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Meet the Team

Adrian Snelgrove, Orthodontic specialist

Adrian studied dentistry at the University of Liverpool and qualified in 1985. He subsequently worked in the departments of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Royal Devon and Exeter and Torbay hospitals respectively. He also obtained experience in general dental practice in Exeter. In 1989 he successfully passed the Fellowship in Dental Surgery examination awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons of Dublin.

Adrian started his postgraduate orthodontic training in Sheffield in 1991 with a regional commitment at Chesterfield hospital. He was awarded the Master of Medical Science Degree in Orthodontics (University of Sheffield) in 1993 and the Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1994.

Once he completed his specialist qualifications, Adrian moved back down to the West Country and joined the Exeter Orthodontic Practice in 1995 becoming a partner in 2000.

Adrian is an active member of the British Orthodontic Society and is past treasurer of the British Orthodontic Conference.

When not at work Adrian is usually to be found clad in lycra cycling up the steepest hills he can find. On a more sedate level he enjoys walking his dogs and when in sunnier climes he is a keen scuba diver.

Joanne Davies, Orthodontic specialist

Joanne studied dentistry at the University of Birmingham and qualified in 1992. After completing a year working in general dental practice in Swansea, she joined the department of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery in Bridgend hospital. After six months, she moved back to Swansea where she gained valuable experience working in the department of Restorative Dentistry, in Morriston hospital. In 1996 she successfully passed the Fellowship in Dental Surgery examination awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Later in 1996, Joanne started her postgraduate orthodontic training in Bristol with a regional attachment at Musgrove Park hospital, Taunton. She was awarded the Master of Science in Orthodontics degree (University of Bristol) in 1999 and the Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in the same year.

Joanne joined the Exeter Orthodontic Practice as a specialist in 1999 and became a partner in 2005.

She is currently a member of the British Orthodontic Society and past Chairman of the Exeter and District Section of the British Dental Association.

Joanne is a keen runner and has successfully completed the London marathon several times. She also enjoys cooking, travel and wine.

Jon Machell, Orthodontic specialist

Jon studied dentistry at Guy’s hospital, London and qualified in 1992. He stayed on for a year at Guy’s working in the departments of Restorative Dentistry and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery respectively. He then continued with the latter, spending eighteen months at Addenbrookes hospital, Cambridge and a further six months at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Aylesbury. After a few months traveling he returned to spend a year working in general dental practice in Guildford. He successfully passed the Fellowship in Dental Surgery examination awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1996.

Jon started his postgraduate orthodontic training at the Eastman Dental Hospital, London in 1997. He was awarded the Master of Science in Orthodontics Degree (University of London) in 1999 and the Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2000.

With his specialist training completed, Jon joined the Exeter Orthodontic Practice in 2000 and became a partner in 2005.

Jon is a member of the British Orthodontic Society and Exeter Dental Society; he is past Chairman of the Exeter and District Section of the British Dental Society.

Jon enjoys looking after his family and other animals including three alpacas. His hobbies include surfing, swimming, snowboarding and tennis.

Alister Green, Orthodontic specialist

Alister studied dentistry at the University of Birmingham and qualified in 1992. After completing a year working in general dental practice in Cardiff, he joined the department of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery in Merthyr Tydfil hospital. He subsequently increased his experience further with training positions in Morriston hospital, Swansea and Cardiff dental school respectively. In 1996 he successfully passed the Fellowship in Dental Surgery examination awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Alister then moved down to the West Country where he worked in Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, followed by time spent in general dental practices in Bridgewater, Somerset and Seaton in Devon.

In 2000, he started his postgraduate orthodontic training in Cardiff with a regional attachment in Newport. He was awarded the Master of Science in Orthodontics degree (University of Cardiff) in 2004 and the Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in the same year. Alister decided to put his specialist skills to good use and joined the Exeter Orthodontic Practice, becoming a partner in 2005.

Alister is a member of the British Orthodontic Society and past Chairman of the Exeter and District Section of the British Dental Association. He is also a member of the Local Dental Committee.

Away from work Alister is keen on golf, cycling, running and triathlons but his real passion is rugby. On a more sedate level he is interested in cooking and wine.

Shirley Matthews, Practice Manager

Shirley joined the Exeter Orthodontic Practice in 2016 as our Lead Receptionist. She has worked in several well-respected dental practices over the years as well as within the Orthodontic Department at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital and she brings a wealth of experience and talent to the job.

As well as being kind, patient and professional, Shirley is an expert with spreadsheets, which she uses to audit the work we do to ensure that we maintain the high clinical standards of care that our patients deserve.

We are very proud that Shirley has recently been appointed a British Dental Association “Good Practice” Assessor and she travels round the country inspecting other dental practices to ensure that high standards of care are being provided. She also helps to ensure that the Exeter Orthodontic Practice runs smoothly on a day to day basis.