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

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!

BDS, FDS, MSc, MOrth

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Dr Nicholas Turnbull


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

GDC Number: 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.


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Dr Alexandra Florea

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.

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Caroline Hancock

Orthodontic nurse

National Certificate 17/05/2008, Orthodontic Nursing 12/12/2008 and The taking of Dental Impressions 11/12/2009

GDC No. 125340

I joined the team in January 2018 and have over 20 years’ experience after working at St Richards Hospital and 2 other Orthodontic Practices.

I find my job very rewarding, giving the time and care they need and seeing their smile at the end of treatment.

Outside of work I enjoy family time with my two young children, socialising with friends and yoga.

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Charlotte Blythe

Dental nurse

National Diploma in Dental Nursing BDA Certificate in Radiography

GDC No. 266905

I qualified in 2015 and started orthodontic nursing in 2017. I am also qualified in radiography. In my spare time I enjoy walking and reading.

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Chrissie Whalley

Dental nurse

Dental nursing qualified 2018, BDA Certificate in Dental Radiography 2018 Certificate in Impression taking 2018

GDC No. 275259

I qualified as a Dental nurse in February 2018 and went on to do my radiography and impression taking training. I have a keen interest in orthodontics and hope to progress in my career to become an orthodontic therapist. In my spare time I enjoy walking, baking and spending time with friends and family.

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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.

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Lorraine Booth

Orthodontic therapist

NEBDSA 1990, NEBDN Ortho 2016, BDA Radiography 2016, Dip Orth Therapy Rcs Edin 2016

GDC No. 154875

Lorraine has worked at Southsea and Waterlooville orthodontics for 12 years. She qualified as an orthodontic therapist in 2016.

In her free time, she enjoys reading, gardening and trying different types of crafts.

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Natalie Anne Wylie

Dental nurse / Reception Manager

Level 3 City and Guilds Award in Dental Nursing 2010 BDA Certificate in Dental Radiography 2018

GDC No. 212106

I joined Southsea and Waterlooville Orthodontic Practice in March 2016 and have been dental nursing for 13 years. I live in Portsmouth with my husband and young daughter. I love living by the sea and as a family we love going on holiday to Walt Disney World Florida. I enjoy baking and spending time with family and friends.

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

Fmc Logo 2019 Winner Oby M25
Award Logo 2018
Dental Industry Award - Portman Dental Care
The Dentistry Awards - Portman Dental Care
Private Dentistry Awards - Portman Dental Care
Elite Practice Award - Portman Dental Care