Meet the Team
Principal Specialist Orthodontist
BDS MSc (Lond) 1994, LDS FDS RCS (Eng), MOrth RCS (Edin)
Gareth Davies is our Principal Orthodontic Specialist. Gareth qualified as a Dentist in 1984 and as an Orthodontic Specialist in 1997. Gareth treats orthodontic problems for individuals of all ages. The overwhelming positive changes that orthodontic treatment can make to an individual’s confidence and self-esteem provides Gareth with the greatest job satisfaction possible. When not straightening teeth and creating wonderful smiles, Gareth enjoys all that goes with family life, including being walked by his dogs. He loves all kinds of sport, especially rugby, and plays guitar in the band The Remoras. Make sure you go to see them sometime!
Associate Specialist Orthodontist
BDS MJDF RCS (Eng), MClinDent (Lond), MOrth RCS (Eng)
Simon graduated as a Dentist in 2008 and started his specialist orthodontic training in 2013. Simon gained experience in all areas of dentistry before embarking upon specialist orthodontic training. When not providing expert orthodontic treatment. Simon enjoys spending time with his family, running and playing football. He has recently completed the London Marathon and the Tough Mudder assault course raising money for charity.
Bev has overall responsibility for the outcomes of strategic planning, financial management, resource management, marketing, services and sales. Bev has 30 years of senior management experience, both in the public and private sector, and within various multidisciplinary organisations. In her spare time, Bev enjoys practising and teaching yoga and meditation, as well as spending quality time with family and friends.
Megan has been part of the Colchester Orthodontic Centre team since January 2013 and prior to this, she worked for four years in the hospitality sector at a prestigious hotel in Suffolk. She joined as the Practice Receptionist, later trained to become a Treatment Coordinator and is now our Practice Manager.
Megan feels very lucky to work with such a professional, friendly and motivated team who all strive to provide the best possible service and quality of care possible. Outside of work, she enjoys spending quality time with her loved ones and her cat Rosie!
Dip Orth Therapy RCS (Eng)
Fiona became one of the first Orthodontic Therapists in the country after completing the South Wales Orthodontic Therapy course and qualifying in 2009. Fiona gained her National Certificate in Dental Nursing in 1980 & became an Orthodontic Dental Nurse in 2003. She has gained National Certificates in Oral Health Education and Orthodontic Nursing. Fiona is married with two grown up sons and in her spare time she enjoys country walks, running and shopping for vintage items.
Dip Orth Therapy RCS (Eng)
Jen has gained extensive experience working within the whole dental sector since 2000. She qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2000 and subsequently as an Orthodontic Nurse in 2007 after achieving the Orthodontic Nursing certificate from King’s College London. Jen then qualified from the Royal College of Surgeons London with a Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy in 2011. She also has gained the National Certificate in Dental Radiography. In her spare time, Jen is a keen horse rider and dog walker. She also attends weekly ballet classes and appeared in her first ballet show in June 2016. Jen is getting married at Colchester Castle this year!
Head Orthodontic Nurse
Laurie has worked in the dental profession since 2007. She joined our team in January 2012 and subsequently gained the National Certificate in Dental Radiography. Laurie is responsible for organising the smooth running of all clinics & for leading the nursing team. Laurie has a friendly and very approachable nature which makes her very popular with our younger patients. Outside of work, Laurie loves spending quality time with her family.
Natasha has been a part of our team since March 2015. She has fourteen years of dental nursing experience, the last ten having been spent in orthodontics. She obtained the National Certificate in Dental Nursing and in Radiography, and now has the NEBDN Orthodontic Nursing certificate! Natasha loves nursing and particularly enjoys interacting with the patients. Natasha has recently become a Mum to baby Annabelle! Congratulations Natasha!
NVQ L3 Dental Nursing, VRQ L3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds
Hannah joined us in December 2015 and has over five years of dental nursing experience. She has gained the National Certificate in Dental Radiography. Hannah enjoys building relationships with her patients as they progress with their treatment. When not caring for patients, she likes to keep fit and has recently joined a running club. She also loves spending time with her friends and family.
Diploma in Dental Nursing L3 City & Guilds
Shanna joined the practice in August 2016, with four years’ nursing experience. She completed her certificate in dental radiography in December 2015. Shanna enjoys building relationships with our patients and supporting them throughout their orthodontic journey. In her free time, Shanna enjoys spending time with family and friends. She can also often be found with her nose in a book or taking her dog for a walk.
Carmen joined us in October 2015 and has over eight years of dental reception experience. Carmen really enjoys her role as it allows her to get to know our patients and be part of their orthodontic journey. She has just completed her own course of orthodontic treatment and can therefore can give first-hand advice. In her spare time, Carmen loves spending time with her family.