Our Team

Whether you are a new patient to our practice or one of our regulars, we welcome you to our team page. Please feel free to browse through everyone’s profiles. We have a fantastic team of Orthodontic Specialists, the most gentle Orthodontic Therapist and an amazing team of Nurses. Pop in and meet us in person, we look forward to meeting you soon.

Our Orthodontic Specialist

Our team is led by a Specialist Orthodontist Dr Ansa Akram. Dr Akram has completed a five year training course in Orthodontics and is registered as a specialist on the GDC specialist list.

Ansa Akram

Principal Orthodontist

Alexandra Griffin

Dentist with Special Interest in Orthodontics

Ian Toibin

Orthodontic Speciality Trainee

Our Orthodontic Therapists

Our Orthodontic Therapists have completed their specialist training in Dental School and comprehensive in house training in practice, before qualifying with the Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy. They work under the direct supervision of Dr Ansa Akram, following her instructions and prescriptions, and are an essential part of the Orthodontic team.

Lorraine Burton

Orthodontic Therapist

Michelle Martin

Orthodontic Therapist

Practice Manager

Lisa is our practice manager, we can assure you that she will always greet you with a smile and go out of her way to help you!

Lisa Shorland

Practice Manager

Our Dental Nurses

Our team of Dental Nurses are an asset to our practice, they are always willing to go the extra mile and learn new skills and techniques.

Jodi Mason

Dental Nurse

Clare Collinson

Dental Nurse

Joanna Macrae

Dental Nurse

Vicky Read

Dental Nurse

Nicola Pottinger

Dental Nurse

Our Receptionist

We can assure you that you will always receive a warm welcome and friendly smile from our reception team.

Caroline McHugh

Front of House

Why go to an Orthodontic Specialist?

On average it takes 6 years to qualify as a registered dental surgeon. In the UK It then takes another 6 years of specialist training that requires successful examination in Fellowship in Dental Surgery and Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons. As specialists we have usually had a further years postgraduate training compared to normal general dental surgeons.

"Everyone smiles in the same language"

Amazing staff who made me feel at ease all the way through my treatment!

Abby Candler

My son Jake had fixed appliances with Janet. We could not have been happier with his results. His treatment throughout was excellent, with Janet and Sarah being so professional, kind and caring. A very positive, welcoming experience

Lisa Robinson

The team is friendly and chatty as always. They really put my son at ease who was feeling every nervous ahead of his appointment. I would definitely recommend this practice to friends and family.

Helen Hiscock

The practice has a lovely atmosphere and outstanding staff. I have always found them very caring and helpful. Thank you.

Shiza Siddiqui

I have found everything is run smoothly and professionally. I would definitely recommend the practice for these great service and friendly atmosphere.

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