Keeping Up-To-Date

It is vitally important that all of us at the practice to keep up-to-date with our knowledge of the latest materials, techniques and legislation affecting the running of all dental matters. For this reason, we take part in continual professional development by reading a variety of periodical dental publications and attend numerous courses and meetings on a regular and frequent basis.

Unfortunately, travelling to and attending courses means that, from time to time, we are not fully staffed when a dentist or hygienist is away. In such situations, we may need to contact you to advise you that we need to rearrange your appointment. We try to keep such disruption to a minimum by booking places on courses as early as possible, but we often get short notification of a course which a member of our team feels will benefit them, enhancing the care you receive. However, we know that you will understand that such courses will benefit your care in the long-run.

Mr Richard Lyons
BDS (University of Edinburgh) Scotland, UK 1988

Mr Richard Lyons is originally from Gourock, on the Clyde, and graduated from Edinburgh University, Scotland, UK (Bachelor of Dental Surgey) in June 1988. He has spent 24 years in general dental practice. The first 12 years was spent in a number of practices in Staffordshire, Cheshire, North Derbyshire and Greater Manchester before taking over the practice in Castle Douglas from Mr Grieve in March 2000. He took the bold move away from most adult NHS dental care in 2005 to be able to concentrate more on greater quality and preventive dental care. In the little spare time he has, Richard enjoys golf, curling, lawn bowls and spending time with his family.

GDC Number: 63358

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Hazel Lyons
Practice Manager

Hazel Lyons, Practice Manager, originally from North Derbyshire, comes from a business background having helped run her family laundry business since in her teens. Hazel also ran her own hairdressing salon for ten years. She is married to Richard and they have two daughters. In her spare time she enjoys walking the family dogs and swimming.

GDC Number: 105266

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Penny McLatchie
JCEB Dip Dent Hygiene 1999 (Dundee Dental Hospital, Scotland. UK)

Penny joined the King Street Dental team in June 2007 as a Dental Hygienist; she qualified in December 1999 after studying at Dundee Dental School. Born and brought up in Lockerbie, Penny enjoys the outdoors, especially horse riding and walking her two miniature Jack Russells.

GDC Number: 5572

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Tania Mitchell
CEB Cert in Dental Hygiene 1989 (Edinburgh Dental School, Scotland. UK)

Tania Mitchell joined the King Street Dental Practice in February 2007 as a Dental Hygienist. Tania gained her hygiene certificate from Edinburgh Dental School (Scotland. UK) in June 1989. Born in Dumfries and now living in Glenluce, she enjoys helping on the farm and caring for her two active sons.

GDC Number: 3733

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Michelle Stewart
NVQ (level 3) Dental Nursing NVQ (level 3) Dental Nursing 2010

GDC Number: 187525

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Karla Anderson
Trainee Dental Nurse

An image of one of our dental nurses, Jayne Cunningham

Jayne Cunningham

NVQ (level 3) Dental Nursing 2008

GDC Number: 147658

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Jennifer Neil
NVQ (level 3) Dental Nursing 2012

Jennifer Neil joined the practice in October 2010 and is one of our fully qualified Dental Nurses, passing her NVQ Level 3 in dental nursing, awarded by the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses (United Kingdom) in 2012. She enjoys dancing and shopping

GDC Number: 237224

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