Members of the orthodontic team

Our team consists of consultant orthodontists, associate specialists, orthodontic therapists and dental nurses. We are supported by our own receptionist team and secretarial staff.



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Mr Steven Clark

Steven qualified from Newcastle University in 1992. He then continued his further training to obtain an FDS in 1996. In 2000, Steven completed his specialist training in Newcastle and was entered onto the specialist list as an orthodontist. By 2004, he had completed his consultancy training and moved to Nottingham shortly after. Steven is a part-time consultant at QMC and also works in specialist practice

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Mr Andrew Flatt

Andrew Flett is a full-time consultant providing orthodontic services at QMC, Nottingham and KMH, Mansfield. He joined the team in 2016.

Andrew qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2006, winning the Malcolm Foster silver medal for the best undergraduate research project in his year.

After a year in general dental practice, he returned to the hospital service working in dental rotations which involved oral surgery, special care and paediatric dentistry.

From 2008, he spent two years as a maxillofacial senior house officer moving around the Merseyside region, caring for patients with head and neck cancer and skeletal abnormalities.

From 2010 to 2015 he completed his specialist and consultant orthodontic training at the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital in Sheffield and the Royal Chesterfield Hospital.

Andrew’s research interests lie in the field of orthognathic surgery and patient-centred research. He was involved in the design of the UK’s first web resource for orthognathic patients, produced by the British Orthodontic Society. This can be found here.

In addition to his role as consultant he lectures to undergraduates and postgraduates, is a reviewer for orthodontic journals and has recently been appointed examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons.

Mr Neil Poyser

Neil is a specialist in restorative dentistry and was appointed as Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at the QMC in 2006.

He completed his specialist training at Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’s Dental Institute, and St George’s and Mayday Hospitals, London. Previously, he worked in the dental teaching hospitals of Sheffield and Leeds, having been in general practice in Norwich.

Neil is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and a General Dental Council specialist in endodontics, prosthodontics, periodontics and restorative dentistry.

Neil is interested in the areas of adhesive fixed prosthodontics, endodontics and the implant rehabilitation of patients with defects related to dental cancer or trauma. His implant team was awarded the National Smile Award 2009 for facial reconstruction. He is a member of the British Society for Restorative Dentistry, Association of Consultants and Specialists in Restorative Dentistry, British Society for Periodontology and the British Endodontic Society.


Orthodontic therapists (including trainees)


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Amanda Sweet

Amanda first became registered as a dental nurse in 2008. In 2010, she began her orthodontic therapist training and qualified in 2011 from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. She works under the supervision of the orthodontic consultants one day a week at QMC

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Diane Argyle 

Diane Argyle is one of our newly qualified Orthodontic Therapists here at Queens Medical Centre. She qualified back in June 2018 from the Royal College of Surgeons England.  She works 5 days a week, 4 days at QMC and 1 day at KMH (King Mill Hospital). She has worked here at the Hospital for 14 years.

She qualified in 1994 and has worked as a dental nurse for 28 years. Diane has additional post-graduate qualifications in dental radiography and dental conscious sedation. She has a wealth of experience working as part of an orthodontic team as well, in general practice, community and here at the hospital in the oral and maxillofacial department

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Dr Robert Conville

Rob qualified from the University of Sheffield with his Bachelor in Dental Surgery 2014 and was awarded the Dental Practitioners Prize in Orthodontics and Paediatric Dentistry from the University of Sheffield.

He spent his first year following graduation working in a busy dental practice offering a wide range of treatments.

After this year, Rob worked as a Dental Core trainee in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. This post was based at a tertiary trauma and oncology centre where he cared for patients with head and neck cancer, patients who had suffered dento-alveolar and maxillofacial trauma and patients with skeletal abnormalities. During this year Rob passed his exams to become a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons England.

In 2016, Rob then moved to Australia and enjoyed working for 2 years in general dental practice. He then returned the UK in 2018 and worked for a year as a Specialty Dental Registrar in Paediatric dentistry. Here he gained vast experience in treating paediatric patients of all ages and enjoyed building a good rapport with his patients. He also taught and supervised undergraduate 3rd and 5th year dental students and was an examiner for the final year Hygiene and therapy students at the University of Sheffield. He has recently been appointed as an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons.

Rob joined the QMC Team in October 2019.




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Caroline Sissons

Caroline started her dental career as a Dental Nurse back in October 1988. She worked in both NHS and Private practices, until joining the Oral and Maxillofacial Team in 2015 as a Dental Nurse. In 2018 she became our Lead Dental Nurse in Orthodontics here at QMC.

Caroline works 5 days a week, 4 days at QMC and one day at Kings Mill Hospital. She ensures a smooth running of the clinics at both campuses, providing support for the clinicians, nurses and our patients. She is a valued member of the QMC team.