Meet the team

Meet our team of highly skilled and experienced clinical and administrative staff. We believe that life long learning and the continual updating of new techniques and skills is an essential part of the service we offer to you. All our staff under go regular training and continual professional development.

Mark Wolkenstein BDS(Lond) LDS RCS(Eng)
GDC no: 57378
Practice Principal of Smiles Orthodontics

Qualified in 1982 from the Royal London Hospital, Mark worked in general dentistry in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire before focusing on Orthodontics in 2001. Mark has worked in Biggleswade since 1995 and became Practice Principal of Smiles Orthodontics in March 2006. Mark also worked on a part time basis in the Maxillofacial Department at Bedford Hospital.

Luisa Lucchesi BDS MFDS RCS(Eng) MSc MOrth RCS(Eng)
GDC no: 82272
Specialist Orthodontist – Associate

Luisa graduated from Barts and the London in 2003 and returned in 2007 to specialise in orthodontics, during which she gained the award for academic and clinical excellence.
Luisa now works in specialist practice at Smiles Orthodontics.

Sona Kotecha BDS MFDS MSc(Lon) MOrth RCS FDS Orth(Eng)
GDC no: 80475
Specialist Orthodontist – Associate

After qualifying as a dentist from the University of Manchester in 2002, Sona moved back to London where she worked in general practice and at various hospitals including the Eastman Dental Hospital in various dental specialties such as oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral medicine and paediatric dentistry. Her specialist interests include adult orthodontics.

Teohna Angel
GDC no: 135157
Orthodontic Therapist

Gemma Weir
GDC no: 110699
Orthodontic Therapist

The Nursing Team

It’s our nursing team’s role to make sure you have a pleasant and comfortable experience. All our nurses are registered with the GDC (General Dental Council).  To become registered, nurses are now required to hold a minimum of the National Certificate of Dental Nursing. Each nurse takes their professional development seriously, often going on to obtain further qualifications in radiography, advanced oral hygiene and specialist orthodontic training.

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The Admin Team

Our admin team pride themselves on good customer care. Highly knowledgeable about orthodontics they will be your first point of contact, so don’t be afraid to ask as many questions as you need to when first exploring the idea of orthodontic work.

Practice Manager