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. 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
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. 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

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
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

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

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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

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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