Meet the orthodontists

Dr Peter Huntley

Dr. Peter Huntley

BDS(Hons) MSc FDS D.Orth M.Orth RCS(Eng)

GDC Reg: 57009

Peter has been practicing orthodontics since 1986. After qualifying as a specialist in 1989, he immediately set up the Warwick Road practice, making him the longest-established orthodontist in Solihull. The pursuit of excellence in orthodontics has always been a passion for Peter but he doesn't just practice orthodontics, he teaches. Peter has always been involved in teaching orthodontics to dentists and fellow orthodontists. This teaching included a total of seven years as a part-time Clinical Lecturer in Orthodontics at the Eastman and the Royal London Hospitals.

Peter has a special interest in adult orthodontics and he leads a two-day biennial course on this topic. He has been invited to lecture on adult orthodontics on numerous occasions by the British and Irish Orthodontic Societies as well as the universities of Bristol, Birmingham and Manchester.

Peter is experienced in the use of Invisalign. He has used it since 2002 and is an Invisalign Platinum Elite Provider. In 2012 he was invited to be a founding member of the Invisalign UK Orthodontist Advisory Board and in 2013 became a founder member of The Invisible Orthodontist.

Peter has practiced lingual orthodontics since 2002 and is one of just three UK mentors for the 3M Incognito lingual appliance. He has had two articles accepted for publication by the UK’s orthodontic journal, the Journal of Orthodontics.

Peter has received awards from the British Orthodontic Society. He was the winner of the British Orthodontic Society’s ‘Against the Odds’ award in 2007, came third in 2006 and was runner-up in 2009.

Dr Virginia Rootkin-Gray

Dr Virginia Rootkin-Gray


GDC Reg: 76556

Virginia started her dental undergraduate training at Guy’s in London in 1994 and followed that with a broad range of posts in oral surgery, maxillofacial surgery, paediatric dentistry, orthodontics and general practice, as well as publishing in dental literature and gaining her MFDS qualification.

She was accepted for specialist orthodontic training at the Eastman Dental Institute in London in 2002. During her training programme, she gained an MSc in Orthodontics and Membership in Orthodontics of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. She is also an Invisalign Platinum Elite Provider.

Virginia loves what she does. “Every person I see has different needs and my days are spent creating smiles for people of all ages”, she says. “I have a particular interest in appliances for snoring and sleep apnoea and in treating orthodontic patients with aesthetic appliances. Indeed, there is a growing demand from all patients, including our younger patients, to have inconspicuous appliances so that treatment can happen as if by magic.”

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