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Dental Express Edinburgh

We are committed to looking after your complete dental health.

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OUR VALUES

We believe that honesty is the best policy – there may be several routes to solving any one dental problem and we know that the patient’s wishes come first. We will not try to force you down any treatment route with which you are not comfortable, and our qualified dental healthcare professionals are happy to discuss any questions you may have.

Furthermore, Dental Express also believes that prevention is the key to dental health. We keep this in mind with all aspects of our work – whether performing fillings or just a simple check-up, we ensure our patients are fully informed about how to maintain their dental hygiene, or indeed any work they’ve had done.

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MEET THE TEAM

Dental Express is delighted to offer top quality dentistry from our Portobello surgery. We have been open since September 2007 and benefit from the expertise of six full-time dentists, supported by a full staff of qualified dental nurses and receptionists.

DR ANNE SAXBY
DR ANNE SAXBYCompany Director
Anne qualified from Edinburgh University in 1977 and has been working in Portobello for 30 or more years. Anne started Dental Express in 2007 with a new purpose built practice. She loves working with people and thoroughly enjoyed working as a dentist. Recently Anne has stepped away from the clinical aspect of dentistry but still takes an active role within the company. Anne is very proud of the hard work and loyalty of the team within dental express.

BDS GDC: 50970

DR KEVIN HOUSTON
DR KEVIN HOUSTONClinical Manager
Since Graduating from Glasgow University in 1990, Kevin has gained a wealth of knowledge in dentistry, having held a number of senior dental post within General Dental Practice. He has worked for Dental Express for numerous years and currently holds the post of Clinical Manager, helping coordinate clinical aspects alongside his colleagues. Kevin enjoys all aspects of dentistry especially aesthetic work, providing his patients with high standard of treatment.

BDS GDC: 65545

DR SUJA KURIEN
DR SUJA KURIENDental Surgeon
A 2005 graduate of Rajiv Gandhi University, Bangalore Suja has worked as an associate dentist in the NHS since moving to Scotland in 2008. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry and takes great care to provide the best possible treatment with the minimum of discomfort to both ‘brave’ and nervous patients.

BDS GDC: 117448

LAURA FLEMING
LAURA FLEMINGDental Surgeon
Laura graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2006. After this she spent two years in hospital and community roles, including the Maxillofacial Surgery Department in the Southern General Hospital, Glasgow. After this great experience she decided that general practice was where she wished to continue with her career, and became in an associate in Motherwell, Glasgow where she worked for six years. After a move to Edinburgh, Laura became an associate in Dental Express.

She enjoys all aspects of general practice. Her interests are cosmetic restorations, working with anxious patients and she believes in the importance of good all round dental care for her patients both in the surgery and at home.

GDC: 103229

ZOE BROWN
ZOE BROWNDental Surgeon
BDS Peninsula Dental School 2015

Zoe graduated from Penisula Dental School in 2015. She then moved back to Scotland where she worked in Aberdeen for 18 months, before relocating back home to Edinburgh, joining our team in December 2016. Zoe likes all aspects of Dentistry and takes time to talk to her patients about what the best course of treatment would be for them. She enjoys seeing patients happy with the end result.

GDC: 258162

HEATHER LEIGHTON
HEATHER LEIGHTONDental Surgeon
Heather achieved first class Honours in Physiology at the University of Aberdeen before deciding to continue studies in dentistry on a graduate entry course at the same university. She graduated in 2014 and did her first training year in Edinburgh before opting for an additional training year in Tayside. This involved both the public dental service, where she gained skills in helping anxious patients cope with their dental visits. Heather also worked with Dundee Dental Hospital and gained experience in a number of departments including oral surgery, oral medicine and restorative dentistry.

GDC: 252003

ANDREW NEWCOMB
ANDREW NEWCOMBDental Surgeon
BDS Newcastle 2016

Andrew trained at Newcastle University, graduating in 2016. He spent his first year working Newark before moving to Dental Express in September 2017. During his first year he spent some time working in oral surgery at a local hospital. Andrew enjoys the challenges of restorative dentistry and providing and range of options to the patients he treats.
Andrew now offers simple orthodontics using Invisalign and can straighten teeth in around 3 months.

 GDC : 175581

JOHN MCALEAVEY
JOHN MCALEAVEYDental Surgeon
Originally from Northern Ireland, John travelled to Dundee to study dentistry and graduated in 2016. He then moved to Edinburgh shortly after, and joined Dental express in June 2017 and he is a great addition to our team. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry and strives to provide the highest level of patient care. He has a particular interest in cosmetic dentistry. Outside work, John enjoys travelling,running and plays for the local Gaelic football team.

GDC: 258192

KEVIN BRUCE
KEVIN BRUCEImplantologist
GDC: 70499
SAM COOK
SAM COOKHygienist
Dip Dent Hygiene RCS Edinburgh 2009
Dip Dent Therapy RCS Edinburgh 2009

 GDC : 175581

JACKIE ATKINSON
JACKIE ATKINSONBusiness and Commercial Manager
Having worked previously in retail and property management Jackie made the transition to the dental industry and joined Dental Express in 2009 as Head Nurse, became Practice Manager in 2011 and she has now taken a step back from nursing recently to focus on developing the practice. Jackie believes that a great team is a vital part of any business.

GDC: 175125

ANNA GRAINGER
ANNA GRAINGERPractice Manager
GDC: 190989
KELLYANNE BEATTIE
KELLYANNE BEATTIEDental Nurse
GDC: 215746
RACHAEL YOUNG
RACHAEL YOUNGDental Nurse
GDC: 263324
HELEN STARK
HELEN STARKDental Nurse
GDC: 162909
LAURA SMITH
LAURA SMITHDental Nurse
GDC: 107976
JOYCE GRIEVE
JOYCE GRIEVEDental Nurse
GDC: 133253
JACQUI MCANEA
JACQUI MCANEADental Nurse
 GDC :116644
DONNA RAMAGE
DONNA RAMAGEDental Nurse
GDC: 227774
REBEKAH RITCHIE
REBEKAH RITCHIEDental Nurse
 GDC : 260440
MEGAN PORTER
MEGAN PORTERTrainee Dental Nurse
ALICE EASTON
ALICE EASTONTrainee Dental Nurse
MARGARET YOUNG
MARGARET YOUNGDecontamination Assistant