About Our Practice
We are Scotland’s dedicated practice for implant dentistry and our team are dedicated in this field with years of experience in helping to bring more smiles to the faces of our patients.
We are a group of health care professionals who provide quality dental health care. Whilst dental implants are our main focus we are able to cater for all of your dental health needs. Our highly qualified and dedicated team work together to produce optimum results for our patients.
All of our team are highly trained and boring with their years of experience in dentistry and especially implant dentistry. All of our dentists hold post-graduate qualifications to allow them to provide high standards of care for you. We only use materials and techniques that carry research and are proven to work.
Let us help you connect with one of our dentists who will meet your needs and is there to see you achieve your desired result.
Making your world a happier place one smile at a time!
Providing you with the best possible outcome
All of your appointments will take place in our state of the art, modern dental practice using the latest techniques and equipment to provide you with a pleasant treatment experience. It all starts with that first contact, followed by a diagnosis appointment and once you feel comfortable treatment can start.
We are here to guide you along the way so give us a call on 0141 248 1444 or use the contact form and one of our team will be in touch.
The Centre for Implant Dentistry
The team take great pride in the fact that we have met the conditions and passed the Faculty of General Dental Practice Implant practice accreditation. This means that highly regarded experts in the field of implant dentistry have inspected our whole practice, working systems and patient care to ensure that we work for our patients to the highest standards needed to provide safe reliable implant care.
We have also been inspected by the Primary Care Trust and NHS Education for Scotland as we are a training practice for newly qualified dentists. In fact everything we do works towards following the tried and tested guidelines and maintaining our standards so that our patients are safe in the knowledge that they are being cared for in the correct way.
Meet Our Staff
Specifically qualified in Implant Dentistry.
Experienced. Approachable. Professional.
Dr Tariq Ali
Clinical Director & Principal Dentist
Dr. Ali is our Principal Dentist. he qualified from the University of Glasgow with a degree in Dental Surgery in 1998. Dr Ali then went on to train in aesthetic and implant dentistry, studying under world renowned experts and completing his training at the Royal College of Surgeons in London.
Dr Ali acts as a mentor to the rest of the team and provides training courses to other implant dentists. Dr Ali is extremely experienced in the field of implantology, and you can rest assured that his is a true expert in his field.
“I am committed to the field of implant dentistry – its really our focus and I’m sure that our patients appreciate the team’s commitment to their care. On a personal note I still get great satisfaction that we can give someone back their teeth so that can eat what they want and to smile confidently”
BDS (Glas) MJDF RCS (ENG) DipImpDent MFDS RCPS (Glas)
Dr Amir Sharif
BDS(Glas) MSc Implantology (Manch) MFDS RCPSG (Glas)
Dr Darina McCartan
Dr Mark Nelson
Cosmetic & Restorative Dentist
Mark Nelson qualified from the University of Dundee in 2011.He joined our great team at Centre For Implant Dentistry in September 2020. After completing his VT training working at Blairgowrie Dental Care he went on to undertake posts in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery and at Dundee Dental Hospital. He is a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and in 2018 completed a Master of Science Degree in restorative dentistry. Mark enjoys travelling for dental courses and has been fortunate to spend time learning from some of the world’s best clinicians in Geneva, Milan, London and the United States of America.
Mark enjoys all aspects of restorative dentistry but has a particular interest in full mouth rehabilitations, tooth wear and aesthetic treatments such as composite bonding and ceramic veneers and crowns.
Outside of dentistry, Mark loves spending time with his family and taking his dog for walks on the beach. Mark is also a keen sportsman and particularly enjoys playing golf and watching rugby.
BDS MSc (Rest Dent) MFDS RCPS (Glasgow)
Registered Dental Nurse
Louise has been working as a registered dental nurse for over 10 years and joined the team in August 2020 as Dr Ali’s lead implant nurse. Since qualifying from Glasgow Dental Hospital and School Louise has gained surgical experience through working in a private dental clinic for over 8 years and during her most recent role within an NHS hospital, Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery Department for the last 18 months.
Louise has completed post qualifications in Dental Radiography and Dental Impression Taking. She is a member of the ADI (Association for Dental Implantology) and BADN (British Association for Dental Nurses)
Louise’s main focus is to ensure our patients are put at ease from the minute they walk through the door and feel comfortable to ask questions at any point throughout their implant therapy journey.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Jennifer qualified in 2001 from Glasgow Dental Hospital & School. She initially worked in London as a staff hygienist at the Eastman Dental Hospital and in the Oral Cancer Unit of Guys of St Thomas before relocating back to Scotland.
Since then, Jennifer has focused her work on Implants and Periodontics, working in various specialist and referral practices over the years.
Jennifer has a keen interest in the long term maintenance of dental implants and has presented on this subject at various dental events.
Outside her work, her two dogs keep her busy and a spot of hot yoga keeps her mostly sane.