Professional background

I am a consultant and honorary associate professor at the Eastman Dental Hospital, UCLH and UCL Eastman Dental Institute. I am involved in the treatment, administration and the management of the orthodontic service, including the diagnosis, treatment planning and management of severe malocclusion.

I have a special interest in the early intervention for developing malocclusion. I am the lead clinician on the orthodontic/paediatric dentistry mutlidisciplinary team (MDT). I have an active role in research and the publication of scientific material and am involved with postgraduate teaching and training at all levels - lecturing, seminars, tutorials, clinical and research supervision.

I am on a number of local and national committees. I am a journal referee for a number of national and international journals. I am a council member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and examiner for MOrthRCS(Ed) and MClinDent (UCL).


Research interests

  • Orthodontics of adults and children
  • Early interceptive management
  • Functional appliance therapy
  • Material science



  1. Noar J H - Interceptive Orthodontics, a guide to the developing dentition - ISBN 978-0-470-65621-1 Wiley Blackwell 2014
  2. Bedi,R., Coventry,J.F., Cunningham,S.J., Davies,R., Griffiths,B.M., Griffiths,G.S., Hemmings,K.W., Hobkirk,J.A., Holt,R.D., Horrocks,E.N., Hunt,N.P., Jones,S., Moseley,H.C., Noar,J.H., Porter,S.R., Roberts,G.J., Scully,C., Shotts,R.H., Tonetti,M.S. (2000) - “ABC of Oral Health” ,Ed.C. Scully. ISBN: 0 7279 1551 7, London: BMJ Books.. 41pp.
  3. Noar J H - Professional Standards for Orthodontic Practice (Produced by the Clinical Governance Directorate of the British Orthodontic Society, 2014

Book Chapters

  1. Interceptive orthodontics J H Noar p189-204 In: Orthodontics Princliples and Practice Ed:Gill and Naini ISBN-13: 978-1-4051-8747-3 Wiley Blackwell 2011
  2. Cunningham S, Horrocks E, Hunt N, Jones S, Moseley H, Noar J, Scully C Chapter 7 – Improving occlusion and orofacial aesthetics: orthodontics In: Manual de Saude Bucal Ed: Scully C ISBN 85-7288-500-5 Santos Editoria, Sao Paolo, Brazil, 2005
  3. Cunningham S, Horrocks E, Hunt N, Jones S, Moseley H, Noar J, Scully C: Chapter 7 – Improving occlusion and orofacial aesthetics: orthodontics. In: ABC of Oral Health Ed: Scully C ISBN 0-7279-1551-7 BMJ Books, London, 2001


  1. BOS Website: 2018

Refereed Papers

  1. Murphy, Frieberg & Noar . "A case of dens invaginatus associated with unusual crown morphology?" (Volume 50 Number 4 Page 266 - April 2023 Dental Update)
  2. Joe Noar, Greig Taylor, Paul Ashley, Alison Williams, Mike Harrison, Martyn T Cobourne A Guideline for the Extraction of First Permanent Molars in Children - - RCSEng March 2023
  3. Safoora Keshtgar, Elizabeth Crawford, Ken Hemmings, Joe Noar, Paul Ashley, and Zahra Sheriteh "Multidisciplinary management of missing maxillary central incisors in children and adolescents" by [Paper #MSS-2022-802R] - BDJ 2023 issue 9 cover dated May 12th 2023
  4. Keshtgar & Noar. Should small volume CBCT imaging be used for managing complex dental trauma A case report – February 2023 Dental Update 50(2):127-129. OI: 10.12968/denu.2023.50.2.127 5. Ian Murphy, Joseph Noar, Susan Parekh, Paul Ashley - The effect of extraction of the lower first permanent molar on the developing third molar in children - First Published April 27, 2022 JO Vol 49(4) 480-487 2022
  5. Murphy I, Ali D, Noar JH. Improving compliance at retainer review appointments - a 2 cycle audit. BOS Clinical Effectiveness Bulletin 2022; 48: 39-43
  6. Murphy I, Noar JH. Early extraction of first permanent molars, applying the evidence. Dental Update 2022: 49; 7: 562-566
  7. Alkadhimi, Aslam; Cunningham, Susan; Noar, Joe; Parekh, Susan; Travess, Helen - "Decision making regarding management of compromised first permanent molars in patients with Molar Incisor Hypomineralisation: A comparison of Orthodontists and Paediatric Dentists." Journal of Orthodontics Volume 49 Issue 1, p7-17, March 2022
  8. Rupal Shah J H Noar - Orthodontic Retainers– Now you have finished your orthodontic treatment how do you manage long-term post orthodontic retention?" February 2022. Dental Update 49(2):119-125. DOI: 10.12968/denu.2022.49.2.119
  9. Sinnott, Paula; Parker, Kate; Noar, Joe "Management of Bilateral Horizontally Impacted and Dilacerated Maxillary Central Incisors at the Nasal Floor: A Multidisciplinary Specialist Approach" Journal of Orthodontics. Oct 2021 p:180-185.Manuscript ID is JOO-20-0027.
  10. Alan Tsikis & J H Noar - History of Interceptive Orthodontics" Orthodontic Update 2021; 14: 163-167
  11. Rupal Shah , Paul Ashley, Maya Amlani and Joseph Noar. Non-nutritive sucking habits in a child: A clinical protocol to their prevention and management - Journal of Orthodontics - 1-7 2021 - Pysical copy: Volume 48, Issue 4 of Journal of Orthodontics
  12. Parker, Bhameral, Noar - "Queries to the British Orthodontic Society" Journal of Orthodontics - manuscript ID is JOO-19-0039.R1.
  13. Amin, N., Watt, E., & Noar, J. (2020). 'The punch technique' for the soft tissue exposure of superficial, buccally impacted teeth.. J Orthod, 47(1), 78-81. doi: 10.1177/146531251989263
  14. Ashley, P.,& Noar, J. (2019). Interceptive extractions for first permanent molars: a clinical protocol (vol 227, pg 192, 2019). BRITISH DENTAL JOURNAL, 227(8), 718. Retrieved from
  15. Paul Ashley and Joe Noar - "Interceptive extractions for first permanent molars: A clinical protocol" - [Paper #MSS-2019-115R], BDJ
  16. Robert S D Smyth, Joseph H Noar - A Commentary on Kau CH, Wang J, Palombini A, Abou-Kheir N, Christou T. Effect of fluoride dentifrices on white spot lesions during orthodontic treatment: A randomized trial. Angle Orthod. 2019 May;89(3):365-371. doi: 10.2319/051818-371.1. Epub 2019 Feb 5. PubMed PMID: 30719933.
  17. Angus J Burns and Joseph H Noar - Ethical dilemmas in orthodontics – Orthodontic Update Volume 12 Number 2 Page 46 - April 2019
  18. Clara Gibson & Joseph Noar - Assessment of Facial Asymmetry in Orthognathic Patients - Orthodontic update Volume 12 Number 1 Page 29-31 - January 2019
  19. Geetanjali Sharma; Louise Kneafsey ; Paul Ashley; Joseph Noar - Primary Failure of Eruption or Mechanical Failure of Eruption? - Orthodontic Update – Volume 11 Number 4 Page 133 - October 2018
  20. Data Protection is Changing – the New General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR - Nicholas Hemmings & Joseph Noar Volume 11 Number 3 Page 110 - July 2018
  21. Space maintainers in the primary and mixed dentition - Watt E, Ahmad A, Adamji R, Katsimbali A, Ashley P, Noar J - BDJ 225(4):293-298 (6 pages) 24 Aug 2018
  22. National clinical guidelines for the management of unerupted maxillary incisors in children j. Seehra, o. Yaqoob, s. Patel, j. O’neill, c. Bryant, j. Noar, d. Morris and m. T. Cobourne br dent j 2018; doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2018.361
  23. Audit on the clinical supervision of specialist orthodontic trainees/post-graduate students" BOS Clinical Effectiveness Bulletin Oct 2017. Joseph H Noar, Bouthayna Al-Tamimi, Montu Eipe
  24. A composite photographic image – could it replace a lateral cephalogram? Anna Cala., Joseph Noar, Aviva Petrie., Julian O’Neill – Journal of Orthodontics V44 No:1 14-20 2017
  25. Just another summer holiday I? - Can a short-term dental project be useful - Demographics and initial investigation Noar AP & Noar JH – Dental Practice Vol 1: p68-75 Jan 2017
  26. Just another Summer Holiday II? - Can a short-term dental project be useful - Data collection and Follow-up Noar AP & Noar JH – Dental Practice Vol 2: 43-45 Feb 2017
  27. Omar Yaqoob, Julian O’Neill, Shruti Patel, Jadbinder Seehra, Catherine Bryant, Joe Noar, Terry Gregg, David Morris, Martyn T. Cobourne - RCS Clinical Guidelines Managing the Impacted Maxillary Incisor RCS Guidelines RCS Eng Website - Jan 2017 29. Case report: long term lingual arch - preventable iatrogenic damage. Hemmings N, Noar JH. Br Dent J. 2017 Jan 13;222(1):19-20. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2017.24. 30. Radiographic prognostic factors determining spontaneous space closure after loss of the permanent first molar. Patel S, Ashley P, Noar J. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2017 Apr;151(4):718-726. doi: 10.1016/j.ajodo.2016.09.018.
  28. Failure of eruption of permanent molars; A diagnostic dilemma. Journal of Dental and Oral Health 2016 Vol 2 Issue 6 p 20. Anjali Sharma, Louise Kneafsey, Paul Ashley, Joseph Noar
  29. The Ethics of Interproximal Reduction - J H Noar, L C Kneafsey - Dental Update Dec 2015 Vol42, No10 p 422-924 33. Sharma G, Kneafsey L, Ashley P, Noar J Failure of eruption of permanent molars: a diagnostic dilemma. International journal of paediatric dentistry 27 APR 2015, DOI: 10.1111/ipd.12163
  30. Noar J , Woods E, Hodgeson T, - Transpalatal arch resulting in soft tissue damage of the tongue 3 years post-orthodontic treatment – Dental Update 2015 March 42:2 p142-144
  31. J. H. Noar, S. Sharma, D. Roberts-Harry & T. Qureshi: A discerning approach to simple aesthetic orthodontics – BDJ 2015.55 p157 – 166
  32. Alagu S, Petrie A, Ready D, Noar J.H and Pratten J. Chemical and mechanical removal of Staphylococcus aureus from orthodontic retainers. Malaysian Dental Journal 2012;34(1): 144
  33. Chiew Sinn Chang, Sarah Al-Awadi, Derren Ready and Joseph Noar - An assessment of the effectiveness of mechanical and chemical cleaning of Essix orthodontic retainer – JO - 41, 2 pp. 110-117 2014
  34. Noar J & Pabari S: Cone Beam Computed Tomography – Current Understanding and Evidence for its Orthodontic Applications? JO 2013 V:40 No:1 p5-14
  35. Teo TK, Ashley PF, Parekh S, Noar J - The evaluation of spontaneous space closure after the extraction of first permanent molars - Eur Arch Paediatr Dent 18 May 2013.
  36.  Abizadeh N, Moles D, O’Neill J, Noar J: An analysis of the reliability of measurement of digital study models compared to plaster study models. Journal of Orthodontics: 39 151-159 2012
  37. Shah P, Chander JM, Noar J, Ashley PF. Management of 'double teeth' in children and adolescents. Int J Paediatr Dent 22(6):419-426 Nov 2012
  38. Francis C. C. Lee, Joseph Harold Noar, and Robert David Evans - Evaluation of the CT scanogram for assessment of craniofacial morphology – The Angle Orthodontist January 2011, Vol. 81, No. 1: 19-27.
  39. Nazan Adali, Michael Mars, Aviva Petrie, Joe Noar and Brian Sommerlad - Presurgical Orthopedics Has No Effect on Archform in Unilateral Cleft Lip and Palate Cleft Palate Craniofac J 49(1):5-13 Jan 2012 44. D. Al Groosh, G.B. Roudsari, D.R. Moles, D. Ready, J.H. Noar and J. Pratten. The prevalence of opportunistic pathogens associated with intraoral implants - Lett Appl Microbiol 52(5):501-505 May 2011
  40. Joanne Collins, Thomas Witcher, Vaughan Jones, Joseph Noar, Farhad Naini (2010) An alternaltive retainer design for cleft patients. The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal In-Press. doi: 10.1597/09-228
  41. Paroo Mistry, David R Moles, Julian O’Neill, and Joseph Noar The occlusal effects of digit sucking habits amongst school children in Northamptonshire (UK) J. Orthod., Jun 2010; 37: 87 - 92. 47. O.Yaqoob, J.O'Neill, T.Gregg, J.Noar, M.Cobourne and D.Morris - Management of Unerupted Maxillary Incisors – RCS Clinical Guideline, RCS Eng Website 2010
  42.  Azam Al-Asady, J. H. Noar, H.C. Moseley - A Simple Method of Assessing Antero-Posterior Skeletal Pattern from a Lateral Cephalogram JCO Vol XLIII, No 7, July 2009
  43. Rasha Al-Abdwani; David R. Moles; Joseph Harold Noar Change of Incisor Inclination Effects on Points A and B Angle Orthodontist, Vol 79, No 3, 2009 50. Ryan FS, Cedro MK, Pabari S, Davenport-Jones L, Noar JH. - Clinicians' knowledge and practice of data protection legislation and information management. - Br Dent J. 2009 Jan 24;206(2):E4, PMID; discussion 90-1.
  44. Fiona S Ryan, Monika K Cedro, Sona Pabari, Lucy Davenport-Jones, Joseph H Noar – BOS Advice sheet 22 2009 52. Fiona Ryan, Monika Cedro, Sona Pabari, Lucy Davenport-Jones, Joseph Noar - Ethical obligations in patient care - Vital 2008; 6: 43-45.
  45. A Patel, D Moles, J O’Neill, J Noar – Digit sucking in children resident in Kettering (UK) JO 35 255-261 2008
  46. M Sayers and J Noar - A national audit on the practice of endocarditis prophylaxis amongst SpR’s in orthodontics BOS Clinical effectiveness bulletin No: 21 Aug 2008
  47. Noar J - Intercepting developing occlusal problems – a guide for the primary care practitioner British Dental Health Foundation “Word of Mouth” Dental Health and Practice 2008 63-69
  48. Campbell O, Panesar J , Winchester L, Noar J: A Modified Method for Bonding Lingual Retainers JCO March 2008
  49. Gursharan Minhas and Joseph Noar Audit of care pathways of infra-occluded primary molars accepted in BOS Clinical effectiveness bulletin, 19: 24-25 Dec 2006
  50. Mervyn Y.H. Chin, Henk J. Busscher, Robert Evans, Joseph Noar, Jonathan Pratten, Early Biofilm Formation And The Effects Of Antimicrobial Agents On Orthodontic Bonding Materials In A Parallel Plate Flow Chamber: A Novel Approach - Eur J Orthod. 2006 Feb;28(1):1-7. Epub 2005 Dec 22.
  51. D Gill, J H Noar, E Payne. Comparing the Decay in Force of Displaced Removable Appliances Constructed using 0.7mm or 0.8mm Diameter Adams Clasps During Repeated Cycling QJDT 2, 5, 422-426 2004
  52. J H Noar & C Eckhardt - COG Survey of Orthodontic Consultant Activity – BOS Website 2004
  53. J.H Noar, R.D Evans, D. Wilson, J. Costello, El Ioannou, A. Ayeni, N. Mordan, M. Wilson , J. Pratten - An In Vitro Study Into The Corrosion Of Intra-Oral Magnets In The Presence Of Amalgam – EJO 25, 6, 615-619 2003
  54. D Burford & J H Noar. The causes, Diagnosis and Treatment of Anterior Open Bite. Dental Update 30 5 235-241. 2003
  55. Book Review: Invisible orthodontics: current concepts and solutions in lingual orthodontics - Authors Guiseppe Scuzzo, Kyoto Takemoto Edited: J H Noar
  56. Badawi H, Evans RD, Wilson M, Ready D, Noar JH and Pratten J. The effect of orthodontic bonding materials on dental plaque accumulation and composition in vitro. Biomaterials 24(19): 3345-3350. 2003
  57. Patel H. P. , Moseley H. C. , Noar J. H. Cephalometric Determinants of Successful Functional Appliance Therapy The Angle Orthodontist: Vol. 72, No. 5, pp. 410-417. 2002
  58. Gaukroger M; Noar J.H; Sanders R; Semb G; An intercentre Comparison of Cleft Lip & palate growth - Journal of Orthodontics 2002
  59. Cunningham,S, Horrocks,E, Hunt,N, Jones,S, Moseley,H, Noar,J, - Advances in Orthodontics - Primary Dental Care 2002; 9 (1) 5-8
  60. J. H. Noar & Shupac M An Orthodontic Patient Administration System (OPAS© ) for Complete Departmental Management Journal of Orthodontics, Vol. 28, No. 1, 70-75, 2001
  61. Cunningham,S, Horrocks,E, Hunt,N, Jones,S, Moseley,H, Noar,J, Scully,C. Oral Health for Primary Care Physicians.7.Improving occlusion and orofacial aesthetics: orthodontics Western Journal of Medicine . 2001
  62. Noar JH Rare Earth Magnets in Orthodontics Dental Practice 38 23/24 16-17 (Dec) 2000
  63. Noar JH &Gaukroger MJ Customised metal coping for elastic traction of an ectopic maxillary central incisor - Journal of Clinical Orthodontics 34 10 585- 589 (Oct) 2000
  64. Gaukroger M; Moseley H; Noar J.H.; Dentofacial Orthopaedics Now - Dental Practice 38 19 Oct p17-20 2000
  65. Cunningham,S, Horrocks,E, Hunt,N, Jones,S, Moseley,H, Noar,J, Scully,C. ABC of Oral Health 7.Improving occlusion and orofacial aesthetics: orthodontics British Medical Journal 321: 288-290 2000.
  66. S Haria JH Noar R Sanders An Investigation Of The Dentition Of Parents Of Children With Cleft Lip And Palate Cleft Palate-Cranio-facial Journal 37, 4, 395-405. 2000
  67. Gaukroger M. J, Bounds G, Noar J.H. The use of a facemask for postoperative retention in cleft lip and palate patients Int J. Adult Orthod Orthognath Surg 2000 15 2 114-118
  68. Duffy S, Noar JH, Evans RD, Sanders R. Three-dimensional analysis of the child cleft face. Cleft Palate Craniofacial Journal 2000;37:137-44
  69. G. Kidner, Joe Noar, Robert Evans Management of Impacted or Displaced Maxillary Canine Primary Dental Care 7 (3) 99-102 2000
  70. E.N. Horrocks & J.H. Noar Principles of Orthodontic Assessment and Treatment Planning Dental Practice 38 (7) 17-20 2000
  71. J.H. Noar A. Wahab R. D. Evans A.G. Wojcik The Durability Of Parylene Coatings On Neodymium Iron Boron Magnets EJO 21 685-693 1999
  72. Mancini G.P. Noar J.H. Evans R.D. The Physical characteristics of nyodymium iron boron magnets for tooth extrusion European Journal of Orthodontics 21 541-550 1999
  73. J. H. Noar and R.D. Evans Magnets in Orthodontics - An Overview BJO 26 1 29-37 1999
  74. M. Wilson, H. Patel and J.H. Noar Effect Of Chlorhexidine On Multi-Species Biofilms Currrent Microbiology 36 13-18 1998
  75. D. Otuyemi and J. H. Noar Anterior Open Bite: A Review. The Saudi Dental Journal 9, 3, 149-157 1997
  76. Wilson, H. Patel, H. Kpendema, J. H. Noar, N.P. Hunt, N.J. Mordan. Corrosion of Intra-Oral magnets by Multi-species Biofilms in the presence and absence of sucrose. Biomaterials 18 (1) 53-57 1997
  77. D. Otuyemi and J. H. Noar The comparison of crown size dimension of the permanent teeth in a Nigerian and a British Population. European Journal of Orthodontics 18 (6) 623-628 1996
  78. D. Otuyemi and J. H. Noar The variability in recording and grading the need for orthodontic treatment using three indexes and its objective assessment. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology 24 222-224 1996
  79. J.H.Noar, N. Shell, N.P. Hunt. "The performance of bonded magnets used in the treatment of anterior open bite." Am J Orthod Dentofac Orthop 109: 5, 549-557 1996
  80. J.H.Noar, N. Shell, N.P. Hunt. "The physical properties and behaviour of magnets used in the treatment of anterior open bite." Am J Orthod Dentofac Orthop 109: 4, 437-444 1996
  81. O. D. Otuyemi and J. H. Noar A comparison between DAI and SCAN in estimating orthodontic treatment need. International Dental Journal 46 36-40 1996
  82. M. Wilson, H. Kpendema, J. H. Noar, N.P. Hunt, N.J. Mordan. “ Corrosion of Intra-Oral magnets by Biofilms of Streptococcus Sanguis.” Biomaterials 16 721-725 1995
  83. J.H. Noar “An Investigation into the Physical Properties and Performance of Nd-Fe-B magnets for tooth Intrusion in Patients with an Anterior Open Bite Jaw Deformity” Proceedings of the 13th International Workshop in Rare Earth Magnets and their Applications P365-380 1994.
  84. H.S.Orton, J.H.Noar, A.J. Smith. "The Customised Facemask" Journal of Clinical Orthodontics 26 (4) 230-235 1992.
  85. J. H. Noar. "A questionnaire survey of attitudes and concerns of three professional groups involved in the cleft palate team". Cleft Palate-Cranio-facial Journal 29 (1) 92-95 1992.
  86. J. H. Noar. "Cleft Palate Patients and their Parents - A questionnaire survey of attitudes and concerns." Cleft Palate-Cranio-facial Journal 28 (3) 279-284 1991.
  87. J. H. Noar and S. Portnoy. "Dental status of children in a primary and secondary school in rural Zambia." International Dental Journal 41 (3) 142-148 1991.
  88. J. H. Noar. "Project Teeth Relief: Dental Aid for rural Zambia." British Dental Journal 169 (9) 300-303 1990.
  89. J. H. Noar. "Dental Anomalies in Cleft Lip and Palate: An unusual case." British Journal of Orthodontics 17 (3) 243-246 1990.
  90. J. H. Noar . "Cleft Patients, Parents and the Cleft Palate Team." M.Sc. Thesis, (Lond). 1988.