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. 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. 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 Sachin Jauhar

          GDC Number 80722
          BDS(Glas) MSc(Med Sci) FDS RestDent RCPS(Glas) MRCPS(Glas) MFDS RCS(Edin) FDS RCS (Eng)

          A graduate of the University of Glasgow 2002, Sachin is one of the leading Restorative Specialists in Scotland. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience.

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              Dr. Andrew Carton

              GDC No. 3575882
              MA, FFDRCS, FDSRCPS (Glas) FRCS (Maxfac)
              Former 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.

                William Keys

                GDC No. 177290
                BDS MDSc MFDS RCPS(Glas) FDS (Rest. Dent.) RCPS(Glas)
                Specialist in Restorative Dentistry

                Will was appointed as a Consultant and Specialist in Restorative Dentistry in 2017, providing complex treatment across a wide range of areas including endodontics (root treatment), periodontics (gum treatment), implantology and prosthodontics (crowns and bridges). 

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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.

                    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.

                        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.

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                          Clare Fenlon

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

                            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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                              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.

                                Dr Fadi Al-Silwadi

                                GDC No. 252526
                                BCom, DDS, MClinDent, MFDS M.Orth (RCS Edin), DipMJDF M.Orth (RCS Engl)

                                Specialist in Orthodontics

                                After qualifying in dentistry, Fadi specialised in Orthodontics at the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute, a world-leading academic centre for postgraduate dentistry and research. He was awarded a Masters in Clinical Dentistry with Merit by the University College London in 2014. Fadi maintains memberships in General Dentistry and Orthodontics at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh and England.

                                With over 10 years of Orthodontic experience working with a very large number of patients, Fadi is highly skilled at treating adults and children with varying treatment needs. As a member of the International Team of Implantologists (ITI), he has been trained in Dental Implantology and its application in Orthodontics.

                                When asked why he specialised in Orthodontics, Fadi replied: “being entrusted to transform a patient’s smile is a privilege, it’s truly rewarding to see my patients happy during treatment and ultimately happy with their final result. I enjoy working with people and I treat every patient as I would my own family.”

                                Away from work, Fadi enjoys playing football, watching F1, and travelling with his family.  

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                                  Naveed Karim

                                  GMC No. 7044588
                                  MB BS 2009 University of London
                                  Consultant Anaesthetists

                                    Muataz Osman

                                    GMC No. 300412
                                    BDS (UoB) BDS The University of Benghazi (2008), MSc (Clin) in Periodontology The University of Manchester (2018), PhD (Clin) in Oral Implantology The University of Manchester (2022) 


                                    Muataz graduated from the University of Benghazi in 2008. He worked as GDP with special interest in periodontics and implant dentistry for 6 years in private practices. During that time he was a clinical and academic tutor in the restorative department at LIMU (2010-2012). Between 2012-2014 he was a TA in the oral biology department at the University of Benghazi, from which he was granted a scholarship to get his PG education.

                                    Dr Osman obtained his clinical Masters in Periodontics from the University of Manchester with distinction (2015-2018) – this grade qualified him for a place in a Clinical PhD studies, which he finished with A2 grade in 2022.

                                    Dr Osman is now an honorary clinical tutor in the PG Periodontology program at the University of Manchester and a clinic tutor for PGC / PGdip in Implant Dentistry and Periodontics with Tipton Training.

                                    Muataz works as DWSI in Periodontics and Implant dentists in different practices in England and Scotland.


                                    Outside dentistry, being a Mediterranean he enjoys windsurfing and all kind of water sports as well as spending quality time with family and friends.

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                                      Dr Jacqueline Davidson

                                      Dr Jacqueline Davidson

                                      GDC No. 79587
                                      Practice limited to Periodontics BDS, PGCAP, MSc, MFDS RCSEd


                                      Dr Jacqueline Davidson limits her practice to periodontics, with the main focus being on the treatment and management of patients with periodontal and peri-implant diseases and mucogingival defects, as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

                                      She gained a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Glasgow in 2001, and thereafter spent eight years in general practice in Scotland and Australia where she worked in community and general practice settings. On her return to Scotland 2010, Dr Davidson became a practice owner, where she gained experience in restorative dentistry, oral medicine and oral surgery.

                                      In 2017 she was appointed as Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Specialty Dentist at Glasgow Dental Hospital and School as part of the restorative team, where she taught undergraduate students in the subject. During this time she gained a postgraduate certificate in academic practice, and developed a passion for periodontology.

                                      She has recently been awarded a Masters in Clinical Periodontology with distinction from the University of Central Lancashire. In addition to this, she is an active member of the British Society of Periodontology and the Association for Dental Implantology. 

                                      Dr Davidson has a calm and friendly manner and enjoys taking time to understand her patients and put them at ease. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her son, running and eating out with friends.

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