Jean, Ania, Niki, Huw, Yvonne, Lucy, Moona and Neeraj
We are passionate about learning about the latest advances in dentistry and healthcare. In fact both our dentists have studied extensively, in the UK and worldwide.
Neeraj Puri – with a special interest in Implants.
Neeraj Puri qualified in Glasgow in 1996. He moved to Edinburgh the same year; working with many notable dentists to develop his skills. He has continued to progress his knowledge in advanced reconstructive, cosmetic and surgical dentistry by studying extensively in Europe and America to ensure that he is looking at the latest developments before they become available in this country. He is the chosen cosmetic and reconstructive dentist to the award winning Face and Body clinic.
Neeraj has a special interest in bite–related problems that can manifest in headaches, neck and shoulder problems, migraines, sensitive teeth, loose teeth and clicky jaws. Addressing these problems increases the life expectancy of any dental work whether it is fillings or smile makeovers, implants or even just your natural dentition.
Neeraj has been awarded a Certificate in Implantology from the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute. He is now keen to add to this by progressing to the Diploma in Implantology. His expertise in working in one of the few clinics in Scotland that uses many different systems of implants, enables him to use the best products tailored to each individual patient’s needs. Most of these treatments are available under local anaesthetic or even intravenous sedation.
“My passion is working with my clients to create the smile they want. If the client is delighted with the end result I feel that I have done my job and can go home happy. I enjoy having the time to sit down and discuss and understand my client’s concerns, needs and aspirations and also how the result that we achieve will improve their quality of life. After all an attractive smile gives people more confidence as well as enjoyment in eating and communicating with others.
I love spending time with my family. In my spare time I enjoy yoga, travel and walking and I’ve just taken up golf (fun but sometimes frustrating!).”
Neeraj Puri BDS GDC no 71646
Adrian Stewart – with a special interest in Endodontics (root canal treatments).
Adrian has over 20 years of dental experience both in the UK and Australia. He has devoted considerable time and effort to hone his skills to provide a superior level of dentistry in root canal problems, which manifest as toothaches and tooth abscesses. As more and more people are holding onto there dentition it is comforting to know that problems which can arise in the root system can be treated competently by someone who is very experienced in this type of work. Previously , our clinic has had to appoint the service of root treatment specialists which can be inconvenient, in terms of waiting times and travel and very expensive for our clients. With the addition of Adrian to our team these treatments are now available to a higher standard but at a more affordable investment.
He has spent time In Italy and at home to refine his skills with tooth coloured materials. This allows him to address problems in a more minimally invasive but aesthetic manner.
Adrian holds a Diploma in Restorative Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He is completing a MSc in Clinical Dentistry from Leeds University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Endodontics from the prestigious Eastman Institute, London.
“In my spare time (if I am not running after my 2 small daughters) I like to maintain an approximation of fitness through weight training, cycling and flogging my Concept II rower.
Many, many years ago I represented Ireland at rugby at Under 21 level and played my club rugby at Ballymena RFC. I am now relegated to the role of “has been” and only manage to take an interest from the sidelines.”
Adrian Stewart BDS DRD GDC No. 68252
Huw Martin – Jones – with special interest in Orthodontics.
Huw qualified at the University of Wales Dental School in 1971. Having spent five years in the Royal Naval Dental Services he entered practice in Edinburgh in 1977.
Over the past twelve years Huw has studied extensively to gain knowledge and experience in bite related conditions and orthodontics which can have far reaching consequences such as problems with the feet. Through this knowledge he treats teeth crowding, postural problems, neck and lower back instability. He currently uses the Damon and Simpli5 systems amongst others to achieve his spectacular results. Huw is a keen golfer and enjoys skiing and travelling.
Huw Martin – Jones GDC No. 45120
Niki qualified in 1999 with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene from Edinburgh Dental Institute. In 2003 Niki obtained the Further Adult Education Teaching Certificate from Telford College. During 2003/04 Niki was a Dental Hygiene Tutor at Edinburgh Dental Institute. Niki’s post graduate qualifications allow her to administer local anesthetic and take radiographs. Her hobbies include yoga, reading, socialising and shopping.
As a hygienist, Niki’s aim is to work with our clients in order for them to achieve a high standard of oral health.
“I feel a sense of achievement when my client leaves with a clean, fresh mouth and confident smile. In my spare time I enjoy Pilates, reading and eating out. “
Nicola Hardie GDC No. 5614
Jean is the Practice Manager. In 2008 she gained a Diploma in Management. She has a wealth of experience and can assist with any questions or queries that may arise.
“I am dedicated to the smooth running of the practice together with making sure our clients and team are well looked after. In my spare time I enjoy golf, running and scuba diving.”
Lucy qualified as a dental nurse in 1982 when she had the privilege of working with one of the UK’s first implant surgeons. This experience, along with her very friendly and well organised approach, enables her to empathise with our clients needs and aspirations.
Lucy has two daughters and enjoys spending time with her family, friends and walking her dog.
“I am a “people person” and one of the most enjoyable aspects of my role is interacting with our clients both established and new. Helping them to experience a first class journey through the practice is my ultimate goal”
Ania Patterson – Dental Nurse
Ania qualified as a Dental Nurse in 1999 from Portland Community College, Oregon, USA. She worked in several dental clinics in the US gaining experience in general and specialty dentistry. She moved to Edinburgh in 2011 with her husband and two children. Ania enjoys working with patients and taking on new challenges. Her latest hobby is holistic massage and she is pursuing a Diploma in Holistic Massage Therapy. Ania also enjoys spending time with her family, baking, travelling, swimming and going to the gym to keep up with her two kids. She has a multicultural family and speaks English, Polish and German.
“I enjoy my work. Every day brings new challenges and tackling them gives me satisfaction. Sharing work with a wonderful group of co-workers and patients feels like being part of a big family.”
Ania Patterson GDC No. 208670
Moona Aslam – Dental Nurse
Moona qualified as a dental nurse in May 2011 and joined the practice in March 2012. She is very hard working and motivated in her role. Her attentive and caring approach towards our clients helps make them feel at ease throughout their time in the surgery.
“An effective dental team can make all the difference between good results and excellent results and I particularly love how our team here is able to work so well together to deliver an outstanding service. Outside work I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. I am particularly fond of cookery, reading and shopping.”
Moona Aslam GDC No. 221686
Yvonne Bryce – Trainee Dental Nurse
Yvonne joined our team in December 2011 and is currently working towards her National Diploma in Dental Nursing. Yvonne comes from a hospitality background and has excellent customer service skills. Her hobbies are keeping fit and spending time with her family and friends.
“I am really enjoying getting to know our patients and fit it very interesting working with the Hygienist and Dentists learning new things every day.”
Both dentists have a special interest in bite–related problems that can manifest in headaches, neck and shoulder problems, migraines, sensitive teeth, loose teeth and clicky jaws.
We are also one of only two clinics in Edinburgh that are mercury-free and metal-free. As such we attract a loyal clientel from across the UK. This has given us the privilege of more than a couple of decades worth of experience in providing colour matched and tooth shaped restorations that are undistinguishable from natural teeth.
These interests have been developed further by Neeraj following the path of dental implants and Huw progressing his knowledge in orthodontics.
Come and meet our friendly team whose role is to make every patient’s visit a pleasant experience.