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Meet the Team

Gareth Davies

Principal Specialist Orthodontist

BDS MSc (Lond) 1994, LDS FDS RCS (Eng), MOrth RCS (Edin)
GDC: 59843

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!

Simon Toledano

Associate Specialist Orthodontist

BDS MJDF RCS (Eng), MClinDent (Lond), MOrth RCS (Eng)
GDC: 157069

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 Wilson

Business Manager

Bev joined the team in 2009 and has overall responsibility for the outcomes of strategic planning, financial management, resource management, marketing, services and sales. Bev has over 30 years of senior management experience, both in the public and private sector, and within various multidisciplinary organisations. In her spare time, Bev enjoys teaching yoga and meditation, mountain walking, and spending quality time with family and friends.

Megan Castle

Practice Manager

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!

Megan will be on maternity leave from May 2018 and will be returning to work in March 2019.

Momtaz Ali

Locum Practice Manager

Momtaz joined the team in 2018 and is excited to be part of the Colchester Orthodontics team and learning about this industry. She has worked in the Care Sector for many years, the most notable one being Suffolk GP out of hours as Duty Manager. Momtaz is a qualified Yoga teacher and Shiatsu practitioner. Socially, she enjoys spending time with family and loves vegetarian cooking for friends.

Fiona Carter

Orthodontic Therapist

Dip Orth Therapy RCS (Eng)
GDC: 120249

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.

Jennifer Conner

Orthodontic Therapist

Dip Orth Therapy RCS (Eng)
GDC: 108437

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.

Clair Brooks

Hygienist

GDC: 3489

Clair joined the Colchester Orthodontic Centre team in September 2017, we are excited to have her as part of our team to offer her expertise to our patients. Clair qualified as a hygienist from UCH London School of Hygiene in 1988. She has worked as a hygienist in the Colchester area ever since! In her spare time, Clair enjoys spending time with her grown-up sons and attends regular Zumba/Pilates sessions to keep fit!

Laurie Harper

Head Orthodontic Nurse

NEBDN
GDC: 180853

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 Hughes

Orthodontic Nurse

NEBDN
GDC: 162931

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 loves spending time with her family, her husband and daughter Annabelle.

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Joeanne Chandler

Orthodontic Nurse

NEBDN
GDC: 250046

Joe joined our team in November 2017. Joe began dental nursing 7 years ago and for the last 4 years has been working in an orthodontic practice. Joe gained her certificate in Dental Radiography in December 2014 and then completed the NEBDN Orthodontic Nursing Certificate in March 2016. Well done Joe! In her free time Joe enjoys spending time with her friends and family and can often be found out running!

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Sophie Court

Orthodontic Nurse

NEBDN
GDC: 239813

Sophie started her career as a dental nurse in 2010, she has completed her extended duties in dental radiography and impressions taking. Sophie is new to orthodontics, she joined us in August 2018 to pursue a career in Orthodontic Nursing, working towards her future goal of becoming an Orthodontic Therapist. In her free time Sophie enjoys going to the gym, city breaks and family days out.

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Gemma Gethen

Orthodontic Nurse

NEBDN
GDC: 153100

Gemma qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2008. She gained her Certificate in Dental Radiography in 2009 and completed the NEBDN Orthodontic Nursing Certificate in 2010. Gemma began working for Mr Davies in 2009 before leaving in 2012 to have her children Emily and James. Gemma was very excited to be returning to Colchester Orthodontic Centre in 2018.

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Vikki Spendlove

Orthodontic Nurse

NEBDN
GDC: 260043

Vikki has been a part of our team since November 2018. She has five years of dental nursing experience with the last three having been spent in orthodontics.

Vikki says that she loves nursing and particularly within Orthodontics following patients journey to see the changes from the beginning to the end. Vikki also loves spending time with her family, friends and especially her little daughter Andi.

Carmen May

Receptionist/Treatment Coordinator

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.

Lindsey Pilbury

Receptionist/Treatment Coordinator

Lindsey joined the Colchester Orthodontic Centre team in April 2018. Lindsey has a wealth of experience in customer relation positions and is very much looking forward to getting stuck into the role and supporting patients throughout their journeys. In her spare time Lindsey enjoys spending time with her family & friends.

  • "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

  • "My confidence levels have just shot up since I have had my braces off. It is just brilliant here. They have helped me so much."
    Sophie - Patient

  • "At Colchester Ortho it is such a close-knit group of people from the secretaries, to the nurses to the orthodontists themselves such as Mr Davies."
    Ben - Patient

  • "I have no hesitation in recommending Colchester Orthodontic Centre to you for an excellent, professional clinical treatment service"

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