christopher buchanan
Christopher Buchanan
Specialist in Orthodontics / Head Clinician
BDS MFDS MOrth
GDC no: 74277

Chris graduated from Glasgow University with an honours degree in Neuroscience in 1993. He then changed career path and graduated with commendation in Dentistry in 1998.

After some time as a senior house officer at Glasgow Dental Hospital with a rotation in the Maxillofacial Surgery department at Canniesburn Hospital, he completed his Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons RCS Edin. He then went on to specialise in Orthodontics, studying at Liverpool University. He completed his specialist training in 2004, graduating with Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh.

Chris is listed as a Specialist in Orthodontics on the General Dental Council register.

clare buchanan
Clare Buchanan
Orthodontic Therapist / Head of Compliance & Private Services
Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy RCS Edinburgh 2016
BDA award in Dental Radiography 2016
SQA L3 PDA in Orthodontic Dental Nursing 2014
SQA in Dental Nursing 2013
GDC no. 239472

Clare has been with the practice since it opened in 2007, firstly as Practice Manager and then undertaking her Dental Nursing, Orthodontic Nursing, Radiography and Orthodontic Therapy training.

Stephen Mackay
Stephen Mackay
Head of Business and Operations

Stephen joined us back in 2019.

lesley milne
Lesley Milne
Senior Therapist
Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy RCS Edin 2011
Award in Dental Radiography Leith University 1999
Certificate in Dental Surgery Assisting Dundee 1984
GDC No: 133176

Lesley joined us in 2013 and is one of the first Orthodontic Therapists in Scotland and has had a long career in dentistry. She is a qualified Dental Radiographer.

Sara Anderson
Sara Anderson
Orthodontic Therapist
Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy RCS Edin 2016
BDA Award in Dental Radiography 2014
SQA L3 PDA in Orthodontic Dental Nursing 2014
SVQ Dental Nursing SQA 2010
GDC No: 203146

Sara joined the practice in 2013 and has undertaken her Orthodontic Nursing, Dental Radiography, and Orthodontic Therapy qualifications.

Jodie McNaught
Jodie McNaught
Orthodontic Therapist
Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy University of Warwick 2019
NEBDN in Dental Nursing 2010
BDA Award in Dental Radiography 2015
GDC No: 210155

Jodie joined us in 2020 as an Orthodontic Therapist, having worked at the practice previously as a dental nurse.

Emma Groat
Emma Groat
Orthodontic Therapist
Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy RCS Edin 2022
SQA L3 PDA in Orthodontic Dental Nursing 2014
SVQ L3 Dental Nursing 2012
GDC No: 236923

Emma joined us in 2014 as an Orthodontic Nurse and has since qualified as an Orthodontic Therapist.

Margaret Sutherland
Margaret Sutherland
Orthodontic Therapist
Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy RCS Edin 2022
SQA L3 PDA in Orthodontic Dental Nursing 2015
SVQ L3 Dental Nursing and PDA Dental Nursing 2014
GDC No: 250908

Mags joined the practice in 2014 and has since qualified as an Orthodontic Therapist.

Amy Grant
Amy Grant
Orthodontic Dental Nurse / NHS Services and Coordination Lead
SCQF Level 8 PDA in Orthodontic Dental Nursing 2022
BDA Award in Dental Radiography 2021
SVQ L3 Dental Nursing at SCQF level 7 SQA 2018
GDC No: 280639

Amy joined us in 2018 and has since gained her radiography and orthodontic nursing qualifications.

Joanna Robertson
Joanna Robertson
Orthodontic Dental Nurse / Private Services and Coordination Lead
SCQF Level 8 PDA in Orthodontic Dental Nursing 2022
BDA Award in Dental Radiography 2021
SVQ L3 Dental Nursing at SCQF level 7 SQA 2018
GDC No: 280637

Joanna joined us in 2021 and has since gained her Orthodontic Nursing and Dental Radiography qualifications.

Ewa Mielczarek
Ewa Mielczarek
Dentist / Dental Nurse / Clinic and Nursing Lead
Lek. Dent. Wroclaw Medical University 2018
GDC No: 287210

Ewa joined us in 2022 to pursue her passion for orthodontics and is currently leading our team of dental nurses.

Leah Mitchell
Leah Mitchell
Dental Nurse
NEBDN Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing
GDC No: 304128

Leah joined the practice in June 2023 and is currently preparing for her Radiology course.

Lynsey Moir
Lynsey Moir
Digital Content and Marketing Officer

Lynsey joined us as a receptionist in 2018 and now looks after our digital content & marketing campaigns.

Orla Buchanan
Orla Buchanan
Receptionist / Administrator

Orla joined us as a school leaver in 2022 and helps us out on reception and with administrative duties

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