Professional Information – Orthodontics

Professional Information – Orthodontics

Orthodontics at Alma Dental Practice with specialist orthodontists

We offer the facility for dentists in the local area to refer their patients to Katherine Davies and Helen Joyner, our Orthodontic specialists.

Katherine Davies

Qualifications: BDS, MDentSci (L’pool), FDSRCS (Eng), MORTHRCS (Edin), MORTHRCS (Eng)

After three full-time years studying orthodontics at the University of Liverpool Dental Hospital Katherine was awarded an M.Dent.Sci.in orthodontics (similar to a master’s degree). She then took her M.Orth.RCS (specialist orthodontic exams) in both Edinburgh and London. Not only did she pass both but was prestigiously awarded the William Houston Gold Medal from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCS) for the most outstanding performance and highest marks in the Master of Orthodontics examinations (M.Orth.) for the year 2000.

Katherine was also selected as one of the first eight specialist orthodontists in this country to start the first Lingual Orthodontic M.Sc. programme at Warwick University and has already been awarded the certificate of Lingual Orthodontics.

After becoming a specialist orthodontist in 2000 she worked in a specialist practice as an associate for 5 years before setting up Oraprime Orthodontics in 2005. In 2015 Katherine decided to close her practice and join the Northumbria Healthcare Trust to treat patients in the community dental service with special needs. In 2017 Katherine was very excited to join Alma Dental Practice where she is happy to see adults and children of all ages and concerns!

She has now completed braces treatments to over 3500 patients. Each patient is very individual and being able to offer a full range of braces, including invisible lingual braces, has enabled patients to have the smiles they have always wanted.

Katherine is a member of the British Orthodontic Society and the British Lingual Orthodontic Society, she is also a member of the British Dental Association (BDA).

Helen Joyner

Qualifications: BDS, MFDS RCPS Glas, MORTH RCS Ed, MSc (Orth)

Helen qualified as a dentist from Newcastle University in 2010 and worked in the North East of England for 3 years in general dentistry, hospital dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery.

After discovering a passion for orthodontics, she undertook a three year full–time specialist training programme at Newcastle Dental Hospital and has been awarded her Membership in Orthodontics at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. As part of her training, she completed a Masters in Orthodontics at Newcastle University, graduating with distinction.

Helen is on the Orthodontic Specialist List and is a member of the British Orthodontic Society.

Outside of the surgery, Helen likes to keep fit and healthy and enjoys regular training sessions with a local running club.

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