• Dentalign Orthodontics Kidderminster

    Minster House, 8 Church Street, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY10 2AD

    01562 751911

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Our People

Our dedicated practice team in Kidderminster is here to ensure that your care always comes first. It is our mission to exceed your expectations at every opportunity and help you on your journey to a straighter smile. At Dentalign Orthodontics Kidderminster we are committed to continuous professional training and development so that we can provide you with the most up-to-date orthodontic treatments and services. 

Each member of our clinical team has been selected for their passion for patient care and excellence in the field of orthodontics. Our support team and Practice Manager are always at hand to make your visit as comfortable and convenient as possible. If you would like more information about out team, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Clinical Team

Christopher Gait

Specialist Orthodontist BDS FDS RCS Ed Dip Orth RCS 1971

Mr Gait was previously a Consultant in Orthodontics at Kidderminster General Hospital and the Princess of Wales Hospital, Bromsgrove. He is also a visiting Consultant at Birmingham Dental Hospital and Worcester Royal Infirmary. After qualifying from Liverpool in 1971 he worked as a House Surgeon at Liverpool Dental Hospital and then as a School Dental Officer in Dorset. While resident in Oral Surgery at the University Hospital South Manchester, he was awarded his Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1975. Deciding on a career in Orthodontics he did postgraduate training at the Royal Dental Hospital in Leicester Square. He was awarded the Diploma in Orthodontics and the D.P. Walther prize for Orthodontics from the University of Lond9on in 1976. He remained at the Royal Dental Hospital as Registrar and Service Registrar until 1982, when he moved to Worcestershire. As a Consultant, his main interests are in the treatment of severe dento-facial problems and teaching. He lectures widely on various orthodontic topics to local and national groups and is involved in teaching of the post graduate orthodontic program. Mr Gait was a visiting Consultant to clinics in Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore and was Honorary Consultant at the West Midlands Regional Plastic and Jaw Surgery Unit.

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Neil Sampson

Dentist - Specialist interest in Implantology GDC - 60624 -- BDS (U.Birm.1985) MFGDP (UK)

Neil qualified from Birmingham Dental Hospital in 1985 and has worked in general practice since. In 1999 he gained membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (UK). Neil developed an interest in dental implant treatment and, after completing a one year course, has been placing implant fixtures since 1999. He is experienced in undertaking sinus lift procedures, as well as bone grafting procedures, and is continually updating his knowledge in the field of dental implant treatment. Neil also administers IV Sedation for adults for all forms of general dentistry, cosmetic and surgical procedures, giving a virtually stress free and more pleasant experience of dental treatment. He is a clinical coach and lectures and acts as a mentor for Astra.

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Alison Grove

Dentist GDC - 63249 -- BDS (Wales) 1988 Dip PC Orth RCS (Eng) 2010

Alison qualified with BDS from the University of Cardiff Dental School . She works as a dentist with special interest in Orthodontics and in 2010 was awarded a Diploma in Primary care orthodontics by the Royal College of Surgeons (Eng). When not in practice she enjoys working and assisting at three local hospital orthodontic departments. Alison has an interest in Dental sleep medicine. She is a Board member and Secretary of the British Society of Dental Sleep Medicine and provides oral appliances for the treatment of simple snoring and mild sleep apnoea including patients referred by respiratory medicine and ENT consultants in the area. Alison has been selected as Somnowell’s Platinum practitioner for the region. In 2013 she was accredited as a Candidate of the European Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.

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Luisa Montaldo

Dentist GDC - 201760 -- BDS (Italy) MSc. (Orthodontics)

Luisa qualified as a Dentist from University of Naples, Italy, in 2006 and gained her Master Degree in Orthodontics, First Class Honours cum laude, in 2009. In 2010, she received specialist training in the field of Temporomandibular Disorders in the USA at the Orofacial Pain Center in Kentucky, as part of a shadowing program under the supervision of Dr. J. Okeson. In 2011 she moved to the UK where she works as a Specialty Dentist in Temporomandibular Disorders at Manchester University Dental Hospital and as a Specialist Orthodontist in several practices. She is registered with the General Dental Council and is on its Orthodontic Specialist list. Luisa is reviewer for several journals and has published numerous international publications. She is also the author of a chapter on “bottle feeding and dentition” in the book “Dietary and nutritional aspects of bottle feeding” (Wageningen Academic Publishers). Luisa is a member of The European Academy of Craniomandibular Disorders and of the Midland Orthodontic Society. She carries out treatments on both children and adults, starting from functional orthodontics, to fixed orthodontics and aligned invisible techniques. She uses the very latest techniques in self-ligating braces, invisible braces and Invisalign. She also treats patients with Temporomandibular Disorders. Her aim is to deliver a high standard of care in a friendly and professional environment.

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Vinita Singh

Dentist GDC - 71789 -- BDS, MFGDP, MFDS, MOrth, MPhil

Vinita graduated in Dentistry from Birmingham University in 1996. She completed vocational training and worked as a senior house officer at various hospitals. She continued with further education and passed several Royal College exams including MFGDP, MFDS, MOrth as well as an MPhil from Birmingham University. Vinita also works in a private practice in Manchester and has provided orthodontic treatment to famous sports and media personalities. Her special interests include Adult orthodontics.

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Laura Wood

Dentist GDC - 60634 -- BDS (Bham) 1985

Laura Wood qualified in 1985 from Birmingham Dental Hospital and has a special interest in orthodontics.

Laura gained experience at Kidderminster Hospital working along side Mr Gait until joining Dentalign. Laura has completed the Clinical Assistant course at Birmingham University and is constantly updating her knowledge with postgraduate education.

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Fausto Santi

Dentist GDC - 75217 -- Dip Dent (Pisa) 1998 Dental Surgeon MJDF RCS (England 2011)

Fausto qualified at the University of Pisa in 1998 and came to the UK in September 1998. He has been in general, private and NHS practice since 1998. He became a Member of the joint Dental Faculty of the Royal College of Surgeons (England) in 2011, after passing the MJDF exam. He has recently graduated from Warwick University and was awarded an MSC in Orthodontics in 2014. Fausto started doing orthodontic work in 2009, one day a week in Kidderminster, and is now with Dentalign in Kidderminster four days a week. He also is an Honorary Clinical Teaching Fellow at Warwick Medical School, participating in teaching the post graduate students and developing new programmes.

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Dora Wittmer

Dentist GDC - 229594 -- BDS(Hungary 2002), Specialist Orthodontist 2010 Hungary

Dora graduated in Dentistry in 2002 in Medical University Debrecen, Hungary. In 2004 she became a specialist dentist and in 2010 a specialist Orthodontist. She is constantly updating her knowledge with nationwide and international courses. Dora joined the Oasis Dentalign group in April 2015.

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Mark Robotham

Implant surgeon BDS (U.London 1978), MSc Implant Dentistry (U.Warwick 2006)

Mark has been in practice since 1981 and developed an interest in dental implants in 1993.

Following completion of his MSc in Implant dentistry in 2006 he now concentrates on this area of dentistry.

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Ian Hetherington

Dentist BDS Dundee 1988 MCCD RCS Eng 1998

Ian began his career in 1989 and has since been involved in Clinical Community Dentistry, achieving membership of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1998. His special interests are in prosthetics and restorative dentistry.

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Emily Hewitt

Trainee Dental Nurse

Laura Howles

Treatment Co-Ordinator