The practice was set up in 1982 and has continued with the same ethos since the very beginning. We care, we listen and we strive for the very best outcome for all our patients. We liaise closely with each patient's dentist to ensure beautiful smiles for all our patients.
GDC No: 153758
Dr Ziba Cunningham graduated as a dentist from Sheffield University in 2008. On completion of her Vocational Training she was appointed as a Senior House Officer in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery at the Luton and Dunstable NHS Trust Hospital. After a year in surgery she completed a year in Paediatric dentistry where she gained her Membership in Dental Surgery in 2010 and following this she undertook her Specialist Training in Orthodontics at the Eastman Dental Hospital.
Ziba was awarded Honours for her Masters of Clinical Dentistry in Orthodontics from University College London, receiving the Hawley Russell Research Award for her research on Patient Decision-Making in 2013. She qualified as a Specialist Orthodontist and was awarded her Membership in Orthodontics by the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2014.
She then embarked upon her Consultant Orthodontic training at the King's College London Hospital, St Thomas’ Cleft Clinic and Whipps Cross Hospital to specialise in the management of complex orthodontic cases. She gained her Fellowship in Dental Surgery in Orthodontics and was appointed as a Consultant Orthodontist at East Surrey Hospital in 2016.
Ziba is a member of the British Orthodontic Society and the American Orthodontic Society. She has undertaken and published research in orthodontics and keeps up-to-date by regularly attending conferences.
Ziba lives locally and provides a wide variety of braces and is happy to carry out treatment for routine and complex orthodontic problems in children and adult patients.
GDC No: 76245
Monika graduated in dentistry from King’s College, London in 1999. After qualification she gained broad experience in all aspects of dentistry, working in general practice, the community dental service and as a senior house officer in various hospitals including the Eastman Dental Hospital and The John Radcliffe in Oxford.
She commenced her specialist training in orthodontics at the Eastman Dental Hospital and was awarded a Master of Science in orthodontics by University College, London and a year later in 2009 her Membership in Orthodontics at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
She subsequently undertook her consultant orthodontic training at the Eastman Dental Hospital and The Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford specialising in the treatment of complex orthodontic cases. She obtained the intercollegiate Fellowship in Orthodontics in 2013.
Currently Monika works as a consultant in Orthodontics at East Surrey Hospital and the Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals where she teaches and trains the next generation of orthodontists.
Monika treats patients of all ages utilising a wide range of orthodontic appliances and works closely with each patient to ensure they have a smile to be proud of.
Kiley joined our team in 2022 and has given our patients direct access to hygiene care - which Kiley is passionate about! Kiley lives locally and has three boys, who take up all her spare time. Kiley has had orthodontic fixed appliance treatment and knows well the difficulties our patients face to keep their teeth clean when in braces.
Nitty is an experience receptionist who joined our team in 2021, having already been working with Ziba and Monika at East Surrey Hospital Dental and Maxillofacial department. Nitty is a keen amateur dramatist, and when not behind our reception desk can be found on stage at the Horley Archway theatre. Nitty has recently completed a course of Invisalign treatment should you have any questions for her about her experience.
GDC No: 76244
Dr Lucy Harris qualified as a dentist after completing the five year degree course at King's College London in 1999. She won numerous prizes and awards during this time including the Maurice Kettle prize for Orthodontics. Her most notable award, however, was the Gold Medal of the University of London for the top-qualifying dentist.
Lucy gained her Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons following her work at King's College Hospital where she was a member of the head and neck cancer treatment team.
Lucy subsequently undertook specialist training in orthodontics at Kingston and Guy's Hospitals in London, being awarded the Philip Walther prize for the highest marks in the Master of Science in Orthodontics examination. This was also in recognition of the quality of her published research on cleft lip and palate patients. She has since been awarded the Membership in Orthodontics by the Royal College of Surgeons and registered by the General Dental Council as a Specialist in Orthodontics.
Lucy has published scientific papers and has contributed to national and international conferences. She has lectured to General Dental Practitioners on the use of functional appliances and has a special interest in postgraduate education.
Lucy is a member of the British Orthodontic Society and the American Association of Orthodontics.
GDC No: 174881
Katy first joined our team in her role as a dental nurse, but has transferred into being our manager. Katy has worked in dentistry for over 15 years and with that brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team.
Outside of work Katy runs spin and running classes and walks her Chihuahua, Brody.
Nicol joined our team in 2023, but first worked with Ziba back in 2017. Orthodontic therapists are specialised, qualified and experienced dental nurses, who are registered with the General Dental Council. They undertake certain clinical procedures in the practice under instruction from our specialist orthodontists. Nicol travels from North London to our clinic, which is much appreciated by us all! She is an avid tango dancer and enjoys healthy living.
Claire has lived and has been employed locally as a dental nurse all her working life. She brings a considerable amount of knowledge and skills to the practice in all aspects of clinical governance and compliance as required to meet the standards set by dental regulators, the Care Quality Commission and the General Dental Council. Claire's hobbies include cooking, reading books and loves DIY.Claire has had fixed orthodontic treatment herself and would be happy to share her experience.
Carol joined the team in 2000 as receptionist and secretary. However, Carol's relations with the practice go back a lot further in her capacity as mother of former patients, giving her knowledge of both sides of the reception desk!
May I take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to Robert for making my teeth look beautiful and straight for my wedding. Robert was friendly and explained everything to me really well. I'm delighted with the results. I received a 1st class attention from when I contacted your orthodontist and through all the treatment. A big thank you also to all the staff you were always pleasant, friendly, welcoming and made me feel so relaxed. Claire Padmore
Lucy did an amazing job on my teeth as a teenager and then later, despite my numerous attempts to ruin them, she has managed to bring them back to their former glory. James
"What a remarkable job you have done, I am happier than ever and smiling permanently due to your practice" Mr Pitters
I just wanted to say a big thank you to Lucy for seeing me at such short notice yesterday to fix my retainer. She is always so lovely (as are all the staff) and I really enjoy all my visits there - I am really pleased with the improvement in my smile and am only sad that I generally now no longer need to visit regularly!! Linda W, June 2019