Dr John Costello

Specialist Orthodotist

John studied dentistry at Guy’s Hospital, London and graduated in 1992. He then spent three years working in hospital posts in oral and maxillofacial surgery and orthodontics in Southampton and the southeast of London. During this time he was awarded the Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

After a spell in general dental practice and a six month period spent travelling, he then returned to start the three year postgraduate orthodontic training programme at the Eastman Dental Institute in London. In 1999 he was awarded a Master of Science degree and the Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of England allowing him to be registered as a specialist orthodontist with the General Dental Council.

John is a founder director of Total Orthodontics Ltd. He has published papers in the British Dental Journals and presented research at the British Orthodontic and Dental Research Conferences. He has lectured both nationally and internationally on various orthodontic subjects. John was on the Executive Board of Total Orthodontics with one of his Directorial roles being Clinical Delivery including being in charge of the associate and therapy tiers. John is a member of the British Orthodontic Society. He has sat on the Kent Local Dental Committee and currently sits on the Kent Managing Clinical Orthodontic Network Group and is on the UK Advisory Board for Invisalign. John won the coveted ‘Against All Odds’ British Orthodontic Society Prize in 2008. He is currently a Governor of The Judd School in Tonbridge / Junior Chairman of Tonbridge Juddians RFC and a committee member of the British Orthodontic Society’s Orthodontic Specialist Group and chairs their spring meetings.

John treats patients in Tonbridge and Sevenoaks.

Outside work John is very keen on rugby, triathlons and golf. He is married to Julia and they have four energetic sons.



GDC Registration Number: 68424

Specialists in Straightening Teeth