Orthodontics in Summary brings you a concise summary from key webinars, conferences and articles, as well as interviews from experts in orthodontics.

Orthodontics in Summary began on the 3rd of May 2020. With the simple aim of connecting the orthodontic community to ideas, concepts and knowledge from different outlets and resources.

The story of Orthodontics in Summary began with myself (Farooq Ahmed) listening to some incredible webinars in orthodontics, presented through social media and other platforms. I would make notes in order to increase my own knowledge and understanding. I would describe my notes to colleagues and share references. One colleague suggested making the summary available to others, and that is how it all began!

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About Farooq

Farooq Ahmed is a Consultant Orthodontist working at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust in London, UK.

He qualified as a dentist from the University of Manchester UK in 2009. He went on to complete his speciality training (residency) in orthodontics from the University of Manchester UK in 2015.

Farooq pursued further formal education through an optional 2 years as a post CCST at The Royal London UK, where he learned complex management and interdisciplinary care for patients.

Farooq began working as a consultant in 2018, and works part time in hospital and part time in private practice in London UK.

He is involved in teaching within his role as a consultant in UK training programmes, and seeks to actively learn from others: colleagues, seniors and juniors.


There have been many contributors to the podcast, in a variety of ways.  As a believer in success being a collective achievements and never an individuals, and I want to mention those who have been instrumental in putting the podcast together and given their time and efforts into making my inception possible.

 Kerolos AlHakeem – Kerolos has been involved in developing videos and blogs with orthodontics in summary

Shanya Kapoor –  Creates podcast material and media editing . She has been essential to the growth of the podcast

James Andrews – James has been contributing to the orthodontics in blog series, with excellent content from his clinical practice


AbdAllah Sharafeldin – AbdAllah was the first volunteer with orthodontics in summary podcast, and helped prepare lecture summaries.

Mohammed AlMuzian – Mo encouraged the podcast at inception, edited the first few podcasts and produced the artwork when I had no idea what to do, without which the podcast would still be an idea.

 Jaz Gulati – Host of the Protrusive Podcast shared selflessly his methods, tips and approaches to podcasting to a newbie.

Simon Littlewood gave me the idea of orthodontics in interview (and was the first interview i did!) and suggested a video format for the podcast.

Kevin O’Brien has promoted my podcast on his orthodontic blog 

David Waring involved orthodontics in summary podcast with the British Orthodontic Conference 2021, which was the first collaboration