About us

Smiles Dental Centre - Merthyr TydfilAt Smiles Dental Centre & Facial Aesthetics, we pride ourselves on offering you:

  • The best possible care from our friendly and knowledgeable team who are happy to help with any query or concern you may have
  • A team that undergoes continuous training to offer you the best possible care
  • Preventive dentistry to help you understand your mouth, and avoid unnecessary treatments
  • Clearly explained treatment options and detailed treatment plans
  • The best quality materials and the most up-to-date procedures
  • A relaxed and comfortable environment for all the family
  • A full NHS service that runs alongside our private treatments and the latest techniques

Our team


Sharmila Gaitonde, Dentist
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Sharmila has been practicing her sought-after dentistry skills since qualifying in 1986.

Since opening Smiles Dental Centre & Facial Aesthetics in 2003, Sharmila's high standards and renowned ethos of 'treating people not teeth' has earned the practice a longstanding client-base of both NHS and private patients, and a continually growing waiting list.

Nicknamed 'Mrs Gadget' for her fondness of technological advances in the field, Sharmila is an advocate of innovative developments in dentistry that are proven to benefit the patient and provide them with the most comfortable experience possible — ensuring every single patient is treated to the same high level of quality and care.

Sharmila is affiliated with the Association of Dental Implantology, the International Academy of Aesthetic Facial Academics, the Enlighten Whitening System, and is a fellow member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

Outside of the dental practice, Sharmila is a fan of many sports, and relaxes by cooking (and eating)!


Nicola Sewell, Associate
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As the practice's second dentist, Nicola's work is as varied as it is important — and no two days are the same!

An ace at science, Nicola always knew she would pursue a career in the medical field, and 'fell into the job' after qualifying at Cardiff University in 1994.

Since joining the Smiles team four years ago, Nicola has been supporting Sharmila by using her superior skills and comforting approach to both our NHS and private patients.

When she's not improving patients' smiles, Nicola can be found nappy changing her teething eight-month old baby and catching up on some welcomed shuteye!

Practice Manageress

Mandy Grimes


Vicky Williams, Dental Therapist & Hygienist
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Vicky has always possessed a passion for dentistry, and after spending seven years in her role as a dental nurse, decided to broaden her horizons in the field.

Since qualifying at the prestigious Barts & The London School Of Medicine & Dentistry six years ago, Vicky has been practicing as a dental therapist and hygienist, and has been a key member of the Smiles team since 2006. From routine scale and polishes to treating advanced gum disease conditions, Vicky's reassuring experience and friendly demeanour have the ability to put even the most nervous of patients at ease.

Vicky's role as a dental therapist is heavily focused on preventative methods, allowing her to educate and put at ease her younger visitors, and bestow her wisdom upon clients of all ages to allow them to achieve the best oral hygiene possible.

Outside the practice — when she's not brushing up on her CBeebies savvy with her three-year-old — Vicky is an avid Liverpool supporter and is rather partial to being wined and dined!

Senior Dental Nurse

Lianne Weaver, Senior Dental Nurse
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Always knowing that she would pursue a career in dental care, Lianne paved her way in the dentistry field from an early age and has been practicing as a dental nurse the majority of her adult life. A valued member of the team, Lianne has been assisting Sharmila at Smiles since day one.

From assisting in procedures to ordering essential equipment, Lianne's dentistry knowledge is called upon in a variety of ways every day at the practice.

When she's not in the practice, Lianne enjoys keeping fit at the gym and (keeping fit even more) looking after her four-year-old!


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