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.

Orthodontic Specialists

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

Our Cardiology Specialist

Our Consultant specialises in Interventional Cardiology and Cardiac imaging and will be happy to address your concerns.

Dr. Usman Ejaz Sheikh

Cardiology Consultant

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

Management Team

Carly and Claire work together to ensure the smooth running of our practice, providing a safe and happy environment for our patients and team.

Carly Coombes

Business Manager

Claire Holden

Practice Coordinator & Orthodontic Nurse

Customer Care Team

We can assure you that our customer care team will always greet you with a smile and go out of their way to help you!

Tia Etches

Customer Care Advisor

Our Orthodontic & 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

Orthodontic Nurse

Clare Collinson

Orthodontic Nurse

Vicky Read

Dental Nurse

Nicola Pottinger

Dental Nurse

Finley Ayres

Dental Nurse

Robyn Williams

Dental Nurse

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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