OSG Committee Members

The OSG committee is drawn from members of the Society who are Orthodontic Specialists working in primary care


Miss Anshu Sood

Anshu has been a dentist for 15 years, more than five of them based in specialist practice. Having worn a brace herself at the age of 33, she can share her experiences with our patients. She also knows the value of a beautiful smile and aims to use hers whenever possible!

She is a certified user of the Invisalign system and gains great satisfaction from each and every patient who leaves the practice with a smile to be proud of. In addition, she is an active member of the British Orthodontic Society and a committee member of the Orthodontic Specialist Group


Honorary Secretary

Dr Rod Ferguson

Rod studied dentistry at Bristol dental school, graduating with Honours in 1985. He then spent three years in hospital posts in maxillofacial surgery, during which time he completed his surgical training and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Following that Rod completed the three-year post-graduate training in orthodontics at Guy’s Hospital, London and was awarded a MSc in orthodontics and the Membership in Orthodontics of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, allowing him to register as a specialist orthodontist with the General Dental Council. Following this he returned to Sussex to set up a specialist orthodontic practice.

Rod is a director of Total Orthodontics and has been in specialist orthodontic practice since 1994. He regularly lectures to various groups, on clinical and management aspects of orthodontic practice both nationally and internationally. He is a member of the British Orthodontic Society, the British Lingual Orthodontic Society, the World Federation of Orthodontists and has held hospital appointments at the Eastman Dental Hospital and East Surrey Hospital. He is currently on the Editorial Board of Private Dentistry.

Rod is a past chairman of the Brighton section of the British Dental Association and has been a member of Working Parties for the British Society of Orthodontics. He has a particular interest in adult orthodontics in combination with complex restorative dentistry, including implants, using a wide range of orthodontic techniques.

Honorary Treasurer

Simon Jackson

B.ChD Leeds M.Sc Lond M.Orth FDS RCS Eng

Qualified in 1990 at the University of Leeds School of Dentistry. Undertook there year full-time course in Orthodontics at the Royal London Hospital School of Dentistry. Joined Specialist Orthodontic Practice, Epping in 1998.

Simon’s interests are running and playing football.

Committee Member

Dr Nichola Sant

I studied at Bristol University and qualified in 2000. Since then I have successfully passed the Membership in Dental Surgery examination awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. In addition, I undertook postgraduate Orthodontic training at The Royal London Hospital, London, where I was awarded the degree of Master of Science in Orthodontics (St Mary’s University, London).

I am a registered specialist with the General Dental Council and am a member of the British Dental Association and the British Orthodontic Societies. As well as being a committee member of the Orthodontic Specialist group, I also sit on the Specialist Advisory Group for Orthodontics.

I worked at a number of practices in West London before moving back to the Midlands where I was brought up. I keep myself at the cutting edge of orthodontics with peer review sessions with my local orthodontic colleagues and with regular attendance at training courses and national/international conferences.

I enjoy getting to know my patients well over the course of treatment. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my young family, reading and looking after my chickens.

Committee Member

Mr Mark Forty

 I graduated in dentistry from Bristol University in 1993. After working in general dental practice and in the hospital service where I studied for my Fellowship in Dental Surgery I undertook a Masters degree in Orthodontics at Birmingham University. Now a registered specialist in orthodontics, I have a Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. I have been a practice principal for 5 years in Solihull and Bromsgrove. My special interest is lingual orthodontics and I have one of the largest lingual brace practices in the UK. Over the past few years I have treated dentists and many of their children.

I am a past editor of the British Orthodontic Society Business Supplement and secretary of the Midland Orthodontic Society. I am a member of the British Lingual Orthodontic Society, the British Orthodontic Society and British Dental Association.

Committee Member

Dr Matt Clover

Matt qualified from Guy's Hospital in 1993. He spent 7 years in the Royal Army Dental Corps, including overseas tours in Germany, Bosnia, Kenya, Oman and Afghanistan. He qualified as a specialist in Orthodontics from Bristol in 2008 and has worked in specialist practice since. He is the principal of Mid-Wessex Orthodontics in Salisbury. He is also a member of the General Dental Practice Committee at the BDA.

Committee Member TGG 


Mr Gavin Bell 


My position on the board is to represent the TGG’s opinions and keep the TGG members informed of any changes that are happening in Orthodontics at both a local and national level. This is particularly relevant during this current period of transition to the new commissioning and management system of the NHS.


StR at Leeds Dental Institute and St. Luke's Hospital, Bradford