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Specialist, orthodontic centre

Meet the Chapel Road Orthodontics team

Management

  • Jennifer Thompson
    Jennifer ThompsonPractice Manager Qualified from: CEB Cert in Dental Hygiene 1982 GDC No: 2347

    Jenny joined Chapel Road Orthodontics in 1994.

    Prior to joining our team, Jenny was employed by West Kent Community Dental Service as a Dental Therapist.

    Jenny is a qualified Hygienist and offers our patients hygiene appointments here at Chapel Road, providing continuity of care.

    Jenny has the overall responsibility for running and managing the clinical aspects of the practice and has a varied role covering clinical governance, compliance, general and health and safety management. Both Jenny and Hannah have worked together in order to meet CQC (Care Quality Commissions) and IG (Information Governance) regulations and have recently gained the BDA ‘Good Practice Scheme’ award. Her role is to ensure that our dedicated team have all the support and resources they require to enable them to provide you with the very highest level of care possible and to ensure the smooth daily running of our practice.

    In her spare time, Jenny enjoys keep fit, interior design, ..... and spend quality time with her family. Jenny also enjoys travelling and has recently learnt to Ski!

    Member of: MPS, BSDTH.

Orthodontists

  • Dr. David Horobin
    Dr. David HorobinOrthodontist Qualified from:M.Sc.(Orth), B.D.S,D.Orth, LDS.RCS(Eng) GDC No: 53398

    Dr David Horobin qualified as a Dentist in 1979 and spent two years in general dental practice before commencing specialist Orthodontic training at the Royal Dental Hospital, London.He gained the Diploma in Orthodontics of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1983 and an M.Sc. degree from Guy's Hospital, London University, in 1984.

    He established the Chapel Road practice, in Bexleyheath, in 1987 and has supervised its steady expansion ever since.

    Dr Horobin is registered as a specialist Orthodontist with the General Dental Council.A member of both the British and American Associations of Orthodontists, he keeps up to date with the rapidly advancing world of Orthodontics and maintains a special interest in adult and advanced techniques.

    A longstanding interest in complimentary medicine culminated recently in his becoming a Licenced Associate of the Faculty of Homeopathy.

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  • Dr Carol Humphrey
    Dr Carol HumphreyOrthodontist Qualified from:B.D.S Lond GDC No: 60884

    Dr. Carol Humphrey was born and raised in Northern Ireland. Carol studied dentistry at Kings College Dental School, London, qualifying in 1985.

    After 7 years in general practice, Carol joined our team in 1992, having always had a special interest in Orthodontics.

    Carol is a member of the British Orthodontic Society, practitioners group and was happy to be selected to study towards the new diploma in Primary Care Orthodontics with the Royal College of Surgeons. After three years of intense studying Carol successfully passed her Diploma in Primary Care Orthodontics in November 2010.

    In her spare time, besides devoting time to her daughter, Carol studies Spanish, keeps fit regularly and has recently taken up Ceroc dancing.

Therapists

  • Sarah Oatley
    Sarah OatleyTherapist Qualified from: Dip Orth Therapy Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2011
    Qual- National Certificate NEBDN 2000
    GDC No: 118633

    Sarah has worked with us since 2000, initially as a qualified Dental Nurse and subsequently gaining her Orthodontic Nursing Qualification. She studied Orthodontic Therapy at Preston University, Lancashire and qualified with a Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and a Cert.H.E.in Orthodontic Therapy, in December 2011, achieving a distinction in the process.

  • Marie Baxter
    Marie BaxterTherapist Qualified from: Dip Orth Therapy Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2012
    NVQ L3 Oral Health Care:Dental Nursing& Indp Asses City & Guilds 2002
    GDC No: 158138

    Marie joined our practice in 2007 as an orthodontic nurse with a post qualification in conscious sedation, she later gained a certificate in dental radiography. Marie studied orthodontic therapy at the University of Central Lancashire and qualified in 2012 with a Cert H E from the university and a Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy from the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, achieving a distinction in the process.

  • Louisa Smith
    Louisa SmithTherapist Qualified from: Dip Orth Therapy Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2013
    Qual- National Certificate NEBDN 2006
    GDC No: 122212

    Louisa joined our practice in 2009 as an orthodontic nurse with her National certificate in Dental Nursing. During her career at Chapel Road Orthodontics Louisa has gained a NEBDN certificate in Dental Radiography and Orthodontic Nursing. Louisa studied orthodontic therapy at the University of Central Lancashire and qualified in 2013 with a Cert H E from the university and a Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy from the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.

Orthodontic Nurses

  • Julia Townsend
    Julia TownsendOrthodontic Nurse Qualified from: Qual- National Certificate NEBDN 2010 GDC No: 135717

    Julia joined Chapel Road in 1993 as a qualified Dental Nurse and is one of our longest standing team members having worked here for nearly twenty years! Julia is incredibly professional and has considerable knowledge and experience, making patients feel relaxed and at ease.

    In Julia’s spare time, she enjoys keeping fit, interior design, travelling and socialising with friends and family.

  • Rosie Suffield
    Rosie SuffieldOrthodontic Nurse Qualified from: Qual- National Certificate NEBDN 2010 GDC No: 199124

    Rosie joined our practice in 2011 with her National Certificate in Dental Nursing. Since joining the practice, Rosie has gained her Certificate in Impression Taking and the NEBDN certificate in Oral Health. Rosie is extremely professional and has excellent communication skills, making patients feel relaxed and at ease.

    In Rosie’s spare time, she enjoys travelling and socialising with friends and family.

  • Ashleigh O'Reilly
    Ashleigh O'ReillyOrthodontic Nurse Qualified from: Qual- National Certificate NEBDN 2001 GDC No: 135717

    Ashleigh joined the team in 2010 as a qualified Dental Nurse and has over five years of experience. Prior to joining us Ashleigh had been working as an Orthodontic Nurse at a practice in Surrey.

    Since joining the practice, Ashleigh has gained her Certificate in Impression Taking. Ashleigh is extremely professional and possesses excellent communication skills, making patients feel relaxed and at ease.

    In Ashleigh’s spare time, she enjoys keeping at Zumba classes and socialising with friends and family.

  • Kirsty Bygrave
    Kirsty BygraveOrthodontic Nurse Qualified from: NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nursing City & Guilds 2012 GDC No: 243492

    Kirsty joined the practice in 2012 with her NVQ Level 3 in Dental Nursing. Since joining the practice, Kirsty has gained her Certificate in Impression Taking and is interested in developing her knowledge further. Kirsty is extremely personable and has excellent communication skills, making patients feel relaxed and at ease.

    In Kristy’s spare time, she enjoys travelling and socialising with friends and family.

  • Carol Backett
    Carol BackettOrthodontic Nurse Qualified from: NVQ L3 Oral Health Care:Dental Nursing& Indp Asses City & Guilds 2007 GDC No: 147156

    Carole joined our team in 2013 as a qualified Dental Nurse, with 8 years experience in private practice and the Community Dental Service. Whilst working in the Community Dental Service, Carol gained many skills and was working with patients who had various special needs, for example, dental phobics.

    Carol is extremely professional and has excellent communication skills, making patients feel relaxed and at ease.

    In Carol’s spare time, she enjoys socialising with friends and family.

Reception

  • Lindsey Brown
    Lindsey BrownReceptionist Qualified from: Qual- National Certificate NEBDSA 1989 GDC No: 155366

    Lindsey joined the practice in 2007. Lindsey is a qualified Dental Nurse and will often be found in surgery. Prior to joining us, Lindsey worked as a Practice Manager at Gallions Reach. Lindsey is incredibly efficient and ensures the smooth running of reception on a daily basis. Lindsey has excellent customer service skills and recently gained her NVQ Level 2 in Customer Service.

    In Lindsey’s spare time, she enjoys keeping fit, walking and socialising with friends.

  • Sammie Marshall
    Sammie MarshallReceptionist

    Sammie joined the team in 2003. Prior to joining the team, Sammie worked for BMW as a Reception Service Advisor. Sammie is extremely efficient and ensures the smooth running of reception on a daily basis. Sammie has excellent customer service skills and has recently gained her NVQ Level 2 in Customer Service.

    In Sammie’s spare time, she enjoys keeping fit, spa days and socialising with friends and family.

  • Helen Horobin
    Helen HorobinReceptionist

    Helen joined Dr Horobin establishing Chapel Road Orthodontics in 1987. Having previously worked in law for the Courts and a PA to a Senior Partner in a Solicitors Firm, she brings to the team a wealth of qualifications and experience.

    Helen has a vital role in the smooth running of the organisation undertaking many aspects of the business and will often be found working from home late into the evening undertaking numerous financial matters.

    As a part-time receptionist Helen delivers excellent customer service skills making patients feel relaxed and at ease whilst undergoing their journey of transformation.

    In Helen’s spare time, she enjoys patchwork quilting, pilates, line dancing and walking Patch the dog.

Secretaries

  • Patricia Oatley
    Patricia OatleySecretary

    Pat joined the practice in 2009. Prior to joining the team, Pat was a Secretary for a company specialising in Construction. Pat is extremely efficient and has over twenty years of experience in administration.

    In Pat’s spare time, she enjoys keeping fit and spending time with her family and her new born Grandson.

  • Jenny Hart
    Jenny HartSecretary

    Jenny joined the practice in 2011. Prior to joining the team, Jenny was an Executive Assistant for the National Australia Group Europe Ltd. Jenny is extremely efficient and has over thirty years of experience in administration.

    In Jenny’s spare time, she enjoys keeping fit, travelling and socialising with friends and family.

Our Qualified Team

Chapel Road Orthodontics invests in ongoing training and encourages further education, fully supporting each member of our team providing ongoing career development plans.

Our clinicians are all DBS (Disclosure & Baring Service) checked and GDC (General Dental Council) Registered.

Our nurses are all GDC Registered and our team hold the following qualifications:

Legal & Ethical

  • Handling Complaints & Legal Issues
  • Safeguarding Children Level 1 & 2
  • Vulnerable Adults Training
  • Information Governance
  • Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities
  • Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health
  • Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity

Business & Administration

  • Certificate in Management
  • Ethical Sales & Communication Programme
  • Orthotrac software Training
  • The Dental Business School Workshops
  • Breathe Business Team Training - Focus on the Team
  • BDPMA - A Journey through Finance
  • BDPMA - Generating Business Plans & Measuring Performance
  • British Dental Association Good Practice Scheme

National Qualifications

  • NEBDN National Certificate in Dental Nursing
  • NEBDN Certificate in Oral Health Education
  • NEBDN Certificate in Dental Sedation Nursing
  • NEBDN Certificate in Impression Taking
  • NEBDN Certificate in Orthodontic Nursing
  • NEBDN Certificate in Radiography
  • C&G NVQ Level 2 Oral Health Care support
  • C&G NVQ Level 3 Oral Health Care Dental Nursing
  • C&G NVQ Level 2 in Customer Service
  • CEB Certificate in Dental Hygiene/Dental Therapy
  • Kings College Hospital Certificate of Proficiency in Dental Surgery

Medical Emergencies

  • Defibrillator Training (St Johns)
  • Emergencies in the work place (St Johns)
  • Emergency Life Support
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Fire Training

Infection Control

  • Meeting Standards for Decontamination of Dental Instruments
  • Infection Prevention & Control in Dentistry
  • Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection

Radiography

  • Radiation Safety Core of Knowledge
  • Radiography & Radiography Protection