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

Smile awards 2011

Smile awards 2012

Peer review award 2018

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 Emily Smithard

Dr Emily Smithard

Specialist 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.