Our Orthodontists


Phil Williams

Phil qualified from Dundee University in 1981, and trained in Edinburgh for his specialist orthodontic qualification, which he obtained in 1985. He set up Chesterfield Orthodontics in 1995, and has combined practice with teaching and hospital posts. He is currently involved in the training of Orthodontic Therapists on the Manchester University course and provides orthodontics courses every year to the newly qualified Dentists in the North Midlands regions.

Phil lives in Sheffield, and amongst his hobbies he has a passion for aviation, travel and skiing.


Claire Williams

Claire joined the practice in 2013, and works for us part-time whilst also building her own practice in Buxton. She qualified from Newcastle University in 2004, and also trained as a specialist orthodontist there, obtaining her qualifications in 2010.

Claire lives in Derbyshire, and her main hobbies are fell running, gardening and music.


Ajay Patel

Ajay qualified from Leeds University in 2000 and completed his specialist orthodontic training in Sheffield and Derby in 2009.

Ajay also works at Chesterfield Royal Hospital treating complex cases alongside the Consultant Orthodontist. He is also involved in training.

Ajay lives in Sheffield and enjoys traveling and spending time with his young growing family.

Professional Qualifications

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