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 DipImpDent RCS (Eng) 1990
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.

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Graeme Iain Bacchus

Dental Practitioner
BDS (Dundee) 2007
GDC Number: 113695

Graeme is our implant restorative clinician. He joined the team after graduating from Dundee University in 2007.

Since then he has devoted much of his time to furthering his expertise in Restorative and Implant Dentistry. This includes a 1-year certificate course with the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry (BARD) in 2010, going on to pass the certificate examination in 2011. He has also competed a 2-year Advanced Restorative and Implant Dentistry Course in 2014-2015.

Graeme has a special interest in occlusion (the mechanics of the jaw and teeth) and the treatment of bruxism (tooth grinding) – being a sufferer of this himself. This includes the treatment of advanced tooth wear and occlusal rehabilitation.

He also shows a flair for cosmetic dentistry and works in partnership with our on-site Dental Laboratory, Signature Ceramics team of dental technicians. This facility enables us to provide truly bespoke restorations and ensure our patients’ expectations are always met.

When he is not working in the practice or on training courses Graeme likes to keep active. He can be found enjoying a walk with his two dogs, on his bike training for the next sportive, planning which Munro to tackle next or catching up with friends on the golf course.

When he is not working in the practice or on training courses Graeme likes to keep active. He can be found enjoying a walk with his two dogs, on his bike training for the next sportive, planning which Munro to tackle next or catching up with friends on the golf course.

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Deborah Hannigan

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

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.

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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 Alvi

Dental Practitioner
BDS MFDS RCPS (Glasgow) 2011
GDC Number: 209002

Bilal graduated in 2011 from the University of Dundee. 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.

Bilal completed his MFDS qualification from the Royal College and Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in November 2014. He has also completed a Restorative and Phantom Head course with Tipton Training. He continues to this day to attend many postgraduate courses in all aspects of dentistry to be able to provide evidence-based dentistry with the latest techniques for all his patients. Bilal is a certified Inman Aligner provider and has a keen interest in restorative and cosmetic dentistry.

Outside of work he enjoys staying active by going to the gym, cycling and playing squash.

Sheona Mc Callum

Sheona McCallum

Hygienist
EDH (Glasgow) 1984
GDC Number: 2779

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.

Deborah Ferguson

Hygienist
EDH (Liverpool) 1998
GDC Number: 5344

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.

Diane Wilson

Hygienist

EDH (Glasgow) 1998

GDC Number: 5429

Diane graduated from Glasgow Dental Hospital in 1998. She keeps up to date by completing various courses throughout the year. Diane is particularly enjoys helping nervous patients restore their confidence.

Marina Dempster

BUSINESS MANAGER

RDN (dundee) MA, Rad 2005

GDC NO. 112209

Marina is a fully qualified implant nurse with many years of experience. She now manages the 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 family and friends.

Beth Bacchus

Deputy practice manager

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.

Julie Colledge

PRACTICE CO-ORDINATOR

Julie joined the Care Dental Reception team in 2016, bringing along her 20-year customer service experience. The Dental practice has been a new challenge for Julie as she has come from a hospitality background & excels in her role as Practice Co-ordinator. Outside of work Julie enjoys Travelling and Dining out with friends.

Kayleigh James

Treatment Coordinator
GDC Number: 269395

Jayne Kerr

Lead Nurse

GDC Number: 123992

Jayne has a lot of experience and has been in dentistry for 24 years. What Jayne loves about dentistry is to help patients get over their fears, this interest led her to working with anxious patients in a sedation clinic in Edinburgh for 5 years. Outside of work Jayne loves to spend time with her 3 children along with long walks and yoga.

Robyn McRobbie

Qualified Dental Nurse

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.

Laura Gunn

Qualified Dental Nurse

Laura is a bright & happy member of our team.

Sara Vidal

Qualified Dental Nurse

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.

Emma Weir

Qualified Dental Nurse

GDC no. 122919

Emma began her nursing career in 2002 and graduated in 2007. She has developed a passion for patient care and a keen interest in oral surgery and Endodontics. In her spare time Emma enjoys spending time with her family and socialising with friends.

Lauren Scougall

trainee dental nurse

Lauren has recently joined the team & brings with her a calm & reassuring nature. She enjoys spending time with friend & family in her spare time

Janice Green

Receptionist

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.

Olivia Wilson

Receptionist

Olivia has worked in customer service for over 10 years, previously working in hospitality before moving over to dentistry. Olivia is currently undertaking her psychology degree part-time with the Open University and enjoys walks up the mountains in her spare time.

Retha Jooste

Receptionist

Retha has a passion for people and enjoys being part of the Care Dental family. In her spare time, she enjoys paddle boarding with her family and travelling.

Sally Guthrie

Receptionist

Sally has returned to reception team after taking some time out with family. Sally loves working in the fast pace with our reception team and always welcome our patient with a happy smile. Outside work Sally loves to read, go walking with Mac her border terrier and spending time with family at the theatre.

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