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About Our Practice

Dr Philip Barton

BDS, M Dent Sci, FDS RCS (Ed), MOrth RCS (Ed)

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Dr Barton graduated top of his year as a dentist from Edinburgh University in 1988.
He commenced working as an orthodontist in 1989 and completed his training to become a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1991.

His GDC registration number is 63221.

In 1996 he graduated from the three year post-graduate orthodontic training programme at Liverpool University to become a specialist in Orthodontics (M Dent Sci/M Orth), and won the prestigious orthologic prize for the best treated patients.

In 1998 he left the hospital orthodontic service and moved to Shropshire to establish The Belmont Orthodontic Centre.

Philip is a registered Specialist in Orthodontics with The Royal College of Surgeons and the General Dental Council. He is also a member of The British Orthodontic Society and The British Dental Association. He is regularly invited to attend and participate in orthodontic meetings and courses.

Philip has a large and expanding private practice treating most patients with the discreet ceramic brackets and clear aligners. Ten years ago most of his private patients were children. Now with the increased awareness and acceptability of orthodontics amongst adults (combined with the discreet appliance systems), the majority of his patients are adults.

Our orthodontist is registered with The General Dental Council.  Click on the link below to visit their website.

Please click here to read our latest CQC Inspection Report


Covid 19

As you will know, the Prime Minister has confirmed that public restrictions have been significantly eased on 19th July.
Under the Government’s guidance “Health and care settings will continue to maintain appropriate infection prevention and control processes as necessary and this will be continually reviewed. Guidance will be updated based on the latest clinical evidence this summer.

With this in mind, we are asking all patients/visitors/chaperones to the Practice to adhere to the following:

  • If you need to come into the surgery for an appointment, please remember that social distancing remains in place in the dental practice and to wear a face covering upon entering the building.
  • The use of the  intercom system will remain in use for the foreseeable future

Every dental practice is working extremely hard to provide care to our patients within the restrictions and guidance to ensure it’s safe to visit the dentist.

We hope that this helps clarify why these measures are in place for every NHS dental practice.