Raymond Murphy BDS (Glas) MJDFRCS (Eng) GDC 60004
I was born and brought up in nearby Hamilton and graduated in dentistry from Glasgow University in 1985 with distinction passes in Medical Chemistry and Dental Technology and Materials Science
After 7 years in practice I set up the Village Dental Surgery in 1993 with one dental nurse. The practice now employs 12 members of staff and provides a comprehensive dental service. I have dedicated my career to continuously improving the quality of care I provide to my patients by actively committing to further education and training. I have trained and worked with orthodontic consultants at Glasgow Dental School and Hairmyres Hospital. Having completed recognised implant and cosmetic dentistry programs in England I now receive referrals from other dentists to provide these services. I was awarded The Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties of The Royal College of Surgeons in 2009. As an active member of The Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (FGDP), I now tutor other dentists seeking to gain the MJDF diploma. I am an Invisalign accredited dentist, a member of the Association of Dental Implantology and have access to a network of dental specialists to enable my patients to receive the best possible dental care. I believe that all patients should have the option to choose the dentistry they need to maintain a healthy mouth and attractive smile for life.
Lesley Dardis BDS (Glas) GDC 63216
My role as a dentist has developed greatly since qualifying in 1988 from Glasgow University. I have been looking after patients in Bothwell since 1996.
My passion is caring for my patients and providing the best possible standard of treatment, whether simple or complex. I enjoy having time to talk to and listen to my patients, understanding their treatment needs, and offering a wide range of treatment options. I have devoted the past few years to developing my skills and knowledge in restorative, advanced restorative, cosmetic and implant dentistry and have committed over 75 hours postgraduate education per year developing these interests. I particularly enjoy providing my patients with predictable aesthetic smiles and creating teeth with natural form and lasting function.
When I am not working in practice I spend time with my two teenage children who keep me exceptionally busy, both with schoolwork and their many hobbies. My own hobbies include running and keeping fit and socializing with friends. I played trumpet from an early age and have played in many bands, orchestras and shows. I recently switched to playing cornet and subsequently have become a member of one of the top brass bands in the country.
Kevin Bruce BDS (Glas) FDSRCS (Eng) GDC 70499
I graduated from Glasgow University with a Bachelor in Dental Surgery in 1995. I was awarded the final year prize in Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology before commencing a year of postgraduate training in Edinburgh.
From 1996 to 2000 I worked and trained in the hospital based dental speciality of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. My resident postings were in the South West of England in both civilian and mixed civilian/armed force units where as part of a multi-disciplinary team, I treated everything from wisdom teeth removal and broken facial bones to advanced trauma and cancer cases.
In 1999 I gained my Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons in England. I left the hospital service in 2000 and worked in general dental practice in both England and my native Scotland. I was a visiting Specialist Doctor of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery based in Torbay Hospital in Devon. In addition to my years of hospital surgery training, I have undertaken extensive postgraduate training throughout Europe and the USA in implant dentistry and its associated procedures.
I combine the need for implant dentistry with the growing demand for smile design based cosmetic dental procedures. To facilitate this type of dentistry, I have undertaken advanced cosmetic dental training with the world famous New York based cosmetic dentist Dr Larry Rosenthal in both Guys Hospital London and The Rosenthal Institute in New York University in the USA. My skills in implant dentistry are sought after throughout the UK working with dentists in Scotland, England and Northern Ireland. I am a senior tutor in implant training at the Dentale Centre in Bristol where over 1000 implants are placed every year. My knowledge and experience in implant and cosmetic dentistry ensures that we can offer our patients a service second to none in Scotland.
Sadie Burns, Dental Practice Manager
In 1972 I started my Dental career in Bothwell as a trainee dental nurse straight from school and have worked in Bothwell ever since. I joined The Village Dental Surgery, now Bothwell Dental Care in 1993 as a dental nurse/receptionist.Show/Hide Details:
Throughout my time in the Practice I have gained valuable knowledge and continual training. I have worked closely with the Principal and staff on Practice Management and Business Development issues.
I am a qualified GDC registered Dental Nurse, Dental Health Educator, Childsmile Nurse and Practice Manager. In April 2010, I gained a SQA Professional Development Award in Dental Practice Management.
As Practice Manager, I enjoy the challenges of my job i.e. Dental Audits, Staff Training, Health & Safety, Continual Professional Development and overseeing the smooth running of the Practice. It is my responsibility to support our hard-working and dedicated team.
I have a passion for customer care and I am looking forward to my new challenge as Treatment Co-ordinator. This role will allow me to provide a high level of customer care and my aim is to ensure that all our patients have an excellent experience when visiting the Practice. I also enjoy working with children and their parents who have enrolled in our Childsmile Programme; this is a national programme designed to improve Oral Health of young children.
In my free time I enjoy walking Oscar my Bichon Frise puppy, reading and travelling.
Louise Walters BSc, Dental Hygiene Therapist GDC 237548
I graduated in 2015 with a Bsc in Oral Health Science with Merit from Glasgow Caledonian University and won the prize for the highest mark in the final written examinations. Prior to this, I gained my Dental Nurse National Certificate and a HND in Business Studies.Show/Hide Details:
As a qualified Dental Hygiene Therapist I am extremely keen to develop my career with Bothwell Dental Care. I gained my degree with merit with majority of my training based at Glasgow Dental Hospital as well as outreach centres such as Coatbridge and Springburn Health Centres.
During my training I have had the experience of treating a variety of patients in different clinics with severe gum disease, decay and oral cancer. I have also experience treating children in a paediatric placement.
I’m a qualified Dental Nurse with experience of working in both Glasgow Dental Hospital and dental practices, including a private specialist dental implant practice in Glasgow.
For me good patient care is of the utmost importance.
In my spare time I like to travel, go the cinema and keep fit. Having lived in Asia for a few years , I am keen to extend my cooking skills.
Senior Dental Nurse/Receptionist
Trainee Dental Nurse