Dr. Samir Sayegh | Dr. Donald Cowan
Dr. Roderick Nelson | Dr. Nimo Rostami
Dr. Judy Wheble | Dr. Mustafa Abdel Ellah Mustafa


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

Dr. Donald Cowan
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.

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Dr. Roderick Nelson, BDS(Edin) FDSRCS(Edin) D Orth

Dr. Roderick Nelson
Roderick qualified from the University of Edinburgh in 1970. He then went on to obtain an FDS from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1974. In 1976, Roderick achieved his D Orth in Glasgow. Roderick then went on to complete the SAC/JCHTD Certificate of Accreditation - Higher Training in Orthodontics to consultant level in 1988.

Roderick obtained the EC Certificate of Specialist Training in Orthodontics from Glasgow Dental College in 1991.

Roderick is a member of the British Orthodontic Society, Scottish Specialist Orthodontic Practitioners and of the Edinburgh Orthodontic Study Society.

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

Dr. Nimo Rostami
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 Invislaign aligners and lingual braces. He is an active member of the British Lingual Orthodontic society and has many patients in treatment using lingual appliances.

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

Dr. Samir Sayegh
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.

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Dr. Samir Sayegh

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

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. 25 years of full time Orthodontic practice later, she now plans to return to Scotland permanently.

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Dr. Mustafa Abdel Ellah Mustafa PhD (Orthodontist)

Dr. Mustafa Abdel Ellah Mustafa
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.



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