Meet The Orthodontic Centre Team

Halimah Mir

Halimah Mir

Orthodontic Therapist
Qualification: DipOrth Warwick 2018
GDC number: 207551

Role involves carrying out certain orthodontic procedures under the prescription of our orthodontists. And treating patients in all aspects of their orthodontic journey.

Spending time with family and friends, nature walks and travelling.

Sushila Pun

Sushila Pun

Orthodontic Therapist
GDC number: 208394

Sushila completed her NEBDN National Certificate in Dental Nursing in 2010, her NEBDN Certificate in Dental Radiography in 2012 and completed NEBDN National Certificate in Orthodontic Nursing in June 2016. She is now an orthodontic therapist and responsible for assisting the orthodontists with treatments and complying with cross infection control procedures. She is also able to take orthodontic records for patients such as impressions, photos and x-rays under the direction of an orthodontist. Sushila also explains treatment plans and options to patients so that they can make an informed decision about embarking on treatment.

Outside of work, Sushila enjoys socialising with friends and family, cooking and cycling.

Kelsie Watson

Kelsie Watson

Orthodontic Therapist
GDC Number: 261737

Bahareh Ghorabi

Bahareh Ghorabi

Orthodontic Therapist – Bracknell

Joycee Rebelo

Joycee Rebelo – Reading

Head Dental Nurse
Qualification: NEBDN Diploma In Dental nursing 2016
GDC number: 272795

Joycee completed her NEBDN Diploma in Dental nursing in 2016. She passed her radiography exam in 2018, her orthodontic nursing exam in 2019 and is currently working towards a qualification in oral health education. Joycee assists the Orthodontist and the therapist with appointments, taking impressions and decontamination of the instruments. She leads and over sees the nursing team and provides training to new members of staff. Joycee is in charge of stock control.

Outside of work Joycee enjoys; spending time with family and friends, watching movies and shopping.

Jessica Rebelo

Jessica Rebelo - Reading practice

Dental Nurse and Treatment Coordinator
Qualification: NEBDN Diploma in Dental nursing 2017
GDC number: 279926

Jess completed her NEBDN Diploma in Dental nursing in 2017. She splits her time between nursing and treatment coordinating. Jess is great with new patients and spending time making sure they fully understand their treatment. During her time nurses jess Assists the Orthodontist and the therapist with appointments, taking impressions and decontamination of the instruments.

Outside of work Jess enjoys; reading, watching Netflix and socialising.

Manita Lama

Manita Lama - Reading practice

Dental Nurse/Treatment Coordinator

Padma Rana

Padma Rana - Reading practice

Dental nurse

Rosie Shrestha

Rosie Shrestha - Reading practice

Dental nurse

Tika Gurung

Tika Gurung - Reading practice

Dental nurse

Rusam Gurung

Rusam Gurung – Wokingham

Head Dental Nurse
GDC number: 215097

Rusam has an NVQ level 3 in dental nursing, oral health (NEBDN) Education 2013, Dental radiography BDA 2015. Rusam helps to Keep clinical areas & all equipment clean, tidy and sterile. Provide chairside assistance, taking radiographs/photos and providing best care to patients in a friendly, helpful and courteous manner.

Outside of work Rusam enjoys: travelling, shopping, doing make up for special events & spending quality time with friends and family.

Babita Gurung

Babita Gurung - Wokingham

Dental Nurse
GDC number: 270126

Babita qualified as a Dental nurse in 2017 and joined the Orthodontic centre in 2020. Her role as dental nurse includes: Chairside assistance, maintaining, taking responsibility for the decontamination of instruments and to make sure the patient is well cared.

Outside of work Babita enjoys; Traveling to different countries, reading books, hiking and making new friends.

Beena Farooqui

Beena Farooqui - Bracknell practice

Head nurse

Magdalena Wroblewska

Magdalena Wroblewska - Bracknell practice

Dental nurse
National Diploma in Dental Nursing 2016
GDC number: 2665958

Magdalena qualified as a dental nurse in 2016 and joined the Orthodontic Centre in 2019. Her duties as a dental nurse are assisting the Orthodontist and the therapist with appointments, decontamination of instruments and ensuring the surgeries are stocked correctly.

Outside of work Magdalena enjoys; Cycling, reading and various arts and crafts.

Jasmine Bird

Jasmine Bird – Reading Practice

Head Treatment Co-ordinator
GDC number: 262676

Jasmine completed her Diploma in Dental Nursing level 3 QCF City + Guilds 2015 and went on to gain a BDA qualification in oral health education in 2017. Jasmine is able to put patients at ease and ensure they fully understand their treatment plan. As head treatment coordinator she over see’s the team at Reading and is in charge of our referrals. Jasmine is currently working towards a qualification in Radiography.

Outside of work Jasmine enjoys playing football, going on holiday and collecting key rings and fridge magnets.

Jessica Rebelo

Jessica Rebelo – Reading Practice

Dental Nurse and Treatment Coordinator
GDC number: 279926

Jess completed her NEBDN Diploma in Dental nursing in 2017. She splits her time between nursing and treatment coordinating. Jess is great with new patients and spending time making sure they fully understand their treatment. During her time nurses jess Assists the Orthodontist and the therapist with appointments, taking impressions and decontamination of the instruments.

Outside of work Jess enjoys; reading, watching Netflix and socialising.

Charlotte Banks

Charlotte Banks – Reading practice

Private Patient Treatment Consultant
GDC number: 260555

Charlotte completed her NEBDN National Certificate in Dental nursing in 2015 and a year later passed her impression taking course. In April 2019 Charlotte passed her NEBDN National Certificate in Radiography. When you first make enquiries about private orthodontic treatment it will be Charlotte who help to arrange your first appointment. As a private treatment coordinator, Charlotte's role is to discuss treatment options, treatment plans and payment plans with private patients.

Charlotte ensures patients fully understand their options and next steps. Charlotte also helps to keep our website up to date.

When she is not working Charlotte enjoys reading, shopping, watching Netflix and going on holiday.

Emma Maughan

Emma Maughan - Wokingham Practice

Private Patient Treatment Consultant

Emma has worked for the Orthodontic centre for a number of years, she was based Reading before leaving to have her first baby and returned to work for us in our new Wokingham practice this year. When you first make enquiries about private orthodontic treatment it will be Emma who will help to arrange your first appointment. Emma’s role is to discuss treatment options, treatment plans and payment plans with private patients. Emma helps on reception when needed and is in charge of our social media.

When she is not working Emma enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Ioana Gheorghias

Ioana Gheorghias - Bracknell practice

Head Treatment Coordinator

Karen Butler

Karen Butler

Accounts Manager and HR

Karen is our go-to person for all things related to accounts, payroll, human resources and calculating units of orthodontic activity.

Outside of work, Karen enjoys reading, shopping and swimming. She also owns a horse.

Nikki Savory

Nikki Savory

Practice Manager- Reading and Theale Practices
Qualification: National Certificate in Dental Nursing 2004
Certificate in Radiography 2005
GDC number: 110189

Nikki has been part of The Orthodontic Centre team since 2002 starting out as a Trainee Dental Nurse and eventually progressing to Practice Manager of Reading and Theale in March 2019. Nikki helps to ensure the smooth running of the day to day clinics. Nikki contributes a wealth of knowledge and experience as during her time at the practice, she has had many roles including Head Nurse, Treatment Coordinator and Clinical Lead. Nikki enjoys working at The Orthodontic Centre and hopes to continue working here for many years to come.

Outside of work Nikki enjoys Reading, watching films and spoiling her 2 young nieces.

Dot Cardona

Dot Cardona

Dual Site Practice Manager for Wokingham and Bracknell
Qualification: Registered Dental Nurse since 2012
GDC number: 222833

Dot joined The Orthodontic Centre team in August 2019. With her she brought a wealth of experience across various roles within the dental industry including; dental nursing, treatment coordination, reception management, payroll management and practice management. Dot now manages our Bracknell and Wokingham practices, ensuring compliance and procedure adhesion of the two sites while maintaining a professional and friendly environment for patients and her colleagues.

Outside of work Dot enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, travelling and exploring new places around the world with her husband.

Emma London

Emma London – Reading practice

Head Receptionist

Emma over see’s our team of receptionist in Reading. She helps to train all reception staff across our practices. She is in charge of the reception rota and our clinical director’s diary’s here at Reading. Emma helps to answer the phone, book appointments and check and to respond to emails. Emma Is also our first aider.

Emma enjoys; travelling, shopping and spending time with friends.

Lauren Pilkington

Lauren Pilkington – Reading practice

Deputy Head Receptionist

Lauren joined us in January 2018 as a receptionist and after a year of hard work got promoted to be deputy head receptionist in May 2019. Lauren is our go to for stationery and oral hygiene product ordering. Lauren helps to answer the phone, book appointments and check and to respond to emails.

Lauren enjoys; Walks with her dog Marley, traveling to see her dad in Spain and going to the gym.

Katie Menezes

Katie Menezes – Reading practice

Receptionist

Katie Joined the practice in July 2019. Coming from a customer service back ground Katie provides an efficient service to our patients and is always warm and welcoming. Katie’s duties include checking and responding to emails booking appointments and answering calls.

Flo Young

Flo Young - Reading Practice

Receptionist

Flo likes to spend her day on the front desk answering the phone, welcoming patients and booking appointments. She provides a warm welcome to all our patients. Other duties include checking and responding to emails and scanning documents.

When not at work Flo enjoys baking, swimming and reading.

Gabriella Balint

Gabriella Balint – Wokingham practice

Head Receptionist

Jemma Taylor

Jemma Taylor - Bracknell Practice

Head Receptionist

Part of Jemma’s role is to book appointments, check referrals, send out letters and answering the phones. Jemma joined us at the end of 2019 and understands the reception is the frontline of a patient’ experience; therefore, a calming approach is essential in this role.

Outside of work Jemma Enjoys; Shopping, going to the cinema and reading.

Karen Burns

Karen Burns - Bracknell Practice

Receptionist

Karen joined us when we opened in April 2019. She helps to answer the phone, check and respond to emails, process referrals and book appointments. Coming from an Orthodontic background Karen is a great addition to our reception team.

Outside of work Karen enjoys Reading and cooking.