Dental specialists and consultants

Rob Banks

Rob Banks

Consultant in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
GDC Number: 68014

Billingham and Jesmond practice

BDS FDS (RCS Eng), MBBS, MRCPS (Glas), OMFS (Edin)

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Dr Louise Carter

Dr Louise Carter

Specialist in Orthodontics
GDC Number: 83936

Billingham practice

BDS (Hons) (Ncl), MSc, MFDS, MOrth RCS (Edin)

Louise joined the orthodontic team at Queensway Orthodontics in April 2012. She graduated from Newcastle Dental School in 2004 with honours and was awarded the British Dental Association prize for her academic achievements. She completed her vocational training in Teesside before becoming a Senior House Officer (SHO) on the Oral and Maxillofacial unit at Sunderland Royal Hospital. In 2006, she was awarded a Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Louise then worked as an SHO in Newcastle Dental Hospital where she was able to gain further experience in the sedation, restorative, paediatric and orthodontic departments before moving to a general practice and the Community Dental Service. She then embarked on specialist training in orthodontics at Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle. As part of her training she completed a Masters in Orthodontics at Newcastle University, graduating with distinction.

Louise is also a certified provider of Invisalign and a member of the British Orthodontic Society and European Master of Aligners.

What do you enjoy most about working for Queensway?

Working with such a great team, everyone is enthusiastic and strives to do the best for patients.

Where would a patient usually find you in the practice?

I can be found in the clinic planning orthodontic treatments for patients and providing supervision for the therapy and nursing team.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

The smiles at the end of treatment.

What do you enjoy doing out of work?

Spending time with my husband Will and our children Daisy and Huw.

What makes you smile?

A cup of tea with a dunkable biscuit.

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Dr Jonathan Chapple

Dr Jonathan Chapple

Specialist in Orthodontics
GDC Number: 83936

Jesmond practice

BDS (Hons) (Ncl), MFDS, MSc, MOrth RCS (Edin)

Jonathan studied Dentistry at Newcastle Dental Hospital and graduated in 1998. He gained further experience in a variety of dental specialties post-graduation, prior to embarking on the 3 year specialist training in orthodontics in the North East of England, gaining a Masters Degree which he passed with Merit. This training allowed Jonathan to sit the specialty examination at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh and he qualified in 2004 and is a registered specialist with the General Dental Council. Jonathan has also undertaken a further two years of training in the management of complex multidisciplinary orthodontic patients, passing his fellowship examination in orthodontics in 2007

Jonathan is a NHS Consultant Orthodontist at Newcastle Dental Hospital where he treats multidisciplinary orthodontic patients with facial deformities and complex needs. He has an interest in new technologies in orthodontics and is a certified Invisalign practitioner.

Jonathan is also actively involved in teaching and training of undergraduates and postgraduates at Newcastle Dental hospital as a consultant level. He is also active member, examiner and advisor to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

In his free time Jonathan enjoys an active outdoor lifestyle with his wife Gemma and his family. He’s always enjoyed the fresh air, whether that’s skiing the haute route, hiking Hadrian’s Wall or even tackling the weeds in their allotment!

Jonathan is on the Orthodontic Specialist List and is also an active member, examiner and advisor to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

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Dr Guy Deeming

Dr Guy Deeming

Specialist in Orthodontics
GDC Number: 77851

Billingham and Jesmond practice

BDS (Hons) (Ncl), MSc, MOrth RCS (Edin), MFDSRCS(Eng)

Guy is a specialist orthodontist at Queensway Orthodontics. This means he has completed an extended period of training in orthodontics, in addition to his general dental training. Guy qualified with honours in dentistry at Newcastle University. After working in a number of hospital oral surgery positions in Manchester and London, he completed his specialist training in orthodontics at Guy’s and Kingston Hospitals in London, where he was awarded the Professor Walther prize in orthodontics.

As well as leading the orthodontic team at Queensway Orthodontics, Guy is a visiting specialist to the Orthodontic Department at Newcastle Dental Hospital, where he is involved in teaching trainee orthodontists and dentists.

Guy sits on the Orthodontic Specialist Group and the Conference and Meetings committees at the British Orthodontic Society. He was also involved with the organising committee for the 2015 International Orthodontic Congress in London. He is an invited member of the Invisalign advisory board and the editorial board of Orthodontic Practice magazine

Guy’s clinical interests include adult orthodontics, orthodontic treatment for woodwind and brass musicians, and the use of lingual and self-ligating fixed appliances. Guy is a certified provider of Incognito lingual appliances and Invisalign clear aligners.

When not at work, Guy enjoys spending time listening to and playing music, as well as spending time with his partner Katharine, son Eli and daughter Anouk.

What makes you smile?

Immaculately pressed and packaged vinyl records (and my awesome family!)

Keep up to date with Guy's talks and travels at Where in the world is Dr Deeming

Memberships

  • British Orthodontic Society
  • American Association of Orthodontics
  • World Federation of Orthodontics
  • British Dental Association
  • European Orthodontic Society
  • British Lingual Orthodontic Society
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Dr Sara Davies

Dr Sara Davies

Specialist in Orthodontics
GDC Number: 244575

Billingham Practice

July 2019: Masters in Orthodontics (MSc) with Distinction, University of Newcastle.
May 2019: Membership in Orthodontics (MOrth), Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.
November 2014: Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS), Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
September 2008-June 2013: Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BChD) with Distinction, University of Leeds

Sara graduated from the University of Leeds with distinction in 2013. She gained further experience through hospital posts including a year dedicated to Paediatric Dentistry in the North Yorkshire region and a year of Oral Surgery in an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery department in Manchester.

She then completed three years of specialist orthodontic training at James Cook Hospital, Middlesbrough. As part of this training she completed a Masters in Orthodontics at Newcastle University, graduating with distinction and gained Membership in Orthodontics at the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.

How long have you worked at Queensway?

I am a new member of the team having joined in October 2019.

What do you enjoy most about working for Queensway?

Getting to work alongside a highly qualified team, with a strong teamwork ethic, to deliver high quality care to patients - and our morning orthodontic team huddles!

Where would a patient usually find you in the practice?

Surgery 10.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Seeing the confidence and happiness a new smile can bring to a patient.

What do you enjoy doing out of work?

Cooking new recipes and spending time with my husband, family and friends.

What makes you smile?

Sunshine, good food and ticking everything off my to-do list.

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Dr Matt Dorman

Dr Matt Dorman

Specialist in Oral Surgery
GDC Number: 73141

Billingham practice

Dip SED, BDS (Hons) (Ncl), FDSRCS, FFDRCSI (Oral Surgery)

I qualified with an Honours degree from Newcastle University wining the prize of the BDA for the best performance in finals in 1997. I completed my Vocational training in Yarm then moved into Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. First as a SHO in Newcastle then in Middlesbrough. I was awarded my FDS from the Royal College of Surgeons in England in 1999.

I worked for 9 years at Sunderland Royal Hospital as a Staff Grade then Associate Specialist In Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

I qualified as a Specialist in Oral Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 2003 and was then entered on to the GDC Specialist list in Oral Surgery.

As well as Oral Surgery I have a special interest in sedation, I teach, lecture and Examine Conscious Sedation at Newcastle University. I have published a number of papers in peer reviewed journals. Currently I am involved in research using Conscious Sedation to treat young people for Surgical Orthodontics as an alternative to general anaesthesia.

How long have you worked at Queensway?

I started my career at Queensway in January 2001 providing Saturday Oral Surgery sessions. In 2009 I joined the team full time as Clinical lead for QTOSS - Queensway Teesside Oral Surgery service.

What do you enjoy most about working at Queensway?

Working with our great team of caring dental professionals.

Where would a patient find you?

Oral Surgery Department at Billingham, lecturing in Sunderland or Examining on the Diploma in Consciousness Sedation at Newcastle University.

Most rewarding part of your job?

Managing anxious patients who go away far more comfortable about dental care including oral surgery (which is considered a cause for worry) than when they were referred.

What do you enjoy doing out of work?

Spending time with family and friends. Keeping healthy, By running, squash, HIIT workouts and hiking in the hills.

What makes you smile?

A run on a frosty winter morning...

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Matthew Garnett

Matthew Garnett

SPECIALIST IN RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY, PERIODONTICS, PROSTHODONTICS
GDC Number: 73017

Jesmond practice

MFDS (RCPS), MSc (Ncl), FDS (RCSP), BDS

Matt graduated from the University of Birmingham in 1997 with Clinical Distinction and undertook a vocational dental training in the South-West of England. After two years in General Practice he realised that Restorative Dentistry was the area of specialism that he wanted to embark upon. He completed a year of Maxillofacial training at the Royal Cornwall Hospital and whilst working as a Senior House Officer, passed his diploma examinations and became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Glasgow. He went on to complete a Master’s Degree in Restorative Dentistry at Newcastle University and graduated with Honours in 2003. During these two years he undertook research in the field of ‘resin-bonded bridgework’ provided for orthodontic patients, which was subsequently published in the British Dental Journal.

In 2003, he started a comprehensive five-year Specialist Training Programme at Newcastle Dental Hospital and passed the exit examinations in 2008. He was accepted on to the General Dental Council’s Specialist list in 2009 in the fields of Restorative Dentistry, Periodontics and Prosthodontics. He has worked as a Consultant and Specialist in Restorative Dentistry at Newcastle Dental Hospital since 2009. Since 2014, Matt has offered specialist assessments and treatment at Queensway Dental on a part time basis whilst continuing to work at Newcastle Dental Hospital.

What do you enjoy most about working for Queensway?

I enjoy working alongside highly skilled enthusiastic clinicians who all have a common goal in aiming to undertake the best quality dental treatment for patients in a relaxed but efficient environment.

Where would a patient usually find you in the practice?

I work every Wednesday and Friday at the Queensway Jesmond practice undertaking specialist assessments and providing specialist treatment.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

My specialist interests are the multidisciplinary management of complex restorative problems, which include; full-mouth rehabilitation, the management of severe and rapidly progressing periodontitis (gum disease) and complex aesthetical gum problems. I particularly enjoy stabilising patient’s disease, reconstructing failed and missing teeth, and improving function and overall wellbeing. I am able to provide dental implant treatment which is also an important treatment in replacing missing and failed teeth.

What do you enjoy doing out of work?

I like taking part in crazy activities with my two children, Lola and Harry and I also enjoying keeping fit by cycling and climbing!

What makes you smile?

The hilarious comments that my 2 children Lola and Harry seem to say on a daily basis!

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Dr Julian Hawkings

Dr Julian Hawkings

Specialist in Oral Surgery
GDC Number: 69306

Billingham practice

BDS (Lpool), DGDP, FDS RCPS (Glasg)

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Dr Rebecca Hierons

Dr Rebecca Hierons

Specialist in Oral Surgery and Aesthetics
GDC Number: 69303

Darlington practice

BDS FBDS (Lpool), FDSRCS (Edin), Dip Con Sed (Ncl)

Rebecca qualified from Liverpool in Dentistry in 1993 and obtained her postgraduate Fellowship in Dental Surgery from Edinburgh in 1996. She worked in Chester, Sunderland & latterly as an Associate Specialist in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in Newcastle General Hospital over a period of 16 years, during which time she gained extensive experience in the field of oral and facial trauma.

In 2010, she left the hospital to work for Queensway Dental Clinic and completed a postgraduate diploma in conscious dental sedation at Newcastle University in June 2011. She also has an interest in teaching and has been an Advanced Trauma and Life Support (ATLS®) instructor in the past. She regularly teaches post-graduate Oral Surgery and is due to take over the Presidency of the British Association of Oral Surgeons in September 2017.

She was instrumental in the inauguration of Queensway Skin Clinic in 2012 (having started her aesthetics training in 2010) and completed the FDGP (UK) Masterclass in Facial aesthetics with distinction in 2015. She was lucky enough to train with a number of internationally renowned clinicians including Mrs Sabrina Shah-Desai, Dr Kuldeep Minocha and Dr Tapan Patel and is currently doing the Level 7 Certificate in Injectables. She is also part of the ZO UK Academy having trained both with Dr Zein Obagi and Dr Rachael Eckel.

What do you enjoy most about working for Queensway?

Queensway is all about delivering the best patient care we possibly can. We carry out gold standard treatment, there are no corners cut and the practice is full of specialists. all of whom are outstanding in their particular area of dentistry. That is why I love working there and would never consider working anywhere else.

Where would a patient usually find you in the practice?

I am in our branch surgery in Darlington 3 days a week removing teeth, roots and wisdom teeth as well as carrying out other surgical procedures under local anaesthetic and sedation. This is an NHS service whereby local dentists refer patients who need specialist oral surgery treatment. I also do some private oral surgery and provide a full private aethetics service (botulinum toxin, dermal fillers and medical grade skin care) in Darlington and Billingham.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

For an Oral Surgeon, the highest accolade is when someone says “That wasn’t half as bad as I thought it would be - I didn’t feel a thing!” and they walk out with a smile on their face. It makes me feel great to turn a potentially horrible experience into a semi-pleasant one for someone. As far as aesthetic treatments are concerned, I love helping people to be the best version of themselves they can be and walk out feeling beautiful, healthy and confident about themselves and their skin.

What do you enjoy doing out of work?

I most enjoy spending time with my husband, Charlie and our two children, Cat and Dan. I am a slow but enthusiastic runner (Charlie, Dan and I do the parkrun most Saturdays) and a passionate cook - Cat and Dan love to help, especially with baking. We are all big Bake Off fans!

What makes you smile?

My lovely family, baking the perfect cake and working at Queensway, of course!

Surgical & Education Courses>

  • Branemark Implant Course, Newcastle 1999
  • AO Plating Course, Davos, Switzerland 2000
  • Second Astra-Tech NCCG Scholarship (Orthognathic Surgery and Implants) Gothenburg, Sweden 2001
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support, Newcastle 2002
  • Facial Skin Surgery & Plastic Techniques for Maxillofacial Surgeons East Grinstead 2002
  • ITI Dental Implant Surgical & Restorative Course, Edinburgh 2003
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Newcastle 2003
  • European Computer Driving License (ECDL), Newcastle 2004 - 2005
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support, Gateshead 2007
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor Course, Harrogate 2009
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor/Candidate course, Gateshead 2009
  • Intermediate Life Support, Newcastle 2010
  • Intermediate Life Support (annually) 2011 - 2016
  • Teaching & Learning for Clinicians involved in Oral Surgery & Dental Education, BAOS, Edinburgh 2012
  • Dental Core CPD courses x 3 2014 - 2017

Aesthetics Courses

  • Dermal filler foundation course, Cosmetology 2010
  • Botulinum Toxin Type A foundation course, Cosmetology 2010
  • Lips Augmentation & Anaesthesia, Cosmetology 2011
  • Beginners Dermal Filler Techniques, Bob Khanna (BKTI) 2012
  • Advanced Botulinum Toxin Hands-on Training Course, BKTI 2012
  • Botulinum Toxin Level 3 Hands-on Training Course, BKTI (Gummy smiles, bruxism and other TMJ symptoms) 2013
  • Dermal Filler Level 3 - Part One Hands-on Training Course BKTI (Mid-face augmentation - cheeks, peri-orbital regions with cannulas) 2013
  • Dermal Filler Level 3 - Part Two Hands-on Training Course BKTI (Nose, chin and jaw line with cannulas) 2013
  • Dermal Filler Level 2 - Lip Masterclass (cannulas) BKTI 2013
  • Galderma Aesthetics Academy 2014, 2016
  • ZO basic x1, Intermediate x3 & Advanced courses, x3 Wigmore Medical 2014 - 2016
  • FDGP (UK) Masterclass in Facial Aesthetics (distinction) 2015
  • Botulinum toxin & dermal filler advanced courses, Phi Academy 102 2015
  • Microsclerotherapy & Facial Telangiectasia courses, Wigmore Medical 2016
  • Gold pen workshop 2016
  • Allergan training day 2016
  • Clinical Facial Anatomy : Dissection & Live Injection Course, Amsterdam 2016
  • PRP ‘Dracula’ therapy course, Dr Daniel Sister, Wigmore Medical 2017
  • Veinwave Course, Thermavein 2017
  • Dermal filler complications OFAA (cadarveric dissection) 2017
  • Eye & Lip rejuvenation using dermal fillers OFFA (cadaveric direction) 2017

Teaching & Lecturing

  • Joint co-ordinator for Maxillofacial SHO Teaching, Newcastle 1997 - 2005
  • Author of Maxillofacial SHO Handbook, Newcastle 1998 - 2010
  • 'Management of Maxillofacial Emergencies in A & E' (lecture presented bi-annually to the junior A&E doctors) 2000 - 2005
  • 'Management of Maxillofacial Trauma Patients' (lecture presented annually to the nurses and ODPs) 2000 - 2005
  • Faculty member of the Northern Region Basic Skills Course for SHO's 204 - 2009
  • ATLS instructor 2009 - 2013
  • Core course conscious dental sedation trainer (Newcastle University) 2012
  • 'Facial aesthetics: Clinical use of botulinum toxin and dermal fillers' (lecture presented at the BDA mini lecture series, Queensway) 2013
  • Core Course in Oral Surgery (Northern Deanery, Bourne House) (I pitched this to the Deanery and now organise and deliver it with a friend and colleague) 2013 - 2019
  • Foundation Dentist Trainer in Minor Oral Surgery 2014
  • Primary Care - problems and pitfalls (lecture presented at the BAOS commissioning day) 2016

Publications & Posters

The bicoronal flap, its pivot point and use in patients with male pattern baldness Kerawala CJ, Grime RJ, Perry M, Stassen LFA Brit J Oral Max Surg 2000; 38:441-444

The accuracy of dental panoramic tomographs in determining the root morphology of mandibular third molar teeth before surgery Bell, Rodgers, Grime, Edwards, Hahn, Dorman, Keen, Stewart, Hampton Oral Surg Oral Med O 2003; 95: 119-125

Postoperative radiographs after open reduction and internal fixation of the mandible: are they useful? Durham JA, Paterson AW, Pierse D, Adams JR, Clark M, Hierons R, Edwards K Brit J Oral Max Surg 2006; 44(4): 279-282

Audit to assess record keeping in orthodontic patients Shelton A, Ledvinka J, Hierons R, Ip T, Postlethwaite K British Orthodontic Conference, Bristol (poster)

Two audits of the diagnosis of oral cancer and the two-week rule following referrals from primary care practitioners in Newcastle Miller CS, Hierons RJ Prim Dent Care 2012;19 (2): 63-68

Investigation of inhalational conscious sedation as a tool for reducing anxiety in adults undergoing exodontia. Hierons RJ, Dorman ML, Wilson K, Averley P, Girdler N Brit Dent J 2012 Sep; 213(6):E9. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2012.839

Outwith Utopia. Hierons R Brit Dent J 213, 95-95 doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.2012.672

How did we do? An investigation into the suitability of patient questionnaires (PREMS and PROMS) in three primary care oral surgery practices. Gerrard G, Jones R, Hierons RJ In press Brit Dent J 2017

An investigation into the variability of primary care oral surgery contracts and tariffs in England and Wales (2014/2015). Hierons, RJ, Gerrard, G, Jones, R Brit Dent J 2017, 222, 870-877 doi:10.1038/sj.bdj.2017.500

Conferences

I have attended the BAOMS annual conference from 1997 - 2001 and in 2005. I presented papers at these events in 1997 and 2000. I regularly attend the BAOS annual conference (having done so since 2004) and organised the meetings in Edinburgh in 2014 and 2016. Prior to that, I attended the NCCG OMFS conferences from 1998 - 2003 and organised the meeting in Durham in 2000. I attended IAAFA in 2013 and FACE 2014 - 2016.

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Dr Wendy Keen

Dr Wendy Keen

Specialist in Oral Surgery
GDC Number: 62803

Ferryhill practice

BDS (Lpool), FDSRCS (Eng)

Wendy qualified from Liverpool in 1987 and first worked at Liverpool Dental Hospital as a House Officer, followed by two years in general dental practice.

She subsequently returned to the Hospital Service and trained for 3 years as a Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Manchester Royal Infirmary, Fairfield General Hospital in Bury and Burnley General Hospital.

She was appointed Staff Grade in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Middlesbrough General Hospital in 1993, followed by James Cook University Hospital until Jan 2009, where she specialised in dentoalveolar surgery, sedation and implants .This position also involved teaching Oral Surgery and sedation to dentists.

Wendy gained her Fellowship in Dental Surgery from The Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1993 and is registered as a Specialist in Oral Surgery. She has almost 30 years experience of performing Oral Surgery under local anaesthetic, sedation and general anaesthesia.

Wendy started to work at Queensway in 2009 and is currently working at Queensway’s Specialist Oral Surgery Clinic in County Durham and Darlington. Outside work Wendy is an IDTA qualified Ballroom and Latin teacher.

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>Dr Jennifer Korsen

Dr Jennifer Korsen

Specialist in Oral Surgery
GDC Number: 62221

Darlington practice

RCPS (Glasg), BDS, FDS

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Heidi Law

Heidi Law

Specialist in Orthodontics
GDC Number: 151748

BILLINGHAM PRACTICE

BDS BSc MClinDent MFDS RCS (Edin) MOrth RCS (Edin)

Heidi graduated from Queen’s University, Belfast in 2008 and during this time she also completed an intercalated BSc in Anatomy. Heidi gained further experience in different areas of dentistry including oral surgery, paediatrics and restorative dentistry post-graduation and during this time attained Membership in the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. In 2012, she embarked on specialist training at the University of Sheffield/Royal Derby Hospital and was awarded a Masters in Clinical Dentistry (Merit) and obtained Membership in Orthodontics at the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.

How long have you worked at Queensway?

I am the newest member of the team having joined in November 2017.

What do you enjoy most about working at Queensway Orthodontics?

Working with a team of very experienced and highly skilled clinicians.

Where would a patient usually find you in practice?

In surgery with a very big cup of tea!

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

The smiles at the end.

What do you enjoy doing out of work?

A verified couch potato!

What makes you smile?

Spending time with my family and friends.

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Dr Colin McMurray

Dr Colin McMurray

Specialist in Orthodontics
GDC Number: 76445

Jesmond practice

BDS(Hons) (Newcastle), MFDS RCS (Edin), MOrth RCS (Edin), MSc Orthodontics

Colin graduated with honours from Newcastle University in 1999. He attained his MFDS qualification at the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh in 2002.

During his training pathway Colin has gained wide experience with positions as a Senior House Officer at Newcastle Dental Hospital, followed by a post in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Newcastle General Hospital.

Colin completed his specialist orthodontic training as a Registrar at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, attaining his Membership of the Faculty of Orthodontists at the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh in 2007. During his specialist training Colin researched a novel method to reduce the risks of demineralisation during orthodontic treatment as an MSc project, which was passed with distinction.

Colin is an Invisalign provider with The Orthodontic Practice. He also works in partnership with some of the region’s leading Restorative and Implant Specialists in treating complex multi-disciplinary cases.

Colin is on the Orthodontic Specialist List and is a member of the British Orthodontic Society.

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