Our Dental Specialists

Why be seen by a Specialist?

The General Dental Council (GDC) require that rigorous criteria are met before a dentist can call themselves a ‘Specialist’. All the Clinicians at Blackhills Clinic are GDC registered Specialists and have many years experience in helping dentists and their patients from all over Scotland, the UK and beyond. It is our policy to treat patients only for the problem for which they have been referred (unless other issues become apparent). Upon completion of treatment, the patient will always be returned back to their dentist for continuing dental care.  

  • Paul Stone

    BDS (Hons) Lpool, FDS, RCS Ed, FDS RCPS Glas (GDC Registration No: 60534)

    Specialist Oral Surgeon and Clinical Director

    Paul has been registered as a Specialist Oral Surgeon since 2001 and has been involved with implant dentistry for more than 25 years placing several thousand implants over that period. He is a part-time Consultant and Honorary Senior Clinical L

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  • Adela Laverick

    BDS (Hons) Lond, FDS RCS Eng, MSc Lond (GDC Registration No: 66211)

    Specialist Prosthodontist

    Adela is experienced in all aspects of conventional and implant, fixed and removable prosthodontics. She underwent her specialist training in London and has been involved in implant prosthodontics for the more than twelve years.

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  • Marilou Ciantar

    BChd (Hons) Malta, MSc Lond, PhD Lond, MFDS RCS Eng, MFD RCS Irel, FFD RCS Irel (GDC Registration No: 84070)

    Specialist Periodontist and Oral Surgeon

    Marilou undertook postgraduate training in Periodontology at the Eastman Dental Institute (EDI) in London and subsequently read for a PhD degree also at EDI. During this period she was part-time lecturer in Periodontology. Marilou was registere

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  • Lorna Harley

    Lorna Harley Specialist in Endodontics BDS MFDS RCS(Ed) MRD(Endo) RCS(Ed) GDC Registration No: 79246

    Specialist Endodontist

    Lorna graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2001. She is registered with the General Dental Hospital as a specialist in Endodontics, having completed her specialist training at Dundee Dental Hospital in 2010. Lorna is also a member of the Br

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  • Donald Thomson

    BDS (Hons) Edinburgh, FDS RCSEdin, DDR RCR (GDC Registration 70079)

    Specialist in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology

    Donald trained in Dental and Maxillofacial Radiology in Glasgow and Dundee and is a consultant in Dundee Dental Hospital. Donald has considerable experience in teaching and examining in the UK and abroad. He is a member of the British Society f

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  • Brian Stevenson

    BDS PhD FDS (Rest Dent) RCSEd MFDS RCSEd FHEA (GDC Reg No 77605)

    Specialist in Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics

    Brian graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2000 and spent the first few years of his career as a General Dental Practitioner in Edinburgh. He subsequently completed a PhD at the University of Edinburgh whilst working and teaching at

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  • Graeme Lillywhite

    MFDS MSc MRD FDS (RCS Ed) (GDC Reg.No.68916)

    Specialist in Restorative Dentistry & Prosthodontics

    Graeme is a Specialist in Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry. He is also Consultant for the NHS at the Edinburgh Dental Institute, where he is the Masters Prosthodontic Programme Director at the University of Edinburgh. He will now be working a

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What Our Patients Say

  • " 'What I find oustanding about Blackhills is not only the calibre of the individual dental specialists, but the fact that they are a team and work as a team, bringing bespoke solutions to each patient's particular problems.  Furthermore, they are friendly, reassuring, helpful and not at all pushy.  They quite genuinely make you feel at each by pointing out the various alternatives.  This is not a 'one stop, one option' dental practice.

    These are the top dental practitioners I have ever encountered and I would not hesitate to recommend anyone who requires specialist dental treatment.' "

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