Board of Trustees

The ruling body of the Society. It is responsible for managing the Society's affairs and ensuring that it pursues its charitable objects

The members of the Board are the Trustees of the Society and Directors of the Company.The members are the President, Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer and the Directors of Clinical Governance, Clinical Practice, Education, External Relations, Professional Development and Research.  The Honorary Patron attends Board meetings but is not a Trustee or a Director.

President

Professor Jonathan Sandler 

Jonathan has been a Consultant Orthodontist at Chesterfield Royal Hospital for nearly 25 years and in that time built up an international reputation as a teacher, researcher and clinician.  He has been directly involved in many RCTs, into both growth modification and the use of osseointegrated implants and TADs. He has authored and co-authored many book chapters, and over 120 clinical and scientific papers.

As the Chairman of the International Committee of the British Orthodontic Society, he represents the BOS at the European Federation of Orthodontic Societies' annual meetings. Jonathan is one of three UK diplomates of the European Board of Orthodontics and has been a European Board of Orthodontics examiner for the past 5 years. Jonathan is currently half way through his Presidency of the 'Angle Society of Europe'.

His highest profile role to date for the BOS was as Chairman of the organising committee of the 8th World Orthodontic Conference 2015, a task which involved 8 years of planning.

Honorary Secretary

Dr Andrew DiBiase


Andrew DiBiase is a Consultant Orthodontist at East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust. He undertook his undergraduate training at Kings College, London; his postgraduate training at the Royal London Hospital and Senior Registrar training at the Charles Clifford Dental School, Sheffield.
 
Since his appointment as a Consultant he has developed an extensive research portfolio, is part of the UK Orthodontic National Clinic Trials Network and has received numerous awards and grants. His research interests include the clinical effectiveness of appliances and the psychosocial impact of malocclusion. He has published over 65 papers in peer-reviewed journals and co-authored two textbooks, including the Handbook of Orthodontics. Andrew also runs a successful private practice and has lectured internationally.
 
He has been awarded the Maurice Berman Prize for Clinical Excellence by the British Orthodontic Society and the Dewel Clinical Research Award by the American Association of Orthodontists. He is a provisional member of the Angle Society of Europe.              

Honorary Treasurer

Dr Nigel Fox 


Nigel qualified from Leeds Dental School in 1983. After spending 2 years in oral surgery and 3 years in general practice he started his orthodontic training in 1988. He worked as a consultant Orthodontist in Teesside until 2009 when he left to work in specialist practice. Nigel has published many articles on occlusal indices and has lectured nationally and internationally on the subject. He was given the BOS special service award in view of 10 years contribution to the British Orthodontic Conference. In 2015 he was treasurer for the WFO meeting in London. His passions include fell walking and music.

      

Research Director 

           

Professor Susan Cunningham


Professor Susan Cunningham is Professor and Honorary Consultant at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute and the Eastman Dental Hospital UCLH Foundation Trust. She is Programme Director for the MClinDent postgraduate programme in Orthodontics at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute; one of the largest Orthodontic programmes in Europe, with 30-35 taught graduates at any one time. She is a past Trustee for Education for the British Orthodontic Society and also honorary Secretary of the European Orthodontic Society. Her research interests are in outcomes of orthodontic treatment and patient-centred care                          

 

Director of Clinical Governance

Dr Jadbinder Seehra


Jadbinder qualified with Honours from University of Manchester in 2002 and undertook his specialty orthodontic training at both Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust and Kent and Canterbury Hospitals. He was awarded his MSc with Merit from Kings College London, and obtained the Membership in Orthodontics (MOrth) in 2009.

During his training he has treated many complex cases, adult and child patients and multidisciplinary cases using a range of orthodontic appliances and techniques. He is a current Royal College of Surgeons MJDF examiner and has held the position of Chairman of the National Training Grades Group of the British Orthodontic Society in 2011.                                  

Director of Clinical Practice

Dr 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

Director of Education

 Dr Sue Power
       


Qualified in Dentistry at the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital, Sheffield. 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 ‘Only Orthodontics’ Specialist Orthodontic practice  in Bournemouth since 1994. Examiner for the Intercollegiate Specialty Fellowship examination in Orthodontics of the Royal Colleges. Previous examiner for the Membership in Orthodontics, RCS Eng and Glasgow, Diploma in Orthodontic therapy RCS Eng and Diploma in General Dental Practice Orthodontics , RCS Eng.

An interest in Post graduate education and continuing professional development. Special clinical interests are Growth problems of the facial complex, dento-facial orthopaedics and orthognathic (jaw) surgery.           

Director of External Relations

Dr Anjli Patel 



Anjli Patel completed her specialty training at the Kettering General Hospital and the Eastman Dental Hosptal in 2007. She has been a consultant since 2011 and is the co-principal of No 1 The Orthodontic Specialists in Derby.  She is the Training Programme Director for Orthodontics in the East Midlands and enjoys being involved in the orthodontic education of specialists and therapists. She has recently been the Lead for Publications on the Clinical Governance Committee and was a member of the Covid Recovery Group. 

Director of Professional Development

Dr David Waring 




David qualified in 1995 from Leeds University Dental School. After various practice and hospital posts he joined the orthodontic specialist registrar training programme in Liverpool. He completed his specialist training in Orthodontics in 2003 gaining the Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the M.Dent.Sci from the University of Liverpool.

Following entry to the Orthodontic specialist list David undertook a further 2 years of training as a senior registrar to gain the Intercollegiate Speciality Fellowship in Orthodontics of the Royal College and achieve consultant status.

 David is currently Clinical Lead for Orthodontics at Manchester Dental Hospital. David is Training Programme Director for Orthodontics within the Manchester region. He also works in private practice at Northenden House orthodontics in Manchester.”