opening times

MONDAY : 9.00 - 5.00pm
TUESDAY : 9.00 - 5.00pm
WEDNESDAY : 9.00 - 5.00pm
THURSDAY : 9.00 - 5.00pm
FRIDAY : 9.00 - 4.00pm
Reception services available lunchtime
Monday - Friday 1.00 - 2.00pm.

Contact Numbers

Practice Hours: 01639 882280
Out of hours: 111

Meet Our Team

Mr Simon Gregson

BDS London 1981
(GDC Reg No. 56117)

Miss Jeanette Harrison

BDS Wales 1998
(GDC Reg No. 74648)

Miss Ann-Marie Howells

BDS Wales 1998
(GDC Reg No. 74650)

Our dentists are backed up by our commited Hygienist, Mrs Vivienne Steward (Cert in dental hygiene Wales 1981). Our Hygienist can offer preventive care and advice on brushing, flossing and other techniques on looking after your teeth.

Our qualified and experienced dental nurses complete the dedicated team who are commited to providing you with the best care and service. All of the team,(dentists, hygienist and dental nurses), are registered with the General Dental Council, 37 Wimpole St, London W1G 8DQ Tel: 0845 222 4141 www.gdc-uk.org The team at Talbot Road Dental Practice adhere to the rules governing the profession as found in the guidance from the General Dental Council, Maintaining Standards

We are always happy to hear if any patient is particularly pleased with any aspect of their treatment or if an individual within the practice team has gone out of their way to help. Feedback is very welcome and the person involved will be made aware their efforts have been appreciated.

We aim to make your experiences at our practice as pleasurable as possible. However, should you have any complaints, please contact Ann-Marie Howells at the practice, who will be able to talk you through our complaints procedure. Alternatively, you can pick up a copy from reception.

For NHS patients not satisfied by the outcome of our complaints procedure, further advice can be sought from Abertawe Bro Morgannwg Local Health Board, Neath Port Talbot Locality, Suite A, Britannic House, Llandarcy, Neath, SA10 6JQ. Tel: 01792 326500 www.abm.wales.nhs.uk.org

For private patients not satisfied by the outcome of our complaints procedure, further advice can be sought from The Dental Complaints Service, The Lansdowne Building, 2 Lansdowne Road, Croydon, CR9 2ER. Tel: 08456 120 540.

Practice Services

Our practice aim is to provide quality dental treatment in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

We provide all routine dental treatments- check ups, scale and polishing, dental x-rays, fillings, white fillings, root treatments, crowns, bridges, veneers, mouthguards...We refer our patients to specialists for more complex treatments, for example, straightening teeth with braces (orthodontics). We have a visiting specialist to carry out implants. A dental implant is used to support one or more false teeth. It is a titanium screw that can replace the root of a tooth when it fails. Just like a tooth root, it is placed into the jawbone.

Denplan allows us to offer a complete preventive care programme under the UK's largest independent dental health plan.

Our experience shows that the preventive approach to dentistry, that Denplan promotes, complements our own practice care philosophy. With Denplan care you can leave your worries about costly and unexpected dental bills behind. Fixed, affordable monthly payments entitle you to all the routine care and treatment you need to keep your teeth and gums healthy (excluding laboratory fees). See www.denplan.co.uk for more information or call Denplan free phone 0800 401 402.

In addition we provide treatment on the NHS for Children. NHS dental care is free for children up to 18 years old.


Your need for a friendly, flexible and efficient service is our priority. Our dental receptionists are available by phone, or in person to help you with any queries relating to your care and treatment, to arrange appointments or to help with administration.

Appointments can be made either by telephone or in person. We encourage you to visit the practice regularly and book your next appointment before you leave.

If you are unable to keep an appointment please give as much notice as possible. This helps with the smooth running of the practice for the benefit of all patients.

Home Denture Service

Although we have a friendly and relaxed practice in PortTalbot, we at Talbot Road Denatl Practice understand that many people are either unable to visit us or are too nervous.

For this reason, we have a domicillary denture service, available for registered and non-registered patients. We can conduct a discreet, yet thorough denture consultation in the comfort of your own home.

Our home visit area includes Port Talbot, Porthcawl, Pyle, Kenfig, Bridgend and all areas in-between.

Modern advances in denture materials now allow dentures to be stronger and more durable and very aesthetically pleasing. A choice of dentures is available for most situations.

If this may be of value to you, or a friend or relative, please ask reception for further information.

Dreaming of a peaceful nights sleep?

Help may be at hand with a custom-made SLEEPWELL anti-snoring device.

40% of us habitually snore, which may or may not be a problem for the individual concerned, but is almost certainly a problem for that individuals sleep partner!

The constant, often very loud, noise of someone snoring can lead to a disturbed nights sleep for their partner and, if it is loud enough, even the rest of the household.

There are several lifestyle changes which can be attempted first, to alleviate the problem. These include:

1. Weight loss- fat deposition around the neck is a factor known to increase the likelihood of snoring.

2. Cut out alcohol- especially before sleep.

3. Quit smoking.

4. Avoid sleeping on your back, as this allows the tongue and lower jaw to fall back, restricting the airway.

If these measures have no effect then a, custom-made, intra-oral device prescribed by a trained dental practitioner could be the answer.

Recent studies have shown the intra-oral devices prescribed to such patients have a success rate of 75-100% in curtailing simple snoring and improving the general well-being of snorers and sleep apnoea sufferers.

Please call in or ring reception for further information about the SLEEPWELL anti-snoring device and to book an assessment.

In an Emergency

In case of an emergency during practice hours, please contact us by phone and we will arrange an appointment for you as soon as possible. Outside opening hours, please phone the surgery and a message will advise you on where help is available.

The NHS out of hours service is the responsibility of Neath/Port Talbot Local Health Board and it can be accessed on 111 or via NHS Diect on 08456 46 47 or online at www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk

Neath/Port Talbot Local Health Board, Suite A, Britannic House, Llandarcy, Neath SA10 6JQ. Tel: 01792 326 500 Fax: 01792 326 501 www.neathportalbotlhb.nhs.wales.uk