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.

Dr Geraldine Dooley

Geraldine Dooley qualified from Trinity College Dublin in 1990. After 5 years of general practice in Dorset and 2 years in hospital maxillofacial surgery she moved to London. She obtained her MOrth in 2002 after a 3 year postgraduate programme split between Guys Dental Hospital and the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead. Her MSc was obtained in the same period. Geraldine now works fulltime in specialist practice.

Over the same period Geraldine developed limited ability to ski and fence and has lost some of her ability for the games of squash and tennis. She also enjoys what the capital has to offer in terms of food and entertainment.

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.

Irina Vitallena Tagay

Irina graduated as an Orthodontic Therapist in 2012, gaining her qualification from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. In addition to being a qualified therapist she also has qualification in Dental Radiography.

Natalie Greene

Natalie Greene graduated as an Orthodontic Therapist in 2016, gaining her qualification from Warwick University, in Coventry. Her career in Dentistry began as a general dental nurse completing her "National Diploma in Dental Nursing in association with the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses, in North London. She is registered with General dental council (GDC) that regulates dental professionals in the UK, maintaining standards for the benefits of patients. Following her interest in Orthodontics, she continued her studies to become a Specialist Orthodontic Nurse at The Dental Institute of Kings College London Whilst working at St Johns Orthodontic Clinic in London Natalie went on to complete her studies in Orthodontic Therapy at The Medical school at Warwick University. In addition to being a qualified therapist, Natalie has a qualification in Dental Radiography, Impression taking. And has also attended a number of post-graduate training course in orthodontics.

Victoria Smith-Birch

Victoria qualified as a dental nurse in 2012 at Bart's and the London NHS Trust. Since she has completed various courses including orthodontic nursing and radiography.

Victoria pursued a degree in Sport Science in 2004 which ignited her love for biochemistry. Victoria qualifies as an Orthodontic Therapist in 2021 from King's College London gaining her qualification from the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.