Mr. Samir Sayegh | Mr. Donald Cowan | Mr. Nimo Rostami | Mrs. Judy Wheble | Mr. Mustafa Abdel Ellah Mustafa | Mr. Colin Chambers | Mr. Ibikunle Aluko | Mr. Athanasios Giavasis | Ms. Christina Mathieson

sayeghMr. Samir Sayegh, BDS(Edin), D Orth(Glas)

GDC number: 51964

Samir qualified from the American University of Beirut in 1973. He then went on to obtain his BDS from the University of Edinburgh in 1978. In 1984 Samir achieved his D Orth from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

Samir is Registered on the Special List for Orthodontics, General Dental Council and is a member of the American Association of Orthodontics and British Orthodontic Society. He has recently become a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and The World Federation of Orthodontists.

cowanMr. Donald Cowan, BDS(Edin), FDSRCS(Edin), MSc(Edin), M Orth(Edin)

GDC number: 65391

Donald qualified from Edinburgh University in 1990. His first year was spent in general practice, where he completed his vocational training. Following this, he worked in Northern Canada for more than three years as a General Dental Practitioner. He then took up a position as an Assistant Lecturer at the Dental School in Dunedin, New Zealand. Donald obtained his FDS from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Formal orthodontic training was undertaken at the Edinburgh Dental Institute, where Donald obtained an MSc from the University of Edinburgh in 1998 and an M Orth from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 1999.

rostamiMr. Nimo Rostami, DDS(Iran), FDSRCS(Edin), MSc(Lond), M Orth(Edin), MFDS(Eng)

GDC number: 81483

Nimo completed his DDS at the National Medical and Dental University of Tehran in Iran. He then went on to Lyon in France, where he obtained a Certificate in Dental Materials at the Claude Bernard University. He then worked in Heidelberg, Germany as a dental officer at the Ramstein US military base. Later he moved to England, where he passed his MFDS exam at the Royal College of Surgeons of England in May 2001. In June 2003, he successfully passed his M Orth exam at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. In September 2003, he obtained his MSc from the University of London.

Nimo's interest is adult orthodontics. He has extensive experience in treating adult patients using aesthetic orthodontic appliances including Invisalign aligners and lingual braces. He is an active member of the British Lingual Orthodontic Society and has many patients in treatment using lingual appliances. 

WhebleMrs. Judy Wheble, BDS(Hons), FDSRCS Ed, MSc(London), DOrth RCS(Eng)

GDC number: 48449

Born and brought up in Rosyth, Fife, Judy (nee Campbell) qualified from University College Hospital, London, in 1974 and after three years at Dundee Dental Hospital and in the Community Dental Service in Fife she returned south for specialist training. She studied at the Royal Dental and St. Georges Hospitals in London, gaining an MSc and D Orth in 1979 and was awarded the Walther prize as the best student. She returned briefly to Edinburgh to gain FDS RCS Ed then returned to Surrey to get married, raise 4 children and set up a Specialist Orthodontic  practice. Twenty-five years of full time orthodontic practice later, she now plans to return to Scotland permanently.

mustafaMr. Mustafa Abdel Ellah Mustafa, PhD (Orthodontist)

GDC number: 105727

Mustafa qualified in dentistry in 1997 from the University of Poznan/Poland. He then did a Post-Graduate Course in Public Health from 1998 to 1999. In 2000 he joined the Specialty of Orthodontics at the University of Poznan , gaining his qualification in 2005. Mustafa was awarded a PhD in Orthodontics in 2006 from the same university.

ChambersMr. Colin Chambers, BDS(Glasgow), MFDS(Glasgow), DDS(Bristol), MOrth(Edinburgh)

GDC number: 152054

Colin qualified from the University of Glasgow in 2008 and gained a wide variety of experience in his first three years working in general dental practice, maxillofacial surgery units and paediatric and restorative departments around Glasgow. He then moved to the South West of England to begin specialist training in orthodontics at Bristol Dental Hospital and Bath Royal United Hospital, and obtained a Doctorate degree from the University of Bristol and the M Orth qualification from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2014. Colin is also a very keen golfer and in his spare time enjoys cycling and photography.

alukoMr. Ibikunle Aluko (aka  'Kunle Aluko'), BDS(Lag), FMCDS Ortho(Nig), Statutory Exam(UK), MJDF RCS(Eng), MFDS RCPS(Glas), MClinDent Ortho(Edin), MOrth RCS(Edin)

GDC number: 100360

Kunle is a doubly qualified Orthodontist (UK and Nigeria) with over 10 years experience and excellent acumen in orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning. He has gained a high level of proficiency in the use of various systems of fixed orthodontic appliances in managing varieties of malocclusion. With a strong background in advanced cosmetic dentistry and smile makeover, he has collaborated with dentists and implantologists in the multidisciplinary management of adults and children cases involving space redistribution for composite build-up, bridge or implant restorations and implant site development using orthodontics.

Kunle qualified in 1994 from the School of Dentistry at the University of Lagos. He became a Specialist in Orthodontics in 2004 having successfully passed his FMCDS Orthodontics in Lagos. He then progressed to pass his Statutory Exams in Dentistry in 2005 to receive full registration at the General Dental Council in the UK. In 2011, he was awarded Membership of the Joint Dental Faculty of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. In 2012, he received Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. In 2014, he received his Master of Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics from the University of Edinburgh and in 2015 he received his Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.

AthanasiosMr. Athanasios Giavasis, DDS, M.Clin.Dent.(Prosthodontics), M.Clin.Dent.(Orthodontics), M.Orth. RCS(Edin)

GDC number: 82785

In 2003, Thanasios received his Dip.D.S. from University of Athens, Greece and his MClinDent(Prosthodontics) in 2010 from King'’'s College London. In 2015, he received his MClinDent(Orthodontics) from the University of Edinburgh. In 2016, he received Membership in Orthodontics, Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.

C-Mathieson-profChristina Mathieson BDS (Hons) LDS RCS(Eng) Morth

GDC number: 57436

Christina (‘Tina’) Mathieson was born and educated in Somerset. She read Dentistry, graduating with First Class Honours from the University of London in 1982. She later specialised in Orthodontics, completing her postgraduate qualification (Membership in Orthodontics, MOrth) in 1996, also from the University of London. She has extensive clinical experience in the UK and has taught in Hong Kong. She recently passed the examination for Mandatory Training Requirements for Dental Services Scotland and is looking forward to resuming orthodontic practice in Edinburgh.