Dr.Damian James Bourke
Qualified from: FDS,FFD,LDS,MDO,BChD United Kingdom, 1989
GDC No: 64952
Dr Damian Bourke has many years of experience in delivering excellent standards of orthodontic care and treatment. His understanding is the key to achieving the best result for each individual. Damian uses this information to tailor orthodontic treatment to meet the needs of his patients, giving them a result in which they have had a part in creating. He believes that giving someone the confidence to face the world with a big smile can make a huge difference to their life, whatever their age. Damian understands the need for a person to express how they feel about their smile and discuss what they would like to change and improve. He places importance on a result that his patients feel comfortable and confident with whilst creating happy and confident smiles.
Qualified from: BDS,MOrth,FDS RCS United Kingdom, 1992
GDC No: 67813
Fiona is an Orthodontist and has worked here at The Orthodontic Centre since graduating in Orthodontics in 2000. Fiona has won two national orthodontic awards in recognition of her clinical excellence. The Optident Prize 2000; awarded at the British Orthodontic Conference to the person showing the best M.Orth cases judged on difficulty, clinical management and documentation. The Maurice Berman Prize 2003 awarded to any member of the British Orthodontic Society for demonstrating by stage photographs the highest level of clinical ability in the treatment of a patient to an ideal result.
Qualified from: DDS, MOrth Italy, 1997
GDC No: 79022
Dr Giacosa qualified with honours in 1997 and attained his Orthodontic Specialisation 3 years later again with honours. He is on the Specialist list in Orthodontics of the General Dental Council. Dr Giacosa has been published in several Orthodontic journals and has lectured both nationally and internationally. His special interest in multidisciplinary approach means he works closely with other specialists to solve the most complicated treatment plans successfully.
In addition, he has extensive training in lingual braces (hidden brackets), Invisalign and cosmetic braces (ceramic brackets) as well as functional appliances for growing patients.
Outside of dentistry, Dr Giacosa is a keen tennis player and he is passionate about theatre and classical music. He also plays the piano and he is studying the violin.
Qualified from: Dip Orth Therapy RCS Eng 2009 UK, 2009
GDC No: 124428
Kirsty started working at the practice in 2002 as a trainee dental nurse. Since then she qualified as an Orthodontic Dental Nurse and finally qualifying as an Orthodontic Therapist graduating from the Royal College of Surgeons in 2009. Kirsty has completed extra training with Align Technologies which allows her to work with our Invisalign providers. She strives to achieve the highest standards with continuous professional development (CPD) courses and learning. Kirsty enjoys helping her patients achieve a smile that they are happy with and can leave feeling confident and transformed. Kirsty is a long standing and well-loved member of the team.
Qualified from: Cert in Dental Surgery Assisting NEBDSA 1984 Dip Orth Therapy RCS Eng 2008 UK, 1980
GDC No: 112334
Sara has been working in dentistry for over 39 years starting as a dental nurse in 1980. Sara qualified as an Orthodontic Therapist in 2008 at Leeds Dental Institute Sara and was one of the first qualified Orthodontic Therapists in the UK and used her knowledge and experience to train and support trainee Orthodontic Therapists. She was one of the original team who set up the practice in 1999. Sara has also trained to work alongside our Invsialign providers within the practice. Sara’s gentle nature makes her perfect for dealing with patients who need a little extra time and care.
Qualified from: RSC Ed Dip Orthodontic Therapy UK, 2020
GDC No: 129768
Jenny has been involved in Dentistry for nearly 20 years. Beginning as a Dental Nurse and training in many different aspects and gaining qualifications in Radiography, Sedation and Orthodontic Nursing.
Developing a passion for Orthodontics and under the tutelage of our specialist Fiona she attended the University of Manchester to complete her Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy in 2020.
She loves to see our patients develop confidence as their smile is created. Her happy, positive attitude shines through and both patients and staff love her.
Outside of work, Jenny spends time with her young family who enjoy Tennis, Football and Skiing.
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