Meet The Gourock Dental Team
Meet The *Pain Free Dental Team
*Pain Free Dentist. GDC No. 209858
“Who I Am, What I Do And What I Can Do For You”
Outside of work Nial enjoys travelling and is a sports fan, in particular watching & playing football. Occasionally he can be found on a golf course, but is very much the definition of a ‘fair-weather golfer.
Nial enjoys spending time getting to know patients enabling trust to be built, in order to help them achieve healthy, beautiful smiles, in a relaxed & caring, pain free environment.
Graduated from University of Glasgow with commendation, and has worked in practices in Lanarkshire & Glasgow, before moving to Dentistry On The Clyde in January 2015.
Particular interests in Dentistry include high speed braces (enabling nice, straight smiles in short time frames), cosmetic dentistry & also sleep medicine – all of which Nial has undertook further training & accreditation in.
Nial is also one of the youngest people in the UK who has a Masters degree in Endodontology (Root Canal Treatment). This post graduate degree ensures that patients can have the most advanced knowledge & skills applied to an area of dentistry which typically people are wary of.
Nial hopes that these additional skills will help eliminate the stigma and fear surrounding root canal treatment, thus ensuring patients enjoy the treatment in the most pain-free way.
As a result of this further training, Nial also accepts referrals from other dentists.
Nial Talks About His Masters Degree In Root Treatments
*Pain Free Dentist. GDC No is 191080
Creating those ‘wow’ transformations for patients is what drives Morven’s passion and enthusiasm for cosmetic dentistry. Following 4 years working in private practice in Melbourne, Morven returned to Scotland to apply the high quality skills she learnt during her chapter there.
Not only in clinical competence, but also the importance in providing the best customer service and patient journey. She is known for building strong relationships with her patients and providing treatment in a relaxed, pain-free environment which has contributed to the practice winning Best Patient Care 2019, Best Treatment of Nervous Patients 2020 at the Dentistry Scotland Awards and winning, Best Practice 2020 and Best Team 2020 at The Dentistry Awards.
Morven’s passion is driven through seeing the difference her dentistry can have on patient’s lives, confidence and self-esteem. This evident passion, these strong relationships and amazing makeovers result in a lot of her new patients being established from simply word of mouth and a great reputation.
Morven has advanced her cosmetic skills by becoming a full member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, along with attending courses by Enlighten, Mini-smile Makeover, Perio-Academy, Invisalign and Digital Smile Design.
Morven has also graduated from her post-graduate qualification in implant surgery with Smiletube and Scottish Centre of Excellence in Dentistry, and is providing implant placements at Dentistry on the Clyde. Morven likes to provide flapless, surgical guided implant placement where possible, to provide a minimally invasive process for the patient where possible.
Precise restorative and prosthetic planning is a key feature of all Morven’s comprehensive cosmetic cases. Implementing the latest technology from digital smile design, iTero, and Realguide implant planning software, to work backwards from the end result to ensure predictable, functional and aesthetic restorations.
Meet *Pain Free Dentist Ross
GDC Number 277208
Ross graduated from the University of Glasgow and joined the team at Dentistry on the Clyde in 2019.
His philosophy is that everyone deserves to be given all the options that modern dentistry has to offer and all patients are treated in the same way he would treat friends and family.
Ross is interested in all aspects of general dental practice but has a keen interest in digital and cosmetic dentistry. He is able to provide high speed braces such as Invisalign and cfast to help you create your perfect smile.
With a passion for technology, Ross incorporates the latest techniques and equipment into his daily practice to help provide pain free, minimally invasive dentistry in a relaxed and comfortable environment.
Outside of work he enjoys sport, technology and loves going on a ski holiday. He is always more than happy to chat about the latest gadgets and cars.
Meet Your Dentist Ross, Who Used To Be A Physiotherapist!
Meet Thurga – Dental Therapist
My name is Thurga and I’m one of the Dental Therapist at Dentistry On The Clyde.
I recently qualified with a merit from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2019.
I enjoy all aspects of dentistry particularly treating complex gum disease cases, restoring decayed teeth and helping anxious patients feel at ease during their appointments.
In my spare time, I like to cook and try different recipes and love dancing away.
Meet Jade – Dental Therapist
My name is Jade and I graduated from Glasgow Caledonian University with a BSc in Oral Health Science with merit, attaining the academic and restorative awards for graduating year in 2018.
I have been attending many courses which include:
*Direct restorations using composite (white) materials
*Facial aesthetics qualifications which include – wrinkle-reducing treatments
*Dermal filler for lips, cheeks, chin, jaw and perioral rejuvenation.
I enjoy assisting patients to improve their oral health at home and seeing the improvement in anxious patients over time.
In my spare time I like to go to gigs, travel and practice yoga, although very beginner!
Meet Lauren – Smile Advisor
Hi, I’m Lauren and I am the Smile Advisors here at Dentistry On The Clyde.
I have been working within the Pain Free Group for over 2 years, my main qualification is in dental nursing, with over 8 years’ experience.
My first job within the group was working as an implant dental nurse in one of our other practices before being given the role as Smile Advisor.
I have had training in implants, sedation and Invisalign. In my spare time I like to spend time with my family and friends, shopping and cooking.
Meet Laura L – dental receptionist
Hi my name is Laura,
I have recently joined the practice in 2017 as a dental receptionist, which I have been enjoying.
I have a 1 year old son who keeps me busy.
We enjoy visits to the park and long walks.
I love exercising, cooking, shopping and going out with my husband when we have free time.
Meet Liz – dental receptionist
Hi my name is Liz,
I have worked here at Gourock as a dental receptionist for the past 12 years.
I enjoy meeting different people and chatting to patients which also puts them at ease.
I mostly enjoy spending time with my two grandchildren.
I also enjoy doing DIY at my son and daughters new homes and I’m looking forward to my sons up and coming wedding.
Meet Donna – Dental Nurse
Hi my name is Donna,
I have been a qualified dental nurse for almost 20 years.
I have worked in 3 practices with Dentistry on the Clyde being the longest at 13 years.
I work with both Therapist and Dentist, I have also trained in sedation and enjoy working with children and making there experience fun and not a nervous one.
In my spare time, I have a 3 year old dog Lola we enjoys long walks, spending time with my family and socialising with friends.
Meet Yvonne – Dental Nurse
Hi my name is Yvonne,
I’ve worked here 18 years, working alongside Morven our dentist and Jade our Therapist.
I have an 8 year old son, which takes up most of my time taking hime to martial arts and swimming.
My favourite things are teaching myself how to cook, dieting, exercising and going to the see all the latest disney films.
Meet Chloe – Dental Nurse
Chloe joined the team in 2018 after working for 3 years in another practice in Inverclyde.
She works alongside Nial helping to restore happy smiles and creating a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere for patients as she understands visiting the dentist can be a nervous experience for some.
In her free time she enjoys going out with friends and family and escaping to sunnier climates.
Meet Jennifer – Dental Nurse
Jennifer joined the team back in 2018 as our trainee dental nurse and has recently qualified as a dental nurse.
She works alongside Ross; Jennifer enjoys working with a great team and loves assisting with straight teeth treatments and smile makeovers. She finds it very rewarding to see patients leave with their new smiles and much more confidence.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, cooking and walking her dog Jet.