Wimpole Street Dental Clinic proudly announces that Dr Sanjana Sudarshan, a key member of our dental team, has been awarded the prestigious ‘Specialist’ status in Orthodontics. This accolade is a testament to her dedication, skill, and extensive training in the field of orthodontics.
How does one achieve specialist status?
Achieving specialist status in orthodontics in the UK is a rigorous and competitive process. It begins with obtaining a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree, followed by passing the Membership Exam of the Royal College of Surgeons (M Orth). After this, a dentist must complete a two-year residency program, involving both academic and clinical training in orthodontics. Finally, passing the British College of Health Dentistry (BCHD) exam qualifies a dentist as an orthodontist.
Specialist orthodontists undergo further dedicated training, typically three years, focusing on treating irregularities of the teeth and jaws, primarily through various braces and orthodontic appliances. This training culminates in achieving a Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training and being registered as a specialist orthodontist with the General Dental Council (BLOS, Moorpark Orthodontics).
Dr Sudarshan’s journey to excellence
Dr Sudarshan’s journey to becoming a specialist orthodontist reflects her unwavering commitment to her profession. Her academic journey began with a solid foundation in dentistry, after which she pursued specialized training in orthodontics. Dr Sudarshan excelled in her studies, earning a Master’s degree in Orthodontics with distinction from King’s College London, a testament to her dedication and expertise in the field.
Her professional expertise is not limited to academic achievements. Dr Sudarshan is well-versed in a variety of orthodontic treatments, catering to patients of all ages. Her skills encompass modern orthodontic solutions like Invisalign and aesthetic ceramic braces, highlighting her commitment to providing contemporary and effective treatment options.
In addition to her clinical excellence, Dr Sudarshan is deeply involved in the broader dental community, contributing through teaching and mentoring. Her involvement in orthodontic charities further underscores her dedication to her field and her commitment to giving back to the community.
A congratulatory note from Prof Dr Christian Mehl
Prof Dr Christian Mehl, extends heartfelt congratulations to Dr Sudarshan:
“Dr Sudarshan’s achievement in attaining specialist status is a significant milestone in her career and a great asset to Wimpole Street Dental Clinic. Her dedication to advancing her skills and knowledge in orthodontics exemplifies the highest standards of our profession. We are incredibly proud to have her as part of our team.”
This recognition not only highlights Dr Sudarshan’s expertise but also reinforces Wimpole Street Dental Clinic’s commitment to providing top-tier dental care. We are delighted to continue offering our patients the exceptional service and advanced treatments they have come to expect from us.