Kensington & Chelsea Mayor opens Moira Wong orthodontics practice, raising funds for charity

Posted on Oct 7, 2014 in Events, News
Kensington & Chelsea Mayor opens Moira Wong orthodontics practice, raising funds for charity

Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, Councillor Maighread Condon-Simmonds, officially opened Moira Wong Orthodontics and more than £1000 was raised on the night to support local charity, Borne.

The Mayor, who is a strong supporter for local business growth, gave her blessing for the new business in Kensington Church Street, W8. Trained and still practising as a nurse alongside her political career, Councillor Maighread said she was concerned about a lack of specialist health services in the area.

“We need dentists in the local area a lot, especially highly-skilled orthodontist. Children often have to travel quite far, all the way up to the West End so it means a lot to the community when finally they have a local orthodontist to go to,” said the Councillor.

The Mayor also praised Dr Wong, the practice’s owner, as an exceptionally skilled consultant trained orthodontist who simply loves to improve the smiles of adults and children.

She said: “I’m pleased that our children in the area from now on are in the great care of Dr Wong […] There are lots of primary and nursery schools in Kensington so this opening will certainly bring more convenience for parents living locally.”

On the night, Dr Wong also had a raffle and successfully raised more than £1000 for Chelsea-based charity Borne, to support its ongoing research into premature birth.

Professor Mark Johnson, founder of Borne, said: “The charity strives to change the lives of mothers and babies by reducing the incidence of premature births. However, in order to do this, we need support to carry out our work and research.”

“The funds raised in the event today mean so much to us, as it shows ongoing commitment of the local people and community. Certainly it gives us more encouragement on our journey to help prevent disability and death in childbirth and create lifelong health for mothers and babies,” said Professor Johnson.

One of Dr Wong’s patients and event attendee, actress Beatie Edney of Highlander and currently in BBC One’s Poldark, thanked the doctor for transforming her life by giving her a better and brighter smile.

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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.