Meet the team
Principal Dentist - GDC No: 232462
Anu is the Principal Dentist of the practice, having worked in Oban, Edinburgh & Stirling before joining Sidegate Dental Practice. Since qualifying over ten years ago, she continually strives to improve her skills. She has gained Diploma membership from Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and is currently studying MSc (aesthetic dentistry) from Kings College of London. She is passionate about all aspects of dentistry and in particular has a keen interest in the latest minimally invasive techniques and cosmetic dentistry. To expand her scope of practice in Cosmetic dentistry, she is certified to provide short term orthodontics and facial rejuvenation (Botox and fillers). She especially enjoys treating nervous patients, in particular those who have avoided treatment for long periods due to previous bad experiences, and aims to reinstall confidence in the dental profession with a gentle and caring approach. She maintains a portfolio of continuing professional development to ensure that patients are offered the latest techniques available in Dentistry.
Away from dentistry, she loves travelling the world, experimenting different cuisine and spending time with family & friends.
Implant Consultant - GDC No: 57624
Gordon has practiced in Haddington for over thirty years. Gordon opened Sidegate Dental Practice in 1985 as the Principal Dentist. Following retirement in 2018 he remains with the practice as an implant consultant.
Outside work, Gordon enjoys time with his family. He also enjoys both hill walking and photography.
Associate Dentist - GDC No: 267425
Born and brought up in the west of Scotland, Takkay is an Edinburgh University graduate prior to obtaining a degree in dentistry (DMD) from Semmelweis University. He is interested in all aspects of general dentistry. He has recently completed a course in periodontics at the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK). He is also an Invisalign Go provider.
Associate Dentist - GDC No: 264283
Clara qualified from Glasgow Dental School in 2016. On completion of her degree she worked as a general dentist in Glasgow for three and half years before moving to the East of Scotland. Clara enjoys all aspects of general dentistry although she has a special interest in facial aesthetics and is currently undertaking a master’s degree in Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine at Manchester University. In her spare time she enjoys walking her dogs and visiting different parts of the world when on holiday!
Dental Hygienist - GDC No: 2579
Hazel graduated from Edinburgh Dental School in 1983. She joined Sidegate Dental Practice in 1990.
Oral hygiene is key to successful treatment and Hazel gets job satisfaction in seeing improvements in her patient’s oral health.
In her free time Hazel enjoys walking, reading, cooking, entertaining and socialising with family & friends (oh and SHOPPING!!!)
Dental Nurse/Practice Manager - GDC No: 110512
Tracey joined us in 1988 qualifying as a dental nurse in 1990. She combined nursing with reception and proved to be excellent in organisation & admin. As the longest serving member of staff she took on the role of Practice Manager as we expanded. Her knowledge & experience allows her to be a great team leader and ‘Ask Tracey’ is a popular catchphrase at Sidegate.
In her spare time Tracey enjoys spending time with family and friends.