Meet our team

Meet the team who will help guide you through your treatment.

 

Dr Zia Ud-Din

Dr Zia Ud-Din

BDS MPhil (Orth), MFDS RCS (Edin), MOrthRCS (Edin)
GDC number: 79225

Zia graduated from the University of Manchester in 2001. He then undertook several training posts including Oral Maxillofacial Surgery and Paediatric Dentistry, which provide a fantastic grounding to become a Specialist Orthodontist. During this time he obtained his Membership in the Faculty of Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

He undertook his specialist training in orthodontics at Birmingham Dental Hospital and was awarded a Masters in Philosophy and obtained his Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He subsequently gained entry onto the General Dental Council's specialist list for orthodontics.

As a further recognition of his clinical expertise, Zia was awarded a highly prestigious British Orthodontic Society prize for excellence of his treated cases.

Zia is a registered provider of Incognito, the invisible "lingual brace" system and uses the latest orthodontic techniques such as Damon and Invisalign. This allows him to make the most informed decision when providing treatment for children or adults. Zia believes orthodontic treatment should only ever be done once and holds a strong philosophy of retention to ensure his patients keep their lovely straight smile forever.

Dr Preet Bhogal

Dr Preet Bhogal

BDS MPhil (Orth), MFDS RCS (Eng) MOrth, RCS (Edin)
GDC number: 78057

Preet graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2000, winning the Walpole-Day prize in orthodontics. He then undertook several specialty posts including Paediatric Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. During this time he obtained Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2003.

He has considerable specialist practice experience, having worked in a number of well established specialist orthodontic practices and private cosmetic practices in the West End of London and the Midlands.

Preet undertook specialist training in orthodontics in 2005 and was awarded a Masters in Philosophy, (MPhil (Orthodontics)), and obtained Membership in Orthodontics at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He is entered in the General Dental Council's Specialist Register and can therefore use the title "Specialist Orthodontist" recognising that he has followed the highest standard of training possible in the UK.

Preet has a keen interest in adult orthodontics, multi-disciplinary treatment and the use of aesthetic braces, including clear aligners, lingual braces (e.g. Incognito) and contemporary orthodontic appliances. Preet currently acts as a mentor and lectures widely to General Dental Practitioners on the use of short-term orthodontic braces.

Dr Usman Qureshi

Dr Usman Qureshi

BDS MSc MFDS RCS (Eng), MOrth RCS (Eng)
GDC number: 79215

Usman graduated from the University of Manchester in 2001. He completed his specialist training at the Royal London Dental Institute and was awarded the Di-Biase clinical prize for orthodontic excellence.

Following graduation, he gained a broad range of experience in a number of leading UK dental institutes. Usman is highly experienced in a wide range of orthodontics, but has a particular interest in functional appliances.

Usman says he was inspired to become an orthodontist after treatment he received as a teenager and is thrilled to have the ability to pass this on to others.

Hamza Parvez

Hamza Parvez

BDS, MSc (Orth), MOrth RCS (Edin), MSc (Dph)
GDC number: 269371

Hamza qualified as a dentist in 2009 and holds the licence to practice dentistry in three different continents. He has been working in hospitals and private facilities in Asia, Africa and the UK.

He further specialised in the field of Orthodontics at the prestigious King’s College London and worked at both King’s College Hospital and Guy’s Hospital, where he received his Masters in Orthodontics. He is also a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, where he earned his MOrth degree. He has been trained under some of the leading names in Orthodontics. He also holds a Masters degree in Dental Public Health from King’s College London.

As a strong believer in life-long training, Hamza regularly attends conferences and courses around the world in order to keep up to date with the recent technological advances in orthodontics to benefit his patients. He is trained in all forms of conventional orthodontics as well as latest cutting edge techniques including aligner technology and invisible braces. He is also trained in more complex orthodontics which require surgical and restorative procedures.

Apart from dentistry, Hamza has passion for travelling, playing cricket and soccer.

Tim Davies

Dr Tim Davies

GDC number: 80583

Dr Tim Davies qualified from Newcastle University in 2002, giving him many years of experience in general practice.

Since qualifying, Tim has followed a strong commitment to postgraduate education and training, including gaining a cosmetic and restorative diploma. He began providing orthodontics and Invisalign in 2013 and completed a 2-year programme in 2016, prior to joining Neo in 2019.

He enjoys delivering a “complete smile” for patients, combining his experience of orthodontic, restorative and cosmetic dentistry.

Tim is a father of two young children while trying to keep up his interest in climbing the crags of Northumberland and the Lake District.

Dr Heidi Law

Dr Heidi Law

Specialist Orthodontist
BDS MClin Dent MFDS RCS (Edin) MOrth RCS (Edin)
GDC number: 151748

Heidi graduated from Queen's University, Belfast in 2008. She gained experience in different areas of dentistry including Oral Surgery, pediatrics and restorative dentistry and during this time obtained membership in the faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.

Heidi undertook specialist training at the University of Sheffield/ Royal Derby Hospital and was awarded a Masters in Clinical Dentistry and obtained Membership in Orthodontics at the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. She subsequently gained entry onto the General Dental Council's Specialist list for Orthodontics.

Dr Peter Stokes

Dr Peter Stokes

Dentist

BDS, Ncle 1983
GDC number: 57763

Dr Stokes graduated from Newcastle University in 1983. He was a principle dentist at his own practice for many years but always had a strong desire to peruse Orthodontics.

In 1986 the waiting list for orthodontic treatment was 4 years within the dental hospitals. Dr Stokes wanted to help reduce this and further his knowledge in orthodontic treatment. It began by working under the consultant at Middlesbrough Hospital whilst studying Orthodontics at Teesside University. He worked for many years gaining valuable experience and enjoyed his time there. He then began working for Neo Orthodontics in 2011 where he solely works in NHS children's orthodontics.

Dr Stokes hobbies are playing golf and spending time with his granddaughter.

Danielle Wears

Danielle Wears

Orthodontic Therapist
GDC number: 233912

Katharine Covell

Katharine Covell

Trainee Orthodontic Therapist
GDC number: 262045

Meet our support staff

Zara Dixon

Zara Dixon

Practice Manager GDC number: 242245

Carla McCulloch

Carla McCulloch

Head Dental Nurse GDC number: 262099

Lauren Daglish

Lauren Daglish

Head Dental Nurse GDC number: 262224

Danielle Marston

Danielle Marston

Dental Nurse GDC number: 192903

Nicola Farnell

Nicola Farnell

Dental Nurse GDC number: 264513

Moreya Begum

Moreya Begum

Dental Nurse GDC number: 269798

Natasha Thornhill

Natasha Thornhill

Dental Nurse/Receptionist GDC number: 266315

Alisha Gledson

Alisha Gledson

Ella Tilley

Ella Tilley

Amy Ponton

Amy Ponton

Trainee Dental Nurse

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