Meet The Edinburgh Dental Team
Meet The *Pain Free Dental Team
Rebecca graduated from University of Dundee in 2015 and has worked in Falkirk and Belfast before moving to Dentistry at No.3.
Rebecca has spent the past 4 years developing her clinical skills through highly intensive courses. She has completed a Certificate in Endodontogy (root canal therapy) with the University of Chester and the Advanced Operative Course with Tipton training academy. She is also trained in providing facial rejuvenation through anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers.
Rebecca prides herself on putting her patients at ease, ensuring their treatment as relaxed and pain free as possible.
Outside of work you will see her hiking up a mountain or socialising with family and friends.
Dr Vourakis special interest and main qualification is in Oral Implantology while he has wide experience in all forms of dentistry.
Nik has been a practicing dental surgeon since 2005 after graduating from the prestigious Military Academy Medical School at the University of Thessaloniki, Greece.For 2 years undertook training at Oral and Maxillofacial Department in 401 Military Hospital in Athens. As a military dental surgeon, he then went on to serve as a team leader in a field hospital in Afghanistan from 2006-2007 -an experience which shaped his commitment and dedication to his chosen field.
On returning to Greece, opened his own private dental practice which he ran with great success from 2007 -2016, specializing in oral surgery implants and aesthetic dentistry. Since early 2017Nik is practicing oral surgery in private clinics in Edinburgh and London.
Nik has regularly and dedicatedly attended further education programs, seminars, workshops and courses both nationally and internationally. He has a Post Graduate Diploma in Oral Implantology from Ethnikon Kapodistriakon University of Athens and a Master of Science Degree(MSc) in Oral Implantology from Goethe University of Frankfurt Germany. These masterclass courses involved a variety of procedures ranging from master courses in bone grafting and sinus surgery grafting procedures through soft tissue management to Implantology, prosthetics and dental aesthetics.
Since 2018 he has started a mentoring program for general dentists in Oral Implantology and he is an opinion leader for DENTSPLY Sirona. He is a registered ITI member. In 2018 he was a finalist for Dentist of the Year The Dental Awards UK.
Edward M Ross BDS (Edin)
Often seen around the practice with tools in hand, he is clearly happiest when fixing things; be it in his surgery, at the practice or at home. As for his time off, any activity where there is a hill or water is sure to see him return to the surgery, as he puts it, “generally quite enthusiastic”.
Iain M Stewart BDS (Edin)
Iain is based in Skye so spends a fair bit of his time travelling to get to us, in his spare time he enjoys a well-deserved break! Sadly, for both us and his patients, Iain is planning to retire by Summer 2020, to spend time with his growing family as a doting Grandfather.
Jade Davis BDS, BSc Hons
She is a mum to one young active boy and outside of work enjoys family life, cooking, dining out, beach walks and city breaks.
Julie A Smith BDS (Edin), MSc (Edin), DipClinDent (Oral Med)
After a year training in Restorative Dentistry and Oral Surgery, she moved into general practice in Edinburgh but moved again to New Zealand in 1992 gaining a distinction in her Diploma in Clinical Dentistry in Oral Medicine. Returning to Scotland she studied Homeopathy registering LF Hom (Dent), trained in Medical and Dental Hypnosis and gained a Distinction in an MSc in Forensic Medicine at Edinburgh University. She has training in Botulinum Toxin and Dermal Fillers but has a particular interest in cosmetic dentistry, full mouth restorative cases and Oral Medicine.
Julie spends her spare time looking after her boys and enjoys outdoor pursuits when time allows!
Shiona R Rees BDS (Glas), FDS RCPS (Glas), DDS (Glas)
In her spare time Shiona loves to garden, any green finger tips are much appreciated, and help out at her Church where her husband is the Minister.
In her spare time Karen likes to travel going on city breaks and spending time with her friends and family.
In her spare time Allison enjoys being an active member of her local church, travelling, running, baking and doing cross stitch embroidery. Her favourite TV programme is Grey’s Anatomy.
Claire J Batney
In her spare time Claire likes to spend time with friends and family, to travel and would love to visit Hawaii one day but has yet to get there! She also likes to watch a good box set on Netflix and enjoys a bit of binge watching!
Jean qualified as dental nurse in 1982. She was a dedicated member of her previous practice for 38 years until October 2020 when she joined her new work family at Links in December 2020.
In her spare time she loves nothing more than creating… doing anything crafty!