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 David Manger

David qualified from the University of Wales College of Medicine, Cardiff in 1987. After working in the Dental School as a dental officer, he moved to Peterborough in 1988 and worked in private practice.

In 1996 he started his orthodontic training as a clinical assistant working alongside the orthodontic consultant at Peterborough District Hospital. He undertook the Trent region two year training programme in orthodontics for general practitioners.

David joined Old School House full-time in 2003. He completed his Diploma in Primary Care Orthodontics finals in October 2010. He currently sits on the
 British Orthodontic Society Practitioner Group committee and the British Orthodontic Society Scholarships & Grants committee.

In his free time, David enjoys foreign travel, tennis, snowboarding, cycling and dining-out. He is married to Deborah and has one son.


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 Richard George

Richard George completed his orthodontic training at Guys in 2000. He is a specialist practitioner based in West Kent where he has worked for the past 15 years. He is an ex-director of Total Orthodontics, a group of eleven mixed NHS/private specialist practices based in the South East of England, and was responsible for their marketing and social media activity.

He has been on the committee and served as Membership Secretary of the British Lingual Orthodontic Society for the past five years.

Richard is currently the editor of BOSNews.

Director of Professional Development

Dr Richard Jones

Richard studied dentistry at Guy’s Hospital, London, graduating in 1990 with double honours. Following this he remained at Guy’s as a house officer in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Over the next three years Richard continued to train within this specialty at a number of hospitals in London, eventually returning to Guy’s as a registrar. During this time he was awarded the Fellowship in Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Following his decision to follow a career in orthodontics, Richard spent a two years in general dental practice in England and Australia broadening his experience. In 1996 he began a three year full-time training course in Orthodontics, based at Guy’s hospital and the Royal Alexandra children’s hospital in Brighton. Upon graduating he received a Master of Science Degree and the Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of England allowing him to be registered as a specialist orthodontist with the General Dental Council. Richard is also a specialist in oral surgery.

After completing his specialist training, Richard divided his time between the orthodontics department at Kingston hospital and specialist orthodontic practice. He became a partner of Total Orthodontics in 2002 and is now a director of Total Orthodontics Ltd. He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the World Federation of Orthodontists and the British Dental Association.

Richard has keen interests in clinical research and continuing education. In addition, he is actively involved in running courses for postgraduate students and is regularly invited to lecture on orthodontic topics both at home and abroad.