Meet the team

Orthodontists

Dr Gregory Souster

Gregory Souster

Specialist Orthodontist

GDC number: 178442

BDS (Birmingham)

DDS (Bristol)

MFDS (RCS Edinburgh)

MOrth (RCS Edinburgh)

Greg qualified from the University of Birmingham in 2009. After completing Vocational Training in South Devon he under took senior house officer posts in; Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Royal London Hospital and Princess Alexandra Hospital), Special Care Dentistry (Buckinghamshire) and Paediatrics(Dundee Dental Hospital).

After being accepted onto the specialist training pathway for Orthodontics Greg relocated to Taunton in 2014. During this time he completed his Doctorate in Dental Surgery at the University of Bristol. In 2017 he sat his Membership in Orthodontics exams with the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. Having successfully passed the exams Greg was registered on the Orthodontics Specialist List with the General Dental Council.

Originally from Luton, Greg is a keen Luton Town FC fan. When he is not supporting his team he can be found riding one of his motorbikes or playing golf (badly).

Sebastian Wilkins

Dentist

GDC number: 244715

BDS Sheffield 2013

Sebastian graduated from Sheffield in 2013 moving to Sunderland for his vocational training year, he fell in love with the North East and has been working here ever since.

Seb has completed a range of further training in Restorative, Cosmetic and Orthodontics.

He now splits his time between here and a General Private practice in Kingston Park.

Tarun Mittal

Specialist Orthodontist

GDC number: 209511

BDS, DDS, MFDS RCS(Ed), MOrth RCS(Ed)

Specialist in Orthodontics

Tarun qualified from the University of Bristol in 2011, winning the Wilkie Prize in Orthodontics as well as the BDA/Densply Student Clinican of the Year award 2011. Following this he completed his vocational training in the West Midlands before working as a junior doctor in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery in the East of England for a couple of years, winning The John Gilmour award for outstanding VT in 2012, an International poster prize at the International Association of Oral Oncology in 2013.

Having a keen interest in Orthodontics, Tarun was successful in a national recruitment process and started his Orthodontic Speciality Training in the South West at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth. He passed the MOrth Examination at the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh in 2017 and in the same year completed his 3 Year Doctorate in Dental Surgery (DDS) research degree at the University of Bristol. His research has been presented internationally and investigates the treatment outcome of children with Cleft lip and palate. Tarun has published over a dozen peer reviewed research articles, winning the University’s Alumni Prize for excellent academic achievement and publication record during his degree and is a peer reviewer for the Journal of Orthodontics, and European Journal of Orthodontics.

Tarun is currently works at the York Teaching Hospital and Leeds Dental Institute treating patients who require specialist multi-disciplinary treatment for cleft lip and palate, hypodontia (missing teeth) and facial deformity. He is due to complete his Consultant Orthodontist training in October 2019. He works to extremely high standards and uses labial fixed braces, but can also use removable aligners such as Invisalign and invisible lingual braces such as Incognito or 2D lingual.

Outside of work Tarun has a keen interest in Film and Theatre, enjoys long walks with his partner and is taking flying lessons, working towards his Private Pilot’s License in the future.

David Watson

Dentist

GDC number: 77905

BDS Newcastle University 2000

Dave studied dentistry at Newcastle University and qualified in 2000, After qualifying he worked in a busy NHS practice in Stockton.

Dave did further training in Orthodontics as a clinical assistant at North Tees General Hospital.

He now splits his time between here and a general practice in Stokesley.

Mohamad Dalati

Specialist Orthodontist

GDC number: 82896

DDS, MMedSci (Perio), MDent.Sci(Ortho), MFDS.RCS(Eng), MFD.RCSI(Irel) FDS.RCSEd, MOrth.RCSEd, FFD(Ortho), RCSI(Irel) GBOI (German Board in Oral Implantology), FIADFE, CLCC, Dip Clin Impl. MSc. (Implants and Dental Surgery), Certificate of Expert in Oral Implantology (DGZI- Germany)

Dr Hani Dalati is a Consultant Orthodontist and the Medical Director at Tajmeel Specialized Medical Centerin Abu Dhabi, Former Associate Programme Leader (MClinDent in Orthodontics) and a Senior Lecturer at the City of London Dental School, BPP University, a Visiting Teacher to Ulster University and an Examinerfor the Royal College of Surgeons of England for the UK/ Egypt and Malaysia Exams and an Examiner for the DOH of Abu Dhabi - UAE for Orthodontics and Dental Implantology.

Dr Dalati has a number of publications and he is on the editorial and the review panels of a number of Scientific Dental Journals such as the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, and the Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Journal.

He is an invited speaker to a number of National and International Dental and Facial Aesthetics Conferences.

Guy Wells

Dentist

GDC number: 85721

BDS (Newcastle, 2005)

MFGDP (RCS Eng 2008)

Guy was raised in West Yorkshire before attending Newcastle University where he graduated in 2005 with his dental degree (BDS).

He went on to complete a furthur qualification to grant him Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (MFGDP) in 2008. Since then Guy has undergone extensive training in restorative and cosmetic dentistry and more recently in orthondotics.

Separate from his clinical work Guy is a Clinical Director for the wider Alpha Vitality Group, the Vice Chair of the North Yorkshire Local Dental Council and has been an Educational Supervisor for the Yorkshire Deanery for the last 10 years where he acts as a mentor for newly qualified dentists.

Guy lives locally with his wife and two young children, his dog and his chickens. Outside of dentistry Guy enjoys spending time with his family and friends, music, cars, cooking and keeping fit walking in the moors and going to the gym.

Helen Leck

Helen Leck

Specialist Orthodontist

GDC number: 192279

BDS, MFDS RCPS Glas, MORTH RCS Ed, MSc (Orth)

After qualifying Helen worked in general dentistry, hospital dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery. After discovering a passion for orthodontics, she undertook a specialist training programme at Newcastle Dental Hospital. In her spare time, Helen keeps fit by being a member of a local running club.

Member in Orthodontics at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. MSc in Orthodontics Newcastle University. Member of British Orthodontic Society. Orthodontic Specialist List

Ross Hobson

Ross Hobson

Senior Clinical Specialist Orthodontist, Partner

GDC number: 58981

BDS (Newcastle) FDS RCPS (Glasgow)

MDS (Newcastle) FDS RCS (Edinburgh)

PhD (Newcastle) FDS RCS (England)

SFHEA MDOrth RCS (Glasgow)

Ross qualified from Newcastle in 1984. Determined to be an academic orthodontist, he undertook house jobs in Birmingham and Newcastle. He was a junior lecturer in oral biology for 2 years gaining his Masters in Dental Surgery (MDS) degree. He then headed north to Glasgow for his registrar training in oral and maxillofacial surgery, paedodontics (children's dentistry), prosthodontics (dentures), periodontics and oral medicine, gaining his Fellowship in Dental Surgery (FDS, RCPS).

David Hone

David Hone

Specialist Orthodontist

GDC number: 70360

David studied dentistry in Trinity College Dublin qualifying in 1994. He then spent the next five years in a variety of hospital based jobs and general practice around the UK including Torquay, Sunderland, Stoke and Wolverhampton before deciding to specialise in orthodontics.
David commenced a three year specialist programme in Guys hospital London and Canterbury qualifying with an MOrth from Edinburgh in 2002 and was entered into the specialist list for orthodontists.
Over the last ten years he has worked exclusively as a specialist orthodontist both in his own practice and part time in hospital orthodontics in Dublin.
He returned to the North East where his wife comes from in late 2012 and joined our practice in February 2013.

Management

JOLEEN NORFOLK

practice manager

GDC number: 247247

Judith

Judith Badminton

Business Manager

Qual- Cert in Dental Surgery Assisting NEBDSA. Newcastle Dental hospital,1983

FEATC City and Guilds Teaching certificate.North Tyneside College, 1996

Counselling skills certificate. Newcastle University, 1998

Judith qualified as a Dental Nurse in 1983. Since then Judith has undertaken various roles in dentistry including; teaching in the School of Dental Nursing at Newcastle Dental Hospital and co-ordinating clinical trials. Judith joined the Windmill Orthodontic group as Business Manager in 2008. Judith is the Practice first aider and Mental Health First Aid champion.

Judith enjoys travelling, spending time with her family and going for walks with her dog Alfie.

Therapists

Helen Waller

Orthodontic Therapist

GDC number: 122661

Dip Orth Therapy RCS Edin 2016

Jenny Jones

Orthodontic Therapist

GDC number: 107923

Dip Orth Therapy RCS Edin 2009

Zoe Bakal

Orthodontic Therapist

GDC number: 156481

Dip Orth Therapy RCS Edin 2018

Alison Mason

Orthodontic Therapist

GDC number: 158131

Dip Orth Therapy RCS Edin 2014

Nurses

Ceri Byrne

Dental Nurse

GDC number: 212827

City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing

Certificate in Orthodontic Nursing

BDA Education Certificate in Radiology

Sarah Lindsley

Dental Nurse

GDC number: 248073

City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Dental nursing

Nikaela Reilly

Dental Nurse

GDC number: 246313

City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing

Emma Watson

Dental Nurse

GDC number: 252991

City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing

Philomena Bunston

Dental Nurse

GDC number: 121901

NVQ 3 Dental Nursing

Alicia Salt

Head Dental Nurse

GDC number: 221761

Rosie Coulthard

Dental Nurse

GDC number: 271748

Kat Badminton

Dental Nurse

GDC number: 273330

City and Guilds Level3 Diploma in Dental Nursing

Level 3 Diploma in Management

Undertaking Orthodontic Nursing course.

Administration

Nicola Woods

Secretary/ Administrator