DR Gavin Power
Gavin grew up in southern Africa and studied to become a dentist at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, where he was awarded the Byron Moore Scholarship from the Zimbabwe Dental Association (1992- 1996). Upon graduation Gavin was awarded the Dental Association of South Africa Orthodontic medal
He subsequently moved to the UK and worked as a general dental practitioner for several years, but having developed a passion for orthodontics, elected to pursue a career in the speciality. In 2001 Gavin commenced a 3 year training programme in Orthodontics at Guy’s Hospital, London, and the Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead. In 2003 he attained a Masters degree in Orthodontics (MSc), followed by his Membership in Orthodontics (MOrth) from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2004.
After leaving Guy’s Hospital in 2004, Gavin decided to further his training to become a consultant in Orthodontics. He was appointed as a senior registrar at the Eastman (UCL) and Kingston hospitals where he was awarded his Fellowship in Orthodontics (FOrth) in 2006.
Gavin’s special areas of interest include facial aesthetics in adult and paediatric orthodontic patients, lingual (behind the teeth) orthodontics, multidisciplinary work (restorative, periodontal and orthognathic), as well as working with patients of all ages with cleft lip and palate. Gavin has recently been awarded the Gilbert Scott Bursary to gain experience in nasoalveolar moulding in cleft babies at the Institute of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in New York, USA. Gavin is a member of the British Orthodontic Society (BOS), the British Lingual Orthodontic Society (BLOS), the World Federation of Orthodontists, and the American Association of Orthodontists. Alongside private practice, he is a Consultant in Orthodontics at Wexham Park and Heatherwood hospitals, and is involved in teaching and training new orthodontists. Gavin keeps up to date on the latest techniques by attending regular meetings and courses.