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Oxford Team Profiles: Orthodontists and restorative dentists

Children born with a cleft lip and / or palate may face multiple health problems. Experience has shown that these problems are best supported by a team of specialists from many disciplines who work together with the family to provide for the social, emotional, psychological and educational needs of the child.

This means that, when you visit us, you may find yourself in a room with lots of clinicians – this is quite normal and nothing to worry about. If you feel uncomfortable with so many people in the room, please don’t be afraid to request that only key members of the team remain.

Sandip Popat

I am involved with the dental health element of cleft care from birth to adulthood. Patients born with a cleft lip and / or palate often have dental anomalies, usually in the form of missing, misshapen or even sometimes extra teeth (particularly in the cleft site). I work very closely with other orthodontists and surgeons […]

Giles Kidner

I trained as a dentist at University College London, then as a Specialist and Consultant Orthodontist at Southend, Royal London, Royal Surrey County and Eastman Dental Hospitals I have worked as an orthodontist at Stoke Mandeville Hospital and Oxford University Hospitals since 2000. As part of the the Spires Cleft Centre team, I am responsible […]