Meet the team

At Peterborough Orthodontic Centre our highly skilled, friendly team shares the same single vision: we put you first. Together, we are dedicated to providing you with a first class experience, from the comfort of our reception to the very latest innovations in dental technology. We make sure you have the best possible care from the second you walk through the door.

Find out more about each of our practice team members below.


Itamar Hirsch

Dr. Itamar Martin Hirsch

Specialist Orthodontist
Msc ortho (London) 2004, M.Orth RCSEd , MSc Dr. Odont. Incognito Certified
GDC No. 84098

Dr. Hirsch graduated with Master of Science degree in dentistry in 2003 and is a specialist Orthodontist on the specialist register.Dr. Hirsch was awarded the second best dental student in his graduation year (out of 78 dental students) and the best dental student in his class.

In 2003 for one year, Dr. Hirsch had his internship in dentistry and was awarded by the board of experts the top mark, excellent (10).Since November 2004, Dr. Hirsch treats patients exclusively in Orthodontics.

Dr. Hirsch undertook the three-year post-graduate training in Orthodontics at Guy’s Hospital London, which is part of King’s College London University and received the Master of Science degree in Orthodontics and the Membership in Orthodontics (M.Orth) of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Dr. Hirsch is an active member of the British Orthodontic Society, World Federation of Orthodontists and the British Dental Association. Dr. Hirsch has published two articles in medical and dental journals. He is a certified Orthodontist for using Incognito 3M (Lingual Orthodontics).

Dr. Hirsch enjoys all aspects of orthodontics and believes all children and adults should have the best treatment whether it be private or NHS care. Dr. Hirsch is certified in Invisalign treatment and has treated many adults and children using Invisalign. Dr Hirsch is now an Invisalign Platinum provider.

Claire Hodges

Claire Hodges

Orthodontic Therapist
National Certificate NEDBN 1995, Dip.Orth RCSED
GDC NO. 119664

Claire has worked at the practice since 2004 and qualified as a Therapist in 2019 at Bristol University. She enjoys working so closely with patients and helping them achieve their perfect smile.

She is a Mummy to two children who keep her very busy in my spare time.

Kirsty Kirby

Kirsty Kirby

Central Treatment Co-ordinator

Kirsty started here in 2014 and developed a keen interest in the patient journey. Having had experienced Orthodontic treatment 20 years ago, she is a great believer in giving our patients the care that they deserve on a more simple, informal and personal level. She actively assist Practice Manager, Katherine, in making sure our practice is a comfortable and safe place to be for all. Here at Peterborough Orthodontic Centre we are not just colleagues we are family.

She is a laid-back Mum, nagging wife, self-proclaimed gardener, coffee and social media addict, passionate about food, family and friends.

Hayley Hobbs

Hayley Hobbs

Head Nurse
Verified competency in Dental Nursing
GDC No. 121981

She has been with the practice since 2005 and enjoys being the Head Nurse as she knows the practice very well and love keeping up to date with compliance.

In Hayley's spare time she spends time with her five-year-old twins who keep her busy and on her toes!

Samantha Allen

Samantha Allen

Dental Nurse
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2013
GDC No. 252173

She enjoys all aspects of dental nursing but especially engaging with the patients. It is rewarding see the patients journey and them finishing with their perfect smile.

In her spare time she spends time with her three children who keep her busy and active!

Rachael Banks

Rachael Banks

Dental Nurse
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF (City & Guilds) 2014
GDC No. 253003

Rachel started here at the practice in January 2011 at the age of 19 and qualified as a dental nurse in 2013. She enjoys working closely with her colleagues while we build up a good rapport with patients and help them in their journey to an improved smile.

When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 children, going on holidays and taking trips to the seaside.

Charlette Mc Mullen

Charlette McMullen

Dental Nurse
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF (City & Guilds) 2011
GDC No. 221217

Charlette enjoys dental nursing and being part of a brilliant team who support each other day to day

She has two children so in my spare time she enjoys being with them as much as possible.

Bianca De Sousa

Trainee Dental Nurse

Katherine Rudd

Katherine Rudd

Practice Manager
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF (City & Guilds) 2015
GDC No. 261197

Katherine has worked at the practice for 8 years and enjoy all aspects of her job. We have a great team and are like a little family!

When she am not working, she enjoys seeing the world with her family on many adventures in different countries, eating good food with good friends, and keeping fit.

Patricia Carnichan

Patricia Smith


She enjoys engaging with patients and having a good rapport with them. We have a good working team which is like a little family, she is the work Mummy!

Patricia has seven Grandchildren who keep me very busy.She enjoys going on holidays, spending time with friends and family.

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