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.


Katherine Rudd

Katherine Rudd

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

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Samantha Allen

Dual Practice Manager
Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2013
GDC No. 252173

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

Rachael Banks

Rachael Banks

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

Charlette Mc Mullen

Charlette McMullen

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

Bianca De Sousa

Trainee Dental Nurse

Patricia Carnichan

Patricia Smith


Carley Ball

Carley Ball


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