Your No1 team

At No1 The Orthodontic Specialists, you’ll be looked after by a friendly team of orthodontic professionals. We’re committed to delivering the highest level of orthodontic care. Meet the incredible team who’ll be looking after you.

Meet our Specialist Orthodontists

Our Specialist Orthodontists, Dr Anne-Marie Smith and Dr Anjli Patel, have both been recognised with the prestigious Chapman Prize. We are the only orthodontic clinic in the country where both principal orthodontists have this recognition.

Meet the team

ANNE-MARIE SMITH

Consultant & Specialist Orthodontist

BDS 1992 GUY'S HOSPITAL, LONDON. FDS RCS ENGLAND 1996. MSC LONDON 1999. MORTH RCS ENGLAND 2000. FDS (ORTH) RCS INTERCOLLEGIATE 2002.
GDC NO. 68456 REGISTERED DENTIST

About me

Having grown up in rural Lancashire, I relocated to London for university where I stayed for 15 years during my dental and orthodontic training. I moved to Derby in 2003 with my GP husband Kevin and daughter Emily, with Rebecca following soon after. I've loved watching my girls growing up in this beautiful county and we’ve made the most of Derbyshire's stunning countryside as a family.

Favourite part of the job

Helping patients plan their journey and loving their delight as their smile improves throughout treatment.

FAVOURITE FOOD

Thai Curry following a fantastic holiday riding elephants in Thailand.

FAVOURITE FILM

Anything we can watch as a family - although I'm glad my girls have outgrown Disney princesses.

FAVOURITE SONG

"Somebody" by Depeche Mode – I'm an 80's girl!

Anjli Patel

Consultant & Specialist Orthodontist

BDS 2000 UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD MFDS RCS EDINBURGH 2002. MSC LONDON 2006. MORTH RCS EDINBURGH 2007. FDS (ORTH) RCS INTERCOLLEGIATE 2010
GDC NO. 77784 REGISTERED DENTIST

About me

I was born in Kenya before moving to London at the age of 12, and later to Derby with my husband in 2011. When not working, we’re the busy parents of two beautiful daughters. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, cooking and exploring the outdoors. If I hadn’t become an orthodontist, I would have loved to be an adventurer like Ben Fogle.

FAVOURITE PART OF JOB

Seeing people blossom.

FAVOURITE FOOD

Anything made by Mama Patel - she is great at stocking our freezer when she visits!

FAVOURITE FILM

I rarely have time to watch films anymore but can recite all the words to Pretty Woman and Dirty Dancing. I am currently ploughing my way through "Grey's Anatomy"!

FAVOURITE SONG

“Happy” by Pharell Williams. My daughters and I like dancing to this!

Gemma Whitehurst

Gemma Whitehurst

Orthodontic Therapist

Favourite Food

Italian

What i like best about my job

Creating beautiful smiles and watching patients grow and gain confidence throughout their journey.

Favourite Film

The Greatest Showman and Grease

Favourite Music

Ed Sheeran and Calvin Harris

GDC No. 146856

Kerrie Perry

Kerrie Perry

Lead Receptionist

Favourite Food

Indian

What i like best about my job

Speaking with patients and following them through their experience.

Favourite Film

Dirty Dancing

Favourite Music

Shania Twain, Ed Sheeran and Jess Glynne

GDC No. 109700

Liz Fuller

Liz Fuller

Lead Practice Administrator, Patient Relations Manager & Treatment Coordinator

Favourite Food

Roast Dinner

What i like best about my job

The reveal at the end and watching people smile.

Favourite Film

Wizard of Oz

Favourite Music

Eva Cassidy's Somewhere over the rainbow

GDC No. 145143

Laura Read

Laura Read

Orthodontic Therapist

Favourite Food

Chinese

What i like best about my job

Taking the braces off and revealing something truly wonderful.

Favourite Film

Dirty Dancing, The Bodyguard

Favourite Music

Jess Glynne

GDC No. 109699

Abigail Ayre

Abigail Ayre

Patient Relations Manager & Treatment Coordinator

Favourite Food

Mexican

What i like best about my job

I love talking to people and being in a job where we help to create confidence.

Favourite Film

Home Alone

Favourite Music

Hall and Oates and The Weeknd

GDC No. 181586

Michaela Johnson

Michaela Johnson

Dental Nurse and Purchasing Officer

Favourite Food

Italian

What i like best about my job

Getting to know our lovely patients

Favourite Film

The Holiday

Favourite Music

Shania Twain's "Man I feel like a woman"

Keeley Bowden

Keeley Bowden

Dental Nurse

Favourite Food

Italian

What i like best about my job

Seeing the joy on people's faces as they watch their new smile develop. It is great to know that we helped give them a smile to show off.

Favourite Film

Lord of the Rings and the Harry Potter Series

Favourite Music

Drake

Victoria Hodgson

Victoria Hodgson

Dental Nurse

Favourite Food

Pasta

What i like best about my job

Getting to know so many nice people and see them elated with their perfect smile.

Favourite Film

Shrek 2

Favourite Music

System of a Down

Alison Seabridge

Alison Seabridge

Receptionist

Favourite Food

Italian

What i like best about my job

Meeting patients and watching them leave excited about their amazing new smile.

Favourite Film

The Holiday

Favourite Music

Madness – ‘It Must Be Love’

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At No1 The Orthodontic Specialists, you come first. Our friendly team will personalise each step of your enjoyable journey with us, because here you’re not just a smile - you’re family.

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No 1 The Orthodontic Specialists
No 1 Station Road Mickleover
Derby
DE3 9GH
United Kingdom

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