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Meet the Team

All our dentists adhere to the strict guidelines governing the profession under strict guidance from the General Dental Council (GDC) "Standards for Dental Professionals".


Jamie Justin Pugh
Principal Dentist and Company Director
BDS Hons (Wales) 1996
GDC Reg No. 71733

Jamie qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. Following completing his Vocational Training in a practice in Cardiff he did jobs in hospital in oral surgery and practices in Swansea and Aberdare before opening his own practice in Aberdare in 2001.

Jamie felt in was important for the practice to have an effective prevention philosophy in order to empower patients to look after their own mouths and give them the techniques that will enable them to enjoy all the benefits of healthy teeth and gums.

He was also very aware of how a nice smile can affect confidence and improve lives and has therefore spent a lot of time with some of the best dentists in the world pursuing the knowledge and techniques that can transform a smile and bringing them back to Aberdare. He’s had the privilege of spending time and learning from Ash Parmar of Essex and Embarrassing Bodies TV programme, Larry Rosenthal of New York, Galip Gurel of Istanbul(thought by many to be the best dentist in the world), Mike Wise of London, Frank Spear of Arizona to name but a few.

He ensures he keeps constantly updated on any procedure that will benefit patients dental health or appearance and that the whole team are prepared to help patients to the best of their ability.

Charlotte Baker
Dental Therapist
Dental Hygienist
Dip DH DT(Cardiff) 2012. Qualified Dental Radiographer. National Certificate NEBDN 2008
GDC Reg No. 169466

Beverley Llewellyn
Dental Hygienist
Cert DH 1987
GDC Reg No. 3423

Tracy Pugh
Practice Manager + Registered Manager at this location, Director, Secretary, Registered Dental Nurse
National Certificate NEBDN 1997. Cert in Oral Health Education Nov 2005. Level 1 Practice Management 2012
GDC Reg No. 157958

Melissa Owen
Registered Dental Nurse. Dental Radiographer. Reception Manager. Dental Health Advisor and Treatment Coordinator.
National Certificate NEBDSA 1993. Qualified Dental Radiographer Wrexham 1999
GDC Reg No. 163068

Joanne Mason
Joanne Mason
Registered Dental Nurse
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2015. Dental postgrad-Impression taking with a completed portfolio of experience Jan 2017
Dental Implant training Nov 2018
GDC Reg No. 257244

Claire Neads
Operational Assistant, Registered Dental Nurse, Dental Radiographer
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2015 BDA Certificate in Dental Radiography 2016 ILM Practice Management Level 1 2018 First Aid 2021
GDC Reg No. 256257

Claire originally joined the team as a Trainee Dental Nurse in 2014. She then qualified as a dental nurse and became GDC registered in 2015 and spent many years nursing with Jamie, associate dentists, hygienist and enjoyed working on both reception and in the dental health room. In 2018 she then left the team to pursue a different avenue within her career. 3 years, an engagement and a baby boy later, she has now returned to the Jamie Pugh Team as our Operational Assistant, aiding Tracy our Practice Manager with the day to day running of the practice and will be the face behind our new social media pages.

Jenna Embleton
Jenna Embleton
Trainee Dental Nurse

Julie Pugh
Receptionist

Dawn Evans
Receptionist

Vikkie Jones
Vikkie Jones
Office and HR Manager
BA Hons (Wales) 2001

Helyn Mellish
Helyn Mellish
Experienced Cleaner