Members of the orthodontic team

Our team consists of consultant orthodontists, associate specialists, orthodontic therapists and dental nurses. We are supported by our own receptionist team and secretarial staff.

Consultants

Steve Clark image Mr Steven Clark

Steven qualified from Newcastle University in 1992. He then continued his further training to obtain an FDS in 1996. In 2000, Steven completed his specialist training in Newcastle and was entered onto the specialist list as an orthodontist. By 2004, he had completed his consultancy training and moved to Nottingham shortly after. Steven is a part-time consultant at QMC and also works in specialist practice.

 

Andrew Flett image Mr Andrew Flett

Andrew Flett is a full-time consultant providing orthodontic services at QMC, Nottingham and KMH, Mansfield. He joined the team in 2016.

Andrew qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2006, winning the Malcolm Foster silver medal for the best undergraduate research project in his year.

After a year in general dental practice, he returned to the hospital service working in dental rotations which involved oral surgery, special care and paediatric dentistry.

From 2008, he spent two years as a maxillofacial senior house officer moving around the Merseyside region, caring for patients with head and neck cancer and skeletal abnormalities.

From 2010 to 2015 he completed his specialist and consultant orthodontic training at the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital in Sheffield and the Royal Chesterfield Hospital.

Andrew’s research interests lie in the field of orthognathic surgery and patient-centred research. He was involved in the design of the UK’s first web resource for orthognathic patients, produced by the British Orthodontic Society. This can be found here.

In addition to his role as consultant he lectures to undergraduates and postgraduates, is a reviewer for orthodontic journals and has recently been appointed examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons.

 

Mr Neil Poyser

Neil is a specialist in restorative dentistry and was appointed as Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at the QMC in 2006.

He completed his specialist training at Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’s Dental Institute, and St George’s and Mayday Hospitals, London. Previously, he worked in the dental teaching hospitals of Sheffield and Leeds, having been in general practice in Norwich.

Neil is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and a General Dental Council specialist in endodontics, prosthodontics, periodontics and restorative dentistry.

Neil is interested in the areas of adhesive fixed prosthodontics, endodontics and the implant rehabilitation of patients with defects related to dental cancer or trauma. His implant team was awarded the National Smile Award 2009 for facial reconstruction. He is a member of the British Society for Restorative Dentistry, Association of Consultants and Specialists in Restorative Dentistry, British Society for Periodontology and the British Endodontic Society.

Orthodontic therapists (including trainees)

Amanda Sweet image Amanda Sweet

Amanda first became registered as a dental nurse in 2008. In 2010, she began her orthodontic therapist training and qualified in 2011 from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. She works under the supervision of the orthodontic consultants one day a week at QMC.

 

 

Staff image 1 Mehreen Akhtar

Mehreen started off as a trainee dental nurse at a practice in Birmingham, and qualified as a dental nurse in 2012 after undertaking the NVQ level 3 in dental nursing. Shortly after completing here primary qualification she completed her post qualification in dental radiography.

After a 1 year period working at a specialist orthodontic practice, she began to study for an additional qualification in orthodontic nursing. She completed this in March 2017. Mehreen has also work at the Birmingham Dental School and so has experience of practice and hospital environments. After 5 years of working as a dental nurse, she decided to pursue her career as an orthodontic therapist and started in June 2017 at the Queens Medical Centre, as trainee orthodontic therapist. 

After qualifying in June 2018 from the Royal College of Surgeons England as an, Orthodontic Therapist, she now works 4 days a week at QMC.

 

Staff image Diane Argyle 

Diane Argyle is one of our newly qualified Orthodontic Therapists here at Queens Medical Centre. She qualified back in June 2018 from the Royal College of Surgeons England.  She works 5 days a week, 4 days at QMC and 1 day at KMH (King Mill Hospital). She has worked here at the Hospital for 14 years.

She qualified in 1994 and has worked as a dental nurse for 28 years. Diane has additional post-graduate qualifications in dental radiography and dental conscious sedation. She has a wealth of experience working as part of an orthodontic team as well, in general practice, community and here at the hospital in the oral and maxillofacial department.

Nurses

Our nursing team is led by Margaret Ashby, who has over 30 years of experience in the NHS. The nurses assist our clinicians in providing orthodontic treatment and provide oral hygiene advice and instructions on how to best look after your brace.

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