Meet our support team

All our support colleagues are here to make sure your experience is first class.

Fiona Hunter

GDC No. 128806
Qual-National Certificate NEBDN (2006)
Practice Manager

Fiona qualified in 2006 and joined our team in 2008. Over the years Fiona has gained experience and knowledge in many areas of dentistry and has a special interest in implant dentistry, traveling to Lisbon to attend the All on 4 Immediate function course.

In 2013 Fiona was appointed Dental Nurse Manager and enjoys the day to day challenges the role brings.

She has completed the BDA radiography course and is currently completing a Higher National Diploma in Dental Nursing.

Fiona is fully trained to use our InMode machine that features several different functions including radiofrequency body contouring, laser hair removal and IPL skin rejuvenation.

Like all of our team Fiona is keen to help with any enquiries and is dedicated to making your visit to the clinic as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.

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Lorraine

Lorraine Eccleson

Treatment Coordinator

Lorraine joined the practice over 16 years ago as a qualified dental nurse. Since then she has developed skills in other roles within the clinic leading to her becoming the Treatment Care Co-ordinator. In this role Lorraine displays excellent customer service skills and likes to build relationships with the patients to help them through their dental journey.

She has a desire to continually learn and develop further skills and is always keen to increase her knowledge within the dental industry. Lorraine has completed Level 3 Advanced Diploma Treatment Care Coordinating in April 2019.

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Nicola Smith

Treatment Coordinator

Nicola joined SCED in March 2020, she previously worked at Dawood and Tanner as a surgical nurse and Treatment Co-ordinator. Nicola still holds her GDC registration and qualified as a nurse in 1999.

When not helping patients chose the right treatment option for them, Nicola is kept busy with her son Quinn and husband Bobby, she is also a keen runner and once ran the New York Marathon. 

Jennifer Stewart

Marketing Manager

Jennifer Stewart graduated in 2010 with a BA Hons in Marketing from Glasgow Caledonian University. Since then she has worked with several B2C and B2B companies to transform the way they communicate with their customers.

She joined SCED early 2020 after completing a diploma in Digital Marketing, and is thrilled to use the skills learned to raise SCED ‘s online presence with GDPs and patients.

When not at work Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband, her two very active boys and her beloved collie cross Tyra. 

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Ruth Burgoyne

GDC No. 26534
National Certificate NEBDN (2016)
Dental Nurse

Ruth joined SCED in March 2015 whilst completing her training. She qualified in July 2016.

Ruth is also a part-time model at Superior Model Management. In her spare time, she like to keep fit and regularly attends music festivals.

Lesley Chalmers

GDC No. 137729
National certificate in Science (DSA), City & Guilds 2003
Dental Nurse

Lesley has been our longest serving nurse. She has wide experience in all aspects of dentistry and has a special interest in endodontics. She assists Mark Lang in providing the very highest standards of care for their patients and her high dedication is much valued by all our patients. Her skills also include nurse training. With her quick wit and great sense of humour she is a great asset to all the team.

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Lisa

Lisa Grant

GDC No. 136065
National Certification NEBDN (2000)
Dental Nurse

Lisa qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2000 and soon joined the team at SCED in 2001.

Lisa originally worked as a Dental Nurse in  Periodontist/ Orthodontist but has evolved into the dual receptionist/secretary role that affords a better work/life balance.

Lisa is highly skilled at dealing with patient queries and appointments’ as her Dental Nurse background affords her years of experience and our patients love her calming yet friendly voice when they call.

Outside the practice Lisa is a busy mum of three who is kept on her toes! She loves nothing better than family time with her beautiful children and husband Barry.

Fiona Wylie

GDC No. 143506
National Certificate NEBDN (1999)
Dental Nurse

Fiona qualified from Glasgow Dental Hospital in 1999. She joined our dental nursing team in October 2005 as a restorative nurse. Fiona has gained experience working with Mr Ali and our reception team and moved on to become Dr Faqir's nurse and implant coordinator. Fiona is known for her jolly nature and as well as being well organised. To widen her knowledge of implant dentistry, Fiona attended the Nobel Biocare World Tour in London in 2006 and the ADI conference in May 2007.

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Erin

Erin McInally


GDC No. 254558
SQA L3 Dental Nursing & PDA Dental Nursing SQA (2014)
Dental Nurse

Erin qualified as a dental nurse in July 2014 and joined Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry in February 2016. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with friends and family and keeping fit.





Megan Brown

GDC No. 79667
Qual-National Certificate NEBDN (2011)
Dental Nurse

Megan started her career as a Dental Nurse in 2008 and qualified as a dental nurse in 2011. Since then she has continued to progress and achieve various additional qualifications within the dental field. In July 2016, Megan was appointed as a Dental Nurse and Face and Body Cosmetic Therapist at the Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry. Most recently, Megan has completed a qualification in laser training enabling her to perform specialist non-surgical face and body treatments.

In her spare time Megan enjoys spending time with her husband, friends and family and keeping fit.

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Suzanne

Suzanne McShane



GDC No. 148081
NVQ L3 Oral Health Care: Dental Nursing & Indp Asses City & Guilds (2007)
Dental Nurse



Diana Karhiieva

GDC No. 281666
SVQ in Dental Nursing at SCQF Level 7 SQA (2019)
Dental Nurse

Diana is originally from the city Zaporizhzhia in Ukraine where she was a Primary/English teacher. She has now been living in Scotland almost for 3 years. She joined Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry and qualified in January 2019. Diana has a passion for nursing and seeing the patients with their happy, healthy smiles.

Outside of Dentistry, Diana is obsessed with music, especially playing the Piano. She enjoys all kinds of sports including badminton, swimming, weight-lifting and dancing, particularly belly dancing. She is enjoying exploring Scotland and its beautiful countryside.




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Lauren

Lauren Hamilton

GDC No. 256439
SQA L3 Dental Nursing & PDA Dental Nursing SQA (2015)
Dental Nurse

Lauren joined Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry in March 2019. She qualified in 2015 after 2 years training in an NHS practice. She has an interest in orthodontics and has been working in this area for over 3 years and currently assists our Specialist Orthodontist.

Outside of work, Lauren enjoys keeping fit at the gym and being outdoors.





Gemma Hepburn

GDC No. 140588
NVQ L3 Oral Health Care: Dental Nursing & Indp Asses City & Guilds (2005)
Receptionist

Gemma started at Calderwood Dental Practice at the age of 17 and qualified as a dental nurse aged 19 when she moved to Love Your Smile Dental Care.  During her ten years there, she was promoted to practice manager.  She joined us in January 2014 and her knowledge has been invaluable with the expansion of the practice, having worked with Scot Muir for many years.

In her spare time, Gemma enjoys spending time with her family including her young niece and nephews.

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Sheree Simpson

Secretary

Sheree joined Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry in July 2016 as Secretary and PA. She brings several years' experience as an NHS Medical Secretary to the busy team at Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry.

Sheree also has an HND in Fitness, Health and Exercise and is a fully qualified Level 3 Personal Trainer. In her spare time, she enjoys training in the gym or walking in the Scottish Highlands.

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Claire Jarvis

Claire Jarvis

GDC No. 184110
NVQ L3 Oral Health Care: Dental Nursing & Indp Asses City & guilds (2009)
Secretary

Claire started in 2008 when we were still at Niddrie Square Clinic and went on to win the Scottish Dental Nurse Achievement Award in 2009. Claire is fully trained on using our InmodeTM machine that features several different functions including radiofrequency body contouring, laser hair removal and IPL skin rejuvenation.

She is married to Ryan and has a one-year old son Declan

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