I started my career in dentistry in 2011 as a general nurse, after joining The London Lingual Orthodontic Clinic I was introduced to the wonderful world of orthodontics by Dr Asif Chatoo. It was in this first experience that I fell in love with the speciality of lingual braces.
After working with Dr Chatoo, I decided to gain further qualifications as an orthodontic nurse in 2014 and was supervised by Dr Chatoo in 2018 where I was able to train as an orthodontic therapist with King’s College – fully qualifying after successfully passing the exam with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
I have had the opportunity to work with various different Orthodontists, and each one of them has different preferences. From brackets systems to arch-wires sequences, each provided insight into different ways to approach patient treatment.
Each orthodontist has their working preferences and as a therapist, I have learned to adapt to each one of them. This has given me access to great knowledge and so many different techniques that will enrich my portfolio of experiences.
The experience I gain from working in different practices goes far beyond just technical skills. I am continually exposed to different software packages used throughout the working day, including but not limited to different 3D scanning software tools for the collection of 3D images.
Orthodontics is such an amazing world, evolving every day. I have had the opportunity to meet a number of professionals coming from every walk of life and different countries, enriching my world with different experiences.
I feel very grateful to be able to return to work at the London Lingual Orthodontic Clinic with Dr Chatoo as I have always considered him to be my mentor and an inspiration for my career.
The thing I love the most about orthodontics is the journey I am able to take with all of my patients. Being able to empower them with the confidence that a beautiful healthy smile gives is the most rewarding thing I gain from my job and I’m looking forward to helping many more patients achieve this.
If you’re looking to invest in yourself and your smile, get in touch today to book a consultation.
Despite orthodontic treatments being mostly associated with teenagers and younger age groups, adult orthodontic solutions are becoming increasingly popular. This is especially so with the development and availability of what are known as ‘discreet orthodontic solutions’, a visually more subtle approach to conventional fixed metal braces.
The 20th of March is World Oral Health Day. With the aim of promoting good oral health and increasing awareness of oral diseases across the globe, the movement encourages people to prioritise their oral health and educate them in the steps to maintaining a proud, healthy smile.
The latest in our series of recipes from team members, Renata is sharing a traditional Lithuanian dish. Made with little more than grated potatoes and onions, with egg and flour for binding, the pancakes can be eaten with salmon or bacon.