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At Care Dental our highly skilled, friendly team shares the same single vision: we put you first. Together, we are dedicated to providing you with a first class experience, from the comfort of our reception to the very latest innovations in dental technology. We make sure you have the best possible care from the second you walk through the door.
Find out more about each of our practice team members below.
BDS (Dundee) 1990, DIPIMPDENT RCS (ENG)
GDC Number: 66125
Bruce is passionate about educating and treating patients to enable them to keep their teeth for life, not just patching what has broken but also treating the cause of the problem, thus restoring patients to dental health. He has made this focus the centre of the Care Dental Implant Clinic’s ethos.
Bruce graduated from Dundee in 1990. He set up Care Dental, Care Dental Implant Clinic and Signature Ceramics, now owned by Portman Health Care. Bruce has worked in implant dentistry since 1995 and has placed approximately 9000 implants. One of his key dental interests is in coaching and mentoring referring colleagues. The clinic`s laboratory, Signature Ceramics has fully embraced the digital workflow and supports the clinics work.
His own field of expertise is within implant dentistry and as part of his continuing professional studies, he has completed his postgraduate diploma with the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Bruce’s career spans 31 years and he is more convinced than ever of how amazing a career in dentistry can be. His background is Scottish general practice, his work encompasses advanced implant and restorative care, digital workflows and post graduate training and mentoring.
When Bruce has nothing else to do, he will occasionally be found lecturing with the International Team of Implantology and coaching his referring dentists, through his in-house mentoring programme. When he is really kicking his heels, you may see him on his bike cycling the Crieff countryside.
BDS (Dundee) 2007, PGCertRestDent, PGCertImp, DipImpPros
GDC Number: 113695
Graeme is a highly experienced and competent Implant Clinician, with Graeme in our clinic we can rest assured knowing that our patients will receive the highest quality care when it comes to Restorative and Implant Dentistry. Graeme is an experienced Implant Surgeon and can complete the surgical and restorative aspects of care. His extensive knowledge, expertise and flair for cosmetic dentistry combined with his special interest in occlusion, bruxism and advanced tooth wear means his patients receive the best treatment. With over a decade of experience in Restorative and Implant Dentistry, Graeme has the training and expertise to bring your smile back to life.
After graduating from Dundee University in 2007, he furthered his knowledge and expertise with a British Academy of Restorative Dentistry (BARD) course in 2010 and passed the certificate examination in 2011. Graeme's expertise was further enhanced through a 2-year Advanced Restorative and Implant Dentistry Course (2014-2015) and received Post Graduate Certificates in Restorative and Implant Dentistry as well as a Diploma in Implant Prosthodontics. Graeme is now assisting Dr Strickland and is receiving referrals for Dental Implants from our network of referring colleagues.
When he's not working in the practice, or training for the next course, you'll find Graeme out and about enjoying the great outdoors. Whether it's taking a stroll with his family and dogs, cycling, or heading out for a friendly round of golf, Graeme is keeping active and making the most of life.
Dr Deborah Hannigan graduated from Dundee Dental Hospital. She has been working in private practice for 17 years, she enjoys all aspects of dentistry and strives to provide her best for each patient. Deborah has competed, amongst others, courses in implant dentistry and advanced restorative dentistry.to widen her abilities.
Previous to private practice she worked as a senior house officer for 2 years Gaining experience in oral medicine, IV sedation and surgical experience including implant dentistry. During this time Deborah achieved her MFDS qualification.
Deborah has always had a special interest in treating the dentally anxious. Her gentle manner along with her extra modules in CBT, serve her patients well. In her time out, Deborah's passion has led her to the remote islands of the Philippines several times, using her skills to aid those who have no access to dental care in the developing world. As a way to relax after facilitating the lives of her three busy children, she has been spotted, singing in a band, running, wild water swimming and sipping prosecco on occasion.
Glen graduated from the University of Dundee in 2016. He is experienced in all aspects of general dentistry and ensures his patients feel at ease throughout their dental treatment. His ambition to ensure that all patients feel healthy and comfortable in their smile has recently led him to complete a postgraduate MFDS Diploma with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.
Glen continues to expand his knowledge and attends regular courses to ensure that he is able to provide the most up-to-date and evidence-based treatment options for his patients. Consistent high-quality work is the core of Glen’s practice. Glen’s interests within dentistry include cosmetic veneers, facial aesthetics and orthodontics. He is a provider of Invisalign, which allows orthodontic teeth straightening without metal braces.
Glen enjoys spending time outdoors and with his family. He is a keen swimmer and particularly enjoys travelling abroad.
BDS MFDS RCPS (Glasgow) 2011
GDC Number: 209002
Bilal is a highly skilled dentist who graduated from the University of Dundee in 2011, he completed his vocational training in Stenhousemuir, Falkirk and worked as an associate for 6 years at the same practice before joining the team at Care Dental in 2017.
With a passion for learning, Bilal continually upskills himself with courses and the latest dental technology. Having completed his MFDS qualification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in November 2014, Bilal continued on a 2-year Advanced Restorative Programme with Professor Paul Tipton and is adding to his qualifications in dental implants with Dr Bruce Strickland. He also has a diploma in Endodontics from the University of Chester.
As a provider of Invisalign® and Reveal®, Bilal can correct misalignments & seamlessly integrates clear aligner solutions, dental implants, and other cutting-edge treatments into his practice. Patients leave his chair knowing they received the highest-quality care available.
Bilal is also enthusiastic about staying active and loves cycling, squash, and even hitting the gym.
BDS (DUNDEE) 2019
GDC Number: 122919
Prior to attending university, Murray became a qualified dental nurse at Care Dental, Crieff. Murray then went on to further develop his dental knowledge and graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S) from the University of Dundee in 2019. He completed his vocational training at Dental Care, Perth and has continued to work there as an associate dentist for the last two years. He has continued his professional development by completing courses in SureSmile clear aligners and has completed postgraduate training courses in treatment plans and occlusion.
Murray is an exceptionally capable and caring clinician who is a reliable and compassionate asset to our team.
BDS MFGDP (Glasgow) 1994
GDC Number: 70032
Lindsey graduated from Glasgow University in 1994 and spent the first part of her career as a Dental Officer with the Royal Air Force before settling in Perthshire and Care Dental. After a brief hiatus working with a private dental group in Western Australia, she returned to the U.K. and her family.
Attaining her diploma in General Dental Practice during her time with the RAF, she enjoys all aspects of General Practice but has a special interest in Endodontics (root canal treatments). Lindsey works one day a week at Glasgow Dental Hospital, managing more advanced cases. She is keen on imparting her knowledge to others and striving to keep current with contemporary treatment options.
Out of work, Lindsey can usually be found training for her next triathlon or trekking with her two spaniels.
Sheona worked for several years in various NHS practices around the Glasgow area gaining a wide experience in treating patients with a broad spectrum of dental health requirements. Prior to joining the Care Dental team, she worked as the lead hygienist in a private dental clinic.
As part of the Care Dental hygiene team, she treats a wide spectrum of patients from those requiring routine hygiene maintenance therapy to those who require more advanced periodontal treatment.
As a mother of 3 sons, who are all heavily involved in sports, most of her time is dedicated to their hobbies at the moment. Any spare time she manages she enjoys walking and cooking.
Debbie worked for 3 years in various NHS practices in the Harrogate / Leeds area then in Glasgow / Edinburgh and a further 3 years working for Boots before coming to join the Care Dental hygiene team. She has been instrumental in developing our kids’ club to establish oral health habits for children with the aim of preventing future oral health problems.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
RDN (DUNDEE) 2005, POST QUALIFICATION DENTAL RADIOGRAPHY
GDC NUMBER: 112209
Marina is a fully qualified implant nurse with many years of experience. She now oversees the management of Care Dental, Signature Ceramics & our Implant Clinic. Her role is to manage us all - a difficult job!
Outside of work Marina enjoys walking and spending time with her daughter, family and friends.
Hazel joins us with a background of social care and comes with a wealth of experience.
DEPUTY PRACTICE MANAGER (MATERNITY) RDN (DUNDEE), NATIONAL CERTIFICATE NEBDN 2010, DENTAL RADIOGRAPHY 2012, CHILDSMILE ORAL HEALTH IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME SQASCQF 2012
GDC NUMBER: 208585
Beth has worked at Care Dental & Implant Clinic since 2008 and attained her dental nursing qualification in 2010. She soon furthered her career by becoming lead dental nurse, gaining qualifications in Radiography and Childsmile.
Beth has since worked as our Treatment Co-ordinator and is now our Deputy Practice Manager. Her role is vital in practice, being a support to our clinicians, colleagues and patients. Outside of work, Beth loves to travel, enjoy the Perthshire countryside with her husband and dogs, and spends lots of time with her family and friends.
Kayleigh qualified in 2017 and is now an experienced Implant Dental nurse. With her post qualifications in Dental Radiography and Sedation she is vital to the organisation and training of our team.
Kayleigh loves to travel and enjoys spending time with family and friends.
GDC Number: 298354
Sara is originally from Portugal. She moved to the UK in 2015 and started working in dentistry in 2017 as a receptionist in an NHS practice, she then moved on to nurse & gained experience working in a busy NHS practice. Sara then moved to Crieff and joined the Care Dental team as a Trainee Dental Nurse. Since joining the practice, she has gained a lot of knowledge and experience and has made her way to lead the nursing team.
QUALIFIED DENTAL NURSE
GDC Number: 298349
Robyn joined the practice in 2019 with aspirations of staring a new career in dentistry.
She has since gained knowledge and experience in implant and restorative dentistry and assists with extensive treatments.
QUALIFIED DENTAL NURSE
GDC number: 304030
Lauren has recently joined the team & brings with her a calm & reassuring nature. She enjoys spending time with friend & family in her spare time.
TRAINEE DENTAL NURSE
Judah is interested in becoming a dentist and is gaining a wealth of experience as he nurses for experienced dentists delivering first-class dentistry.
Jan has been a member of our reception team since 2015. The best part of her job is meeting & getting to know the patients along with the everyday challenges that a busy desk entails.
When not working Jan enjoys long walks in the beautiful Crieff countryside with her dog, Poppy.
Vicky joined us in July 2022 and has become an excellent front of house colleague.
Vicky loves working in the fast pace with our reception team and always welcome our patient with a happy smile.
Heidi joined our busy reception team in November 2022. Her background of previous training as Dental Laboratory Technician gives her an ideal understanding of our patient’s restorative journey. She is a bright and cheery addition to our team.
LAB MANAGER AND LEAD TECHNICIAN
GDC NOUMBER: 145504
Craig has been working as a Dental Technician for 24 years and qualified in Dental Technology in 1999. After honing his skills in commercial labs Craig joined Signature Ceramics in January 2016. He is methodical in his attention to delivering perfectly fitting and natural restorations from single crowns through to full arch implant cases. Craig takes pride in the training of all past and present technicians that have worked in Signature Ceramics.
Marketa has been working as a dental technician for 18 years, and qualified in 2005. Marketa has worked mainly as a ceramist but has a great understanding of everything involved in dental technology. While working in Signature Ceramics she is constantly expanding her knowledge of CAD-CAM and all things digital. Being creative and taking satisfaction from seeing patients smile again with confidence is all that’s needed to make it all worthwhile.
Monika has been a dental technician for twenty years since qualifying in 2003. Before signature ceramics she worked in various commercial dental laboratories, constructing a vast range of dental appliances. Since joining the Signature ceramics team in 2022 Monika has advanced her crown and bridge, implant and CAD-CAM experience. Monika has become an integral part of the Signature Ceramics team.
GDC NUMBER: 161757
Marlena qualified in 2006 and joined the Lab team originally in 2018 bringing with her a wealth of experience in Ceramic work. Since joining the Lab team Marlena’s skills has been enhanced with CAD/Cam designing and the combination of both work seamlessly together to produce natural life like restorations. After a sabbatical in 2022, we welcomed Marlena back to Signature Ceramics in 2023.
Using the knowledge of his computer science degree and skills Andrew supports the technicians within the digital process. The attention to detail Andrew exhibit is second to none. Andrew has been part of the Signature Ceramics team for more than ten years. In this time keeping up to date with the constant advances with technology that the CAD-CAM systems present.
(Maternity cover) Lab Administrator
Olivia has worked in customer service for over 10 years, previously working in hospitality before moving over to dentistry. She has expanded her dental knowledge by becoming part of the lab team as an administrator, her previous role within the practice as a dental receptionist for three years. Olivia is currently undertaking her psychology degree part-time with the Open University.
Portman Dental Care Awards