There is no doubt that the modern dentist is an expert within his or her field. Whitening teeth, filling cavities, creating a perfect smile and treating gum disease are all within the realm of possibility. Still, it is impossible to deny how technology is transforming this sector on a daily basis.

How will this affect the role of the dentist and why is the average patient displaying a brighter smile more than ever before?

– Smart toothbrushes dramatically decrease the chances of children developing cavities and promote better oral hygiene.

– Advanced lasers can brighten teeth and remove some types of oral lesions within seconds.

– Three-dimensional CAD imaging is transforming the capabilities of the orthodontist.

“Because of the real-time flow of information, the practice with a digital platform is capable of operating more efficiently with the quicker delivery of procedures and a higher level of productivity.”

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Dr. Matthew Thomas BDS Wales (1996)

Dr. Thomas was born and brought up in Bridgend. He attended the University of Wales College of Medicine and Dentistry, qualified in 1996, and pursued dental VT training in LlantwitVardre 1996-97. Dr. Thomas held associate positions in Rhondda Valley. In 1999, he purchased Marlborough Dental Practice.

Dr. Thomas is interested in all aspects of dentistry including clear orthodontics (he is qualified to fit Invisalign, Inman, Six Month Smiles, Cfast, SmileTru) and dental implants.

He was a keen rugby player for local clubs in Bridgend and Cardiff Meds where he was Captain for two seasons. He also was a keen sportsperson playing county tennis, football, swimming, cycling, running, judo (until his knees fell apart and needed reconstructions!).

Now, Dr. Thomas rides his mountain bike regularly, and occasionally a road bike, plus he skis and enjoys time with his family, including two daughters and two dogs.