01202 765808

  40 Alumhurst Rd, Bournemouth, BH4 8ER


Meet the team

Besher Al Aswad Orthodontic Specialist

DDS Damascus 1994, Statutory Exam 2000; MOrth RCS Eng 1999, MSc (London) 1999

GDC Registration Number: 78846

Besher qualified as a dentist in 1994. Prior to embarking on his orthodontic training, he worked as a Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery departments in Liverpool and Norwich respectively. He completed his specialist training in Orthodontics at Guys Hospital in 1999.

Following qualification he worked at the orthodontic department at The Royal Bournemouth Hospital as a locum specialist registrar for one year. He then started working at orthodontic practices in Andover and Winchester and at the same time joined “Only Orthodontics” in Bournemouth in 2001 where he worked since then on full-time basis as a specialist orthodontist.

For many years he has been providing a wide range of specialist Orthodontic treatment for both children and adult patients including aesthetic fixed appliances, Invisalign clear braces and Incognito lingual appliances.

He is a member of the British Orthodontic Society.

He is fully certified in both Incognito and Invisalign treatment.

Fellow of The World Federation of Orthodontists.

Jeremy Moore Orthodontic Specialist

LDS,RCS (Eng) 1980 BDS (ULond) 1981 DOrth,RCS (Eng) 1986 MSc (ULond) 1987

GDC Registration Number: 55421

Qualified from Guys Hospital as a dentist in 1980. After several hospital posts in Oral and Maxillo-facial surgery, commenced specialist training in Orthodontics in 1984 at the Royal London Hospital. After three years in specialist practice in Kent re-located to Bournemouth in 1990. A part-time lecturer for several years for the University of London at the Royal London Hospital until the demands of the Bournemouth practice had to take priority.

Apart from Orthodontics as a whole, has a special interest in adult orthodontics.

Has held many positions of responsibility on The Local Dental Committee, the Dorset Dental Advisory Committee, the Council of the British Orthodontic Society, the Wessex Regional Orthodontic Audit Committee, and several working groups of the BOS.

Is a Fellow of the World Federation of Orthodontists.

Susan Power Orthodontic Specialist

BDS University of Sheffield, 1982, LDS RCS Lond 1982 FDS,RCPS 1986 DOrth,RCS 1989 MOrth,RCS 1990 MSc 1990

GDC Registration Number: 56940

Carried out hospital posts in Oral and Maxillo-facial surgery in Norwich, Reading and Glasgow. Was awarded the Fellowship in Dental Surgery (FDS RCPS) in 1986.

In 1987 commenced Specialist orthodontic training at the Royal London Hospital. Attained Diploma in Orthodontics, University of London in 1989 and Membership in Orthodontics, University of London in 1990. Awarded Master of Science in Orthodontics with Distinction in 1990.

Appointed Consultant in Orthodontics at the North Hampshire Hospital, Basingstoke in 1995 and then returned to Bournemouth in 2000 as Consultant Orthodontist, the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

Worked part-time at the Orthodontic Clinic in Westbourne since 1994.

Examiner for the Membership in Orthodontics of the Royal Colleges, London and Glasgow.

Special interests are Growth problems of the facial complex, dento-facial orthopaedics and orthognathic (jaw) surgery.

Tara Rigby Orthodontic Therapist

GDC Registration Number: 167068

Tara acquired a Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy from Leeds University and qualified as an orthodontic therapist in July 2012. She has since been working on full time basis as an orthodontic therapist at “Only Orthodontics”.

Deborah Strugnell Orthodontic Therapist

GDC Registration Number: 149509

Deborah joined Only Orthodontics in 2011 as an orthodontic nurse and progressed to doing her Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy at Leeds University and qualified as an orthodontic therapist in June 2018.

She works at the practice on a full time basis.



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