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Meet the team

All our clinicians adhere to the rules governing the profession under strict guidance from the General Dental Council.

Our dentists

Allan Pirie

Allan Pirie

Principal dentist & implant surgeon GDC: 55591 | Qualifications: BDS DGDP(UK) RCS MSc Imp Dent

Dr Allan Pirie qualified in dentistry in 1981 from Glasgow University and subsequently worked for a year in London at the Royal Dental Hospital and the Middlesex General Hospital Oral Surgery unit.

Since then the main focus of Dr Pirie’s dentistry and postgraduate education has been in the replacement of missing teeth using dental implants. He was awarded DGDP RCS in 1995 and gained an MSc in Implant Dentistry in 2006. He has taught many dentists implant dentistry and has been a tutor at both the University of Warwick and the University of Glasgow Dental Hospital.

Dr Pirie has earned a reputation throughout Scotland for excellence in implant dentistry and numerous dentists, from the Orkneys and Shetlands to the borders, refer their patients for complex implant treatment.

Dr Pirie has been praised by both his peers and patients for his gentle manner and understanding approach to dental implant treatment. If you are nervous about implant dentistry then book a consultation with Dr Pirie to discuss your concerns today.

Helen Young

Helen Young

Implant Surgeon GDC: 53030 | Qualifications: BDS (Dund 1979)

Helen qualified from Dundee in 1979 and spent 6 years in the hospital service carrying out Oral and Maxillo-Facial work at various centres in the UK. After some years travelling around the world and living and working in Australia, she returned to the UK and went into General Practice in Edinburgh.

Keeping up her surgical interest, Helen also had a part time position at Edinburgh Dental School and Hospital, before joining the newly opened Boots private practice in Edinburgh in 2001 and has remained in private practice since. This environment is ideally suited to carrying out more advanced restorative and cosmetic work along with developing her implant skills.

Ross Henderson

Ross Henderson

Endodontics dentist GDC: 82322 | Qualifications: BDS MSc (ENDO) Imp Dent

Ross Henderson qualified from Dundee University in 2003. He has been in general dental practice since qualifying and in private practice since 2008, when he developed a keen interest in endodontics, root canal treatment. In 2013 Dr Henderson completed his Master’s degree in endodontics at St Barts Hospital in London.

Clifton Dental Clinic has developed a state-of-the-art endodontic suite, where Dr Henderson accepts referrals for all aspects of endodontic treatment. He has good management of nervous patients and we are able to provide sedation for patients who may require this.

Mark Sorrentino

Mark Sorrentino

Implant Surgeon GDC: 66491 | Qualifications: BDS (Edin) MJDF RCS(Eng) Diploma in Primary Care (Edin)

The team at Clifton Dental Clinic were delighted to be joined by Mark Sorrentino in 2015 . Many local patients and colleagues will already know Mark who lives in the west end of Glasgow. Mark graduated from Edinburgh University in 1991 and following completion of vocational training he has worked in a number of hospital positions between oral surgery and teaching restorative dentistry. He owned four successful practices for many years before moving on to pursue his surgical dentistry and implant dentistry interest. He has been placing implants for 15 years, and has experience of multiple systems. He has completed further education, including membership of the Royal College Of Surgeons (England) and the Diploma in Restorative Dentistry, and is currently working towards his Masters Degree in restorative dentistry. In addition he has studied at the Branemark institute in Johannesburg. Away from dentistry he has two small children and never enough time. Mark joined our implant team to improve the service we give your patients.

Our Practice Manager

Julie McMillan

Julie McMillan

Practice Manager GDC: 150624 | Qualifications: RDN (1995)

I started working in Dentistry in 1988 & trained as a Dental Nurse, I gained my qualification as a RDN in 1995 and I am currently registered with the GDC. I have over 20 years experience within the private sector.

I have been a practice Manager now for 13 years & was very fortunate to have worked with Boots Dental Care & The Dental Clinic where I gained experience working with experienced clinicians from general dentistry to specialised treatments ,endodontics, orthodontics , cosmetic & Implantology. At this point in my career I was lucky to have the support from senior management which in turn gave me the knowledge that I now have to give patients an outstanding experience.

I left The Dental Clinic after nearly 10 years service and moved to a large and well known referral clinic within the West end of Glasgow, Clifton Dental Clinic where we concentrate in Implant placement and endodontic treatments.

Over the last 3 years since I have taken over as practice Manager at Clifton we have expanded the implant business from 1 implant surgeon to three as the business grows from strength to strength.

It is my intention to ensure that we deliver a world class service and aim to exceed patient & referring dentists expectations.

Outside of the dental business I spend the rest of my time with my husband and my 2 children.

Our hygiene team

  • Kerry Graham Kerry Graham Hygienist GDC Number: 102936 | Dip Dental Hygiene RCS Edin 2006

    Kerry joined our team of dental hygienists in 2012 and has many years of experience. She qualified at Edinburgh Dental Institute and has since trained in customer service with the American dental management group, Jamieson Management.

  • Susanne Agar Susanne Agar Dental Hygienist GDC Number: 2333

    Since qualifying Susanne has worked in various NHS , Commercial, Private and Hospital service.

    Currently working in hospital Service in Specialist Periodontal department and involved in teaching Hygienist / Therapist students.

    Susanne Works in Clifton Dental clinic part time.


Nervous patients welcome our reassuring sedation techniques and we offer oral and IV sedation. Our experienced sedationists visit on a locum basis or when required and are:

NameGDC Number
Brian McMillan 70158
Ferhan Ahmed 85401

Our nursing team

Our dentists and hygienists are supported by our dedicated dental nurses:

NameGDC Number
Michelle McLoughlin 132280
Johann Melly 151867
Susan Robertson 148211
Brian Young 247189

Patient Co-ordinators

NameGDC Number
Lesley Woods - Treatment Co-ordinator 143434
Michelle Rae - Implant Co-ordinator 201968
Pauline Collins - Receptionist -
Julie Ford - Receptionist/Nurse 134243