Meet the team

Our experienced team are here to help you, every step of the way. Not only are we highly qualified, but we love what we do, and we’ll always be on hand to offer advice and answer your questions.

Jackie Silvester

GDC number: 68484

Jackie is the lead specialist orthodontist at Petts Wood Orthodontics. She has worked as a specialist orthodontist in central London and Kent for almost 20 years.

Jackie completed her undergraduate dental degree at King’s College School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1992. During this time, she won numerous awards, including prizes for excellence in orthodontics, oral surgery and restorative dentistry.

Following a variety of hospital posts in children’s dentistry and maxillofacial surgery at several London teaching hospitals, Jackie gained her Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

After two years of general dental practice in Devon, Jackie started specialist training in orthodontics at King’s College London Dental Institute and Orpington Hospital. She was awarded an MSc in Orthodontics from the University of London in 1999 and Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2000.

She is listed as a Specialist in Orthodontics by the General Dental Council and is an active member of the British Orthodontic Society.

Martyn Cobourne

GDC number: 66144

Martyn Cobourne is a part-time specialist orthodontist at Petts Wood Orthodontics, offering evening and weekend clinics. He is currently Professor of Orthodontics in the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences at King’s College London and Honorary Consultant in Orthodontics at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. He is an elected member of the Board of Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Martyn runs the postgraduate orthodontic training programme at King’s and is co-author of the successful Handbook of Orthodontics. He has published over 130 articles on orthodontics and craniofacial development.

Martyn was awarded the Charles Tomes Medal by the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2015 and his research has won the Chapman Prize of the British Orthodontic Society in 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2019. Since 2012, he has been Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Orthodontics. He presented the prestigious Northcroft Memorial Lecture at the British Orthodontic Conference in 2018 and was recently awarded the 2019 B.F and Helen E. Dewel Award by the American Association of Orthodontists for the most outstanding clinical research article published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.

Stella Garcia

Practice Manager
GDC number: 146213

Stella Garcia is your first point of contact at our practice, and will be able to guide and advise you on the different services and types of braces that we provide.

Stella trained as a dental nurse at the Royal London Hospital School of Dentistry, qualifying in 1982. Since then, she has worked as a dental nurse at King’s College Hospital Dental School, Queen Mary’s Hospital and Orpington Hospital. More recently, she was senior nurse manager in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Orpington Hospital. She then moved to the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability in Putney as nurse manager, where she was involved in the dental care of patients with significant disabilities.

Stella has higher qualifications in dental sedation, radiography and oral health education, and is the practice Data Protection Officer.

Donna Power

Orthodontic Therapist
GDC number: 135134

Donna is our orthodontic therapist who provides treatment under prescription from the specialist orthodontists at Petts Wood. Donna trained as a dental nurse and worked at Guy’s Hospital for ten years, before moving to St George’s Hospital as lead nurse in the orthodontic department in 2010. In 2016, she undertook training in orthodontic therapy at King’s College Hospital and qualified as an Orthodontic Therapist in 2017. Donna now works one day per week with us at Petts Wood.

Lorraine Chenery

Dental Nurse
GDC number: 133782

Lorraine is a registered dental nurse with almost 40 years of experience in dentistry and orthodontics in the primary care setting. Lorraine has worked with Jackie in the practice for 15 years as her principal dental nurse and has a wealth of orthodontic knowledge. Lorraine provides clinical support for both referring dentists and patients.

Ann Goodbun

Dental Nurse
GDC number: 104684

Ann has been working as a dental nurse for over 40 years. Her qualifications include a National Certificate in Dental Nursing and a City & Guild Licentiateship Award in Dental Nursing.

Ann has worked in multiple areas of dental nursing including general dental practice, oral surgery, dental implants and orthodontics. Ann is now semi-retired and works at Petts Wood Orthodontics part-time.

In her spare time Ann has a daughter, a son and four grandchildren to keep her busy. When she does get some time for herself she enjoys live music concerts, theatre, swimming, walking and a bit of Zumba!