Nicola graduated from University of Glasgow in 1996 & started working at Tweedsmuir in 2010. In between graduating and staring here, she also worked in Thurso, Ayr and another practice in Glasgow. Nicola enjoys all aspects of General Practice. Outside of dentistry Nicola has a keen interest in sport. She is a PADI Divemaster, enjoys skiing and has a season ticket for Glasgow Warriors. She has also ran two marathons!
Lorna McIntosh BDS, MFDS RCPSG
Lorna has been working at Tweedsmuir since 2015. After graduating from The University of Manchester in 2014, Lorna has subsequently completed further training and was awarded Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons of Glasgow in 2016. She has also completed the Invisalign course, allowing her to offer simple, short term orthodontics in practice to adult patients. Lorna enjoys all aspects of dentistry but she particularly likes helping nervous or anxious patients beginning their dental journey and starting to overcome their fears. To assist with this, Lorna is also training in sedation to allow her to offer this to patients. Outside of work Lorna enjoys keeping active and you will normally find her in a gym or off going on daytrips and walks, exploring new places. Nothing beats heading off for a weekend away after a long week. Lorna is also a huge dog lover and will happily talk all day to anyone who will listen about anything dog related!
Aleena graduated from Dundee Dental School in 2018, achieving a distinction in her final year. She has a keen interest in the restorative and oral surgery aspects of dentistry and is continuously looking to perfect her dental skills as well as stay updated on the latest procedures. As someone with a gentle and calming nature, her aim is always to take her time in ensuring her patients have as relaxed and pain free an experience as possible at the dental surgery. Away from dentistry, she spends time helping out with various local charities. She also likes to keep fit and play netball. She loves to read, and her knowledge of Harry Potter trivia is unmatched!
Dentist GDC: 252030
Umara graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 2014 and has since gone on to develop her skills through various courses on cosmetic and restorative dentistry. She also has a first class degree in Physiology which has enabled her to take a holistic approach to treating her patients. In addition to general dentistry, she provides cosmetic orthodontic treatments and composite bonding. Umara strongly believes in utilising minimally invasive dentistry to deliver healthy, beautiful smiles. Umara is also currently training to place and restore dental implants, which are the gold standard treatment option for replacing missing teeth. Umara enjoys building long-term relationships with her patients and providing all treatments in a relaxing environment. She treats many patients with dental anxiety, working with them to overcome their phobia. She understands that dental treatment can be daunting and wants to explain everything that her patients need to know to put them at ease. Umara also carries out facial aesthetic treatments, including dermal fillers and anti wrinkle treatments. This is yet another way she can restore her patients' confidence, which she feels is the most satisfying part of her job. Umara has also carried out dental treatment abroad for children in need with the charity Dental Aid Network. This combines her love for dentistry and travelling, and above all with helping people. Her research carried out here led to her first journal publication! Outside of dentistry, Umara loves travelling to different parts of the world and seeing the world through the eyes of a 2 year old, through spending quality time with her son.
Graduating at the University of Dundee in 2009, Ali has worked as a dentist in Scotland since. After spending his early career practicing in Forfar, he returned to Glasgow in 2013. Ali enjoys all aspects of dentistry and is pleased to help the community maintain good oral health. Outside of work Ali enjoys spending time with friends and family. He's recently married, and has been blessed with a beautiful daughter.