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, help you to maintain healthy teeth and gums and most of all enjoy your smile. Stuart has enjoyed several years mentoring Dentists in their first year post qualification through the VDP scheme. Stuart is an Invisalign provider and enjoys helping patients achieve their dream smiles.
- Rachel Allan
- Dental Surgeon
- GDC registration number: 283836
Rachel joined our team in 2019 as a Vocational Dental Practitioner with Stuart as her VDP trainer. Rachel has been a fantastic addition to the team and has stayed on with us as one of our full time associate dentists. Rachel has been delighted to welcome new patients to the practice alongside taking excellent care of her existing patients. She has a very gentle, kind and caring manner and has been highly recommended by her patients to friends and family. Outside of work Rachel keeps active and plays hockey for a local team. She enjoys travelling and is always looking for a new adventure!
- Michaela Laverty
- Associate Dental Surgeon
- GDC registration number: 258037
Michaela graduated from the University of Dundee in 2015. She spent a few years working in the north of Scotland, before taking some time overseas to travel and practice dentistry in New Zealand. She returned to Scotland and is happily settled in Edinburgh.
She is excited to join the practice, and strives to make patients feel comfortable and at ease while delivering high quality dentistry.
Outside of work she is a keen traveller, enjoying exploring new places near and far from home.
- 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
We have 6 fully qualified dental nurses and a dental nurse trainee who make up our clinical support team. They are all experienced and will help to make your visits as comfortable as possible.
Vicki is our Front Desk Professional. She is very dedicated, friendly and enthusiastic. Vicki is always more than happy to help with any queries you may have about the practice.