Meet the Clinical team

All of our Clinicians have undergone extensive Post-Graduate training in their designated areas. Collectively, the dentists have over 90 years of experience in Dental Implant treatments.

Mr Arshad Ali

GDC No. 52076
BDS (Glas, 1978), FDSRCS (Eng & Edin, 1981), DRD (Edin, 1987), MRD RCS (Edin, 1993), FDSRCPS (Glas, 1998)
Specialist in Restorative Dentistry & Prosthodontics

Arshad established Scottish Centre of Excellence for Dentistry in 2009. It is one of the Leading Dental Centers of the World and was also recognised as The Best Specialist Referral Practice in the United Kingdom in 2010. He qualified with commendation at the University of Glasgow in 1978 and carried out ten years of postgraduate training in Glasgow, Cardiff, London and Sweden.

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Dr. Scot Muir

GDC No. 72214
BDS (GLAS,1996), MFGDP RCS (Eng), MSc (Warwick)
Special interest in Restorative Dentistry & Implantology


Having set his mind on being a dentist from the age of 14, Scot's dream came true when he graduated from Glasgow Dental Hospital in 1996. Scot furthered his career taking an interest in both cosmetic and implant dentistry. He completed a Master of Science degree at University of Warwick 2007 and a Diploma from the Royal College of Surgeons in England in 2008.


 

Dr. Abid Faqir

GDC No. 75815
BDS (Glas, 1999), MFDS RCS (Edin, 2002), MSc MedSci(Glas, 2003), Dip Imp Dent (RCS Edin, 2011)
Special interest in Restorative Dentistry & Implantology

Graduate of the Glasgow Dental School. Membership  of the faculty of dental surgery in Edinburgh, Scotland. Masters degree at Glasgow University, Scotland. Diploma in Implant dentistry from Edinburgh Royal college.  

Abid limits his practice to implants and the management of complex restorative cases with a special focus on immediate loading - having placed in excess of 5000 implants. 

He utilises digital dentistry, implants and smile design for the management of complex restorative cases. He is the immediate past president of the Association of Dental Implantology (ADI). Abid currently is a board member of the Glasgow children’s charity, and in the past has sat on the board of the Riverside museum appeal. 

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Dr. Mark Lang

GDC No. 66529
BDS (Glas,1991), MSc (Glas,2000), MJDF RCS (Eng,), MRCPSG
Special interest in Endodontics & Restorative Dentistry


Mark graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1991. In 1998, he studied for a Masters degree in Dental Primary Care at the University of Glasgow and graduated in 2000. In the pursuit of providing the highest quality of dental care and on completion of his Masters degree he decided to move into private practice.



Dr. Colin Burns

GDC No. 65349
BDS (Glas, 1990), MFDS RCS (Eng, 2005), MSc (Warwick, 2012)
Special interest in Restorative & Implant Dentistry


Colin is a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology, a Straumann Clinical Mentor, and ITI Speaker, and is the Chairman of the UK and Ireland Section of the ITI. He is Director of the Glasgow ITI Study Club.

Colin both places and restores dental implants and provides bone block grafting and sinus augmentation.



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Dr. Kevin O'Farrell


GDC No. 152184
BDS (Glas, 2008), MJDF RCS (Eng), MSc Aesthetic Dental Implantology (UCLan)
Special interest in Restorative Dentistry & Implantology

After qualifying from the University of Glasgow in July 2008, Kevin entered general dental practice for a year in South Lanarkshire. Kevin joined LoveYourSmile in December 2009, moving to Prestwick in early 2010 where he still works and joined Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry in June 2015.


 

Dr. Imran Shafi

GDC No. 79325
BDS (Glas, 2001), MFDS RCPS (Glas, 2006)
Specialist in Orthodontics

Imran is a registered Specialist in Orthodontics and studied dentistry at University of Glasgow, qualifying in 2001. He has worked in general dental practice in the UK and Australia, with his specialist training undertaken at Glasgow Dental Hospital and School obtaining his specialist Membership in Orthodontics qualification in 2011 from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and a Doctorate degree in Orthodontics from the University of Glasgow. Imran has won two prestigious prizes: from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow as the T.C White Lecturer Award and the Royal Society of Medicine Odontology President's Prize Award.


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Dr. Andrew Carton

GMC No. 357882
MA, FFDRCS, FDSRCPS (Glas) FRCS (Maxfac)
Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial/Head & Neck Surgeon

Andrew qualified in both medicine and dentistry at Trinity College in Dublin. Having visited and worked in several centres in the USA as well as India and China, he has developed a particular interest in head and neck malignancy and aesthetic facial surgery.



Dr. Ferhan Ahmed

GDC No. 85401
GMC No. 7271310
BDS (Glas, 2005), MFDS, MBChB
Dental Implant Surgeon

Dr Ahmed completed his dental degree in his home city of Glasgow in 2005. Following vocational training in general dental practice he spent 2 years working as a senior house officer in oral and maxillofacial surgery. These training posts were completed at the Southern General Hospital, Glasgow and Monklands Hospital, Airdrie.

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Catrina Macintosh

GDC No. 2800
CEB Cert in Dental Hygiene
Dental Hygienist

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Louise Warden

GDC No. 6564
Dip Dent Hygiene (Glas, 2004)
Dental Hygienist

Louise has worked in Dentistry since she was 17 years old, first working as a dental nurse. She then went on to study at Glasgow Dental School in 2002 to train as a Dental Hygienist. Louise qualified with distinction in 2004 and then in 2005 received a Diploma from the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh for achieving the highest exam grades in the U.K. for the dental hygiene exam. She has gained experience working in different fields of dentistry since qualifying and is also trained to teach Dental nurses sitting their nursing exam.


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Kharla Strain

GDC No. 194143
Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy (Shef, 2010)
Dental Hygienist & Therapist


I studied at University of Sheffield Charles Clifford School of Clinical Dentistry. I graduated in 2010 with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy with Distinction and prize for Excellence in Continuing Care. I have worked in various roles within Dentistry for a number of years in both NHS and independent private practice. This has enabled me to expand my experience and knowledge within the industry.



Dr. Mary Downie

BDS (1980), BSc (2001), Counselling skills cert (2004), Cert in spiritual direction (2012), Post grad Dip in Counselling & psychotherapy (2013), NICE accredited cognitive behavioural skills cert (2014), Hypnosis cert medical & dental hypnosis (2014), EMDR 1,2&3 (2018), MBSR (2018)
Treatment Consultant

In 1980, I qualified as a dentist in Glasgow and have had a long and happy career in general practice and hospital dentistry. Throughout my career, I have had a keen interest in patients who suffer from dental anxiety and also patients who have oral facial pain. I was greatly interested in how the mind and body are inter-related. Is it the mind or the body that first activates our anxiety and once activated what keeps our anxiety going to the detriment of our overall health? These and many others questions have intrigued me greatly over the years.

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Claire Fenlon

GMC No. 7020315
MFDS RCSEd, MBChB, FRCR
Consultant Radiologist

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James Woods

GDC No. 143942
Verified experience in Dental Technology
Dental Technician

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.



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Paul Holmes

GDC No. 117879
Dip Clin Dent Tech RCS Edin 2013, Higher National Certificate SCOTVEC 1993
Clinican Dental Technician

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.

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Derek Bonnar

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

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.

Ali Jolani

GDC No. 196847
HND Dental Technology, Telford College Edinburgh 2010
Dental Technician

Ali recently joined SCED as a Dental Technician in 2020. Ali is an experienced technician who has worked in commercial sectors over the past 10 years. 

Ali has a natural aptitude for the private side of prosthodontics including, bespoke contouring stippling and gingival colouring. Working closely with Clinicians at SCED, has helped Ali diversify and further develop his knowledge of various implants and complex cases.

When Ali isn’t working, he enjoys listening to music and going out with friends.He’s also an avid Gym-goer and a petrol head. His favourite type of car is a Lamborghini Aventador.

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Dr Jenni Cherington


GDC Number 176481

Jen graduated from the University of Dundee dental school in 2009, and passed her Membership to the Faculty of Dental Surgeons exams in 2011.
She has a special interest in facial aesthetics and skin rejuvenation, and places an emphasis on safe, natural looking results.


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