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We would like to wish Sue Raikes the very best in her new venture.







A very warm welcome to our new Dental Nurse

Kirsty Gillies and our new Hygienist - Laura Jane Green who started with us in October-18.



Join Sarah Cuffin, leading facial aesthetics clinician and her team at Refresh Skin Studio on Tuesday 9th October at 5.45pm to help raise money for the RNLI.

(Ticket Price £10.00 includes drinks and nibbles (and a gift bag) with all proceeds going to the RNLI)

The evening comprises of a prize draw at the start of the evening, with the winner having free laser treatment on the night (Fusion SLR) *, there will be demonstrations on Fusion SLR & Botox™, free consultations, free hand massages and all those attending a take home gift bag to include a voucher for 10% off treatment in Refresh Skin Studio

*Subject to suitability

So come and join us for exclusive offers on the night, a free prize draw, fabulous freebies and refreshments, whilst helping a very worthy cause





A very warm welcome to Dr Craig Mallorie – Dental Surgeon with Special Interest in Oral Surgery, Dental Implants and Sedation.

We are pleased to welcome Dr Mallorie who has joined us recently.  Dr Mallorie works part-time as a Specialty Dental Surgeon in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Cardiff's University Dental Hospital performing all manner of oral surgery procedures under both local and general anaesthetic as well as teaching junior dental surgeons.  We are lucky enough to also have Craig working alongside our highly qualified dentists here at Smile Studio where he will be providing oral surgery procedures, dental implants and sedation treatments.

Welcome too to Debbie Evans who joined us recently as a Part-Time Dental nurse.  Debbie has been working as a Dental nurse for some 21 years.


Finalist in the Aesthetic Dentistry Awards 2018

Huge Congratulations to our already multi-award winning clinician Dr Sarah Cuffin on being a Finalist in the Aesthetic Dentistry Awards 2018, in the category 'Facial Aesthetics Full Face Treatment'. We wish her all the very best of luck at the Ceremony being held @ The Landmark Hotel in London next month.





Good Luck to Alex O'Brien

Good Luck to Alex O'Brien (Dental Nurse) In her new venture - From all her friends and colleagues @ Smile Studio


5 years in business

Refresh Skin Care are very proud to announce they celebrated 5 years in Business this year. To celebrate this and in support of The Penarth RNLI Fashion week we will be having an Open Afternoon / Evening, on Thursday 12th in October where our very own award winning clinician Dr Sarah Cuffin will also be on hand throughout to answer any questions relating to any Dental or Facial Aesthetics treatments we have here © Smile Studio. Please come and join us for a glass of fizz and for all those who attend during this event will also receive a voucher worth £20.00 off any NEW treatment booked on the night.

View our advert in Vale Life





Huge congratulations

Huge congratulations to our already multi award winning clinician Dr Sarah Cuffin on being shortlisted for the IAAFA Aesthetic Awards 2017 in the category 'Total Face Sculpting Award'. Please join us in wishing her every success for the evening - 25th November, 2017

Fond Farewell

Smile Studio said a fond farewell to a very popular, with both staff and patients our Receptionist - Hilary Brain, who has decided it is time to hang up her Receptionist hat and replace with her motorbike helmet and take early retirement. We would like to wish her all the very best and thank her for 16 years service.

New Staff

A very warm welcome to Alexandra O'Brien and Sarah Smith

Alexandra joined us recently and brings with her 22 years dental nursing experience and Sarah joined us as our new full time receptionist and has over 30 years experience as a general nurse, dental nurse and dental receptionist.





Wishing Ruth luck!

We would like to say a fond farewell to Ruth (our hygienist) and wish her the very best of luck in her new venture, she will be missed by her colleagues and her patients alike.





New Staff

A very warm welcome to our newer Team members, recently joining us here in Smile Studio Penarth.

Isabelle Crabtree. - Dental Nurse

Isabelle is a local lady who decided on a career change in 2015, and we are pleased to say has recently gained her Diploma in Dental Nursing.

Sarah Croyden - Dental Nurse

Sarah again a local lady, joins us with some 16 years experience in Dental nursing.

Amy Wholley - Associate Dentist

Amy has recently returned to her hometown of Penarth having practiced dentistry in Sheffield for many years prior to joining us. Amy actually came to work in Smile Studio on work experience whilst in Stanwell School over 12 years ago, loving it so much, choosing a career in dentistry and returning to where it all began.



Finalist in the Facial Aesthetics

'Congratulations again go to Dr Sarah Cuffin who has been shortlisted as a Finalist in the Facial Aesthetics category - Full Facial Treatment' - The awards ceremony this year is being held in the Landmark Hotel, London on Friday 24th March


Smile Studio are proud throughout March to be supporting Marie Curie

Please use our collection box on reception to donate and purchase your daffodil. Marie Curie provide care and support for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. They have been carrying out this vital work for over 65 years - Last year alone they cared for over 40,000 people across the UK.



MacMillan Coffee

Many many thanks to all our wonderful patients and friends who supported our MacMillan Coffee morning on 7th October - Yours effort helped us raise over £190 for this very worthy cause.



Good luck!

Best of luck to Lisa Rees & Will Herdman our 2 associate Locum dentists who have recently moved on to pastures new.




Sarah Cuffin - Winner of 2 awards

Smile Studio and Refresh Skin Studio celebrated national success recently as both Dr Sarah Cuffin and Dr Anna Davies were finalists in 4 catagories at the prestigious Aesthetic Dentistry Awards held at the Landmark Hotel in London. Dr Sarah Cuffin, pictured receiving her awards from Prof. Bob Khana, won two hightly commended awards in the categories of Botox and Dermal Fillers'




Welcome to Dr. Lisa Roberts

2016 Finalists

Sarah is a finalist in Restorative Dentures catagory & in the Facial Aesthetics catagory she is finalist in 2 catagories - Botox and Dermal Fillers. Anna is also a finalist in the Invisalign Category.




Open Evening

Thursday 14th April - 5pm - 7.30pm - Why not drop in for a glass or 2 of Fizz whilst also hearing about the new treatments we have in Smile Studio.






Picture of Sarah with her award

Dr. Sarah Cuffin wins Cosmetic Dentist of the Year award

Smile Studio Penarth's Principal Dentist Sarah Cuffin is pleased to accept the award for Best Cosmetic Dentist at the 2014 Welsh Hair and Beauty Awards.

Sarah believes that a dedicated team working closely together, has resulted in excellent customer care and a positive client experience. In turn, this customer focus has enabled Smile Studio Penarth to be voted winner of this prestigious award.



Welcome to Dr. Lisa Roberts

A warm welcome to our new Dentist - Dr. Lisa Roberts

After graduating from Newcastle University in 2011 Lisa undertook postgraduate training in South Wales gaining experience in both community paediatric dentistry and maxillofacial surgery before joining the Restore Dental Group as an associate in 2014.

Originally from Cardiff and a fluent welsh speaker, her interests in aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry has led her to undertake further postgraduate training in these fields including a Masters in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry at the City of London University.

In her free time she enjoys running, baking and spending time with friends and family.






Refresh Skin Studio Open House Event

Open House Event at Refresh Skin Studio on Thursday 25th June

Our afternoon drop-in session provides an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about facial aesthetics, while our evening event features demonstrations of the latest techniques, including Botox™, Zoom™ tooth whitening, Juvéderm® dermal fillers and Regenlite™ skin laser rejuvenation.

Afternoon drop-in session 12-2pm

Evening session* 6-9pm

*The evening session is by invitation only and spaces are limited so please email us or call us on 029 2070 8030 to book your place.


Penarth Allstars U11

Penarth Allstars U11's triumph in Regional Finals

We are proud to sponsor Penarth Allstars U11 Netball Team who won the Regional Finals and came 3rd in the Nationals on April 25th.






Welsh Hair and Beauty Awards logo

Dr. Sarah Cuffin nominated for Cosmetic Dentist of the Year award

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Sarah Cuffin is a finalist at the Welsh Hair and Beauty Awards presented by Fake Bake.

Nominated in the Cosmestic Dentist of the Year category, Sarah will attend the award ceremony on 13th July at Cardiff City Stadium.

Good luck Sarah!



Picture of Anna Davies

Anna Davies

Further congratulations to our Associate Dentist Anna Davies who has received her Postgraduate Diploma in Dental Studies (PDDS) with Distinction after 4 long years of studying.

Congratulations Anna and well done!









Image of Anna and Robin

Congratulations Anna & Osian

Congratulations to Anna Davies, Associate Dentist, and her husband Osian on the birth of their beautiful baby boy, Robin.

All of us here at Smile Studio Penarth and Refresh Skin Studio wish you all the best at this very special time.








Aesthetic Dentistry Award logo

Another Award Nomination for
Dr Sarah Cuffin

We are delighted to announce that Dr Sarah Cuffin has been shortlisted for an Aesthetic Dentistry Award, formerly known as the Smile Awards.

Nominated for the best facial aesthetics case, the winner will be announced at The Landmark Hotel in London on Friday 21st March. Sarah is already a double award winner for her work in facial aesthetics at Refresh Skin Studio.

Good luck Sarah!


Welcome sign

Hellos and Goodbye

We are pleased to welcome Mikaela, our new dental nurse, to Smile Studio Penarth.

Following the expansion at Refresh Skin Studio, we'd also like to welcome Jilly to our team.

Dani, our dental nurse and Natalie, have moved on to pastures new but we'd like to wish both of them all the best for the future.



Join us for the Refresh Skin Studio Open House Event

Open House Event at Refresh Skin Studio on 7th November

Join Sarah Cuffin, leading Facial Aesthetics Practitioner, at Refresh Skin Studio for an open house event on Thursday 7th November. Come along to our drop-in session from 12pm - 2pm or attend our evening demonstration sessions from 6pm - 9pm.

Full details of the evening event can be found in
our Winter newsletter

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The evening event is by invitation only. Tickets are free but space is limited so donít miss out! Contact us to book your place today.


The team at Smile celebrated their 10th anniversary recently

Smile Studio Penarth celebrates
10 years in the business

Sarah Cuffin and the team recently celebrated their 10th anniversary at Smile Studio Penarth. Double-award winner Sarah attributes her continuing success to having a good old-fashioned family ethos and working with a fantastic team.

Sarah has recently given interviews to Penarth Times and Penarth View (pages 14 - 15) to talk about the 10th anniversary and her plans for the future. Click the links to read the full articles.


Zipwire challenge

Caroline, Tracey and Wendy raise £400 for charity on the Zip Wire Challenge!

Caroline, Tracey and Wendy successfully completed their Charity Zip Wire Challenge by joining 37 other adventurous individuals including musician Mike Crawshaw, singer with the band The Overtones. Practice Manager Wendy said "All of us were quite nervous at the start as it was really high, but in the end we all really enjoyed the experience". The girls raised over £400 for the Pituitary Foundation.


Treatment of the Week at Refresh Skin Studio

Treatment of the Week

Anti-ageing with Fusion SLR is our treatment of the week at Refresh Skin Studio. Click here for more details. (Opens a new web page).






National Smile Month at Smile Studio Penarth

National Smile Month at Smile Studio Penarth

Smile Studio are now promoting National Smile Month with our campaign "Wear your smile with pride". Over the coming month we will be visiting after school clubs to encourage children to look after, and maintain and above all be proud of their smiles.




Zipwire fun raising money for the Pituitary Foundation

Wendy, Tracey and Caroline will be celebrating the end of National Smile Month with an epic challenge involving a trip on the highest, longest zipwire run in the UK. They will be raising money in support of the Pituitary Foundation which is a new charity local to Penarth.




Dr Sarah Cuffin receiving her Smile Award 2012

Aesthetic Dentistry Awards 2013 nomination for Dr Sarah Cuffin

Sarah Cuffin has once again been shortlisted for the 2013 Aesthetic Dentistry Awards. Formerly known as the 'Smile Awards', Sarah has been highly commended for her work in non-surgical facial aesthetics for two years running.

The awards ceremony will be held on 22nd March at The Landmark Hotel, London. Keep posted to see how Sarah got on. Good luck Sarah!



See our feature in Penarth View

Take a look at our new feature

The latest edition of Penarth View is now out.
Read about the wide range of treatments we have to offer, from facial aesthetics to cosmetic dentistry. You can also see before and after photos and hear first hand from our patients about their fabulous new looks.

You can find our feature on pages 21 - 22.
We'd love to know what you think!







Just Giving

Look out for our new Refresh Skin Studio page on Laser Skin Treatments

Look out for our new Refresh Skin Studio page which will give you all the information you need regarding our laser skin treatments. We offer the latest in laser skin rejuvenation including Regenlite for problematic skin and Fusion SLR which evens skin texture and tone. More information will be added soon so make sure you keep visiting for all the latest updates.



Just Giving

Over £700 raised for Ty Hafan

Dr Sarah Cuffin and her team raised a fantastic £731.85 for Ty Hafan. The 11 mile charity walk took place on 15th September taking in Barry, Penarth and Cardiff Bay. A big thank you to everyone who contributed and helped us raise funds for this wonderful charity.




Smile Studio Penarth on their fundraiser for Ty Hafan

We did it! 11 mile charity walk for Ty Hafan

On 15th September, Sarah Cuffin and her team completed an 11 mile charity walk to raise funds for Ty Hafan. Ty Hafan offers comfort, care and support to life-limited children, young people and their families helping them make the most of the time they have left together. For Ty Hafan to offer this unique service completely free of charge to families in Wales, it has to raise over £3 million every year. If you would like to donate, please visit Sarah's Just Giving Page. The site had a few technical problems last week but is now up and running again. Apologies to those who tried to donate but couldn't during this time.

Penarth View Online Magazine

Something to smile about

The Refresh Skin Studio launch features in this month's Penarth View. In the September Autumn edition, Dr Sarah Cuffin talks about the range of treatments the practice has to offer. These include skin rejuvenation, anti-wrinkle injections, skin problems such as acne and thread veins, treatment for warts and verrucas as well as complementary therapies including reflexology and reiki. Dr Sarah Cuffin is a national, multi-award winning Facial Aesthetics Practitioner, making Refresh Skin Studio one of "Cardiff and Vale's leading skin destinations."

You can read the article in full by visiting the Penarth View website here and clicking on page 19.

Sarah at the Refresh Skin Studio launch

Dr Sarah launches Refresh Skin Studio

On Thursday, July 5, Dr Sarah Cuffin hosted the launch event of her new Refresh Skin Studio, based on the top floor of Smile Studio Penarth. Seventy guests enjoyed the event, and saw the latest laser systems Regenlite and Fusion SLR in action, offering a breakthrough in wrinkle, scarring, acne, rejuvenation and multiple skin treatments. Other presentations on the evening included Botox, reflexology, Zoom tooth whitening and Juvederm.

Dr Cuffin said: "I'm excited at the prospect of Refresh Skin Studio being a recognised training centre for clinicians, while also assisting with research into other skin care issues."

You can see Chromogenex in action at the launch here.

Visit our new Facebook page for more pictures from the night.

Celebrating at the Smile Awards 2012

Dr Sarah Cuffin wins another Smile Award!

Practice Principal Practitioner Dr Sarah Cuffin has received for the second year running a Highly Commended award at the National Smile Awards 2012 in the category of Non-Surgical Facial Aesthetics. The awards reward clinical excellence in dental and facial aesthetics, as well as exemplary standards of care. Dr Cuffin was delighted to receive the award especially as she is now specialising in this area of cosmetics and is grateful to the support of her team. Sarah is especially excited for the forthcoming launch of Smile Studio's 'Refresh Skin Studio'.

Marjolaine at the Breast Cancer Cymru Fashion Show

Marjolaine looks stunning on the charity catwalk

Marjolaine Masse, 61, has raised over £3,000 in aid of Breast Cancer Care Cymru. She recently modelled at the Breast Cancer Care Cymru Fashion Show in a sold out event at Cardiff City Hall. She was escorted down the catwalk by rugby player Leigh Halfpenny and looked absolutely stunning. The event raised a fantastic £75,000 for the charity, with Smile Studio Penarth donating £100 to the cause. If you'd like to donate, you can visit Marjolaine's Just Giving page or Smile Studio Penarth are happy to take any contributions and pass these onto Breast Cancer Care Cymru.

Congratulations to Dr Sarah Cuffin

Congratulations to Sarah who's Facial Aesthetics case study has been published in the Aesthetic Dentistry Magazine.

Baby Feet

Congratulations Natalie!

Congratulations to Natalie from our administration team who has given birth to a baby boy on Tuesday 10th January at 1.31pm. Henry Freddie Johnson weighed in at a healthy 7lb.






Smile Studio Penarth 1920s Xmas Party

Smile Studio do 1920s

A great time was had by all at our 1920s themed Christmas Party... Roll on to next year's theme muted to be Viva Las Vegas!






Christmas Tree

Smile Studio Get Creative

St Augustine's Church held a Christmas Tree Festival. It was a great success and raised £1800 for their chosen charities. Smile Studio showed their support by decorating their Christmas tree with their very own home made decorations - what a creative lot!








Wendy and Darren's Wedding

Wedding Belle

Congratulations to Wendy our Practice Manager who recently got married and now goes under the name of Mrs Stewart!






The Sully Tigers

The Sully Tigers have had a great season!

As proud sponsors, we are continuing our support by contributing towards their summer tournament and festival. So thanks to those who came down and showed their support.





Smile Awards 2011 Award

Smile Studio WIN an Award!

Dr Sarah Cuffin was highly commended for†Non-surgical facial aesthetics.

The Smile Awards are the ONLY dental awards in the UK to reward clinical excellence in dental and facial aesthetics.

From Dermal Filler treatments to Botox, they give your face a soft lift and leave you looking younger without the need for surgery.

Click here to find out about the range of treatments we offer.




Look out!

Next time you are in the practice look out for our new TV screen in Reception, it will keep you up to date with all†our latest products, services and exclusive offers.

Wendy, Hilary, Caroline and Tracey take a well earned rest on the MNDA charity walk!

Beacons trek nets £1200 for charity

Wendy, Hilary, Caroline and Tracey represented the practice in a sponsored walk over 3 of the highest peaks in the Brecon Beacons, raising an amazing £1200 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. They were joined by family and friends for the charity trek over Corn Du, Pen-Y-Fan and Cribyn. The seven and a half mile walk took six hours.

Thank you to all our patients and sponsors for their generosity. For more information about the Motor Neurone Disease Association visit their website at

The children at Cogan Primary show off their goodie bags with Heather and Tracey

Smiles all round at Cogan Primary

Heather and Tracey visited Cogan Primary School recently to give a talk about oral healthcare. The talk was part of a school project the children were taking part in. Heather and Tracey also handed out oral healthcare goodie bags!





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