Rhodri is an all-round employment law specialist and experienced in high court litigation and other employment-related disputes. Additionally, he offers substantial expertise in data and sports law.
His research on public policy and small firms in tourism has received grant and nongrant research funding, while he is regularly invited as a speaker at academic conferences worldwide.
Early Life and Education
Thomas was born into a rural Welsh village and nearly died as an infant, eventually moving with his family to Radyr and attending a council-run school, where both he and Prys flourished academically.
As soon as he left school he was admitted to the University of Wales Aberystwyth to study Modern Languages and Politics Philosophy and Economics (PPE). Unfortunately he soon became disenchanted with Oxford’s stiff formalities and changed to dentistry instead.
Since then, Dr. Safrani has established himself as an internationally acclaimed educator on aesthetics, lecturing and running courses worldwide while publishing articles in leading dental magazines. Additionally, he won the Heraeus Kulzer Prize from British Society of Prosthodontics for research into tooth wear as well as developing a novel resin layering technique.
Rhodri Thomas is an award-winning dentist and the creator of Art2Aesthetics – an exclusive series of international training programs and esthetics-based courses specifically geared towards dentists. He believes each clinician possesses an inherent creative talent, and nothing brings him greater pleasure than helping to unlock it.
He graduated with honors from Cardiff University and now lectures and teaches worldwide on aesthetic dentistry through conferences and private courses, publishing articles in leading dental magazines.
Dentons’ London office employs him in its People, Reward & Mobility practice. He has extensive experience with employment law litigation in high court courts; employee share option/incentive arrangements; transactional projects as well as acting for national/international sports governing bodies/teams/individuals on regulatory matters.
Achievement and Honors
Rhodri Thomas is an esteemed educator and speaker who has taught all over the globe. He currently holds positions as Resident Faculty at both Center for Esthetic Excellence in Chicago and Stribe Dental as well as being founder of Art of Dentistry – an innovative training series dedicated to aesthetic dentistry for dentists worldwide. Additionally, Rhodri Thomas has published books as well as developed new resin layering techniques which he pioneered himself.
As well as contributing articles to edited collections of articles, he has made invited presentations at academic conferences in China, India, Europe and North America. Additionally, he serves on editorial boards of Tourism Management Journal, Small Business Development and Enterprise Development journals and has contributed chapters for several edited books.
He represented Carmarthen East and Dinefwr as a Plaid Cymru Member of the National Assembly for Wales from 1999 until 2016, when he decided not to stand again for election.
Rhodri Thomas runs two successful businesses at once: Dentistry and JamJar. Both provide tourist information on bars, restaurants and events in their destination cities; since 2005 they’ve enjoyed tremendous success.
Rhodri stands out as both an outstanding speaker at AACD and author in the Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry, pioneering a new resin layering technique and creating an entire book dedicated to resin artistry.
Apart from his professional duties as director of a language consultancy and former Chair of CND Cymru, he’s also the fluent Welsh speaker and environmental activist he was once chair for CND Cymru. Furthermore, he enjoys golf and travel as much as his family; living with wife Amy and their three daughters.
Rhodri Thomas is an eminent British Politician best known for his roles in A Most Wanted Man (2014), Nowhere Boy (2009) and Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (2016). His net worth stands at 1.5 Million US Dollars.
Rhodri is a partner at Dentons’ London office and works within its People, Reward and Mobility practice. He possesses expertise in all areas of employment law including high court litigation; employee share options and other incentive arrangements; international advisory/transactional projects as well as advisory projects.
He has successfully attracted grant and non-grant research funding from ESRC, various other organisations, and agencies; made invited keynote presentations at academic conferences in China, India and throughout Europe; written extensively about economic impacts of social science research (with particular reference to tourism); as well as issues surrounding evaluation policies.