Rhys Gabe


GDC Number: 71721

BDS (Wales) MSc RestDent (PUPSMD) DipConSed (N’Cstle) MFGDP (UK)

Rhys qualified from University of Wales College of Medicine and Dentistry in 1996. He worked in South Wales and Bristol undertaking a minor oral surgery post-graduate placement in Cardiff Dental School before moving to Torrington Dental Practice in 2004.

Rhys has a special interest is Restorative dentistry. Rhys has worked alongside Ian Mills and the implant team for the past 10 years and specialises in complex cases where there are multiple problems present. He has a specialty Doctor post in Restorative dentistry with Somerset NHS Foundation Trust treating head and neck cancer patients, trauma, and complex restorative cases.

Rhys was awarded an MSc with distinction from Peninsula Medical and Dental School in 2018. He is the current Treasurer for the British Society of Restorative Dentistry (BSRD) and is also a member of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners.

Rhys prides himself on being approachable to patients and believes that a patient-centred approach to treatment planning and discussion is essential.

Rhys also has a special interest in the treatment of anxious patients. He undertook further training in the use of sedation and behavioural techniques and was awarded the prestigious Post Graduate Diploma in Conscious Sedation from Newcastle Dental School in 2009. Under Rhys’s leadership, TDP’s sedation referral service has been commissioned by NHS England to provide care for anxious patients in Devon, whilst also taking private referrals from across the south-west of England.

Outside work Rhys is married with two children. He has been a semi-professional trumpet player and enjoys sport, playing rugby longer than he should have! He is a junior rugby coach with Barnstaple Rugby Club.