Jane began her career in dentistry at the age of 16 when she started working as a trainee dental nurse. She joined Rhiwbina Dental in 1989, and when Nick Claydon bought the practice in 1997 Jane became his practice manager.
The role of practice manager evolved dramatically with the growth and expansion of the practice, a journey which has been both challenging and rewarding. Jane thoroughly enjoys the environment she has helped to create at Rhiwbina Dental. She continues to deliver personal and professional care across the practice and is respected by patients’ and business’ partners alike.
Assistant Practice Manager
Nia's career in dentistry began at the age of 19. She joined Rhiwbina Dental Surgery in 2003 as a qualified dental nurse, soon to discover her passion in dentistry lay in managing the clinical environment. She proceeded to join our reception team, thoroughly enjoying getting to know many of our patients on a first name basis.
In 2008 Nia took some time off to enjoy family life following the birth of her daughter, Elysia. On her return in 2009 Nia was invited to become our assistant practice manager as the practice had increased in size with the development of The Pines.
Her role involves supporting Jane in the daily running of both practices including personnel and administrative duties. Nia also enjoys being a part of the growth and development of the practice. She thrives on assisting patients with all aspects of their treatment, from organising treatment planning through to arranging financial details.
Her role at Rhiwbina Dental is to ensure that all of the patients have a professional and positive beginning to end experience. She strives to meet patients’ objectives and deliver the highest possible standards of care with the help of the dental team.
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Sarah was brought up in Whitchurch and she joined Rhiwbina Dental Surgery in 2005 as a trainee dental nurse. Sarah qualified in 2007 and is registered with the GDC and is a member of the British Association of Dental Nurses.
Sarah has worked in all aspects of dentistry within the practice and is a team player. She is particularly interested in assisting with surgical procedures such as implants and enjoys being part of a patient’s journey, whether it be routine care or a smile transformation.
With the opening of The Pines in 2010 Sarah was invited to become head nurse. Her responsibilities involve organising the nurses and dentists within the clinical environment, assisting the managers at courses held within the practice, and ensuring clinical standards are maintained at all times. Sarah is responsible for the liaison with the various inspection and accreditation agencies.
In 2010 Sarah was awarded a certificate in Dental Radiography which allows her to take X-rays within the dental environment. She has also attended many courses including Nurses Training for Dental Implants; First Aid at Work; Good Clinical Practice for Research (GCP) updates; HTM 01-05 decontamination updates and Level 2 Fire Marshall Training.
At the end of 2010 Sarah spent some time enjoying family life after the birth of her son, Morgan. Keen to further her dental skills after returning from maternity leave in 2011, she has since completed courses and gained qualifications in Phlebotomy, the taking of dental impressions and the removal of sutures.
In 2012 Sarah was a Dental Nurse Trainer for Cardiff University Dental Postgraduate Education in Wales. Her role included supervising and hands-on training at the chair side for trainee dental nurses within the dental environment.
In her own time Sarah enjoys days out to the beach with the family, the cinema, socialising with friends and skiing.