Smiles all round as Drayton Orthodontist wins International Award
The co-owner of Drayton Dental Care near Norwich has won an international award for smile makeovers - the first Brit to ever take home the accolade. Dr Matthew Clare, who launched Drayton Dental Care in 2016, has been accredited with the prestigious ‘Invisalign Peer Review Award’. This award is presented to a handful of professionals each year across the world and Dr Clare was one of only three orthodontists in Europe to gain this award in 2018.
Dr Clare, who also won the Aesthetic Dentistry Award in 2016, explained why accolades in the profession mean so much to him: “Being recognised by your peers is just the best feeling. Our industry is so well trained and sees new techniques and treatments researched and released each year, so to be presented with an award celebrating the impact we have had on our patients’ lives is fantastic. “While this accolade obviously means a great deal to me, it’s just as important to my patients – it means they can know their smile is award-winning. This in turn helps increase their self-confidence and self-esteem, which is what orthodontics is all about.” Dr Clare, who trained at Guys Hospital in London and completed his orthodontic specialism in Bristol, oversees all Invisalign treatments at the dental practice in School Road. Invisalign is a clear aligner system that has been used by more than 5.5 million patients worldwide to improve their smile.