Travel :: Dentists
:: Associates :: Hygienists
:: Nursing Staff
- Bus: bus routes to Dumbarton Town Centre.
- Train: to Dumbarton Central then 5 minutes
- Car: large free car park in front of the practice.
The practice is situated 2 minutes walk from Dumbarton town centre
overlooking the River Leven.
The dental practice has been a thriving business in its current
location since 1992. It was formerly owned and managed by Bobby
and Patricia Craig. Bobby retired in October 2006 and the practice
was bought by Ghyll McCallum. Ghyll has worked hard to modernise
the practice since then to accommodate the increase in patient numbers,
incorporating a variety of improved and upgraded facilities for
both patients and staff.
Recent refurbishments include:
- a larger waiting room and reception area
- a dedicated decontamination unit for brand new sterilisation
processing of instruments and equipment
- a fifth surgery
- a larger staff room
- a disabled access toilet
Dentist, Hygienist and Staff numbers have also increased. There
are currently five dentists and two hygienists working in the practice
with an experienced support staff of 8 dental nurses and receptionists.
Levengrove Dental Care is committed to providing high quality dental
treatment to all of its patients. We happily accept new NHS patients
and carry out private treatment on request. All the dentists are
experienced in many aspects of dental treatment and we have an excellent
support network of other dental specialists who offer orthodontic,
implant and sedation treatment.
Ghyll McCallum BDS FDS RCPS :: Principal Dental Surgeon
GDC Reg no 66480
Before settling in Dumbarton Ghyll worked in a variety of
hospital and specialist centres after qualifying from Edinburgh
Dental School in 1991 and achieving the Fellowship of the
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 1995.
He enjoys all aspects of dentistry but has a special interest
in cosmetics, dentures and anti-snoring appliances (the mandibular
advancement splint). Ghyll is also a post graduate trainer
in General Dental Practice.
Alison MacDonald BDS :: Associate
GDC Reg no 83152
Alison graduated from Glasgow Dental Hospital & School
in 2004. She has gained vast experience working in General
Dental Practice in the Glasgow area since then combining this
with intense post graduate training. Since joining Levengrove
Dental Care in August 2008, and taking over Patricia Craig's
patients following her retiral, Alison has thrived in the
new environment and thoroughly enjoyed working with such a
Eve Docherty BDS (Hons) :: Associate
GDC Reg no 152069
Eve has been with the practice since qualifying from Glasgow
in 2008 and has built up a very healthy following of patients
to keep her very busy. She has considerable clinical experience
and comes with glowing recommendations from previous work
colleagues regarding her high academic and clinical achievements.
She also happens to be very well liked by her patients –
which in this job, is a big bonus! Eve spends her spare time
in the crazy world of outdoor adrenaline sports.
Jaclyn Gilliland :: Associate
GDC Reg no 152096
Jaclyn joined the practice in May 2012 to cover Alison's
maternity leave having orginally qualified from Glasgow in
2008. She has a varied and very useful background including
anxiety management and paediatric dentistry. This complements
the general practice that she has worked in for several years
whilst completing further postgraduate training. She has really
enjoyed working with the close knit team at Levengrove. Out
of surgery hours Jaclyn is an expert on the badminton court
having previously represented Scotland and she loves the outdoors
- rain or shine!
Barry Fraser :: Associate
GDC Reg no 191086
Barry is our newest addition to the practice. He graduated
in 2010 and has since complete to Membership of the Faculty
of Dental Surgeons and has spent the last 2 years honing his
skills in General Dental Practice, Community Dentistry and
Maxillofacial Surgery. In the future he plans to continue
training in surgical dentistry and implantology with the aims
of mentoring other dentists through implant training. Out
with dentistry Barry is a keen at many things as long as they
include sport and beer. He is a keen tennis player and also
plays football and golf (albeit not very well!). A good night
out with friends usually follows!
Michelle Corbett :: Therapist
GDC Reg no 178684
Michelle may be a familiar face to some having worked as
dental nurse within the practice a number of years ago. Despite
looking about 16 she is now fully qualified with a BSc in
Oral Health Sciences from Dundee Dental Hospital & School
in 2009 and has returned to work as the practice therapist.
Her role within the practice is to carry out various treatments
including scaling and polishing, adult restorations and all
treatments for children. Michelle particularly enjoys, and
thrives in the treatment of children and has a special interest
in periodontology. In her spare time she goes to a variety
of keep fit classes but she promises not to have her patients
doing pilates and yoga!
Julie Nealon RDH Hygienist :: Hygienist
GDC Reg no 6225
Julie qualified as a Dental Hygienist whilst serving in
the Royal Navy, gaining her Diploma in Dental Hygiene from
the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh in 2003. She has a
wealth of experience having worked with dental officers with
specialist interests in restorative dentistry, implantology
and periodontology. Having retired from the Royal Navy, Julie
now works in practice, whilst also lecturing part time. She
maintains and updates her clinical knowledge through regular
continuing professional development attending postgraduate
courses and meetings. This is when she has time amongst her
other hobbies of skydiving, scuba diving, running and cycling.
The nurses are all registered Dental Care Professionals with
the General Dental Council and are all able and experienced
to carry out all clinical and administrative duties throughout
the practice and regularly attend Regional and in house Post
Graduate continuing professional development courses.
From Left to Right: Dionne Millar,
Elaine Mooney, Janice Smith, Jennifer Ross, Lynsey Grant,
Monica McArthur, Lynn Whiting, Clare McWilliam, Roisin O'Malley,
Irene Cunningham, Elaine Gibson.
Patrick Lambert BDS :: Associate
Patrick has had a fabulous 2 years with us but always wanted
to return to Australia where he spent part of his undergraduate
training. He left in July 2012 to work and travel down under.
His chat and good nature will be missed by his patients and
all the staff.
Levengrove Dental Care
27 Woodyard Road
Tel: 01389 732522