Meet the Team
Lanark Dental care – meet our team
Rich Ellingham – Dentist
BDS (Glasgow), MFDS RCPS Glasgow, MSc, BSc(Hons)
GDC Number: 251461
Rich, brings an array of knowledge to the practice with particular interest in direct composites (White Fillings) and the in-depth treatment of the the often forgotten condition of gum disease (periodontal disease). He has accreditation in aesthetic dentistry from the Fresh Dental Institute, London.
He has particular knowledge in the treatment of tooth wear and clenching/grinding of teeth.
He works closely alongside his colleague Will Davenhill in the provision and restoration of dental implants.
When not in the practice he spends time with his family, riding mountain bikes and being involved with all things automotive.
Will Davenhill – Dentist
GDC Number: 66798
After qualifying in 1991 Will worked for a year in Dumfries before moving to Lanark in August 1992.
He has been here ever since!
Will takes great pride in the high quality of his clinical work. He is friendly and gentle and he always strives to form a good relationship with each patient through respect, listening, and clear friendly communication.
As part of his continuing professional development he enjoys attending educational courses to ensure he can continue to offer the highest level of treatment to his patients.
He has seven years of implant dentistry experience and particularly enjoys this aspect of work.
When he is not working Will enjoys spending time with his three children, riding his bike, cooking, especially baking, and classic cars.
GDC Number: 251098
Paul joins us from his previous practice in Linlithgow.
With a softly spoken and gentle manner Paul excels with nervous and anxious patients.
Paul has a keen knowledge of composite restorations (white fillings) and Endodontic (root fillings) techniques.
Currently he undertakes clinics on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
GDC Number: 113743
Fiona Dyer – Dental Hygienist
Dip Dent Hygiene RCS Edin 2002
GDC Number: 6167
Fiona qualified as a dental hygienist in 2002 and has been part of our team since 2008.
She is very popular with our patients because of her friendly and bubbly personality.
GDC Number: 124716
Margaret has been our receptionist since she was 17. She is friendly and helpful and makes all our patients feel at ease when arriving at the surgery.
GDC Number: 256124
Viv is our head nurse, responsible for many areas of running the practice. She has over 7 years of experience in dental nursing and now is well versed in implant, periodontal and advance restorative procedures.
GDC Number: 265926
Debbie has been a dental nurse for a number of years. She is fully qualified and has been with us since March 2017. She has a special interest in implants and is our implant treatment co-ordinator. She has a special interest in oral health education and is our childsmile nurse.
Zara joined the team in May 2022 as our apprentice dental nurse, she will be fully qualified after successful completion of her dental nursing programme.
Beth joined the team January 2023 as our second apprentice dental nurse. She is keen to explore many aspects of dental nursing including periodontal surgery and implants.