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
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 Bacchus

Dental Practitioner
BDS (Dundee) 2007, PGCertRestDent, PGCertImp, DipImpPros
GDC Number: 113695

Graeme is a highly experienced and competent Implant Clinician, with Graeme in our clinic we can rest assured knowing that our patients will receive the highest quality care when it comes to Restorative and Implant Dentistry. Graeme is an experienced Implant Surgeon and can complete the surgical and restorative aspects of care. His extensive knowledge, expertise and flair for cosmetic dentistry combined with his special interest in occlusion, bruxism and advanced tooth wear means his patients receive the best treatment. With over a decade of experience in Restorative and Implant Dentistry, Graeme has the training and expertise to bring your smile back to life.

After graduating from Dundee University in 2007, he furthered his knowledge and expertise with a British Academy of Restorative Dentistry (BARD) course in 2010 and passed the certificate examination in 2011. Graeme's expertise was further enhanced through a 2-year Advanced Restorative and Implant Dentistry Course (2014-2015) and received Post Graduate Certificates in Restorative and Implant Dentistry as well as a Diploma in Implant Prosthodontics. Graeme is now assisting Dr Strickland and is receiving referrals for Dental Implants from our network of referring colleagues.

When he's not working in the practice, or training for the next course, you'll find Graeme out and about enjoying the great outdoors. Whether it's taking a stroll with his family and dogs, cycling, or heading out for a friendly round of golf, Graeme is keeping active and making the most of life.


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.

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 also enjoys cycling, cooking, and spending quality time with his wife and young daughter.


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

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.

Marina Dempster

Business Development Manager
RDN (Dundee) 2005, post qualification Dental Radiography
GDC No. 112209

Marina is a fully qualified implant nurse with many years of experience. She now oversees the management of Care Dental, Signature Ceramics & our Implant Clinic. Her role is to manage us all - a difficult job!

Outside of work Marina enjoys walking and spending time with her daughter, family and friends.

Hazel Dunn

Practice Manager

Hazel joins us with a background of social care and comes with a wealth of experience.

Elaine Fraser

Implant treatment co-ordinator
RDN 1989 Post Qualification in Radiography & Sedation
GDC No. 121840

With many years of nursing experience, Elaine has moved to treatment co-ordination. She will go over all aspects of your care & with her vast knowledge, will be able to answer any questions you may have.

Kayleigh James

Lead Implant Nurse
RDN 2017, Post Qualification in Radiography and Sedation
GDC No. 269395

Kayleigh qualified in 2017 and is now an experienced Implant Dental nurse. With her post qualifications in Dental Radiography and Sedation she is vital to the organisation and training of our team. Kayleigh loves to travel and enjoys spending time with family, friends and pets.

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 clinic in 2017. Since then, she has continued her training and worked as an Implant Nurse within the clinic. Kirsty works behind the scenes focusing on the day to day running and development of the clinic. In her own time, Kirsty enjoys walking, reading and spending time with her family.

Katie Whelan

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

Katie joined us in August 2020 after relocating to the area. She has nursed for over 6 years and quickly became part of the Care Dental Family.

When not at work Katie enjoys getting out into the country-side walking, cycling or Stand Up Paddle Boarding. Katie also enjoys watching and playing rugby.

Emma Weir

Implant Dental Nurse
RDN 2007, Post Qualification in Radiography
GDC No. 122919

Emma began her nursing career in 2002 and graduated in 2007. She has developed a passion for patient care and a keen interest in oral surgery and Endodontics. In her spare time Emma enjoys spending time with her family and socialising with friends.

Zoe Clark

Implant Dental Nurse
RDN 2018, Post Qualification in Impression Taking
GDC No. 281491

Zoe worked in our General Clinic while gaining her Dental Nursing Qualification in 2018. She joined our implant nursing team in 2022 & is a hard working and compassionate member of our team.

In her spare time, Zoe enjoys keeping fit.

Jessica Henderson

Implant dental nurse
RDN 2011 Post Qualification in Radiography & Sedation
GDC No. 206213

Jessica is an experienced Dental Implant Nurse with a background in treatment co-ordination. There is no question Jessica will not be able to answer as she guides you through implant treatment.

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 Co-Ordinator

Rosalyn is one of our three-woman team who work in our front of house and has had many years of experience in customer service roles. She has a lovely cheery welcoming smile and will instantly put you at ease.

In her spare time Rosalyn can be found spending time with her family & horse riding

Lexy Miller

Reception Coordinator

Lexy enjoys being part of our team within the Implant Clinic, a varied role giving her many opportunities to meet new people from around Scotland. She’s keen to build relationships with our patients and tries very hard to put them at ease happily chatting about the beautiful town of Crieff and her beloved black Labrador Poppy.

Heather Young

Reception Coordinator

Heather joined Lexy and Rosalyn on reception 3 years ago and has become part of the Implant team. She effortlessly welcomes patients with a warm smile and is very helpful.

Heather enjoys discovering new walks around Crieff which has recently become her new home and binge-watching Netflix.

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