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Orthodontic and Surgical Patient Experience Survey

We are currently carrying out an Orthodontic and Surgical Patient Experience Survey to improve the quality of care we provide to our patients. If you have been invited to take part in this survey please follow this link.

Orthodontic treatment survey

If you have recently had your fixed Orthodontic appliance removed, you will have been asked to complete our feedback questionaire. Please follow this link to access this.



The orthodontic team comprises of three Consultants, who also cover Harrogate District Hospital and Scarborough Hospital. There are also four part time registrars in training who split their working week between York Hospital and Leeds Dental Institute. We also have one Hospital Practitioner working three sessions per week and three Clinical Assistants working one session each per week.

Contact us

Orthodontic Secretary, Jane Russell - 01904 725614

Head and Neck Reception - 01904 726400

Meet the team

Mr Jay Kindelan, who has three days at York Hospital and two days at Harrogate District Hospital, currently leads the Consultant team. His full time consultant colleague, Mr Hock Hoe Goh, is at York Hospital for three days and Scarborough Hospital for two days. Dr Zararna Nelson-Moon joined the hospital in January 2011 and currently splits her time between York Hospital and Scarborough Hospital.

The clinical members of the Orthodontic team are ably supported by Dental Nurses, led by Cheryl Smith (Senior Dental Nurse), who has had many years' experience working within the speciality. Cheryl, along with her colleagues, are qualified in oral health and they provide a great input into the management of patients within the department.

The Orthodontic Team at York Hospital is involved in the treatment of patients with the most severe forms of malocclusion. These include patients with cleft lip and palate, severe facial deformity, various syndromes affecting the head and neck and the congenital absence of multiple missing teeth. In addition we work very closely with our oral and maxillofacial colleagues and our consultant in restorative dentistry.

These complex multidisciplinary cases include those with facial deformity, multiple missing teeth in addition to patients displaying buried ectopic teeth with the associated risk of cyst formation and damage to adjacent teeth.

Mild orthodontic problems are not accepted for assessment or treatment within the department. These types of cases would be treated outside the hospital, either on a private basis or by local dental practitioners within their own practices in North Yorkshire.

The Orthodontic team has worked hard to generate an atmosphere within which patients feel comfortable accepting their lengthy and complex treatment.

Orthodontic and Surgical patient survey

If you have been invited to take part in this survey please follow this link.

Orthodontic treatment survey

If you have been asked to complete our feedback questionaire please follow this link.

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