Orthodontics

The orthodontic service provides opinions to dental practitioners, medical practitioners and community dental officers as well as liaison with specialist practitioners and dentists with a special interest in orthodontic treatment.

Orthodontics is a specialist field of dentistry which deals with irregularities of the teeth and jaws. The hospital orthodontic service provides treatment for patients with complex malocclusions (tricky bites) or medical issues. In addition to this, we provide advice and opinions to dental practitioners, medical practitioners and community dental officers as well as liaison with specialist practitioners and dentists with a special interest in orthodontic treatment.

We provide orthodontic services at both Lincoln County Hospital and Grantham District Hospital, with an outreach spoke hospital at Louth County Hospital. The service also provides liaison and joint treatment with hospital consultants including maxillofacial surgeons, plastic surgeons, paediatric dentists and restorative dental surgeons.

Our clinicians provide specialist treatment for patients with severe and high complex dental conditions. The majority of these patients require multi-specialty treatment for the following reasons:

  • patients with severe jaw deformities who require combined orthodontic and surgical treatment
  • patients born with cleft lip and palate or developmental conditions
  • impacted and displaced teeth and other tooth development problems

The orthodontic department also has a teaching and training role for specialist registrars and dental practitioners with a special interest in orthodontic treatment.

For disabled access information about the orthodontics department at Grantham and District Hospital, please see our DisabledGo accessibility guide.

For disabled access information about the orthodontics department at Lincoln County Hospital please see our DisabledGo accessibility guide.

Contact us

Lincoln Hospital Orthodontic Department:

Orthodontic department reception                                    01522 573495

Orthodontic secretary (Sheila Coates)                             01522 573496

Grantham District Hospital Orthodontic Department:

Orthodontic department reception                                    01476 464406

Orthodontic secretary (Sharon Scrupps)                         01476 464543

Louth County Hospital Orthodontic Department:

Orthodontic department reception                                    01507 631247

Orthodontic secretary (Linda Nixon)                                01507 631276

The Orthodontic Team

Our fantastic team consists of Consultant Orthodontists, Associate specialists, Orthodontic Therapists and Orthodontic Nurses. We also have visiting clinicians (Dentists with Special Interest) who contribute hugely to supporting our clinical service. We are supported by our own reception team and secretarial staff.

Consultants

Orthodontic therapists

We have two orthodontic therapists, one of whom is currently nearing the end of her training, who treat even the most complex cases and really help to increase the numbers of patients we are able to accept for treatment in the hospital service. The therapists work under prescription and close supervision of one of our Specialists or Consultants.

Joy Hudson

Joy Hudson

Joy joined ULHT in August 2006 as a specialist dental nurse working in orthodontics and oral surgery after many years of working in general practice. She gained post-graduate qualifications in Radiography, Conscious sedation and Orthodontic nursing. In 2018 she started her Orthodontic Therapist training on The Yorkshire Orthodontic Therapy course and qualified in June 2019 from the Royal College of Surgeons England. She works five days a week, four at Grantham and one day at Lincoln.

Rebecca Thomas

Rebecca is currently training to become a qualified Orthodontic Therapist and is undertaking her training at the Yorkshire Orthodontic Therapist Course in Leeds Dental Institute. Prior to her training Rebecca worked as an orthodontic nurse at Lincoln and Boston Hospitals, having first registered as a dental nurse in 2008. She has experience of working in the Community Dental and Special Needs Services. Rebecca has additional post-graduate qualifications in dental radiography, dental conscious sedation and orthodontic nursing.

Visiting clinicians

  • Helen Sloss
  • Kenny Hume
  • Maggie Gee
  • John Hawkins
  • Alexander Gemmell
  • Adam Mantle

Nurses

Our dedicated nursing team work extremely hard to support the clinicians, ensure clinics run smoothly and put our patients at ease. In addition, our nurses are skilled in dental radiography and providing oral hygiene advice and instructions on how to best look after your brace.

Useful resources

Consultants