Interview : Scottish Dental magazine


  • A golden future

    About the owners The practice is owned by Dr Lisa Currie and Ivin Tan. Lisa is a consultant orthodontist. Qualifying…

    12 February, 2019 / interview

  • Politics and the dentist

    Healthcare is arguably one of the biggest political footballs there is: plans for the NHS can influence election results hugely;…

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  • The Art of the Interview

    In my previous article ‘To hire or not to hire’ I wrote about recruitment and how to attract the right…

    4 August, 2017 / interview

  • Self-determination in action

    The new dean of the dental faculty at the 
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (RCPSG), 
Professor Graham Ogden, looks back on his career

    7 December, 2016 / interview

  • A life less ordinary

    Professor Bill Saunders was interested in dentistry since he was 12. He’s come a long way since then – from the RAF and general practice to academia. Despite time well served, he has no plans to take it easy

    14 November, 2014 / interview

  • The 25-year itch

    Ayrshire dentist Iain Storm decided to leave his established practice and set up a squat practice after a quarter of a century in business

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  • Online exclusive

    Q&A with new president of the West of Scotland branch of the BDA, Arshad Ali

    19 June, 2014 / interview

  • The journey

    Edinburgh GDP Eimear O’Connell describes her experiences of studying for the RCSEd’s Implant Diploma and becoming the first woman in Scotland to gain the qualification

    9 January, 2014 / interview

  • It’s a career of two halves

    From playing Marilyn Manson in his practice to helping football club Clyde FC, David Macpherson is not your average dentist

    11 November, 2013 / interview

  • A golden celebration

    Paul McNeill, BDS Glasgow 1963, describes the events that made up the recent 50th anniversary alumni reunion held in Glasgow

    19 September, 2013 / interview


  • Looking to the future

    The BDA’s new director for Scotland Pat Kilpatrick describes her journey from trainee manager in the NHS to her new post

    14 August, 2013 / interview

  • Breaking with tradition

    Bruce Oxley talks to the new director of the Edinburgh Dental Institute, Professor Angus Walls

    21 March, 2013 / interview

  • Dentist in the desert

    Lack of equipment, poor facilities and sweltering heat didn’t stop Hari Lal from putting his dental skills to vital use in Kenya

    14 March, 2013 / interview

  • Looking to the future

    The BDA’s former national director for Scotland, Andrew Lamb, tells Scottish Dental how leaving the association was one of the toughest things he has done

    17 January, 2013 / interview

  • Restoring a back-to-basics approach

    Paul Tipton, President of the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry, tells Scottish Dental how he aims to bring much-needed but neglected techniques back into use

    27 August, 2012 / interview

  • Pursuing an opportunity

    Honoured by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, orthodontic consultant Grant McIntyre tells Scottish Dental that it’s all down to one man – his uncle

    13 July, 2012 / interview

  • Leading by example

    The new dean for postgraduate dental education aims to emulate the success of his much-admired predecessor at NHS Education for Scotland

    22 February, 2012 / interview

  • Northern Exposure

    Professor Mark Hector, new dean of Dundee Dental School, tells of his shock at the snow after emigrating from Kenya aged six and how he is adjusting to the slower pace of life in Tayside, compared with the hustle and bustle of London

    17 February, 2012 / interview

  • Quality assured

    As the National Clinical Lead for Quality, Jason Leitch is leading the drive to improve the standard of healthcare in scotland. Here, he tells Tim Power why the dental industry needs to be proactive in achieving this aim

    22 December, 2011 / interview

  • Keeping a positive outlook

    Dentist Allan Reid accepted his 2007 HIV diagnosis but saw his career finished just months later when his profession couldn’t do the same…

    19 October, 2011 / interview


  • Clean gums and fair scrums

    Rugby players need to be physically fit and strong to compete at international level…and, it transpires, they need healthy teeth too. Chris Fitzgerald speaks to sports dentist Fiona Davidson to find out why

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  • Making history

    Robin Graham is the archivist at the British Dental Association’s West of Scotland branch. It’s given him a fresh perspective on the dental profession

    22 August, 2011 / interview

  • A life-long adventure

    Professor Richard Ibbetson is looking forward to a new challenge – as the new dean of the dental faculty at Edinburgh’s Royal College of Surgeons. Bruce Oxley meets him

    19 August, 2011 / interview

  • Change the way you look at things

    William McLean describes his journey towards using a dental operating microscope and the benefits it has brought him in practice

    22 April, 2011 / interview

  • A real Wray of sunshine

    Dr Alyson Wray has become the first female Vice-President in the history of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and now she’s determined to widen the institution’s appeal

    14 April, 2011 / interview

  • Advancing dental research

    Professor David Wray is one of Scotland’s true heavyweight research scientists, respected the world over. He talks to Scottish Dental magazine about his remarkable career

    9 February, 2011 / interview

  • Coming Clean

    When it comes to infection control, Scotland is punching well above its weight, according to Glasgow Dental School’s Professor Andrew Smith

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  • To infinity and beyond

    Star gazing: 2011 will bring challenges for everyone across the dental profession in Scotland. We asked a cross-section of the dental community to polish the crystal ball and gaze into the future. Here’s what they saw

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  • Analyse this

    For Stewart Wright, treating patients isn’t just about teeth, its about the whole person – drawing on a range of alternative therapies

    14 October, 2010 / interview

  • A question of politics

    Anas Sarwar talks about his transition from the treatment room as an NHS dentist to walking the corridors of power in Westminster as the MP for Central Glasgow – a role for which he has big ambitions

    30 August, 2010 / interview