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Claire Nightingale

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General information:

Name, qualifications:

Claire Nightingale MSc BDS (Hons) FDS (Orth) RCS MOrth RCS (Edin) FDS RCS (Eng)

Practising at:

Watford General Hospital



Special clinical interests:

Adult orthodontics; orthognathic surgery (the joint orthodontic / surgical management of patients with facial deformity)

Current posts (NHS):

Watford General Hospital

Year of first medical qualification:


Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

British Orthodontic Society, British Dental Association

Contact details:
  • Secretary's name: Jennifer Barnes
  • Secretary's telephone number: 01923 217681


Professional profile

I qualified as a dentist from Newcastle Dental School, winning the Wisdom Dental Student of the year award in 1989. After junior hospital posts and a period in general dental practice, I then specialised in Orthodontics, gaining my Masters qualification from Bristol Dental School in 1993.

After Senior Registrar training at the Eastman Dental Hospital, I was appointed as Consultant at Watford General Hospital and have private practice in London’s West End.

I have published several refereed papers and two textbooks.

Personal profile

My spare time is spent running around after three small children and occasionally playing the piano.

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