Meet the Dentists
Simon Hill BDS Dip Imp Dent RCS (Eng) GDC No 72727
Having grown up in Llantwit Major, this historic town in the heart of the Vale of Glamorgan was the obvious location for Simon Hill to open his Implant and General Dental Practice. The town also provided the springboard for Simon’s professional rugby career and he went on to play for Cardiff and won 12 caps for Wales. Simon is still very much involved in rugby in the local community, coaching the Llantwit Major RFC First XV.
Simon Hill qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996 and has gone on to build up a very successful general practice. He developed his skills in providing the highest standard of aesthetic dentistry before concentrating on the placement and restoration of dental implants. He has completed the Diploma in Implantology with the Royal College of Surgeons and has an advanced certificate in hard tissue augmentation. Simon has over 8 years experience placing implants and implant retained restorations, ranging from simple tooth replacement to complex full mouth rehabilitation including the new Columbus Bridge treatment which provides patients with restorations in just 24 hours. You can read his patients’ comments on the Testimonials page. He is a fully trained sedationist and also lectures and acts as a mentor for other dentists interested in developing their skills in implantology.
Simon Stokes BDS MFDS GDC No 103804
Associate Dentist Simon Stokes proved so popular with our patients that his appointment book is now at capacity. Simon originally comes from County Limerick in Ireland and his previous experience has been in both hospital and private and NHS practices in Ireland and Scotland. Simon is married and lives with his wife in Cardiff.
Here at Wyndham House, Simon is currently seeing a mixture of patients both within and outside the NHS. He is particularly interested in cosmetic dentistry, offering patients a wide range of treatments including tooth whitening, ceramic crowns, veneers, bridge-work and high-end dentures. Alongside this Simon is delivering general dentistry such as replacing amalgam fillings with more aesthetic composite (white) solutions. Simon has a proactive approach to preventative dentistry and is especially dedicated to working with our hygienists to promote good oral hygiene practise with the children registered at the Practice.
When he’s not busy maintaining the oral health of Vale residents, Simon will most likely be found exercising or watching some sporting activity. He’s a fan of both rugby (so far still supporting Ireland but we live in hope) and football and keeps himself fit by running, skiing and visiting the gym.
Emma Harries BDS GDC NO 244784 – Biog to follow
Ffion Davies BDS GDC NO 289058
Ffion is from the Vale of Glamorgan and is a fluent welsh speaker.
In the summer of 2020 Ffion graduated from Cardiff Dental School. Whilst she is at the practice she’ll be working closely with our NHS patients.
She has a keen interest in oral surgery and restorative dentistry and is enthusiastic to learn new skills. Ffion has an outstanding manner with patients and works well with those who are extremely nervous.
Outside of dentistry Ffion is a very talented golf player and enjoys holidays and walking her dogs Gruff and Otto.
Rhys Redford BDS (Wales) – GDC no: 244725
Rhys graduated with first class honors from Cardiff University in 2013. He has since has amassed an array of experience in general dental practice, the community dental service and in oral and maxillofacial surgery in the hospital setting.
His clinical interests include restorative dentistry and oral surgery. Rhys also enjoys teaching, having completed a postgraduate qualification in medical and dental education.
Outside of work, Rhys enjoys expanding his passion for food by exploring new restaurants with his wife. He likes to keep fit and enjoys running. He also has a keen interest in American football.
Bindhu Koshy MFDS Royal College of Surgeons Of England 2003 MClinDent Lond 2002 BDS Mangalore 1994 GDC NO 83910
Dr.Bindhu Koshy has recently joined us to provide dedicated specialist periodontal services in the management of patients with periodontal diseases. She gained her periodontal specialist qualification from the University of London in 2001, and then spent the next few years working at the Barts and the London NHS hospital in addition to Specialist Practice, building on her experience in patient management and research in the speciality of Periodontology.
In 2006, she took up an academic post as Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry at Cardiff University where her career has focussed on research into identification of pathogenic mechanisms of periodontal destruction during periodontal disease and peri-implantitis, in addition to taking a lead role in major clinical trials with a view to developing biomarkers for periodontal diseases. . She holds a teaching qualification from Cardiff University, MPhil from Cardiff University, membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Edinburgh; is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Educational Academy, Member of the Faculty of Dental Trainers at RCSEd, is on the GDC Specialist list in Periodontology, an examiner for the Royal Colleges of England and Edinburgh in addition to her role as an Expert witness.
Dr Koshy has presented her work both nationally and internationally and published in leading international periodontal journals. Her expertise covers all aspects of periodontics including basic sciences and clinical management which includes nonsurgical and surgical management, regeneration, aesthetics, supportive periodontal therapy and is one of only a few clinicians to limit her practice solely to service limited to the specialist field of periodontics. Her research background provides her with a good foundation and experience to integrate the scientific background to clinical situations. Dr Koshy will be welcoming referrals from colleagues and self-referrals for management of patients with periodontal diseases, provide second opinions in addition to specialised treatment protocol for the high-risk patients with a view to stabilising their periodontal condition and further monitoring them as required to achieve optimal oral health before discharging them back to the care of their general dentist.
Benni Schindehutte BDS GDC No 229311
Ben was born in Germany and moved to Llantwit Major at the age of 10. From a young age, Ben was determined to follow in his grandad’s footsteps and become a dentist.
In 2012, Ben qualified from Cardiff University and has been working as a general dental practitioner ever since. Catering for a range of private and NHS patients, Ben strives to deliver a dynamic, creative and hardworking service, whilst placing patient wellbeing at the core of his practice.
Through courses and conferences, Ben keeps up to date with the latest evidence-based approaches within his profession. He maintains a particular interest in cosmetic dentistry, including white composite fillings, cosmetic crowns/ bridges and short-term cosmetic tooth alignment with clear and tooth coloured braces. Ultimately, these treatments help Ben to improve his patients’ smiles, confidence and oral health
Outside of dentistry, Ben is a sporting enthusiast and enjoys water skiing.