33 Bridge Street, Tranent, EH33 1AH

About Us

Dr Gillian A Leslie BDS (Gla) MFDS RCS (Eng), Principal Dentist 

GDC 74256Gillian Leslie - Principal Dentist & Practice Owner

Gillian is the Principal Dentist and Practice Owner. She graduated in 1998 from the University of Glasgow and immediately joined the Royal Navy where she spent a career of 13 years serving as a Dental Officer.

During this time she was a task group Dentist for a global tour of 6 ships seeing many different nationalities of patients. She served in the Iraq war in 2003 with the Royal Marines then was posted to the US Navy to complete a years training in Exodontia.

Following this she was posted to Germany to provide a referral service for extractions to the serving personnel and their families. She then went to work in a busy Maxillofacial Unit in Portsmouth which specialised in head and neck cancers and reconstructive surgery. During this time she studied to gain her Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons of England.

Gillian retired as a Surgeon Lieutenant Commander (D) following the birth of her first daughter and has since completed further implant and surgical training. She has a keen interest in treating anxious patients, general dentistry and implant dentistry and those wanting to change how they feel about their mouth in general. 

Gillian now lives in East Lothian with her husband and 2 daugthers and has a keen interest in most sports expecially skiing, running and swimming.

 

Dr David Hunter BDS (Gla) MSc Hons (Edi), Dental Associate

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David completed a Geology degree at Edinburgh and then decided that he wanted to study Denitstry. He graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2004 and since then has worked in both NHS and Private Dentistry.

He is a keen Cosmetic Dentist and enjoys Crown and Bridge work but also has a keen interest in Endodontics (root canal treatments).

Dave is well liked by his patients and puts them at ease either by chatting about cycling or his love of music. He is also known as the singing Dentist. 

He is married with 2 girls and enjoys cycling the hills of East Lothian and playing drums in his band.

 

Dr Jasmine Tolat BChD (Leeds) MJDF (Eng) PGDip (Kent) 

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Jasmine is an enthusiastic individual who strives for perfection in her job. She wishes to provide her patients with a caring, preventative service, completed to the highest of standards. 

She graduated from Leeds university in 2012 and since worked in general practice and hospital-based dentistry. Over the past 2 years she has been working in Australia in both the private and public sector. Jasmine has a passion for paediatric and cosmetic dentistry. She is particularly good at dealing with anxious patients.

Jasmine lives in Edinburgh and enjoys Swimming, Scuba Diving, Dance and Gym.

 

Miss Laura Bourhill, Practice Supervisor

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Laura joined the Practice as a Supervisor with many years of experience working and learning in other busy Edinburgh practices.

She brings a fresh and enthusiastic attitude to the practice, keeping us all on our toes. 

Laura, as well as working chairside and at reception, makes sure the practice paperwork is kept up to date.

She is friendly and welcoming to all patients.

Laura has 3 daughters and enjoys keeping very busy with fitness and anything that will stop her sitting down.

 

Mrs Lesley Simpson, Lead Nurse

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Lesley has worked within the dental practice for 29 years. She took on the role of lead nurse when it became Bridge Dental Care.

Since then she has been heavily involved in creating the friendly and welcoming atmosphere that the practice is becoming known for.

With her cheery attitude she manages to put most patients at ease and she can often be heard laughing throughout the practice.

She is approachable and a consumate professional. She  is heavily involved in the training of our new dental nurses.

Lesley loves music, cinema, food, walking her dog, zumba and most of all she loves colouring in!!!

 

Mrs Yvonne Fairgrieve, Senior Dental Nurse

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Yvonne has also worked at the practice for over 15 years. She is an extremely hard working nurse who makes the patients feel at ease with her great sense of humour and mischief making.

She is constantly to be found cleaning and sweeping up. God help you if you have dirty boots!

Yvonne is also involved in the training of the junior nurses with cross infection and instrument sterilisation. She enjoys daily visits to Tescos, shopping, music and reality TV.

 

Miss Lia Peel,  Dental Nurse

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Lia joined us 2 years ago and recently passed her Nursing Exams, she is now a fully qualified nurse. She is doing extremely well and has excelled in her chosen career.

She enjoys playing hockey for the local Ross High team, buying dresses and spending her hard earned new money!

 

 

 

Miss Ailsa Peel, Trainee Dental Nurse
 

Ailsa is a trainee dental nurse who started last April 6 months after her sister. She has excelled in her training and has proven to be an invaluable member of staff who keeps us going with all her chat.

She also plays hockey for Ross High, enjoys socialising, borrowing her sister's clothes and spending!

About Us

Dr Gillian A Leslie BDS (Gla) MFDS RCS (Eng), Principal Dentist 

GDC 74256Gillian Leslie - Principal Dentist & Practice Owner

Gillian is the Principal Dentist and Practice Owner. She graduated in 1998 from the University of Glasgow and immediately joined the Royal Navy where she spent a career of 13 years serving as a Dental Officer.

During this time she was a task group Dentist for a global tour of 6 ships seeing many different nationalities of patients. She served in the Iraq war in 2003 with the Royal Marines then was posted to the US Navy to complete a years training in Exodontia.

Following this she was posted to Germany to provide a referral service for extractions to the serving personnel and their families. She then went to work in a busy Maxillofacial Unit in Portsmouth which specialised in head and neck cancers and reconstructive surgery. During this time she studied to gain her Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons of England.

Gillian retired as a Surgeon Lieutenant Commander (D) following the birth of her first daughter and has since completed further implant and surgical training. She has a keen interest in treating anxious patients, general dentistry and implant dentistry and those wanting to change how they feel about their mouth in general. 

Gillian now lives in East Lothian with her husband and 2 daugthers and has a keen interest in most sports expecially skiing, running and swimming.

 

Dr David Hunter BDS (Gla) MSc Hons (Edi), Dental Associate

GDC 83161 

David completed a Geology degree at Edinburgh and then decided that he wanted to study Denitstry. He graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2004 and since then has worked in both NHS and Private Dentistry.

He is a keen Cosmetic Dentist and enjoys Crown and Bridge work but also has a keen interest in Endodontics (root canal treatments).

Dave is well liked by his patients and puts them at ease either by chatting about cycling or his love of music. He is also known as the singing Dentist. 

He is married with 2 girls and enjoys cycling the hills of East Lothian and playing drums in his band.

 

Dr Jasmine Tolat BChD (Leeds) MJDF (Eng) PGDip (Kent) 

GDC 229450 

Jasmine is an enthusiastic individual who strives for perfection in her job. She wishes to provide her patients with a caring, preventative service, completed to the highest of standards. 

She graduated from Leeds university in 2012 and since worked in general practice and hospital-based dentistry. Over the past 2 years she has been working in Australia in both the private and public sector. Jasmine has a passion for paediatric and cosmetic dentistry. She is particularly good at dealing with anxious patients.

Jasmine lives in Edinburgh and enjoys Swimming, Scuba Diving, Dance and Gym.

 

Miss Laura Bourhill, Practice Supervisor

GDC 176285

Laura joined the Practice as a Supervisor with many years of experience working and learning in other busy Edinburgh practices.

She brings a fresh and enthusiastic attitude to the practice, keeping us all on our toes. 

Laura, as well as working chairside and at reception, makes sure the practice paperwork is kept up to date.

She is friendly and welcoming to all patients.

Laura has 3 daughters and enjoys keeping very busy with fitness and anything that will stop her sitting down.

 

Mrs Lesley Simpson, Lead Nurse

GDC 125691

Lesley has worked within the dental practice for 29 years. She took on the role of lead nurse when it became Bridge Dental Care.

Since then she has been heavily involved in creating the friendly and welcoming atmosphere that the practice is becoming known for.

With her cheery attitude she manages to put most patients at ease and she can often be heard laughing throughout the practice.

She is approachable and a consumate professional. She  is heavily involved in the training of our new dental nurses.

Lesley loves music, cinema, food, walking her dog, zumba and most of all she loves colouring in!!!

 

Mrs Yvonne Fairgrieve, Senior Dental Nurse

GDC 125179

Yvonne has also worked at the practice for over 15 years. She is an extremely hard working nurse who makes the patients feel at ease with her great sense of humour and mischief making.

She is constantly to be found cleaning and sweeping up. God help you if you have dirty boots!

Yvonne is also involved in the training of the junior nurses with cross infection and instrument sterilisation. She enjoys daily visits to Tescos, shopping, music and reality TV.

 

Miss Lia Peel,  Dental Nurse

GDC TBC

Lia joined us 2 years ago and recently passed her Nursing Exams, she is now a fully qualified nurse. She is doing extremely well and has excelled in her chosen career.

She enjoys playing hockey for the local Ross High team, buying dresses and spending her hard earned new money!

 

 

 

Miss Ailsa Peel, Trainee Dental Nurse
 

Ailsa is a trainee dental nurse who started last April 6 months after her sister. She has excelled in her training and has proven to be an invaluable member of staff who keeps us going with all her chat.

She also plays hockey for Ross High, enjoys socialising, borrowing her sister's clothes and spending!

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