Meet the team

At Central Orthodontics, our friendly staff and down-to-earth approach, ensures a pleasant experience for patients of all ages. All staff members are registered with the General Dental Council and support their registration by attending courses in "Continuing Professional Development". They are a great team who help and support each other. This allows the practice to run smoothly and efficiently for the benefit of our patients.

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Justine Weir

Specialist Orthodontist

BDS, MFDS, MORTH RCS(EDI)

GDC No. 79327

University of Glasgow

- Graduated 2001 Dental Surgery.

Glasgow dental hospital

- Senior house officer.

Membership of the faculty of dental surgery R.C.S (Edi) 2003

Dundee Dental Hospital and Perth Royal Infirmary

- Specialist training in Orthodontics MOrth 2008


I have provided specialist orthodontic care for over 17years, treating both children and adults. I have experience with NHS and Private treatment, providing fixed, removable and Invisalign appliances. I am trained and certified with Align to use the Invisalign Clear Aligner system and I am pleased to be able to offer more virtual care and fewer visits to the practice.

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Evelyn Dunbar

Specialist Orthodontist

BDS MOrth RCS(Edin) FDS RCPS(Glas) MDSc MFDS RCPS(Glas)

GDC No. 190906

Evelyn completed her specialty training in orthodontics in 2018 and went on to undertake further training and was awarded a Fellowship in the Faculty of Dental Surgery with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 2021.

Renna Mahsoub

Specialist orthodontist

Qualifications: BDS (Newcastle), MFDS RCS (Eng), MSc in Orthodontics (King's College London), MOrth RCS (Edin)

GDC: 244380

Jo McKenna

Orthodontic Therapist

Qualifications: Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy Royal College of Surgeons Of England 2023, NVQ L3 Dental Nursing & VRQ L3 Dental Nursing City & guilds 2010, Diploma in Dental Technology SQA 2010

GDC: 198939

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Caroline Grant

Dentist with special interest in Orthodontics

GDC no. 252353

BDS(Manc) BDS(hons) MSc PGCert PGDip(Orth)

Caroline graduated as a dentist from The University of Manchester in 2014 and after practicing dentistry for several years in England, returned home to Scotland where she has focused on widening her skill-set.

Caroline has focused on Orthodontics leading to a Postgraduate Diploma in this field; she provides orthodontic treatment for children, teenagers and adults. Caroline can provide removable braces, fixed appliances and clear aligners and is a certified Invisalign provider. Caroline is happy to offer other cosmetic options such as tooth-coloured brackets including the Damon system and lingual [invisible] braces where the brackets are attached behind the teeth. Caroline understands that patients can be conscious of the way their teeth look and has spent recent years focusing on treatments that will make the best of your smile.

Caroline appreciates that many patients will require other forms of dental treatment as part of their orthodontic treatment plan, one such being composite bonding. Caroline has completed several advanced composite bonding courses allowing her to provide this to patients.

For all those anxious patients out there, please be reassured that Caroline has had further training in anxiety management. Caroline likes to put patients at ease.

Caroline is an experienced clinician who is keen to listen to what patients want in order to make a treatment plan that will give patients a beautiful smile that they can show off with pride.

Caroline likes to spend her free-time with family and always has many hobbies on the go.

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Dr Hemant K Patel

BDS, MorthRCS,(Eng), MorthRCS(Ed) MRCPS(Glas), FDSRCS(Ed), FHEA, MDTFEd

GDC No. 67179

Hemant qualified in Dentistry from Liverpool University (BDS) in 1991. Following a period of vocational training and as an associate in NHS general dental practice he then spent some years as an SHO in maxillo-facial surgery in order to acquire further qualifications to enable him to train as a specialist orthodontist.

He completed his orthodontic specialist training at Manchester Dental School in 2000. On completion of this he became a member in Orthodontics of both the England and Edinburgh Royal Colleges of Surgeons and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh.

During this time he opened his first orthodontic practice in the North West of England and subsequently opened another three. Whilst practising in specialist orthodontic practice he had 6 years’ experience as a Locum Consultant in the NHS dealing with complex multi-disciplinary cases jointly with restorative and maxillo-facial consultants.

Currently and for the last 14 years he has held an academic teaching post as Clinical Consultant at the University of Central Lancashire School of Medicine and Dentistry where he is course lead for Orthodontic Therapy. He holds a membership of the Faculty of Dental Trainers of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. He is an examiner at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. He is also an accredited user of Invisalign and WIN/Incognito lingual appliances. He still practices specialist orthodontics in Liverpool both privately and within the NHS together with his teaching commitments.

In his spare time he enjoys watching various sports and is a keen traveller with his family.

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Suzzanne Struthers

DENTAL NURSE

GDC No. 111014

Dental Surgery Assistant (Glasgow Dental Hospital) 1992

Oral Health Education 1994

Radiography 2006

Impressions 2013

I started my dental nurse training at Glasgow Dental Hospital, where I gained my dental nurse qualification in 1992. After qualifying I started my working career at Central Orthodontics where I have now been for 26 years. Throughout my career I have gained certificates in Oral Health Education, Radiography and Impressions.

Outside of work I help out on our family farm. I love keeping fit by riding my ponies and walking my dogs.

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Shona Lilley

DENTAL NURSE

GDC No. 140305

Radiography – 2016

Dental impression - 2013


I first started working as a Dental Nurse in 1989 in a busy general practice in Glasgow. I joined Central Orthodontics in 2003. Outside work I enjoy spending time with my family, keeping fit and I LOVE shopping.

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Jayne Cowie

DENTAL NURSE

GDC No. 131182

National Certificate NEBDN 1995

Radiography 2004

Impressions 2013

I have been working as a dental nurse since 1989 where I first started out in general practice. I joined Central Orthodontics in 2000. In my free time I enjoy watching my son play football, spending time with my family and eating out.

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Suzanne Berggren

Dentist with special interest in Orthodontics

BDS Oslo 1999 , Dentist with special interest in Orthodontics

GDC No. 76776

I enjoy helping people with their smile. I am trained and certified with Align to use the Invisalign Clear Aligner system. Outside work I enjoy time with family and my horses.

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Morgan Murray

DENTAL NURSE

GDC No. 286357


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Hayley Abercrombie

DENTAL NURSE

GDC No. 111013

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Nicole Coleman

DENTAL NURSE

GDC No. 280579

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Courtney McRae

Dental nurse

GDC NO. 309622

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Donna McFadden

DENTAL RECEPTIONIST

I have been working as the Receptionist within Central Orthodontics for almost six years and enjoy my job fully every day.

I am glad to be part of such a great team here at the Practice. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family.

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Michelle Stalker

ORTHODONTIC THERAPIST

GDC NO. 109494

SVQ Dental Nursing

Diploma in Orthodontic Therapy

I started my career in dentistry at the Edinburgh Dental Institute, gained experience in restorative, oral surgery, pediatrics dentistry and Orthodontics and qualified as a dental nurse in 2005. I was based in the Orthodontic department where I gained my Orthodontic nursing and finally my Orthodontic Therapy qualification in 2009. I started working for Central Orthodontics as a Therapist in 2010 and have been here ever since. It’s a lovely place to work and I am very lucky to have such a great team to work with!

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Kerry Darragh

ORTHODONTIC THERAPIST

GDC NO. 174095

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Gillian Ballantyne

DENTAL NURSE

GDC No. 139631

National Certificate for Dental Nurses 1999.
Dental Radiography 2001.

I started dental nursing in June 1990. I worked in a general dental practice for 10 years then in 2001 I moved to an orthodontic practice in Edinburgh. I worked there for 14 years. In 2015 I got a job at Central Orthodontics. I enjoy my job and working as a team and seeing treatment from start to the finished result. Outside work I enjoy the gym and socialising with friends and family.

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Lauren McLean

DENTAL NURSE

GDC No. 260085

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Amy Upfold

DENTAL NURSE

GDC No. 304566

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Jo-Ann Campbell

DENTAL NURSE

GDC No. 147132

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Yvonne Kydd

Receptionist

I have worked in a clerical environment for many years and moved on to being a dental receptionist in 2008 in a local dental practice.

I was then fortunate to become one of the team and start with Central Orthodontics in 2014. I enjoy welcoming patients to the practice and helping them with any queries or questions they have. In my spare time I enjoy walking my dog Ella, spending time with my family and seeing friends.

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