After Nicola achieved her Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1988 from Cardiff University, Nicola moved from her hometown of Bridgend to Cardiff to work in various locations including Morriston, Aberdare, Mountain Ash and Tonypandy. In 1995, Nicola took over City Road Dental, situated on City Road. Relocating to 2 West Grove in 2007, since moving to the larger premises, the practice has continued to grow. Originally a team of five, they now boast a predominately female team (with the exception of associate dentists Ben and Chris) of eleven.


Nicola and the team have a professional, friendly and approachable manner and are always available to listen and help with concerns or queries you may have.

Nicola has a special interest in treating those with dental phobia. Nicola has treated many phobic patients over the years, helping them overcome their fears, enabling them to return for future appointments without experiencing anxiety. Nicola Taaffe is Dental Phobia Certified. Click here to verify.

Ben has a keen interest in Dental Implantology and surgical extractions of teeth, working with us here at the practice once a week.


All members of the team are registered with the General Dental Council (GDC) and the British Dental Association (BDA) or studying an accredited training course, working towards gaining their registration.

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With many of Nicola Taaffe’s team having worked alongside her since the practice’s beginnings, the team have always maintained a personal and friendly service, while the practice has steadily expanded.

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Dr. Nicola Taaffe
B.D.S (Wales)

Principal Dentist

GDC NO: 63346

Dr. Ben Edewor Omovie
B.D.S (Lagos)
M.P.H, F.D.S.R.C.P.S

Associate Dentist

GDC NO: 69653

Dentist Chris Chucas
Dr. Chris Chucas
B.D.S (Liverpool)
Associate Dentist

GDC NO: 230600


Monday                               08:00 to 18:00

Tuesday                               08:00 to 18:00

Wednesday                         08:00 to 18:00

Thursday                             08:00 to 18:00

Friday                                  08:00 to 18:00

We are open from 08:00 to 20:00 on selected days.

Please contact us for more information on evening appointment availability.

Jane Keitch
Diploma in
Dental Hygiene (Wales)
Dental Hygienist
GDC NO: 3014

Roxanne Aughton 

Diploma in Dental Hygiene & Dental Therapy (Wales)

Dental Therapist

GDC NO: 131845


Our practice is situated over two floors, with full wheelchair access on the ground floor.


We have ramp facilities and staff can be summoned to assist you by pressing the doorbell with the assistance logo located to the right of the entrance.

If you have any special requirements, please let us know before your appointment. We will do our best to accommodate you.

Pay and Display parking is available on West Grove. Parking spaces immediately outside of the practice are for resident permit holders only.

Head Dental Nurse
GDC No: 113894
Jake Matthews 

Diploma in

Dental Hygiene (Wales)

Dental Hygienist

GDC NO: 284628

Practice Manager
GDC No: 110865
Rachel Scallan 

Diploma in

Dental Hygiene (Wales)

Dental Hygienist

GDC NO: 191541

Decontamination Lead
GDC No: 245305
Registered Dental Nurse
GDC No: 254101
Registered Dental Nurse
GDC No: 267544

Trainee Dental Nurse

Trainee Dental Nurse

General Dental Council

Opening Times

Monday        8am-6pm

Tuesday        8am-6pm

Wednesday  8am-6pm

Thursday      8am-6pm

Friday            8am-6pm

We will be providing emergency treatment and telephone advice only. Our telephones will be open Monday to Friday between 10:00am and 2:00pm. 

Website Updated: 03/06/2020

Nicola Taaffe at West Grove