Total Orthodontics Uckfield

127 High St
TN22 1EH
Accepting NHS (for under 18s), private patients and dentist referrals
Today: 8.30am - 5.00pm
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Meet the team

Melissa Chen Wade is a Specialist Orthodontist at Total Orthodontics Uckfield

Melissa Chen Wade

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, our lead specialist orthodontist, has a keen interest in treating patients with the Invisalign system, as well as fitting fixed braces for children and adults.

Melissa has been a dentist and orthodontist for over 25 years and has worked for Total Orthodontics 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.

Specialist Orthodontist

Jiten Vadukul is a Specialist Orthodontist at Total Orthodontics Uckfield

Jiten Vadukul

GDC number: 150384
BDS University of Birmingham 2008, MSc Cardiff, MOrth RCS (Edin)

Jiten uses a variety of different orthodontic systems to achieve results including Invisalign aligners, Carriere Motion braces, as well as twin block, ceramic and metal fixed braces.

Jiten’s passion for dentistry began before he started his dental studies, when he was awarded a science bursary by the Nuffield Foundation and given the opportunity to work on a research project within Guy’s Hospital. He then undertook his dental studies at the University of Birmingham. After qualifying as a dentist in 2008, Jiten spent several years working across hospitals in South Wales, Bristol and East Grinstead acquiring further skills in general, paediatric, restorative and community dentistry. He also gained experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery and in orthodontics. During these years, Jiten was awarded the Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

He then joined the three-year orthodontic postgraduate training programme at Cardiff Dental Hospital. He was awarded an MSc degree in orthodontics, with distinction, as well as Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. This allowed him to become a registered specialist orthodontist with the General Dental Council.

Jiten’s research has been presented at local and international conferences, winning a prize at the International Orthodontic Conference in 2015. He is a member of the British Orthodontic Society and currently works as a specialist orthodontist across practices in London, Surrey, Sussex and Kent. Jiten enjoys spending time with his patients to ensure they fully understand all aspects of their treatment and aims to provide a relaxed environment for his patients.

Specialist Orthodontist

Clare Bowtell is a Trainee Orthodontic Therapist at Total Orthodontics Uckfield

Clare Bowtell

GDC number: 253771
Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy Royal College of Surgeons Of England 2022. Diploma in Dental nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2024.

Clare is our orthodontic therapist who loves working with our team to help patients grow in confidence and to watch their transformation.

Orthodontic Therapist

Courtney is an orthodontic therapist at Total Orthodontics Uckfield

Courtney Batchelor

GDC number: 242801
Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2021, National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2013

Courtney has worked within the orthodontic industry for over 14 years. She originally joined Total Orthodontics in 2014 as head nurse of the Horsham practice, where she furthered her career and gained qualifications in oral health education and dental radiography. Courtney has since completed orthodontic therapy training at Bristol Dental Hospital and recently returned to Total Orthodontics Uckfield as a qualified orthodontic therapist in March 2023.

Orthodontic Therapist

Wipha Stothart is the Lead Dental Nurse at Total Orthodontics Uckfield

Wipha Stothart

GDC number: 290410
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City and Guilds 2020

Wipha began her dental career in 2018 and joined our team as lead nurse in 2020. She enjoys all aspects of orthodontic dental nursing, especially ensuring patients feel comfortable and relaxed throughout their treatment, and has recently qualified in radiography.

Lead Dental Nurse

Amy Sayce is a dental nurse at Total Orthodontics Uckfield

Amy Sayce

GDC number: 282245
National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2019

Amy began her nursing career in 2017, and her National Diploma in Dental Nursing NEBDN was completed in 2019. Since joining Total Orthodontics Uckfield in 2022, Amy has completed a course in dental radiography with BDA and also gained a certificate in impression taking. Having previously worked in NHS, private general dentistry and dental implant practices, Amy discovered her passion for orthodontics and is driven to progress within this field in the future. She loves caring for her patients and helping them feel relaxed during their treatment journey, and Amy’s favourite aspect of the role is witnessing the amazing transformations that orthodontics can achieve.

Dental Nurse

MIchaela Roser is Practice Manager at Total Orthodontics Uckfield

Michaela Roser

Michaela has been at the practice since 2010. She is passionate about working with people and enjoys meeting different patients, being part of their journey and seeing how happy and confident they are when they finish treatment. She loves working with the team to make our patients’ journey enjoyable.

Practice Manager

Stevie Ridley is Lead Receptionist at Total Orthodontics Uckfield

Stevie Ridley

Stevie started working at Total Orthodontics in April 2019, and has gained over 10 years experience working within the healthcare sector as a receptionist and administrator. When not on the front desk interacting with our patients, Stevie is busy organising the diaries to make sure our practice runs smoothly and our clinicians are kept busy.

Lead receptionist

Robyn_Durrant is a receptionist at Total Orthodontics Uckfield

Robyn Durrant

Robyn Durrant joined the Total Orthodontics Uckfield team in October 2018. Robyn enjoys interacting with our patients at reception and ensuring they are comfortable during their treatment with us, as she feels it’s very important for the patient journey to be the best it can be.


Laura Mercer is a Receptionist/ Treatment Coordinator at Total Orthodontics Uckfield

Laura Mercer

Laura joined Total Orthodontics Uckfield in July 2021 as treatment coordinator. She enjoys supporting our patients throughout their treatment journey, answering any questions that might arise during the process. She considers the best part of her job as being able to see so many wonderful smile transformations.

Receptionist/ Treatment Coordinator

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127 High St


TN22 1EH

Monday8.30am - 5.00pm
Tuesday8.30am - 5.00pm
Wednesday8.30am - 5.00pm
Thursday8.30am - 5.00pm
Friday8.30am - 5.00pm
Saturday8.30am - 1.30pm (Once a month)

Directions and parking

You’ll find us on Uckfield High Street. There’s free parking on site and within a few minutes’ walk of the practice, and Uckfield train station is less than a 10-minute walk away.

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