Meet the Team

Lanark Dental Care – Meet our team

William Wilson PhotographyRich 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.

William Wilson PhotographyWill Davenhill – Dentist

BDS (Glasgow)

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.

Paul Buchanan-Smith – Dentist

BDS (Glasgow)

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.

Melanie Gray – Dentist

BDS (Glasgow)

GDC Number: 113743

Melanie brings over 15 years of experience to our team having qualified with commendation from the University of Glasgow in 2007.
Moving to the area when she got married in 2011 she’s thrilled to be looking after both long standing patients and welcoming new patients to Lanark Dental Care.
Melanie became a full Invisalign provider in 2020, offering patients the chance to correct crooked teeth and achieve beautiful smiles with clear braces.
She’s most passionate about facial aesthetics, and provides several different facial rejuvenation treatments. She also works as a clinical tutor in aesthetics, helping to mentor other medical professionals.
Melanie is also a busy mum, dog owner, and Disney travel agent to family and friends!

FionaFiona 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.

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Margaret Jarvie

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.

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Viv Main

GDC Number: 256124

Viv is our head nurse, responsible for many areas of running the practice. She has over 8 years of experience in dental nursing and now is well versed in implant, periodontal and advance restorative procedures.

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Debbie Newlands

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.

Krysten Marshall

Krysten joined the team in September 2023 as our apprentice dental nurse, she successfully completed her dental nursing programme June 2024. Krysten is excited to build her knowledge in all areas of dental nursing with a particular interest in Implant nursing.