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Richa considers herself a practitioner of the art of dentistry and believes she is lucky to be in a profession where she can combine her childhood passion for art with science to create aesthetic smiles. She believes healthy mouths are created just as much with positive reinforcement and gentle encouragement as with regular good quality dental care.
Having graduated as a dentist in 2001 from Manipal University, Richa went through extensive hospital training in general and restorative dentistry, working as a senior house officer first at Edinburgh Dental Institute and then at Newcastle Dental Hospital.
She passed the Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery examination at the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh and then moved to general practice where she continued her passion for the profession by going through a two-year certificate programme in restorative dentistry at Manchester.
As well as this she has continually increased her skills in other areas by undergoing training in short term orthodontics and dental sedation. She has undertaken her two year training in Implant dentistry from the prestigious FGDP at Royal College of Surgeons in London.
Richa holds a special interest in Cosmetic and Implant dentistry and is a member of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons( Edinburgh), British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Association of Dental Implantology.
After a colourful childhood growing up in 1960s Glasgow, in 1978 David entered the University of Glasgow intent on a career in dentistry. He graduated in 1982 and began working in South Ayrshire where he remained for seven years making many wonderful friends and building the core of experience that followed him to Milngavie in 1989.
It has been his great pleasure to practice dentistry here in Milngavie for 25 years, meeting many lovely people along the way.He was delighted to be joined by his colleague Susan Mylne, in 1992. She retired from the Practice earlier this year.
Outside of dentistry he has a wide variety of interests: He is very enthusiastic about playing and watching sports, especially golf. He also enjoys the theatre, reading, and the occasional curry.
Dental Hygiene Therapist
As a Dental Therapist, Danielle undertakes all the duties of a highly skilled hygienist as well as undertaking fillings ,kids dentistry and tooth whitening. Danielle has worked in Dentistry since the age of 16 and has worked in the Paediatric Department at Pollok Health Centre and in Leverndale Hospital as a nurse. She also did outreach from a mobile Dental Unit in the Highlands. In her CV Danielle stresses, “I absolutely love working with the public especially children”. Danielle has worked in many dental settings from NHS, hospital and finally settling in Private Practice. Having attained a degree with Distinction in Oral Health Science, Danielle is also a published author. Another string to Danielle’s bow is that she is also a Facial Aesthetics Practitioner at Milngavie Dental Care. Danielle is a chatty,cheerful person who genuinely loves her job and will make you feel welcome and at ease no matter what your dental needs.
Our Dental Auxillieries
Julie McDade (Dental Receptionist and Head Nurse)
Julie joined our practice in 2008 to start her journey in dental nursing. Gaining the National Certificate in Dental Nursing she became qualified and registered with the General Dental Council in July 2011. Ensuring patient care and comfort is essential to Julie in her day-to-day duties. Working within the team, she is also responsible for the running of all clinical areas to ensure a high standard of care. All our patients genuinely love her and appreciate the individual thought she puts in all your interactions with our practice. She is your first port of call for any comments, feedback or queries on our services.
Carol McGowan (Dental Nurse)
Carol has made an immense impact in the practice with her cheerful and helpful presence. Having spent most of her childhood in Milngavie she was extremely happy to return to the area thought her job.A well experienced dental nurse with over 18 years of invaluable experience in various dental settings including Nhs 24 ,Carol is in charge of the decontamination suite for the practice and ensures the highest standards of hygiene are managed and maintained in the practice.
Our team adheres to the strict guidelines set out by the General Dental Council. To find out more about GDC standards of dental care, visit www.gdc-uk.org or to take a tour of our clinical and non clinical areas call us on 0141 956 6278
Sophie Gallagher (Dental Nurse)
Sophie joined our practice in 2016 and has become a very hard working and motivated individual. Sophie registered with the General Dental Council in 2016. She is responsible for most clinical duties including implant nursing and orthodontic nursing. All patients enjoy Sophie’s comfort and feel very relaxed. Sophie makes the patients feel welcome and ensures a high standard of care at all times.
Nicole Montgomery (Dental Nurse)
Nicole joined our practice in May this year, she gained her Dental Nurse qualification in January 2015. She has also went onto further her dental nursing career by completing the Implant Course. Nicole’s favourite part of dental nursing is the surgical aspect of the job. We feel Nicole is a very relaxed individual and helps to calm the patients.
Our well-established, welcoming dental practice has been serving the needs of the East Dunbartonshire community for more than 25 years.
Monday 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 9am – 6pm
Wednesday 9am – 5pm
Thursday 9am – 7pm
Friday 8am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 1pm