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 your No1 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.

Anne-Marie Smith

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

Born in Manchester and educated at the Royal London Hospital, I moved to Derby with my GP husband Kevin and daughter Emily in 2003, with Rebecca following soon after. When not playing “Mum’s Taxi”, I enjoy making the most of Derbyshire’s stunning countryside with my family.

favourite part of job

Helping patients plan their journey and the ‘big reveal’ at the end.

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!

Anne-Marie graduated from Guy's Hospital, London in 1992. After gaining a few years of experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery in and around the London hospitals, including Great Ormond Street Hospital for sick children, Anne-Marie obtained her Fellowship in Dental Surgery from Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Following this Anne-Marie undertook a three-year postgraduate orthodontic training programme at the prestigious Royal London Hospital, London, where she was awarded a MSc (Distinction) from the University of London in 1999 and Membership in Orthodontics (MOrth) from Royal College of Surgeons of England 2000 leading to registration as a Specialist Orthodontist with the General Dental Council in 2000. She went on to undertake a further two years of consultant training in treating complex cases at the Royal London Hospital and Whipps Cross Hospital and was awarded the tricollegiate Fellowship in Orthodontics (FDS Orth) in 2002. She was honoured to receive The Chapman Prize in 2002 from The British Orthodontic Society.

Anne-Marie now works part-time as an NHS Consultant in Orthodontics at Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and also holds a post of Honorary Clinical Lecturer within the School of Clinical Dentistry, University of Sheffield. As well as training future orthodontists, Anne-Marie is the former Training Programme Director for the Trent region and is an examiner for Royal College Of Surgeons for Intercollegiate Specialty Fellowship Examination (the consultants examination) and Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy examinations. She holds the position of Chair of the Derbyshire Orthodontic Managed Clinical Network and is a member of the Local Dental Committee and the Local Professional Network. She is a member of the British Orthodontic Society, British Lingual Orthodontic Society and British Sleep Society.

Read Anne-Marie Smith's CV

Anjli Patel

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 moving 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 became an orthodontist, I would have loved to be an adventurer like Ben Fogle.

favourite part of job

Seeing people blossom.

favourite food

Peanut butter on toast - it’s wholesome and fills me up.

favourite film

Used to be ‘Pretty Woman’ but I gravitate more towards crime dramas like ‘NCIS‘ and ‘Law and Order’.

favourite song

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

Anjli graduated as a dentist in 2000 from the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital in Sheffield. She did her vocational training in Swadlincote and then took up posts in Maxillofacial Surgery and Orthodontics at the Queen’s Hospital in Burton Upon Trent, the Derby Royal Infirmary, Chesterfield Royal Hospital and the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham. Following this she travelled to Australia and spent some time working in a dental practice in the Hunter Valley region, just north of Sydney.

In 2004, Anjli commenced full-time specialist training in orthodontics at Kettering General Hospital and the Eastman Dental Institute, She obtained a Masters in Orthodontics from the University of London and her Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. This was followed by a two-year consultant training pathway at Sheffield and Chesterfield to achieve the Fellowship in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons.

Anjli currently works as a consultant at Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and at No1 The Orthodontic Specialists. She is involved in the training of orthodontic specialists. She is an honorary lecturer at the University of Sheffield and also on the Northern Universities Postgraduate Orthodontic Teaching Programme. She is an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons. She has presented her research at national orthodontic meetings and has published articles in orthodontic journals. She is a member of the British Orthodontic Society , the British Lingual Orthodontic Society and is on the General Dental Council’s specialist register for orthodontics. She is an elected committee member of the British Orthodontic Society, Publications Committee.

Read Anjli Patel's CV

Gemma Whitehurst

Gemma Whitehurst

Orthodontic Therapist gdc registration no. 146856

Food: Italian

What I like best about my job: Creating beautiful smiles and watching patients grow and gain confidence throughout their journey.

Film: The Greatest Showman and Grease

Music: Ed Sheeran and Calvin Harris

Kerrie Perry

Kerrie Perry

Lead Receptionist gdc registration no. 109700

Food: Indian

What I like best about my job: Speaking with patients and following them through their experience.

Film: Dirty Dancing

Music: Shania Twain – Ed Sheeran and Jess Glynne

Liz Fuller

Liz Fuller

Lead Practice Administrator, Patient Relations Manager & Treatment Coordinator gdc registration no. 145143

Food: Roast Dinner

What I like best about my job: Patient satisfaction.

Film: Wizard of Oz

Music: Rag and Bone and Foo Fighters

Laura Read

Laura Read

Trainee Orthodontic Therapist gdc registration no. 109699

Food: Chinese

What I like best about my job: Taking the braces off and revealing something truly wonderful.

Film: Dirty Dancing, The Bodyguard

Music: Jess Glynne

Abi Ayre

Abigail Ayre

Patient Relations Manager & Treatment Coordinator gdc registration no. 181586

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.

Film: Home Alone

Music: Hall and Oates and The Weekend

Michaela Johnson

Michaela Johnson

Dental Nurse and Purchasing Officer

Food: Chilli

What I like best about my job:Making patients happy with their smile.

Film: A Good Year

Music: Shania Twain – I feel like a woman

Charlotte Harvey

Charlotte Harvey

Laboratory Coordinator, Dental Nurse gdc registration no. 267184

Food: Chicken Korma and Cheesy Naan

What I like best about my job: Seeing the transformations from start to finish.

Film: London has Fallen, Law Abiding Citizen

Music: Drake

Emily Dang

Emily Dang

Dental Nurse gdc registration no. 275000

Food: Spicy, Korean and Seafood

What I like best about my job: I like it when patients say “wow” when the treatment is finished, and seeing a beautiful smile.

Film: A Gentleman’s Dignity, The Vow and Documentaries

Music: The Carpenters and ABBA

Alison Seabridge

Alison Seabridge

Receptionist

Food: Italian

What I like best about my job: Meeting patients and watching them leave excited with an amazing smile.

Film: The Holiday

Music: Madness – It must be love

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