Meet Our Team

Specialist Orthodontists

Dr Yas Aljubouri

Dr Yas Aljubouri

BDS(Hons), LDSRCS(Edin), MFDSRCS(Edin), MSc(Glas), MOrthRCS(Edin)
Practice Principal GDC No: 75355

Dr Yas Aljubouri is the practice principal at Giffnock Orthodontic Centre. He graduated as a dentist in 1991 and has worked as a Senior House Officer (SHO) in Wexham Park, Huddersfield, Cheltenham and Queen Margaret Hospitals.

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Dr George Kantopoulos BDS

Dr George Kantopoulos

BDS (Constanta), DOrth (Iasi) Associate Specialist Orthodontist GDC No. 105577

George graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2003 from Ovidius University in Constanta, Romania. He went on to complete his three year specialisation training in Orthodontics in 2008 at the University of Medicine in Iasi, Romania.

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Dr Fadi Silwadi

Dr Fadi Silwadi

BCom(Hons), DDS(Hons), MFDSRCS(Edin), MJDFRCS(Engl), MClinDent(Lond), MOrthRCS(Edin), IMOrthRCS(Engl) Associate Specialist Orthodontist GDC No: 252526

Fadi started his education in 2004 completing a Baccalaureate in Commerce (BCom Hons) with Honours at the University of Ottawa in his home country of Canada. In 2009 Fadi qualified as a dentist (DDS Hons).

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The Practice

Carol McPhee

Practice Manager, Carol MacPhee GDC 226755

I joined the practice in 2009 after moving to Glasgow from the Western Isles in 2006. I was delighted to be given the opportunity of working full time and studying in the evenings thus gaining my dental nurse qualification. I instantly loved nursing, especially in orthodontics where we are constantly giving people new smiles. It’s been great to work in a practice that has helped me progress my career and become Practice Manager. At GOC we have a happy, friendly team which I think is important to help our patients feel at ease. In my spare time I like walking and running to keep fit and I also enjoy baking.

Natalie McGarth

Assistant Manager, Natalie McGarth GDC 200006

Linda Gray

Our receptionist, Linda Gray

I have been at the practice since 1998 and would class myself as a people person. I like getting to know our patients and even seeing their children come as patients now. Yes, it can make me feel old but I prefer to be called highly experienced! I love being part of the team and enjoy the nights out we have. I've been to a few and could tell you a few stories. In my spare time I enjoy walking my daughter's dog, shopping and reading.


The Orthodontic Nurses

Kristina Callaghan

Senior Nurse, Kristina Callaghan GDC 197815

After two years training and working in general dentistry I joined Giffnock Orthodontic Centre. I liked the idea of joining a progressive practice with new challenges and career progression. I enjoy seeing our patient's lives change and to see them smile with confidence when their treatment is finished is really rewarding. It's amazing the difference straight teeth can make to people's confidence and I love being part of that. I have three children so have very little spare time but when I am not working I enjoy being a mum.

Yvonne McPhie

Dental Nurse, Yvonne McPhie GDC 252332

 

Ellis Boyd

Dental Nurse, Ellis Boyd GDC 254603

 

 
Nadine Kelly

Dental Nurse, Nadine Kelly GDC 256998

 

Rhianna Lockhart

Dental Nurse, Rhianna Lockhart GDC 255334

Rhianna began her dental career in Australia, upon returning from travelling the world she enrolled in HNC Dental Nursing in Coatbridge in 2013 and became a fully qualified dental nurse in 2014. She then went on to study further in dental nursing completing HND and gaining Radiography. She joined our team in August 2015.

Rhianna enjoys woking in orthodontics and does Higher Human Biology on Tuesday evenings. She would like to go on to study Oral Science to become a Hygiene Therapist in the future.

Outside of work Rhianna enjoys travelling, cooking and spending quality time with her family.