Meet The *Pain Free Dental Team
at Queen’s Drive Dental Practice
*Pain Free Dentist. GDC No. 76440
Callum graduated from Newcastle Dental School in 1999, having changed career from civil engineering as he wanted a rewarding career in healthcare. After working for 2 years in Carlisle he returned to Glasgow, where he had several associate positions before moving to work in Carluke in 2005.
It was while working in Glasgow he developed a keen interest in dental implants, cosmetic dentistry and full mouth treatments, and introduced these treatments to the practice. He completed his implant training with the internationally renowned courses in Harley Street. This kick-started a passion for innovation, which led him to continually strive to provide the most up to date treatments for his patients.
Specifically, in his implant treatments, he has been the first dentist in central Scotland to adopt the acclaimed PRGF-Endoret system, which uses natural products from a patient’s own body to promote bone growth and healing around implants. He believes that by using this system you can harness the body’s natural affinity for healing and regeneration. Callum was an early adopter of the ‘quicksleeper’ gentle digital injection system and champions the practice ethos in delivering painless dentistry.
Callum is married to Heather and has 3 children. He likes to get out on the golf course whenever he can and has a keen interest in science fiction/fantasy novels and music. In the last few years he has adopted a love for getting out on the road riding his motorbike.
* Pain Free Dentist, BDS Edin. 1982, GDC No. 56496
Mike Nisbet is one of Queen’s Drive’s most well established and highly esteemed dentists, who has looked after patients here for many years
With the aim of providing the best quality of service for each of his patients, Mike has always ensured that he keeps up with all the latest advancements in dentistry and that he uses the most up to date techniques and materials.
Most of his patients will be aware that Mike is a car enthusiast, as well as being focussed on keeping fit. So when he’s not in the surgery you’re likely to find him in the gym or at the racing circuit putting his car through its paces.
“I joined the practice in 1982, straight after qualifying from Edinburgh Dental School. At the time I felt (and still feel) fortunate to have been chosen to be Glen Heavenor’s trainee in what was then (and remains) one of the most advanced practices in Scotland. It has always been at the forefront of new processes and technologies, but also has a reputation for treatment aimed at providing long term care, not a short term fix.
It’s been a real privilege to have been able to work in this practice for my whole career, so that I have been able to treat the same patients over many years and then treat their children and (I can hardly believe it) their grandchildren. Honestly I’m not that old- these folk were married young!
Of course the practice, and I, have evolved and developed over the years that I have been here but every change has always been made with the interest of the patients in mind. And I am confident that our quality of service and genuine interest in the welfare of our patients will continue to be a defining feature of the practice for many years to come.
Dimitrios Odysseas Giatras
* Pain Free Dentist, DDS MSc Implantology, GDC No. 198361
Dimitrios qualified in Dentistry at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. Since then, he has taken many courses to extend his academic and practical skills. He received his postgraduate training in Implant Dentistry at The University of Munster in Germany, where he obtained a Master’s degree in Dental Implantology in 2012.
In addition to Dental Implants and Oral Surgery he is interested in all other aspects of dentistry. He particularly enjoys aesthetic and cosmetic procedures, like complete smile make-overs, teeth whitening, teeth straightening and facial aesthetics. Dimitrios, with his pain-free approach and gentle manner, helps anxious patients to relax and overcome their fear.
The combination of dental implants and cosmetic dentistry is really life transforming, especially for patients who suffer from wearing dentures and Dimitrios enjoys bringing a smile to their faces.
Dimitrios usually goes jogging with his Yorkie dog Frankie after work. He also likes hiking around the Scottish glens, taking photos of the scenic countryside or skiing, when he has the opportunity.
*Pain Free Dentist. GDC No. 243625
Hamzah graduated from the University of Glasgow and after completing VT in Knightswood, he continued with his professional development working as a Dental Core Trainee in the Public Dental Service, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral Surgery and Restorative Dentistry. He continues to work in Dundee Dental Hospital part-time as a Clinical Teacher and Speciality Dentist in Restorative Dentistry.
He represents dentists on a number of national committees such as the British Dental Association Young Dentists Committee and the Central Committee for Hospital Dental Services
Hamzah has a particular interest in advanced restorative dentistry and cosmetic smile make-overs. He is trained in providing anti-wrinkle and dermal filler treatments. In his spare time he is an avid foodie and you’ll most likely find him in the local food establishments.
*Pain Free Dentist. GDC No. 273855
“I qualified as a dentist at University of Medicine Craiova, Romania in 2016. Last year I moved to Scotland and I am very happy with the decision because it is a very beautiful country with warm and friendly people.
I love dentistry and I love helping patients gain extra confidence. I am developing a special interest for cosmetic orthodontics and for that reason I got certified for Invisalign treatment.
As a person I will never stop doing what I love so I will always have my music, dancing or cooking. I look forward to meeting you.”
*Dental Hygeinist. GDC No. 3932
I qualified from Glasgow Dental Hospital in 1990, since then I have been working at Queen’s Drive Dental Practice which I enjoy very much.
I have a special interest in non surgical treatment of periodontal disease and the development of oral health within the practice. I have continued to widen my knowledge and skills with a variety of professional development courses. The latest one being facial aesthetics, and am very interested in the PRGF treatment which we are offering to our patients now.
In my spare time, well if I can find any, I like to try different beauty products and treatments. I must confess I am a little bit of a beauty junkie.
*Dental Hygiene Therapist. GDC No. 271656
“Originally from Shropshire I came to Scotland to study Oral Health Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. I chose to embark on a career as a Dental Hygiene Therapist as it enables me to work with people and hopefully bring a smile to their face, the most rewarding part of the job.”
*Dental Hygiene Therapist. GDC No. 123359
“I qualified as a Dental Hygienist/Therapist in May 2011 and have worked happily in dental practices since.I currently spread my busy week between five dental practices and very much enjoy my job. I am passionate about working closely with patients to support them in achieving the very best in their oral health.
In my spare time I enjoy attending classes at my local gym and keeping active.”
Dental Nurse. GDC No. 138121
“I qualified as a Dental Engineer in Poland in 2003. I began working as a dental assistant in Poland in 2004. I came to Scotland in 2006 and became a member of the team at Queen’s Drive Dental Practice. I work in the surgery where I enjoy assisting in providing high quality care for our patients. Out of work I enjoy spending time with my 2 daughters.”
Dental Implant Nurse. GDC No. 162699
“I trained as a Dental Nurse in Glasgow Dental Hospital and I qualified in 2008 in Level 3 NVQ Dental Nursing. I have a lot of experience in the field of dentistry having worked in NHS, Private and Orthodontic practices. I have undertaken various courses including Dental Implant Nurse training in order to improve my nursing skills.
In my spare time, I enjoy going to spin classes and spending time with friends and family.”
Natasha O Rourke
Dental Nurse. GDC No. 147651
“I have been a dental nurse for 14 years. I have particular interests in dental implants and surgical work, and also smile make-overs. I am trained in ZO skincare line which I have a lot of passion and drive for. In my spare time I bake and make personalised gifts.”
Amber started with Queens Drive / Dentistry on the Square in February 2018. Amber has a keen interest in smile makeovers and orthodontics and is looking forward to furthering her knowledge in these fields at the practice.In her spare time Amber like to socialise with friends and go to the gym.
Trainee Dental Nurse
Thomas is our trainee dental nurse, which is always a shock to patients when they see a boy aspirating. He became a trainee dental nurse in the hope that it would lead onto better things such as a journey into dentistry or hygiene therapy. In his spare time Thomas is a promising young football player playing for Finnart B.C in the Cumbernauld and Kilsyth first division.