Total Orthodontics Blackburn

19 Richmond Terrace
Accepting NHS (for under 18s) and private patients
Today: 8.00am - 4.30pm
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Meet the team

Vinita Singh

MFDS Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow 2001, MFGDP(UK) 1998, BDS University of Birmingham 1996

Vinita’s dentistry experience spans 25 years. She has been a specialist orthodontist since 2008. Vinita graduated from Birmingham University in 1996. She completed vocational training and worked as a senior house officer at various hospitals. She continued furthering her education and passed several Royal College exams, including MFGDP, MFDS and MOrth. She also gained an MPhil from Birmingham University.

Specialist Orthodontist

Joanne Stevenson

Dip Orth Therapy Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2019 Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2015
Joanne started at the practice in 2013 as an orthodontic nurse and has since qualified as an orthodontic therapist.

Orthodontic Therapist

Megan Frederick

Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2016

Megan has worked for the practice since 2015 as a qualified dental nurse. She is currently training to be an orthodontic therapist and has additional qualifications in PAR and dental radiography.

Trainee Orthodontic Therapist

Hayley Probert

Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2017, NEBDN Dental Radiography 2021

Hayley started working at our practice in 2015 as a trainee dental nurse. She is now a senior orthodontic nurse and is undertaking her senior nurse apprenticeship. Her additional qualifications include PAR and dental radiography.

Lead Orthodontic Nurse

Lauren McDonough

GDC number: 263284
National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2016

Lauren joined the practice in 2019. She has completed a PAR index course and is currently working towards a NEDBN dental radiography qualification.

Trainee Orthodontic Therapist

Melanie Fisher

National Certificate NEBDN 1999, BTEC Cert in Oral Hygiene Promotion 1999, NEBDN certificate in dental radiography 2020

Melanie has been qualified as a dental nurse for over 20 years and has been at our practice since November 2020. She has a postgraduate qualification in dental radiography and is currently working towards a qualification in orthodontic dental nursing.

Orthodontic Nurse

Kristen Almond

Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2020
Kristen joined Total Orthodontics Blackburn in 2021 after previously working for a small independent practice.

Orthodontic Nurse

Kirsty Robinson

NVQ L3 Oral Health Care: Dental Nursing & Independent Assessment City & Guilds 2004, NEBDN Dental Radiography 2006

Kirsty joined us in 2019, splitting her time between nursing and reception. She has additional qualifications in dental radiography and oral health education. Kirsty is currently in the process of applying for an orthodontic nursing course.

Dental Nurse/Receptionist

Sharon King

City & Guilds Leadership and Management Diploma 2012, Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2008

Sharon has more than 20 years’ experience in both general dentistry and orthodontics, having started her career as a trainee dental nurse. She joined the practice in 2019 as our practice manager.

Practice Manager

Chloe Paterson

Chloe joined the practice in 2011 and has worked her way up from trainee receptionist to lead receptionist.

Treatment Coordinator

Sophie Platt

GDC number: 285995

Trainee Orthodontic Therapist

Hope Strickland

Apprentice Dental Nurse

Nadia Iqbal

Apprentice Dental Nurse

Lydia Paterson

Apprentice Dental Nurse

Sophie Richards

Apprentice Dental Nurse

Brunilda Martini

GDC: 282641 Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2019

Orthodontic Therapist

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19 Richmond Terrace



Monday8.00am - 4.30pm
Tuesday8.00am - 4.30pm
Wednesday8.00am - 4.30pm
Thursday8.00am - 4.30pm
Friday8.00am - 4.30pm
Saturday8.00am - 1.00pm

Open one Saturday per month

Directions and parking

Our practice is just around the corner from the beautiful Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery. We’re a five-minute walk to Blackburn Centre bus station and a 10-minute walk to Blackburn train station. There’s plenty of pay and display parking directly outside the practice and the bicycle rack outside the town hall is a two-minute walk away.

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