Meet The *Pain Free Dental Team
at Queen’s Drive Dental Practice
* Pain Free Dentist
John Paul graduated from the University of Glasgow and has since gone on to develop his skills through various courses and gaining his Membership of Joint Dental Faculties from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in London. He has a keen interest in aesthetic and restorative dentistry, providing cosmetic orthodontic treatments.
JP enjoys building relationships with patients and providing all treatments in a pain-free and relaxing environment. He treats a lot of patients with dental anxiety, working with them to overcome their phobia and offering sedation to help them through treatment where needed.
*Pain Free Dentist. GDC No. 114105
Catriona graduated from Glasgow University in 2007 and since then has held an interest in oral surgery. She has worked in the head and neck surgery departments in hospitals in Glasgow, Livingston and Inverness and is currently undertaking a Diploma in Implant dentistry at the Royal College of Surgeons in London.
Her goal is to help you achieve your dream smile with the help of dental implants, or to support you through losing a tooth as gently as possible, and can offer you sedation if you feel anxious about the treatment. She understands that these can be daunting procedures and wants to explain everything that you need to know and to support you throughout.
Outside of dentistry, she loves good food, music, theatre, cycling and skiing and is happiest either at her sewing machine making clothes or tinkering with her classic car.
*Pain Free Dentist. GDC No. 270465
Olivia graduated from University of Glasgow with Commendation and has gone on to gain membership of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow. She has a keen interest in restorative and aesthetic dentistry and is continuing to develop her skills further through multiple courses and study clubs.
Olivia likes to spend time building a trusting relationship with her patients and enjoys helping anxious patients to feel at ease.
In her spare time Olivia enjoys cooking, travelling and visiting dog friendly cafes with her dog Donut.
Dr Julie Burke
Julie has been carrying out oral surgery procedures since 1997 after graduating from Leeds Dental Hospital in 1995. She has been a registered specialist in oral surgery since 2008 and has been providing sedation for the management anxious patients or those undergoing more complex surgical procedures for over 20 years!
Julie lives in Edinburgh and is married with 2 children who are 2 and 10 years old and has a sausage dog called Bertie. Outside of dentistry Julie loves walking, jogging (slowly) and cycling in the Pentland Hills not far from her home.
*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. 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 Hygiene Therapist. GDC No. TBC
“My name is Thurga and I’m one of the Dental Therapist at QD. I recently qualified with a merit from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2019.I enjoy all aspects of dentistry particularly treating complex gum disease cases, restoring decayed teeth and helping anxious patients feel at ease during their appointments.
In my spare time, I like to cook and try different recipes and love dancing away.”
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.”
Amber started with Queens Drive/ Dentistry On The Square in February 2018. Amber was a Dental nurse before she took on the role as a Smile Advisor. Amber works with our patients discussing what smile treatments could be options going over all finance options if patients are looking to spread the costs of treatment. In Ambers spare time she enjoys going to the gym and seeing different parts of the world.
I have been with the Pain Free Dentistry group for the past 2 years. I qualified with a NEBDN Diploma in 2011.
In my spare time when I am not working hard at Queens Drive Dental I love to travel, visit new places and take in all the culture. I also spend a lot of time with my family and friends at the weekend.
Trainee Dental Nurse
I have been working at Queen’s Drive Dental Practice since July 2018.I currently work on reception although I have taken the decision to further my career and I will be the Trainee Dental Nurse at the practice soon.
In my spare time, I enjoy travelling and taking City Breaks.
Trainee dental nurse
I started working at Queens Drive Dental Practice as a Trainee Dental Nurse in January 2020. I am looking forward to continuing my training and expanding my knowledge of dentistry here at the practice.
In my spare time, I like spending time with my mum and my pets.