Meet the team

At Capel Dental Care our highly skilled, friendly team shares the same single vision: we put you first. Together, we are dedicated to providing you with a first class experience, from the comfort of our reception to the very latest innovations in dental technology. We make sure you have the best possible care from the second you walk through the door.

Find out more about each of our practice team members below.



Dr Huw Griffiths

Dental Practitioner
DGDP(UK) 1993, BDS Wales 1983
GDC No. 57878

A Welsh speaker with his roots in the county, Dr Griffiths graduated from Cardiff in 1983 and joined the practice in the same year. From 1988 to 2002, he was staff oral surgeon at Glangwili hospital.

In 1993 he achieved his MFGP from the Royal College of Surgeons and then served as a tutor for that college and as a tutor and examiner at Cardiff Medical School.

Together with his colleague Tim Foster Jones, they restored a Chapel to create a modern Dental Practice in the heart Carmarthen; going on to win at the Private Dentistry Awards in 2005.

Dr Griffiths’ interest is to ensure a high standard of clinical care with a special emphasis on preventative and restorative dentistry and minor oral surgery.


Dr Tim Foster Jones

Dental Practitioner
DGDP(UK) 1993, BDS Wales 1985
GDC No. 60247

Dr. Tim Foster Jones (BDS, MFGDP) originally from West Wales and was educated in Lampeter before embarking on his dental training in Cardiff. He qualified in 1985 and worked in practices in both North and South Wales before settling in Carmarthen to build and develop a successful award winning private practice.

Tim achieved his post graduate diploma in the 90s, became a vocational trainer for newly qualified dentists and was an active member of the local dental committee for many years. He believes it is vital to continue to learn and educate within the profession and attends many courses from international experts in Dentistry.

Tim carries out all aspects of general dentistry with the philosophy of treating the patient as a whole and seeing a healthy mouth as integral to patient’s well-being throughout life.

Away from dentistry Tim has a farmhouse outside Carmarthen, his children attend the local high school and he enjoys the numerous leisure amenities West Wales affords.

Steve Key

Steven J. Key

Dental Practitioner
FDS RCPS Glasg 1993, BDS Wales 1986
GDC No. 61306

Consultant Oral Maxillofacial and Aesthetic Surgeon Steve is a fellow of Dental Surgery, General Surgery and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons in London and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow.

As well as offering a range of surgical procedures, he has expertise in hard and soft tissue aesthetic surgery, with further experience in non facial aesthetics.


Mark Truman

Dental Practitioner
BDS (Wales) 2008, BSc MFDS (Ed) PgDip Endo
GDC No. 153157

Graduating from Cardiff University with a first-class honours degree and several academic awards in 2008.

Whilst undertaking Vocational Training I completed my Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons exams, it was also during this time I developed a keen interest in endodontics (root canal treatment).

For the past four years I have been working two to three days a week within a fully private practice in Swindon and recently Gloucester, and three days a week within a mixed practice in Neath.

I enjoy high quality dentures, extensive crown, veneer and bridge work, cosmetic orthodontics, restoration of implants, root canal treatment and the management of periodontal issues including splinting of periodontally involved teeth. I also have provided botulinum toxin treatments and dermal fillers for over 5 years and can provide dental acupuncture.

I am a member of the British Endodontic Society, British Society of Periodontics and RCS Edinburgh. I am working towards my British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry accreditation.

Within my personal life I live in the South Wales Valley with my family. I have a small holding with horses and sheep and enjoy DIY and family activities. My major hobby is long distance Triathlons and endurance events.

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Dr Joanna Smith

BDS 2019
GDC No. 283328

Joanna grew up in Carmarthen before studying Dentistry at the University of Bristol.

Graduating in 2019, she worked in general practice in London before returning to Wales. During the coronavirus pandemic she volunteered to work in intensive care carrying out oral care for intubated patients and was subsequently published in the journal, Dental Update. She is a clinical supervisor for dental nurses who want to develop their skills further.

Her aim is to provide a calm and gentle experience of dental treatment for patients.

In her free time she enjoys running, landscape photography and volunteering for a local charity. She speaks both English and Swedish.


Christine Jenkins

CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 1992
GDC No. 4303

Christine, who is from Swansea, has worked with Huw Griffiths and Tim Foster Jones for many years as a Hygienist. Christine began her career in dentistry as a dental nurse, qualifying at Kings College Dental Hospital in London in 1985, was awarded her certificate in Oral Health Education in 1990; before qualifying as a Dental Hygienist at Cardiff Dental Hospital in 1992.

Christine has a special interest in working closely with patients who have had dental implants. In her spare time, Christine enjoys watch Swansea City FC, attending music concerts and spending time with her family.


Lynwen Thomas

Dental Therapist
LHMC Dip Dental Therapy 1995
GDC No. 10491

Lynwen came to Capel over 10 years ago and works under Huw Griffiths and Tim Foster Jones carrying out examination and some minor restorative and cosmetic work.

Lynwen qualified as a therapist in 1973 at New Cross College and went on to gain her oral health certificate in 1983 and completed her masters on Health Promotion in 2004.

Lynwen enjoys combining her love of travelling with helping children in developing countries. Lynwen visited Dental

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Julie Davies

Practice Manager
NEBDN 1986, Oral Health Education Course 2003

Julie joined Capel in May 2019 and is proud to be part of the Team and the high standards of patient care established within the practice.

Julie has over 30 years of experience in dentistry, working in both NHS and Private.

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Cerys Barrett

Dental Nurse
GDC no. 120470

Cerys Joined Capel in August 1990 and qualified as a Dental Nurse in May 2007

During this time Cerys has assisted in surgery and has been taking great care of our patients.

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Caryl Williams

Dental Nurse
GDC no. 184473

Caryl joined Capel in October 2006 as a trainee dental nurse then went on to qualify in 2009. During this time Caryl has assisted our clinicians in surgery and has been taking great care of our patients

Joanna Harris

Dental Nurse
GDC no. 160390

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Paula Hollis

Dental Nurse
GDC no. 157549

Paula joined the Capel Team as a Qualified Dental Nurse in 2014.

During this time Paula has assisted our clinicians in surgery and has been taking great care of our patients.

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Eliza Evans

Dental Nurse
GDC no. 263624

Eliza qualified as a Dental Nurse in May2016, and joined Capel in December 2017.

Eliza is committed to providing excellent patient care and continued to further her training and development by completing a BDA Education Certificate in Dental Radiography in November 2018.

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Nia Douting

Dental Nurse
Diploma Level 3 QCF Qualified 2019
GDC no. 283874

Nia joined Capel in May 2019 and assists our clinicians in surgery and has been taking great care of our patients.


The Reception Team

The Reception Team consists of Receptionists:

Selena (Head Receptionist) and Elise, who are supported by qualified dental nurses: Joanna, Eliza and Paula.

Our team have been with us for many years and always have a smile for our visiting patients.

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