A dental practice team in Newport are celebrating after ranking in the top 3 in the dental category of the 2014 Local and Loved Awards.

Pembrokeshire Dental Centre competed with other businesses from across the UK to achieve 2nd place in the 'National Dentists' category.

The Local and Loved Awards are designed to give the general public an opportunity to show their appreciation for local businesses and give them the recognition they deserve. Recommendations from the dental practice's loyal patients during the awards were extremely positive and put the dental team in the running for their podium finish.

Principal dentist at the practice, Dr John Alexander, commented: “We're delighted and extremely proud to have come second in the 'National Dentists' category. We strive to provide our patients with the highest standards of dental care and recognise that it’s not just what happens in the surgery that's important to patients – it’s the whole patient journey. Our practice received over 100 really amazing reviews from our patients, and we're so thankful to them for helping us achieve this fantastic ranking.”

In addition to this, the dental practice was ranked 4th across all businesses in Pembrokeshire in the Awards, having come 5th in 2013. Dr Alexander was also voted the most popular dentist in Wales, and 2nd most popular in the country.