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Our team

 
Dr Julie Savin

Dr Savin is a highly respected provider of Oral Surgery throughout the East Coast of Scotland.

She was the Surgical Specialist for Primary Care from 2006 until 2014 and has carried out extensive post graduate training in the fields of oral surgery and implantology. Dr Savin also has a vast experience in providing quality IV sedation with optimum results.

Dr Savin previously worked at Dundee Dental School, within the field of Oral Medicine as a Specialty Doctor. This involved hands-on clinical teaching of trainee dental surgeons and was a very rewarding aspect of her career.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Dental surgery (Dundee University), 1990
  • Dental Post-graduate Fellowship
  • Fellowship of the royal college of surgeons Edinburgh (oral medicine, oral surgery), 2005
  • Master Chirological, Medicine Bachelor University of Glasgow, 2001
  • Medical post graduate qualification in General Surgery
  • Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, 2006
Memberships
  • British Medical Association
  • Association of Dental Implantology UK
  • International team of Implantology - surgical tutor/mentor
  • Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
Registration
  • General Medical council Number 6030289
  • General Dental council Number 65885
  • Dr Julie A. Savin MBChB(Glas), MRCS(Ed.), FDSRCS(OM,OS Ed.),BDS(Dund)
 
Dr Lorna Harley

Dr Harley is a specialist provider of endodontic treatment who joined us in January 2014.

She graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2001 and worked in General Dental Practice and then the Community Dental Service before embarking on her specialist training in 2005 at the highly regarded Endodontic Department of the University of Dundee.

She gained entry onto the Specialist List for Endodontics in 2010.

Lorna is a committed endodontist who endeavors to provide a professional and quality endodontic service for referred patients in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Registration
  • General Dental Council Number 79246
  • Lorna Harley BDS MFDS RCS(Ed), MRD(Endo)RCS(Ed)
 
Dr Kerry Webster

Dr Webster joined the practice in 2015 and provides Oral Surgery services.

She graduated with commendation from the University of Dundee in 2009 and in 2010 began her surgical training in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department in Ninewells Hospital as a Specialty Doctor. In this role she provided clinical teaching for newly qualified dentists as well as dental and medical students. Kerry works part-time with Fife Public Dental Service as an Oral Surgeon when she is not with us here at Balbirnie Oral Care.

She welcomes referrals for dentoalveolar and soft tissue procedures as well as placement and restoration of dental implants. All treatments can be performed under IV Sedation where appropriate. Kerry believes in providing treatment with a smile on her face in a welcoming and relaxed environment, making the patient's treatment journey as comfortable as possible.

Membership
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • International Team for Implantology
Registration
  • General Dental Council Number 176338
  • Dr Kersten Webster BDS
 
Caleigh McEwan

Caleigh is our Dental Therapist who joined our Practice in December 2017.

Caleigh graduated from University of Dundee in May 2017. She started her career in Dentistry in 2011 as a Trainee Dental Nurse but has since obtained her Degree in Oral Health Sciences.

She enjoys individually tailoring patient oral hygiene routines and being able to see transformation in their oral health. She is determined to find ways to help patients get to and maintain the most difficult areas and enjoys seeing improvements when patients come back for their next appointment.

Formal Qualifications
  • Oral Health Sciences (Bsc), 2017
  • NEBDN approved National Examination for Dental Nurses, 2013
Memberships
  • General Dental Council - GDC Number 247606
 
Jay Hutchison

Jay Hutchison is a dental nurse / practice manager with an un-interrupted career that spans more than two decades.

Jay began her career as a trainee dental nurse with a reputable high street Dental Practice in 1992 and went on to qualify as a Dental Nurse in 1995.

In 2002, Jay joined the Community Dental Service for NHS Fife and embarked on her post-qualification in Conscious Sedation which she passed successfully.

In 2005, Jay accepted a new role with NHS Fife's Surgical Specialist in Dentistry.

In 2007 Jay became Senior Dental Nurse with the Community Dental Service.

Competencies include
  • Extended knowledge of all aspects of clinical patient care in relation to chair-side assistance
  • Extended knowledge of all aspects of clerical administration in relation to patient care, legislation and general practice management
  • Advanced knowledge of complex surgical procedures
  • Advanced knowledge of Intravenous Sedation, Oral Sedation and Inhalation Sedation
  • Advanced Knowledge of medical emergencies and how to treat them successfully
Formal Qualifications
  • NEBDN approved National Examination for Dental Nurses
  • NEBDN approved Conscious Sedation Examination for Dental Nurses
Memberships
  • British Association of Dental Nurses
  • General Dental Council
 
Lindsey Scott

Lindsey began working as a Dental Nurse in August 1990 with a Dental Practice in West Fife and qualified in March 1991. She joined the Community Dental Service in Fife in December 1991.

In 2004 she successfully passed the Post Graduate Course for Dental Nurses in Conscious Sedation.

In 2006 she was given the opportunity to work in the Oral Surgery Service within NHS Fife.

Competencies include
  • Extended knowledge of all aspects of clinical patient care in relation to chair-side assistance
  • Advanced knowledge of complex surgical procedures
  • Advanced knowledge of Intravenous Sedation, Oral Sedation and Inhalation Sedation, Oral Health Education and Special Care
  • Advanced Knowledge of medical emergencies and how to treat them successfully
Formal Qualifications
  • NEBDSA approved certificate for Dental Surgery Assistants
  • NEBDN approved certificate in Oral Health Education
  • NEBDN approved certificate in Special Care Dentistry
  • NEBDN approved certificate in Conscious Sedation
Memberships
  • British Association for Dental Nurses
  • General Dental Council
 
Jemma Tully

Jemma began her dental nursing career in 2001 with a reputable high street dental practice. During this time she also studied part-time at Dundee Dental Hospital where she qualified as a dental nurse in 2003. In 2005, Jemma joined Fife Community Dental Service. During her 8 years service Jemma gained knowledge and experience in Oral Surgery, Special Care and Dental Sedation. In 2007 Jemma gained her qualification in Conscious Sedation. More recently, in 2017, Jemma attained the BDA Certificate in Dental Radiography.

Competencies include
  • Extended knowledge of all aspects of clinical patient care in relation to chair-side assistance
  • Excellent knowledge of complex surgical procedures
  • Advanced knowledge of Intravenous Sedation, Oral Sedation and Inhalation Sedation
  • Advanced knowledge of Dental Radiography
  • Advanced Knowledge of medical emergencies and how to treat them successfully
Formal Qualifications
  • NEBDN approved National Examination for Dental Nurses
  • NEBDN approved Conscious Sedation Examination for Dental Nurses
  • BDA Education Certificate in Dental Radiography
Memberships
  • British Association for Dental Nurses
  • General Dental Council
 
Gail Stewart

Gail has worked in General Dentistry and qualified as a dental nurse in 2004. She has also worked in Community Dental Services and gained her knowledge and experience in Oral Surgery, Special Care and Dental Sedation. In 2008 she gained her qualification in Conscious Sedation. In 2017, Gail was awarded the BDA Certificate in Dental Radiography.

Competencies include
  • Extended knowledge of all aspects of clinical patient care in relation to chair-side assistance
  • Excellent knowledge of complex surgical procedures
  • Advanced knowledge of Intravenous Sedation, Oral Sedation and Inhalation Sedation
  • Advanced Knowledge of medical emergencies and how to treat them successfully
  • Advanced knowledge of Dental Radiography
Formal Qualifications
  • NEBDN approved National Examination for Dental Nurses
  • NEBDN approved Conscious Sedation Examination for Dental Nurses
  • BDA Education Certificate in Dental Radiography
Memberships
  • British Association for Dental Nurses
  • General Dental Council
 
Amy Commander

Amy became a dental nurse in 2004 and qualified in 2006 working for a general dental clinic in Kent. She went on to become Practice Manager in 2007 and obtained a BA(Hons) Degree in Professional Studies. Amy moved to Scotland in 2015 and, utilising her experience to the full, decided to set herself up as a self-employed dental care professional. She now offers services from nursing to management to practices across Scotland.

Working with a mix of general and specialised dental clinics, Amy gained further experience and now has a keen interest in oral surgery and sedation. She most recently gained her qualification in Intravenous Sedation in 2017 as a result.

Competencies include
  • Extended knowledge of all aspects of clinical patient care in relation to chair-side assistance
  • Extended knowledge of all aspects of clerical administration in relation to patient care, legislation and general practice management
  • Excellent knowledge of complex surgical procedures
  • Advanced knowledge of Intravenous Sedation, with good knowledge of Oral Sedation and Inhalation Sedation
  • Advanced Knowledge of medical emergencies and how to treat them successfully
Formal Qualifications
  • NEBDN approved National Examination for Dental Nurses
  • ILM Level 3 Certificate in First Line Management
  • ILM Level 5 Diploma in Management
  • BA (Hons) Degree in Professional Studies (Bucks University)
  • NEBDN approved Intravenous Sedation Examination for Dental Nurses
Memberships
  • British Association for Dental Nurses
  • General Dental Council

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