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Central Dental Care
Central Dental Care

Meet the Team

     
Douglas Thain
Douglas Thain
Douglas Thain qualified from the University of Glasgow in 1999. He has been with the practice since 2000 and became a practice principal in 2005. Douglas also spent nine years training new graduates as part of the vocational training scheme. Douglas enjoys all aspects of dentistry and strives to provide treatment that is minimally invasive and stress free. When not working, Douglas enjoys spending time with his family, particularly his young daughter and three rescue cats. He loves motorsport in all forms and enjoys travelling around the country participating in races and track events.
  Lorna Thain
Lorna Thain
Lorna Thain qualified in 2003 from the University of Glasgow with Commendation. She has been with the practice since 2004 and became a practice principal in 2012. Lorna enjoys all aspects of dentistry and is keen to ensure that her patients have a stress free experience. When not working, Lorna enjoys yoga, coffee, travelling and spending time with her friends and family, in particular her young daughter and three rescue cats.
Charlotte Payne
Charlotte Payne
Charlotte Payne is originally from Manchester but moved to Scotland to study dentistry and qualified from the University of Glasgow in 2011. Her main interest in dentistry is the treatment of anxious patients with intravenous sedation. She has worked in sedation referral clinics and carried out IV sedation for six years. Charlotte has also spent time in a joint hospital and community post which involved carrying out dentistry for special care patients and young children. Outside work, Charlotte enjoys metafit and going to the gym. She also enjoys looking after her two adorable cats!
  Lisa Aitken
Lisa Aitken
Lisa Aitken qualified in 2014 from the University of Glasgow. Her interests in dentistry include treating anxious patients, providing white fillings and crown and bridgework. Lisa enjoys travel and skiing in her free time.
Rebecca McGowan
Rebecca McGowan
Rebecca McGowan qualified in 2016 from the University of Glasgow. Rebecca’s interests in dentistry include Invisalign orthodontics and treating children and anxious patients. She is a fully qualified Invisalign GO provider - an almost invisible alternative to “train track” braces. Outwith dentistry, Rebecca enjoys going to the gym, skiing and socialising with friends.
  Colin Devlin
Colin Devlin
Colin Devlin qualified from the University of Glasgow in 2017. Colin enjoys all aspects of dentistry. Outside work, Colin plays rugby for Linlithgow Reds and won player of the year 2018-2019. He is also a board game enthusiast and likes to go on caravan holidays.
Katie Burke
Katie Burke
Katie Burke is originally from Northern Ireland but moved to Scotland to study dentistry and qualified in 2016 from the University of Glasgow . In 2017 she completed her MFDS qualification. Her interests in dentistry include oral surgery and treating children. Outwith dentistry, Katie enjoys playing hockey and her team recently won both the West District Ladies Division 1 and the West District Plate. Katie also enjoys painting and running in her free time and is currently training for the Great North Run.
  Kirsty Lang
Kirsty Lang
Kirsty Lang qualified in 2017 with Honours from the University of Glasgow. Kirsty’s interests in dentistry include Invisalign orthodontics and the treatment of nervous patients. Kirsty is a fully qualified Invisalign GO provider - an almost invisible alternative to “train track” braces. Kirsty also takes great pride in being able to offer intravenous conscious sedation for anxious patients. In her spare time, Kirsty enjoys keeping fit at the gym, socialising with friends and family and travelling abroad.
Claire Gallagher
Claire Gallagher (Hygienist)
Claire Gallagher is our highly experienced hygienist/therapist. Claire qualified as a dental hygienist from Glasgow Dental Hospital in 1988. For over 30 years she has worked in a variety of dental practices, gaining vast experience in patient care. In 2009, Claire returned to study Dental Therapy at Edinburgh Dental Institute. Claire believes that it is important that patients are comfortable during their treatment and her main objective is to encourage the highest standards of personal dental hygiene while ensuring patients have a positive experience when they visit the hygienist. Outside work, Claire enjoys hillwalking, yoga, keeping fit and spending time with her friends and family.
  Kirsty Higgins (practice manager)
Kirsty Higgins (Practice Manager)
Kirsty Higgins is our practice manager. She started working in the practice in 2010 then went on to gain her practice manager qualification in 2015. Kirsty is keen to ensure that patients have a positive experience at the practice and is always happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have about your dental treatment. Outside work, Kirsty enjoys cooking, reading and spending time with her friends and family.
Sharron Campbell
Sharron Campbell (Receptionist)

  Linda McGoldrick
Linda McGoldrick (Receptionist)

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