In Surgery Ruth graduated from Liverpool Dental School in 2007. She completed her Vocational Training in Wrexham, and then went on to complete a 12 month General Professional Training post with North Wales Community Dental Service (NWCDS).
Experience was gained in treating children, patients with complex medical and social histories, sedation and general anaesthesia cases as well as cases within the hospital oral surgery department. On completion of this training post she remained working for NWCDS providing general dental treatment for NHS patients at the Health Centre in Bethesda. Simultaneously she spent 2 years working for the North Wales emergency dental services.
In 2014 she completed a 12 month restorative dentistry training course following which she started studying for an MSc in endodontics. In 2017 she undertook a clinical attachment with the former Restorative Consultant and specialist in endodontics who proceeded to refer cases to her. It was at this time she started working with a microscope and began treating more complex cases.
As well as completing a masters in endodontics, she has undertaken several short courses in endodontics including shadowing several specialist endodontists past presidents of the British Endodontic society Dr Mark Hunter and Dr Sanjeev Bhanderi. She decided many years ago that she wanted to limit her practice to endodontics so that she could strengthen her career in this speciality area of dentistry which she finds both stimulating and rewarding. She more recently worked for BCUHB as a Senior Dental Officer taking endodontic referrals, mainly for paediatric trauma cases and oncology patients. As part of her NHS role she played an active role in trying to develop a local dental trauma network. She spent several months teaching undergraduates as a part time clinical lecturer at Cardiff University Dental Hospital. Ruth can now be found in purely private practice as part of E N D O M ô N where she takes referrals from dentists and self referring patients from across all of North Wales managing a wide range of endodontic problems. She manages routine as well as more complex root canal problems and can also help in diagnosing pain.
Out of surgery, Ruth loves running and is a member of the local fell running club, Eryri Harriers and she has also set up a running club close to her home on Anglesey. She also enjoys skiing, yoga, and practices meditation which nicely balances out the hectic side of her life, being a mum to three children, two house bunnies and two noisy dogs!
Dr Ruth Williams, BDS, MFDS RCS (Ed), MSc Endodontics