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Dr Russell Gidney

Clinical Lecturer in Primary Care Dentistry

School of Dentistry


I qualified from Cardiff in 2002 and went into General Dental Practice career from foundation dentistry and I have worked in the Chepstow area since that time largely seeing a stable patient base in a multi-surgery practice

In 2012 I decided the time had come to expand my horizons so I entered into an MSc in Cosmetic Restorative Dentistry which I completed with Merit in 2015. Over that period I also sat the Diploma of Membership for the Joint Dental Faculties (MJDF) and undertook Advanced certificates in teaching and mentoring in medical practice and became a member of the Academy of Medical Educators.

I became a foundation dentist trainer (Educational Supervisor) in 2014 and in 2015 the opportunity arose to return to Cardiff and become involved in the undergraduate teaching program.


I am a clinical supervisor - providing chairside supervision, advice and support for undergraduate dental students as they treat patients on the teaching clinics



2002: BDS Cardiff

2105: MSc Cosmetic Restorative Dentsitry

2014: MJDF


2002-2007: GDP Caldicot

2007-present: Chepstow's GDP

2015-preseent: Clinical Supervisor - Cardiff

2014- present: Educational Supervisor

Professional memberships

  • British Dental Association Memeber
  • Member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • South Wales Independent Practiotioners Group member
  • Member of the Academy of Medical Educators
  • Gwent Local Dental Committee member and treasurer