Meet the team


Helen Leck

Helen Leck

Specialist Orthodontist

GDC number: 192279


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.



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.


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


Ceri Walton

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

Emma Watson

Dental Nurse

GDC number: 252991

City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing

Kat Badminton

Dental Nurse

GDC number: 273330

City and Guilds Level3 Diploma in Dental Nursing

Level 3 Diploma in Management

Undertaking Orthodontic Nursing course.


Nicola Woods

Secretary/ Administrator