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
BChD Hons (Leeds 2008), MFDS RCS(Ed), FHEA, FCGDent, MOral Surg RCS(Ed)
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. 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

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        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.

          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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            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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                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 graduated with Honours from the University of Leeds in 2008. She completed her first year in general practice in North Yorkshire and then joined the Dental Foundation Training Scheme, completing three years of hospital-based training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine. She completed her Specialist Training in Oral Surgery in the South West of England, alongside a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning for Health Professionals from the University of Bristol, which gained her Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. 

                Specialist services: Oral surgery

                  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 Aisling Quinn

                    GDC 69571

                    Specialist in Endodontics

                    BDS (QUB Belfast 1993), MFGDP (RCS), M.Sc (Endo) QMUL, M.Endo RCSEdin

                    I am delighted to have been appointed as one of the Specialist Endodontists at Edinburgh Dental Specialists. I have been a very frequent visitor to the fabulous city of Edinburgh for a long as I can remember, and now to be working here feels like a dream come true! I qualified from the Queen's University, Belfast in 1993 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) and distinction in the Practice of Dentistry. I gained my MFGDP from the Royal College of Surgeons (UK) in 1998, my MSc in Endodontic Practice from the Royal London Dental Hospital in 2012 and my Membership in Endodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 2016.

                      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

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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. 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


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