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Meet the team

 

Anu Mahajan

Anu Mahajan

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.

Gordon Andrews

Gordon Andrews

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.

Victoria Wright

Victoria Wright

Associate Dentist - GDC No: 252031

Victoria joined our practice in June 2016 having previously worked in Fife and Edinburgh. She is a caring and enthusiastic dentist who enjoys working with patients in all aspects of general dental practice.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family, and friends. Along with her other half, she is in the process of renovating her flat. This doesn’t give her a lot more free time, but when she does have the chance, she enjoys water sports, especially sailing, wake boarding.

Rose MacDonald

Rose MacDonald

Associate Dentist - GDC No: 81036

Qualified 2002 from Dundee Uni. with many years of experience from Hospital, Community and General Practice Dentistry, much of the last 14 spent in Practice in Haddington, getting to know lovely Patients and taking excellent care of their dental needs. Keen interest in all aspects of dentistry and currently undertaking a Masters in Aesthetic Medicine to further provide qualification in Anti- ageing treatments.

Hazel Durie

Hazel Durie

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!!!)

Shirley Macdonald

Shirley Macdonald

ORAL HEALTH EDUCATOR/CHILDSMILE NURSE - GDC No: 126233

Shirley joined the practice in 1988 combining work and studies over the years to qualify in Dental Nursing, Oral Health Education and Childsmile.

She is passionate about all aspects of her work and gets great job satisfaction from the rapport she has with the toddlers to teenagers in her care. The fun element she incorporates into her Oral Health & Childsmile sessions is popular with her young patients.

Her experience as a parent/granny helps her empathise with challenges families often face in maintaining good oral health habits and provides guidance to suit.

When she’s not working, Shirley enjoys being a Granny, baking, country living, audio books, writing and swimming.

Tracey McDonald

Tracey McDonald

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.