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.


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 Philip Benson 

Professor Philip Benson is Professor and Honorary Consultant in Orthodontics at the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. He is the Postgraduate Programme Director for Orthodontics and a former Head of the Academic Unit of Oral Health and Development until 2017. He is a past Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Orthodontics.

His research interests include evaluating the effectiveness of orthodontic interventions, through clinical trials and systematic reviews, as well as assessing the impact of malocclusion and orthodontic treatment on young people, using patient reported outcomes.

Professor Philip Benson is Professor of Orthodontics and Honorary Consultant at the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He is a regional advisor to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and a former Editor in Chief of the Journal of Orthodontics


Director of Clinical Governance

Dr Joe Noar 

I am a consultant orthodontist and honorary senior lecturer at the Eastman Dental Hospital/Institute in London. I have an interest in early orthodontic intervention.                                  

Director of Clinical Practice

Dr Guy Deeming

Guy is a Specialist Orthodontist working in a mixed NHS/private practice in Middlesbrough.

He originally qualified from Newcastle before working in a number of hospital positions in maxillofacial surgery and restorative dentistry in Manchester and London. He undertook Specialist training at Guy's and Kingston Hospitals before going into specialist practice in the South East. He moved to the North East in 2008 where he lives with his partner and two children.

Guy's is also the Marketing and PR representative on the BOS Conference and Meetings committee.

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 Peter McCallum

Peter McCallum has been a specialist practitioner in Stirling and Falkirk since 1989.  The practice is mixed NHS and Private. His main interest is in adult orthodontic treatment.  An Edinburgh (‘83) graduate he worked in various hospital units including Cambridge, Ayrshire and Glasgow before completing his orthodontic training at Glasgow Dental Hospital and School.  He has a Fellowship and Orthodontic Diploma from the RCPS(Glasg).

Peter has worked within the BOS for many years.  Posts on Conference committee, including Honorary Treasurer and, later, Chairman of conference in Edinburgh and Brighton.  He has served on the Rep Board and OSG committee.

In 1991 he founded the Scottish Orthodontic Specialists Group to provide a forum for the Scottish Orthodontists to discuss clinical and political issues.  This group has grown in strength over the years and represents the interests of orthodontic practitioners since healthcare became a devolved power under the Scottish Executive in 1997.  

In 2015 he co-founded, and continues to run, the Scottish Orthodontic Symposium held every January at the College in Glasgow.

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.”