Dr Heather Illing

Dr Heather Illing

BDS(Hons) Lond; MBBS Lond; MSc Lond; FDS RCS Eng; MOrth RCS Eng; FDS(Orth) RCS Eng:

Dentistry

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.83

Bedside Manner

5

Explanation

5

Top feedback

“Could not ask for better.“
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Subspecialty

  • General Dentistry
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Dental Council: 62935
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    Practices worked at

    College Street Dental Centre

    28 College Street, Petersfield, United Kingdom, GU31 4AF
    37 reviews

    About

    Dr Heather Illing is a consultant orthodontist who is both medically and dentally qualified, undertaking higher specialist training in Orthodontics, bringing 15 years’ experience as a Hospital Consultant in Orthodontics, with a specialist interest in Orthognathic Surgery. Dr Illing’s career has spanned across both NHS Hospitals and Private Dental and Orthodontic Practice, appointed as Consultant Orthodontist at the Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, in 2000. Dr Illing is an advocate of non-extraction orthodontic therapy, taking into account both facial and dental aesthetics. She has extensive experience in passive self-ligating fixed appliance systems and is an Elite Damon appliance user, employing both Damon Clear and DQ systems. She is affiliated with the European Masters of Aligners and a recommended provider of the Invisalign appliance system.

    Dr Illing initially undertook her undergraduate dental training at Guys Hospital, London, and later her medical undergraduate studies at Barts and the London Hospitals, London, qualifying with Distinction, followed by extensive postgraduate training, and Primary and Full Fellowships in Dental Surgery by the Royal College of Surgeons of England. She began her postgraduate training in Orthodontics at the Royal London Hospital, gaining her Membership in Orthodontics from Royal College of Surgeons England and Master of Science degree from the University of London, followed by higher specialist hospital Orthodontic training with the Wessex Deanery, awarding her the Intercollegiate Specialty Fellowship in Orthodontics from the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of England, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Ireland.

    Throughout her career, Dr Illing has published widely and is actively engaged in Clinical Audit and Quality Improvement Programmes. She has been the Lead Clinician for the combined orthodontic/ orthognathic clinic (surgical orthodontics), the Lead for Patient Satisfaction and a departmental Hospital Consultant appraiser.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Orthotics
    • Adult Braces
    • Braces
    • Invisible braces
    • Teeth Straightening
    • Orthodontist
    • Oral Surgeon

    Procedures

    • Braces
    • Adult Braces
    • Invisalign
    • Orthodontics
    • Teeth Straightening
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Oral Surgery
    • Orthodontics
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    Education

    Qualifications:

    • FDS(Orth) Royal College of Surgeons Of England 1998
    • MOrth Royal College of Surgeons Of England 1995
    • MSc Lond 1994
    • FDS Royal College of Surgeons Of England 1991
    • BDS Lond 1987
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    Reviews

    4.94 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.83
    Bedside Manner
    5
    Explanation
    5
    Braces
    3/6
    Adult Braces
    2/6
    Invisalign
    1/6
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    Could not ask for better.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Heather was amazing - the most friendly, professional and knowledgable dentist I've ever met. Always putting others at ease. We can't thank her enough for her 5 star service!
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Heather has such a friendly and nice manner with her patients. She really sets people at ease and oozes confidence that procedures will be straightforward and pain free! A great help to those a little anxious.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    A true delight
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    Overall Experience (4/5)
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    Explanation (5/5)
    Heather is so lovely and friendly and honestly everytime I’ve had a worry or concern about my Invisalign. She’s filled me with the upmost confidence. Heather is wonderful!
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
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    Heather has been superb throughout my Invisalign process. I’ve felt very safe in her hands throughout both in terms of the alignment process and hygiene. Her friendliness and professionalism has been exceptional from start to finish. I am at the end of a year long treatment and am absolutely delighted with the end results and I’m sure I smile more too!
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