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Dr Gareth Thomas – GDC Specialist Endodontist / Clinical Teacher in Endodontics

General Dental Council Registration – 153153

Gareth Thomas

Specialist Endodontist

BDS (Hons) MFDS (RCSEd) MSc (Endo) MEndo (RCSEd) MRD Endo (RCSEng) PGC (Dental Ed)

Gareth graduated from Cardiff Dental School in 2008. Upon graduation he completed vocational training in the South Wales Valleys where his passion for endodontics developed. Following MFDS examinations, Gareth completed a year-long advanced endodontic course at the University of Warwick followed by a 3-year MSc in Clinical Endodontics at University of South Wales.

Since 2014 Gareth has worked within the NHS hospital service developing considerable experience in the management of referred patients requiring complex endodontic treatment. He has worked as Speciality Dentist in Endodontics at The Royal London Dental Institute & Clinical Lecturer in Endodontics at Cardiff University. His knowledge, experience & clinical expertise has been recognised through completion of Membership in Endodontics examinations at the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh & Membership in Restorative Dentistry Endodontics examinations at the Royal College of Surgeons England. He is one of few dentists with both qualifications working in the UK.

He currently divides his working commitments between Specialist in Endodontics roles for Powys and Swansea Bay NHS Health Boards and private referral practice. He is Clinical Lecturer and module lead for the MSc in Clinical Endodontics at University of South Wales and Clinical Teacher on the distance learning MSc in Endodontics at Kings College London. He is responsible for endodontic training of foundation dentists.

Gareth is very approachable and is happy to offer advice regarding referral decision making or suitability for treatment questions. Please feel free to contact Gareth via email or WhatsApp messaging.


Dr Umut Gokay Emir – Dentist, Turkish Specialist Endodontist

General Dental Council Registration – 281845

DR Umut Gokay Emir

Turkish Specialist Endodontist

DDS, MSc, PhD, MClinDent TUR

We are delighted to introduce our newest team member, Umut Gokay Emir. Over the last few months we have been looking for another Specialist to join our team to enhance the care and services that we provide to our patients, whilst maintaining the standards that we set ourselves. In Umut we believe that we have found that person.

Umut is from Turkey and qualified from Istanbul University in 2009, he then subsequently started his PhD and Speciality Training and the same university. As a result of his hard work, he also obtained a MSc degree as well as his PhD in 2015.

During his time becoming a specialist and scientist in Istanbul University he trained many undergraduates and postgraduates and due to the extensive patient footfall Umut had the opportunity to see and treat various cases.

Umut performs a full range of endodontic procedures including surgical solutions if required.

Umut has dedicated his entire career to the field of endodontics since graduation and is currently focused on obtaining his Specialist status on the Specialist List of Endodontics in the UK.

He now spends his clinical time covering a large area of England and Wales treating difficult endodontic cases and from June 2021 we are delighted to have Umut as part of our team.


We, at Cheltenham Endodontics, are a group of dedicated practitioners committed to lifelong learning and constant improvements of clinical skills and practices. Our aim is to help you to help your patients.

When your patient has come to the end of their treatment we will return them to your care. Our reception team will return all original documents (radiographs, CBCT’s, etc) to your practice with a detailed end of treatment letter for your records.