Covid-19 Pandemic

Following advice, from the NHS and British Orthodontic Society, Smiles Orthodontic Practice is closed to patients. All appointments for the foreseeable future have been cancelled.

If you have a fixed brace and wear elastics please continue with these. Leave a phone message if you run out so we can send you some more. Removable appliances and retainers should continue to be worn as instructed.

If you have a problem with your orthodontic appliance there is guidance in the Orthodontic Emergencies Protocol on the British Orthodontic Society website.

At this stage please only contact the practice if you have a concern or orthodontic emergency that is causing discomfort. Unfortunately we are unable to replace brackets, repair broken removable appliances or provide replacement retainers.

These are extraordinary times and the safety of our patients, staff and families is paramount.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Smiles as soon as possible.

The Smiles Team

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.

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

 

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.
Luisa Lucchesi BDS MFDS RCS(Eng) MSc MOrth RCS(Eng)
GDC no: 82272
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.
Sona Kotecha BDS MFDS MSc(Lon) MOrth RCS FDS Orth(Eng)
GDC no: 80475
Specialist Orthodontist – Associate

 

  Adriana joined Smiles in March 2017. She was granted her diploma in Orthodontic Therapy by the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Adriana is passionate about patient care and in particular oral hygiene promotion and education. In her spare time she enjoys long walks in countryside with her husband and their dog Daisy.
Adriana Bosianek Dip Orth Therapy RCS (Eng)
GDC no: 197737
Orthodontic Therapist

 

The Nursing Team
Vikki
GDC no: 148888
Debbie
GDC no: 161934
Mandy
GDC no: 148471
Sharon
GDC no: 123654
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.

 

The Admin Team
Cathy, Practice Manager Jan, Receptionist

Anne, Receptionist

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.