GDC: 60838 (Orth) Royal College of Surgeons of England 1997, MOrth Royal College of Surgeons of England 1994, MSc Lond 1993 FDS Royal College of Surgeons of England 1991, BDS Lond 1985,
David has over 30 years’ experience straightening teeth. He is also a consultant orthodontist, focusing on complex jaw surgery cases.
David studied dentistry at Guy’s Hospital, qualifying with honours in 1985. He then spent several years obtaining a broad postgraduate education in maxillofacial surgery, oral medicine, restorative dentistry, children’s dentistry and orthodontics.
David was awarded his Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1991. After three years’ postgraduate training at Eastman Dental Hospital, David was awarded an MSc in Orthodontics from the University of London, with honours, and given the European Research Award for his thesis. In 1994, David was awarded a Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of England and was awarded the ‘Gold Medal for Clinical Excellence’. David’s pre-consultant training continued at the Eastman Dental Hospital and Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton, where he gained experience in different types of orthodontic care.
Alongside his work with us, David is a consultant orthodontist at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup, and focuses on treating complex orthodontic cases requiring surgery to the jaw. He is involved in teaching clinical orthodontics to postgraduate orthodontic trainees, as well as research into new methods of orthodontic care. He has lectured internationally and is a member of the British Orthodontic Society, European Orthodontic Society and the World Federation of Orthodontists.
GDC: 82128 BDS (Honours) university of Bristol 2003, MFDS Royal College of Surgeons of England 2005, MSC University of London 2009, MOrth Royal College of Surgeons of England 2009
Ruchika Sabherwal is a specialist orthodontist who exclusively provides teeth straightening treatment to patients.
Ruchika qualified as a dentist with an honours degree from University of Bristol in 2003. She then worked in general dental practice before being accepted onto the Bristol General Professional Training (GPT) scheme.
In Bristol, she worked as a senior house officer in oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics and paediatric dentistry. During this period, she was awarded the Membership of the Faculty in Dental Surgery from The Royal College of Surgeons of England. She was mentored by one of the leading Orthodontists in the country, and this is where she discovered her passion for orthodontics.
In 2006, Ruchika undertook her three year Orthodontics Specialist postgraduate training at King’s College and St George’s Hospital, London. She was awarded a Master of Science (MSc) with Merit in Orthodontics from the University of London. She also attained the Membership in Orthodontics (MOrth) from The Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2009. Ruchika is registered as a specialist orthodontist with the General Dental Council. She is also a member of the British and European Orthodontic Society.
Ruchika restricts her dentistry career solely to orthodontics. She also currently works in private practice in South London. Ruchika focuses on delivering the best care to her patients, improving the smiles and confidence of children and adults in a relaxed, friendly and approachable manner.
Ruchika is trained in a variety of appliances including cosmetic braces, Invisalign (clear aligners) and lingual braces where appropriate.
GDC: 183349 Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy Royal College of Surgeons of England 2014, NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds 2009
Tarryn is an orthodontic therapist at our practice. She began her career with Total Orthodontics in 2005. She qualified as a dental nurse in 2009, before completing additional courses in radiography and radiology for dentistry the following year.
In 2012, Tarryn won a national competition at the British Orthodontic Conference for a system she implemented across Total Orthodontics, that saved dental nurses hours in clinical time. In 2014, she completed her Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy at Leeds University.
GDC: 104930 National Certificate NEBDN 2000, Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy Royal College of Surgeons of England 2013, National Certificate NEBDN 2000
Carly worked as a dental nurse before later qualifying as an orthodontic therapist. In May 2000, Carly qualified as a dental nurse before completing additional dental radiography and radiology courses.
In 2009, she completed a PAR calibration course and achieved her certificate in orthodontic nursing from the NEDBN. She took on the role of cross-infection champion in 2010, rewriting our cross-infection policy and carrying out audits across a number of Total Orthodontics practices. Carly later completed her Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy from The Royal College of Surgeons of England.
GDC:254368 Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2021, Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2014
Jessica worked as a dental nurse at Queen Mary’s Hospital in 2015 and qualified as an orthodontic therapist in 2021. Jessica started working with us at Total Orthodontics Crawley in January 2022.
Lisa started working on reception at Total Orthodontics in 2002. After learning the ropes of the practice, Lisa was promoted to practice manager in 2004, and has greatly enjoyed seeing so many beautiful smiles and the soaring confidence of the practice’s patients. Lisa's favourite part of her role is managing a fun and friendly team who have a real passion for what they do best.
Lauren started as a receptionist at Total Orthodontics Haywards Heath in 2016, working her way up to practice administrator in 2018 and qualifying as a treatment care coordinator the same year.
Since transferring to our practice in Crawley in 2019, she has gained further experience and was promoted to practice coordinator in 2021.
In February 2024, Lauren incorporated the Lead Receptionist element into her role, supporting our reception team and keeping the lines of communication open between the different departments of the practice.
Practice Coordinator/Lead Receptionist
GDC: 250064 National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2014
Kevin qualified as a dental nurse in 2014, was promoted to lead nurse in 2022, and qualified as an orthodontic lead nurse in March 2023.
GDC:233395 Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2012
Dee qualified as a dental nurse in 2012 and has predominantly worked in general dentistry including having worked in the industry in Australia. Dee joined us in 2021 and in June 2023 she obtained a radiography qualification.
GDC: 300463 Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2021
Beatrice Elekanachi, known as Bea, has been working with us since November 2023 and loves interacting with both patients and staff alike. Her favourite thing about her role is seeing the smile transformations achieved for patients.
GDC: 312793 Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2022
Lauren started working for Total Orthodontics Crawley in the summer of 2020 and qualified in December 2022. Lauren feels very grateful to work with and treat such lovely people.
Kirsty joined Total Orthodontics in May 2022 as a trainee dental nurse and fits well into our dedicated and professional team. Kirsty is training to become a qualified dental professional.
Trainee Dental Nurse
Amy has worked for Total Orthodontics Crawley for over 10 years as our receptionist. During that time, she’s met and welcomed thousands of patients into the practice.
Emma has been a receptionist at the practice since 2015. She is involved in our administrative reporting and ensures that behind-the-scenes tasks are completed.
Fay started working for Total Orthodontics Crawley in November 2022 and has loved being here ever since. She’s an asset to our front of house team, which she sees as her second family.
We’re located close to Langley Green Primary School in Crawley. There’s a free community car park just a minute’s walk from the practice and the Langley Green shopping quadrant is less than five minutes away offering free parking for up to two hours.Get directions on Google