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

I love orthodontic treatment because it combines art and science in equal measure. There is only one thing more satisfying to me than creating someone’s perfect smile – and that is seeing the look on their face when you show them the finished result! My mother was a nurse at Great Ormond Street Childrens’ Hospital and my father was an artist, so being an orthodontist seemed like the most natural thing in the world to me! I love my job and I love working with the wonderful team I have been proud to create around me over the last 15 years in Lincoln. Above all, I value being able to contribute positively to people’s lives.

Professionally, since qualifying in 1996 at Guy's Hospital in London, I have undertaken many years of study, including Specialist Orthodontic training in Bristol, where I held the post of Specialist Registrar in Orthodontics at the teaching hospital for three years. I have presented lectures both nationally and abroad but I now concentrate just on clinical cases, as that is where my real passion lies.

When I’m not in work, I enjoy playing spending time with my wife and twin children – ideally either playing tennis or skiing with my 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 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.

Dr Marta Gomez

Dr Marta Gomez

Dentist with a Special Interest in Orthodontics


GDC reg. number 185735

I qualified in Spain as a general dental practitioner in 2009 but the weather was too good, so in 2010 I moved to Lincoln where I live with my husband and two small children. I have always had a special interest in working with children and have an MSc(London) in children’s dentistry. Orthodontics is all about making children comfortable and confident with their smile and I love contributing to that dream. I am currently working towards my MSc in Orthodontics so that I will be doubly qualified. I love spending time with my children and family, either here in the UK or back in Spain with the rest of my friends and extended family. I look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve the smile that I know you will love.