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Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday 9.00am to 5.00pm

Friday 8.00am to 4.00pm

Opening times may vary due to clinic variation, staff training & holiday


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Dental Practice Team

Dr. Nigel Williams

Nigel Williams

Dr. Nigel Williams LDS RCS Eng BDS

Dental Surgeon

GDC reg no: 63560 Birmingham 14/11/88 

Dr Williams offers NHS family dental care as well as private treatment options.

Nigel Williams qualified at Birmingham University and Kings College, London in 1988. He started practising dentistry in Hay-on-Wye in 1988. Nigel became a partner and then sole owner of the practice until 2007. He now enjoys providing general dental services to long-standing patients at Hay-on-Wye Dental Centre as an associate.

Nigel is only taking on private patients.


Dr Ioannis Christias

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 December 2014 09:40

Dr Ioannis Christias

Dr. Ioannis Christias DipDS

Dental Surgeon

GDC no 217882 Athens 2009 

Dr Ioannis Christias qualified from Athens university Greece in 2009 with a masters degree in dental medicine. He joined our team in Hay on Wye in July 2012 providing all aspects of nhs dental care. Ioannis is interested in dental implants, oral surgery and cosmetic dentistry.

He is fluent in Greek, English and German.


Dr Rachel Hope

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 May 2017 09:36


Dr. Rachel Hope BDS MFDS RCS (Edin) 

Dental Surgeon

GDC : 73103 

Rachel qualified with honours from Bristol University in 1997. She spent a couple of years working in both general practice and the community dental services in Birmingham where she obtained her membership of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh in 2002, Rachel returned to Powys in 2003 and initially worked at Hay-on-Wye Dental Centre with Nigel Williams, and of recent years for Powys Community Dental Services as a salaried GDP. 

Since 2009 she has been working part-time in the Restorative Dental Department at Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr Tydfil as a Speciality Doctor in Restorative Dentistry. Rachel will be continuing in this role alongside her position with us as an Associate Dentist.

Rachel is pleased to be returning to Hay on Wye Dental Centre and looking forward to providing comprehensive dental care in a relaxing environment.

In her spare time Rachel enjoys spending time with her family on their small holding near Brecon.


Dr Mitesh Badiani

Last Updated on Monday, 25 June 2018 13:51

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Dr Mitesh Badiani

Clinical Lead

GDC reg no: 66934 Newcastle 11/12/91

Mitesh is the Clinical Lead at Hay-On-Wye Dental Centre and has over 20 years of dental experience. He has been the clinical lead of our sister practices Plymouth Dental Centre of Excellence and Devon Centre of Excellence for 20 years and is also Clinical Lead at a total of 10 Private Practices.

His vision was to create a patient journey which represents a high standard of care and service from the first time the patient walks into the practice right through to the treatment received in surgery and post-treatment communication.  This high level of patient care has been created at Hay-on-Wye Dental Centre. Mitesh is proud of the team which has followed his ethos of putting the patient first.

He is also proud that he has assembled a team of highly experienced specialists which enables patients to be treated ‘in-house’ rather than be referred to either Bristol or London.  The Centre in Ashburton is, in fact, one of only a few practices in the Southwest that offers many types of dental specialist under one roof.

Devon Dental Centre of Excellence has become increasingly successful at providing a variety of post-graduate courses. Mitesh’s vision is that it continues to develop over the next few years and, in conjunction with Professor St John Crean, becomes an internationally recognised post-graduate learning institution.

Mitesh has also been active in supporting overseas communities.  He has set up a charity hospital in Gujarat in North West India that currently treats general patients as well as provides eye surgery and dental treatment. He also runs Dental Camps in India, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia.

Mitesh is a Clinical Assistant Professor for the University of Warwick as part of the post graduate implant dentistry programme.

Special Interests

  • Dental Implants
    • Clinical assistant professor for University of Warwick for over 10 years on the MSc Implant programme
    • Over 17 years of dental implant experience
    • Placed over 3000 implants
    • Mentor for both " Ankylos and Bio Horizon " implant systems but has experience with over 8 other implant systems
    • Clinical tutor for implant training for smile tube which is an online postgraduate implant training institute, mentoring over 100 dentists in dental implants
  • Cosmetic Dentistry (training done at Louisiana State University in New Orleans under the guidance of some of the top US cosmetic dentists)
  • IV Sedation (for nervous patients)


  • British Dental Association
  • Founding member of the British Society of Oral Implantology (BSOI)

Awards / Achievements

  • Awarded 'Dentist of the Year South 2015' and 'National Dentist of the Year 2015' at The Dental Awards ceremony which was held at a gala dinner at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole NEC, on Friday 17th April 2015.
  • Awarded lifetime achievement award by the C group (Charity dedicated to injured Royal Marines) for services provided to medically discharged royal marines.
  • Led Devon Dental Centre of Excellence and Plymouth Dental Centre of Excellence to win ‘Team of the Year’ in 2013 and 2014.



Julia Cooper

Last Updated on Friday, 20 October 2017 13:30


Senior Dental Nurse RDN

GDC: 145596

Julia joined us in August 2016, and has become an important member of the team. Julia qualified as a dental nurse in 2002 assisting general dentists, and implantologists. Since joining our team Julia has progressed and become our Senior Dental Nurse and is currently on the NEBDN Dental Radiography course.

Julia has excellent customer service and liases with patients about their treatment plans and aftercare, she is also Lead co-ordinator for the implant clinics and provides support to the nurses to remain compliant with WHTM 01-05.

Qualifications / Certificates

NEBDN Certificate in Dental Nursing

SAAD Dental Nurses National Course in Conscious Sedation


Karin Bennett

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 October 2016 14:51


Karin Bennett RDN

Dental Nurse

GDC reg no: 250537  June 2014

Kaz joined our team in January 2016 as a qualified dental nurse, and is a good all-rounder. Kaz has just started her radiography qualification and would also like to assist with dental implants in the future.

Outside of work Kaz spends most of her free time attending to her horse and is a qualified horse riding Instructor




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