Meet the Team

Introducing our talented and dedicated team

Talbot Dental Team

Practice Owner

James O’Farrell

BDS qualified as a Dental Surgeon at the University of Birmingham and became the owner of Talbot Dental in 2022. James is an enthusiastic dentist who is keen to take Talbot Dental into a new era introducing new treatments and updating the practice. James is a keen cyclist and runner in his spare time. He lives locally and enjoys socialising in the area.


John Foliadis

John Foliadis BDS (Rand) qualified as a Dental Surgeon at the University of the Witswatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1988. Since then he has practiced in the UK in both NHS and Private Practices. John was the previous owner of Talbot Dental, having became Principal in 1996. Whilst enjoying all aspects of dentistry, he is especially interested in dental aesthetics and working with children. More recently he broadened his horizons by completing a year’s course in implantology. Married with three children, John enjoys cycling, hiking, tennis, squash and a spot of photography in his spare time.

Dental Hygienist

Holly Owen

Holly graduated from the University of Portsmouth in 2012 with a first class honours degree in Dental Hygiene and Therapy and was awarded the British Dental Association prize on graduation. Holly has nearly 10 years experience working with patients to improve their oral health, she particularly enjoys working with anxious patients using a gentle touch and caring nature to ensure that patients have a positive experience. Holly has two young children who keep her very busy at home.


Our Dental Nurses, Tracey Lay, Yuliya Tomova and Jayne Pope are fully qualified Registered Dental Nurses with several years experience to their credit.  They are an essential part of any dental practice, being responsible for the smooth running of the surgery and by assisting the dentist they assure you and your family receive dental care in a relaxed and efficient environment.  Jayne Pope also covers in the reception area on a regular basis.

Tracey Lay

Yuliya Tomova

Jayne Pope


Jenny Rowe

Jenny Rowe will be the the first person you will meet on arriving at the practice. She is responsible for making your appointments but will also advise on all aspects of the practice from what you can expect on your first appointments to what the likely cost will be.