally wished to pursue a career in agronomy (crop science) but was recruited by his father for his new business utilising his business management rather than agricultural skills.

Liam now loves working within Narberth being pretty much in control of the day to day running of the practice.

GDC Registration Number: 268003

The Term Doctor

The term 'Doctor' is a 'courtesy' title used by the medical profession. The true title of 'Doctor' should be reserved for those with a PhD qualification or 'doctorate'. Historically qualified medical physicians were referred to as doctors but unlicensed surgeons were regarded as simply 'Mister'. This is the reason why medical doctors loose the title of Doctor when they become surgeons and why dental surgeons have never been known as doctors pre 1994. The term 'Doctor' referring now to dental surgeons can be a bit confusing in the UK because of this historical difference of social heirarchy. In Europe and America, all dentists have a 'Doctorate' of dental Sciences and so it is really a British oddity that UK dentists were never previously Doctors.

Now, in line with the rest of the World, UK registered dentists can use the courtesy title 'Doctor' but it should be understood that none of the dental surgeons working at Herbrandston (as for the vast majority of dental surgeries in the UK and around the World) are either Medical 'Doctors' or hold a PhD qualification.

This being said, all dental surgeons at Herbrandston prefer to be referred to by their first name and we invite all our patients to do just that. Likewise, unless you have objection, we would call you by your first name. This gives a more informal friendly atmosphere and we would be rather viewed as equals rather than having a title: Doctor or otherwise.

In Memory

Karen Boulcott (BA Hons), the late wife of Dr Mark Boulcott, sadly died in road traffic accident on 07 Oct 06. She was killed by a drunken driver on the A40, Pembs, and is missed by both patients and staff alike. Karen was a lovely lady who worked tirelessly to help her husband start up the business of Herbrandston Dental Health Practice in 2004. Karen was our Practice Supervisor and we miss her.

We leave this picture of her here as a tribute to the love we all had for her. . She is always in our thoughts. God Bless.

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