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Meet our doctors

Our team of highly experienced specialists will ensure you get a great smile.

Dr Matthew Clare

Dr Matthew Clare Practice principal and specialist orthodontist

DDS, MOrth RCS (EDIN), MFDS RCS (EDIN), BDS BSc (HONS)

GDC reg. no. 72274

Practice principal and specialist orthodontist, Dr Matthew Clare, has created an environment where patients feel relaxed and confident that their treatment will be carried out to the highest national standards by a professional and caring team. Dr Clare has undertaken many years of study commencing his general dental training at Guy's Hospital in London followed by orthodontic training in Bristol, where he held the post of Specialist Registrar in Orthodontics at the teaching hospital for three years. He has a particular interest in lingual orthodontics and has studied both in Paris and in the UK. Dr Clare is an active member of the Lincoln Branch of the British Dental Association and has organised further training and courses for the local dentists, as well as presenting lectures himself.  When not in work he enjoys playing tennis and skiing with his family.

All of our professional staff exceed their GDC requirements. The highlights over the past three years for our Dental Professionals include:

  • GDC requirements and protecting patients' personal information
  • 2-day 'invitation only' visit to the Incognito lingual braces headquarters in Germany
  • Working as a trainer for an Orthodontic Therapist associated with the University of Warwick
  • Custom prescription and fitting of Sports Gum Shields
  • Complex multi-disciplinary cases integrating the roles of orthodontics, implants, crowns and bridges
  • Laser surgery course for gum remodelling
  • 2-day international meeting with speakers, and leaders in adult smile design aesthetics, from Italy, America, Spain and the UK
  • National Invisalign meeting introducing the latest developments in this market leading clear aligner therapy
  • British Orthodontics Society annual 3-day conference, Edinburgh
  • Professional memberships:
    • British Orthodontic Society
    • British Lingual Orthodontic Society
    • British Dental Association
    • American Association of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics
    • World Federation of Orthodontics 

Dr Graeme Reynolds

Dr Graeme ReynoldsDentist with a Special Interest in Orthodontics

DipPCOrthRCS (ENG), MFGP (UK), BChD

GDC reg. no. 59548

Dr Graeme Reynolds joined our practice in March 2008. Prior to working with us, Dr Reynolds held posts at both Lincoln Hospital and Grantham Hospital.

He was one of the first in the UK to be awarded the Diploma in Primary Care Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. In 2011, he was awarded the British Orthodontic Society Practitioner Group Prize for the best treated case presented by a practitioner at the National Conference in Harrogate. He repeated this feat in 2014, when the National Conference was held in Edinburgh. Outside of work, Dr Reynolds has a passion for photography, cricket and rugby.

All of our professional staff exceed their GDC requirements. The highlights over the past three years for our Dental Professionals include:

  • Attendance at the British Orthodontic Society's spring meetings where contemporary techniques in orthodontics are presented by leading consultants and specialists from the UK and overseas
  • Orthodontic wire-bending & archwire fabrication course, Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons
  • Dental Law & Ethics, Dental Defence Union
  • South Yorkshire & East Midlands Postgraduate Dental Education courses:
      • Orthodontic Treatment in the Secondary Care Sector
      • Orthodontic Indices
      • Orthodontic Referrals
      • Anchorage Control in Orthodontics
      • Safeguarding Children, United Lincolnshire Hospital NHS Trust
    • Study Day - Italian Specialist Orthodontist, Dr Marco Rosa, gave a wide-ranging insight into orthodontic techniques popular in Europe
    • British Orthodontic Conference: an annual event bringing together orthodontists from all over the globe for a world-class programme with international and UK speakers 
    • Professional memberships:
      • British Orthodontic Society
      • British Dental Association
      • European Orthodontic Society

Dr Emily Smithard

Emily SmithardSpecialist Orthodontist

BDS (Ncle) MFDS MClinDent MOrth FDS Orth RCS Ed

GDC reg. number 103306

Emily gained her dental degree from Newcastle University in 2006 and then progressed to a three-year specialist training post in Orthodontics at Lincoln County Hospital and Sheffield Dental Hospital, enabling her to join the GDC Specialist List for Orthodontics. Keen to further her knowledge and skills, Emily then went on to complete further training in the management of complex orthodontic cases (cleft and jaw surgery patients) allowing her to attain her Intercollegiate Surgical Fellowship Examination in Orthodontics (Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh). Emily has since taken up a post at Lincoln County Hospital as a part-time Consultant Orthodontist, alongside being a Specialist Orthodontist here at Lincoln Orthodontics where she revels in the intricacies of perfecting people’s smiles. Emily is always striving for clinical excellence and employs a wealth of innovative orthodontic techniques including aesthetic brackets, Invisalign, miniscrews and protraction facemask to obtain the best results possible for her patients based on current evidence. When not in work she enjoys cycling, snowboarding and baking with her children.

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Stacey’s story

I searched for 2 years to find the right orthodontist and when I met Dr Clare and the team I instantly knew this was the practice for me. My case was complex and my treatment took 2 years 9 months, but through every step of the way I trusted Dr Clare and felt confident about my treatment

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