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Meet the team

DR. TARIQ ALI

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”

DR. DARINA MCCARTEN

Dentist and Sedationist

Darina is our fully qualified dentist. She holds a PG Certificate in Conscious sedation and Pain Management, Darina is co-owner of our practice. She enjoys wearing dungarees and spending time with her two little boys.

DR. VERENA TOEDTLING

Specialist in Oral Surgery



Dr Verena Toedtling graduated from the University of Dundee in 2007 and is a specialist in oral surgery. Following graduation she moved to Edinburgh where she worked in general practice. She then carried out broad based postgraduate training in hospital and community settings across various specialties in Scotland.

DR. LAURA MCKAY

PG cert in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry
Currently completing post grad diploma in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry

Hi I’m Laura, the young female dental version of Tariq. I’m very enthusiastic about dentistry and dedicated to post graduate training in order to provide patients with high quality care. If I’m not in my surgery I’ll either be jet setting on some adventure holiday or signing up for a charity fitness challenge.

Amanda Kemp

Hygiene Therapist
I qualified from Glasgow Dental Hospital and Glasgow Caledonian University in 2013. I love my job and I am dedicated and passionate about helping patients gain the best level of Oral Health in a gentle but thorough manner. . Each patient is individual and each treatment plan should be to, I enjoy being able to tailor a treatment plan to suit each patient in a way that will help them learn and remember. I look forward to seeing you at the clinic. Out of clinic I am busy with my husband and 2 teenage boys and mini schnauzer Alfie.

Ashleigh Simpson RDN

Head Nurse
Ashleigh is our fully qualified Dental Nurse and a highly trained Implant Nurse, also qualified Radiography, Sedation, Impression – taking and using our digital scanner. She is also a member of the Association Of Dental Implantology.

Ashleigh works closely with Dr Ali, ensuring that all her patients are treated professionally and with the highest standards of care.

“16 years and counting!!”

Cherrelle O’Donnell

Dental Nurse

Cherrelle has been a fully qualified dental nurse for 10 years, and joined us here at Centre for Implant Dentistry in December 2017. She has been undergoing implant dental nurse training and is thoroughly enjoying her time here.

Cherrelle recently got married in August 2018, we can’t wait to see the pictures!!!

“I have been made to feel so at home since joining CID in December. The team are fab!!”

Lynsey Kearney RDN

Treatment Coordinator and Dental Nurse

Currently on maternity leave after having my gorgeous baby girl Callie at the end of March. Can’t wait to come back in September and see everyone again. I need a rest after spending the summer holidays with three kids lol.

Lauren Jack

Treatment Coordinator/Marketing Assistant

Lauren is our Treatment Coordinator here at CID. She is the main point of contact for our clients and ensures the smooth running of their time with us, On top of this she is also our head of marketing, keeping everyone up to date with what we’re up to!

“In my short time here I have been made to feel more than welcome. The team make coming to work a pleasant experience everyday”

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