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​Orthodontic Services

Management Structure

​Division Director of Surgery​Alison Cooper
​Divisional Manager for Surgery ​Sophie Jordan
​Lead Clinician for Orthodontic Services  ​Pamela Ellis
​Service Manager Head & Neck

and Specialist Medicine   

​David Sippitt
​Business Manager Head & Neck

and Specialist Medicine   

​Hazel Donoghue

Service Specification

A comprehensive consultation service is provided offering a full diagnostic and case assessment facility for all referrals. Referrals are normally received via the Hampshire and Dorset CRC (Central Referral Centre)

In addition, advice, support and where needed a full treatment planning service is offered for those patients suitable for treatment by the General Dental Practitioners with a special interest in orthodontics (DWSI).  A follow-up advisory service is provided for these patients where necessary.

Treatment is undertaken within the Orthodontic Department primarily for those cases which fall into the complex and multidisciplinary spectrum.

All types of appliances are utilised including functional, fixed and removable appliances according to case need.

The index of treatment need is used to p​rioritise patients for treatment within the department with only those patients falling within the IOTN category 5 being accepted for treatment. Patients with severe medical problems, and those with special needs which may be classed as Patient-Modifying Factors may also be seen.  Only multi-disciplinary adult cases are accepted for treatment.

 A comprehensive range of malocclusions are treated, including cleft lip and palate and orthognathic surgical patients.

Joint consultation clinics are held with the Oral & Maxillofacial Team on a monthly basis.  Professor Ilankovan and his team offer an excellent service to our patients in West Dorset.

The 'Spires' Cleft Team provide the centralized cleft lip and palate service based in Salisbury with local support from the appropriate local services. Where possible, orthodontic services are provided locally.

Description of Department

The Orthodontic Department is located in the East Wing of Dorset County Hospital, Williams Avenue, Dorchester.

The Department offers 5 dental surgeries with all the latest equipment.  A central sterilization system is used by the Department.

Other facilities include a fully staffed Orthodontic Laboratory as well as model store and computer tracing room.

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery services are provided by Professor Ilankovan and his staff on a satellite basis with Poole NHS Trust providing the base.  All aspects of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery services are provided.

Departmental Opening Times

Monday to Friday
8.30 am – 5.00 pm

​Contact Details

Consultant Secretaries - 01305 255175 or 255120

Reception - 01305 255174

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