Wigan team

Alison Johnson

MOrth RCS (Edin), MSc (Manc),  BDS (Manc) 1992

Alison qualified in general dentistry from Manchester University in 1992. After gaining experience in general dentistry and the hospital service, she returned to Manchester where she qualified as a specialist in orthodontics in 2001. She has also completed her Masters in Orthodontics. Alison has worked in specialist practice, the hospital service and the University of Manchester as part of the clinical seminar programme. She has supervised the clinical work of post-graduate dentists enabling them to obtain their memberships in orthodontics. Alison is a representative on the Greater Manchester Managed Clinical Network and a member of the Local Dental Committee.

GDC No. 68193

Hesham Ali

BDS NU Irel, MFDS RCS Edin, MDPH, MSc Clinical Dentistry (Orthodontics), MOrth RCS Eng

After completing his undergraduate degree in Ireland, Hesham spent some time providing dentistry in the Greater Manchester area, as well as spending some time in specialised oral and maxillofacial units in the region. During this time, he completed a Masters in Dental Public Health whilst continuing to learn about other dental specialties.

Hesham went on to complete three years of specialist training along with a Masters degree before qualifying as a Specialist Orthodontist. Since then, he has spent time in primary care and the hospital service, providing care to a diverse group of patients with a wide range of treatment need. While enjoying all of his work, Hesham above all has a passion for delivering high quality care to his patients.

While clinical work takes up the majority of his working time, Hesham continues to be involved in academia, and his work has been published in internationally recognised journals. His current clinical interests are treating patients with Invisalign and clear braces.

GDC no. 176924

Joanne Brade

Diploma In Orthodontic Therapy 2010, NVQ Level 3 in dental nursing 2005

Jo started working at Wigan Orthodontic Centre as an orthodontic nurse. Once she qualified she then progressed to senior nurse before training as an orthodontic therapist. Joanne has been a qualified Orthodontic Therapist for four years and currently works in the Total Orthodontics practices in Wigan and Blackburn.

GDC no. 107113

Amy Barron

Diploma In Orthodontic Therapy 2013, NVQ Level 3 in Dental Nursing  2010

Amy began her career as a Dental Cadet at the Royal Dental Hospital in 2009 before joining the Liverpool Brace Place as an Orthodontic nurse in 2010. Amy progressed to Orthodontic Therapist in 2013, a position she held at the Liverpool Brace Place until she joined the Wigan team in February 2017.

GDC no. 206676

Emma Jackson

Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy 2016, NVQ level 3 in dental nursing 2012, BDA Qualification in Dental Radiography 2014

Emma started working for the company in 2010 as a trainee dental nurse when she was 18 years old. She has always been interested in dentistry and felt very privileged to get the opportunity to work in the specialised area of Orthodontics.

Over the years, Emma career has progressed and she has recently qualified as an orthodontic therapist, something she is finding extremely interesting and rewarding. Emma says “I love working with people and find it so rewarding being part of a great team that helps make peoples perfect smiles.” In her spare time, she loves spending time with friends and family.

GDC no. 238919

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