Meet Our Dental Team
Murray qualified from Dundee in 1988 and on graduating, he worked in Dundee Dental Hospital in the Restorative Department. He has been in general practice in Dumfries since 1989, firstly as an associate, then as a partner and currently the practice owner.
Murray has always been keen to further his knowledge and keeps up to date with the latest techniques but has kept prevention as the core ethos in his practice.
In his spare time, Murray enjoys country pursuits, especially fishing and exercising his springer spaniels, Murphy and Alfie. He also enjoys tennis and travelling abroad, especially to Africa where he photographs the wildlife…as you will see in the practice!
Kenny qualified from Glasgow University in 1996. He then spent a year at Dundee Dental Hospital as a senior house officer in oral surgery and orthodontics, followed by a year in practice in Montrose. He moved to Dumfries in 1998 and joined this practice in January 2006. Taking over an established list, Kenny has maintained a strong emphasis on prevention and pain free dentistry.
Away from work, Kenny enjoys outdoor pursuits including golf, cycling and skiing…at least when his young family, wife and Smokey, the cat allows!
Sandra qualified as a Dental Hygienist in 1986 from Edinburgh School of Oral Hygiene and joined the practice shortly afterwards.
With over 30 years experience working in both general dental practice and with the health board, and as a Tutor in both Hygiene Therapy and Dental Nursing, she is well placed to help our patients achieve excellent oral health. In doing so, she supports the dentists and visiting specialists with a preventative approach.
Sandra is also our Practice Manager and through her stewardship, ensured the Practice had an exemplary audit.
At home, Sandra and her husband, Stephen, have 2 grown up children and enjoy walking their Jack Russell, Bradley. Sandra also runs with the Dumfries Running Club…very slowly, she adds!
Olive joined the practice in June 2015 as Reception Manager after working for a local High Street bank for some 30+ years, both in the UK and abroad.
Olive enjoys meeting our patients and helping to put them at ease and likes nothing better than creating spread sheets!
In her spare time Olive enjoys riding her horses, walking her dogs and cooking.
Amanda joined the practice in 1993 as a Dental Nurse and gained her Nurses Qualifications in 1997.
Amanda works with Murray, Kenny and Sandra in surgery and also carries out reception duties where patients can be guaranteed a warm welcome from her. She enjoys the interaction with the patients and the rest of the team.
In her spare time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her family and cat, Jasper. She also enjoys going to the rugby whenever she can and claims to be Greig Laidlaw’s biggest fan ever!
Ashley qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2013 and joined our practice in March 2017. Ashley has over 7 years chair-side experience. She carries out her dental nurse duties in all 3 surgeries and is a valuable member of the team. She also enjoys meeting and greeting the patients whilst covering reception.
In her spare time Ashley enjoys socialising with friends and popping down to the gym.
Louise has been a dental nurse since 2000 and joined us in 2010. Louise likes the variety her job offers and says that no 2 days are ever the same.
She is kept busy at home with 2 children, Rose and Sam, but any free time she gets Louise likes nothing better than chilling out with family and friends.
Jayne joined the practice as a receptionist in 2008 and went on to qualify as a dental nurse.
At home, Jayne is kept busy with her young daughter Jasmine and in the little spare time she has, she enjoys horse riding.
Sue Richardson, GDC 106733
Welcome back to Sue! Sue re-joined the practice in April 2018 as a Receptionist/Dental Nurse. She qualified in 2008 and very much enjoys all aspects of her work, especially the inter-action with the patients.
Out of hours, you will find Sue walking her 3 beloved dogs, Bindi, Jake and Meggie Moo at the beach and generally enjoying the great outdoors.
Fern has been a dental nurse since 2015 and joined us in 2018. Fern enjoys working with all the different clinicians in the practice. She has very quickly become a very valued member of the team, both by colleagues and patients.
In her spare time, Fern enjoys going out with friends, spending time with family and walking her dog, Bruno.