If you decide to have your treatment at Sarah Burns Orthodontics you will always be seen by Sarah and her long term chair side assistant Kendra.
Sarah and Kendra have worked together for 16 years and their great working relationship creates a welcoming and positive environment at all of our clinics. You will feel confident in the knowledge that you are being treated by a professional & friendly team.
Sarah has recently had lingual braces and Kendra has just completed a course of treatment with ceramic brackets so they can really give you an insight into how it feels to have braces.
We will get to know you over the course of your treatment and can really tailor your treatment to fit with your needs. Invariably, your first point of contact will be Kendra, she is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to all things orthodontic. Because she is the only clinic assistant you will see, she will know your treatment plan intimately and can deal with any queries you may have before and during treatment. We often hear from patients letting us know they are getting married, having a baby etc long after their treatment has been completed! We love to keep in touch with all our patients.
You can visit us at any of our clinics in London or Buckinghamshire and are not restricted to having your brace adjusted at just one clinic location.
Sarah qualified with honours in 1985 from University College Hospital Dental School, London. She then worked as House Officer in General Dentistry at University College Hospital Dental School. In 1986, Sarah travelled to the United States to further her studies and left the University of Maryland with a Certificate in Advanced General Dentistry in June 1987.
On her return to England she worked at a number of hospitals as Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery including the Eastman Dental Hospital, London & St Marys Hospital in Paddington. During this period Sarah gained her Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1991.
Sarah began her specialist training in Orthodontics in 1992 at Guy’s Hospital, London and the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading. She was also visiting lecturer in the Speech Therapy Department at the University of Reading. Following three years of postgraduate study she gained a Master of Science in Orthodontics from the University of London in June 1994 and her Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in June 1995.
Sarah regularly treats both children and adults using traditional metallic, ceramic, (tooth coloured) and invisible lingual braces. In addition, Sarah became certified to use the Invisalign® Orthodontic system in May 2003. Sarah is certified to use the Incognito® lingual brace in 2009 and WIN® lingual brace in 2015. Sarah is fully qualified in the administration of wrinkle reducing injections since 2004. She certified to treat facial wrinkles in the upper and lower face and to use Restylane® and other dermal fillers in 2007.
Sarah lives in Ascot, Berkshire and divides her time between her two children, Maeve who is at University in Cardiff studying Pharmacy and William who is studying A Levels.
Sarah Burns has clinics in Wimpole Street in London, Marlow and Wembley.
Kendra Blinco is the Senior Orthodontic Nurse and has worked with Sarah Burns since February 1999. She qualified as a dental nurse in November 1996 from Kings College Hospital Dental School. In November 2003 she attained further qualification as a Specialist Orthodontic Nurse from the Eastman Dental School in London and as such is one of only a few hundred such orthodontic nurses working in the United Kingdom.
Kendra routinely assists Sarah at the chair side and is also responsible for advising patients on keeping their braces clean and also modifying their diet so as to avoid breaking their braces to ensure fast and effective treatment.
Kendra is married to Gary with two children, Sarah and Joe and lives in Ruislip.