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Specialist Orthodontist

Dr. Samer Salam

BDS, MPhil, MFDS RCS (Ed), MOrth RCS (Ed)

Samer qualified as a dentist from the University of Manchester Dental Hospital in 1996 and then worked in general practice for 6 years.

He gained Membership of Faculty of Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2004. Following various hospital posts Samer joined the orthodontic specialist registrar training programme in Manchester in 2005.

He completed his specialist training in 2008 and also gained a Master of Philosophy from the University of Manchester.

GDC: 72139

Consultant & Specialist Orthodontist

Dr. David Waring

BChD, M.D.Sc, MFDS RCS (Eng), MOrth RCS (Ed), FDS (Orth) RCS(Ed)

David qualified in 1995 from Leeds University Dental School. After various practice and hospital posts he joined the orthodontic specialist registrar training programme in Liverpool. He completed his specialist training in Orthodontics in 2003 gaining the Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the M.Dent.Sci from the University of Liverpool.

Following entry to the Orthodontic specialist list David undertook a further 2 years of training as a senior registrar to gain the Intercollegiate Speciality Fellowship in Orthodontics of the Royal College and achieve consultant status. David is currently Clinical Lead for Orthodontics at Manchester Dental Hospital. David currently teaches Orthodontics at the University Dental Hospital of Manchester and he is also an examiner for the Speciality Membership in Orthodontics (MOrth RCS) at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

GDC:70777

Consultant & Specialist Orthodontist

Dr. Ovais Malik

BDS, MSc, MFDS RCS(Ed), MOrth RCS (Eng), MOrth RCS (Ed), FDS (Orth) RCS (Eng)

Ovais Malik is a Consultant in Orthodontics at the University of Manchester Dental Hospital and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. He qualified with honours as a dentist in 1996. After a variety of practice and hospital posts he joined the Orthodontic Postgraduate Training Programme at Guy’s Hospital, London. He was awarded a Master of Science Degree in Orthodontics, from University of London and awarded Membership in Orthodontics of both the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Edinburgh.

This was followed by entry onto the Specialist list in Orthodontics of the General Dental Council in 2003. Ovais was then appointed as a Senior Registrar in Orthodontics at University of Manchester Dental Hospital and Hope Hospital, Manchester. During this time he gained the Intercollegiate Speciality Fellowship in Orthodontics of the Royal College and accreditation as a Consultant Orthodontist. He is also an examiner for the Speciality Membership in Orthodontics (MOrth RCS) at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

GDC:81777

Specialist Orthodontist

Jaina Patel

BDS, MJDF RCS (Eng), MSc (Orthodontics), MOrth RCS (Eng)

Jaina studied Dentistry at The University of Sheffield and graduated in 2012.

After completing her vocational training in London, Jaina undertook various hospital posts acquiring experience in Paediatric Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

She gained the Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties at The Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2013.

Jaina then commenced Orthodontic specialist training in Manchester and completed this in 2020. She was awarded a Membership in Orthodontics from The Royal College of Surgeons of England and an MSc in Orthodontics from The University of Manchester.

Jaina is a member of the British Orthodontic Society and is registered as a Specialist Orthodontist with the General Dental Council. She is also a member of The Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Outside of work, Jaina enjoys baking, travelling to new places and is a keen scuba diver.

Practice Manager

Lauren Taylor

Orthodontic Therapist

Maxine Foster

Dental Nurse

Rhea Khan

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