Our staff

Orthodontic Team

Each member of the Origin Orthodontic team works together to ensure you get the best results from your orthodontic treatment.

Helen Thornton

Helen Thornton

Practice Manager & Treatment Coordinator

“At Origin Orthodontics, patients can achieve their dream smile. By making treatment affordable through payment plans, we can help make that dream become a reality.”

Helen is our practice co-ordinator and has been a vital part of the practice administration team since 2001. She is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day running of the practice, managing staff and answering patient queries among other things. Helen also works with patients to develop personalised finance plans to help make your treatment affordable. When not at work, Helen enjoys spending time with her family and is kept busy by her son’s love of football and her daughter’s involvement with athletics and dance.

Ann Lowen

Ann Lowen

Receptionist & Treatment Coordinator

“It’s great to see how children transform into confident young adults during their time with us.”

Ann is more than just the person at the other end of the telephone; she is the life and soul of the practice, always smiling and eager to help. As Origin Orthodontics’ receptionist and treatment coordinator, Ann is the first port of call for all our patients. She will help schedule your appointments as conveniently as possible and guide you through the various aftercare products required for brace treatment. Outside of work, Ann enjoys eating out at restaurants, walking, cooking, reading and going to the theatre.

Saba Qureshi

Saba Qureshi

Business manager
BA, LL.B (U London)

Saba joined our team after taking time out from law to raise her young boys. She holds a BA, LLB (Hons) from the University of London and is responsible for business administration and compliance. Saba has also been through orthodontics herself and is the perfect person to ask if you want to know more about having treatment.


Gergana Ivanova

Nurse & Treatment Coordinator
GDC number: 206195

Gergana has a varied role here at Origin Orthodontics. She assists the orthodontist in clinic, coordinates patient treatment, advises on oral health and after care, takes photographs and x-rays and is responsible for stock control management. Gergana has a Certificate in Dental Nursing (2010) and aCertificate in Radiography (2013). Outside of work, Gergana enjoys cooking, yoga, and watching movies.


Akvile Lukos

Receptionist & Treatment Coordinator
GDC number: 206785

Akvile works with Ann on reception and welcomes patients to Origin Orthodontics’ clinic. In addition to answer telephones, meeting and greeting patients and general administration work, Akvile also helps coordinate the treatment of our patients. Akvile has a Certificate in Dental Nursing(2011) and a Certificate in Radiography (2014). Outside of work, Akvile divides her time between socialising and studying.


Book a free consultation

Come and see us for a no-obligation initial meeting with our Treatment Co-ordinator to discuss your options.

  • Identify your main concerns about your teeth and smile
  • Discuss treatment options and costs

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“I just wanted to let you know how much your hard work has been appreciated. My new smile has given me confidence and I don’t feel self conscious about my teeth when I talk to people. It’s amazing how much having straight teeth has affected and will affect my life. Whether it may be a holiday photo, a wedding picture, or even just a fun snap with friends; I know that I don’t regret smiling!”

- Sophia B