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Over 30 Years Experience

Richard advocates team development, and recognises it to be integral to delivering the highest quality orthodontic care. The whole team look forward to not only attending courses throughout the year, but also delivering education to other teams.

With over 30 years of experience in orthodontics, Richard has continually reinvested in the business, including providing the latest technologies, equipment and materials, whilst at the same time fully devoting himself to becoming a leader in their use and delivery of orthodontic care, as recognised by his examining and lecturing engagements.

At LSO all orthodontic treatment is carried out under the supervision of specialist orthodontists and delivered by a team consisting of dentists with MSc’s in Orthodontics, Orthodontic Therapists and Orthodontic Nurses.

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Welcome to Leamington Spa Orthodontics

  • Overview  
  • Purpose, vision, values  
  • Who we are  
  • What is a Specialist Orthodontist?  
  • Why choose us?  
  • What is orthodontic treatment?  
  • How we are regulated (GDC / CQC)  

Overview

We want you to feel as relaxed as possible, safe in the knowledge that you are in the hands of a highly skilled and experienced, specialist-led orthodontic team. Our friendly staff will welcome you into our splendid building!

Embarking on a course of orthodontics with us can be a positive and life-changing journey. It is our passion to provide exceptional specialist orthodontic treatment to both adults and children. We use the best appliances to deliver healthy, efficient and effective treatment.

We understand you may be feeling anxious about treatment. It is not just the “brace” that counts; it’s the expertise of the Specialist Orthodontist to correctly assess your individual needs and to maximize the effectiveness of your treatment by utilising the best appliances to deliver healthy, efficient and effective treatment. Our friendly, highly trained and experienced team will carefully guide you through the process, to make your experience as stress free and positive as possible. We want to see you walk out with your self-esteem boosted, your confidence increased, and an incredible self-assured smile!

Purpose, vision, values

At LSO we’re all determined to provide the best level of Orthodontic care for our patients. We show a respect for all in a safe, welcoming, and friendly environment. Our patients benefit from our continual professional development of the skill set of our team. We believe in our team and value each other, and welcome any patient feedback. We take confidentiality extremely seriously and keep personal information confidential and secure at all times.

Who we are

LSO has evolved and grown to be a team of over 20 people, based on a single site with 8 surgeries, which are fully computerised, including CBCT radiography, photography, intra-oral, impression and model scanning.

The practice has achieved the BDA Good Practice Award, Investors in People and is one of only two University of Warwick accredited orthodontic centres.

With the benefit of improved techniques and technologies, our practice can consistently deliver the outstanding smiles both we and our patients expect.

We have been recognised as leaders in the provision of Orthodontic care, and as a result frequently deliver seminars and lectures about Orthodontics both in the UK and overseas, have articles published in refereed scientific journals and orthodontic magazines and have been commissioned to write a new textbook on orthodontics. Due to our ongoing educational exposure we are constantly integrating the newest and best products in Orthodontics into our practice and using the latest Orthodontic techniques.

Our patients notice a difference in the care that our team delivers. It’s not just the “brace” that counts; it’s the expertise and experience of the Orthodontist to correctly assess your individual needs and to maximise the effectiveness of your treatment, plus the experienced team to support you throughout your treatment. Every member of our team is part of a quality assured continuing professional development programme. This enables us to be at the forefront of Orthodontic advances and patient care. Don’t just take our word for it - take a look at the testimonials from some of our patients.

What is a Specialist Orthodontist?

A Specialist Orthodontist has overall responsibility for the patients in their care. Their role is to assess the patient, diagnose any problems and suggest treatment options. They explain the risks and benefits, and then provide and/or supervise the care. To train successfully as a specialist Orthodontist usually takes at least ten years. The career pathway starts with a degree in dentistry, followed by at least two years vocational foundation training and higher postgraduate dental qualifications. A further three years of combined study and supervised clinical work on a university approved course leads to a specialist qualification and a listing on the General Dental Council’s specialist register.

Why choose us?

We understand how important it is to find the right practice. You will see the same cheerful faces each time you visit, to receive our specialist orthodontic expertise and experience.

Richard Cure, Specialist Orthodontist, individually plans your treatment with you and our brilliant team.

We’re proud to say we’ve been presented with the BDA Good Practice Award in recognition of our commitment to exceptional patient care and hold Investors in People recognition. We are also identified as a Damon system specialist practice. Richard lectures and examines both in the UK and internationally on its exciting clinical advances. We are also one of only two training centres for The University of Warwick, and educate other orthodontic teams.

Our secure online system means patients can log in to and keep track of their appointments and treatment. We also offer payment plans for self-funded and private patients, making treatment affordable.

LSO has many state of the art facilities to boast about within our 8 welcoming and comfortable surgeries. All 3D scans, digital OPG and cephalometric radiographs are processed within the practice in our Image Suite. We have a private consultation lounge and oral hygiene education facility. We use intra-oral scanning, meaning dental impressions can be avoided.

We have access for patients with disability. If you have any disability that you think we need to know about please give us a call before your appointment and we will endeavour to put suitable arrangements in place to accommodate your needs.

What is orthodontic treatment?

Orthodontics is a specialist branch of dentistry concentrating on the diagnosis and treatment of dental irregularities. This includes crooked, crowded, protruding teeth and poor jaw alignment.

The aim of orthodontic treatment is to provide a healthy, functional bite, create greater resistance to disease, and improve the appearance of a patient’s smile. We ordinarily see patients improve their mental and physical well-being.

How we are regulated (GDC / CQC)

All orthodontic practices in England are regulated by several organisations.

We are registered with The General Dental Council (GDC). All members of the orthodontic team are regulated by the GDC but non-registrants i.e. reception and management staff are accountable through their employing Orthodontist. The GDC’s main objective is to protect patients. For more information about the GDC and their work please click here.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) started regulating Dental Practices in April 2011. We have been inspected by the Care Quality Commission and meet their standards. For more information about the CQC and their work please click here.

NHS England: Our NHS contract is for the provision of orthodontic treatment, based on clinical need, for children and young people under the age of 18.

If you would like more information about any of the above please speak to any member of our team, who will be more than happy to help.

Welcome to Leamington Spa Orthodontics

  • Overview  

    Overview

    We want you to feel as relaxed as possible, safe in the knowledge that you are in the hands of a highly skilled and experienced, specialist-led orthodontic team. Our friendly staff will welcome you into our splendid building!

    Embarking on a course of orthodontics with us can be a positive and life-changing journey. It is our passion to provide exceptional specialist orthodontic treatment to both adults and children. We use the best appliances to deliver healthy, efficient and effective treatment.

    We understand you may be feeling anxious about treatment. It is not just the “brace” that counts; it’s the expertise of the Specialist Orthodontist to correctly assess your individual needs and to maximize the effectiveness of your treatment by utilising the best appliances to deliver healthy, efficient and effective treatment. Our friendly, highly trained and experienced team will carefully guide you through the process, to make your experience as stress free and positive as possible. We want to see you walk out with your self-esteem boosted, your confidence increased, and an incredible self-assured smile!

  • Purpose, vision, values  

    Purpose, vision, values

    At LSO we’re all determined to provide the best level of Orthodontic care for our patients. We show a respect for all in a safe, welcoming, and friendly environment. Our patients benefit from our continual professional development of the skill set of our team. We believe in our team and value each other, and welcome any patient feedback. We take confidentiality extremely seriously and keep personal information confidential and secure at all times.

  • Who we are  

    Who we are

    LSO has evolved and grown to be a team of over 20 people, based on a single site with 8 surgeries, which are fully computerised, including CBCT radiography, photography, intra-oral, impression and model scanning.

    The practice has achieved the BDA Good Practice Award, Investors in People and is one of only two University of Warwick accredited orthodontic centres.

    With the benefit of improved techniques and technologies, our practice can consistently deliver the outstanding smiles both we and our patients expect.

    We have been recognised as leaders in the provision of Orthodontic care, and as a result frequently deliver seminars and lectures about Orthodontics both in the UK and overseas, have articles published in refereed scientific journals and orthodontic magazines and have been commissioned to write a new textbook on orthodontics. Due to our ongoing educational exposure we are constantly integrating the newest and best products in Orthodontics into our practice and using the latest Orthodontic techniques.

    Our patients notice a difference in the care that our team delivers. It’s not just the “brace” that counts; it’s the expertise and experience of the Orthodontist to correctly assess your individual needs and to maximise the effectiveness of your treatment, plus the experienced team to support you throughout your treatment. Every member of our team is part of a quality assured continuing professional development programme. This enables us to be at the forefront of Orthodontic advances and patient care. Don’t just take our word for it - take a look at the testimonials from some of our patients.

  • What is a Specialist Orthodontist?  

    What is a Specialist Orthodontist?

    A Specialist Orthodontist has overall responsibility for the patients in their care. Their role is to assess the patient, diagnose any problems and suggest treatment options. They explain the risks and benefits, and then provide and/or supervise the care. To train successfully as a specialist Orthodontist usually takes at least ten years. The career pathway starts with a degree in dentistry, followed by at least two years vocational foundation training and higher postgraduate dental qualifications. A further three years of combined study and supervised clinical work on a university approved course leads to a specialist qualification and a listing on the General Dental Council’s specialist register.

  • Why choose us?  

    Why choose us?

    We understand how important it is to find the right practice. You will see the same cheerful faces each time you visit, to receive our specialist orthodontic expertise and experience.

    Richard Cure, Specialist Orthodontist, individually plans your treatment with you and our brilliant team.

    We’re proud to say we’ve been presented with the BDA Good Practice Award in recognition of our commitment to exceptional patient care and hold Investors in People recognition. We are also identified as a Damon system specialist practice. Richard lectures and examines both in the UK and internationally on its exciting clinical advances. We are also one of only two training centres for The University of Warwick, and educate other orthodontic teams.

    Our secure online system means patients can log in to and keep track of their appointments and treatment. We also offer payment plans for self-funded and private patients, making treatment affordable.

    LSO has many state of the art facilities to boast about within our 8 welcoming and comfortable surgeries. All 3D scans, digital OPG and cephalometric radiographs are processed within the practice in our Image Suite. We have a private consultation lounge and oral hygiene education facility. We use intra-oral scanning, meaning dental impressions can be avoided.

    We have access for patients with disability. If you have any disability that you think we need to know about please give us a call before your appointment and we will endeavour to put suitable arrangements in place to accommodate your needs.

  • What is orthodontic treatment?  

    What is orthodontic treatment?

    Orthodontics is a specialist branch of dentistry concentrating on the diagnosis and treatment of dental irregularities. This includes crooked, crowded, protruding teeth and poor jaw alignment.

    The aim of orthodontic treatment is to provide a healthy, functional bite, create greater resistance to disease, and improve the appearance of a patient’s smile. We ordinarily see patients improve their mental and physical well-being.

  • How we are regulated (GDC / CQC)  

    How we are regulated (GDC / CQC)

    All orthodontic practices in England are regulated by several organisations.

    We are registered with The General Dental Council (GDC). All members of the orthodontic team are regulated by the GDC but non-registrants i.e. reception and management staff are accountable through their employing Orthodontist. The GDC’s main objective is to protect patients. For more information about the GDC and their work please click here.

    The Care Quality Commission (CQC) started regulating Dental Practices in April 2011. We have been inspected by the Care Quality Commission and meet their standards. For more information about the CQC and their work please click here.

    NHS England: Our NHS contract is for the provision of orthodontic treatment, based on clinical need, for children and young people under the age of 18.

    If you would like more information about any of the above please speak to any member of our team, who will be more than happy to help.

Our history

1978

Qualified BDS University of Birmingham

1981

Started postgraduate training in Orthodontics

1988

Vocational Dental Trainer

1991

Postgraduate Dental Educator

1992

FGDP Divisional Board Audit Advisor

1992

Royal College of Surgeons of England Examiner

1993

Chair of Core Group of Examiners RCS England

1994

Examiner Trainer RCS England

1994

Winston Churchill Research Travel Fellow to study the management of cleft lip and palate at international centres

2002

Education Advisor to Local Dental Committee and Oral Health Strategy Group

2002

FGDP RCS England Research Advisor

2002

FGDP RCS England Fellowship Assessor

2003

University of Warwick Honorary Lecturer

2004

Moved LSO to new premises

2004

Examiner for GDC IQE/ORE

2005

Chief Examiner MFGDP Exam, RCS England Overseas diet

2005

Editorial Board Member, Primary Dental Journal

2005

Co-Founder of Orthodontic Team Training. Developed, implemented and ran a new post- registration Certificate in Orthodontic Nursing course in primary care

2005

Developed MSc in Orthodontics course; University of Warwick

2006

Examiner NEBDN

2006

Associate Clinical Professor, Course Director, The University of Warwick

2007

NEBDN Orthodontic Examination Committee

2007

Co-Developed, gained approval from University of Warwick and the General Dental Council, a new Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy course

2008

Developed a post-registration Impressions course and summative assessment for dental nurses in conjunction with NEBDN and GDC

2008

Editorial Board of Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dentistry Journal

2009

Examiner Membership in Orthodontics Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh

2010

Advisor to Area Team on Performance and FtP

2010

Contributing author Oxford Dictionary of Dentistry

2011

MSc Supervisor

2011

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

2011

Appointed to Ormco scientific advisory group

2011

Honorary lecturer University of Dundee. Co-Developed MSc in Orthodontics overseas course

2012

Co-Developed Mentoring programme and qualification for Health Education England

2013

Advisor to GDC on Scope of Practice document

2013

Co-Developed Diploma in Dental Nursing qualification

2013

Editorial Board of Journal of Case Reports and Studies

2013

Examiner MFDS RCS Edinburgh

2013

Co-Developed new post registration qualification for Orthodontic Nurses

2014

Appointed Head of Dentistry Studies, The University of Warwick

2015

Completed PhD in Clinical Education of the Orthodontic Team

2015

Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

2016

Fellow of the Faculty of Dental Trainers, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

2016

Editor in Chief of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Case Reports and Studies

2016

Guest Editor of Primary Dental Journal

2017

Co-Author Oxford Dictionary of Dentistry 2nd Edition

2017

Orthodontic textbook commissioned

2017

External Examiner for International Medical University of Malaysia

2017

Orthodontic Advisor to West Midlands Public Health England Area Team

2018

Commissioned to carry out Orthodontic service needs assessment

“A huge, huge thank you to LSO for my daughter's beautiful smile! She finally had her braces off this morning and the results are absolutely incredible!”
“The whole team were always very helpful and pleasant and nothing was too much trouble arranging appointments for me. Thank you LSO for giving me back my confidence.”
“I will recommend LSO to anyone considering orthodontics regardless of their age. Leamington Spa Orthodontics gave me my smile back and that is priceless.”
“I can't make comparisons with other practices. The level of treatment received at Leamington Spa Orthodontics can’t get any better.”

Our Specialist Led Team

Meet the team
Richard Cure

Registered Specialist in Orthodontics and Director of Leamington Spa Orthodontics Ltd

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Preshaan Sitlu

Associate Orthodontist

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Donna Campbell

Orthodontic Therapist

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Daisy Dale

Orthodontic Therapist

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Eleanor Maynard

Orthodontic Therapist with Additional Duties

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Becky Gaskin

Orthodontic Therapist

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Laura Lynn

Orthodontic Therapist

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Mandy Smith

Orthodontic Therapist

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Paula O'Hanlon

Orthodontic Therapist

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Joe Tyson

Orthodontic Nurse Coordinator

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Jacquie Roe

Dental Hygienist

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Pam Kaur

Orthodontic Nurse & Oral Health Educator

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Amy Stringer

Orthodontic Dental Nurse

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Phoebe Leathart

Dental Nurse

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Rachel Scaysbrook

Dental Nurse

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Sandeep Mohindra

Senior Orthodontic Technician

  Sandeep on LinkedIn  
Alivia Bassett

Dental Nurse

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Sue Verne

Orthodontic Nurse & Patient Care Coordinator

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Isobel Fennell

New Business Coordinator

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Abby Wilcox

Private Patient Care Advisor

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Loretta Standing

Centre Receptionist

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Max Caswell

Systems and NHS Contract Coordinator

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Vicky Jackson

Centre Receptionist

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Emily Nott

Administrative Assistant

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Hannah Price

Dental Nurse

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