Meet the Team

Our team have a wonderful mix of personalities, which compliment each other perfectly. They are all highly skilled, empathetic, and driven. They pride themselves on providing exceptional patient care and work well together to achieve this.

Ansa Akram

BSc, BDS (Hons), MFDS RCSEng, DDS (Bristol), MOrthRCSEd, FDSOrth RCSGlasgow, PGCertMedEd, FHEARegistered Specialist in Orthodontics, Director Devon Square Orthodontics Ltd

  • Registered Specialist in Orthodontics
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Fellow of the Faculty of Dental Surgery
  • Examiner for Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery
  • Trainer for Speciality Training Registrars in Orthodontics


After graduating from Dental school in 2005, Ansa undertook 3 years training at the North Manchester General Hospital and Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust in the Oral and Maxillofacial departments. She completed her Membership in the Faculty of Dental Surgery from The Royal College of Surgeons in England in 2008. Undertaking further specialised training at Bristol Dental school and Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, she achieved her specialist qualification in orthodontics from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2011. She has awarded the Doctorate in Dental Surgery with distinction from University of Bristol the same year. Ansa then went on to complete her fellowship from theRoyal College of Surgeons of Glasgow enabling her to achieve her Consultant qualification in Orthodontics.

Our Cardiology Specialist

Dr. Usman Ejaz Sheikh

Cardiology Consultant

Orthodontic Specialists

Our team is led by a Specialist Orthodontist Dr Ansa Akram. Dr Akram has completed a five year training course in Orthodontics and is registered as a specialist on the GDC specialist list.

Ansa Akram

Registered Specialist in Orthodontics, Director Devon Square Orthodontics Ltd

Desislava Borisova

Associate Orthodontist

Alexandra Griffin

Associate Orthodontist

Our Orthodontic Therapists

Our Orthodontic Therapists have completed their specialist training in Dental School and comprehensive in house training in practice, before qualifying with the Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy. They work under the direct supervision of Dr Ansa Akram, following her instructions and prescriptions, and are an essential part of the Orthodontic team.

Kelly Cornish

Orthodontic Therapist

Leanne Bushin

Orthodontic Therapist

Natalie Pyne

Orthodontic Therapist

Gemma Ireland

Orthodontic Therapist

Zoe Brealy

Orthodontic Therapist

Victoria Ruston

Orthodontic Therapist

Dental Hygienist

Leigh-Ann is passionate about her role and loves educating patients in all matters of oral health.

Leigh-Ann Blanchard

Dental Hygienist

Management Team

Carly and Claire work together to ensure the smooth running of our practice, providing a safe and happy environment for our patients and team.

Carly Coombes

Practice Manager & Orthodontic Nurse

Claire Holden

Practice Coordinator & Orthodontic Nurse

Our Orthodontic & Dental Nurses

Our team of Dental Nurses are an asset to our practice, they are always willing to go the extra mile and learn new skills and techniques.

Lisa Spargo

Lead Orthodontic Nurse

Helen Bailey

Orthodontic Nurse

Gemma Allen

Patient Care Administrator & Orthodontic Nurse

Amanda Disley

Dental Nurse

Patient Care Administrator

We can assure you that you will be greeted with a smile and Sarah will go out of her way to help you!

Sarah Mallett

Patient Care Administrator

“Thank you to all of the team at Devon Square Orthodontics. Throughout my treatment all staff have been friendly, informative and put me at ease. My teeth look amazing!”

“Thank you for your care over the last 2 ½ years, and for providing me with, as one of my friends has said, a fabulous pair of gnashers!! My teeth look wonderful and feel great”

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