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Meet The Edinburgh Dental Team

Meet The *Pain Free Dental Team

Rebecca Masterson

Rebecca Masterson

*Pain Free Dentist. GDC No.257952

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.
Nik Vourakis

Nik Vourakis

*Pain Free Dentist. GDC No. 268460

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)

Edward M Ross BDS (Edin)

Eddie qualified in 1989 from the now sadly departed Edinburgh Dental School. Eddie was fortunate to be accepted as a Vocational Trainee when this was still a voluntary scheme. For this and many of his interests and techniques in Dentistry, he owes much credit to his then trainer and now partner Iain Stewart.

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 M Stewart BDS (Edin)

Iain qualified in 1978 from Edinburgh Dental School, he has a keen interest in Temporomandibular (lower jaw) Joint Dysfunction and a large portion of his patients see him for this reason.

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

Jade Davis BDS, BSc Hons

Jade qualified from Newcastle University in 2011. She has a keen interest in cosmetic dentistry and has completed various courses since graduating. She is particularly good with anxious patients and children.

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)

Julie A Smith BDS (Edin), MSc (Edin), DipClinDent (Oral Med)

Julie qualified from Edinburgh Dental School in 1989, an elite year at Edinburgh clearly as her classmate was Mr Ross! Julie was inspired to study Dentistry by a female Army Dentist who made the career seem interesting and good fun. She didn’t join the Army but did do Dentistry!

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)

Shiona R Rees BDS (Glas), FDS RCPS (Glas), DDS (Glas)

Shiona qualified from Glasgow Dental Hospital in 1991. At school she enjoyed doing miniature ceramic sculpture and found medicine interesting so she chose Dentistry as a career that might best combine both of these. She has a particular interest in Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine and has a fellowship of the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons (Glasg) and a doctorate in Oral Medicine.

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.
Karen Stainton

Karen Stainton

Karen qualified as a dental hygienist at Edinburgh Dental School in 1988. She chose Dental Hygiene because she wanted to do a hands-on job and work with people. She joined the team in February 2019 and is enjoying being part of our well-established team.

In her spare time Karen likes to travel going on city breaks and spending time with her friends and family.
Allison Whitlie

Allison Whitlie

Allison started working at the practice back in 1992 when it was originally situated at 110 Whitehouse Loan before it moved in 1993 to 101 Whitehouse Loan and continued working at the practice until 1999 after she started a family. After a career break to raise her two boys she went back into the dental profession as a Practice Manager near to where she lived and then returned to Links Dental Practice in 2012, firstly as a dental nurse/receptionist and since 2017 she has been the Practice Manager. Allison qualified as a Dental Nurse in 1994, going onto achieve her Dental Radiography qualification in 2015 and her Management qualification in 2017.

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

Claire J Batney

Claire qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2002, then went on to achieve her Dental Radiography qualification in 2006. Claire is a self-confessed Sci-Fi geek and in her spare time enjoys going to the gym.
Claire Porter

Claire Porter

Claire’s mum is a Dental Hygienist, so she helped at the practice when they were short staffed. That was 2006 and she has worked in the Dental profession ever since. Claire joined Links Dental Practice in 2017 coming with a wealth of knowledge and experience. She qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2008 going onto achieve her Dental Radiography qualification in 2010, then a PDA in Dental Administration in 2015 and then her Management qualification in 2017 where she met Allison who invited her to join the team at Links.

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!
Ilona Kubica

Ilona Kubica

Dental Nurse at the practice since 2005 Ilona qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2009 In her spare time, she enjoys singing, dancing and spending time with her friends, family and her beloved cat.
Elaine Hamilton

Elaine Hamilton

Dental Nurse at the practice since 2020 Elaine qualified as a Dental Nurse in 1993 and has been working in and around the Lothians and Fife ever since. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends. She admits her two obsessions in life are Formula 1 and Gardening.
Agnieszka Zgudko-Mlynska

Agnieszka Zgudko-Mlynska

Dental Nurse at the practice since 2016 Agnieszka qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2017, then went on to achieve her Dental Radiography qualification in 2019. In her spare time, she loves to read and being social- she is always the last woman standing at a party!
Jean Dodd

Jean Dodd

Dental Administrator/Nurse at the practice since December 2020.

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!
Gillian McNeill

Gillian McNeill

Dental Administrator at the practice since 2013 Gillian completed her Personal Development Award in Dental Administration in 2016. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her three grown up children, keeping fit and socialising with friends.

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Finance Options - Spreading The Cost of Your Dentistry

Finance Options - Spreading The Cost of Your Dentistry

We understand that dental treatment may be necessary at times which are not always financially convenient. To help you on these occasions we can offer you various options to spread the investment including 0% interest free credit on treatment.

Other low cost finance options are available. If you are worried about paying for your dental treatment we will try our best to help find the right solution for you.

We also offer a pain free practice plan to help spread the cost of your routine dental care.

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Telephone: 0131 447 6606

Email: info@linksdentalpractice.co.uk

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am-8:30pm

Tuesday 8:30am-8:30pm

Wednesday 8:30am-6:00pm

Thursday 8:30am-6:00pm

Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

Saturday (alternate) 9:00am-1:00pm

Your *Pain Free Dentist In Edinburgh

Links Dental Practice

Links Dental Practice

Links Dental Practice, 101-103 Whitehouse Loan, Edinburgh, EH9 1AT

Dentist in Edinburgh