Dr Ruchika Sabherwal


Dr Sabherwal qualified as a dentist in 2003. She embarked on a postgraduate specialist training programme in Orthodontics from 2006-2009.  She is registered on the specialist list in Orthodontics with the General Dental Council.  Her clinical work encompasses all aspects of orthodontic treatment for children, adolescents and adults.

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Dr Sabherwal qualified in 2003 from University of Bristol with an Honours degree in Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS).  She became a Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons at the Royal College of Surgeons England in 2005.  She worked in dental practice and various hospital rotations in Bristol and Leeds from 2003-2006 before embarking on a career to specialise in Orthodontics.  She underwent post graduate orthodontic training at Kings College London and St George’s Hospital London and obtained her MSc and Membership in Orthodontics (MOrth) in 2009.  She has worked in clinical practice since qualifying as a specialist.

She is currently an Associate Specialist Orthodontist at Total Orthodontics in Crawley.  Her clinical work encompasses orthodontic assessments and reviews, treatment planning and executing various forms of orthodontic treatment from functional and removable appliances, removable aligner systems such as Invisalign to fixed appliance systems with variety of stainless steel and ceramic brackets. She has experience with the full range of latest bracket systems and techniques. She is Invisalign and Incognito certified and strives to remain at the cutting edge of Orthodontics. Dr Sabherwal has built up a wealth of experience in NHS and Private Orthodontics over the last 13 years.

Experience of giving evidence

Dr Sabherwal’s dentolegal practice focuses on personal injury and clinical negligence. She has provided reports on the instruction of both claimants and defendants.

Cases undertaken

Dr Sabherwal is able to provide expert reports in the following types of cases:

  • Patient complaints
  • Screening reports/ initial written advice
  • Liability
  • Breach of Duty and causation
  • Condition and Prognosis
  • Personal Injury



Sabherwal RS, Irvine GH, Sandy JR.

Orthodontic management of a Le Fort II and midline palatal fracture

British Dental Journal 2007, 202 (12): 739-740.


Sabherwal RS, Gonzalez J, Naini FB

Assessing the Influence of Skin Color and Tooth Shade Value on Perceived Smile Attractiveness

Journal of American Dental Association 2009, June 140 (6): 696-705


Dr Sabherwal can offer prompt clinic appointments at her practice based in Crawley, West Sussex from Mondays to Fridays and Saturdays by appointment. Her practice is a 10 minutes’ drive from London Gatwick airport.  Dr Sabherwal has dedicated two working days in her week to her dentolegal practice and reports can be completed within 7-14 days.

Qualifications and memberships


BDS (Hons) University of Bristol 2003

MFDS Royal College of Surgeons England 2005

MSc University of London 2009

MOrth Royal College of Surgeons 2009

Cardiff University Bond Solon (CUBS) Civil Expert Witness Certificate 2022

Professional Memberships

Royal College of Surgeons England

British Orthodontic Society

European Orthodontic Society

World Federation of Orthodontists

Expert Witness Institute

Dental Protection Society

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