Our Practice Team
We know as well as anyone that your smile is one of the most noticeable and memorable features of your face. That is why the whole team at the practice work hard to provide you and other patients with the very best dental care. Here is a bit more informtaion about our fantastic team.
The General Dental Council (GDC) is the regulatory body of the dental profession in the United Kingdom. All our clinical staff are registered with the GDC and adhere to the regulations governing the profession as set out in their publication "Standards for the Dental Team". You can find out more about the GDC, including their contact details, on their website www.gdc-uk.org.
- Stuart Banks
- Principal Dental Surgeon
- GDC registration number: 83398
Stuart graduated from Leeds University Dental School and spent time working in Yorkshire before moving to Edinburgh. Stuart joined the practice in 2009 and became Practice Principal in 2011. Stuart's aim is to help you understand your mouth, helping you to maintain healthy teeth and gums and enjoy your smile.
Stuart is a Dental Vocational Trainer of newly qualified dentists. This means our practice works closely with NHS Education for Scotland and is an indication of the whole practice's commitment to continuing education.
- Heather Leighton
- Associate Dental Surgeon
- GDC registration number: 252003
Heather has joined our team as a locum dentist until August 2019. Heather qualified from Aberdeen Dental School in 2014 after already completing her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences. She has a calm patient centered approach to dentistry. Outside of work Heather likes to play team sports particularly football.
- Mary Rutherford
- Dental Surgeon
- GDC registration number: 278076
Mary graduated from Aberdeen with her Bachelor of Dental Surgery. She will be working closely with Stuart under the VDP mentoring scheme over the next year. Mary is excited about joining the practice and providing fantastic care for her patients. She will be taking on new patients so please let friends and family know! Outside of work Mary is a keen musician and has performed several times at the Edinburgh Tattoo.
- Louisa Henry
- Dental Therapist
- BSc OHS
- GDC registration number: 244688
Louisa graduated from the University of Edinburgh as a dual-qualified Dental Hygienist and Therapist. She spent time working in the Scottish Borders before returning to work in Edinburgh. Louisa joined the team in 2015 and works hard to deliver excellent care to every patient. Louisa will be happy to chat to you about your oral care routine and advise you where required.
- Lisa Banks
- Business Manager
- Diploma Dental Hygiene and Therapy
- GDC registration number: 6582
Lisa joined the practice in 2011 providing dental hygiene care to our patients and runs a clinic on a Thursday morning. Lisa is also our Business Manager and will be happy to help you with any queries or concerns you have about the practice or your treatment.
- Support Team
Our clinical support team are all experienced and will help to make your visits as comfortable as possible. Our dental nurses are all fully qualified and registered with the GDC.