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 
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. 62862
BDS Hons (Dund 1987) MSc, MFDS RCS (Ed), MRD RCS (Eng), FDS RCPS Glas 
Specialist in Endodontics 

Carol has been a council member of the British Endodontic Society and is an Opinion Leader for DentsplySirona. She has published in peer reviewed journals and written several book chapters and has been at Edinburgh Dental Specialists since 2004.

Specialist services: Endodontics

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Martin Paley

Dr. Martin Paley

GDC No. 64778
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. Robert Philpott

GDC No. 82646
BDS (NU Irel 2003) MFDS MClinDent MRD (RCSEd)
Specialist in Endodontics

As well as providing specialist endodontic services here at the practice, Bob's other role sees him as a Senior Clinical Lecturer/Honorary Consultant in Endodontics at the Edinburgh Dental Institute. He also acts as an examiner for the speciality exit examinations at the RCSEd and is a key opinion leader for DentsplySirona.

Bob has been at Edinburgh Dental Specialists since 2015.

Specialist services: Endodontics

Dr. Christopher Millen

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

Dr Christopher Millen is a Consultant and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry at the Edinburgh Dental Institute. His main NHS focus is the oral rehabilitation of head and neck cancer patients using complex prosthodontic and implant techniques. 

Christopher has been at Edinburgh Dental Specialists since 2015.

Specialist services: Periodontics, Prosthodontics

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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 presented research on periodontology to the International Association for Dental Research and is currently completing a Masters in Restorative Dentistry with the main focus being on Periodontology.

She has been at Edinburgh Dental Specialists since 2018.


Dr. Donald Thomson

GDC No. 70079
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

Following some time spent in Undergraduate education at the University of Leeds as a Clinical Teaching Fellow, she has most recently been working as a Locum Consultant in Oral Surgery at the Edinburgh Dental Institute. Her main interest lies in education and she is currently developing a new Postgraduate Certificate for the University of Edinburgh.

Suzanne has been at Edinburgh Dental Specialists since 2018.

Specialist services: Oral surgery

Suzanne Lello
Giulia Ragazzini

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