The Team

Our team look forward to meeting you and, no matter what your dental aims, whether you are looking for a good family dentist or are suffering from toothache and need an Emergency Dentist in Edinburgh we can help. No matter where your dental health is right now, or how you feel about your smile, you will find a  warm non judgemental team who will focus on helping you to move forwards towards your dental goals. It goes without saying that our team take pride in keeping up to date making sure that the advice and care we offer is in line with bets current practice. Scroll down to meet the team members….

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Dentists

Fraser Hendrie
Fraser HendrieBDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK) - GDC Reg. 70476

Fraser is one of the practice owners and has practiced at Craigentinny for 25 years. He has  particular interests in the relationship between whole body health and dental health, minimally invasive cosmetic dental care and dental implants. Outside his  work schedule Fraser spends a lot of time acting as an unpaid taxi driver to his 2 children and squeezes in some mountain biking and kite surfing when time allows.

John Booth
John BoothBDS (Edin.) MFGDP(UK) - GDC Reg. 63328

John is the other owner of Craigentinny Dental Care, having worked here since we first opened 30 years ago. He particularly enjoys the satisfaction that comes from looking after  many generations of the same family. Johns main dental  interests  lie in family dental care, minimally invasive techniques  and short term orthodontics. John lives outside Edinburgh and in his spare time is a keen road cyclist.

Callum Ward
Callum WardBDS (Glasg.) - GDC Reg. 257968

Callum  has been with the Craigentinny team for the last 5 years. He enjoys all aspects of preventive and restorative dentistry and is currently  undertaking a year long course in dental implants. Outside work callum is a keen golfer and can in the summer months also be found on the tennis court of an evening

Miriam Figge
Miriam FiggeBDS (Dund.) MJDF - GDC Reg. 263981

Miriam joined Craigentinny Dental Care and has particular interest in helping patients with dental anxiety overcome their fears.  Miriam is currently undertaking a Diploma in Dental Sedation at Edinburgh University as well as working full time at Craigentinny. In her spare time Miriam is a keen Fencer and enjoys Cycling.

Elidi Ku Neale
Elidi Ku NealeBDS (Dund.) GDC Reg. 277523

Elidi joined the Craigentinny Team in 2019 and has a rapidly growing list of patients. She enjoys many aspects of family dentistry with a particular interest in helping anxious patients and prevention. When Elidi isn’t working, she spends a lot of time running marathons and hill-walking.

The Hygienists

Alison Black – CEB Dip Dent Hygiene

Alison has worked in dentistry for 25 yrs. After obtaining her Diploma in dental hygiene as a dental hygienist in 1999 she worked in  a few local practices before joining the  craigentinny team in 2000. She has many years of experience in her field and has worked hard to build and maintain strong relationships with her patients and help them with their oral health. She particularly  enjoys using the more recent addition of  air flow treatment and being able to offer patients something new and innovative . Away from work Alison is a busy mum to a Lori her 6 year old daughter. Over the last 18 months she has found a new love for running and took part in the emf team relay in 2019 with a few other team members. She is currently training for the emf half marathon alongside jill . She also enjoys cooking and spending time with her friends & family .

Jill Sillence – Dip Dent Hygiene RCS Edin

Jill started work as a dental nurse in 1994 and came to work at Craigentinny in 1995 passing her national certificate in 1996 and OHE certificate in 1997.

After qualifying with a diploma in dental hygiene in 2001 from the Royal Collage of Surgeons, Jill worked in Surrey in private practice for 7 years and returned to Edinburgh after the arrival of her son where she worked in Edinburgh’s west end before rejoining Craigentinny as a hygienist in 2007. With a long career at Craigentinny, first as a nurse and now as a hygienist Jill has known the team and the patients there for many years. She enjoys caring for anxious patients and seeing the benefits that dental hygiene and prevention can bring to her patients. More recently Jill has also taken up a post at Edinburgh Dental Specialists one day a week working with patients with more complex dental needs.

In her spare time Jill enjoys spending time with her husband and son, and is training for the ½ marathon in may this year.

Our team offer a full range of treatments including  the more modern approach to gum health maintenance Guided Biofilm Therapy.  Our hygiene team only use  genuine EMS Airflow technology  that reduces sensitivity and increases patient comfort. A full range of preventative services are available on prescription from a dentist including fissure sealants, fluoride applications and dietary analysis.  Our hygienists are also skillful at removing stains and tartar from teeth to create that healthy just been polished feeling. Alison and Jill hold additional qualifications in Impression taking and Local Anaesthesia.

The Therapists

Lindsay Mclean – Dip Dent Therapist RCS Edin
Lindsay is our dental therapist providing a similar range of  treatments (including Airflow and GBT) to our hygiene team.   Lindsay is also qualified to provide preventive and  restorative treatments for patients of all ages, but is particularly interested in helping our younger patients.

Nurses

Dental Nurse Manager Danielle Wallace has been a part of the practice for many years and is responsible for co-ordinating and organising our nursing team as well as supporting the surgical aspects of implant placement at the practice
Senior Dental Nurse Maureen Preston has been a team member at the practice for many years and is a qualified Dental Radiographer and part of our sedation and implant nursing teams.
Dental Nurse Suzanne Donaldson also has radiography qualifications and is part of our sedation team and has been caring for Craigentinny patients for some years.
Dental Nurses Danielle Sinclair, Chloe Smith and Klair Wallace  are all registered and qualified dental nurses and a key part of delivering great preventive dentistry at Craigentinny every day.

Our receptionists are: Eve O’Farrell, Lynne Higgins, Carol Scoular and Dionne Hughes.

Our clinical team are registered and operate within the guidelines set out by the dental professions regulatory body the General Dental Council.

Dentist Biographies

John Booth  – private dentist in Edinburgh
John studied and qualified from the University of Edinburgh in 1988. He is one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh near Portobello. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and enjoys caring for patients who travel to see him from many corners of Scotland and the UK. He has been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination, this is an additional qualification that marks out a certain standard of achievement in the care of his patients. John has particular interests in preventative dentistry, cosmetic dental care, 6 month smiles and short term orthodontics plus family dental care.  John has lectured in infection control and been involved  in the vocational training programme helping younger dentists on their career pathway to general dental practice on many occasions.
John is the longest serving dentist on the team, having cared for patients of the Craigentinny Dental Practice since the practice opened  25 years ago. Being one of the Practice Owners, he has made a long-term commitment to the practice so that he will be available to provide dental care for the benefit of his patients long into the future. Over the years John’s travels have exposed him to training and tuition from leading experts in many fields of dentistry as far apart as London, Perth and Miami.
John is married with three children and lives just outside Edinburgh. He enjoys squash, and cycling among other sports.

Fraser Hendrie – private dentist in Edinburgh
Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with 25  years of experience.   He is the other principal dentist at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello, Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and Digital Dentistry.  Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys  cycling, and kite-surfing.

Callum Ward  BDS – provides NHS and Private Dental Care

Callum is a professional, approachable dentist who offers a combination of NHS and private treatments.  Originally from Edinburgh Callum studied at Glasgow University where he developed a particular interest in endodontics, pediatrics and restorative dentistry.  He is conscientious and reliable and especially motivated help anyone with dental anxiety.  Outside of work Callum’s interests include golf, tennis and art.

Miriam Figge BDS provides NHS and Private Dental Care

Miriam qualified from Dundee Dental School with an additional degree in Biochemistry. She particularly enjoys working with anxious patients, preventative dentistry and restorative dentistry. Miriam has a keen interest in research that helps to create evidence that  supports best practice and is active in clinical research.  Miriam   is a competitive fencer and enthusiastic hill walker. With what little free time she has left she enjoys cooking and visiting her family in Germany.