Established in 1973, the orthodontic practice is housed in a modern multi-operatory facility in Wimbledon. It offers excellence in orthodontic diagnosis and treatment using state of the art imaging, investigation and appliance technology.
It incorporates full safety features such as radiographic monitoring, cross-infection control and both radiographic and photographic digital imaging. Overall health promotion is encouraged.
24-Hour Telephone Coverage
A 24-hour cover of the telephone is arranged 7 days a week with a modern telephone communication service. Patients who encounter problems are seen promptly to offer a continuing service. Also a reliable taxi service can be arranged by request at reasonable cost for patients arriving at the local stations, from Central London or the Airports.
The Practice Aim
The practice aims to produce an enhanced dental and facial appearance for child patients, which follows them into adulthood.
All child patients are thus followed into adulthood to preserve the improvements achieved. The goal is long tern stability for the changes made through treatment, without the need for dental retaining devices, cemented to the teeth, for life.
Adults have a similar aim, but having ceased growing, their long-term follow up is usually just 18 months. Similar long-term goals for sustained enhancement are also an aspiration for adults.
General Dental Treatment
As well as seeing the orthodontist, general dental treatment should be carried out with the family dental surgeon every 4 to 6 months, with whom attendance is the backbone of good oral health. It is very important that patients continue this long-term relationship.
To arrange a Consultation contact the Practice using the information on the contact page.
Dr Stephen Powell
BDS(Hons)Lond, FDSRCS(Eng), M.OrthRCS(Eng) is Consultant in Orthodontics to King's College Hospitals, London, England.
Dr Stephen J Powell qualified with a first class honours degree in Dental Surgery from the Royal Dental Hospital, University of London in 1966.
He was awarded the Diploma in Orthodontics and the Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1969/70, whilst training at the Royal Dental Hospital, London, and the Hospital for Sick Children Great Ormond Street London. He obtained the Membership in Orthodontics at its inception.
Dr Powell has attended and given many specialist courses over the past twenty years, both Nationally and Internationally and is a member of the British, European and American Associations of Orthodontics.
He is actively engaged in the post-graduate training of Orthodontists and is former Post Graduate course director in Orthodontics at King's College Hospital part of GKT London. He is an examiner in the MSc in Orthodontics of the University of London, the Final MFDS, MJDP and ORE examinations of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Dr Alison Williams
Dr. Williams qualified in Dental Surgery from the University of Bristol in 1982. She spent six years working in the Community Dental Service in Bristol before taking up hospital posts in oral medicine and surgery and paediatric dentistry.
In 1991, Dr. Williams commenced her specialist training in Orthodontics at the Royal London Hospital, which undertook alongside a research post at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. After completing a her training in orthodontics, Dr. Williams returned to Bristol to work on a National study of the care of children born with cleft lip and palate. She undertook this work, which formed the basis of her PhD, whilst undergoing consultant training in Orthodontics.
Dr. Williams was appointed as Consultant Senior Lecturer in Orthodontics at Bristol Dental School in 2001. She returned to London to take up a similar post at Kings College Hospital in 2004, where she was actively involved in training postgraduate students in orthodontics, whilst treating patients with complex malocclusions.
Since 2012, Dr. Williams has worked solely in Specialist Orthodontic practice, treating both adult and child patients. She has maintained an interest in teaching orthodontics by becoming an Inspector of Educational Standards for the General Dental Council. Dr Williams has been an active member of the British Orthodontic Society since she started specialist training. She regularly helps to man the Society’s stand at dental trade shows and scientific advice, where she advises budding orthodontists on training and answers questions from dentists about orthodontic clinical issues.
Dr Pragati Agarwal
BDS(Brist), MSc.(Lond), M.Orth.RCS(Edin)
Dr Agarwal qualified in Dental Surgery from Bristol University in 1995, and subsequently worked in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery and then Pediatric Dentistry before commencing 3 year training programme in Orthodontics at Guys Hospital, London.
She obtained a Masters degree in Orthodontics together with the Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Her Master’s thesis was on the measurement of facial aesthetics in surgical orthodontic adult patients, and aesthetics in the orthodontic patient, children and adults, continues to be of special interest to her.
Since leaving Guy’s Hospital in 2004 she has worked in Orthodontic Practice in London and maintained an interest in surgical cases through continued practice at Kingston Hospital, Surrey.