Here at Holmes Dental Care, we’ve brought together all the elements needed for a thriving, forward-looking dental practice. Based in Whitchurch, our building is equipped with an unrivalled level of dental technology that makes treatment faster, more accurate and more comfortable than ever. Our highly qualified and experienced team are passionate about making dental visits something every patient looks forward to. As a practice, we want to be considered a vital part of the Whitchurch community, and we take our corporate social responsibility seriously. We’ve got big plans for charity involvement over the coming year, so watch this space for news of local and national events we’ll be proudly supporting.
Holmes Dental Care is fully registered as a private practice and items flagged as needing attention in the latest HIW report have all been rectified since the takeover from Dalton Dental Surgery.
Meet the Team
Registered GDC Number: 83787
Dr Barry Holmes qualified in 2004 from the School of Dentistry at King’s College London, before going on to attain his Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons of England (MFDS), and then an MSc (with distinction) in Dental Implantology at the University of Bristol. A skilled provider of dental implants, Dr Holmes has attended several hundred hours’ worth of advanced dental implantology courses in Italy, Spain, across the UK and in Switzerland.
As a general dental practitioner, Dr Holmes regularly carries out multi-disciplinary cases combining oral surgery, IV sedation, restorative dentistry, orthodontics and dental implants, and he has a special interest in cosmetic dental treatments.
Dr Holmes is the study club director for ITI South Wales and is a registered mentor for the Straumann Dental Implant System as well as full member of the BDA (British Dental Association), ITI (International Team for Implantology) and ADI (Association of Dental Implantology).
Outside work, Dr Holmes has a young family (son and daughter) with whom he likes to spend time (i.e. teaching his daughter how to ride a bike and listening to his son, a David Attenborough in the making, teach him about all things animal-related). He enjoys playing guitar, reading about astronomy, science, technology and architecture, and he is also an avid sportsman, playing football, tennis and doing fitness training.
GDC no. 85854
Anjani graduated with honours from Guy’s, King’s & St. Thomas’ School of Dentistry in 2005 with Merit in Clinical Dentistry, Merit in Child Dental Health & Orthodontics and Distinction in Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology & Oral Radiology.
Following a year of foundation training in Hampshire and a rotation in the Community Dental Service at St Davids Hospital in Cardiff, she began her career in oral surgery. This started with a post as a Senior House Officer in oral surgery within the Cwm Taf University Health Board where she worked at Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil and the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Llantrisant. She then became a specialty doctor in oral surgery in these departments where she remains today attaining her Membership of Faculty Dental Surgeons of England in 2008 along the way.
As well as her hospital commitments, Anjani also provides oral surgery services in primary care for Abertawe Bro Morgannwg, Cwm Taff University and Aneurin Bevan Healthboards at clinics in Swansea, Porth and Blackwood helping to provide comprehensive oral surgery services across South Wales in both general practice and hospital settings.
Anjani has a special interest in surgical extractions and wisdom teeth removal. She has a passion for treating nervous patients with her exemplary calming and compassionate manner. To compliment her caring approach, Anjani has acquired vast experience in using intravenous (IV) sedation techniques to aid the management of people anxious about dental treatment.
Anjani has a pivotal role in the Clinical Governance and Quality Improvement programmes within the hospitals and regularly leads audits on improving services in the secondary care setting. She has applied this at Holmes Dental Care in becoming our compliance officer. Anjani is consolidating her management and quality assurance services by embarking on a MSc in Leadership in Healthcare at the University of South Wales.
Outside of work, Anjani enjoys spending time with her family, reading and cooking and dreams of having more spare time (!).
GDC Registration Number 85984
Dentist to Welsh Rugby Union, Welsh Football Association and Cardiff City FC
Lyndon obtained his degree in Dental Technology from the University of Wales Institute Cardiff, and is a qualified Dental Technician (2000). He subsequently graduated from the University of Wales College of Medicine School of Dentistry in 2005, and gained Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties at the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2009. He went on to complete his Master’s in Clinical Endodontics from the University of South Wales in 2015.
He has previously worked within the hospital dental service in the Restorative Dentistry department Moriston hospital Swansea and at Kings College Hospital London centre for Dental Trauma. He has a particular interest in Sports Dentistry and management of Dental Trauma. Lyndon has established preseason Dental health screening programmes and advises on Dental Trauma to several premier league football clubs, professional Rugby teams and the England and Wales cricket board. He played his part in providing Dental treatment in the athlete’s village polyclinic during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games. Since 2009 he has established and fulfilled the role of Sports Dentist to the UK Schools Sports games to support the games medical team.
Lyndon currently works within private dental practice in South Wales accepting referrals for Endodontics (root canal) and Dental Trauma, whilst providing dental care for sportspersons.
On match days Lyndon can be found pitch side as part of the match day medical team to provide immediate care and advice on Dental trauma to the senior squads and opposing teams with the Welsh Football Association, Welsh Rugby Union and Cardiff City FC.
Lyndon is a member and accredited by the International Academy of Sports Dentistry in the USA and a member of the British Endodontic Society. He is a Faculty of Dental Surgery representative on the board of the UK Faculty Sports and Exercise Medicine and a board member of the ‘Dental Trauma UK’ charity.
He is currently part of a sports dentistry research team and a visiting lecturer at UCL Eastman Dental Institute London. He has contributed to various UK based Sports Dentistry publications, with the most recent being a chapter on Dental screening within the textbook “Sports Dentistry principles and practice”. He lectures nationally on Sports Dentistry, Dental Trauma and Endodontics and holds a part time clinical lecturer and examiner role on the MSc and M Clin Dent Endodontic courses at Cardiff University and University of South Wales.
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. 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 included 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 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.
Keri qualified from UWCM, Cardiff in 2002 and obtained her membership with The Royal College of Physicians, Glasgow in 2005. Her focus since qualifying has been on developing her skills in Oral Surgery. Following Senior house officer and Staff grade posts she completed her final membership examination in Surgical dentistry with the Royal College and was delighted to be admitted onto the Specialist list in Oral Surgery in 2010.
Keri is currently employed by Cwm Taf University Health Board as a Speciality Dr in Oral Surgery and works at Prince Charles Hospital, Royal Glamorgan Hospital and Brecon War Memorial Hospital. She also conducts treatment sessions at Porth Dental teaching unit and is actively involved in the teaching of medical and dental students and postgraduate dentists.
Keri is particularly interested in treating those who may be nervous or apprehensive about their Oral surgery procedure and endeavours to make this as relaxed and calm as possible, utilising intravenous sedation if appropriate.
In her spare time, Keri is normally running around after her two small children, who keep her on her toes. When relaxing she enjoys drawing and painting.
GDC no. 5588
Diane qualified as a dental hygienist at the University Hospital of Wales in 1999 winning awards at graduation. She then progressed her education to qualify as a dental therapist in 2000. She has worked in management and clinical roles of dentistry for over 25 years and has achieved a City & Guilds leadership and management qualification.
Diane has a wealth of experience and uses her full scope of duties as a dental therapist, ranging from hygiene treatments to restorative care. She has also been involved in the campaign to promote and raise awareness of dental therapists and extending their duties to include prescriptive legal rights.
Outside of her professional work she is a keen member of the local community and traders committee and enjoy fundraising and organising the “Christmas at Whitchurch” street lights switch-on. She is also involved in the running of her family business “The Play Loft” which is a soft-play centre based in Whitchurch Village.
Diane has two lovely children both of whom enjoy gymnastics and rugby. She spends her spare time running round after them and walking their naughty labradoodle.
GDC no. 143899
Katie qualified as a dental nurse in 1997 after completing the National certificate. Katie then went on to gain the several post qualifications including Dental Radiography, assessors award and impression taking.
Katie has gained experience working within the dental environment in both dental practices and the hospital service and enjoys all aspects of the job.
In her spare time Katie enjoys spending time with her family and friends, enjoys going to the gym and walking her dog.
Dear Mr Holmes,
Just a little note to thank you for the brilliant job you did on my dentures. I’ve had three sets over the yers and each time I’ve had to return for some adjustment to make sure they didn’t hurt. This time, from day one no alterations have been needed even though there was hardly any purchase on my bottom gums.
Thanks again and all the best.
PS. I’m now eating nutsWW, had full dentures
I had the Six Month Smiles braces for around 5 months. Barry was brilliant and wanted my teeth to be as perfect as they could be. He was lovely to deal with. I am really pleased with the results – my teeth have bothered me for years, I wish I had done it years ago. Thank you very much.KG, had Six Month Smile braces
I’ve just completed my treatment for four implants with dentist Barry Holmes.
I had 5 teeth extracted in January 2014 having had one tooth extracted in August 2013.
In April 2014, I had 4 implants put in under local anesthetic. I was swollen and bruised for a few days but I had no pain or discomfort. I had frequent check-ups and then in July had the implants exposed. During August I had moulds and measurements taken and at the beginning of September the implants were restored.
During the whole procedure I had no pain or discomfort and I am delighted with the outcome.AC, had implants