01202 765808

  40 Alumhurst Rd, Bournemouth, BH4 8ER

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Meet the team

Besher Al Aswad Orthodontic Specialist

DDS Damascus 1994, Statutory Exam 2000; MOrth RCS Eng 1999, MSc (London) 1999

GDC Registration Number: 78846

Besher qualified as a dentist in 1994. Prior to embarking on his orthodontic training, he worked as a Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery departments in Liverpool and Norwich respectively. He completed his specialist training in Orthodontics at Guys Hospital in 1999.

Following qualification he worked at the orthodontic department at The Royal Bournemouth Hospital as a locum specialist registrar for one year. He then started working at orthodontic practices in Andover and Winchester and at the same time joined “Only Orthodontics” in Bournemouth in 2001 where he worked since then on full-time basis as a specialist orthodontist.

For many years he has been providing a wide range of specialist Orthodontic treatment for both children and adult patients including aesthetic fixed appliances, Invisalign clear braces and Incognito lingual appliances.

He is a member of the British Orthodontic Society.

He is fully certified in both Incognito and Invisalign treatment.

Fellow of The World Federation of Orthodontists.

He is a Gold Invisalign provider.

Jeremy Moore Orthodontic Specialist

LDS,RCS (Eng) 1980 BDS (ULond) 1981 DOrth,RCS (Eng) 1986 MSc (ULond) 1987

GDC Registration Number: 55421

Qualified from Guys Hospital as a dentist in 1980. After several hospital posts in Oral and Maxillo-facial surgery, commenced specialist training in Orthodontics in 1984 at the Royal London Hospital. After three years in specialist practice in Kent re-located to Bournemouth in 1990. A part-time lecturer for several years for the University of London at the Royal London Hospital until the demands of the Bournemouth practice had to take priority.

Apart from Orthodontics as a whole, has a special interest in adult orthodontics.

Has held many positions of responsibility on The Local Dental Committee, the Dorset Dental Advisory Committee, the Council of the British Orthodontic Society, the Wessex Regional Orthodontic Audit Committee, and several working groups of the BOS.

Is a Fellow of the World Federation of Orthodontists.

Susan Power Orthodontic Specialist

BDS University of Sheffield, 1982, LDS RCS Lond 1982 FDS,RCPS 1986 DOrth,RCS 1989 MOrth,RCS 1990 MSc 1990

GDC Registration Number: 56940

Carried out hospital posts in Oral and Maxillo-facial surgery in Norwich, Reading and Glasgow. Was awarded the Fellowship in Dental Surgery (FDS RCPS) in 1986.

In 1987 commenced Specialist orthodontic training at the Royal London Hospital. Attained Diploma in Orthodontics, University of London in 1989 and Membership in Orthodontics, University of London in 1990. Awarded Master of Science in Orthodontics with Distinction in 1990.

Appointed Consultant in Orthodontics at the North Hampshire Hospital, Basingstoke in 1995 and then returned to Bournemouth in 2000 as Consultant Orthodontist, the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

Worked part-time at the Orthodontic Clinic in Westbourne since 1994.

Examiner for the Membership in Orthodontics of the Royal Colleges, London and Glasgow.

Special interests are Growth problems of the facial complex, dento-facial orthopaedics and orthognathic (jaw) surgery.

Kalliopi Kokosali Orthodontist Specialist

BDS (Hons) Man. 2001, MFDS RCSEng 2004, MOrth Ed, MDentSci (Hons) 2009
GDC Registration Number: 79565

Kallie is an award winning Orthodontist with significant expertise and clinical experience in orthodontic care.

She qualified as a dentist from Manchester Dental Hospital in 2001. Prior to starting her Specialist Orthodontic training Kallie worked as a resident Senior house officer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department at Central Manchester & Children’s University Hospitals NHS Trust. Non resident Senior house officer at the Dental hospital of Manchester, as well as a Community Dental Officer in North of Manchester (Oldham) gaining invaluable experience in pediatric Dentistry.

She completed her specialist orthodontic training in Liverpool Hospital in 2009. Awarded Master of Dental Science in Orthodontics with Honours in 2009.

Following her Orthodontic Specialization Kallie worked in a NHS and private Specialist Orthodontic Practice, in Manchester for 4 days per week for the last 10 years. At the same time for 5 years she spend one day per week working at the Orthodontic Department at Halton District Hospital, North Cheshire and Warrington NHS Trust, where she treated adult patients with growth problems of the facial complex, requiring orthognathic (jaw) surgery.

In July 2019 she relocated her family to Bournemouth where she joined “Only Orthodontics” Specialist Orthodontic practice.

Kallie specializes in the treatment of children and adults, using an extensive range of orthodontic appliances. From the more conventional fixed appliances to the most advanced cosmetic orthodontic appliances, including clear aligners, ceramic and lingual (hidden) braces.
Fully certified in both Invisalign clear appliances and Incognito lingual appliances.

Being interested in all aspects of orthodontics, she undertakes many hours of postgraduate education each year to keep up to date with all the latest techniques.

In her spare time she is dedicated spending time with her family and friends, spending time in the kitchen, yoga, exploring the country side and travelling.

She is a member of the British Orthodontic Society.

Tara Rigby Orthodontic Therapist

GDC Registration Number: 167068

Tara Joined Only Orthodontics in 2007 as an orthodontic nurse. She went on to train and acquire a Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy from Leeds University to qualify as an orthodontic therapist in July 2012. She has since been working on full time basis as an orthodontic therapist with Only Orthodontics. She works alongside Dr Aswad and is experienced in treating patients with several types of orthodontic appliances including fixed and removable appliances, Incognito and Invisalign.

Deborah Strugnell Orthodontic Therapist

GDC Registration Number: 149509

Deborah joined Only Orthodontics in 2011 as an orthodontic nurse and progressed to acquiring her Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy at Leeds University to qualify as an orthodontic therapist in June 2018. Deborah works full time alongside Dr Aswad, treating patients with fixed and removable appliances, Incognito and Invisalign.

Jackie Phillips Orthodontic Therapist

GDC Registration Number: 123253

Jackie worked at The Orthodontic Department at The Royal Bournemouth Hospital for 14 years as an Orthodontic Nurse. She then went on to train as an Orthodontic Therapist and gained her Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy in July 2013 from Leeds University. We were very pleased when she moved to Only Orthodontics to join our team of experienced orthodontic therapists in June 2020 to continue her career development with us. She has gained experience in treating patient with a wide range of removable and fixed orthodontic appliances.



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