Meet The Team

You are assured of a cheerful and friendly welcome by all of us, as our relationship with you is an essential part of making you feel comfortable and relaxed, and in turn a happy and willing patient! We are proud of our dedicated and professional team.

Our Therapists

Much of the treatment is done by our Therapists,  under the supervision of the Orthodontists. All have undergone a 1 year  training course; Emma, Kate and Sophie qualified from Manchester University in 2009, 2013 and 2016. Amy trained at UCLAN (Preston),  qualifying in 2010, whilst Keri qualified from Warwick  University in 2013. Lisa Green began her therapist training in August 2018. They are all highly skilled clinicians, and are  hugely important to us in managing our busy case load. Kate also acts as our Clinical Manager.

Ours Nurses and Receptionists

Assisting in surgery are nurses Debbie Mycock, Lisa Barnett, Kelly Henderson, Alice Rodick, Victoria Wilson, Abby Dawson, Emily Swallow, Carrie-Anne Cole and Jess Evans.

Laura White is our Receptionist, and qualified Dental Nurse. she also acts as our Office Manager and Private Treatment Coordinator. Kelly acts as our Quality Assurance  Manager.

Kelly and Debbie are also qualified Oral Health Educators.

Most of the team are qualified to take X-Rays, and are also trained to take impressions and photographs of our patients.

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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.

GDC No. 55293

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Claire Williams


Claire joined the practice in 2013, and works for us part-time. 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, cycling and being in the outdoors.

GDC No. 83526

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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. 

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

GDC No. 77744

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Emma Kirkham

Orthodontic Therapist

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Amy Wilson

Orthodontic Therapist

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Keri Gilding

Orthodontic Therapist

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Kate Williams

Orthodontic Therapist

GDC No. 215574

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Sophie Marshall

Orthodontic Therapist

GDC No. 184508

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Lisa Green

Trainee Orthodontic Therapist

GDC No. 145734

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Nurse / Receptionist

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GDC No. 163391

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Lisa B


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GDC No. 122060

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GDC No. 256809

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GCD No. 145962

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GDC No. 250279

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GDC No. 261250

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