Meet The Team

  • Julian Young

    GDC Number: 70255
    Qualifications: BDSc Queensland 1992, MSc Orth Edin 2002, MOrth RCS Edin 2003

    Dr Julian Young BDSc. (Qld), MSC. (EDI), MOrth RCS (Ed.) – Owner and Specialist Orthodontist : Julian qualified as a dentist at the University of Queensland Dental School, Brisbane, Australia in 1992. In the years following he worked in both Australia and the UK in general dental practice, providing a broad range of dental treatments. In 2000 he commenced his specialist training in Orthodontics in Edinburgh. During his three years in Scotland Julian attained his Masters degree, specialist Orthodontic qualification and was awarded membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh ).

    Julian enjoys what he does for his patients and believes that working in a warm and friendly environment is key to providing high quality treatment and achieving the best possible results.

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  • Manisha Lukha

    BDS (Lond), FDS RCS (Eng), MSc (Lond), MOrth RCS (Eng) Special Orthodontist
    GDC: 68567

    Manisha graduated in Dentistry from Guys Dental Hospital in 1992. She then completed a 1 year Vocational Training contract in North London after which she undertook SHO posts in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. During this time Manisha completed her primary and Final Fellowship examinations. She was then accepted onto the 3 year training programme for Specialist Orthodontic Training at Guys Dental Hospital. In 2001, Manisha was awarded MSc and Membership in Orthodontics from Guys Hospital.

    After an amazing 3 month backpacking trip to South America, Manisha then commenced her amazing career as a Specialist Orthodontist in 2002. She initially worked in 3 different Specialist Practices and at Kingston Hospital. Over the past 13 years Manisha has treated a vast array of Orthodontic cases. She has great experience in treating both Adults and Children. Manisha is a great fan of treating Class II children with Functional Appliances. She uses a number of different appliances according to the needs of the patient. She has experience in the Straight Wire Appliances, Self-ligating systems including Damon, Lingual Appliances and Invisalign.

    Manisha now has 2 young children and likes to divide her time between work and family.

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  • Dr Theo Swanepoel – DWSI

    GDC number 78612
    BChD Pretoria 1992

    Mr Theo Swanepoel:  Biography.

    Theo qualified with the degree BChD in 1992 from the University of Pretoria in South Africa, where he studied as a military student. Theo left the Defence Force and bought his first dental practice in Johannesburg.

    Since 1998 he decided to limit his practice to Orthodontics and focus on exclusively providing orthodontic treatment, after six years in practice he realised that this is the part of dentistry he enjoys the most. It is a non-invasive area of practice that changed people’s lives; everyone is just so amazed at their new smiles that it is a pleasure to work.

    Theo relocated to the United Kingdom in 2001 and worked in Essex at a group of practices, dedicated to Orthodontics. In 2006 he began working within Orthodontic practices in Surrey.

    In 2011 he started a UK based Master’s Degree in Orthodontics to supplement his considerable (almost 20 years) experience in providing orthodontic care, successfully achieving the Qualification in late 2017. As a Dentist with considerable experience in providing orthodontic treatment, Theo has been welcomed to the team here at West Street.

    He is a member of the British Orthodontic Society and the British Dental Association. He is also certified in three different Lingual Orthodontic systems (hidden braces) and in Invisalign. He has extensive experience with all the different types of braces available today, including self-ligating systems and participates enthusiastically in continuing education.

    He is married to Cherie’, an Orthodontic Therapist, and they have two boys, Marco and James. He enjoys photography, activities with the children and reading whenever he gets a chance.

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  • Brenda

    GDC number 56182
    Morth RCS Eng, MSc Lond 1989 & BDS Lond 1981

    Brenda Qualified as a dental surgeon from Kings College London with Honours in Dental Surgery, following ,which she commenced work within Kings College Dental Hospital.

    She then relocated to Singapore where she treated patients in general practice for several years before returning to the UK to complete her specialist orthodontic training (MSC and M(orth) RCS ENG) at Guy’s Hospital in 1990.

    She is recognised by the General Dental Council as a specialist Orthodontist and is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons England. Across the past 26 years Brenda has divided her professional commitments between her roles as a Senior Dental Officer in the Community Dental Service where she provides specialist orthodontic care to children with special needs and anxiety and the treatment of children and adults within Specialist Orthodontic practice.

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  • Victoria
    Orthodontic Therapist

    GDC number 123973
    National Certificate in dental nursing, National Certificate in Dental Radiography, National Orthodontic Nursing Certificate, Orthodontic Therapy Diploma Qual. 2011

    Vicky started her orthodontic nursing career at West Street Orthodontic Practice in 2007. After moving to London, where she obtained all of her qualifications, Vicky returned to West Street in 2015 as a Therapist working closely with the Orthodontist providing treatment care.

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  • Fiona
    Orthodontic Therapist

    GDC number 206558
    National Certificate in dental nursing, BDA qualification in Dental Radiography, National Orthodontic Nursing Certificate and Orthodontic Therapy Diploma Qual. 2015

    Fiona started with us as a trainee dental nurse in 2008, she has since expanded her career by gaining various qualifications. In 2015 she accomplished another milestone by becoming a registered orthodontic therapist with the General Dental Council, in this role she works by providing treatment for patients under prescription from our orthodontists.

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  • Lorna
    Head Receptionist/Patient Liasion

    Lorna started her career at West Street Orthodontics in 2009, throughout her years she has developed a good understanding of patient empathy and needs. She enjoys meeting people and will always strive to ensure patients are satisfied with their treatment. Lorna ensures the smooth running of reception and will likely be one of the first people you meet at the practice.

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