Phone: 01234 357570

Our Team

Helen Turner
Principal

FDS.RCS (Eng); MOrth.RCS (Eng); MSc (Lond) GDC No: 69525 (Birm 1993)

Helen qualified with Hons from Birmingham Dental School in 1993. She started her three year full time specialist training at Guys Dental School, London in 1997. She has worked at BSOP since 2000 and took over as Principal in 2011. Helen is a member of the British Orthodontic Society, the British Dental Association and the European Orthodontic Society and represents the Bedfordshire Orthodontists on the Local Dental Committee.

She lives with her husband Mark, an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and their three children.

Her Special Interest is in Adult Orthodontics.

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Lindsy Holm
Associate Orthodontist

MClinDent (Orthodontics) M.F.D.S (ENG) M.ORTH., R.C.S (ENG) GDC No: 80554

Lindsy qualified from Bristol Dental School in 2002. She gained experience in various aspects of dentistry including General Dental Practice, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Community Dentistry before starting her three year specialist training at the Eastman Dental Institute and Peterborough City Hospital in 2009. Following completion of her specialist training, Lindsy continued to work in Peterborough City Hospital. She joined the team at BSOP in October 2016. Lindsy is a member of the British Orthodontic Society, British Dental Association and European Orthodontic Society.

She lives with her husband, James and their two children

Simon Toledano
Associate Orthodontist

MClinDent (Orthodontics) M.J.D.F R.C.S (ENG) M.ORTH., R.C.S (ENG) GDC No: 157069

Simon graduated from Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2008. After working in general practice providing a wide range of general dentistry he was successful in obtaining a further training posts in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Special Care Dentistry. During this time in hospital he completed a diploma for the Membership of The Joint Dental Faculties of The Royal College of Surgeons of England.

In 2013, he commenced a 3 year Specialist Orthodontic training program at the Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. He was awarded a Masters in Clinical Dentistry in 2015 with his research investigating the impact of developmentally missing teeth on children’s quality of life, and the Membership in Orthodontics (MOrth) in 2016, from the Royal College of Surgeons, England.

In his spare time Simon enjoys spending time with his family, jogging and playing football. He has recently completed the London Marathon and the Tough Mudder assault course raising money for charity.

Zoe Brown
Practice Manager

GDC No: 110701

Zoe is a Registered Dental Nurse and she has been with BSOP since 1988.  Her dedication to the practice had evolved her role into a Practice Manager.  She has many years of experience and her loyalty to the practice is a true reflection of her dedication to Patient Care.  She has extensive knowledge in all areas of Orthodontics and the capability to make the patients journey within the practice as smooth as possible.

Zoe is married to Owen and she has four Step daughters.

Gemma Weir
Orthodontic Therapist

Dip Orth Therapy RCS(Eng) GDC No: 110699

Gemma is a registered Orthodontic Therapist and qualified from Leeds Dental Hospital. She has worked for over 10 years at BSOP. Her long experience as an Orthodontic Nurse helps her deliver a gentle, caring and friendly atmosphere when she is treating our patients.

Gemma is married to Darren.

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Melanie Bubb
Orthodontic Therapist

Dip Orth Therapy RCS(Eng) GDC No: 124948

Melanie is a registered Orthodontic Therapist, she qualified from Leeds Dental Hospital in 2008 as one of the first cohort of Orthodontic Therapists in the country. She has tutored on the course and is currently an examiner for the Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy for the Royal College of Surgeons England. She is married to Craig and has 2 children.

Caroline Wimhurst
Receptionist

 

Caroline is our receptionist. She is often the first person our patients meet. It is therefore her marked experience in customer care and her knowledge that helps to put our patients minds at ease and make their journey at this practice, comfortable and enjoyable. Plus she gets to greet their beaming smiles once the braces come off.

Rebecca Orme

GDC No: 269065

Sharon Goodwin

GDC No: 137985

Megan Hunter

GDC No: 249427

Monika Panek

GDC No: 234775

Dental Nurse

Rebecca, Sharon, Megan and Monika are our team of Dental Nurses. They are all registered with the General Dental Council.  The nurses are dedicated to making our patients orthodontic journey comfortable and friendly in a caring environment.  The Dental Nurses undertake further training in Dental Radiography, Oral Health Promotion and Orthodontic Nursing as well as other extended duties and are committed to Continued Professional Development.