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.
Both the reception and the hygiene teams contribute to the blog so do check out what they have been writing.
Sonia qualified as a hygienist from the University of Essex in 2012, winning an award while there for her outstanding progress. Sonia has a particular interest in Oral Health promotion, education of her patients and providing preventative treatment for a healthier, better and whiter smile. She is very enthusiastic about her job and enjoys working as part of a team that delivers excellence while maintaining a welcoming manner for all patients. Nervous patients are particularly welcome in Sonia’s surgery and she will do everything she can to help them feel relaxed and confident in her work. Sonia believes prevention is better than cure.
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Gosia started her career in dentistry in 2004 as a dental nurse and worked for several practices before deciding to train as a hygienist and therapist. She qualified from Kings College Hospital in 2013. She now works part-time here as a hygienist. In her free time, Gosia loves to go hiking or mountain biking, preferably in the countryside or near the sea.
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Francesca has qualified as a dental technician, a dental nurse and as an orthodontic nurse. She trained as a dental technician in Sorrento, Italy, where she was born, and then carried out her dental nurse training in London. She gained her orthodontic nursing qualification while working at LLOC. Francesca is passionate about her job which regularly brings her different challenges and opportunities. When she is not here, she enjoys going to the cinema and to the gym.
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Asher has the Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds and has worked in orthodontics for 18 months. She previously worked as a teaching assistant and particularly enjoys taking care of our younger patients. In her spare time she enjoys singing – she performs at venues in North London with her sister – and painting and drawing.
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Renata is a qualified dental nurse and has worked in general practice since 2009. She decided to work in orthodontics after working as a locum dental nurse with different specialists. She is now committed to learning more about orthodontics. She enjoys working here at London Lingual Orthodontic Clinic because we are based in the heart of London and she says she likes being being part of a great team. In her spare time she likes reading books and keeping fit.
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Lana, who is from Tasmania in Australia, has worked in customer service for more than 10 years. This includes working as a member of the cabin crew for the Emirates airline, which means she has travelled extensively. Lana is now enjoying looking after patients of the London Lingual Orthodontic Clinic. She prides herself on being organised and has a keen eye for detail. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, going to the gym and spending time with friends.
Juliana has a degree in management from the Sociedade Educational Tres de Majo University in Brazil. Juliana – we all call her Julie – came to the UK soon after graduating and has made London her home over the last decade. She has worked in a variety of people-facing roles, her most recent in a well respected dental practice in West London. She enjoys working with people and her friendly, approachable way with patients makes her popular here. In her spare time, Julie enjoys yoga, meditation, music and dance.
As well as ensuring the smooth day-to-day operation of the clinic, Carla also works as a Treatment Co-ordinator here. She originally trained as a dental nurse and has since worked as a Treatment Co-ordinator in private practices in London. Having worked in a wide range of dental practices, she is familiar with most aspects of dentistry. Outside of her job, she likes going to the cinema and meeting friends. Carla has written a blog about her treatment.
Keeping our patients and colleagues up to date on all things orthodontic is part of our mission as well as sharing news from the clinic and recipes that work for people in braces. Check out our blog for the latest.