Orthodontics

Orthodontics is a specialist branch of dentistry, concerned with the growth of the teeth, jaws and the face. Orthodontic management aims to create a healthy, functioning bite. In the hospital setting the scope of Orthodontic treatment is limited to the management of more complex cases that may not be suitable for treatment in primary care such as cleft palate, complex jaw discrepancies and patients with special medical needs.

What we do

 

  • Orthodontic out-patient diagnostic and treatment services.
  • Orthodontic Treatment for complex cases graded *IOTN 4 and 5 with specialist interest in multidisciplinary cases.
  • Orthognathic (corrective jaw surgery) Clinics with maxillofacial surgeons for treatment of facial deformity.
  • Cleft clinics: The orthodontic unit is part of the South Thames cleft service. There are regular multidisciplinary cleft clinics when team members from the central cleft service visit Guildford. Orthodontic treatment is carried out at RSCH
  • Joint planning clinics with the Consultant restorative dentist.
  • Joint planning clinics with paediatric dentists.
  • Teaching of Orthodontic specialists, Nurses and Therapists.

*The IOTN is used to assess the need and eligibility of children under 18 years of age for NHS orthodontic treatment on dental health grounds. https://www.bos.org.uk/BOS-Homepage/Orthodontics-for-Children-Teens/Fact-File-FAQ/What-Is-The-IOTN

 

Where we are

 

We are located in Outpatients 11, within the West Wing of Royal at Surrey County Hospital.

 

Meet the team

The clinical team

  • Mr Nigel G Taylor, Consultant in Orthodontics
  • Miss Gursharan Minhas, Consultant in Orthodontics
  • Mrs Bavani Vivekanandan, Associate Specialist in Orthodontics
  • Mrs Kate Roberts Harry, Clinical Assistant in Orthodontics

 

Orthodontic nursing staff 

  • Nikki Ellis, Senior Dental Nurse
  • Samjhana Gurung Pun, Specialist Dental Nurse
  • Maya Gurung, Specialist Dental Nurse
  • Hema Gurung, Specialist Dental Nurse
  • Alice Gurung, Specialist Dental Nurse
  • Patricia Lightbody, Specialist Dental Nurse
  • Laura Wells, Specialist Dental Nurse

 

Secretaries

 

Telephone: 01483 571122 x4444

 

Patient Links

The following website can provide more information about the specialist areas within Orthodontics:

British Orthodontic Society – Public and Patients

https://www.bos.org.uk

Royal Surrey Charity