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.
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.
Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy, Royal College of Surgeons of England, 2018
GDC Registration Number: 252244
Anthonia has been an enthusiastic member of the dental profession since 2011, when she started as a trainee dental nurse, before specialising as an orthodontic therapist in 2017. Prior to her career in Dentistry, Anthonia achieved a BA Honours Degree in Textile Design from Birmingham City University.
When not working, Anthonia is an avid reader and enjoys skiing.
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.
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.
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.
From right to left: Jurate, Anthonia, Pat, Claire, Anna
From right to left: Jurate, Pat, Anthonia
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