Beating the odds
Scottish implantologist takes on top job at UK- wide implant association
A Dunfermline orthodontist is celebrating after one of his patients was named as runner-up in the UK-wide Against the Odds competition for 2018.
Colin Chambers, who works at Dunfermline Orthodontics, treated trainee chartered accountant Roshannah Cox for her severe openbite. The severity of her condition meant that she had been on a hospital waiting list for more than two years but, after moving back to Fife, her new dentist referred her to Colin. He was determined to treat her without surgery. He said: “I told her we would give it our best shot. We could not change the structure of her bones but, by using the miniscrews and elastics, we could make her teeth meet. She was really chuffed with the result.”
Roshannah said: “I am so happy with the result of my treatment. It’s beyond what I wished for. My teeth are straighter than I thought was possible and I finally have a closed bite.”
The Against the Odds competition is run by the British Orthodontic Society and its judges included Professor Tim Newton from King’s College London and Stephen Hancocks, editor of the British Dental Journal. They were both impressed at the way Roshannah and her orthodontist worked together over nearly two years to get such a good result.
For more information on the competition, visit www.bos.org.uk/ATO