Specialist in Orthodontics
Dr Sharma qualified as a dentist at Guy’s Dental Hospital in 1999 obtaining his Bachelor of Dental Surgery Degree with Distinction and his postgraduate dental fellowship from the Royal College of surgeons from Edinburgh in 2001.
He went on to complete a three-year full-time specialist orthodontic training program at The Royal London Hospital obtaining a Master of Science degree in Orthodontics from the University of London and achieving a distinction for his research thesis. He went on to complete his Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of surgeons of Edinburgh.
Dr Sharma has been practising orthodontics exclusively since 2002 working part-time in private practice and the rest of his time as Hospital consultant / Senior Clinical Lecturer in Orthodontics at the Royal London Hospital Dental Institute / Queen Mary’s School of Medicine and Dentistry, London. He is involved in teaching and training undergraduates and postgraduates in orthodontics, including those training to become consultants. As a hospital consultant he is also involved in treating patients presenting with complex orthodontic problems including those requiring jaw surgery. He is also an appointed orthodontic examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Dr Sharma has published numerous articles in peer – reviewed journals and presented his research at national and international orthodontic conferences and meetings. In 2020 he was awarded the prestigious B.F. and Helen E. Dewel Award for Clinical Research from the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dento-facial Orthopaedics.
He is on the Specialist Register (orthodontics) of the General Dental Council and is a member of the World federation of orthodontists, American Association of Orthodontics and the British & European Orthodontic Societies.
As an orthodontic specialist Dr Sharma accepts referrals for all ranges of orthodontic problems affecting adults and children including orthognathic surgery and where appropriate provides treatment utilizing a variety of orthodontic appliances including: cosmetic ‘tooth coloured’ braces, self-ligating braces, lingual braces (braces placed on the inside of the teeth) and Invisalign (clear aligner’s).