Dental Laboratory

Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry has an on-site laboratory which provides our patients with the highest standard of dentures and implant bridges. Our technicians work side by side with the dentists to achieve the best possible result aesthetically. We can also complete the treatments in a shorter time with less visits. Same day repairs of dentures can be carried out on-site as well which is much more convenient for our patients.

Meet Our Dental Laboratory Technicians

James Woods

James Woods
Dental Technician
Verified experience in Dental Technology
GDC No. 143942

James joined Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry in 2017 as a Dental Technician. He has brought with him over 30 years experience in all aspects of crown and bridge, ceramics, cad cam, 3d printing and metal work. James enjoys working in an environment alongside the Clinicians developing restoration designs and solving complex cases.

In his spare time James likes to spend time with his wife, and 2 kids. He also likes to keep fit by running and cycling and enjoys watching football.


Paul Holmes
Clinical Dental Technician
GDC No. 117879
Dip Clin Dent Tech RCS Edin 2013
Higher National Certificate SCOTVEC 1993

Paul qualified as a dental technician in 1994 from Edinburgh's Telford college. He has 27yrs experience in dental technology & has worked in private & public sectors.

After achieving all advanced qualifications in dental technology in 2010, Paul has continued to work in both private and hospital sectors providing technical support within restorative, orthodontic and maxillofacial outpatient clinics. Paul has a specialist interest in sleep apnoea and provides clinical and technical services to NHS Ayrshire and Arran. He also has a keen interest in prosthodontics (dentures) & Implantology specialties ranging from complex to highly complex cases. He is a registered I Denture provider specialising in mandibular suction dentures. In Feb 2012 Paul returned to study the diploma in clinical dental technology & qualified from the Royal college of surgeons Edinburgh in May 2013.

Derek Bonnar

Derek Bonnar
Dental Technician
City & Guilds of London 1980
GDC No. 163248

Derek qualified as a Dental Technician in 1980. He has a wealth of experience and knowledge in all aspects of crown and bridge, dental implants, cosmetic veneers and prosthetics. He finds that working closely with Clinicians and patients is a large part of our daily routine at Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry, which in turn results in a special finished restoration.

Derek is a lover of cooking and has a passion for everything and anything to do with motorbikes. He is also well known for his singing abilities around the Laboratory.