Miss Sofia Ahmad
Specialist interests: Children’s Orthodontics, Hypodontia (Treatment for Developmentally absent teeth), Orthognathic (Jaw Surgery Treatment), and Sleep Apnoea.
Miss Sofia Ahmad graduated from King’s College Dental Hospital London, with distinctions in orthodontics and paediatric dentistry. She went on to gain an MSc in orthodontics with distinction from the University of London and Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Miss Ahmad has completed the Intercollegiate Specialty Fellowship Examination in Orthodontics.
At Queen Victoria Hospital she leads the hypodontia (developmentally absent / missing teeth) multidisciplinary service and at Guy’s and St Thomas’ in London is a member of the Hypodontia Team, leading on the development and running of Hypodontia Courses for specialty trainees. She works closely with Consultants in Restorative Dentistry to plan the treatment for patients with hypodontia.
Miss Ahmad is also involved in multidisciplinary care of patients requiring orthodontics and orthognathic (jaw surgery) and leads the QVH jaw surgery patient information evenings for patients considering jaw surgery treatment.
Miss Ahmad is passionate about teaching and training and has co-authored an Orthodontic textbook Clinical Cases in Orthodontics. She continues to be involved in dental education and has examined previously for the MJDF and is currently an appointed Examiner for the Membership in Orthodontics for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Her research and clinical audit interests include patient information provision, and she is currently leading on the development of patient information videos for QVH orthodontic patients. Other research includes:
Akram, N. Shah, S. Ahmad, Patient Information – Is It Ever Enough? A prospective Audit of Information Provision for Orthognathic Treatment at The Queen Victoria Hospital (QVH), East Grinstead, British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 2020.
Catt SL, Ahmad S, Collyer J, Hardwick L, Shah N, Winchester L. Quality of life and communication in orthognathic treatment. J Orthod. 2018 Jun;45(2):65-70. doi: 10.1080/14653125.2018.1458949. Epub 2018 Apr 11. PMID: 29638192.
Bhamrah G, Ahmad S, NiMhurchadha S. Internet discussion forums, an information and support resource for orthognathic patients. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2015 Jan;147(1):89-96. doi: 10.1016/j.ajodo.2014.08.020. PMID: 25533076.
Miss Ahmad receives consistently high praise from her patients for the quality of their care and treatment. Her patient feedback, January-March 2020 (13 cases):
Happy with the results: 100%
Took longer than expected: 15%
Satisfied/completely satisfied: 100%
Sufficient information: 93%.
Qualifications: BSc BDS MSc (Lond) MOrth FDSOrth RCS (Eng)