One in a Vermilion

Focusing on the link between paediatric dentistry and orthodontic treatment

14 December, 2021 / indepth
 Will Peakin  

Vermilion Orthodontics, a new private orthodontic and paediatric dentistry clinic, was launched earlier this year by Dr David Offord, founder of Vermilion – The Smile Experts, and his clinical colleague and business partner, Dr Aman Ulhaq.

With the patient at the centre of every treatment, Vermilion Orthodontics offers a bespoke service undertaken by its experienced team of specialist clinicians.

“The aim is to provide a high quality orthodontic and paediatric dentistry service with short waiting times for consultation and treatment,” said Aman.

“We want to work closely with our referring practitioners and the team at Vermilion – The Smile Experts, to provide tailored treatment plans for patients.”

Aman is a Consultant/Honorary Senior Lecturer in Orthodontics, and the Lead Clinician for Orthodontics at the Edinburgh Dental Institute, providing complex multi-disciplinary orthodontic treatment.

At Vermilion Orthodontics, Aman will provide orthodontic service that will cover the full range of treatments, from interceptive treatment for young children to comprehensive adolescent and adult orthodontics.

He is joined by his colleague of seven years, Dr Graeme Wright, a Consultant/Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry.

Graeme is Lead Clinician for Paediatric Dentistry at the Edinburgh Dental Institute and The Royal Hospital for Children and Young People in Edinburgh.

A range of services

At Vermilion Orthodontics, Graeme offers a wide range of paediatric dental services, often facilitated by conscious sedation for nervous or anxious children.

He has a specialist interest in the dental management of medically compromised children, cleft lip and palate, dental anxiety, and paediatric dental trauma.

The paediatric service, offered at Edinburgh’s St John’s Road clinic, provides the option of anxiety management with conscious sedation, which is not readily available outside of the PDS or hospital dentistry.

This gives parents and referrers access to sedation services without long waits to undergo treatment.

In addition, the team give advice/manage cases with dental trauma or those that require surgical removal or exposure of impacted teeth.

Multi-disciplinary treatment

For dentists referring patients, Vermilion also provides accessible and expeditious paediatric dentistry and orthodontics under one roof, with treatments that are consultant-led and overseen by their specialists.

Aman said: “Being closely linked with clinicians from Vermilion – The Smile Experts and our very skilled referring practitioners, we are able to provide complex multi-disciplinary treatment (MDT) with close communication between clinicians.

“For MDT cases, we are in an excellent position to provide treatments which require restorative dentistry, for example hypodontia, or surgical input such as implants. 

“Our focus is on aesthetic appliances for both children and adults, with an emphasis on treating complex cases with clear aligners and ceramic labial brackets.”

Launch of study club

As well as accessibility and a swift response for referring dentistsí patients, the Vermilion Orthodontics team is also augmenting the support it provides to dentists through the launch of a monthly two-hour study club (both face-to-face and live streaming).

“We will look to assist our referring practitioners by giving advice for orthodontic treatment planning and mentoring for cases they may wish to treat within their own clinics. These study groups will be held in the evening throughout the year – more information will follow soon.”

For more on Vermilion Orthodontics and its services, visit:

Twitter: @Vermilion_Smile

Facebook: @VermilionOrthodontics

Instagram: vermilion_ortho

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