Ok so I’m biased. I trained for 5 years to qualify as a dentist and then a further 3 years to become a Specialist Orthodontist but bear with me!
Orthodontics is what I do every day, I don’t drill, do fillings, put implants in, advise on Gum disease fit veneers or anything else I’m not an expert in. Whether I’m working as a Consultant at the new London Dental hospital, training and lecturing the next generation of Orthodontists or working in Practice. I like straightening teeth and giving people the confident, happy and healthy smile they always wanted.
Any dentist can practice orthodontics but only those dentists who have undertaken a 3 year full time post-graduate study in Orthodontics are allowed to call themselves a Specialist Orthodontist and be registered with the General Dental Council. All Orthodontists are Dentists but only 3% of Dentists are qualified as specialist Orthodontists.
Visit more than one Orthodontist for a consultation, decide who you feel more comfortable with and who you think understands you and will deliver the smile you are hoping to achieve.
I try to make each of your visits a pleasant one, I will keep you informed of how long I think your treatment will take and we can go through your Orthodontic journey together.
Finally, you will receive my personal attention and professional service at all times. I do not employ an Orthodontic Therapist or treatment co-ordinator.
Dr Shirley Cox
Shirley qualified in Dentistry from The Royal London Hospital in 1992, achieved her M Orth specialist qualification in orthodontics and registered on the specialist list in Orthodontics in 2000. Shirley was appointed as Consultant Orthodontist at Barts Dental Hospital in 2004 and now works as an Orthodontic Consultant at the new Royal London Hospital site.
As a Consultant Orthodontist with over 20 years training Dentists and Orthodontists and her additional training in children’s dentistry Shirley is equipped with the skills to provide the very highest standards of patient care. Having orthodontic treatment with her means that you will be in the best possible hands.
Shirley is able to offer the very latest treatments available, enabling her to treat adult and child patients who have simple, moderate and complex needs and to improve both the appearance and the function of their teeth.
Being an Invisalign Platinum provider, Invisalign Teen accredited and member of the Invisalign London Specialist Orthodontist group put Shirley in a unique position to offer Invisalign treatment for a very wide range of cases.
“Patients in my care receive my personal attention at all times and are treated solely by me. I love to treat patients and help them achieve and keep for life the beautiful, healthier and happier smiles they desire. I look forward to meeting you and helping however I can.”
Outside of orthodontics Shirley lives locally with her husband and two teenage children. For many years Shirley has been a Local School Governor and organises a local book club. Shirley enjoys active holidays whether its walking in Norfolk, skiing in the Alps or exploring further afield with her family.
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