Canmore Dental Practice
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Meet the Team
Below is a list of all the staff working at Canmore Dental Practice Currently we have 6 dentists and 8 dental nurses.

Aleks Wasiak BMSc (Hons) BDS MFDS RCSed

Aleks Wasiak BMSc (Hons) BDS MFDS RCSed
Principle Dentist

A graduate of Dundee University with a first class Honours degree in Medical Psychology and a Bachelor of Dental Surgery, Aleksandra initially worked in various fields of dentistry including hospital, community and general practice in the Edinburgh area. After graduating, Aleksandra continued her graduate studies and achieved membership to Royal College of Surgeons in 2003. In May 2004, Aleksandra began working for the Fife Community Dental Service whist setting up Canmore Dental Practice which opened in November 2004

Since 2004, she has developed the practice into a 4 surgery clinic and is committed to providing the highest standard of patient care throughout the team. Aleks is also looking forward to seeing new patients at the brand new practice she is opening in April 2016 in Lochgelly!

David Adam BDS David Adam BDS

David graduated from The University of Glasgow in 2005 as a Bachelor of Dental Surgery with Commendation. Originally from Dunfermline, he returned to fife to complete his training in general practice before joining the Canmore Dental Practice in 2006.

He has a keen interest in all aspects of restorative dentistry and regularly attends courses to keep up to date with the latest techniques. Most recently, David completed further training to become a Mentor to newly qualified dentists and is actively involved in Post graduate training.

Alan Torgersen BSc (hons) BDS

Alan Torgersen BSc (hons) BDS

Alan is originally from Crieff in Perthshire and worked in the biotechnology industry after graduating from Aberdeen University with a honours degree in Molecular Biology. He then went on to study dentistry in Glasgow and graduated in 2013.

Alan enjoys all aspects of dentistry and has a special interest in cosmetic braced, offering the six months smile braces to patients in  the practice.


Anita Coleman BDS

Kevin Colgan BDS

Kevin is originally from Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire. He graduated from the University of Glasgow. Kevin joined the Canmore team in August 2015 and has valued his time here so far, having spent the majority of the time trying to learn the language of the local area. Once he mastered this, he has enjoyed treating the locals from all age groups and is looking forward to the rest of his dental career.

Kevin feels that the great team within the practice is what makes it such a friendly both to work and receive treatment.

Lorna Scoular BDS MFDS RCPS (Gla)

Lorna Scoular BDS MFDS RCPS (Gla)

Lorna graduated from the University of Glasgow with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery with Commendation. She joined the practice in August 2011 and is really happy to be working as part of the Canmore team. In 2014 Lorna continued her post graduate studies becoming a member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow.

In 2015, Lrona was part of the team which completed The Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry course about pain ad anxiety control with dental sedation and looks forwrd to being able to offer this to her patients. Lorna enjoys all aspects of dentistry and has a real passion for oral surgery and paediatrics.

Alyssa Watson BDS

Alyssa graduated from the University of Dundee with a Bachelor of Dental surgery with Honours. Never straying far from her hometown of Dunfermline, she returned on weekends during her studies to work at a receptionist at a local dental practice before joining Canmore as a dentist in 2016. She enjoys the variety of general practice.

Jennifer Berndt BMSc (Hons) BDS

Jennifer joined the practice in August 2016.She is from Barry, South Wales and, if asked can say the longest place name in the world!

Jennifer completed her honours degree in biochemistry as well as graduating from dentistry at the University of Dundee in 2016. She enjoys all aspects of dentistry and is also interested in clinical research.

Dental Therapist

Maritza is our Dental Therapist. She recently joined the team in our Lochgelly practice in 2016. Maritza's favourite aspect of her job is making people smile. She loves to travel and is planning to swim with sharks on her next holiday! Maritza is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Lynn RDN
Practice Manager (Dunfermline and Lochgelly)

Lynn first joined the practice as a trainee dental nurse back in in 2004 when Aleks first opened the practice. She then qualified in November 2006 and by 2009 became the Practice Manager. She helped Aleks build a team a team of 4 to now a team of 14. Lynn thrives on helping manage a large friendly team and likes to keep the practice with all the latest schemes, awards and policies. This has helped with achieving and keeping the practice a member of the BDA Good Practice Scheme

Lynn is very excited about the new practice which is opening in Lochgelly and will be manager of the Lochgelly practice. Lynn is looking forward to helping build the Lochgelly practice to the success of the Dunfermline practice and also gain the BDA Good Practice Award for Lochgelly practice and build a strong relationship with all the new patients.


Cheryl RDN
Assistant Practice Manager (Dunfermline and Lochgelly)

Cheryl has been a dental Nurse since 2001 and became qualified in 2003. She worked in various practices all over Fife before settling into the team at Canmore in 2006 and has been here for 10 years. In 2009, Cheryl became one of the Senior nurses and was recently asked to become practice manager of the Dunfermline surgery when Lynn joins Aleks in the new practice in Lochgelly.

Cheryl is the practice cleanliness champion, which involves keeping up to date with the latest cross infection and decontaminationrules and regulations. She is also and extended duties Dental Nurse, which enables her to be part of the Childsmile scheme. At the moment, she is working towards acheiving her sedation qualification and is looking forward to treating anxious patients.


Gemma RDN
Senior Dental Nurse

Gemma began working as a dental nurse when she finished school back in 1999 and became fully qualified in 2001. After working at another surgery for 7 years, she joined the Canmore Dental Practice in 2006. She has now been part of the team for 10 years and is a Senior Nurse.

Gemma enjoys all aspects of her job, especially working chairside in the surgery. She is currently on maternity leave after having her second son and will re-join the team in the summer.


Qualified Dental Nurse

Lois started working with us as a trainee dental nurse in September 2014. She attended Edinburgh College and passed National Diploma in Dental Nursing in June 2016.

Lois enjoy all aspects of her job and the people she works with.

Qualified Dental Nurse

After leaving school in 2000 Kirsty studied full time dental nursing course at Edinburgh Telford College and gained a SVQ level 3 and National Certificate in dental nursing.

Kirsty became a registered member of the GDC in 2008 and is also a Cleanliness Champion. She worked in a busy NHS dental practice in dunfermline before joining the team at Canmore in May 2016.

Kirsty enjoys all aspects of dental nursing especially oral surgery and the general interaction with patients

Katie is the practice receptionist and have been working here since December 2016. She has never worked in a dental practice before but has family members in dentistry and has always found it very interesting!

Katie enjoys learning new things every day and being educated by lovely senior staff, she is also currently participating in online courses to get an understanding of dental care and how to help patients over the phone if they have any dental emergencies.
Ruby Ruby
Trainee Dental Nurse

Ruby is one of our trainee dental nurses and is about to begin her Dental Nursing course at college whilst being trained by senior staff in the practice. She joined us in the summer of 2016 and has been interested in becoming a dental nurse for a while as she has a family member that works in the industry. Ruby is enjoying all aspects of her job so far and is looking forward to starting college.

Trainee Dental Nurse

Hannah is the newest member of the Canmore dental team, she joined us in August 2015 and has recently started working towards her diploma in dental nursing at Edinburgh College.

She is enjoying learning about all aspects of dental nursing while having on the job training here at the practice.


Leeanne RDN
Qualified Dental Nurse

Leeanne joined the practice in 2009 as a trainee dental Nurse and acheived her diploma in Dental Nursing in 2012 at Edinburgh's Telford College. She has been with us for over 7 years. Leeanne is currently working towards her sedation qualification which she is looking forward to.


Danielle RDN
Qualified Dental Nurse

Danielle joined the practice as a trainee nurse in 2009 and quaified in 21012 after sitting her diploma in Dental Nursing.

She has been part of the Canmore team for 7 years and enjoys working with great group of people and is looking forward to working towards becoming a senior dental nurse in the future.


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