Lic Odont Spain 2007
Diego is a specialist orthodontist who is passionate about teeth straightening.
Diego studied at the Faculty of Dentistry in Madrid, qualifying in 2007. Whilst studying, he worked in his family’s dental practice as an assistant and then as a nurse before qualifying.
Diego went on to pursue his interest in orthodontics and completed a postgraduate qualification at the European Centre of Orthodontics in Leidos. He completed his master’s in Orthodontics in 2010.
Diego moved to Northern Ireland in 2015 and joined the Total Orthodontics team in 2020.
Morth Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow 2006, MFD RCS Irel 2002, BDS Queen’s University of Belfast 1998
Julie is a specialist orthodontist who is dedicated to boosting her patients’ confidence.
Julie graduated as a dentist from Queens University Belfast in 1998.
After completing her vocational training in general practice, she returned to hospital dentistry, working as a senior house officer in restorative dentistry, orthodontics and oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Royal Hospital Belfast. During this time, Julie obtained her MFDS qualification from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
She commenced her orthodontic training in Northern Ireland in November 2002, achieving her MOrth qualification from the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians in Glasgow, 2006. She also achieved a master’s degree in philosophy from Queens University in the same year.
Julie then spent two years in Australia, working as a specialist orthodontist in private practice. She returned home in 2008 and has worked in specialist practice ever since.
MFDS Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2005, BDS University of Sheffield 2000, MSc Cardiff 2011, MOrth (RCS Edin) 2011
Keith has been a dentist for over 20 years and has specialised in orthodontics since 2011.
Keith graduated with his dental degree from Sheffield University in 2000. He then worked as an associate in general practice until attaining his MOrth qualification in 2011. After gaining his specialist title, Keith took up a position as specialist registrar in Cardiff.
NEBDN National Certificate Dental Nursing 2011, BDA Education Certificate in Dental Radiography 2015, Certificate Higher Education Orthodontic Therapy 2013
Chloe has been an orthodontic therapist at our practice since 2013.
NEBDN National Certificate in Dental Nursing 2009, NEBDN Dental Radiography 2013, BDA Oral Health Education 2017, RCS Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy (Kings College London) 2019
Katharine is an orthodontic therapist at our practice. Passionate and dedicated, she has a professional approach to all aspects of her role.
Katharine entered dentistry as a dental nurse in 2007 and was quickly promoted to lead orthodontic nurse. In 2019, Katharine qualified as an orthodontic therapist, before joining the Total Orthodontics team in 2020.
NEBDN National Certificate in Dental Nursing 2012, BDA Education Certificate in Dental Radiography 2016, Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy (Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh) 2018
Sharon achieved her dental nursing qualification in 2012 and joined the practice the same year. She has since achieved a qualification in radiography and completed her diploma in Orthodontic Therapy in 2018. A great communicator and very friendly, Sharon is an asset to our team.
NEBDN National Certificate in Dental Nursing 2017, BDA Education Certificate Dental Radiography 2018, Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy (2019)
Joanne started with us as a trainee dental nurse in 2015, before achieving her qualifications in dental nursing, radiography and orthodontic therapy within three years. She is a dedicated and friendly member of our team.
NEBDN National Diploma in Dental Nursing 2017, BDA Dental Radiography 2018
Nicole joined the team in 2015 and has been our lead dental nurse since 2019.
After achieving her nursing qualification in 2017, Nicole completed her radiography qualification the following year. She is now our lead dental nurse and enjoys working with the rest of the team to provide a great service for our patients.
NEBDN National Certificate in Dental Nursing 2017
Lois joined our practice since 2015. She is a keen team player who has great communication skills.
After completing work experience in a dental practice, Lois knew she wanted to pursue a career in dentistry. Her desire to learn saw Lois achieve her dental nursing qualification within two years.
NEBDN National Certificate in Dental Nursing 2016
Originally from Donegal, Marie joined our team in 2013 and achieved her dental nursing qualification in 2016. Marie has a caring manner with our patients.
NEBDN National Certificate in Dental Nursing 2020
Lauren joined us in 2018 after working in the beauty industry for 13 years. She is caring and reassuring with our patients. Lauren plans to begin studying again to expand her already wide range of experience.
NEBDN National Certificate in Dental Nursing 2020
Nuala joined our practice in 2018 and achieved her National Certificate in Dental Nursing in 2020. Dedicated and passionate about her role, Nuala also has a bubbly, friendly nature that makes her popular with colleagues and patients alike.
NEBDN National Certificate in Dental Nursing 2019, BDA Dental Radiography 2021
Emma joined our team in 2017 as a trainee nurse and, a little over a year later, achieved her nursing qualification. In 2021, she went on to achieve a certificate in radiography. A passionate and organised dental nurse, Emma loves interacting with our patients.
National Certificate Dental Nurses 1984, NEBDN National Certificate Dental Nursing 2014
Dianne originally began her dental nursing career in general practice. She took a career break to raise her family before returning in 2012. She then completed her dental nursing qualification two years later.
NEBDN National Certificate in Dental Nursing 2001, BDA Education Certificate in Dental Radiography 2013, Bupa Practice Manager Academy 2018/19
Rhonda oversees the day-to-day running of both our practice and Total Orthodontics Downpatrick.
Rhonda has 23 years’ experience in the dental industry. Beginning as a dental nurse in general practice before going into orthodontics in 2012, her strong work ethic saw her progress to practice manager in 2018.
Rhonda’s experience, along with her friendly and professional manner, has made her an invaluable asset to the practice since joining in 2019.
NEBDN Certificate in Dental Nursing 2006, Cert in Oral Health Education 2009
Gemma joined the team as our practice coordinator in 2019 after almost 20 years of dental nursing and management in general practice.
Gemma has found the move from general dentistry to orthodontics exciting, with the bonus of working within our friendly team. Organised, versatile and dedicated, Gemma enjoys assisting in the day-to-day running of the practice.
Fiona joined the Total Orthodontics team in 2019. Her friendly manner, outgoing and helpful nature and multitasking skills are assets in her role.
Stephanie joined our practice in 2020, having previously worked as a medical receptionist.
218 Ormeau Road
Practice is closed for lunch between 12.30pm to 1.15pm
You’ll find us on the corner of Ormeau Road and North Parade in South Belfast. Bus route 7A from the city centre stops outside our practice and Botanic train station is a 20-minute walk away. We have free parking on site and in the surrounding streets, and the nearest bicycle rack is just 200 yards from our front door.Get directions on Google