Meet our team

Find out more about our specialist team at Southsea and Waterlooville Orthodontics. We can help you achieve a healthy smile in Portsmouth.

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      All treatment in the practice is carried out by General Dental Council (GDC) registered specialists in Orthodontics. We have all been trained to Specialist level. The comprehensive specialist training allows us to treat all types of complex dental orthodontic problems with the most up to date appliances and materials.


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      Dr Thomas Hartridge

      BDS, FDS, MSc, MOrth

      Specialist Orthodontist

      GDC No. 71888

      Tom graduated from Bristol Dental Hospital in 1996 and obtained his orthodontic postgraduate qualifications from Bristol University and the Royal College of Surgeons in 2001. He is on the GDC specialist list for orthodontics.

      Before qualifying as a specialist orthodontist Tom has worked as a general dentist and also worked for a number of years in hospital oral surgery posts. This provides the experience and knowledge to deal with the many problems seen in a specialist orthodontic practice.

      Tom enjoys seeing the transformations possible from orthodontic treatment and the great improvements that can be made every day to peoples’ lives.

      Tom lives in Southsea with his wife and two young children, who keep him very busy when he’s not working!

      Dr Nicholas Turnbull Southsea Ortho

      Dr Nicholas Turnbull

      BDS, FDS RCS, MSc, MOrth RCS, FDS Orth RCS Edin

      Orthodontic Specialist

      GDC No. 67451

      Nick graduated from Cardiff Dental Hospital in 1992 and obtained his postgraduate qualifications from the Royal London Dental Hospital and the Royal College of Surgeons. He is on the GDC specialist list for orthodontics.

      Following qualification as a specialist orthodontist he worked as a Consultant for the Royal Navy in Portsmouth, then as an NHS Consultant at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, before settling in Specialist Practice. He has been closely involved in teaching and training new orthodontists and therapists and keeps up to date on the latest techniques by attending regular meetings and courses.

      He also lectures at clinical meetings regionally and nationally and is a member of the British Orthodontic Society, the European Orthodontic Society, and the World federation of Orthodontists.

      Nick has a clinical interest in adult orthodontics, Invisalign and low visibility cosmetic orthodontics.

      Professional qualifications:

      BDS - Batchelor of Dental Surgery

      FDS RCS - Fellowship in Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons

      MSc - Masters Degree in Science (Orthodontics) Univ of London (QMUL)

      MOrth RCS - Membership in Orthodontics of the Royal College of Surgeons

      FDS Orth RCS Edin - Fellowship in Orthodontics of the Royal College of Surgeons (Consultant Qualification)

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      Dr Joshua Robinson

      Specialist Orthodontist

      BDS, DDS, MSDSRCS, MOrth

      GDC No. 211293

      Josh graduated in dentistry from Kings College London in 2011 and was part of the first cohort of dental students to have a placement at the Portsmouth Dental Academy. This was followed by Foundation Training in Portsmouth and Hospital posts in Cardiff and Bristol covering Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, complex restorative dentistry and the community dental services, with an emphasis on the dental health of children. He completed his specialist orthodontic training in Bristol Dental School and the Royal United Hospital in Bath. He is on the GDC specialist list for orthodontics and a member of the British Orthodontic Society and the World Federation of Orthodontists.

      Josh lives near Petersfield in the South Downs and enjoys taking advantage of the local countryside, including running, cycling and playing golf.

      Dr Alexandra Florea Hess

      Dr Alexandra Florea-Hess

      Specialist orthodontist

      GDC Number: 155510

      Alexandra experienced first hand how orthodontic treatments can improve life by boosting self-esteem and self-confidence. As a GDC Registered Specialist in Orthodontics, she feels blessed to be able to return the favour to her patients.

      Alexandra studied dentistry at the University of Dentistry in Iasi and completed the 6-year program in 2003. She started in general practice where she gained 10 years of experience and during that time she realized her true passion is in the field of Orthodontics. Subsequently she returned and completed her Specialist in Orthodontics postgraduate qualification.

      She is passionate about the aesthetic transformation and the happiness that orthodontics can bring to patients, always trying to find new ways to improve the patient experience on their orthodontic journey. She likes to keep her patients informed about their treatment and together with her attitude towards her work make her a trustworthy and approachable orthodontist. In her spare time, she enjoys playing with her lovely daughter, watching movies, travelling and spending time with family and friends.

      Dr Dorota Lisiewska

      Dr Dorota Lisiewska


      GDC NO. 101492

      Dr Dorota Lisiewska graduated from the Medical Academy of Silesia, Poland in 2002. In 2006 she moved to the UK, where she started to develop her passion for orthodontics. Between 2008-2019, she has been working in the orthodontic clinic in Cosham. She started her Msc Orthodontic programme in London and she graduated with a Diploma in Orthodontics (PG Dip Ortho). Dorota continuously expands her knowledge and professional skills during various courses. She offers Invisalign along with fixed and removable braces for children and adults, using the most advanced methods of treatment which minimise the need for tooth removal. Dorota ensures all her patients receive full attention and care to achieve a beautiful smile.


      Dr Joanna Binato

      BDS, MSC


      GDC NO. 293453

      Dr Joanna graduated in dentistry in 2003 from one of the best universities in Brazil, and obtained her postgraduate qualifications in Dental Pediatrics with an emphasis on dental health and teeth development of children which makes it easier to treat any clinical problems at an early age. This was followed by her Master’s in Orthodontics at the same university, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Moving to Europe Joanna completed her Master’s Degree in Dental Medicine in Portugal. In 2019 she moved to the UK, where she started to work as Orthodontist in Southampton and London.

      Dr Joanna is a Platinum Invisalign provider and has great experience with fixed braces for children and adults, using the most advanced methods of treatment. She now has a solid background working as a dentist for almost 20 years and 15 years as an orthodontist.

      Following qualification as a Specialist Orthodontist in Brazil, she worked at her private practice and also as Orthodontist at The Brazilian Air-force (Lieutenant) for 8 years. She is a very motivated and experienced orthodontist and is always doing her best to provide dental health, function and aesthetics for patients. Joanna has great interpersonal skills with kindness and empathy. She has passion for searching, researching, learning and acquiring scientific and clinical knowledge and has been closely involved in teaching and the latest techniques by attending regular meetings and courses. She worked as a Lecturer in a Private Dental School teaching orthodontics for 5 years.

      Joanna has clinical interest in children and adult orthodontics, Invisalign and cosmetic dentistry to give the final touch on her orthodontic patients for a complete and beautiful smile makeover.

      Joanna lives in Southampton and enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring nature, doing yoga, meditation and she is passionate about studying emotions, consciousness and mindfulness.

      Professional qualifications:

      BDS - Batchelor of Dental Surgery - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Brazil. Post-graduation in Dental Pediatrics - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

      MSc – Master’s Degree in Orthodontics - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

      MSc – Master’s Degree in Dental Medicine - Universidade Catholica, Portugal.

      Jenny Hutchings

      Jenny Hutchings

      Orthodontic therapist


      GDC No. 238541

      Kelsie Watson

      Kelsie Watson

      Orthodontic therapist


      GDC No. 261737

      Tracy Dibden

      Tracy Dibden

      Orthodontic therapist


      GDC No. 132138

      Chrissie Whalley

      Chrissie Whalley



      GDC No. 275259

      Jeanette Hiscocks

      Jeanette Hiscocks

      Practice Manager

      ILM Level 5 Leadership and Management, Certificate in Dental Radiography, Certificate in Oral Health, Education National Certificate Dental Surgery Assistant

      GDC No. 138533

      I am a qualified Dental Nurse with a special interest in Practice Management and gained my ILM Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management in 2016. I started working as a Dental Nurse in 1988 and qualified in 1992 whilst working in General Practice. In 1999 I moved to the Community Dental Service where I gained further qualifications in Oral Health Education and Radiography. Following this I worked in the community as an Oral Health Educator where my role was to deliver Oral Health Education to the community across Southampton. In 2003 I began working in Orthodontics, which is where I found my passion. I have been working for Portman Dental Care since July 2019, joining Southsea and Waterlooville orthodontics in August 2021.

      Julita Simms

      Julita Simms


      Julita graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poland and obtained a master degree in administration in 2004. Before she joined Portman Dental Care, she worked in various admin roles, and was a CQC registered manager in private healthcare. Julita has experience in compliance and management. She is passionate about health and wellbeing. Privately, she is a mum of two lovely girls.

      Charlotte Blythe

      Charlotte Blythe

      Treatment coordinator

      National Diploma in Dental Nursing BDA Certificate in Radiography

      GDC No. 266905

      Charlotte qualified as a dental nurse in 2015 and went onto orthodontic nursing in 2017, Charlotte has her qualification in radiography and has recently become our Treatment Coordinator. In her spare time, she enjoys running and walking her dog and spending time with her family.

      Natalie Wylie

      Natalie Anne Wylie

      Reception Manager

      GDC No. 212106

      Rosie Barwick

      Rosie Barwick

      Reception Manager

      GDC No. 265098

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      Sarah Tucker

      Reception Manager

      GDC No. 138769

      Sandra Knight


      Elena Straub


      Donna Brooker


      Abigail Plumpton-Forbes

      DENTAL NURSE GDC NO. 280313

      Alena Bertova

      DENTAL NURSE GDC NO. 249504

      Claudia Murch

      DENTAL NURSE GDC NO. 249277

      Danielle Peters

      DENTAL NURSE GDC NO. 247985

      Gabi Collins

      DENTAL NURSE GDC NO. 270021

      Janine Gadd

      DENTAL NURSE GDC NO. 276040

      Lauren Ingham

      DENTAL NURSE GDC NO. 292675

      Mel Randell

      DENTAL NURSE GDC NO. 282109

      Sian Cains

      DENTAL NURSE GDC NO. 187181

      Bhavika Patel

      DENTAL NURSE GDC NO. 225117

      Valda Vaitekunaite

      DENTAL NURSE GDC NO. 256607

      Take a look at some before and after photos of our smiling patients

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      The care of our patients is always our primary concern.

        Portman Dental Care Awards

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        Dental Industry Award - Portman Dental Care
        The Dentistry Awards - Portman Dental Care
        Private Dentistry Awards - Portman Dental Care
        Elite Practice Award - Portman Dental Care