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)
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’s ethos.

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. He has been placing dental implants since 2001.

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 care dental 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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Keith Munro McFarlane

Dental Practitioner
BDS ( Dundee) 1999
GDC Number: 76411

Keith has been working with Care Dental since the very start in Crieff in 2001. He has developed his clinical interests over this time by attending various post-graduate courses in advanced restorative dentistry and facial aesthetics.

The skills he has learned through this training allows him to deliver a huge range of treatments to his patients from simple fillings to more complex crown and bridge work, implant restorations and rejuvenating, anti-ageing facial aesthetic treatments. Keith is also very skilled in dealing with the more anxious dental patient and finds this incredibly satisfying.

He has been known to have the occasional break from dentistry in Crieff and have a busmans holiday in Peru, working with The Vine Trust, delivering medical and dental p/33-aid to some of the remote areas of the Amazonian rainforest.
Getting married and having family has taken him on very different, but no less exciting, adventures!

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Graeme Iain Bacchus

Dental Practitioner
BDS (Dundee) 2007
GDC Number: 113695

Graeme is our assistant clinical director at Care Dental. 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 recently embarked on a 5 year Implant Scholarship Programme to enable him to provide implants for his patients.

Graeme has a special interest in occlusion (the mechanics of the jaw and teeth) and the treatment of bruxism (tooth grinding) – being a suffer 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 team of dental technicians and our cutting edge, digital dental laboratory. 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.

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Deborah Hannigan

Dental Practitioner
BDS
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 year long courses in implant dentistry and also in advanced
restorative dentistry along with many other courses 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 implants. 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 lead 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
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 1 year long Restorative and Phantom Head courses 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.

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Sheona McCallum

Hygienist
EDH
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

GDC Number: 5344

Debbie worked for 3 years in various NHS practices in the Harrogate / Leeds area than 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
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.

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Jayne Kerr

Lead Nurse

GDC Number: 123992

Jayne has a lot of experience and has been in dentistry for 24 years. Particular in anxious patients as worked in sedation clinic in Edinburgh for 5 years. What Jayne loves about dentistry is to help patients get over their fears, this interest lead 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 walks and yoga.

Julie

Practice Coordinator

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, but has excelled in the short time she has been here. Outside of work Julie enjoys Travelling and Dining out with friends.

Beth

Treatment Coordinator
GDC Number: 208585

Beth is our treatment coordinator, she welcomes all our new patients to the practice and will spend time with those who wish to explore the treatment options available. She is great at answering questions and giving relevant information, in relation to your long-term health goals.

Janice

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.

Sally

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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