Meet the team

Murray Bremner

Murray Bremner
B.D.S. (Edinburgh 1988)

After qualifying, Murray spent seven years in Surrey before returning to Scotland. He opened the current practice in 1998 and expanded it in 2002. His main interests are in restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and oral medicine. He regularly updates his knowledge on training courses and is the current Chairman of Lothian Independent Dental Practitioners.

Jim Oliphant

Jim Oliphant
B.D.S. (Dundee 2002)

Postgraduate Certificate in Implant Dentistry (Newcastle 2011)

Jim moved to the practice after qualifying and is now a partner. His main interests are in cosmetic and implant dentistry. He regularly attends training courses to keep up with the advances and modern techniques in all aspects of dentistry.

Jim also provides Invisalign orthodontic treatment using clear braces to straighten teeth.

 

Calum Cassie

Calum Cassie
B.D.S. (Edinburgh)
LLM MJDF

Calum graduated from Edinburgh University in 1987 and began his career in hospital dentistry before moving into dental practice in 1989. Calum has gained extensive clinical experience having worked and owned practices in South Queensferry and North Yorkshire.

Calum is committed to both personal professional development and training and that of recent dental graduates. He is Assistant Dental Postgraduate Dean (Vocational Training) with NHS Education for Scotland.

Karen Davies

Karen Davies
– Hygiene Therapist

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After obtaining a degree in Biology from Edinburgh University, Karen moved into the dental field and studied as a Hygiene Therapist, qualifying in 2009 from Glasgow Dental Hospital. She now works in three private practices in Edinburgh, and joined the Albany Dental Care team in May 2011.

Jenna McColm

Jenna McColm
– BSc Oral Health Sciences, Hygiene Therapist

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Jenna joined us in January 2020 having previously covered maternity leave at Albany, originally from Linlithgow, she moved through to Glasgow to study Dental Hygiene and Therapy at Glasgow Caledonian University, where she graduated with a BSc in Oral Health Science. Since graduating Jenna has worked in a number of NHS/Private practices around the Edinburgh and Lothian area.

Becky Gordon

Becky Gordon
– Head Dental Nurse

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Becky joined the practice in February 2019 As Head Dental Nurse. She gained her National Certificate in Dental Nursing in 2009 and has post qualifications in Leadership and Management, Practice Management, and Infection prevention and control. Becky has attended numerous courses for dental implants and continues to keep up to date with the latest techniques.

Tonderai Marlon Mpunzwana

Tonderai Marlon Mpunzwana
– Dental Nurse

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Marlon joined the practice in March 2018. He gained a National Certificate in Dental Nursing in 2009 in Milton Keynes and moved to Edinburgh in 2013. Marlon also has an SQA in Denture Finishing.

Shannon Melbourne

Shannon Melbourne
– Dental Nurse

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Shannon joined Albany Dental Care in January 2018 as a trainee Dental Nurse. She recently completed an SVQ & NVQ level 3 in Dental Nursing.

Samantha McGinley
– Dental Nurse

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Samantha joined the practice in July 2020. She qualified in 2012 after completing the Mentor training scheme, gaining her SQA/VRQ Level 3 in Dental Nursing. Sam enjoys a challenge and is enthusiastic about learning new skills, meeting patients and offering reassurance when needed.

Alicja Stojalowska
– Dental Nurse

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Alicja joined the practice in December 2019; she qualified in 2007 gaining the National Certificate in Dental Nursing. Alicja has a special interest in dental implants and has experience in working with Cosmetic and General Dentistry. Her gentle approach helps create a relaxing environment supporting patients throughout their treatment.

Emma Graham

Emma Graham
– Dental Nurse (trainee)

Emma joined the practice in February 2020 as a trainee dental nurse; she is currently enrolled with Mentor training programme and due to sit her exam later this year. She is a valued member of the team and works full time in the surgery. Emma is competent in all aspects of dental nursing and enjoys the variety of challenges this brings, she is keen to progress in dentistry and qualify as a dental nurse in the very near future.

Naomi Cutts
– Practice Manager

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Naomi joined the practice in November 2019 as Practice Manager. She qualified as a dental nurse in 2010 after completing a NVQ & VRQ level 3 in Plymouth, she moved to Edinburgh in 2011. Over the last 10 years she gained experience and completed training in administration duties and practice management.

Her aim is to provide high quality care, to meet the needs of our patients and make the practice more comfortable and professional for patients to attend and for the team to work in.