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The Team

We have a fantastic team of orthodontists, dental care professionals and administrative staff offering a wide range of orthodontic treatments.

Our orthodontists are highly qualified with extensive experience in managing all orthodontic problems.

Dr Brijesh Patel

Dr Brijesh Patel

Specialist Orthodontist

BDS (Hons), MSc, MFDS RCS, MOrth RCS, FDS (Orth) RCS

GDC No. 79144

Brij is our practice principal and his skills and expertise benefit many patients in our practice. He is a consultant orthodontist at Great Ormond Street Hospital with a particular interest in complex patients and those with acquired and congenital facial deformity.

Brij is actively involved in research: in particular, his research focuses on the management of complex multi-disciplinary cases, obstructive sleep apnoea and Invisalign. He has published scientific papers and has recently co-authored a book chapter. He has also presented his research at national and international conferences and is actively involved in teaching orthodontics at a post-graduate level. Brij is involved with developing multidisciplinary teams for treating cleft and craniofacial patients in the developing world through his charity work.

At Orthoclinique, Brij accepts referrals for all orthodontic problems affecting adults and children and where appropriate, provides treatment utilising a variety of orthodontic appliances including: Invisalign, cosmetic ceramic braces and hidden lingual braces.

Dr Jeet Parekh

Dr Jeet Parekh

Specialist Orthodontist

BDS (Manc) 2011, MClinDent (Orth) 2016, MJDF RCS Eng, MOrth RCS Eng

GDC No. 211256

Jeet is a qualified specialist in orthodontics and has exclusively worked in orthodontics since 2014 and he joined out team in 2017.

He qualified as a dentist in 2011 and has gained experience in a variety jobs within dentistry, including oral and maxillofacial surgery at University College Hospital. He has won several awards for his work – including the Jim Moss research award and third place for the training group award at the British Orthodontic Conference. In his spare time he enjoys playing golf, going to the gym and travelling.

Dr Sonia Khela

Dr Sonia Khela

Specialist Orthodontist

BDS, MJDF RCS (Eng), MSc Ortho (London), MOrth RCS (Ed)

GDC No. 192155

Sonia is a Specialist Orthodontist who joined our practice in August 2017. She qualified as a dentist from The University of Birmingham 2010. Sonia then went on to gain experience by working in general practice in Leicestershire and Warwickshire, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Essex and has also spent some time volunteering in Tanzania with Bridge 2 Aid dental charity.

Sonia then went on to do Orthodontics and oral surgery at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, which led to her doing an MSc and passed with distinction from Kings College London. Her research project was investigating the effect of dental appearance on dating prospects.

As part of orthodontic training, she worked at Addenbrookes and Norfolk and Norwich University hospital. In her spare time, Sonia enjoys travelling and keeping fit.

Dr Michaela McErlain

Dr Michaela McErlain

Specialist Orthodontist

BDS, MFDS RCS (Ed), MSc Ortho (Lond), MOrth RCS (Ed)

GDC No. 192309

Michaela is a Specialist Orthodontist who joined our practice in October 2016. She qualified as a dentist from Newcastle Dental School in 2010, before moving to Edinburgh to gain experience in a variety of dental specialties including paediatric and restorative dentistry, and oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Michaela completed her specialist orthodontic training with King’s College London, passing her MSc exams with distinction. As a result, she was awarded the opportunity to spend time in a renowned orthodontic department in America. She has presented her research at national and international meetings.

Michaela enjoys all aspects of orthodontics, especially helping children who are self-conscious about their teeth to develop into confident young adults proud of their smile. She also enjoys the challenge of providing adult orthodontic treatment with a range of discreet, aesthetic options.

Dr Rajeshree Shah

Dr Rajeshree Shah

Dentist with specialist interest in Orthodontics

BDS, MSc

GDC No. 63750

Raju qualified as a dentist from the University of Bristol in 1988 and subsequently completed a Masters degree in paediatric dentistry from the University of London. She developed her interest in orthodontics and gained vast experience through working in various orthodontic departments both in the community and hospital service. She is a dentist with special interest in orthodontics and has been an orthodontist at the practice since 2003 and has a particular interest in treating anxious children and improving their self-esteem by creating a great smile.

Mike Valente

Mike Valente

Dentist with specialist interest in Orthodontics

GDC No. 56211

Mike brings loads of experience to the team at Orthoclinique, having been a practicing dentist for over thirty years. He finished his Masters in Orthodontics in 2016, fully qualifying as an expert in teeth straightening. Mike’s favourite part of being an orthodontist is witnessing the results when the braces come off. Sharing in the joy when his patients see their new smile properly for the first time makes the job all that more worthwhile.

Outside of the surgery, Mike enjoys being out on the water, sailing. He also loves to ski and is a dab hand at DIY.

Sally Dye

Sally Dye

Orthodontic Therapist

GDC No. 108435

  • Dip Orth RcS (Eng) – Leeds Dental Institute 2009
  • PGCE (Cert Ed) – Suffolk College 2008
  • NEBDN certificate in Orthodontic Nursing – Leeds 2005
  • NEBDN certificate in conscious sedation 2003, Dental Radiography for dental nurses and hygienists 2002, NEBDSA 1990

Sally fully supports our team of orthodontists with her experience as an orthodontic therapist. For over three years, she’s been a vital part of Orthoclinique. She’s fantastic with all our patients, getting the chance to get to know the people behind the smile. Being a part of their treatment is incredibly rewarding, especially when she sees the final result and can see the reaction for herself.

Sally’s spare time is mostly taken up with her position as the Chairman for Orthodontic National Group. When she gets the chance, she enjoys playing badminton, going to the gym, DIY and gardening.

Lora Hui

Lora Hui

Nursing Team Leader

GDC No. 199983

  • B.A. Hons – University of Hong Kong 1988
  • Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (English/Cantonese) – ILoE Trust 2006
  • National Certificate in Dental Nursing – NEBDN 2010
  • Certificate in Dental Radiography – NEBDN 2011
  • Certificate in Dental Impressions Taking – in house training

Lora heads our nursing team at Orthoclinique. Having been at our practice for over ten years, she knows how we click. She loves being a part of such a lovely nursing team, making sure everyone has the support they need so they can deliver the best care possible. Her team do a fantastic job assisting the orthodontists.

Lora spends a lot of time in the kitchen, serving up new dishes to try. She loves cooking and enjoying new culinary experiences. When she has some down time, she likes to read.

Sam Cook

Sam Cook

Orthodontic Nurse

GDC No. 239954

  • National Diploma in Dental Nursing – 2012
  • Dental Radiography – 2013
  • Dental Impression Taking – 2015
  • Award in Orthodontic Nursing – 2017
  • Certificate in Orthodontic Nursing – 2017

Sam’s been a part of our team for three years and has enjoyed every moment of it. The team is just the best support network, making Orthoclinique a great place to work. She enjoys witnessing the huge impact that orthodontic treatment can have on someone’s confidence.

Sam loves being active and fills her time with running and bike riding.

Lisa Stapleton

Lisa Stapleton

Orthodontic Nurse

GDC No. 252146

  • NEBDN National Diploma in Dental Nursing – Kings College London 2014
  • TRES Radiography for Dental Nurses – 2015

Lisa joined our team in 2018. In that time, she’s come to love being a part of our patients’ journeys. Her favourite part of orthodontic treatment is seeing the reactions when we take off braces, showing our patients their new smiles for the first time. It’s so rewarding to see the joy and building confidence first-hand.

A bit of a film buff, Lisa likes to keep on top of all the latest films and loves going to the cinema. She has recently joined a gym to work on my fitness. At the moment, she’s also hard at work writing her second novel.

Raksahna Ahmed

Raksahna Ahmed

Orthodontic Nurse/Treatment Co-ordinator

GDC No. 227977

  • NEBDN Dental Nurse Qualification – 2011
  • BDA Certificate for Dental Radiography – Dec 2014

Raksahna’s been helping our experienced team for over six years, assisting as a nurse and as a treatment co-ordinator. She enjoys meeting and speaking to patients, helping them to relax and be more at ease when having their treatment. Her favourite moments will always be seeing how happy patients are when they finish their treatment and can smile again in confidence.

When outside the practice, Raksahna’s free time is taken up with her family. With three kid and a husband, she’s kept busy! When she’s got a moment’s peace, she enjoys a long country walk.

Louise Tomlin

Louise Tomlin

Orthodontic Nurse

GDC No. 116975

  • National Certificate in Dental Nursing – Barnfield College 2007
  • Dental Radiography – Keele University 2008
  • FdSc in Dental Nursing – University of Bedfordshire 2009
  • Oral Health Education – University of Bedfordshire 2008
  • Dental Nurse Practitioner – University of Bedfordshire 2008

Louise’s overall experience in different areas of dentistry makes her a valuable asset to our team. Her favourite part of being at Orthoclinique might be a bit cliché, but she loves holding the mirror for when patients see their new straight smile after the braces come off. It’s as if she can see their confidence grow right there and then.

During her free time, Louise spends as much time as possible with her little girl, going on adventures together. She enjoys arts and crafts, especially baking cakes and cupcakes.

Cristina Evans

Cristina Evans

Orthodontic Nurse

GDC No. 280072

Level 3 Diploma in Dental nursing – Barnfield College 2018

Cristina’s been part of our nursing team for over three years. She assists in the surgery, helping patients achieve their dream smiles. Every day is different and this variety makes the job all the more enjoyable. Cristina’s favourite part of working in an orthodontic clinic is getting to share the joy her patients have when they see the end result of their treatment.

In her spare time, Cristina enjoys a good book, both at home and abroad. She likes visiting new places and travelling.

Edyta Maslowska

Edyta Maslowska

Orthodontic Nurse

GDC No. 263874

  • National diploma in dental nursing – January 2016
  • Certificate in dental radiography – July 2017
  • Certificate of competence in alginate impression taking – December 2017

Edyta fits in perfectly with our team. Her caring nature immediately makes our patients at ease. She enjoys having the opportunity to help patients with their smiles and being a part of treatment that bring them back confidence.

Aside from dental nursing, Edyta has a keen passion for history. She also enjoys reading history books and exploring the great outdoors with trekking.

Ross Buxton

Ross Buxton

Dental Nurse/Treatment Co-ordinator

GDC No. 256685

NEBDN Dental Nursing Diploma – St Albans 2015

Ross brings his enthusiasm to the nursing team at Orthoclinique. His friendly and approachable nature was an instant hit with our patients. He loves meeting new people and getting to know patients when they regularly return for their treatment.

When he’s not in the practice, he’s often found holding a camera as he enjoys a spot of photography. He also enjoys singing.

Marina Cheesman

Marina Cheesman

Receptionist

Our reception has been in Marina’s capable hands for 15 years. She’s often the first person our patients meet and has the pleasure of getting to know many regular visitors. She loves seeing the results of orthodontic treatment in action, seeing just how happy patients are when the braces are off – especially the children. Some of the children have been very nervous at the start of their treatment and it’s great when they come to reception at the end of their treatment beaming.

Outside the practice, Marina enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also likes heading out on long walks and going on a great holiday with the family.

Shelley Raperport

Shelley Raperport

Receptionist

Shelley loves working as part of the reception team at Orthoclinique. Seeing just how much an effect orthodontics can have makes the job more rewarding every time. She loves seeing regular patients leave the surgery after having their braces removed and seeing them beam with confidence.

In her free time, Shelley likes to enjoy a good film. She also enjoys reading comic books and spending time with family.

Felicia Thomas

Felicia Thomas

Receptionist

De-Montfort university degree in Interior design

Felicia’s ever-helpful and friendly nature makes her a perfect fit with our team at Orthoclinique. Having been at our practice since 2017, she’s seen many patients go through their treatment from start to finish, seeing the wonderful results for herself. She loves seeing just how happy patients are with their new smile.

Felicia loves spending time with her family, taking her children to the zoo. She also enjoys going on long walks and exploring new places.

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(4.8 of 5) - 53 Reviews
(4.8 of 5) - 53 Reviews
June 26, 2019
5/ 5stars
The best decison i ever made was coming here. All the staff and the whole place are absolutely fantastic. I would recommend coming here all day long. My teeth have been transformed
June 26, 2019
5/ 5stars
Very good patient experience from happy reception to gentle and carimg orthodontist and nurses Top class and excellent outome too
June 20, 2019
5/ 5stars
Just excellent,! Highly reccommended.
June 18, 2019
5/ 5stars
June 14, 2019
5/ 5stars
I've had a great experience and been very happy with the level of care provided
June 13, 2019
5/ 5stars
I've had a great experience and been very happy with the level of care provided
June 13, 2019
5/ 5stars
June 12, 2019
5/ 5stars
Great service from all staff from start to finish of my daughter's brace procedure.
June 12, 2019
5/ 5stars
The whole experience has been brilliant. All of the doctors and assistants are very professional and supportive. I am now happy with my smile and feel more confident.
June 12, 2019
5/ 5stars
Excellent results lovely othodontsit
June 11, 2019
5/ 5stars
Orthoclinque was recommended to me, and I travel an hour to recieve my treatment. The service is exceptional, and I wouldnt go anywhere else.
June 11, 2019
5/ 5stars
Excellant, always helpful Easy to book appointments and very friendly , would recommend
June 11, 2019
4/ 5stars
My experience was fine i was treated nicely and was always able to change time for ky appoitments which was helpful
June 6, 2019
5/ 5stars
All staff a ver y nice and welcoming and Im very happy with the results. Perfect!!!
June 6, 2019
5/ 5stars
We have been thoroughly impressed with the treatment our son has recieved throughout his treatment for braces . The whole experience has been professional, friendly and very successful. Would highly recommend.
June 1, 2019
5/ 5stars
Friendly and very professional
May 30, 2019
5/ 5stars
I am really pleased with the results. I love my teeth now . The overall experience has been good from start to finish . Everyone is friendly and professional
May 29, 2019
5/ 5stars
I cannot praise Orthoclinique enough for the treatment i have had with them. The clinic itself is extremely clean, presentable and stylish and all of the staff are super friendly and helpful, making you feel at ease as soon as you walk through the door. Throughout my treatment nothing was too much trouble and i was fitted in at last minute if i needed anything (even when i ate an indian and managed to stain my braces!) I am so happy that i found orthoclinique and thankyou so much for giving me a confident smile :)
May 22, 2019
5/ 5stars
Great consultation. Raksana was very thorough and made me feel at ease.
May 22, 2019
5/ 5stars
Very informative consultation. I have had treatment before and was never informed as indepth as I have been with Orthoclinique. They are very knowledgable and supportive with no pressure to commit straight away.
May 9, 2019
5/ 5stars
Great results and really friendly, helpful staff! Would highly recommend.
May 3, 2019
5/ 5stars
Really pleased I went to discuss the options. Both the treatment coordinator and orthodontist were so thorough and spent loads of time with me and answered all questions. Would not go anywhere else
May 3, 2019
5/ 5stars
May 3, 2019
5/ 5stars
Great experience from start to finish. Staff are always helpful and cant do enough to help. My son nows has beautiful teeth, thank you so much.
May 3, 2019
5/ 5stars
GREAT service throughout from Raksana and the orthodontist. Would not go anywhere else
May 3, 2019
5/ 5stars
Staff always pleasant and the doctors were briliant. Even though my daughter was not too good with her teeth, they were very patient and helpful.
May 3, 2019
5/ 5stars
Amazing staff, great service
May 2, 2019
5/ 5stars
Very happy with the treatment my daughter recieved, friendly orthodontist made the experience good
May 2, 2019
5/ 5stars
May 2, 2019
5/ 5stars
It was great with lovely people
May 2, 2019
5/ 5stars
Helpfull freindly staff, no problems with them at all
May 2, 2019
5/ 5stars
Friendly, attentive and professional. To date i am pleased with the service and excited to see the final results.
May 2, 2019
5/ 5stars
May 1, 2019
5/ 5stars
Great from start to finish
April 30, 2019
5/ 5stars
Very good service so far, everything has been thoroughly explained and I have felt reassured and confident with all of the care provided . Thank you to Ross who has communicated with me at each step and respected when I needed some time with no contact due to personal reasons.
April 29, 2019
4/ 5stars
November 16, 2018
AF
5/ 5stars
There is a beautiful receptionist at the clinic, her name is Saheena. She Is so friendly and bloody hilarious, she makes you feel so welcome. Saheena has gone out of her way to help me out plenty of times. Highly recommend orthoclinique!Archie Finch x
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Responded on November 16, 2018
Thank you for your comments. The Team at Orthoclinique really appreciate you kind words.
Orthoclinique Management Practice Manager
November 16, 2018
BV
5/ 5stars
Friendly staff and nice environment - real professionals! Thank you Balazs from American Orthodontics
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Responded on May 22, 2019
Thank you for your amazing review. We try and do our best for all of our patients. I am very pleased to hear that we met your expectations.Rajan Bhatiani Managing Partner.
Orthoclinique Management Practice Manager
October 25, 2018
J
1/ 5stars
Disappointing retainer appointment Very disappointed. My daughter was told whilst in the surgery that her son's retainers would be £80. NO- ONE totaled it to £160. If they had she wouldn't have bothered. She can't afford that sort of money. As it is I've had to pay for them on cards and I'm a pensioner! I asked if I could take one but before I could even suggest we get the second one next month I was informed NO I had to take both! Both my daughter and grandson are ademant that they were asked, were they sure that they understood that it had to be paid for and it was £80 and at no time were they told it would be £160!
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October 16, 2018
SH
5/ 5stars
Amazing friendly place, everyone is so lovely. They have been brilliant with my nervous daughter. So happy with the results. I can’t recommend them enough.
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Responded on October 16, 2018
Thank you Sarah. We really appreciate your kind words. We try hard to give the best service possible.
Orthoclinique Management Practice Manager
August 30, 2018
JM
5/ 5stars
My sons treatment was amazing great friendly staff and Great results! Michaela is such a lovely lady and made the whole experience as smooth and calm as possible Thank You.
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August 8, 2018
CC
5/ 5stars
Thank you so much Jeet Parekh and your team! Tyler is thrilled with her new smile! A fantastic experience from start to finish! x
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April 16, 2018
KB
3/ 5stars
My daughters orthodontist I give a 5* as cannot rate any higher. Very patient, calm, friendly and always reassuring to her. The nurse I wouldn’t give a rating at all as she saw was very rude, abrupt, spoke to quickly and has zero patience for Autistic patients. My daughter was very well behaved and looked to me for reassurance to be told by the nurse “don’t look at your mum, I’m over here and I’m talking to you because I know what I’m doing” shortly after at X-ray she told her “I will have to check and will have to do it again because your lips moved”. She suffers with anxiety already. My issue isn’t so much what was said during X-ray it was how it was said. Harsh abrupt tone. I would have walked out with my daughter if it wasn’t important for her treatment. I only hope we never have to have a nurse appointment in the future.
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Responded on May 16, 2018
Dear Kim,I am very disappointed to hear about your experience at Orthoclinique. We hope to learn from any mistakes that we may make at Orthoclinique, so that we can improve the experience of all of our patients.Your comments will be discussed at our next practice meeting, so that your experiance will not be shared by other patients.Rajan Bhatiani Managing Partner
Orthoclinique Management Practice Manager
February 14, 2018
KM
5/ 5stars
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January 12, 2018
SB
5/ 5stars
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October 25, 2017
CC
5/ 5stars
Great service and lovely staff, Sally has been so patience with my son who tested every way you could break or ruin the progress of a brace!
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September 20, 2017
LB
5/ 5stars
There so good with my daughter couldn't ask for better they all very polite
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June 1, 2017
A
5/ 5stars
My son's treatment My 13 year old son has received excellent treatment from caring professionals. He was included in the conversations, everything was explained to him, he was asked questions, what he was expecting and what his opinion was. Very friendly and helpful receptionists.
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April 16, 2017
KK
5/ 5stars
Excellent service and staff, very friendly and accommodating
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Responded on May 22, 2019
Thank you for your great review, on behalf of all the team at Orthoclinique.
Orthoclinique Management Practice Manager
March 27, 2017
SO
5/ 5stars
Friendly staff and nice environment. I have been there recently. I am an orthodontics sales representative from Smile Ortho Ltd. Thank you for your time. Please visit our website or find us on Google. Meet at the dentistry show in Birmingham, J78 stand.
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March 21, 2017
CS
5/ 5stars
It's amazing I'm getting braces there and they are helping me through the panic and worry ❤️
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September 30, 2016
SJ
5/ 5stars
The staff are always very helpful and friendslt even when it's very busy. Mike is lovely to my daughter to very paitient and calm
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June 23, 2016
MH
5/ 5stars
Both of my now adult children have had outstanding treatment at Orthoclinique. My son is 18 and has been a patient since April 2011. Every time we have visited Orthoclinique it has been a first class experience. All of the staff work well together as a team, the receptionists are always so friendly, polite and accommodating to our busy family/work life when it comes down to appointments. The orthodontists are always brilliant at explaining the treatment and why it is being ...done. My children were both mainly treated by Dr Khan (one as an NHS patient, one privately) and they really appreciate the hard work and effort he has made to make their smile perfect. The whole building is spotless, the TV and mood lighting is relaxing whilst waiting go in - although we have never been kept waiting for many minutes later than our appointment time. My son and daughter have now got the most perfect smiles, all thanks to their treatment at Orthoclinique. We would recommend Orthoclinique to anyone needing or wanting orthodontic treatment. See More
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