The Team


Deborah Gerrish BDS ( Wales) with Commendation  – GDC  79525

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After graduating from Cardiff Dental School in 2001, I spent two years as senior house officer undertaking a number of roles at Cardiff Dental Hospital. I then continued to work at the hospital part time and part time in general practice.  In doing so, I gained more experience in oral surgery restorative dentistry, particularly in catering for the dental needs of special care patients, which included the sedation of phobic patients. During my time in the hospital, I undertook further post graduate examinations to become a member of the Royal College of Surgeons and further clinical training in sedation and dental implants. With this experience, I feel confident in providing excellent general dentistry to the public.  Here, at Newport Dental Care, we welcome anxious and phobic patients and enjoy providing appropriate quality care in a general practice setting.

Ben Payne BDS(Wales) GDC registration Number – 74658
I graduated from Cardiff Dental School in July 1998 and spent two years in general practice in Cardiff, before undertaking a year working as a Senior House Officer in the Maxillofacial Department of the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport. My work at the hospital has provided me with enhanced surgical skills, which I am able use in my everyday dentistry in practice where I provide a wide range of general dental services, including; cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery, prosthodontics and tooth whitening.
In 2001 I spent a year in New Zealand, where I worked in a busy practice in the capital city of Wellington. During this time, I learned exciting and innovative ways of practicing dentistry, which was a great asset to my role as a Regional Clinical Advisor to a large corporate group of dental practices.
Most of my spare time is spent taking my children between their various activities in the area, but when I get the chance I enjoy taking part in any sports I can and have enjoyed in training for both the New York and London Marathons.

Lois Kelso BDS (Belfast)  GDC registration 271366

I qualified from Queen’s University Belfast in 2017 and after successfully completing a year of Dental Foundation Training in Cardiff I joined Newport Dental Care in 2018.

Anyone who has met me will know from my accent that I’m not a local! I am from Northern Ireland. I enjoy sport in my spare time, especially if it involves a hockey stick.

I enjoy the opportunity General Practice gives to build and develop relationships with patients of all ages. I seek to put my patients at ease and provide high quality dental treatment within and outside the NHS. I have completed Part 1 of the MJDF qualification and am currently working towards Part 2 of the qualification.

Practice Manager
Jo-Anne Ware
Dental Therapist
Rachel Arnold
BSc (Hons) Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy Cardiff University 2019
Registered Dental Nurses 
Jo-Anne Ware
Rachael Rafferty
Zanna Sivaja
Marika Santho
Karen Webb
Sally Dunkley

Last Updated on June 22, 2022