Martyn Cobourne graduated as a dental surgeon, from King's College School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1990. He obtained the Fellowship in Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1994, an MSc in Orthodontics in 1996, Membership in Orthodontics of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1997, followed by entry onto the Specialist List in Orthodontics of the General Dental Council, and a PhD in 2002. Further clinical training, rotating between Guy's and Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup led to the award of an Intercollegiate Speciality Fellowship in Orthodontics of the Royal Colleges and accreditation as a Consultant Orthodontist. In 2003, Martyn was appointed as a Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Orthodontics at the Guy's, King's and St Thomas' Dental Institute, University of London. This is a full time position, but Martyn works as an associate at the St John's Wood Orthodontic Clinic part time, seeing both NHS and private patients.