Meet The Team
All our team adhere to the rules governing the profession under strict guidance from the General Dental Council (GDC) “Standards for Dental Professionals” and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) who regulate and inspect dental practices.
MSc, BDS (Hons), FDS (Orth) RCS (UK), MOrth RCS (Edin), FDS RCS (Eng)
Consultant and Specialist in Orthodontics
General Dental Council Registration Number: 64354
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Claire Nightingale, a multiple prize winning orthodontist, qualified as a dentist in 1989 from Newcastle University and as an orthodontist in 1996, from Bristol University. She is the owner of Queens Gate Orthodontics and combines private practice in South Kensington with an NHS Consultant post at Watford General Hospital.
She is passionate about orthodontics, and when not treating patients, she is busy lecturing to dental societies, writing textbooks, and training dentists to become orthodontists. At other times, she is running around after her three children and two cats and occasionally gets to play her piano.
MSc BDS FDS (Orth) RCS (UK) MOrth RCS (Eng) MFDS RCS (Eng)
Consultant and Specialist in Orthodontics
General Dental Council Registration Number: 76245
Monika Cedro has been a specialist orthodontist since 2009, having qualified as a dentist in 1999. She is an NHS consultant at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Kent and the Eastman Dental Hospital. She is actively involved in the teaching and clinical supervision of orthodontic trainees and lectures regularly.
Away from orthodontics, most of her spare time is spent with her two daughters, trying to read more than two pages of a book uninterrupted and attempting to get to grips with her new sewing machine.
Dip Orth Therapy Warwick 2012
General Dental Council Registration Number: 122436
Jurate Skarzauskiene is a qualified orthodontic therapist. She trained at the University of Warwick and worked in an orthodontic practice in South East London before joining the team here at Queens Gate Orthodontics. Previously, she had a successful career in Engineering before turning to Dentistry and taking up her role as an orthodontic therapist. She has been trained in Dental Radiography and is fluent in Lithuanian, Russian and English.
Verified experience in Dental Nursing
Receptionist / Dental Nurse
General Dental Council Registration Number: 106198
Beverley has worked in the dental and orthodontic environment for approximately 30 years. She deals with the day to day running of the orthodontic practice and endeavours to make each and every patients journey through the practice as welcoming and easy as possible.
In her space time, Beverley enjoys travel and sports; particularly netball and football.
Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy City & Guilds 2014, NVQ L3 Oral Health Care:Dental Nursing & Indp Asses City & Guilds 2008
General Dental Council Registration Number: 161280
Anna has worked for many years in dental practice, as a practice manager and dental nurse. In 2014, she qualified as a Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist from Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry and joined Queens Gate Orthodontics in April 2015.
Anna speaks English, Lithuanian and Russian.
Anna is an accomplished musician, and enjoys opera and classical music. She plays the piano, sings in a choir and has performed at the Royal Albert Hall, in addition to other London venues.
General Dental Council Registration Number: 237918
Natalie is one of our Dental Hygienists, and graduated from the Eastman Dental Hospital. She is trained to support orthodontic patients. Natalie is enthusiastic about her role and takes great pride in her work. She’s passionate about educating her patients to prevent gum disease, decay and other dental problems. Natalie is also trained in tooth whitening.
Natalie lives in Islington, and In her spare time she enjoys baking, socialising with friends and gardening.
Qual- National Certificate NEBDN 1996
General Dental Council Registration Number: 156988
Pat qualified as a dental nurse in November 1996 at Lambeth College, London. She has experience in both NHS and private dental practice, including paediatric dentistry, at the Chelsea and Westminster, and Northwick Park Hospitals. She is passionate about dentistry and enjoys working with and helping others.During her career, she has worked in various roles, including practice management, and reception, and enjoys her role as an orthodontic nurse.
Her hobbies include travel, reading, cooking, socialising and (very occasionally) swimming.
Left to right: Jurate, Bev, Pat, Claire, Anna, Monika
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