Specialist Orthodontic Practice
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Meet the Team

We are all registered Specialists in Orthodontics with the General Dental Council, as are our assistants. We are also members of the Consultant Orthodontic Group, the Orthodontic Specialist Group and of the British Orthodontic Society.

Partners

Karen Clarke

Karen Clarke

BDS MSc FDS MOrth FDS (Orth) RCS
GDC 64973

Karen graduated in dentistry from Guys hospital in 1989 and was appointed Consultant Orthodontist at Ashford Hospital in 2001. Here she is actively involved in the training and lecturing of Specialist Registrars and senior trainees up to Consultant level. She has lectured to national orthodontic groups and dental societies and is a past chairman of the trainees group of the British Orthodontic Society In her spare time she is a taxi driver to her two children.

Claire Hepworth (Olsen)

Claire Hepworth (Olsen)

BDS MSc FDS MOrth FDS (Orth) RCS
GDC 62006

Claire graduated in Dentistry from University College Hospital in 1986 and was appointed Consultant Orthodontist at Kingston and Ashford Middlesex Hospitals in 1997. She is currently working solely at Ashford Hospital and trains Specialist Registrars and senior trainees up to Consultant level. She lectures widely on Orthodontic subjects to GDP’s, Postgraduates and Orthodontists. She was the Ashford Postgraduate dental tutor, is a past chairman of the local British Dental Association and an examiner for the University of London. She has three teenage children, so has little time for her hobbies of playing tennis, singing and reading.

Liz O'Higgins

Liz O’Higgins

BDS MSc FDS MOrth FDS (Orth) RCS
GDC 62960

Liz graduated in Dentistry from The Royal London Hospital in 1987 and was awarded the MOrth medal in 1994. She was appointed Consultant in Orthodontics to the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and King’s College Hospital in 1999. In 2002 she moved to Kings College Hospital Dental Institute to concentrate on postgraduate teaching and the provision of multidisciplinary treatment. She now devotes more time to working at St Mark’s and looking after her children. Liz has been an examiner for the University of London and lectures on a regular basis.

Orthodontic Specialist

Massod Mousavi

Massod Mousavi

DDS (Tandlakare), MSc (Lond), M.Orth. (Edin)
GDC 73633

Massod graduated from Tandlakare, Sweden in 1997. He gained his postgraduate orthodontic qualification to be a Specialist Orthodontist from King’s College, London in 2008 and has worked exclusively in specialist Orthodontic practice since then. He currently works one day a week at Kings College and the rest of the week at St Mark’s. He is married and enjoys cooking, watching films and going to the gym … sometimes.

Practice Manager

Sue Diamond

Sue Diamond

GDC 174990

I qualified as a dental nurse in 1994 and I have been working at St Mark’s since 2008 as practice manager. I also nurse one day a week. I enjoy reading, cooking, walking my dog and spending time with my family.

Practice Nurses

Nesta Armstrong

Nesta Armstrong

GDC 207488

I have been working at St Mark’s since 2012 but have been dental nursing for over ten years and qualified in 2006. I enjoy reading, singing and socialising with friends.

Jannika Barker

Jannika Barker

GDC 142638

I qualified as a dental nurse in Sweden in 1991 but I have worked in the UK since. I joined the team at St Mark’s in July 2014. I enjoy going to the gym and spending time with my friends.

Receptionists and Administration

Val Taylor

Val Taylor

I have been with St Mark’s Orthodontics since May 2004 when it first opened. I started as the receptionist and have thoroughly enjoyed my time here ever since.

I enjoy gardening, swimming and socialising with friends and family.

Sandra Waters

Sandra Waters

I have worked at the practice since January 2006 as a receptionist. I enjoy walking, reading, cooking and spending time with my Grandchildren.

Claire Windsor

Claire Windsor

I work on reception part time, during which time I am responsible for managing the reception desk, including dealing with new patient referrals and patient enquiries. I have many interests outside of the practice, including Theatre, socialising and dining out.

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