Dina qualified as a dentist in 1997 from Newcastle Dental Hospital. She undertook her orthodontic specialty training and also further higher training and is a Consultant Orthodontist at Ashford and St Peters hospital. She is actively involved in training orthodontic specialist registrars and senior trainees. She lectures regionally and nationally to general dental practitioners, postgraduates and orthodontists. Dina has a wealth of experience in treating adults as well as children in hospital and in practice; She has an eye for detail and is a true perfectionist. Dina works very closely with Miss Helen Witherow, Consultant Maxillofacial surgeon, in the management of patients who require orthognathic (jaw) surgery. Dina and Helen are both passionate about this aspect of their work. Dina prides herself on her calming approach and attention to detail.
“As well as being an orthodontist I’m a mum to my beautiful daughters Layla and Nadia, wife to Chris and a would-be jewellery designer! Most of my spare time is spent with the family and we love nothing more than long walks at home and abroad. Cooking and travel are real passion of mine and I love to talk about cultures and cuisines – and what I’ve created with my silversmith’s kit. Above all I love shopping for shoes! Come and say hello next time you’re passing.”
Samantha qualified as a dentist in 1996 from the University of Malaya before working in general practice and in the Maxillofacial Department at her local hospital. She moved to the UK in 1999 to specialise in orthodontics at Guy’s Hospital, London. Samantha works as a specialist practitioner in Weybridge and Kingston and boasts wide experience treating adults and children. She takes time to get to know you before planning the perfect personal treatment plan.
“When I’m not in the surgery I make as much time as possible for my wonderful family. I love being with my husband Graham and daughters Caroline and Amelia. And if I do find a spare moment you’ll probably find me having a quick tinkle on the piano!”
Brian qualified as a dentist from Trinity College Dublin, graduating with first class honours and a gold medal. He was made a scholar of the University for academic achievement in his examinations. Brian has worked in private practice and across a range of hospital specialities, including children’s dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery in Dublin and Manchester following graduation. He then went on to specialise in orthodontics by undertaking a three year postgraduate training programme at the Royal London Hospital and Ashford & St Peters Hospital. He obtained his doctorate in orthodontics from Queen Mary University of London during this time, with research focused on aesthetic orthodontics, including Invisalign aligners. Brian has presented at a number of conferences and maintains a position on the editorial board of the Irish Dental Journal. He believes in making the whole treatment journey a positive and relaxed experience, while achieving excellent results.
“Beyond the world of orthodontics, I love spending time with my friends – be it evenings together or going out for brunch! Travel has always been a passion of mine and luckily my family are just a short flight away in Ireland, giving me the best excuse for a weekend getaway. I’ve recently rekindled my old love for golf so please let me know your course recommendations!”
Helen holds NHS Consultant Maxillofacial posts at St George’s Hospital and Ashford & St Peter’s Hospital. She sees private patients at Parkside Hospital. She is a highly specialized facial surgeon with over 30 years of experience. This has been gained by working in different specialties including Plastics, Cosmetics, ENT and Maxillofacial surgery and includes techniques acquired during her Craniofacial fellowship at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Helen has a background in Art and has two degrees in both Medicine and Dentistry. She holds the general surgical FRCS (Fellow of the Royal College of surgeons), the specialty FRCS exam for Oral and Maxillofacial surgery FRCS (OMFS) and has the qualification of Fellow of Dental surgery (FDS RCS). At the heart of her belief is that facial appearance matters. “Whether we like it or not most of us make initial judgments about people within the first few seconds of meeting them based on their appearance. A person may be born with a facial deformity or may acquire one either through trauma or cancer. Perceived negative changes may occur simply through the normal aging process. A person may have a face that is not one that represents the person they are inside. Improvement and change in a facial appearance can have a profound effect on a person’s life.” Helen undertakes aesthetic/cosmetic surgery to rejuvenate the face. She is also happy to undertake oral surgery procedures at Parkside Hospital including removal of impacted teeth and exposing and bonding of impacted teeth. Helen’s main subspecialty is orthognathic surgery. This involves moving the bones of the face to more ideal positions to produce better harmony and more ideal facial proportions. For patients attending Kingston Orthodontics, this surgery takes place at Parkside Hospital and involves working closely with Dina Slater, Consultant Orthodontist who carries out the surgical orthodontics required to move the teeth into ideal positions.
“In my spare time I enjoy making gold and silver jewellery. This interest started when I studied A level art and I then attended Jewellery school in Birmingham whilst studying Dentistry; I now have my own Assay mark. I also love walking and sailing. ”
Danielle qualified as a Dental Hygienist and Therapist with Distinction from Bart's and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University. She was given The Deans Award for the best overall student. Danielle is passionate about educating her patients, believes prevention is better than cure and has a very gentle approach. She has a special interest in periodontal care and orthodontics.
“In my free time, I enjoy going to the gym and spending time with friends and family. I love travelling and going out for food! I look forward to meeting you at Kingston Orthodontics.”
Julie qualified as a dental nurse in 2004 and has worked in the orthodontic field since 2005. She then went on to gain an additional qualification in dental radiography. This allows her to safely and competently take patient x-rays independently. Needless to say, Julie has a vast amount of experience, a wealth of knowledge and a keen eye for detail.
“I love going to music events both at home and abroad. I love holidays, eating good food and spending fun times with my family.”
Rachita qualified as a dental nurse in 2010 and since then has worked in various dental fields including orthodontics. Rachita’s level of experience allows her to be very competent when working in the surgery and equally at ease at reception, a true all-rounder!
“I am from Nepal but have spent nearly half my life in the UK and love living in London. In my spare time I enjoy playing badminton, travelling to new destinations and trying new food and experiences. ”
Muna has worked in the dental industry for 17 years and enjoys all aspects of dentistry, particularly the intricacy and art of orthodontics. She qualified in dental nursing in 2009 and is GDC registered. Her years of experience have given her a huge amount of clinical knowledge. Muna has a warm and caring character and offers a great deal of support to patients throughout their treatment journey.
“I love designing and making modest items of clothing in my spare time. I also enjoy shopping, going to the gym and cooking for family. ”
Anielle graduated from the University of Winchester with a degree in Psychology. She initially worked as a sales executive and was then attracted to the dental industry and in particular the orthodontic specialty. Anielle therefore has a great deal of experience and a natural flair in her role as a treatment coordinator. She has a calm and reassuring manner and thrives on getting to know patients and families.
“I love to explore cultures and cuisines and previously spent time travelling around South East Asia. I look forward to meeting you and chatting to you about my latest adventure.”
Lyne has a wealth of experience in the dental field having worked in dental administration for over 10 years with previous front of house and practice management roles. Prior to that Lyne worked in customer service and administration roles in the retail sector. She recently gained a business administration qualification and her ethos is "you're never too old to learn".
“I am delighted to be able to work with such a fantastic team at Kingston Orthodontics. I am focussed on doing everything I can to assist our patients to ensure that they have the best journey through treatment, from start to finish and beyond. Away from work I especially enjoy spending as much time as possible with loved ones, cooking and gardening are also passions that soothe the mind and feed the soul. ”