At Edinburgh Dental Specialists we have a huge amount of collective knowledge and experience gained by our Specialist Clinicians from all over the world. That experience is invaluable in providing the highest standards of clinical care and treatment.

All our colleagues are selected for their dedication to the pursuit of excellence and their passion for superb patient care, not to mention their expertise.

Our Dentists’ expertise has been developed internationally, in countries including North America, Canada, Sweden, Italy, Switzerland, South Africa and, of course, the UK and regularly run courses and lecture to other Dentists.

Dr. Kevin A. Lochhead

GDC No. 62945
BDS (Lond 1987), M.F.G.D.P.(R.C.S.Eng)
Specialist in Prosthodontics

Dr. Lochhead's special interests lie in complex reconstruction, dental implants and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Lochhead has been running postgraduate courses and lectures on dental implants, cosmetic and restorative dentistry since 1994.

Specialist services: Prosthodontics

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    Dr. Pierluigi Coli

    GDC No. 104397 
    DDS, PhD 
    Specialist in Periodontics and Prosthodontics

    Dr. Pierluigi Coli is a registered specialist in Periodontology as well as Prosthodontics. Dr. Coli worked as Guest Researcher at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. He was awarded a PhD in Prosthetic Dentistry and Oral Material Sciences from the Goteborg University in 1999, and became Assistant Professor in Prosthetics Dentistry at Göteborg University. He has been at Edinburgh Dental Specialists since 2006.

    Specialist services: Prosthodontics, Periodontics

      Dr. Carol Tait

      GDC No. 62862BDS Hons (Dund 1987) MSc, MFDS RCS (Ed), MRD RCS (Eng), FDS RCPS Glas Specialist in Endodontics  

      Carol joined EDS as an endodontic specialist in 2004. As well as providing a referral service here she works as a Senior Clinical Lecturer and Hon Consultant at the University of Dundee where she leads a Master's programme and is head of endodontic undergraduate teaching. She is a past council member of the British Endodontic Society.

      She is an examiner for the speciality exit endodontic exam at the RCS of England, a key option leader for Dentsplysirona, Director of Membership and Engagement Board and a member of the Dental Executive Board at the RCPS Glasgow.

      Specialist services: Endodontics

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        Dr. Martin Paley

        GDC No. 64778
        BDS (Dund 1989), MB ChB, FFDRCSI, FRCS, FRCSEd(OMFS)
        Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

        Martin is a Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon for NHS Lothian based in the Regional Maxillofacial Unit at St Johns Hospital. His main NHS area of interest is head & neck cancer and he performs the often complex reconstruction and oral rehabilitation these patients require using free tissue transfer techniques and dental implantology and has been at Edinburgh Dental Specialists since 2011.

        Specialist services: Oral Surgery

          Dr. Gillian Ainsworth

          GDC No. 71932
          BDS (Sheff 1996) FDS RCPSG, MSc, MSurgDent 
          Specialist in Oral Surgery

          Gillian has been at EDS since 2011 and has developed a particular interest in implant placement and gingival plastic surgical techniques in the aesthetic zone. She continues to ease the management of nervous patients by providing conscious sedation. 

          Specialist services: Oral Surgery

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            Chris Millen

            Dr. Chris Millen

            GDC No. 85443
            Qualified 2005, BDS, MClinDent (Pros), MFDS RCS (Ed), MPros RCS (Ed), FDS (Rest. Dent) RCS (Ed), FHEA
            Specialist in Restorative Dentistry,  Prosthodontics and Periodontics

            Dr Chris Millen worked as a Consultant and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry at the Edinburgh Dental Institute between 2015 and 2023. He is experienced in the multidisciplinary oral rehabilitation of patients using complex prosthodontic and implant techniques. He teaches future specialists in restorative dentistry and is experienced at mentoring other dentists. His interests lie in all aspects of restorative dentistry, focusing on prosthodontics (replacement of missing teeth), periodontics (gums and tissues surrounding the teeth) and implantology. 

            Chris has been at Edinburgh Dental Specialists since 2015.

            Specialist services: Periodontics, Prosthodontics

              Dr Maria Brincat

              GDC No. 84325
              BChD (Malta 2001), MSc Rest (Warwick 2020), MFDS (Glas 2004)
              Special Interest in Periodontics

              Dr. Maria Brincat is a dentist with a special interest in Periodontology. She graduated in Malta in 2001. She went on to obtain her MFDS in Glasgow in 2004. She worked and is still teaching at Glasgow Dental Hospital and School where she supervises undergraduate students in periodontics. She has since completed a Masters in Restorative Dentistry at Warwick University in 2020, with the main focus being periodontology.

              She has been at Edinburgh Dental Specialists since 2018.

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                Dr. Donald Thomson

                GDC No. 70079
                BDS (Edin 1994), FDS RCSEd, FDS RCPSG, DDR RCR
                Specialist in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology

                Donald has considerable experience teaching and examining undergraduate students and postgraduate dentists in the UK and abroad. He is a member of the British Society for Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology and the International Association of Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology and a member of the central council of the European Academy of Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology. 

                Donald has been at Edinburgh Dental Specialists since 2013.

                Specialist services: Radiology

                  Dr. Suzanne Lello

                  GDC No.153633
                  BChD Hons (Leeds 2008), MFDS RCS(Ed), MJDF RCS(Eng), FHEA, MOral Surg RCS(Eng) 
                  Specialist in Oral Surgery, Practice Clinical Lead

                  Suzanne has been at Edinburgh Dental Specialists since 2018. She has experience in both undergraduate and postgraduate education in oral surgery and sedation and has gained her Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. She offers a full oral surgery service including high risk wisdom teeth, cysts and biopsies, and is also able to provide dental implants and treatment under intravenous sedation for nervous patients.

                  Specialist services: Oral surgery

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                    Dr. Giulia Ragazzini

                    GDC No. 251974
                    Specialist in Orthodontics

                    Originally from Italy, Giulia graduated in Dentistry at the University of Genova in 2008 and completed her Postgraduate Specialisation in Orthodontics at University of Cagliari in 2013.

                    In 2014 she completed a post graduate Masters in the latest orthodontic techniques.

                    Giulia has been at Edinburgh Dental Specialists since 2019.

                    Specialist services: Orthondontics

                      John Wibberley

                      GDC 116736

                      Clinical Dental Technician

                      Diploma Clinical Dental Technology UCLan (Lpool) 2013, Final Certification in Dental Technology City & Guilds 1978

                      John was one of the first full time students to study for a Certificate in Dental Technology, qualifying in 1978 from Manchester Polytechnic. 

                      John’s first appointment was in the Department of Prosthodontics at Manchester Dental Hospital, following which he moved to North Manchester General Hospital, obtaining further experience in the maxillofacial unit. His passion for learning and advancing his skills led him to gaining the advanced City and Guilds Qualification in crown and bridgework, and he went on to join the RAF dental branch in 1980 giving him huge amounts of experience. 

                      John joined Edinburgh Dental Specialists in 2022.

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                        Dr. Shuaib Hadadi

                        GDC No. 251914

                        BDS (Peninsula), BSc (Hons), MFDS RCPS (Glasg)

                        Specialist Trainee in Prosthodontics

                        Shuaib is a dentist with a special interest in Prosthodontics and he has gained his Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons. His special interest lies in full mouth rehabilitation and he is currently completing his Masters in Prosthodontics at the world-renowned King's College London. 

                          Dr Ahmed Moustafa

                          GDC No. 174657 

                          BDS, MFDS RCS (Ed), MClinDent (Pros), MPros RCS (Ed) Specialist in Prosthodontics 

                          Ahmed is a registered specialist in Prosthodontics. He has extensive experience in the treatment of advanced tooth wear, full mouth rehabilitation, replacing missing teeth, as well as the management of patients with congenitally missing teeth. In addition, he worked as a Senior Clinical Teaching Fellow at Leeds University Dental School. He played an active role in the training of their undergraduate and postgraduate dentists.

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                            Dr Marialena Cresta

                            GDC No. 244346

                            BDS (Dund 2013) MFDS (glasgow 2015), AFHEA(Edin 2020) MMedSci by Research (Edin2020) MEndo RCSEd (2020)

                            Specialist in Endodontics

                            Marialena’s practice involves root canal treatment, management of complications, apical surgery and vital pulp therapies. She also teaches Endodontics to postgraduate students at the University of Edinburgh.

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