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 DipImpDent RCS (Eng) 1190
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’s ethos.

His own field of expertise is within implant dentistry, and as part of his continuing professional studies, he has completed his postgraduate diploma with the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He has been placing dental implants since 2001.

When Bruce has nothing else to do he will occasionally be found lecturing with the International Team of Implantology and coaching his referring dentists, through care dental in-house mentoring programme. When he is really kicking his heels you may see him on his bike cycling the Crieff countryside.

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.

Kirsty MacDonald

Dental Nurse
RDN, Post Qualification in Dental Radiography
GDC No. 184533

Kirsty qualified in 2009 and is working towards her sedation qualification. As the most experienced memebr of the nursing team, Kirsty is often responsible for mentoring her fellow colleagues.

Kayleigh James

Dental Nurse
RDN
GDC No. 184533

Kayleigh qualified in 2017 and is now working towards her first post qualification in Radiography.

Cheryl Mackie

Dental Nurse
RDN
GDC No. 280482

Cheryl joined the implant clinic in 2018 and is now working towards her first qualification in Radiography.

Marina Dempster

Business Manager
RDN, Post Qualification in Dental Radiography
GDC No. 112209

Marina is a fully qualified implant nurse with years of experience. Her role within the clinic is to manage us all ( a difficult job), coordinate patient care and liaise with our referring dentists. There is nothing she does not know!

Jessica Henderson

Practice Manager
BA, RDN (merit), Post Qualifications in Dental Radiography, Sedation & Implant Nursing.
GDC No. 206213

Jessica joined the practice in 2008 as a dental nurse. Since then she has continued her training and development and worked as our clinic treatment coordinator for 6 years before moving into her current role. Now she is responsible for the day-to day running of the practice - mostly behind the scenes dealing with personnel, finance, marketing & planning.

Elaine Fraser

Treatment Coordinator
RDN, Post Qualification in Dental Radiography
GDC No. 121840

Qualifying in 1989 Elaine has many years of nursing experience. As our treatment coordinator she will go over any treatment plans with you and will be able to answer any questions you have.

Rosalyn Crawford

Reception Co-Ordinator

Rosalyn is one of our two women 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.

Lexy Miller

Reception Coordinator

Lexy is Rosalyn's partner in crime! Her organisation skills ensure that all the appropriate information is delivered to you at the right time. Lexy also will give you a warm welcome and she makes great coffee.

Heather Young

Reception Coordinator

Meet our Lab team

At Care Dental Implant Clinic we have our own in-house dental laboratory. It is staffed by four very experienced technicians and fully equipped with the most advanced digital laboratory equipment and system available – Zirkonzahn.

Find out more about our lab team members below.

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Craig Holmes

Lab manager and lead technician
GDC No. 145504

Craig has been working as a Dental Technician for 20 years and qualified in Dental Technology in 1999. After honing his skills in commercial labs Craig joined Signature Ceramics in January 2016. He is methodical in his attention to delivering perfectly fitting and natural restorations from single crowns through to full arch implant cases.

Suzanne McLean

Dental technician
GDC NO. 280606

After finishing Art College, Suzanne qualified as a dental nurse from Cardiff Dental Hospital in 1994 and has been working in the Dental and Orthodontic profession for the past 23 years. Suzanne is currently enrolled at Aberdeen Dental School studying Dental Technology and is our trainee technician at Signature Ceramics.

Andrew Dent

LAB ASSISTANT

Using the knowledge of his computer science degree and skills Andrew supports the technicians within the digital process. The attention to detail Andrew exhibits is second to none.

Chris Campbell

Lab technician
GDC NO. 273376

Chris joined the team in 2017 having qualified in Edinburgh. He previously worked alongside dentists in an in-house laboratory which had introduced CAD/CAM. Chris enjoys working in conjunction with the dentist and using cutting edge technology to create beautifully personalized restorations.

Marlena Wasylow

DENTAL TECHNICIAN
GDC NO. 161757

Marlena qualified in 2006 and joined the Lab team in 2018 bringing with her a wealth of experience in Ceramic work. Since joining the Lab team Marlena’s skills has been enhanced with CAD/Cam designing and the combination of both work seamlessly together to produce natural life like restorations.

Lorna Henderson Nicholls

LAB ADMINISTRATOR

Lorna joined the laboratory team in 2018 having previously worked as Dental Nurse and then as a Receptionist at Care Dental. This has helped her develop a well-rounded view of each stage of the process, from the patient, to the dentist and technician. This makes Lorna a knowledgeable and valued team member who ensures the smooth running of the laboratory.

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