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Meet our team

Our team of orthodontic experts are committed to giving you the best possible experience during your teeth straightening treatment.

Meet our team

Our whole team is committed to giving you the best possible experience during your orthodontic treatment.

Dr Robbie Wood

Principle specialist orthodontist
GDC: 48865
  • DDOrth Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
  • DOrth Royal College of Surgeons Of England 1980
  • BDS Newcastle University 1975

Dr Wood qualified as an orthodontist in 1980, and is now the owner and specialist orthodontist at East Midlands Orthodontics. His real journey began in 1988, when he set up his own practice in the area, and where he would stay for 33 years perfecting smiles and looking after generations of families until 2013.

With the exciting developments in dentistry, new innovations in digital treatment planning, and an ever growing number of patients, Dr Wood then moved to a larger, purpose-built building to accommodate the expansion of his practice, now named East Midlands Orthodontics!

His vision was to create a practice where not only the results and customer care were paramount, but the overall experience would be something special, which he achieved by bringing together the right mix of people with specialised skills and talents. His passion for orthodontics is still as high as when he first began his career, and he loves to see the smile transformation that has taken place in every patient, and how happy and confident people become.

Dr Wood was placed on the specialist orthodontics registrar in 2000; a significant achievement that recognises the longevity and excellence he has brought to the profession over his long and successful career. 

Leone Giacosa

specialist orthodontist
GDC: 79022
  • DDS
  • MOrth Italy
  • Dip Dent Turin 1997

Dr Giacosa qualified with honours in 1997, and attained his orthodontic specialisation 3 years later again with honours, and is on the specialist list in orthodontics on the General Dental Council. Dr Giacosa has been published in several orthodontic journals and has lectured both nationally and internationally, and his interest in a multidisciplinary approach means he works closely with other specialists to solve the most complicated treatment plans successfully. He also has extensive training in lingual braces (hidden brackets), Invisalign, and cosmetic braces (ceramic brackets).

Outside of dentistry, Dr Leone is a keen tennis player with a passion for theatre and classical music – he plays the piano and is currently learning to play the violin!


GDC: **
  • TBC


Jamie Wood

managing Director

Jamie has been the Business Manager and Managing Director of East Midlands Orthodontics since 2012. After qualifying with a BA Honours Degree in Culture, Media and Communication from Manchester Metropolitan University, Jamie found his passion for the orthodontics industry, and loves managing and growing a family business with his dad, Dr Robbie Wood, and working alongside his brother and resident Dental Technician, Scott Wood. 

Outside of the business, Jamie’s naughty pet beagle keeps him on his toes during family walks in the Peak District with her passion for chasing rabbits!

Terri Floyde

Practice Manager

Terri has over 21 years’ experience in dentistry and is our valued business support manager with a passion for patient care within the community. Terri has vast experience, starting as a trainee dental nurse in general and cosmetic dentistry and building her knowledge to become a practice manager in orthodontics. Terri has built successful practices and has been involved in research programs in practice FiCTION Dental Trial: Fillings in Children’s Teeth; investigating three different approaches to managing dental caries in primary teeth.

In Terri’s spare time she’s a talented figure skater! She has represented Great Britain for Nottingham’s Synchronised Skating Association, and along with her fellow team members the ‘Ice Diamonds’, became British Champions in 2020.

Emily Raynor

Practice Manager
GDC: 281351
  • EDiploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2018

Emily is our practice support manager and achieved her Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds in 2018. With 6 years’ experience as a dental nurse, Emily manages our NHS referrals and ensures all clinical staff are compliant, and she’s currently studying a radiography course to further develop her skills.

In her spare time, Emily enjoys singing and spending time with family.

Leah Barrett

Treatment Coordinator

Leah has worked here at East Midlands Orthodontics since 2018 and see's herself working here for many more years to come. In her time here Leah has done all of her Decontamination Qualifications and is fully trained in the Decontamination lab, as well as Lead Receptionist. Leah has worked as the receptionist here for a while and recently become the practice Treatment Coordinator and is thoroughly enjoying her new role.

In her spare time, Leah enjoys going on walks, seeing friends and visiting new places.

Lamia Murray

Treatment Coordinator
GDC: 291416
  • Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2019

Lamia is our treatment coordinator. With a Diploma in Dental Nursing Level 3 QCF City & Guilds 2019, she has 5 years’ experience in general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, orthodontic dentistry, implants, and oral surgery. Outside of work, Lamia is a qualified level 2 fitness instructor, and likes a balance of going to the gym, eating out with her partner and family, and staying in to watch some Netflix!

Cherie Howard

Orthodontic Therapist
GDC: 205144
  • Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy University of Warwick 2017
  • NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nursing
    City & Guilds 2010

Cherie has been a dental nurse since 2007. After achieving her NVQ Level 3 Dental Nursing, she continued her passion and gained an award and certificate in orthodontic dental nursing and radiography, and impression taking.

Cherie qualified as an orthodontic therapist in 2017, and is currently one of our orthodontic therapists. She continued her post graduate training, undertaking an Occlusal Indices Course - IOTN Dental Health and Aesthetic Component, and an Invisalign Orthodontic Therapist hands-on course.

Outside of work, Cherie enjoys spending time with family, walking her dog, reading, and meeting up with friends.

Maria Matthewv

Orthodontic Therapist

Maria has 20 years’ experience within general dentistry and orthodontics. After gaining her NEBDN Level 3 Dental Nursing & Radiography qualification, Maria trained to be an orthodontic therapist and has 5 years’ experience post qualification. Maria has a strong passion for Orthodontics work within NHS/PVT, specialising in metal appliances and Invisalign, but with plenty of experience with ceramic appliances, removable, and functional appliances. In her spare time, Maria enjoys spending time with family and friends – the things in life!

Chloe Stanton

dental nurse

Chloe has been trained in her role by an extremely high standard dental practice that is owned by the deputy chief dental officer of NHS England, whilst training here, she was able to obtain her Level 3 Extended Diploma in Dental Nursing through Nottingham College.

Chloe's role in your patient journey is ensuring you feel comfortable and at ease during your treatment, being there to answer any queries you may have about your treatment and offering support when needed. Chloe loves being able to help someone achieve their dream smile, the shock on their face when the brace comes off makes everything worthwhile for her.

Interesting fact about Chloe - she spent 2 years training towards a Level 3 diploma in musical theatre after her GCSE's and have been lucky enough to perform in multiple west end theatres including Her Majesty's Theatre, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, and London's 02 arena.

Laura Whitehead

trainee dental nurse

With a passion for patient care and experience, Laura joined the practice in 2021 as a trainee dental nurse, and is currently studying to complete her Dental Nursing Diploma by April 2023.

Laura runs our patient records clinic twice a week and in her spare time, she enjoys socialising, seeing friends, and keeping active at the gym.

Esme Holland

Trainee Dental Nurse

Having previously worked as a beauty therapist, Esme felt that she wanted to widen her career and joined the practice in 2021 as our Trainee Dental Nurse! Esme is completing a Diploma in Dental Nursing NVQ, with a view to qualifying in 2023. In practice, Esme works alongside Dr Wood and enjoys learning about orthodontics from his 40 years’ experience.

In her spare time, she enjoys socialising with friends, walking, and going to the Gym.

Lyndsey Preece

  • NVQ Level 2 Business Admin
  • GNVQ Leisure and Tourism.

Lyndsey started her career off as an office junior which allowed her to take her NVQ Level 2 in Business Administration whilst working full time. Lyndsey spent 2 years in a customer service role in a call centre where she disovered her passion for helping the wider public.
After discovering this was an interest of hers, she worked a further 11 years as a front of house receptionist and stock control assistant.

Our lovely receptionist Lyndsey is always ready to help and is equipt with the orthodontic knowledge to help answer any of your burning questions.
In her spare time, Lyndsey loves taking her dog for a walk, come rain or shine & and enjoys going for meals with friends and family.

Contact us

East Midlands Orthodontics
23 Regent Street


8:00am - 5:00pm


8:00am - 5:00pm


8:00am - 5:00pm


8:00am - 5:00pm


8:00am - 5:00pm