Our team

We have four dentists, a dental hygienist therapist, a dental hygienist and a fabulous team of nurses/receptionists at the practice. All of our patients are given a named dentist for their treatment who will be responsible for making sure that they are happy with the dental care provided. On occasions, during holiday periods for example, or for appointments booked at short notice, it may be necessary for you to receive care from another dentist.

In addition to working at the practice, Calum is a vocational training adviser, with responsibility for mentoring and further training for new graduates in dental practice. 

Principal Dentist Calum Cassie BDS (Edin) 1987 LLM MJDF GDC 62181

Calum graduated from Edinburgh University in 1987 and began his career in hospital dentistry before moving into dental practice in 1989. Having returned to Edinburgh in 1999, he is now firmly rooted in South Queensferry and enjoys treating the people who live around this historical and lively town. 

Calum is particularly interested in the area of ethics and law and has recently completed a masters degree in Medical Law. In his spare time Calum enjoys time with family and friends and keeping fit. He has been a keen cyclist, and also enjoys notching up the miles in the local swimming pool.

Ronan is also a Vocational Dental Trainer- responsible for the training and development of a new dental graduate at our practice.

Associate Ronan McGurk BDS (QUB) 2009 MJDF GDC 176528

Ronan graduated from Queens University Belfast and has been working at Bellstane since August 2009. He enjoys working in South Queensferry and attending to the dental needs of the friendly local people.

He is continually updating his knowledge and skills through a variety of courses and post graduate qualifications to ensure that patients are always receiving top quality treatment and advice.

In his spare time Ronan enjoys an array of sport and fitness activities - Gaelic football, running and cycling to name a few. His quieter spare time is spent with family and friends

Associate David Kenna BDS (Dundee) 2010 GDC 209160

David graduated from Dundee Dental School in 2011 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery with Commendation and the Restorative award. After graduating, David moved to Edinburgh and joined Bellstane Dental Care. He enjoys meeting and developing a good rapport with his patients.

David enjoys socialising, keeping fit at the gym and travelling back to his native Northern Ireland to spend time with his family. He enjoys challenging himself and is embarking on post graduate qualifications to fine tune and develop his skills.

VDP Conor Millar BDS (QUB) 2018 GDC 277630

Conor graduated from Queens University Belfast in 2018. He moved to Edinburgh to join Bellstane Dental Care. He is is really enjoying living in the city and especially likes working in the town of South Queensferry. He is keen to build positive relationships with the patients he looks after and always aims to treat their dental needs in the best way he can. Outside of dentistry Conor enjoys spending time with family and friends and enjoys going to the gym and playing hockey.

Associate Rachel Mulholland BDS (QUB) 2017 GDC 271275 

Rachel graduated from Queens University Belfast in 2017. Following graduation, Rachel moved to Edinburgh where she is enjoying working as part of the team and meeting the local community in South Queensferry.  Rachel is fully committed to establishing and developing strong links and a professional rapport with her patients.

Rachel enjoys socialising with friends and family and keeping fit either by playing Camogie, Gaelic football or going to the gym.

Dental Hygienist Denise Fleming CEB Dip Dent Hyg 1999 GDC 5587

Denise graduated as a Dental Hygienist from Glasgow Dental School in 1999. She works in several practices in West Lothian, including Bellstane Dental Care.

Denise has worked with us for more than seven years now. She particularly enjoys supporting and encouraging patients to achieve a perfect smile!

In her spare time, Denise loves walking her dog and keeping fit by going to classes such as Step, Body Combat and Roller Derby!

Dental Hygienist Therapist Jenna McColm BSc Oral Health Science 2014 GDC 252731

Originally from Linlithgow, Jenna moved to Glasgow to study Dental Hygiene and Therapy. Jenna works in a number of practices in the Edinburgh and Lothian area. She enjoys motivating patients to achieve a good level of oral hygiene by helping to create a tailored home care regime. She has experience working with different age groups and strives to ensure that her patients always feel relaxed and comfortable.

 In her free time, Jenna enjoys walking her dog around the country parks of Edinburgh and Pilates.

Our Nursing Team

Our Dental Nurses are qualified and GDC registered. In our team we have Fiona Armit and Alexa McHale who are our 'job share' Head Nurses, Anna Christie, Nicole Picton, Cherry Watson, Lisa Cameron, Levi Begg, Louisa Murphy and Robyn Morgan. Our Receptionist is Margaret Sibbald.

All of our staff are committed to continuing dental education and keeping abreast of the changes in modern dentistry. We regularly attend courses and occasionally close the practice for important in-house training.

Head Nurse Fiona Armit

Fiona started working as a trainee dental nurse after leaving school in 2007. She worked in Livingston and studied at Edinburgh Dental Institute where she obtained her dental nurse qualification in 2009. She also worked in Stirling and Edinburgh before joining Bellstane Dental Care in 2012.

Fiona recently completed the Cleanliness Champion Course and is going to take a practice management course to further improve and develop her knowledge.

Fiona enjoys spending her free time with family and friends at Stockcar Racing where several of her family member race!

Head Nurse Alexa McHale

Alexa initially starting her career as a Veterinary Nurse but soon realised that she preferred the clinical side to her work and dealing with people. In 2000, following two years training in practice, Alexa gained her NEBDN qualification. 

Alexa joined the Bellstane team in April 2017 and in December was promoted to Head Nurse, working alongside Fiona in a ‘job share’ arrangement.

Alexa gained the Cleanliness Champion qualification in 2012 and attended a Practice Management course in February 2018 as part of her on going career development   

Most of her free time is spent caring for family. Alexa also enjoys going out with friends and taking in the odd ‘chick flick’.