Dr Asif Chatoo and Dr Didier Fillion are leading orthodontists, specialists in the field of Lingual Orthodontics. They see patients from far afield, some travelling from around Europe every few weeks in order to be treated by them. Asif (centre) and Didier are passionate about the dental health of their patients and work closely with their hygienists, Sarah(left) and Katharine. Each member of the team has a specific role to play in making you feel welcome and at home. Our nurses are present in the surgery to look after you and will be happy to provide advice on looking after your braces. Our receptionists will answer your questions and sort out your appointments. In fact, we are all happy to assist you with any questions that you may have.
BSc, BDS, FDS RCS (Eng), MSc., MOrth RCS (Eng)
Specialist in Orthodontics
Asif qualified as a Dentist from King's College, London and gained his Masters Degree in Orthodontics from GKT Dental Institute, London. He has received specialist training in Lingual Orthodontics and has a keen interest in the multidisciplinary treatment of adult patients. Among UK-trained orthodontists, Asif is the only one to be accredited by both the European Society of Lingual Orthodontics and the World Society of Lingual Orthodontics. Asif is a Lecturer in Lingual Orthodontics, a Course Administrator at Warwick University and lectures around the world. He is the author of a chapter on ‘Interdisciplinary Treatment with Lingual Orthodontics’ in the book Esthetics in Lingual Orthodontics (Quintessence Publishing).
You can also arrange appointments with Asif in the City, where LLOC has premises and in Watford, at Senova Dental Studios.
He is registered with the General Dental Council GDC No. 69682 and on its specialist list.
Specialist in Orthodontics
Didier Fillion has practised Lingual Orthodontics exclusively in Paris since 1987 and London since 1997. He is considered to be one of the world leaders in the field, not only for his unique lingual practice, but also for the numerous articles he has written. He has given many courses and spoken at conferences all over the World. He has invented a system for creating lingual braces - Orapix. He was the first Orthodontist in the world to maintain a full-time lingual practice.
He is registered with the General Dental Council GDC No 73888 and is on its specialist list.
All our clinical staff are registered with the General Dental Council and regularly undertake courses to keep up to date with the latest developments in areas such as cross infection control.
Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy (Lond)
A qualified dental hygienist, Katharine has been part of the team for several years. She trained at King’s College, London and is particularly keen on explaining to our patients how to keep their teeth in excellent health. With Farah and Asif, she won an award for ‘Best Speakers Presentation’ at a meeting of the European Society of Lingual Orthodontics, London (2010). GDC No 141399
CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 1994
A qualified Dental Hygienist, who trained at Leeds Dental Institute and has been in private practice ever since. She moved to London five years ago and has worked for several years with Asif at the City branch of the London Lingual Orthodontic Clinic. She has recently joined the Wimpole Street team for one day a week. A keen runner, she has competed in the London Marathon five times. GDC No 4715
Farah is a qualified and highly competent dental nurse, registered with the General Dental Council. Through her work at the London Lingual Orthodontic Clinic, she has specialised in orthodontic nursing for five years. She won an award for ‘Best Speakers Presentation’ at a meeting of the European Society of Lingual Orthodontics, London (2010). Committed to supporting patients, she is always happy to provide advice or reassurance. Farah enjoys drawing, photography and all things vintage and creative. GDC No 163729
Aleksandra has joined The London Lingual Orthodontic Clinic to develop her career as a dental nurse. She is registered with the General Dental Council and is highly competent at assisting Asif and Didier and in caring for patients. In her spare time, Alex, who is originally from Poland, likes going to the gym and meeting up with friends.
Sarah is one of our two receptionists and provides our patients with a warm welcome on their arrival. Previously an air hostess with Virgin Atlantic, she is well versed in customer service and meeting the needs of our patients. She is a keen tennis player and loves nothing more than spending time with her friends at the weekends.