London has the biggest bilateral diplomatic community in the world, numbering some 22,000, one-third of which changes annually. That means there is an annual influx of diplomats and their families seeking services for their new life in London.
The Embassy Induction Seminar helps give them a better understanding about life in London and how to settle down in one of the greatest cities of the world.
Dr. Moira Wong had an opportunity to meet all diplomats in the seminar and led a workshop on Dental Care in the UK. With support from NHS, the healthcare system in general and dental care in particular is very different from the rest of the world. For example, many diplomats and their spouses were impressed to know we do not have to pay for NHS dental treatment if, when our treatment starts, we are under 18. The workshop covers specific topics such as who is entitled to free NHS dental treatment in England and how we can get help with dental charges.
Moira Wong also gave an introduction to her practice, Moira Wong Orthodontics, and the amazing achievements the practice has made since its opening. Overall, the day went extremely well and Moira received a lot of questions from diplomats and their famillies.
“The seminar was very interesting. The team and I met and chatted to lots of diplomats. They were so friendly and eager to know more about the topics and the practice itself. We also managed to hand out 150 goody bags!” said Moira Wong.
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Dr. Moira Wong – Orthodontist
An exceptionally skilled orthodontist who simply loves to improve the smiles of adults and children.
Dr Moira Wong (GDC no: 67960, UK) developed an ambition to specialise in the field of orthodontics during her time as a dentistry student at the London Hospital Medical College. After graduating in 1994, she gained experience in all fields of dentistry prior to specialisation. This included working as part of the Pennstar trauma team at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr Wong’s career pathway began with a spell as a house officer in prosthetic dentistry at the Royal London Hospital, followed by senior house officer positions at the Bristol Dental Hospital. During this period she gained her fellowship in dental surgery and worked in the paediatric dentistry department, treating special needs children and addressing complicated developmental problems. She also worked with adults requiring the replacement of multiple teeth.
Returning to London to take up a position as a senior house officer in oral surgery, Dr Wong gained experience in dental and facial surgery. One of her busiest nights was helping with the suturing of patients following a national rail crash.
Dr Wong was then accepted onto the specialty training programme at Guy’s Hospital, where she spent a further three years gaining her master’s degree. She continued onto a consultant training programme at King’s College and St George’s Hospital, gaining her Fellowship in orthodontics. Currently less than 300 UK practitioners have this level of training, with just 5 to 10 people gaining the accreditation in an average year.
Today, Dr Wong has acquired an excellent reputation for her highly sophisticated work and approachable, communicative manner. Her ambition is to be recognised as nothing less than the best orthodontist in London.