Mr Gavin Power
Specialist Orthodontist GDC Reg No: 72418 | Morth 2004,BDS 1996, FDS(Orth) RCS (Eng) 2004, MSc 9Lond) 2003, MFDS RCS 9Eng) 2000
Gavin studied dentistry at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa and was awarded the Byron Moore Scholarship from the Zimbabwe Dental Association, and the Oral B Exchange award for academic and clinical excellence. In his final year Gavin won the prestigious Dental Association of South Africa Orthodontic Medal, setting the tone for his future career.
Gavin subsequently moved to the UK and worked as a general dental practitioner for several years, but having developed an interest in orthodontics, elected to pursue a career in the speciality. In 2001 he commenced a three-year training programme in orthodontics at Guy’s Hospital, London, and the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead. He was awarded a Master’s degree in Orthodontics (MSc), followed by his Membership in Orthodontics (MOrth) from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2004. Wishing to broaden his experience in treating complex and multidisciplinary orthodontic patients, Gavin decided to further his training as a senior registrar at the Eastman (UCL) and Kingston hospitals, and attained his Fellowship in Orthodontics (FOrth) in Edinburgh in 2006.
Gavin has been a consultant in orthodontics at Wexham Park Hospital/Frimley Health and Northwick Park Hospital, and relocated to Kent in 2016 to the East Kent Hospitals Foundation Trust (EKHUFT).
Alongside private practice in London, he is a consultant in orthodontics at the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, where he provides specialist orthodontic treatment to a variety of complex and high priority patients. Gavin is involved in teaching and training new orthodontists and foundation dentists, and is a lecturer on the Greater London Orthodontic Specialist Course.
Gavin’s special areas of interest include facial aesthetics in adult and paediatric orthodontic patients, lingual (behind the teeth) orthodontics, working alongside other specialists in multidisciplinary treatment (missing teeth/restorative, periodontal/gum disease and facial anomalies/orthognathic), as well as working with patients of all ages with cleft lip and palate. Gavin was awarded the Gilbert Scott Bursary to gain experience in nasoalveolar moulding in cleft babies at the prestigious Institute of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in New York, USA in 2014.