Practice Information – Self Funded

Practice Information Leaflet – Self funded patients

Welcome to Orthokind, a specialist Orthodontic Practice.

This leaflet contains information about the service we provide and general information about the practice.

The Orthodontic Team

Private treatment is available, for both adults and children.

The members of our team are:-

Adekoye Ogunro- Orthodontic Specialist FDS RCS (Eng.) MSc (Lond.) MOrth RCSED Stat (1999)

Kiarash Banai-Orthodontic Specialist BDS (Lon.) MFDS RCS (Eng.) MSc (Lon.) MOrth RCSEd

Stephen Cain – Orthodontic Specialist BDS(1980) MSC(1994) MOrth(1995) RCS Edin

Chris Barker – Orthodontic Specialist DDS, BChd, MFDS RCS (Ed) MOrth RCS (Ed) FDS (Orth) RCS (Eng)

Annette Wiltshire -BDS Ncle 1999                             

Jane Grabowski – Orthodontic Therapist Dip Dent Hygiene(2006) Dip Dent Therapy(2006) Dip Orth Therapy RCS Edin(2009)

Sharon Langan – Dip Orth Therapy RCS Leeds (2016)

Rebecca Spence – Dip Orth Therapy

Lynne Kelly – Orthodontic Nurse NEBDN  

Sarah Kendray – Orthodontic Nurse NEBDN, Cert in OHE Cert in Rad

Sarah Bell – Orthodontic Nurse NEBDN                           

Alison Croft- Verified competency in Dental Nursing  

Elizabeth Mathew- Orthodontic Nurse NEBDN         

Nicola McCleod – Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2013

Laura Mapplebeck  – NEBDN

Michelle Hoefer  –Diploma in Dental Nursing

Charlotte Keeble

Claire Emmett  – NEBDN

Elaine McNichol

Jane Cain – BSc Dip M

Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontics is a specialised area of dentistry, the purpose of which is to realign teeth to improve appearance and function. At this practice you will receive a thorough examination of your mouth, teeth and gums to establish your treatment options and be given a full explanation of these. Written copies of this will be given to you and your General Dental Practitioner.

Cost of Treatment

It is our practice policy to give patients full written information about the cost of their Orthodontic treatment before it commences.

Appointments

To obtain an initial appointment you can either refer yourself or ask your General Dental Practitioner for a referral.

Once you start your treatment you will be able to book your follow-on appointment after each visit.

Cancellations

If you are unable to keep your appointment please give us at least 48 hours notice.

Opening hours

Monday – Friday 8.30am until 5pm

Some Saturdays  – 9.00am -1pm

Emergency Treatment

It is unlikely that you will need any emergency care regarding your orthodontic treatment. If you feel that you do need treatment outside of surgery hours then please contact your General Dental Practitioner or alternatively call NHS t 111

Records

Your records will remain confidential and secure. However occasionally we may need to release them to other health professionals caring for you. You have the right of access to the data that we hold about you and to receive a copy. Access may be obtained by making a request in writing. We will provide a copy within 40 days of receipt of the request, along with an explanation of your record should you require it.

About our service

If you would like to comment about any aspect of our service please contact the Practice Manager,  here, in writing. If you are not happy with the response you receive from us you are entitled to raise this verbally or in writing to:

General Dental Council

37 Wimpole Street

London

W1M 8QD

Disabled Access

We are located on the first floor, accessed by a staircase. If this is unsuitable for you, we are happy to arrange for you to see an alternative orthodontist with ground floor access.

Further Information:-

You may also find it useful to look at our website www.orthokind.com

Practice Policies available on request -Infection Control, Confidentiality and Complaints

This version produced February 2021