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….



Fraser Hendrie
Fraser HendrieBDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK) - GDC Reg. 70476
John Booth
John BoothBDS (Edin.) MFGDP(UK) - GDC Reg. 63328
Martin Morley
Martin Morley BDS (Lon.) LDS RCS (Eng.) - GDC Reg 62062
Callum Ward
Callum WardBDS (Glasg.) - GDC Reg. 257968
Miriam Figge
Miriam FiggeBDS (Dund.) MJDF - GDC Reg. 263981

The Hygienists

Alison Black – CEB Dip Dent Hygiene
Alison, our senior hygienist has been a member of the team for over 10 years. Alison is married and lives in Edinburgh.

Jill Sillence – Dip Dent Hygiene RCS Edin
Jill returned to the team in 2009. After training as a Dental hygienist she worked in some high profile London practices and returned to Edinburgh after the arrival of her son.

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 McDonald – Dip Dent Therapist RCS Edin
Lindsay is the newest member of our clinical team and has joined our dental practice in Edinburgh to help care for patients with gum problems. Lindsay is also qualified to provide simple restorative treatments for patients of all ages but is particularly interested in helping our younger patients.


Senior Dental Nurse 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
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 Amy Stewart, Ania Szarkiewicz, and Kate McNair   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.