ABOUT ST. JOHN'S WOOD ORTHODONTIC CLINIC

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Dr Siamack Bagheri

Having qualified as a dentist in 1987 from Bristol University, Siamack entered general practice for two years prior to embarking onto a hospital career. Following two years of resident oral surgery posts, Siamack attained the FDS from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, he then entered a three year Registrar post in Orthodontics at King's College of London and Queen Mary's, Sidcup. During this period Siamack attained his orthodontic qualifications from the Royal Colleges of England and Edinburgh as well as an MSc from the University of London. He is now the principal of five clinics. Siamack is heavily involved with various dental and orthodontic committees as well as being the founding member of the Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster Study Club.

Dr Parita Bagheri

Parita trained at University College Hospital, qualifying in 1990. She then spent 5 years gaining experience in general practice and hospital departments including oral and maxillofacial surgery and oral medicine, and gained her fellowship in 1995 .She then started her specialist orthodontic training at the Royal London Hospital, gaining her MSc and M.Orth in 1998. Subsequently she has worked at a part time lecturer at the Royal London Hospital teaching undergraduates in orthodontics. In addition to her practice in Harley Street she is principle/partner in a group of specialist orthodontic practices in London, where she provides a wide variety of treatment. Her special interests include adult orthodontics, Invisalign and combined and multidisciplinary cases.

Dr Garry Mancini

Garry qualified as a dentist in 1990 having attained a Bachelor of Dental Surgery at the University of Liverpool. Garry then held resident maxillofacial Senior House Surgeon appointments for two and a half years at The Bristol Dental Hospital and Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol and The Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Exeter. Garry was then appointed Senior House Surgeon in Children's Dentistry and Orthodontics at The Manchester Dental hospital. Between 1993 and 1994 Garry practised as General Dental Practitioner in St Helens, Merseyside and in 1994 was appointed Registrar in Orthodontics at the Eastman Dental Hospital and Institute, London where he spent three years gaining orthodontic postgraduate training. Garry obtained the Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1993, a Masters Degree from the University of London in 1996 and the Membership in Orthodontics of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1997.

Dr Sue Cochrane

Sue Cochrane qualified as a dentist in 1989 from University College Hospital, London. Following graduation, experience was gained in maxillofacial surgery and Paediatric dentistry through resident Senior House Officer posts held at University College Hospital, The Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street and The Eastman Dental Hospital. During this time Sue was awarded the Fellowship in Dental Surgery. Sue commenced Specialist Orthodontic training in 1996 at the Eastman Dental Hospital and Institute, London where she gained a Masters in Orthodontics (1995) and the Membership in Orthodontics (1996). Sue was appointed Senior Registrar at Barts and The Royal London Hospital, London in 1997 and awarded the Fellowship in Orthodontics in 2000. Finally Sue was appointed Consultant Orthodontist at The Eastman Dental Hospital and Whipps Cross University Hopsital, London in 2000. Sue has been with St. Johns Wood Orthodontic Practice on a part-time basis since 1997.

Prof Martyn Cobourne

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.

Dr Sarah Neale

Sarah Neale graduated as a dental surgeon in 1991 from the University of Wales. Sarah started her career as a junior house surgeon in maxillofacial surgery and progressed through several appointments within maxillofacial surgery and then onto Children's dentistry. Sarah obtained the Fellowship in Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1997. She then worked in general practice before attending the Eastman Dental Institute in 1998 as a specialist registrar in Orthodontics. Sarah was awarded her Masters of Science for her research into surface receptors on muscle cells from the University of London in 2000. This led to the award of the Membership in Orthodontics of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2001, followed by entry onto the Specialist List in Orthodontics of the General Dental Council. Sarah currently works in St Johns Wood as an associate but also has her own practice in Staines, Middlesex.

Dr Geraldine Dooley

In November 1990 Geraldine Dooley qualified from Trinity College Dublin and immediately went into general practice in Dorset. After 5 years Geraldine left the bright lights of Dorset and entered the hospital service, in maxillofacial surgery, with the intention of obtaining her FDS. Having resurrected the ability to study this was accomplished in 1997, and Geraldine subsequently returned to general practice for a short period in London while applying for postgraduate orthodontic training programmes. Guys Dental Hospital and the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead were to be her academic homes for the following 3 years in the pursuit of her MOrth qualification. Her MSc was obtained in the same period. Geraldine now works fulltime in specialist practices in London and Ireland. She is a regular attendee at orthodontic postgraduate courses and is happy to treat both adults and children. In her spare time Geraldine enjoys skiing, fencing and squash as well as theatre and cinema.

Dr Pragati Agarwal

Dr Pragati Agarwal is working as a Specialist Practitioner in Orthodontics, as well as formally working at Kingston Hospital. Dr Agarwal qualified in Dental Surgery from Bristol University in 1995, and subsequently worked in Oral and maxillofacial surgery and then Paediatric Dentistry before commencing a 3 year training programme in Orthodontics at Guys Hospital, London. She obtained a Masters degree in Orthodontics together with the Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Her Master’s thesis was on the measurement of facial aesthetics in surgical orthodontic adult patients, and aesthetics in the orthodontic patient, children and adults, continues to be of special interest to her. Since leaving Guy’s Hospital in 2004 she has worked in an Orthodontic Practice in London and maintained an interest in surgical cases through continued practice at Kingston Hospital, Surrey.