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MEET THE TEAM

Principal Orthodontic Specialist

Gareth Davies BDS MSc (ULond) 1994, LDS FDS RCS (Eng) MOrth RCS (Ed) GDC No: 59843, is the Principal Orthodontic Specialist at Colchester Orthodontic Centre. Gareth qualified as a Dentist in 1984 and as an Orthodontic Specialist in 1997. He is married with three children. When not straightening teeth, Gareth enjoys family life, all sports, especially rugby and playing guitar in a band called The Remoras!

Orthodontic Specialist

Radha Sunnak BDS MSc (ULond) MJDF MOrth RCS(Eng), GDC No: 177852, graduated as a Specialist Orthodontist in 2015 having previously qualified as a Dental Surgeon from King's College London in 2009. Radha completed her three-year orthodontic speciality training at Bart’s and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, and Ipswich Hospital, before gaining the Membership in Orthodontics (Royal College of Surgeons). Her specialist training also included a Master's Degree from Queen Mary University of London, where she was awarded a distinction for her research on early orthodontic treatment. Through her specialist orthodontics training, Radha has treated a wide range of patients of all ages and complexities. Radha believes in taking the time to explain each stage of treatment to patients, enabling her to create a comfortable and positive environment for all her patients. In her spare time Radha enjoys cycling and trekking and has recently achieved her goal of climbing Mount Killimanjaro and is currently planning her next adventure!

Business Manager

Bev Wilson has been with us since July 2009 & has overall responsibility for outcomes of strategic planning, financial management, resource management, marketing, services and sales Bev has over 25 years of senior management experience both in the public and private sector within various multidisciplinary organisations, her expertise is in finance. In her spare time Bev enjoys practicing and teaching yoga/meditation, spending quality time with family & walking with her dog.

Practice Manager

Sam Eastwood joined us in March 2016 as our Practice Manager. Sam brings a wealth of dental knowledge qualifying initially as a Dental Nurse in 1994 gaining many years’ experience before progressing onto practice management 8 years ago. In her spare time Sam enjoys spending time with her young family, cooking and skiing.

Orthodontic Therapist

Fiona Carter DipOrthTherapy RCS (Eng). Fiona joined the practice in January 2006 and was one of the first Orthodontic Therapists in the Country qualifying in 2009 after completing the South Wales Orthodontic Therapy course. Fiona has worked as an Orthodontic Dental Nurse since 1978, gaining her National Certificate for Dental Nursing in 1980. Fiona also has National certificates in Oral Health Education and Orthodontic Nursing. Fiona is married with two grown up sons and in her spare time enjoys country walks, running and vintage shopping.

Orthodontic Therapist

Jen Nicholls Dip Orth Therapy (RCS Eng) 2011. GDC No: 108437 has worked as a Dental Nurse since 2000 completing her National Certificate for Dental Nursing in 2002. Registration with the GDC in 2007 enabled her to gain qualifications in Dental Radiography, Orthodontic Nursing and Dental Impression Taking. She joined the practice in Aug 2008. Jen completed the South Wales Orthodontic Therapy course in 2011. In her spare time Jen enjoys spending time with her two horses, and Bella the dog.

Orthodontic Nurse

Laurie Harper is our head nurse. Laurie has worked in the dental profession since 2007, she joined the team in January 2012. Laurie completed the dental radiography training. Laurie has a friendly and approachable nature which is popular with our younger patients. In her spare time Laurie enjoys quality time with her family.

Orthodontic Nurse

Natasha Hissey has been a part of the team since March 2015. She has fourteen years dental nursing experience, the last ten being in Orthodontics. Having obtained the National certificate in dental nursing, then radiography and she has just completed the NEBDN Orthodontic Nursing certificate – Congratulations Natasha!! Natasha loves nursing & likes to be kept busy, she particularly enjoys interacting with patients. In her spare time Natasha enjoys bike riding & country walks with JoJo the dog!

Orthodontic Nurse

Hannah Craig completes our team of Orthodontic Nurses joining us in December 2015. She has over five years dental nursing experience. Hannah enjoys interacting with patients and the face to face contact with them throughout their treatment. Hannah likes to keep fit in her spare time, she has recently joined a netball team! She also loves spending time with her friends and family.

Head Receptionist/Treatment Coordinator

Megan Clarke joined us in January 2013. Meg has over seven years front of house experience four of these being in the hospitality sector working for a prestigious Hotel in Suffolk. Her cheerful, calm and helpful manner makes a favourite with our patients. Meg completed Level 2 NVQ in business & administration and more recently has become our lead Treatment Coordinator. In her spare time Meg is planning her wedding for later this year!

Receptionist

Carmen May joined the team in October 2015, she has over six years of dental reception experience. Carmen enjoys seeing patients through their journey and the fantastic results at the end! In her spare time Carmen loves spending time with her family and her dog Archie.

What Our Patients Say

  • I had the fixed brace, which is otherwise known as the train tracks. I was nervous before I had my first consultation but afterwards they put me at ease and I was very ready for my brace. I would strongly recommend this place to anyone. - Shelmadine, Patient
  • At Colchester Orthodontics centre our ethos is quite simply to provide outstanding specialist orthodontic treatment combined with outstanding patient care. - Gareth Davies, Principal Orthodontist
  • Before I had my braces on, my teeth were horrendous. Every part of the process is explained to you and they make you feel so comfortable at Colchester Orthodontics - Rachel, Patient
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