MOrth Royal College of Surgeons of England 2000, MSc Lond 1999, FDS Royal College of Surgeons of England 1994, BDS Lond 1990
Richard is a specialist in orthodontics and oral surgery. He is one of the co-founders of Total Orthodontics.
Richard studied dentistry at Guy’s Hospital, London, graduating in 1990 with double honours. After qualifying, he remained at Guy’s as a house officer in oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Over the next three years, Richard continued to train within this field at several hospitals in London before eventually returning to Guy’s Hospital as a registrar. During this time, he was awarded the Fellowship in Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Following his decision to pursue a career in orthodontics, Richard spent two years in general dental practice in England and Australia, broadening his experience. In 1996, he began a three-year, full-time training course in orthodontics based at Guy’s Hospital and the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton. Upon graduating, he received his master’s and 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. Richard is also a registered specialist in oral surgery.
After completing his specialist training, Richard divided his time between the orthodontic department at Kingston Hospital and a specialist orthodontic practice. He became a partner of Total Orthodontics in 2002.
Richard is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the World Federation of Orthodontists and the British Dental Association. Richard is also secretary of the Orthodontic Specialists Group of the British Orthodontic Society. He has keen interests in clinical research and continuing education. In addition, Richard is actively involved in running courses for postgraduate students and is regularly invited to lecture on orthodontic topics at home and abroad.
Statutory Exam 2001
Jennifer qualified in the USA and moved to the UK in 2000. She’s been working at our practice since 2001.
Jennifer studied dentistry at Northwestern University in Chicago, USA, and then completed three years of orthodontic training at the University of Pittsburgh. In her second year, she took part in a six-week exchange programme with Guy’s Hospital, which also saw her working at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton. After one year working in a specialist orthodontic practice, Jennifer moved to England in 2000. She passed her international qualifying exam with the General Dental Council and returned to the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital as an orthodontic practitioner. She joined Total Orthodontics in 2001.
MFDS Royal College of Surgeons of England 2004, BDS University of Manchester 2001
Amreen enjoys treating complex orthodontic cases requiring jaw surgery.
Amreen studied dentistry at Manchester Dental School, qualifying in 2001. During her vocational training in North Wales, she was awarded the Regional British Dental Association Award for ‘best case presentation’. Her postgraduate experience includes a restorative post at Cardiff Dental Hospital, as well as oral medicine, oral and maxillofacial surgery, paediatric dentistry and special care dentistry at Liverpool Dental Hospital. During this time, Amreen obtained her Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons.
In 2006, Amreen returned to her roots at Manchester Dental Hospital to pursue her ambitions in orthodontics. She obtained her master’s in orthodontics and went on to win the prestigious National Houston Postgraduate Research Scholar Award at the British Orthodontic Conference in 2009. In the same year, she also gained her Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.
Amreen’s two-year consultant training continued at Newcastle Dental Hospital and James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough. During this time, she focused on treating multidisciplinary cases including clefts and orthognathic cases. In 2011, Amreen completed her training and was awarded the Intercollegiate Fellowship in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh. Alongside her work at Total Orthodontics, Amreen is also a consultant orthodontist at East Sussex Healthcare Trust. She is involved in teaching clinical orthodontics and has been sub-editor of the British Orthodontic Society’s Clinical Effectiveness Bulletin.
GDC number: 65835
FDS(Orth) Royal College of Surgeons Of England 2000, MOrth Royal College of Surgeons Of England 1997, MSc Lond 1996, FDS Royal College of Surgeons Of England 1994, BDS University of Bristol 1990
Melissa Chen Wade is one of our specialist orthodontists at Total Orthodontics Brighton. She has a keen interest in treating patients with the Invisalign aligners system and is experienced in the use of fixed braces for children and adults.
Melissa has been a dentist and orthodontist for over 30 years and has worked for Total Orthodontics in Brighton and Uckfield since 2002. Following her training, Melissa worked as a family dentist and then in hospital posts for nine years to gain more experience in adult and children’s dentistry. She then qualified as an orthodontist and undertook a further three years’ training to become a consultant orthodontist.
As a consultant at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Melissa treated patients requiring orthodontics and facial surgery. Melissa enjoys teaching dental and orthodontic postgraduate students. She has been a member of the European Orthodontic Society and is a member of the British Orthodontic Society.
GDC number: 253771
Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy Royal College of Surgeons Of England 2022, Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2014
Clare Bowtell loves working with our team to help patients grow in confidence and enjoys watching their orthodontic transformations. She is currently training to be an orthodontic therapist.
GDC number: 107624
Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy Royal College of Surgeons Of England 2011, NVQ L3 Oral Health Care: Dental Nursing & Independent Assessment NEBDN 2003
Corene Hughes is an orthodontic therapist at Total Orthodontics Brighton. She enjoys being part of our team and helping our patients with procedures that achieve life-changing results. She claims that if she wasn’t an orthodontic therapist, she would be training to become an orthodontic therapist!
GDC number: 104942
Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy Royal College of Surgeons Of England 2010, National Certificate NEBDN 2000
Melanie O’Keeffe is an orthodontic therapist here at Total Orthodontics Brighton, and enjoys working as part of our dynamic team and helping patients on their orthodontics journey.
GDC number: 288644
National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2020
Zsuzsanna Palasti moved to the UK from her native Hungary in 2016, and began her journey into the dentistry industry in 2017. In 2020, she completed her dental nursing qualification with NEBDN and gained her GDC registration. Zsuzsanna has worked at Total Orthodontics Brighton since December 2021, and says that if she wasn’t a dental nurse she would run a small coffee shop filled with delicious baked goods.
GDC number: 288952
National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2020
Yasmin Marshall is a dental nurse at Total Orthodontics Brighton, and previously worked alongside implantologists, endodontists and periodontists. When not working with our orthodontics patients, she can be found riding her motorcycle across the UK and Europe.
Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing - City of Guilds
Ellie joined Total Orthodontics Brighton in 2019 as a trainee nurse and has enjoyed the process of studying and growing in her job to become a qualified lead nurse.
Trainee Dental Nurse
Michaela Roser took over the Total Orthodontics Brighton practice in 2021. She is passionate about working with people and enjoys meeting different patients, as well as being part of their journey and seeing how happy and confident they are when they finish treatment.
Michaela loves working with the team to make our patients’ journey enjoyable. She has a passion for customer service and she is always looking for new ideas to make our customers' journey the best it can be.
Lorraine Harman has been with Total Orthodontics Brighton for almost five years and thrives in her role as our lead receptionist. Lorraine enjoys the variety that her job provides, as well as interacting with and helping our patients. She is an enthusiastic member of the strong team that we have in Brighton.
Yasmin joined the Total Orthodontics Brighton team in October 2022 as our treatment coordinator. She is very passionate about her role and loves being part of the process to assist patients on their journey towards a new smile. Yasmin has worked in various dental environments and confirms that orthodontics is her favourite.
Receptionist/Treatment Co Ordinator
49 Lansdowne Place
Our practice is on Lansdowne Place in Hove, off Western Road and a minute’s walk from the historic Palmeira Square and Brighton’s renowned seafront. Both Brighton and Hove train station are less than 25 minutes’ walk and there’s a bicycle rack at Starbucks, just around the corner on Western Road. If you’re driving to us, there’s local pay and display parking in the area.Get directions on Google