Meet the team

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.

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Dr Bruce McKenzie Strickland

Dental Practitioner
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.

Graeme

Graeme Iain Bacchus

Implant, Restorative and Cosmetic Dentist
BDS (Dundee) 2007, DipPCD RCSI, DipImpPros RCS(Eng), PGCert ImpDent RCS(Eng), PGCert RestDent RCS(Eng)
GDC Number: 113695

Graeme is a highly experienced and competent clinician within Care Dental and Implant Clinic. He provides surgical implant dentistry and advanced restorative dentistry to our own, Care Dental, patients and accepts patients on a referral basis from a wide network of referring practices. His work often involves supporting and mentoring dentists with more advanced cases.

Graeme has significantly invested in further education since qualifying from the University of Dundee in 2007, having successfully gained many further qualifications over his career. He has a special interest in occlusion and the associated, often complex, treatment of wear and the collapsed dentition, as well as treating TMJ issues.

He is a member of the ITI (International Team of Implantology), the BAPD (British Association of Private Dentistry) The BARD (British Academy of Restorative Dentistry) and is a CBCT level 2 certified clinician.

Outside of the clinic, Graeme enjoys a busy life with his wife and 2 young sons. When he finds the time, he might manage a few miles on his bike, or a round of golf with friends.

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Deborah Hannigan

Dental Practitioner
BDS (DUNDEE)1998 MFDS RCPS (GLASGOW)
GDC Number: 74823

Dr. Deborah Hannigan is a compassionate dentist with special interests in advanced restorative dentistry, Invisalign (aesthetic teeth straightening), composite bonding and caring for anxious patients. She is focused on providing the long-term function and the best smile for each of her patients. With a passion for excellence and a commitment to patient comfort, she brings over two decades of experience to Care Dental.

Deborah graduated from Dundee Dental Hospital in 1998 with a BDS degree and completed two years as a Senior House Officer in Ninewells Hospital and PRI, gaining experience in Oral surgery, Implant surgery, Oral medicine and IV sedation. Dr. Hannigan's dedication to continuous learning led her to pursue further education in achieving the MFDS qualification (Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery), enhancing her expertise in comprehensive patient care. Deborah strives to continually up skill and widen her abilities and has completed a 2-year course in advanced restorative dentistry. She is embarking presently on completing PG Certificates also in this field.

Deborah’s passion to help others has led her to the remote islands of the Philippines several times, using her skills to help those who have had no access to dental care in the developing world.

Whether performing intricate restorative procedures or guiding patients through Invisalign treatment, Dr. Hannigan's gentle demeanour along with extra modules in CBT, and her advanced academic knowledge, ensure each individual receives personalised, top-tier dental care in a relaxed and supportive environment. Her greatest satisfaction in dentistry is seeing a smile transformed and people regaining self-confidence and are enthusiastic about their own appearance.

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Glen Milne

Dental Practitioner
BDS (Dundee) 2016
GDC Number: 264082

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.

Bilal

Bilal Alvi

Dental Practitioner
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.

Murray Low

Dental Practitioner
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 Sure Smile 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.

Lindsey Haveron

Dental Practitioner
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 two days 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.

Sheona Mc Callum

Sheona McCallum

Hygienist
CEB CERT IN DENTAL HYGIENE 1984
GDC Number: 2779

Sheona graduated from Glasgow Dental Hospital 40 years ago. During that time Sheona has gained vast experience and knowledge working with a wide array of patients with a broad spectrum of dental hygiene requirements.

Sheona joined Care Dental in November 2008 where she developed a passion for working within the Implant Clinic. She enjoys motivating patients to understand the importance of achieving and maintaining a good oral hygiene. Sheona is trained and confident in all aspects of dental hygiene and regularly undergoing CPD training to remain up to date with current guidelines and treatments.

Deborah Ferguson

Hygienist
EDH (Liverpool) 1998
GDC Number: 5344

Debbie graduated as a Dental Hygienist from Liverpool University in 1998. After relocating to Perth in 2004, from Sunderland. Debbie has worked at Care Dental for the past 20 years supporting her patients with routine hygiene appointments to help support their oral health. Debbie has a calming, supportive nature and a passion for treating anxious patients. She is also very experienced in treating implant patients and is trained in guided Biofilm Therapy. Debbie regularly undertakes CPD training to remain up to date with current guidelines and treatments.

Diane Wilson

Hygienist
EDH (Glasgow) 1998
GDC Number: 5429

Diane graduated from Glasgow Dental Hospital in 1998, joining Care Dental in 2018 after gaining experience in practices in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Diane has over 25 years of experience helping nervous patients restore their confidence, allowing them to feel relaxed within a dental setting. She is a dedicated hygienist with a passion for providing excellent patient care. Diane is extremely passionate about improving oral health of patients and strongly believes prevention is key. Diane regularly undertakes CPD training to remain up to date with current guidelines and treatments.

Hazel Dunn

PRACTICE MANAGER

Hazel joined Care Dental in 2022 from a background in Health & Social Care Recruitment spanning over 31 years. Hazel is proud to lead the highly skilled team of practice colleagues with a focus on operational excellence focusing on patient care and sustainable growth. With a wealth of experience and knowledge in healthcare setting and a passion for dentistry. Hazel plays a key role in establishing and maintaining the high standards of care and professionalism that defines the PortmanDentex brand and reputation within the local community.

Kayleigh James

LEAD IMPLANT NURSE

POST QUALIFICATION IN DENTAL RADIOGRAPHY AND SEDATION.
SQA L3 DENTAL NURSING & PDA DENTAL NURSING SQA 2017
GDC Number: 269395

Kayleigh is our lead nurse within Care Dental Implant Clinic. Kayleigh manages our talented team of Dental Nurses who are dedicated to providing exceptional care and support to our patients throughout their implant treatment journey. As a lead nurse Kayleigh’s primary focus is ensuring the safety, comfort and wellbeing of our patients throughout every stage of their implant treatment She is passionate about empowering patients with knowledge and support from the initial consultation to their final follow up. Beyond clinical responsibilities Kayleigh is committed to ongoing professional development and staying updated on clinical advancements in Implant dentistry and nursing practices.

Sara Vidal

LEAD NURSE
RDN 2021
GDC Number: 298354

Sara started working in dentistry in 2017 after a relocation from Portugal. Sara began her career in dentistry as a trainee dental nurse initially, where she developed a strong foundation in clinical procedures, patient communication. Through hard work and dedication, and ongoing development was supporting the management of the nursing team. Sara is passionate about developing high-quality care to patients ensuring that their experience at the practice is positive and comfortable.

Robyn McRobbie

QUALIFIED DENTAL NURSE
GDC Number: 298349

Robyn joined the team in 2019 with aspirations of staring a new career in dentistry. During her time at Care Dental, she has gained extensive knowledge and skills associated with restorative and implant dentistry that allow her to assist with complex treatments. In 2023 Robyn achieved the NEBDN post qualification in dental radiography. In time, she looks to enhance her clinical expertise by gaining more post qualifications.

Lauren Scougall

QUALIFIED DENTAL NURSE
GDC number: 304030

Lauren joined the Care Dental team in 2020. Lauren is a compassionate and dedicated Dental Nurse with a genuine passion for patient care in oral health. She is dedicated to creating a comfortable environment where her patients feel at ease and confident in the care they receive. Lauren has a calm and reassuring nature and is excited about developing her skills in the field of Implant Dentistry.

Judah Hannigan

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.

Megan Greenlees

TRAINEE DENTAL NURSE

Joining us in April 2023, Megan has a BSc (Hons) in Psychology under her belt and was ready for a career change. She is determined to enhance her skills and experiences to become a Dental Hygienist/Dental Therapist.

Janice Green

RECEPTIONIST

Jan joined the Care Dental reception team in 2015. Jan has a passion for providing exceptional customer service, ensuring a positive experience for every patient that walks through the door. Jan takes pride in providing a friendly and attentive service to patient enquires in person, over the phone or email. Jan is the expert in our Highland Dental Plan Scheme and would be delighted to give additional support to plan queries.

Vicki Turnbull

RECEPTIONIST

Vicki joined the Care Dental Team in July 2022. She has strong organisational skills and attention to detail ensuing that all appointments are scheduled efficiently. Vicki’s dedication to excellent communication allows her to address patients’ concerns with empathy with professionalism. Vicki loves working in the fast pace with our reception team and always welcome our patient with a happy smile.

Kirsty Addiscott

RECEPTIONIST

Introducing Kirsty, the newest addition to our front of house team! With a background in administration, Kirsty brings efficiency and a cheerful demeanor to our team.

When she's not welcoming guests with a smile, you can find her cuddling up with her fluffy orange cat Barney or enjoying a movie night.

Craig Holmes

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 Juranova

DENTAL TECHNICIAN
GDC Number: 162890

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.

Marlena Wasylow

DENTAL TECHNICIAN
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.

Andrew Dent

LAB ASSISTANT

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.

Olivia Wilson

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.

Sue Evans

ADMINISTATOR

Sue joined the Care Dental in September 2022 as the Administrator for the Practice. Sue is dedicated to ensuing the smooth and efficient administration function of the practice business processes. Sue has a warm and welcoming attitude with a welcoming demeanour and a willingness to go that extra mile for the team. Prior to joining Care Dental Sue has a wealth of experience spanning over 35 years within the corporate commercial market.

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