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 Orthodontists

Our team of Orthodontists all pride themselves on the clinical results they achieve in obtaining the perfect smile for you.

They are all clinical specialists with many years of experience in both Practice and Hospital environments. In order to be classed as a Specialist Orthodontist with the General Dental Council (GDC), a fully qualified dentist needs to carry out three years further training to become an orthodontist.

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David Tinsley
Specialist Orthodontist
BDS, MDSc, MFDSRCS(Ed), MMedSci, MOrthRCS(Ed) UK, 1990 UK 2003

David qualified as a dentist in 1990 at Kings in London. In 1993 he obtained his first Masters degree from Dundee in restorative dentistry. He then spent several years at Leeds Dental Institute as a lecturer. He obtained his Fellowship in 2000, second Masters in 2002 and qualified as an orthodontist at the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital and Chesterfield Royal Hospital before joining a practice in Sheffield as a partner in 2003.

David became joint practice owner of Chesterfield Orthodontics in 2019.

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Jon O’Dwyer
Specialist Orthodontist
BDS, FDSRCS(Glasg), MMedSci, MOrthRCS(Ed) UK, 1990 UK 2003

Jon qualified as a dentist in 1990 from Sheffield University. After a year as a House Officer at the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital Jonathan spent six years in general practice in Doncaster and Sheffield. He obtained his Fellowship in 1999, Masters in 2002 and qualified as an orthodontist at the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital and Chesterfield Royal Hospital before joining a practice in Sheffield as a partner in 2003.

Jon became joint practice owner of Chesterfield Orthodontics in 2019.

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Claire Williams
Specialist Orthodontist
BDS, MSc, MFDS, MOrthRCS

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.

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Ajay Patel
Specialist Orthodontist
BChD, MClinDent, MFDS, MOrthRCS

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 travelling and spending time with his young growing family.

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 and Lisa qualified from Warwick  University in 2013 and 2019.  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.

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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
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Sophie Marshall
Orthodontic Therapist
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Lisa Green
Orthodontic Therapist

Our Treatment Coordinator (TCO)

The role of our Treatment Coordinator (TCO) is to personalise the service that you will receive with Chesterfield Orthodontics. Laura Thickett will conduct one-to-one treatment consultations with you, present the treatment and finance options and then follow up throughout the treatment to ensure you enjoy a positive experience from beginning to end.

She will coordinate and work with all areas of the practice, including the Clinicians and Reception staff, whilst providing support and advice throughout your treatment.

We offer free consultations with the TCO for all of our private patients. You will be able to discuss our interest-free payment options which are normally taken over an 18 month period.

You can contact our TCO on either 07931 642350 or tcochesterfieldortho@gmail.com

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Laura Thickett
Treatment Coordinator (TCO)

Our 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 works with Laura Thickett to assist in the Private Treatment Coordinator role. Kelly acts as our Quality Assurance Manager.

Kelly and Debbie are also qualified as 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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Laura
Nurse / Receptionist
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Debbie
Nurse
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Lisa B
Nurse
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Kelly
Nurse
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Alice
Nurse
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Victoria
Nurse
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Abby
Nurse
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Emily
Nurse
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Carrie
Nurse
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Jess
Nurse
Contact us

We would love to hear from you.

You can use the form here to make enquiries about what we do and make a self referral if you are a private patient.

If you are already a patient you can get in touch with us here (unless it's an emergency, in which case please phone or email us directly).

You can also use the form to leave feedback.

Our address:
Chesterfield Orthodontics,
South Place,
Chesterfield,
S40 1SZ

NHS enquiries to:
01246 550033
office@chesterfieldortho.co.uk

Private enquiries to:
07931 642350
tcochesterfieldortho@gmail.com