HELLO AND WELCOME TO VERGAM DENTAL & PODIATRY
Providing First Class Patient Centered Healthcare in Pembrokeshire
A Very Warm Welcome
Here at Vergam Dental and Podiatry, we take pride in providing first class patient centred healthcare, in a friendly, relaxed environment from our caring and approachable team. Established over 40 years ago, Vergam Dental has continually provided high quality care and services to the communities of Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion. Located in the coastal town of Fishguard, we are easily accessible by public transport and ample parking is readily available nearby. All of our facilities are at ground floor level, ideally suited for disabled access. At Vergam Dental Practice, we understand that not all disabilities are visible, in order to ensure that we give you the best experience during your visit, please feel free to contact us to discuss your individual needs and requirements.
Our comprehensively trained care team complemented by our state of the art technologies, allows us to offer dental care for all the family. We provide a wide range of dental services, most of which are listed in our Treatments page. We are currently recruiting new patients. For more information please see our Patient Information section.
We offer an extensive Podiatry service, for more information on the treatments and services available, please see our Podiatry section.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
About The Practice
Established in the mid-1970s, Vergam Dental has become renowned for offering quality dental care and services in the heart of Fishguard. We are proud to offer a bilingual service to our patients, for more information please visit our website in Welsh.
We abide by a number of codes of practice here at Vergam Dental, ensuring all of our staff are continually trained and offered professional development to stay up to date and provide the best possible care to our patients. Our clinical care team is fully accredited and registered with the General Dental Council (www.gdc-uk.org).
If you have any questions or comments about your dental care, please ask a member of the practice team who will be pleased to help. We have in place a comprehensive complaints and feedback procedure at Vergam Dental so if you feel there is anything we can do to improve our services, don’t hesitate to contact the practice directly, or in confidence through our feedback system. Our NHS Complaints summary for this year is available here. Our Privacy notice is also available here.
All practice policies, codes of practice and Terms & Conditions are available upon request.
At Vergam Dental, we are very pleased to offer a wide range of suitable dental treatments and healthcare services to all our patients. Please feel free to ask us about the benefits and your suitability for any of the following services during your next consultation, or contact the practice today. Services and treatments are delivered by our highly trained dental care team, we offer second opinions and impartial, honest advice and guidance to ensure you get the treatment you need and deserve!
Podiatry Treatments available:
• Routine Chiropody
• Verrucae Treatment
• Corn and Callus Treatment
• Fungal Infections
• Cracked Heels
• Flat Feet (Insole and Gait Modification)
• Nail Surgery using Local Anaesthetic
• Range of antibiotic treatments
• Prescriptions available
We offer the following Dental treatments:
• Oral Cancer Screening
• Denture Services
• Dental Hygiene
• Minor Oral Surgery
• Preventative Dentistry
• Restorative Treatments
• Children’s Dentistry
• Anxious Patient Care
• Crown and Bridge Work
• Gum Care (Periodontology)
• Adult Cosmetic Orthodontics (Short-term)
o ClearSmile™ (Link)
• Tooth Whitening
• Cosmetic Dentistry
• Sports and Night Mouth Guards
• Facial Cosmetics, Including:
o Wrinkle Reduction
o Cosmetic & Facial Fillers
We are primarily a Denplan accredited practice offering you an affordable package to suit your dental needs. Following your initial consultation with us, you will be offered a Denplan service available by monthly or annual payments. Registration with Denplan grants you access to regular check-ups and treatments with your dentist without the risk of incurring unexpected costs. Further information about Denplan schemes is available during your initial consultation. For further general details about the scheme, visit www.denplan.co.uk
Pay as you go (PAYG) Services
At the discretion of your dentist we may provide a pay as you go (PAYG) service. We guarantee to offer a competitively priced treatment and service tailored to your needs. For more information about the PAYG services we offer, please ask our team for more information. PAYG fees are available on request from reception.
National Health Service (NHS)
Vergam Dental currently holds a contract with the local health board to provide NHS Services to existing registered patients. From time to time we enrol new patients on the NHS register; however we are not currently registering new NHS patients. Primary dental services information can be obtained from Pembrokeshire Local Health Board on 01437 771220 or at www.pembrokeshirelhb.wales.nhs.uk.
Catrin is the principal dentist; she graduated BDS (Wales) from University of Wales, College of Medicine in 1986. Catrin is a member of the BDA and is registered with both the General Dental Council (GDC) and local NHS board. Catrin enjoys the challenges of dentistry and has extended her clinical training to include adult orthodontic and facial cosmetics. Her special interests include oral surgery, periodontics and paediatric dental care. She is a fluent welsh speaker, originally from North Wales. She started her career in Fishguard 27 years ago and liked the area so much decided to stay and took over the practice in 1989. In her spare time Catrin enjoys gardening and competing in equestrian events with her horse Steve.
BSc(Hons) Pod MCh.S.SRCh
Stuart graduated from the school of Podiatry in Cardiff with a BSc honours in 2003. He is fully registered and accredited by the Health Professionals Council (HPC) as a Podiatrist/Chiropodist. He has special interest in nail surgery using local anesthetic. Stuart moved to the Pembrokeshire area over 15 years ago. Stuart has an interest in archeology and history, is a keen rugby fan and supports Catrin in her equestrian events in his spare time.
GDC Number: 229156
BDS, BSc, AKC
Corinne graduated BDS and AKC Kings College, London with honors and distinction in all years. Corinne is a member of the BDA and is registered with both the General Dental Council (GDC) and local NHS board. In addition to rapidly establishing herself as a skilled dentist, Corinne offers an unrivaled care of anxious patients, children and patients with special needs. Growing up in the Plymouth area, Corinne chose to relocate to Pembrokeshire following her studies in London. Corinne regularly sails in the coastal waters of Pembrokeshire and enjoys coastal path walks with Sam her cocker spaniel. Corinne is also learning welsh in her spare time.
Pauline is the practices longest serving member of staff and is Catrin's nurse. Pauline as well as being senior nurse has gained specialist skills and uses her experience to help with the smooth running of the practice.
GDC Number: 108540
Dental nurse Lucy (GDC Number: 253715) provides care and clinical support to our patients. Through continuous professional and personal development, we are continually updated in latest dental practices and procedures. Our nurses ensure a welcoming and patient centered experience. Support staff Jo (GDC Number: 252115), Zoë (GDC Number: 266232) (also trained dental nurses) and Andrea offer a warm reception to the practice while providing administrative support and day to day running of the practice.
In the event of a dental emergency out of hours please select one of the following:
Denplan and “Pay As You Go” Patients
Please telephone 01348 873227
NHS Patients Under 18
Please telephone NHS Direct on 111
Vergam Dental operates emergency clinics in conjunction with other local practitioners. If you are seen by one of our fellow practices for emergency treatment, a follow-up appointment will be arranged with your regular dentist as soon as practicable to ensure continuity of your care.
Practice Opening Hours:
Morning Surgery: 09:00-13:00
Afternoon Surgery: 14:00-17:00
Now Open Late Until 19:00 on Thursdays
Vergam Dental and Podiatry
6 Vergam Terrace