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Dentists

Our dentists have a wide range of interests and skills, and look forward to working with you to achieve your desired results.

All are UK trained, and registered with the General Dental Council. Their GDC numbers are listed beside their names and roles below.

Alistair Geddes - Partner 55758

Alistair qualified at Edinburgh University in 1981. He enjoys practicing in prosthetics (crowns, bridges, veneers, and dentures), root canal treatment and cosmetic dentistry.

Aisling Hanly - Partner 73486

Aisling graduated with a BDS from Dundee dental school in 1997. In 2010 Aisling began her career in facial aesthetics. Since then she has undergone extensive training with some of the best in the industry both nationally and internationally.

Including Internationally renowned plastic surgeon Mauricio de maio, Mr Tamuir Shoab, Prof Bob Khanna, Dr Kate Goldie to name a few. Aisling has also undergone advanced training at the Award winning Glasgow clinic, Clinetix. Run by husband and wife team Dr Simon and Emma Ravichandran.

Aisling was one of the first practitioners in Scotland to be awarded the quality assurance mark from IHAS. Awarded to clinicians and that conform to very high standards.

Aisling is committed to continual education in the field and is regularly invited to attend events organised by the top pharmacology companies, MERZ, galderma and Allergan. Aisling has finished Level 3 training with Merz in the use of Radiesse and can provide full face rejuvenation with a portfolio of products. Botox, HA fillers and Radiesse Aisling has also trained with Image skin care and has extensive knowledge of their products and treatments. Aisling is anIndependent consultant and Exceutive district manager with Arbonne international a skincare,health and wellbeing company. Aisling is a member of the Association of Scottish aesthetic Practitioners and IAAFA.

Samuel R. Cobley - Associate 83274

Sam graduated from Dundee in 2004. He initially worked in a large pratice in Forfar before moving to KDP in 2005. He is forward-thinking and committed to keeping up-to-date with current treatments. He has an interest in restoring dental implants.

Ola Hankiewicz - Dentist

Ola graduated from Gdansk (Poland) in 2011. After moving to Scotland she worked in a practice in Fife before moving to KDP in February 2016. She is forward-thinking and committed to keeping up-to-date with the newest treatment options available for Patients. She has an interest in aesthetic dentistry and temporomandibular joints. She has attended many courses to further her skills in Aesthetic Dentistry.

In her leisure time she enjoys reading books, cooking and going to the gym.

Christopher Grant - Dentist

Chris graduated with a BDS from Glasgow University in 2016. He enjoys taking a patient centered approach to all of his treatments. This includes ensuring they are involved in decision making at each stage, and taking the time to answer any questions they might have.

In his spare time Chris enjoys hillwalking and weightlifting, is a film enthusiast and a keen follower of motorsport.

Hygienists

Hygienist therapy is an essential part of the dental health care provided at Kirriemuir Dental Practice. Our dental hygienists can thoroughly clean your teeth and mouth to enhance your oral health, and also provide you with a tailor-made dental health plan so you can continue to maintain your oral health at home.

Julie White - Hygienist 5978

Julie qualified with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene at the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) in 2001.

Jo Shepherd - Dental Hygienist/Therapist 209714

Qualified with BSc in Oral Health Sciences from Dundee Dental Hospital in 2011. Keen interests in Prevention. Outside of work Jo likes going to Gigs and Travelling.

Why is dental health so important?

Keeping your teeth in a prime condition can prevent the development of dental health problems, such as gum disease and tooth decay. Stopping these conditions from occurring not only saves the health of your teeth when you lose them due to poor oral health.

A collaborative operation

Working in partnership with your dentist, a dental hygienist can detect and treat the early signs of decay and gum disease and can also spot the warning signals of oral cancer. Using the very best techniques and technology, a dental hygienist can effectively clear your teeth and gums of plaque, tartar and calculus, before they cause any dental health conditions. Recent research has also linked periodical issues with other serious overall health problems, such as diabetes, heart attacks and strokes - so it could be incredibly important to your health as a whole to visit your dental hygienist regularly.

People with the knowledge

Although you can maintain a certain degree of good oral health at home, due to the skills, experience and specific tools a dental hygienist uses a professional dental clean will always be the most effective way to clear your teeth, gum line and mouth of harmful bacteria and plaque build-up. A dental cleaning can be combined with your six-monthly check-up, to ensure that you are in incredible oral health all year round. A dental hygienist treatment also enhances the natural appearance of your teeth and you will leave the practice with gorgeous, glossy and healthy teeth.

Nurses

Our nursing team is managed by Moyra Miller, who has been with the practice since 1995. Outside of work, Moyra is a qualified fitness instructor, teaching both Body Balance and Zumba.

Her team of nurses are Loiuse, Zoe, Nikki, Sarah, Linda, Emma, Taylor and Lauren (Trainee). All look forward to making your visit to KDP as pleasant as possible.

Our Nursing staff: Zoe, Nikki, Emma and Moyra. Not pictured: Taylor, Louise, Sarah, Linda and Lauren.

Reception Team

Our administrative and front of house staff are an essential cog in keeping the practice running smoothly!

Jennifer and Rhona will normally be the first point of contact for patients, dealing with appointment booking, payment and all other admin duties. They look forward to welcoming you to KDP with a smile!

Management Team
Emma O'Shea - Practice Manager

Emma has rejoined the team after working in the Dental Industry in New Zealand, Australia and London (Harley Street). Emma has a wealth of clinical experience gained over a decade in clinical dentistry and facial aesthetics. She is a fully qualified Dental Nurse and has experience working as a Treatment Co-ordinator/Practice Manager in a leading London Cosmetic Practice. Emma’s forte is her people loving attitude, excellent organisation skills, which makes her a perfect addition to the Team.

Angela Simpson - Practice Manager

Angela has also been with the practice since 1996. She graduated from the University of Highlands and Islands recently with a diploma in Oral Health & Dental Practice Management. Outside of work, she enjoys swimming and running.



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