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 and the majority of them are Specialists with 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.

Our Dental Specialists and Clinicians

Graeme Lillywhite

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

Specialist in Restorative Dentistry & Prosthodontics
Graeme is a Specialist in Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry.  He was also Senior Clinical Lecturer at Aberdeen University Dental School.  He is now working...

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,...

Nadir Khan

BDS FDS RCPS FFD RCSI (GDC Registration No: 61209)

Specialist Oral Surgeon
Nadir graduated from Glasgow Dental School in 1986 has been working as an oral surgeon for 30 years and over the past 27 years involved in the...

Brian Stevenson

BDS PhD FDS (Rest Dent) RCSEd MFDS RCSEd FHEA (GDC Registration 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...

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 Council as a specialist in Endodontics, having completed her...

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...

Stephen Ferrier

BDS (GDC Registration No: 69542)

Dentist with specialist interest
Stephen graduated from the University of Dundee and initially trained as a General Dental Practitioner in the east of Scotland. A period of hospital...

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 at Edinburgh Dental Institute.  Donald has considerable experience in...

Kirsty Cartmail

Hygienist (GDC Registration No: 6667)

Senior Hygienist
Kirsty Graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2005, whilst serving time in the Royal Army Dental Corps (RADC).  Kirsty is...

Meet Our Staff

Trudie Imrie

Clinic Manager

Trudie is our Clinic Manager and has been with Blackhills since the first day we opened.  Trudie previously worked with Paul Stone at Perth...

Aileen Kelly

Reception and Secretarial

Aileen is a member of the clerical team who started at Blackhills in 2011.  She enjoys going to gym, watching Ireland play rugby and drinking...

Gillian Wilson

Reception and Secretarial

Gillian joined the Blackhills' clerical team in April 2024.  The majority of Gillian's carerr has been spent working in Doctors' surgeries both doing reception...

Roxanne Hausrath

Senior Dental Nurse GDC: 208781

Roxanne started Dental Nursing in 2007 and joined Blackhills 7 years ago.  She was successfully promoted to the role of Senior Nurse in April 2022. ...

Stacy Macdonald

Dental Nurse GDC: 149682

Stacy started dental nursing in 2001 and was one of the first to join the Blackhills Team in 2007.  She has been an implant...

Gemma Duffy

Dental Nurse GDC: 108119

Gemma started with Blackhills for 11 years but has been a Dental Nurse for 22 years.
In her spare time Gemma enjoys running and cycling. ...

Lynn McGlashan

Dental Nurse GDC: 163097

Lynn started dental nursing in 2003.  She has been with Blackhills for 9 years. 
Lynn has 2 children and a pet hamster.  In her spare...

Rachel Stock

Receptionist/Dental Nurse GDC: 215829

Rachel started Dental Nursing in 2008, she joined Blackhills in 2016.  Rachel carries out reception duties aswell as working in the clinics.
Rachel loves spending...

Sian Mailer

Receptionist/Dental Nurse GDC: 194657

Sian started Dental Nursing in 2000 and joined Blackhills in 2017.  Sian carries out reception duties aswell as working in clinics.  She is currently...

Kirsty McEwen

Dental Nurse GDC:216207

Kirsty has been a Dental Nurse for 10 years, over 2 Dental Pratices.  She joined Blackhills in July 2020.
In her spare time Kirsty enjoys hill...

Kelsey Suomalainen

Dental Nurse GDC: 307070

Kelsey started dental nursing 2021 and qualified February 2023.  She joined the Blackhills' team in July 2023.
Outside of work Kelsey enjoys seeing family, going to the...

Elaine Moffat

Dental Nurse GDC: 111396

Elaine joined the Blackhills' nursing team in May 2024 and is loving it (her own words, we haven't told her to say that).  She...