Our Staff

Our Staff

Dr. Richard Vangasse

Dr. Richard Vangasse

Position: Partner

GDC number 77237 | Qualified in 1999

Richard is one of the partners here at Restore Dental Group. He was born in Cardiff and completed his dental degree at Cardiff Dental School in 1999. He has worked at the St. Mellons dental practice since 2001 and then also at the Ponthir practice since 2009.

When he is not working he loves spending time with his wife Becky and their young daughter Lauren. He also enjoys cycling and walking up the hills and mountains around South Wales.

Dr. Shaun McClure

Dr. Shaun McClure

Position: Partner

GDC number 74654 | Qualified in 1998

Shaun is from Northern Ireland and came to Cardiff in 1993 to study dentistry. He had such an enjoyable time here, and made so many good friends, that he decided to stay after qualifiying. He started work at the practice in 1999 and became a partner in 2013 when Restore Dental Group was formed. Shaun thoroughly enjoys seeing all of his patients and caring for their needs. Shaun spends the majority of his time doing NHS dentistry as he feels it is right to provide a good quality service at an affordable price for everyone.

Shaun's interests outside of work primarily involve running and general fitness and he has recently rekindled his passion for hill walking providing the perfect stress relief.

Dr. Raid Ali

Dr. Raid Ali

Position: Partner

Raid studied his BDS in Baghdad, Iraq and graduated in 1996. Early 2000 he immigrated to the UK where he completed the (IQE) international qualifying exam in 2006. Following this in 2010 Raid completed MFDS RCS from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, and very recently Raid was awarded a post graduate diploma in dental studies from Cardiff University. His interests lie in Implantology.

Raid is happily married with 2 young daughters and has a keen interest in sports, specifically football. He is currently a season ticket holder of Cardiff City Football Club.

Dr. Peter Walker

Dr. Peter Walker

Position: Dentist

Peter was born in Newport in the sixties and was educated at local schools. He undertook dental training at the University of Liverpool Dental School, where he qualified in 1986. He has lived and worked locally all his life apart from when he was at University. He is the DF 1 trainer and was a member of the Torfaen Local Health Board, BDA and GDPA.

Outside of work he enjoys travelling.

Dr. Ritu Tiwari

Dr. Ritu Tiwari

Position: Dentist

Ritu qualified in 2005 from Barts and the Royal London school of Medicine and Dentistry and joined this practice in 2008. She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry but her main interest is restorative. Ritu takes her time to create a comfortable relaxed environment for all her patients, especially nervous patients and children. Ritu believes in providing a calm, caring and pain-free dental experience, and since joining the practice has been devoted to her patients. As a result, Ritu has developed a loyal client base who have remained under her care for several years.

Outside dentistry Ritu enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. She also enjoys reading and keeping generally active and busy.

Dr. Zoe Clarke

Dr. Zoe Clarke

Position: Dentist

Zoe changed her career in 2004 after gaining a degree and Ph.D in the field of pharmacology. She then graduated from Cardiff Dental School in 2009 with a first class honours degree. She has enjoyed gaining further training in Oral Medicine and is currently studying for a diploma specialising in periodontics and endodontics at the University of Bristol, with a view to completing a Masters degree for specialist training. As well as working in Ponthir Dental Practice she also owns and manages her own dental practice which has a special interest in oral surgery.

Zoe prides herself on the management of anxious patients and children and always strives to provide the highest level of care in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

Dr. Euros Jones

Dr. Euros Jones

Position: Dentist

Following graduation from the University of Dundee in Scotland, Euros moved to Cardiff in 2013 to practice dentistry with Restore Dental Group.

Originally from Anglesey, Euros is a fluent Welsh speaker and enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, particularly endodontics. Currently Euros mixes his time working in general practice in Ponthir and Swansea and is committed to continue post-graduate studies within the field of aesthetic dentistry.

Outside of work, Euros enjoys travelling and has spent extensive periods in South America.

Dr. Richard Crean

Dr. Richard Crean

Position: Dentist

Richard is from Cardiff and qualified from Cardiff University in 2009 with a First Class Honours Degree in Pharmacology. He then went on to study Dentistry at Kings College London where he graduated with Honours. Richard joined the Restore group in 2015 and is also training with the South East Wales Post graduate dental school.

Outside of work, Richard enjoys keeping active with Crossfit and playing golf. He is also a guitarist and enjoys performing live whenever possible.

Dr. Julie Ransom

Dr. Julie Ransom

Position: Dentist

Julie qualified in 1998 from the University of Wales College of Medicine and joined the practice in 1999. A dedicated dentist who is committed to patient care and high professional standards. Julie is also a dental trainer, spending her time helping newly qualified dentists to make the transition from University to the professional work place.

In her spare time, Julie and her husband enjoy taking their dog on long walks, looking after their two cats, spending time away in their campervan, and travelling abroad.

Dr. Lisa Roberts

Dr. Lisa Roberts,

Position: Dentist
Qualifications: MFDS (Edin)

After graduating from Newcastle University in 2011 Lisa undertook postgraduate training in South Wales gaining experience in both community paediatric dentistry and maxillofacial surgery before joining the Restore Dental Group as an associate in 2014.

Originally from Cardiff and a fluent welsh speaker, her interests in aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry has led her to undertake further postgraduate training in these fields including a Masters in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry at the City of London University.

In her free time she enjoys running, baking and spending time with friends and family.

Dr. Nick Harrison

Dr. Nick Harrison

Position: Dentist

Nick was born and brought up in Oxfordshire prior to moving to Wales to undertake his Dental Undergraduate training. He graduated from Cardiff University in 2010 and has been working at Ponthir Dental Practice since 2011. Nick provides his patients with a wide range of both NHS and private dental services, and has an active interest in cosmetic and aesthetic restorative dentistry. He is a certified Inman Aligner provider and regularly treats patients who are unhappy with crooked teeth and want them straightened. Nick is keen to enhance his knowledge and education and regularly attends lectures and seminars increasing the range of treatments he can provide for his patients.

Outside of the practice, Nick regular plays both football and cricket. He is currently the captain of his cricket team, the Cardiff Bay Barbarians.

Dr. Jayne Morgan

Dr. Jayne Morgan

Position: Dentist

Jayne was born and brought up in Cardiff and qualified from The University of Leeds in 1985. She began practising in the Notting Hill area of London and then spent 4 years at Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow before returning home to Cardiff in 2000 where she has worked in general practice ever since providing friendly, quality family care. Jayne appreciates that for many people a visit to the dentist is a very stressful and fearful event and does her best to put them at ease, focusing her treatment with empathy, understanding and skills acquired from over 20 years’ experience.

Jayne lives in Roath Park with her husband, 3 daughters and various animals. She is a keen skier, enjoys cycling and plays netball with a local team.

Dr. Ceri Jones

Dr. Ceri Jones

Position: Dentist

Ceri qualified in Bristol and has worked at the practice for many years. Ceri's speciality is in the private sector of dentistry.

Ceri now works part time so that he can enjoy his spare time with his children and grand children. He also enjoys skiing.

Dr. Dave Broughton

Dr. Dave Broughton

Position: Dentist

David qualified from Cardiff University in 2014 and started working in Ponthir in 2016. He aims to provide high quality treatment in a relaxed environment, in particular to help anxious patients. He is constantly looking to broaden and improve his skills and knowledge, and is a certified Inman aligner provider to straighten front teeth.

Outside of work, David is a keen skier. He used to race nationally and was Welsh Champion. He also enjoys running and has completed a half marathon. David also enjoys singing and frequently goes to watch the Cardiff Blues play rugby at home and away.