Dr Ovais Malik

Consultant & Specialist Orthodontist
BDS, MSc, MFDS RCS (Ed), MOrth RCS (Eng), MOrth RCS (Ed), FDS (Orth) RCS (Eng)

Ovais Malik is a Consultant in Orthodontics at the University of Manchester Dental Hospital and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. He qualified with honours as a dentist in 1996. After a variety of practice and hospital posts he joined the Orthodontic Postgraduate Training Programme at Guy’s Hospital, London. He was awarded a Master of Science Degree in Orthodontics, from University of London and awarded Membership in Orthodontics of both the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Edinburgh. This was followed by entry onto the Specialist list in Orthodontics of the General Dental Council in 2003.

Ovais was then appointed as a Senior Registrar in Orthodontics at University of Manchester Dental Hospital and Hope Hospital, Manchester. During this time he gained the Intercollegiate Speciality Fellowship in Orthodontics of the Royal College and accreditation as a Consultant Orthodontist. He is also an examiner for the Speciality Membership in Orthodontics (MOrth RCS) at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

GDC number 81777

Dr Nadia Stivaros

Specialist in Orthodontics
BDS, MPhil (Orth), MFDS RCS (Ed), MOrth RCS (Ed)

Nadia graduated in Dentistry from the University of Manchester in 1999 where she received several awards including the dental alumni prize in dental sciences. Following her dental training, Nadia returned to the hospital service as a Senior House Officer to widen her postgraduate education in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, Paediatric and Restorative dentistry. This included work at the Eastman Dental Hospital, University College London and Great Ormond Street Hospital.

In 2001, she was awarded Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.In 2003, Nadia began an orthodontic specialist training programme and was awarded an MPhil in Orthodontics from the University of Manchester three years later. In the same year, she also gained Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Nadia specialises in an extensive range or orthodontic treatments (both NHS and private), from the conventional metal fixed appliances to the more aesthetic ceramic brackets and friction free bracket systems. She is also an Invisalign certified practitioner.

Nadia has a strong research interest and is currently involved in undertaking a national research project and has published in both National and International Journals. She is on the General Dental Council Specialist list for orthodontics.

GDC number 75779

Dr Samer Salam

Specialist in Orthodontics
BDS, MPhil, MFDS RCS (Ed), MOrth RCS (Ed)

Samer qualified as a dentist from the University of Manchester Dental Hospital in 1996 and then worked in general practice for 6 years.

He gained Membership of Faculty of Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2004. Following various hospital posts Samer joined the orthodontic specialist registrar training programme in Manchester in 2005.

He completed his specialist training in 2008 and also gained a Master of Philosophy from the University of Manchester.

GDC number 72139

Dr Nichola Price

Specialist in Orthodontics
BDS, MSc, FDS RCS (Eng), MOrth RCS (Eng), FDS (Orth) RCS (Eng)

Nichola Price is a registered specialist in orthodontics on the General Dental Council Specialist list.

Nichola qualified as a dentist from University College, London  in 1990. After gaining a fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England, she then embarked on specialist postgraduate orthodontic training at the Eastman Dental Hospital in London. She qualified in 1998 gaining a membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. During her time at the Eastman she also gained a masters degree in Orthodontics, awarded in 1997.

For research carried out during this degree she was awarded a distinction and was subsequently awarded the Houston Memorial prize by the European Orthodontic Society.

Nichola completed further training in Yorkshire to become a consultant orthodontist in 2001, gaining a fellowship in Orthodontics of the Royal College of Surgeons. In 2002 Nichola was appointed Locum Consultant in Orthodontics at the Mayday Hospital, Croydon, whilst also working in Specialist Orthodontic practice in central London.

Nichola is a current member of the British and European Orthodontic Societies. She has published papers in professional and scientific journals and has been awarded prizes for presentations.

GDC number 66217

Dr Suzy Vine

Specialist in Orthodontics
BDS,MSc, MFDS RCPS (Glasg), MOrth RCS (Ed)

Dr. Suzy Vine qualified at Newcastle University in 1996 and obtained her orthodontic specialist qualification in 2003. Suzy is also qualified in the use of Invisalign clear braces and lingual braces. She is a member of the British Orthodontic Society and the Manchester Damon Study Group.

GDC number 71845

Dr Owaise Sharif

Specialist in Orthodontics
BDS (Hons), MJDF RCS (Eng), MSc (Merit), MOrth RCS (Edin)

Owaise qualified as a dentist in 2006 from Manchester Dental School with Honours, he achieved distinction in each of the five years of his dental degree. In addition, during his time as a dental student he was awarded four prizes in recognition of his academic achievements.

He undertook Vocational training in Manchester and initially worked in general dental practice. He then developed an interest in the treatment of anxious patients and as such completed an MSc in the Control of Pain and Anxiety at the University of Manchester (2008-2010), he was awarded a Merit.

In 2011 he commenced specialty training in Orthodontics at the University Dental Hospital of Manchester and Wythenshawe Hospital, he obtained his Membership in Orthodontics (MOrth) in 2014 and was subsequently added to the General Dental Councils (GDC) specialist list in Orthodontics (GDC number 103257). The British Orthodontic Society awarded him the 2014 MOrth Cases Prize, this was in recognition of the best treated cases presented during the immediate past year at the Membership in Orthodontics Examinations (both Edinburgh and England) presented at the British Orthodontic Conference.

To date Owaise has published over 40 articles in peer reviewed journals and he is examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of England MJDF examination. In addition, he has lectured in various countries including the UK, USA and UAE.

GDC number 103257

Dr Simon Watkinson

Consultant & Specialist Orthodontist
BDS, DDSc, MFDS RCS (Ed) MOrth RCS (Ed), FDS (Orth) RCS (Ed)

Simon graduated from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne University in 2006 with merits in academic and clinical dentistry. He then worked in a practice specialising in aesthetic dentistry before working in a series of hospital based jobs. He then undertook his orthodontic specialist training in Liverpool. He completed his training by gaining the gold medal for the highest performing trainee sitting the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Membership in Orthodontics exam that year.

At the national conference he was also awarded the BOS cases prize for the best presented treated cases by a trainee that year. Simultaneously he completed a doctorate in dental science and published research papers. Following this he undertook further Consultant training in Manchester which he completed in 2015. Simon currently works as a Consultant in Orthodontics at East Lancashire NHS Trust and University of Manchester Dental Hospital where he undertakes complex treatments as well as continuing to teach and carry out research. He is a member of national orthodontic committees and has lectured nationally.

GDC number 103930

Sarah Anchor

Orthodontic Therapist

Sarah Anchor, qualified as a Dental nurse in 1990, and has successfully gain qualifications in, Oral health education, Radiography in dentistry, conscious sedation and orthodontic nursing.

In June 2010 Sarah qualified as an Orthodontic Therapist with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, she has worked at Salford Royal Hospital for the last 15 year alongside Consultant, Mr Ovais Malik.

GDC number 128680

Julie Bailey

Orthodontic Therapist

GDC number 136828