About Us

Elmhurst Orthodontic Clinic is a specialist, Bangor based orthodontic practice offering state of the art treatment to all patients.

Our practice’s top priority is to provide you with the highest quality orthodontic care in a friendly, comfortable environment. We recognise that every patient has different needs, and we pride ourselves in the professional, friendly service we deliver to each person. We utilise the very latest technological advances in the industry along with the latest in digital imaging to ensure that every patient receives the most effective care possible.

Meet the Team

Our knowledgeable clinicians and staff are wholly committed to helping you achieve the smile you deserve.  We all share the same view that the quality of your care is of paramount importance. All members of our orthodontic team are highly skilled specialists with many years of experience.

Zia Ud-Din Orthodontist

Dr Zia Ud-Din

BDS MPhil (Orth) MFDS RCS (Edin) MOrthRCS (Edin)
Specialist Orthodontist

Zia has a keen interest in Facial Aesthetics and endeavours to achieve ideal facial balance and proportions with his bespoke treatments-  whether it be reducing a gummy smile or making a smile wider and more beautiful whilst providing ideal lip support…

A specialist orthodontist routinely works alongside Facial Surgeons to advise the correct movements necessary to achieve the ideal aesthetic outcome and specialist orthodontists are trained specifically in this field. Zia has completed two years of Surgical training in Maxillo Facial Surgery and has routinely performed procedures as extensive as repairing fractured cheekbones and jaws and and was the treating speciality “doctor on call” for all facial injuries and especially lacerations of the face.

Zia understands the increasing need for invisible/hidden brace systems for his patients and is a registered provider of  INVISALIGN aligners and the INCOGNITO and WiN hidden ‘lingual brace’ systems

This allows him to be able to make the most informed decision when providing treatment for children or adults. Zia believes that orthodontic treatment should only ever be done once and holds a strong philosophy of retention to ensure his patients keep their lovely straight smile forever.

Zia graduated from the University of Manchester in 2001. He then undertook several training posts including Oral Maxillo-Facial Surgery and Paediatric Dentistry, which provide a fantastic grounding to become a Specialist Orthodontist. During this time he obtained his Membership in the Faculty of Dental Surgery from Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh.

He undertook his Specialist training in Orthodontics at Birmingham Dental Hospital and was awarded a Masters in Philosophy and obtained his Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh. He subsequently gained entry onto the General Dental Councils Specialist list for orthodontics.

As a further recognition of his clinical expertise he was awarded a highly prestigious British Orthodontic Society Prize for excellence of his treated cases.

Away from work he’s kept busy with his young family and, when they let him – he plays at restoring classic cars!

Basil Hatahet - Elmhurst Orthodontic

Dr Basil Hatahet

DDS MSc (VU Manc) FDS RCS(Edin)

Basil qualified as a dentist in 1989 before obtaining his prestigious higher level qualification of FDS RCSEd from the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh in 1999. He has worked extensively in a variety of Hospitals in North West England and Wales and has worked alongside Consultants in Orthodontics and  Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery…

Basil is highly experienced in cutting edge cosmetic orthodontic techniques such as behind the teeth “lingual braces” and  Invisalign, and can recommend a course of treatment tailored to your needs after an initial consultation.

Basil’s calm and gentle nature puts even the most nervous of patients at ease, and he has assisted numerous aspiring dentists along their training pathway. He takes a keen interest in world affairs and his compassionate nature has spurred him to do much relief and charity work during his spare time for communities less privileged than ours.

Basil has a keen interest in adult orthodontics, multi-disciplinary treatment and the use of aesthetic braces.

Sue Owen - Elmhurst Orthodontic

Sue Owen


Escaped to the country from Liverpool and am now living in Anglesey.
I Work part time on reception in Elmhurst, the rest of my time is taken up with my animals and my fondness to bake and create.

Elizabeth Lewis - Elmhurst Orthodontic

Elizabeth Lewis


I have worked at the practice for the last 36 years doing administration and reception work. I enjoy meeting people and enjoy experiencing the patient satisfaction at the end of their treatment. I have three children and seven grandchildren who keep me busy outside my working hours.

Julie McArthur - Elmhurst Orthodontic

Julie McArthur

Dental Nurse

I Joined the ‘Elmhurst Team’ in April 2014.  I attained my National British Dental Surgery Assistant’s Qualification in 1991. Having had a break from dental nursing to have a family, I have now returned and progressing through my City and Guilds Diploma in Dental Nursing. Since joining Elmhurst I have achieved my qualification in Dental radiography.

Claire Farley - Elmhurst Orthodontic

Claire Farley

Dental Nurse

I have worked at Elmhurst now since July 2014. I trained as a Dental Nurse at the Dental Hospital in Birmingham, graduating in July 2010. I then worked in General Practice for 1 year, then joined Dentalign in Kidderminster, where I stayed for just over two years. I moved to North Wales, in October 2013, after just getting married, so relocated to the Dentalign Group in Colwyn Bay until a job became available here at Elmhurst. I have recently gained my qualification in Dental radiography.

LindsayWard - Elmhurst Orthodontic

Lindsay Ward

Dental Nurse

Started employment in February 2016, I enjoy this position very much. After being out of Dental Nursing for quite some years, I have decided that this is actually what I want to do. I never did get my training completed first time around. This time I was determined to gain my qualification. Since qualifying, I have gained the certificate in dental impression taking and I am about to sit my final exams in Dental radiography. My final goal would be to achieve the orthodontic nursing qualification. To see the finished result when the braces are removed, is so rewarding, it makes so many people smile

Robyn Griffiths - Elmhurst Orthodontic

Robyn Noden Griffiths

Dental Nurse

The latest member of the Elmhurst team.  I have my National Diploma in Dental Nursing, I have sat my ‘Orthodontic Nursing’ exam and have done the course for impression taking.  I have also recently passed the ‘Radiography for Dental Nurses’ course.  I am now in the process of completing my training as an Orthodontic Therapist between Elmhurst and The Dental University of Manchester.  This will finally fulfil my aims working in the orthodontic field and assisting patients achieve their desired smile.

Nicola Cullen - Elmhurst Orthodontic

Anita Jenkin-Davis

Dental Nurse

I’m a qualified dental nurse and have worked in two different General Dental Practices before coming here to Elmhurst. I am one of the latest members of the team and started here in September 2015.

Practice Tour

The Elmhurst Orthodontic Clinic is conveniently located in the city of Bangor in North Wales. The entire practice recently underwent an extensive refurbishment and refit programme to deliver a modern, warm and inviting environment, created for your complete comfort and relaxation.

View practice images prior to renovation >


The Smile Score

Many patients want to improve the look of their smile. An attractive smile can give your confidence a real boost. Elmhurst offer a wide range of orthodontic treatments available to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Because many patients have questions about the best way to give their smile a boost, our Smile Score assessment service is here to help you find the best cosmetic treatment to suit your wants, needs and budget.

Simply answer a few short questions, fill in your contact details and one of our orthodontic experts will assess your answers and get in touch with you to discuss the most suitable options available to you.

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Invisible Braces

Question 1 of 6

Which of the below looks most similar to the current issue you or your child have?

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Have you had previous orthodontic treatment?

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If you answered 'yes' to our previous question, please describe the previous orthodontic treatment you had...

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What matters to you most?

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How soon would you like treatment to begin?

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Who is the treatment for?

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