Dental Phobia


Dental Phobia Certificate
Dr. Nicola Taaffe B.D.S

Principal Dentist

GDC NO: 63346


After achieving 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, relocating the practice from City Road to its current location, 2 West Grove, in 2007.

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.


"From my first visit as an emergency patient nine years ago, right through to the present day, I have always received excellent care - friendly, efficient, with a commitment to preventative care."


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Dr. Ben Omovie B.D.S, M.P.H, F.D.S.R.C.P.S
Associate Dentist

GDC NO: 69653


Ben graduated from the University of Lagos, Nigeria in 1986 and since settling in the UK in 1993, Ben has gained registration with the General Dental Council, been awarded a Diploma of the Fellow in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgery, Glasgow and a Masters in Dental Public Health from the College of Medicine from the University of Wales. Ben is a registered specialist of Oral Surgery.


Ben has a keen interest in Dental Implantology and surgical extractions of teeth. Ben works with us once a week.

Dr. Chris Chucas B.D.S
Associate Dentist

GDC NO: 230600


Chris graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2012, after which he returned to his birthplace in South Wales. Chris completed his foundation training in Barry, before practicing in Llanelli and Merthyr. Chris now works two days a week with Nicola Taaffe as well as Emergency Dental Service clinics for the Cardiff & Vale University Health Board. 

Chris currently completed his Master’s degree in Strength and Conditioning. This allows Chris a balance between his passions for dentistry and exercise.

Chris is a fluent Welsh speaker.

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