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.

Claire Nightingale

MSc, BDS (Hons), FDS (Orth) RCS (UK), MOrth RCS (Edin), FDS RCS (Eng)

NHS Consultant and Specialist in Orthodontics
General Dental Council Registration Number: 64354
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Claire Nightingale, a highly experienced and multiple prize winning orthodontist, including “Best Practice, UK, 2020” in the Dentistry Awards and “Orthodontist of the Year, London, 2019” in the GHP Private Healthcare Awards, decided to become an orthodontist at the age of 12, having been inspired by fantastic care from her own dentist. She qualified as a dentist over 30 years ago, from Newcastle University (1989) and completed her specialist training as an orthodontist at Bristol University (1996). She is the Dentex partner at Queens Gate Orthodontics and combines private practice in South Kensington with an NHS Consultant post at Watford General Hospital.

Anh Nga Nguyen

DGDP(UK) 1995
BDS Lond 1991
General Dental Practitioner
General Dental Council Registration Number: 67493

Anh Nga qualified as a dentist in 1991 at Guy’s Hospital, University of London, and as a Doctor of Dental Surgery in Canada in 1997. Since qualifying, Anh Nga practiced dentistry in London prior to moving to Singapore, where she practiced for 10 years.

Anh Nga has a special interest in Orthodontics. With a gentle and compassionate nature, she strives to provide the highest quality of care.

Outside of dentistry, Anh Nga is a qualified acupuncturist -her practice focuses on facial aesthetics, providing a holistic approach to facial anti-aging and rejuvenation. She loves spending time with her two children and finds delight in good food and travelling.

Avan Mohammed

BDS (HONS) (LOND), MJDF RCS (ENG), PG CERT AESTHETIC MEDICINE (DISTINCTION,) MORTH RCS (ENG), DCLINDENT (ORTH)
Specialist Orthodontist
General Dental Council Registration Number: 212238

Avan qualified as a dentist from Queen Mary’s University of London in 2011 with a Distinction. She subsequently trained as a Specialist Orthodontist at the Royal London and Northwick Park Hospitals. She holds a research Doctorate degree in Orthodontics and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA). Additionally, Avan has completed further post graduate training in Advanced Facial Aesthetics.

Avan is passionate about helping her patients achieve a healthy and attractive smile. She offers a full range of orthodontic treatment options for both adults and children, including traditional braces and Invisalign.

Patricia Babb

Qual- National Certificate NEBDN 1996
Dental Nurse / Receptionist
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.

Jordan Mensa

Practice Administrator and Receptionist

Jordan has had plenty of experience in the health sector, having worked in a general medical practice and corporate dental practice before joining Queens Gate Orthodontics. He is keen to make every patient appointment run as smoothly as possible.

In his spare time, Jordan enjoys cooking and working out at the gym.

Nuria Grande

Receptionist and Trainee Dental Nurse

Nuria has worked in dentistry for over 20 years, as a receptionist in general dental practices in Spain and the UK, and also as a trainee dental nurse in a specialist orthodontic practice in London. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, reading and family life.

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