It shut its doors for the last time recently as the couple and their team of four staff geared up for the launch of their new purpose-built premises at London Road, Pembroke Dock. The development has been supported by NatWest, who provided a £820,000 funding package to assist with the construction and fit-out costs.
Peter, originally from Cardiff, has worked in the Pembroke area since he got his first job in the town after qualifying in 1983. Mag and Peter joined forces in 1987, first practising from 79, Main Street and most recently from Hamilton House in the same street. They have over 56 years' practice experience between them.
They are supported by a practice manager, receptionist and two dental nurses and now have 3,000 private patients on their books. While most patients are either local or from neighbouring areas such as Milford Haven, Tenby and Fishguard, some have been known to travel as far afield as London and the Isle of Man for annual check-ups.
Looking ahead to launching the new practice, Peter said: "This is something we have wanted to do for a long time. There has been a huge amount of work involved in setting up the new practice but we are absolutely thrilled by how it looks. It's a much more comfortable environment for our patients than the converted listed building we were in before.
"The development will enable us to expand our services and meet the new ‘best practice' cross infection rules in full. It also gives us vital new storage space which was becoming a problem at the old location. We can't wait to get our first patient through the door."
NatWest senior healthcare relationship manager Mark Williams said: "Peter and Mag have had to overcome quite a few hurdles to get here, with lots of considerations around planning and the actual build itself. I am so thrilled that it has all now come together so they and their patients can reap the benefits of a brand new, modern practice. I wish them all the best as they get settled in."