Our Orthodontic
Support Team

Not only do they know a lot about orthodontic treatment, many of them have experienced it as well. Meet the Oxford Orthodontics team who’ll be looking after you.

Practice Manager

Pranvera Breshanaj

Practice Manager
GDC No. 295377

Vera joined the practice in 2019. She is a qualified dentist who trained overseas so we are very fortunate to have such a highly qualified individual as our practice manager. Vera’s favourite part of being at Oxford Orthodontics is spending time with the patients and seeing their new smile and improved confidence at the end of the treatment. Her positive attitude, organization and calm demeanour make her a welcome addition to our team. In her spare time she enjoys playing outdoor sports and cooking.

Practice Manager

Lidia Gal

Practice Manager
GDC No. 290972

Bio coming soon...

Orthodontic Therapists

Marta Bird

Orthodontic Therapist
GDC No. 223883

Marta is an experienced orthodontic therapist who graduated from the University of Warwick in 2016. She is highly skilled in orthodontics and has contributed hugely to the development of the practice in her 5 years with us. Her role entails providing all aspects of the orthodontic journey. She is enthusiastic and passionate about her work at Oxford Orthodontics. In her free time, she enjoys travelling with her family.

Samantha Harrison

Orthodontic Therapist
GDC No. 265579

Samantha is also one of our lovely therapists having qualified as an orthodontic therapist in 2019. Samantha is a very caring and compassionate person who is hardworking and thorough in the approach to her work. In her spare time Samantha enjoys spending time with her partner and friends, attending gigs, festivals and trying new vegan recipes.

Ruby Veitch

Orthodontic Therapist
GDC No. 245321

Bio coming soon...

Carolina Alvarez

Orthodontic Therapist
GDC No. 267146

Bio coming soon...

Halimah Mir

Orthodontic Therapist
GDC No. 207551

Halimah is one of our very experienced therapists, she graduated from the University of Warwick in 2018 and joined us in September 2022. Her strengths include her lovely and gentle manner, welcoming patients to the practice and explaining the treatment journey, as well as putting nervous patients at ease during their treatment. In her spare time Halimah enjoys spending time with her family and travelling.

Vangjel Stefanidhi

Trainee Orthodontic Therapist
GDC No. 295852

Vangjel is qualified dentist in his native Albania having now worked in dentistry in the UK for over 6 years.  We are very fortunate to have such a highly qualified individual working as a trainee Orthodontic Therapist. Vangjel is doing his orthodontic therapy at the University of Central Lancashire. He is very passionate about his work and enjoys helping patients in transforming their smiles. He’s also our “Mr. Fix it”! and sorts out issues with any equipment or gadgets! When not working or studying, he enjoys spending quality time with family and also loves the outdoors; camping, cycling, running and boxing.


Naema Osman Farah

Head Dental Nurse
GDC No. 261098

Naema is our Head Dental Nurse. She has a passion for excellence in orthodontics. Graduating as a dental nurse in 2015, she quickly found her calling in orthodontic care, dedicating herself to mastering the nuances of this specialised field. With a keen eye for detail and a commitment to patient care, she transitioned into orthodontics in 2017, where her skills flourished.
Naema holds a qualification in dental radiography. Her meticulous approach and technical proficiency make her an invaluable asset in delivering top-tier patient care. Beyond the clinic, Naema finds solace in nature, often indulging in long walks with friends and family.

Natalie Brooks

Dental Nurse
GDC No. 256262

Natalie is a dental nurse with an extensive career spanning more than ten years in the dental field. Her expertise lies not only in general dental care but also in specialised dental treatments, showcasing a comprehensive background in the industry.
She has dedicated considerable time working closely with individuals, helping them conquer extreme phobias associated with dental procedures.Beyond her professional role in dentistry, Natalie is a passionate amateur mycologist. Alongside her interest in mycology, Natalie indulges in various creative pursuits like crafting and art, channelling her imaginative side into diverse forms of expression.

Gabriela Angelescu

Dental Nurse & Receptionist
GDC No. 276560

Bio coming soon...

Nisha Gurung

Trainee Dental Nurse

Bio coming soon...

Treatment Co-ordinators

Alexandra Tsoni

Treatment Coordinator/ Head Nurse 
GDC 304736
Alexandra is one of our lovely treatment coordinators and our head nurse. Highly qualified with a BSc in Sports Science from Oxford Brookes University. She thoroughly enjoys both roles and has also started her Radiography course.  

She is a happy, positive person who is always brimming with energy and also speaks three languages! Outside of work she loves sports, animals and enjoys movies and good food.

Nella Skenda

Treatment coordinator

Nella is one of our lovely treatment co-ordinators. Having graduated with a distinction in Marketing and Management, she can speak three languages and has been working for 15 years in different guest relations roles. She is very passionate about her role and will make anything possible to meet a patient’s expectations. She is a very positive and hard-working person. In her free time, she enjoys keeping active, training, painting, and travelling.

Reception Team

Anna Maria Nasi

Receptionist/ Trainee Nurse

Anna Maria has a degree in International Relations and Greek Philosophy and is multilingual speaking English, Albanian and Greek. She joined us in May 2022 and is now training to be a dental nurse. Anna Maria has been a great fit to our team. Since moving to Oxford, she has enjoyed learning about the culture and exploring the lovely countryside. She draws on a background in the hotel industry when interacting with our patients and in her spare time loves long walks, going to the gym and spending time with friends and family

Paola Cruz Hahmad

Receptionist/ Trainee Dental Nurse
Paola is a dynamic professional currently working as a receptionist and trainee dental nurse at Oxford Orthodontic Centre. With a solid background in reception duties and stock management, she seamlessly balances her roles, providing excellent service and support to both staff and patients. Paola's passion for dentistry is matched by her diverse interests; she finds joy in shopping, exploring new holiday destinations, and staying updated on the latest fashion trends. Her academic journey at Brookes University, where she studied International Relations and Politics, reflects her drive for knowledge and a well-rounded perspective on global affairs."