The history of
The Orthodontic Practice, Liverpool

The Orthodontic Practice was established on Rodney Street in 1947 by Harold Watkin who was a leading light in orthodontics. It was one of only 3 Orthodontic practices in the country.

In 1933 Harold Watkin was appointed President of the British Society for the Study of Orthodontics and was well known for his pioneering research into the engineering of fixed braces.

Sadly, Dr Watkin passed away in 1965 at the age of 83 after seeing a full list of patients the day before. The building was renamed Watkin House in his memory. Dr E. J. S. Clifford, Harold Watkin’s business partner at the time of his passing, then took over the lease.  He and Dr Bryan Birkinhead continued the practice’s excellent reputation for many years which was then continued by Dr Chris Woodier and Dr Tim Martin.

In April 2022, the practice started a new exciting chapter with Dr Sujana Chava who continues to build on the practice’s excellent reputation.


Mr Harold Watkin

Mr John Clifford

Mr Bryan Birkinhead

Mr Chris Woodier

Mr Tim Martin

The future of The Orthodontic Practice, Liverpool

In April 2022 Dr Sujana Chava has taken over for an exciting new chapter in The Orthodontic Practices History and continues to build on the practice’s excellent reputation and today it is one of the largest and most highly respected Orthodontic practice in the Liverpool area.

About the Practice

Orthodontic Therapists

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Sujana Chava –
Specialist Orthodontist

BDS Dharwad, India 1996, MDS (Orthodontics) 1999; MOrth RCS 2000 FDS RCS(Eng)2001

General Dental Council Number 84041

After qualifying in India Sujana spent 4 years working in UK Hospitalsin various poists. she joined the team at 84 in April 2005 from Liverpool Dental Hospital. She has been a part of the team at 84 Rodney Street for 17 years and has vast experience in treating children and adult Orthodontic cases and is proficient with the use of metal braces, ceramic braces, Damon system and Invisalign. Sujana has excellent work ethics. She is well liked and popular amongst staff and patients.

In April 2022 Sujana has taken over the practice to continue the legacy of Dr Watkin and will continue to transform smiles across the region.

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