Meet the team

At Care Dental Implant Clinic our highly skilled, friendly team shares the same single vision: we put you first. Together, we are dedicated to providing you with a first class experience, from the comfort of our reception to the very latest innovations in dental technology. We make sure you have the best possible care from the second you walk through the door.

Find out more about each of our practice team members below.

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Dr Bruce McKenzie Strickland

Dental Practitioner
BDS (DUNDEE) 1990, DIPIMPDENT RCS (ENG)
GDC No. 66125

Bruce is passionate about educating and treating patients to enable them to keep their teeth for life, not just patching what has broken but also treating the cause of the problem, thus restoring patients to dental health. He has made this focus the centre of the Care Dental Implant Clinic’s ethos.

Bruce graduated from Dundee in 1990 and then progressed to set up Care Dental, Care Dental Implant Clinic and Signature Ceramics, now owned by Portman Healthcare. One of his key interests is in coaching and mentoring his referring colleagues.

Having worked within implant dentistry since 1995 he has now placed over 10,000 implants. As part of his continuing professional studies, he has completed his postgraduate diploma with the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

With a career spanning 33 years, he is more convinced than ever of how amazing dentistry can be. His background is Scottish general practice, his work encompasses advanced implant and restorative care. The clinic`s laboratory, Signature Ceramics is fully equipped with advanced digital equipment and systems. This cutting-edge technology supports the clinics work.

Bruce is happy when coach his referring colleagues and enjoys delivering his in-house mentoring programme. When Bruce has nothing else to do, you may see him on his bike cycling the beautiful Perthshire countryside.

Graeme

Graeme Bacchus

Implant, Restorative and Cosmetic Dentist
BDS (Dundee) 2007, DipPCD RCSI, DipImpPros RCS(Eng), PGCert ImpDent RCS(Eng), PGCert RestDent RCS(Eng)
GDC Number: 113695

Graeme is a highly experienced and competent clinician within Care Dental and Implant Clinic. He provides surgical implant dentistry and advanced restorative dentistry to our own, Care Dental, patients and accepts patients on a referral basis from a wide network of referring practices. His work often involves supporting and mentoring dentists with more advanced cases.

Graeme has significantly invested in further education since qualifying from the University of Dundee in 2007, having successfully gained many further qualifications over his career. He has a special interest in occlusion and the associated, often complex, treatment of wear and the collapsed dentition, as well as treating TMJ issues.

He is a member of the ITI (International Team of Implantology), the BAPD (British Association of Private Dentistry) The BARD (British Academy of Restorative Dentistry) and is a CBCT level 2 certified clinician.

Outside of the clinic, Graeme enjoys a busy life with his wife and 2 young sons. When he finds the time, he might manage a few miles on his bike, or a round of golf with friends.

Kieran

Dr Kieran Hay

Dental Practitioner
BDS (Glasgow) 2002
GDC Number: 80720

Dr Kieran Hay graduated from Glasgow University in 2002 and with over 20 years of experience and his dedicated interest in implant dentistry and advanced restorative/cosmetic dentistry, you can enjoy an unparalleled level of comfort, care, and quality in his dental treatments. At our clinic, we welcome patients from all over Scotland and sometimes beyond. Our dedicated Implant and Restorative Team offers all aspects of reconstructive dentistry and implants within a state-of-the-art facility. Plus, we can partner with our referring colleagues to provide training to restore implants in their own practice.

Kieran provides patients with personalised dental care that is tailored to their individual needs, ensuring that they feel comfortable, secure, and confident in their treatment. With collaboration and coordination of care with our referrers he integrates implants into patients' restorative plans. Our seamless referral process allows patients and dentists to stay connected, providing the best care possible.

Always striving to increase his knowledge and experience, Kieran is currently working towards a PG Certificate qualification in Restorative Dentistry. In addition, Kieran has a keen interest in the use of Digital planning and placement techniques, within the implant clinic, something which ensures a very high level of accuracy and predictability throughout the entire treatment process.

Life balance is key to leading a happy and healthy life - both inside and outside of work! Kieran finds time to not only excel in his professional life but is also a keen cyclist, participating in Gravel and mountain bike events, an avid cook, and most importantly enjoys spending quality time with his wife and young daughter.

Bilal

Bilal Alvi

Dental Practitioner
BDS (Dundee), MFDS RCPS (Glasgow)
GDC Number: 209002

Bilal is a highly skilled dentist who graduated from the University of Dundee in 2011, he completed his vocational training in Stenhousemuir, Falkirk and worked as an associate for 6 years at the same practice before joining the team at Care Dental in 2017.

In General Practice, Bilal is a provider of Invisalign® and Reveal®, Bilal can correct misalignments & seamlessly integrates clear aligner solutions, dental implants, and other cutting-edge treatments into his practice. Patients leave his chair knowing they received the highest-quality care available. He also has a Diploma in Endodontics from the University of Chester.

With a passion for learning, Bilal continually upskills himself with courses and the latest dental technology. Having completed his MFDS qualification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in November 2014, Bilal continued on a 2-year Advanced Restorative Programme with Professor Paul Tipton and is adding to his qualifications in dental implants with Dr Bruce Strickland.

Bilal is now assisting Dr Strickland and is receiving referrals from our referral network to place dental implants Bilal is also enthusiastic about staying active and loves cycling, squash, and even hitting the gym.

Sheona Mc Callum

Sheona McCallum

Hygienist
CEB Cert in Dental Hygiene 1984
GDC No. 2779

Sheona worked for several years in various NHS practices around the Glasgow area gaining a wide experience in treating patients with a broad spectrum of dental health requirements. Prior to joining the Care Dental team, she worked as the lead hygienist in a private dental clinic.

As part of the Care Dental hygiene team, she treats a wide spectrum of patients from those requiring routine hygiene maintenance therapy to those who require more advanced periodontal treatment.

As a mother of 3 sons, who are all heavily involved in sports, most of her time is dedicated to their hobbies at the moment. Any spare time she manages she enjoys walking and cooking.

Hazel Dunn

Practice Manager

Hazel joined Care Dental in 2022 from a background in Health & Social Care Recruitment spanning over 31 years. Hazel is proud to lead the highly skilled team of practice colleagues with a focus on operational excellence focusing on patient care and sustainable growth. With a wealth of experience and knowledge in healthcare setting and a passion for dentistry. Hazel plays a key role in establishing and maintaining the high standards of care and professionalism that defines the PortmanDentex brand and reputation within the local community.

Elaine Fraser

Implant Treatment Care Coordinator
RDN 1989 Post Qualification in Radiography & Sedation
GDC No. 121840

Elaine is the Treatment Care Coordinator within the Implant Clinic, guiding patients through their treatment journey from the initial consultation to post operative care. With a compassionate and empathetic approach. She helps patients feel at ease and supported throughout their experience at our clinic with care, compassion and expertise. Elaine understands that choosing to undergo implant treatment is a significant decision, and her goal is to provide patients with information, guidance and support they need to make informed choices and feel confident in their decision.

Kayleigh James

Lead Implant Nurse
SQA L3 DENTAL NURSING & PDA DENTAL NURSING SQA 2017
GDC No. 269395

Kayleigh is our lead nurse within Care Dental Implant Clinic. Kayleigh manages our talented team of Dental Nurses who are dedicated to providing exceptional care and support to our patients throughout their implant treatment journey. As a lead nurse Kayleigh’s primary focus is ensuring the safety, comfort and wellbeing of our patients throughout every stage of their implant treatment She is passionate about empowering patients with knowledge and support from the initial consultation to their final follow up. Beyond clinical responsibilities Kayleigh is committed to ongoing professional development and staying updated on clinical advancements in Implant dentistry and nursing practices.

Kirsty Macdonald

Implant Dental Nurse
RDN 2009, Post Qualification in Dental Radiography and Sedation.
GDC No. 184533

Kirsty started her career in dentistry in 2006 and joined the Care Dental Implant Team in 2017. Kirsty is now focussing on the treatment coordination of the implant clinic delivering excellence in every aspect of her role. Kirsty takes pride in her ability to guide patients through the treatment options ensuring that her patients understand the options available to them whilst exceeding their expectations.

Katie Whelan

Implant Dental Nurse
RDN 2016, Post Qualification in Sedation.
GDC No. 263646

Katie joined the Care Dental Implant Team in August 2020 after relocating to the area. Katie has a strong background in dental nursing with extensive experience in assisting with dental implant-procedures, from pre-operative preparation to post-operative care, with and a genuine commitment to patient wellbeing.

Emma Weir

Implant Dental Nurse
RDN 2007, Post Qualification in Radiography,

POST QUALIFICATION IN SEDATION

GDC No. 122919

Emma began her nursing career in 2002 and graduated in 2007. She has developed a passion for patient centred care and a keen interest in oral surgery and Endodontics. Emma has a through understanding of infection control protocols and maintains a sterile environment to minimise the risk of infection.

Zoe Clark

Implant Dental Nurse
RDN 2018, Post Qualification in Impression Taking,

POST QUALIFICATION IN RADIOGRAPHY

GDC No. 281491

Zoe joined Care Dental in 2017, initially working in the general practice then moving into Care Dental Implant Clinic in 2022 Zoe is a dedicated and passionate dental implant nurse who is committed to delivering excellent patient care supporting the success of implant procedures. Zoe takes pride in educating patients about their post operative care instructions, empowering them to take an active role in their oral health.

Jessica Henderson

IMPLANT TREATMENT CO-ORDINATOR
RDN 2010, POST QUALIFICATION IN RADIOGRAPHY, SEDATION & DENTAL IMPLANTS
GDC No. 206213

Jessica joined the Care Dental Implant Team in 2008. Jessica is passionate about patient centred care ensuring that every patient receives the highest level of care and support through their dental treatment journey. Jessica has been working in partnership with referral practices managing complex treatment plans, collaborating closely with patients and external referrers to coordinate appointments and ensure continuity of care.

Cheryl Mackie

Implant Dental Nurse
RDN 2018, Post Qualification in Radiography
GDC No. 280482

Cheryl joined the implant clinic in 2018 and has since undergone her qualification in radiography. Cheryl enjoys working within the implant clinic caring for patients and being part of a dynamic team. Outside of the clinic Cheryl enjoys keeping active and spending time with family and friends.

Rosalyn Crawford

Reception & Course Co-ordinator

Rosalyn joined Care Dental in 2011 and is part of the reception team within the Implant Clinic focusing on exceptional patient care, speaking to our external referrers and the co-ordination of internal and external courses for Implant & Restorative Dentistry. She has a lovely cheery welcoming smile and will instantly put you at ease no matter what time of the day it is! Prior to joining Care Dental Rosalyn worked within the hospitality industry coordinating private events for corporate clients.

Lexy Miller

Reception Coordinator

Lexy joined Care Dental team in 2014 and is part of the reception team within the Implant Clinic. Lexy plays a vital role in supporting the administrative functions of our clinic, from managing patient records to co-ordinating appointments and billing. With meticulous attention to detail and excellent communication skills. Prior to joining the Care Dental Lexy had a strategic role within financial services.

Heather Young

RECEPTION COORDINATOR

Heather joined Care Dental Team in 2018 and is part of the reception team within the Implant Clinic. Heather is the friendly face and welcoming voice of our clinic. She ensures that every patient journey at our clinic begins with a warm greeting and seamless scheduling process for future appointments and surgery dates. Prior to joining Care Dental Heather had a varied career from Civil Service, Examination Board and management in retail sales.

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