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Stephen O’Connor

BDS(NUI), MFDS RCPS (Glas), MSc (Ncl), MOrth RCS (Edin), FDS Orth RCS (Edin)


Stephen graduated in dentistry from University College Cork in the Republic of Ireland in 2010. He began his UK dental career in Scotland where he worked initially in general dental practice and subsequently for several years in the hospital based specialties of oral surgery, oral and maxillo-facial surgery, oral medicine, oral and maxillo-facial radiology and pediatric dentistry. During this time Stephen developed a particular interest in orthodontics as a result of which he undertook General Dental Council recognized specialist training in orthodontics, over three years in Newcastle in the North of England to reach specialist level and subsequently over an additional two years in Birmingham, one of the four centralized cleft and craniofacial centers in the UK, to consultant level.


Stephen is currently a consultant orthodontist in Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS foundation trust where he provides complex multi-disciplinary care for orthognathic surgical patients and patients with severe congenital hypodontia. In addition Stephen fulfills the role of a clinical supervisor overseeing the teaching and training of post-graduate orthodontic specialist trainee’s, with this teaching role being a particular passion of his. He has published both peer review research articles and case reports in international scientific journals.

In specialist practice Stephen’s areas of interest are in combining facial and smile aesthetics. Stephen is an accredited provider of the Invisalign and Incognito appliance systems as well as adult and paediatric labial fixed appliances. He believes in being aiding his patients to achieve the

Outside of orthodontics Stephen is keen on fitness and passionate about travel and all things adventurous. Stephen has competed in both full and half marathons and a range triathlons throughout both the UK and Ireland. Stephen currently holds a British Parachute Association student licence. In his free time when not enjoying outdoor pursuits he enjoys to read and cook.