Everyone at Pembrokeshire Dental Centre is committed to providing you with the very best in dental healthcare. Our dental team bring a wealth of experience to the practice and have individually obtained high standards of professional qualification.
Dr. John Alexander
Principal Dental Surgeon
GDC registration number: 49262
As principal of Pembrokeshire Dental Centre, I am proud to be head of a team committed to providing exceptional service.
I qualified at Cardiff Dental School in 1975 and after 14 years working in Cardiff I decided it was time to move to the country. In 2001 the construction of the new purpose built surgery was completed and it was shortly after that that Mark joined me and we have never looked back.
I have been fortunate to have been able to enjoy many pursuits during my life which have included boating, diving, skiing, photography, flying and good wine.
If and or when I get any spare time I reserve it for all my pets.
After 41 years in practice I still love my work and intend carrying on for a long time to come.
Dr. Mark Kennedy
Associate Dental Surgeon
GDC registration number: 66899
My name is Mark and I am one of the dentists at Pembrokeshire Dental Centre in Newport. I qualified in South Africa in 1988 and moved from my country of birth to Wales 13 years ago. I am a city boy at heart but have grown to love the freedom and solitude that living in the country gives. I suppose now I am a country boy.
All of my career I have spent as a general dentist in private practice and have a keen interest in oral surgery and oral pathology.
My free time is spent with my family and I married Connie, my childhood sweetheart 19 years ago. We have two boys, Ryan aged 18 and Tristan aged 16.
When not in the surgery I can be found in my garden or I am ashamed to say in front of the television.
GDC Registration Number: 116592
I qualified from Newcastle University in 2010 and have been lucky enough to work in a variety of practices; both Private and NHS. I pride myself on having a good rapport with my patients. I get great results, have a light touch and always try my best to make patients feel comfortable.
Prior to qualifying as a Dental Hygienist/Therapist I was a registered Dental Nurse for 7 years.
My Role as a Dental Hygienist/Therapist includes;
• Active role in preventative dentistry and oral health education.
• Non-surgical periodontal treatment.
• Maintenance and support of periodontal therapy (including implant patients)
• Routine dental cleaning (s&p)
• Cosmetic scale and polishing for a healthy mouth
• Placement of adult and child restorations
I enjoy keeping active by walking, running and cycling. I have completed several half marathons and intend to complete another soon. Outside of these activities I enjoy socialising with family and friends.
Mrs. Lyndsey Jenkins
Lyndsey originates from Carmarthen and trained and qualified in Cardiff in 2003, she has worked in private and NHS practices in Bristol, Chepstow and Swansea before returning to West Wales to settle with her family.
Lyndsey is a Welsh speaker and in her spare time enjoys running, circuits, eating out and exploring the countryside with her family.
I’m Nicola Edwards or Nic Ed as I am known in work. I am a full time qualified dental nurse and I hold the national certificate for dental nurses’ qualification.
I have worked at Pembrokeshire Dental Centre for just over five years although I worked with John in his previous practice many years ago.
I became interested in nursing after I received orthodontic work and started in the profession at sixteen years of age.
I am more at home in the great outdoors than I am in a crowded pub and I enjoy nothing more than being on a deserted beach with my camera and my dog.
My main hobby is photography although I don’t pretend to be a professional I do get some good results. Feel free to check out my photos on Instagram @Nikki_Veall.
I’m Nicola and I’ve worked at Pembrokeshire Dental Centre since September 2011. I began my nursing career in 1990 and qualified as a dental surgery assistant in 1992. In addition to this qualification I studied for an additional year and qualified as an Oral Health Educator in 1993.
In the near future I intend to increase my knowledge and obtain qualifications in both dental radiography and impression taking.
I thoroughly enjoy my job mainly as Mark’s nurse and no two days are ever the same.
My hobbies include sea kayaking, cycling, walking the coastal paths and mountains. In the evening I enjoy relaxing by the log burner with a glass of red wine (or two) and a good book.
Trainee Dental Nurse
I’m Sophia and I am a Trainee Dental Nurse. Most people know me as Sophi. I am a welsh speaker and I studied French and Spanish at Aberystwyth University.
I first became interested in nursing when I worked on a maternity ward in Mexico for a few months. I’m a pretty quiet person but make up for it by doing dippy things and dropping things loudly.
In my spare time I like to bake and decorate wedding cakes, which I’m sure helps keep us in business! I’ve travelled a lot and enjoy volunteering. I’d like to spend a couple of weeks volunteering on the Amazon Hope, a ship which give dental care to the villages along the Amazon.
Receptionist/Trainee Dental Nurse
I consider myself to be friendly, approachable and understanding. I am professional and take pride in my job keeping patients comfortable. I speak Welsh, English and conversational Spanish.
I have volunteered extensively with orphans and underprivileged children in Cambodia teaching them English, singing and hula hooping. When I volunteered in this third world country it changed my life and outlook, I feel passionate about helping others less fortunate than myself.
In my spare time I love to walk my best friend ‘Badger’! I also love books and films.
As the dental receptionist I am the first point of contact for patients and visitors to the centre. I pride myself on being a friendly and approachable person. As I have been a nervous patient myself in the past, I think it’s important to make people feel welcome and at ease.
As a working mother and wife I have very little free time but on rare blissful occasions I do get to myself I enjoy nothing more than curling up with a good book.
I am Yana Bosco, an American-British citizen, born in Yugoslavia, raised in North Africa and USA and graduated as a dentist in Dusseldorf, Germany. Life as an immigrant has taken me to various countries and coloured my character with a variety of cultures.
My father was a physician and dentist, so from a very early age, I was exposed to teeth which became my passion.
I owned a private dental practice in Fiumicino, Italy (near Rome) where I practiced general dentistry. Italy has many challenges when you own a business and have to deal with bureaucracy and ever changing laws on a daily basis!
Fortunately, I administered my father's dental practice in Germany from an early age, so new concepts, procedures and their application had become routine.
I moved to Warrington in July 2005 and took a break from my profession in order to help my daughter into a new life and culture. After 2yrs, I decided to explore the pharmaceutical world and worked for Lloyds Pharmacy for 7yrs, 5 of which in South Shields.
Events catapulted me to Boncath. And then, a sensitive tooth brought me to the Pembrokeshire Dental Centre, where I realized that my heart was yearning to get back into dentistry. Reception seemed like the ideal opportunity to get introduced to the UK system and that is where you will find me!
Besides volunteering at the Cilgerran Wildlife Centre, I ride a motorbike, play bass guitar and am learning Welsh.