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Dr Ahmad Nounu BDS, MGDRCS is the practice principal and clinical director of Black Swan Dental Spa. He graduated with a degree in dentistry from Bristol Dental Hospital in 2008 and has taken giant steps to enhance his skills and cement himself as one of the leading Cosmetic dentists in the Southwest. He is committed to providing the highest standard of care in the most gentle way possible. His particular interests in dentistry embrace Whitening, Implants, Orthodontics and Cosmetics.
The winner of numerous awards including the Dentistry Awards Best Young Dentist 2015 he has also featured amongst Private Dentistry Magazine’s Elite top 20 dentists nationally. Recently he has featured as one of the cosmetic dental experts on Sky TV’s MyFaceMyBody. His dedication to the constant improvement of his skills have seen him complete the prestigious Advanced Dental Seminars one-year course with Dr Chris Orr in London in addition to learning more advanced treatment for modern conservative techniques through numerous other courses throughout the UK and abroad in Lisbon and the USA.
A sought after lecturer on the topics of Whitening, Minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry and Soft tissue laser dentistry has seen him presenting in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. As an in demand and respected writer, he has contributed many articles to both dental publications and the national press, where he has featured in both the Times and the Sunday Mirror.
He has served on the committee for the exclusive British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and is founding chairman and driving force behind the Young Dentist Group of the South Western Branch of the British Dental association.
Dr Steve Conteh BDS graduated with honours from King’s College London where, during his undergraduate years, he won multiple awards for both the clinical and research aspects of dentistry. He has presented his work at European Dental Conferences and had articles published in dental magazines.
Inspired by the teachings of many internationally renowned dental experts, Steve has dedicated himself to provide the highest possible standard of care for his patients. Internships in the UK and USA have led to further significant improvements in the care he provides.
With a passion for aesthetic restorative dentistry he is continually advancing his knowledge and skill, most recently graduating from Dr Christopher Orr’s Advanced Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry programme.
To further enhance the quality of his expertise in providing consistently high quality care Steve has also completed training focused on the safe straightening of front teeth. He has become a Certified Invisalign and ClearSmile provider and is able to use these barely visible aligners to straighten your teeth.
With a calm and friendly manner Steve is dedicated to getting to know and understand his patients. This relationship helps to reach shared decisions on how his patients will benefit from healthy and beautifully natural smiles.
He is a skilled exponent of high quality digital photography, which is used to help plan and communicate the most appropriate care for his patients.
Steve is also involved in the British Dental Association’s Young Dentist Group helping to organise meetings and conferences to educate and inspire dentists in the South West.
Dooha Elbouni BDS, MFDS RCS Edin graduated with Distinction from the University of Bristol Dental School, where she won the undergraduate BDA restorative prize for achieving the highest score in her restorative finals examination.
Since graduating, Dooha has worked in London and the South West of England where she was raised. She has attended various post-graduate courses to keep up to date with the latest trends in dentistry, and is currently undertaking the renowned Advanced Aesthetic and Cosmetic Restorative Dentistry course by Dr Chris Orr in London.
Dooha enjoys providing general dentistry, as well as cosmetic treatments such as Invisalign for teeth straightening. Dooha’s skill and attention to detail are what we value most here at Black Swan.
Gareth Thomas BDS (Hons) MFDS (RCSEd) MSc (Endodontics) MEndo (RCSEd) MRD (RSCEng) PGC (Dental Edu.) graduated from Cardiff Dental School in 2008. It was during this degree that he completed vocational training in the South Wales Valleys – he soon developed his passion for Endodontics here.
Gareth excelled in his Royal College of Surgeons MFDS examinations in 2010. He completed a year-long Advanced Endodontics Certificate at the University of Warwick and then a three-year MSc in Clinical Endodontics at the University of South Wales. After finishing his MSc in 2015, Gareth spent a year working as a Speciality Dentist in Endodontic at the Royal London Dental Institute.
Gareth is extremely skilled to hold the Membership in Restorative Dentistry (MRD) by Royal College of Surgeons England and Membership in Endodontics (MEndo) by Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh. He is one of very few dentists in Wales to have passed these examinations which highlight the end point of training in one of the mono-specialities in restorative dentistry. Due to his in-depth scholarship and passion towards Endodontics, he lectures both dentists and students on the topic for Health Education and Improvement Wales, University of South Wales, and Kings College London.
Gareth is well-known for his knowledge, experience, and clinical expertise as well as a kind, welcoming, and professional attitude with patients. We are extremely lucky to have Gareth working here with us at Black Swan Dental Spa.
Andrew qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 2005 with merit. Following this, he went on to complete MJDF exams and ultimately has become a member of the Faculty of general dental surgeons at the royal college of surgeons. He undertook an MSc in Clinical Endodontics at the university of South Wales which was completed in 2016 and he was awarded a distinction.
Andrew has always had a strong interest in Endodontics. He was co-author on an Endodontic article as an under graduate. He undertook as much additional training as he could, including courses in the USA, and bought his own microscope 10 years ago to enhance the quality of his treatment.
He has lectured Endodontics at post graduate level and until recently was a clinical supervisor for the MClinDent Endodontics course at Cardiff University.
Outside of dentistry, Andrew loves spending time with his family. He has recently taken up cycling but is frequently found running around muddy fields doing obstacle races as well as watching football and rugby.
Dr Lauren qualified from Cardiff University with her BDS in 2009. She owns her own practice in South Wales as well as providing Facial Aesthetic treatments at Black Swan.
Lauren has been providing Facial Aesthetic treatments for the past six years alongside seeing dental patients and enjoys making subtle changes that enhance the natural beauty of her patients.
Lauren is known for being a good listener and has a gentle touch which helps to put patients at ease.
Dr Tochukwu Udeh has had the privilege of having attended two world renowned universities in London:
Kings College London, where he attained his Pharmacology degree. Queen Mary University of London, where he received his BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) degree.
Dr. Udeh prides himself on patient care and comfort and strives to ensure his patients receive excellent dental experience and treatment.
The extensive and diverse experience he gained whilst working at a high needs practice has placed him in good stead and makes him an ideal addition for our team.
Dr Udeh has a keen interest in Restorative Dentistry and as an active member of the British Dental Association, he is eager to further his knowledge and develop his skills by learning from some of most talented dentists in the industry.
Dr Mital Patel
Dr Mital Patel
Mital graduated in dentistry, with honours, from Cardiff University in 2012 and attained the Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2013.
After working in general dental practice, Mital subsequently spent two years as a Senior House Officer in various hospitals around the country where he has gained wide-ranging experience in oral surgery and restorative dentistry, before deciding to pursue a career in periodontics.
Mital has completed an intensive four-year specialist programme in periodontology at Guy’s Hospital (Kings College, London) and attained the Membership in Periodontics of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2019. He is an active member of the British Society of Periodontology, The European Federation of Periodontology and European Association of Osseointegration. and works as a part time specialist clinical teacher at Guy’s Hospital. He has a particular interest in treating nervous patients with sedation and is a member of SAAD (Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry).
Mital joined Black Swan in 2018 and is enthusiastic about treating patients with a wide variety of complex gum problems. As a specialist periodontist he is experienced in providing all aspects of periodontal care, bone reconstruction and the placement of dental implants. He additionally accepts referrals for the management of failing dental implants.
Stephen started as an apprentice with Dental Design in Langport in 1987 and gained his qualifications in Dental Technology at the Cardiff School Of Dental Technology – Dental Technician BTEC National Diploma in Dental Technology in 1993.
He has had a passion for Dental Technology that has developed from the age of 16 since starting his apprenticeship at Dental Design. After Qualifying at Cardiff this passion then mixed with a love of prosthetics and Stephen has dedicated himself to this field ever since. All-on-four and implant retained dentures have been of particular interest and Stephen has developed extensive knowledge in this field.
With many years’ experience working as a Dental Technician, Stephen as a Clinical Dental Technician has the advanced technical and clinical skills needed to carefully design and hand-craft every denture to the individual requirements of the patient.
His position allows him to offer patients direct treatment for the construction, repairing and fitting of removable dental appliances. Whilst dentist and clinical dental technicians work independently of each other, they may confer in treatments when it is in the best interest of the patient.
To construct aesthetically pleasing dentures with comfort and function is one of hardest tasks in dentistry. We are not only replacing lost teeth, but also compensating for bone loss and very often sunken facial profiles, which can age patients up to 10 years prematurely. Careful, calculated consideration of each individual’s anatomy is essential for outstanding results to be gained in this delicate area.
Steve can take referrals from you for your patients who need full or partial dentures, repairs, additions etc.
He provides a bespoke service to your patients, seeing them at the practice and is able to do fast turn arounds if necessary. We believe that working directly with the clinician and discussing issues and concerns face to face gives the patient a much better final result and makes the whole process much smoother.
Dr Richard Brookshaw BDS, MSc, DipImplant is a highly skilled dental implant surgeon with a distinguished academic background.
He qualified with a BDS from the University of Dundee in 1996. In 1999 he gained his Masters degree in Oral Surgery from the University of Sheffield and further extended his clinical qualification in 2001 by completing an 18 month Implant Training Programme. In 2009, he attained the highest honours award in the one-year implant master program from University of California Los Angeles/Gide program. Richard was one of the first six in the UK to gain The Diploma in Implant Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh at its first sitting.
He has placed more than 5000 implants and is one of only a handful of implant surgeons nationwide who can carry out implant surgery in patients with extreme bone loss, using specialised zygomatic implants.
Richard is respected nationally and internationally as a lecturer and mentor in Implant Dentistry, immediate same day implants and CT scanning and planning for implant surgery. He also lectures for Nobel Biocare nationally and internationally on a range of advanced implant techniques and is a regular lecturer and contributor to their World Tour.
Richard practices all aspects of implant dentistry, including hard and soft tissue augmentation, sinus grafting and same day implants.
He is proving to be a huge asset to Black Swan, where he treats existing patients of the practice and also accepts referrals from other dentists who value the skills he can provide for their patients.