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The Team At Callander

Chris Barrowman

Chris Barrowman

Principal dentist

BDS Dund 2001 | GDC Number: 79642

Since graduating in 2001, Chris has continued to feed his passion for Dentistry. In 2007, he opened the Pitlochry based Infinityblu Dental Care & Implant Clinic as a squat practice, winning multiple practice awards, including Chris himself winning Best Young Dentist in Scotland at the UK Dentistry awards in 2013.

Over the following years, the Pitlochry practice and team has grown the practice from a single dental chair to a three surgery multi-displine practice with 6 dentists, 2 therapists and hygienist.

Following from this, in early 2017, Chris launched, again from start-up, a second two surgery practice, this time in Dunkeld. In March 2018, he purchased two further existing dental practices in Crieff and Auchterarder, and February 2020, purchased an existing dental practice in Alyth near Blairgowrie to bring the total number of practices to 5. Further growth in Infinityblu has been the acquisition of a 3-surgery practice in Duns, Scottish Borders, and a 4-surgery practice in Callander, Stirlingshire.

Infinityblu now employs over 100 team members throughout the 7 practices, with dental care provided by over 20 Dentists, and 5 Hygienists/Dental Therapists.

Chris has developed a customer focused service approach to the dental care at Infinityblu. The aim being to ensure the highest standard of dentistry is provided, that patient's needs are listened to, and that all patients are offered the full range of treatment options to enable them to make an educated decision to the treatment best for the patient.

He has over 20 years’ experience in dental implantology and devotes all his clinical time to offering a full in-house dental implant service over all the practices. Chris has recently shifted his implantology focus onto the revolutionary single day Chrome GUIDED smile system which enables Chris to treat patients by giving them a row of fixed teeth in a SINGLE VISIT, by removing failing teeth, placing a row of implants, and fitting fixed bridgework.

Most recently, Chris has invested substantially in the digital side of dentistry, and introducing a number of CBCT (Cone beam 3D scanning technology) for safer implant planning, digital scanners in multiple practices, and in-house milling units to the Pitlochry practice, enabling the Dentists to offer and fit in-house same day crowns, bridges, veneers and inlays, which can be milled and fitted with incredible accuracy and fit, all in one visit, thereby, eliminating the need for patients to have impressions, temporaries or multiple visits over a period of weeks to have lab work fitted.

Outside work, Chris has a passion in training for ultra-running and triathlons and spending his time with his three children and family.

Yvonne Bruehmann

Yvonne Bruehmann

Dentist

ZA (Germany 2005) | GDC Number: 101482

Yvonne qualified in Germany in 2005 as Zahnarzt (ZA) which is the German equivalent to the British BDS.

She has been working in Scotland ever since. Yvonne owned our practice in Callander for five years but decided to focus solely on dentistry again and now works as dental associate.

She provides all fields of dentistry and enjoys focusing on the less invasive options to give her patients a long term functional and comfortable healthy mouth.

Yvonne employs the latest technologies using intraoral scanners and digital dentistry to provide crown and bridge work which is high in its accuracy.

She has several years of experience in restoring implants.

Yvonne is a member of the BSDSM (British Society of Dental Sleep Medicine) and provides various types of Antisnoring and/or Sleep Apnoea appliances.

One of Yvonne’s particular interest lies in clear aligner therapy, such as Invisalign, which uses clear removable aligners to help relieve crowding, misalignment or spacing of teeth in adults and teenagers as an alternative to fixed braces.

Invisalign can be used as stand-alone treatment to improve the position of teeth or combined with composite bonding or SmileFast to enhance the aesthetic outcome.

Moving teeth and making them straighter has not only aesthetic purpose but can improve the overall oral health. Moving teeth out of less favourable positions, will make them easier cleanable and therefore can reduce the risk of gum disease and caries. Sometimes teeth can be poorly positioned and are at risk of increased wear or chipping. Moving these teeth into a more harmonic position can keep them stronger and help improve your overall bite.

With SmileFast she can create smile makeovers using composite bonding or ceramics showing you a digital smile design and trial smile previews in the planning process.

In her free time Yvonne plays the fiddle and enjoys hiking and exploring the hills.

Anita Jutley

Anita Jutley

Dentist

BDS (London 1996) | GDC Number: 72390

Anita qualified from The Royal London in 1996 and completed her vocational training in a dental practice in Catford London. Anita has worked mainly in the NHS in the UK and has spent nearly five years working in Nairobi Kenya in private practice. Anita works at the Callander practice and enjoys all aspects of dentistry.

Outside of work, Anita likes to bake and spend time with her friends and family.

James Livingstone

James Livingstone

Dentist

BDS (hons) MFDS RCPS Glasgow PGDip.Clin.Ortho | GDC Number 227223

James qualified from Glasgow University with Honours in 2012 following the completion of degrees in both Chemistry and Dentistry.

With a firm commitment to further training, he has completed the membership examination for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow as well as a diploma in clinical orthodontics.

Outside of work James tries to find time to make the most of Scotland’s landscape and is a keen photographer.

Tim Tabatabaie

Tim Tabatabaie

Associate Dentist

BDS Glasgow, PgDip Implants USR | GDC Number: 283070

Tim graduated from the University of Glasgow and has been with the Infinityblu team since 2019.

He works between the Crieff, Pitlochry and Callander practices carrying out general dentistry and placing implants.

Tim carried out his Implant training at the British Academy of Implant and Restorative Dentistry and has completed a post graduate diploma in Advanced Implant Dentistry at the San Raffaele University in Milan.

He enjoys spending time getting to know his patients and working with them to feel relaxed whilst having treatment and being able to offer patients fixed and natural feeling solutions to missing and failing teeth.

Outside of dentistry Tim is a big rugby fan and enjoys skiing during the winter months.

Fraser Callaghan

Fraser Callaghan

Associate Dentist / Endodontist

GDC Number : 154963 | BDS MFDS RCSEd PGDip (Ortho)

Fraser graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2008 with commendation. He then went on to successfully complete his vocational training year in general practice, learning all aspects of both general and cosmetic dentistry, and in 2010 he passed the requisite examinations to become a member of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. In 2015 he became the co-owner of a dental practice in Edinburgh which he ran for 6 years, before deciding to focus solely on clinical work once again.

Having spent many years within the fields of cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics, Fraser developed a love of endodontics (root canal surgery and the management of complex root injuries). He recently commenced further study which will lead to a Masters in Endodontics degree in early 2025. He uses a variety of highly specialised equipment in the practice to carry out high quality endodontic care, including his operating microscope, specialised ultrasonic canal cleaning protocols and a computerised anaesthesia delivery system to ensure his patients are always completely pain free and comfortable.

Fraser has previously held a position as a lecturer and opinion leading dentist for dental materials manufacturer Ivoclar Vivadent as well as being on the editorial board of Dentistry Scotland magazine, and a judge for the Dentistry Scotland Awards. He is also a former trainer of newly qualified dentists for NHS Scotland.

In his spare time Fraser loves the outdoors and enjoys both loch swimming and running. After over 20 years living in Edinburgh and Glasgow he is excited to now be moving to Perthshire to embrace the outdoors life as well as to join the Infinityblu team.

Komathy Mcbay

Komathy Mcbay

Specialist Oral Surgeon

BDS (Malaya) 2005
MFDS RCPS Glasgow
MClinDent (Uni of Edinburgh) Oral Surgery
MSurg Dent RCPS Glasgow

GDC Number 204328

Komathy graduated from University of Malaya in 2005. After 3 years in general dental practice, she pursued Master’s in Clinical Dentistry (Oral Surgery) at University of Edinburgh. Following 3 years of clinical training, she passed MSurgDent which enabled her to register as a specialist in Oral Surgery. Komathy has a wide range of experience, working in dental practices and dental hospitals over the past 17 years.

Komathy has been lucky to join the Infinityblu team providing oral surgery related services and intravenous sedation. Komathy receives both internal and external referrals. At Infinityblu, we work closely to provide best possible care to patients. Following oral surgery treatment, patients are then referred back to their General Dental Practitioners for ongoing care.

Komathy provides dental extractions, surgical extractions, tooth exposure for orthodontic purposes, soft tissue surgery including biopsies, tongue- tie release to name a few. Intravenous sedation is available in house for dental treatment. This is a great alternative for anxious patients.

Outside work, Komathy enjoys rock concerts and baking cakes

Arlene Struthers-Lake

Arlene Struthers-Lake

Dental Hygienist

DIP Dental Hygienist RCS (Edinburgh 2001) | GDC Number: 5960

Arlene trained in Edinburgh, gaining the Diploma in Dental Hygiene from the Royal College of Surgeons in 2001.

Immediately relocating to Wiltshire where she spent 13 years gaining a wealth of experience in treating a wide variety of patients, and formulating treatment plans to individual needs.

Since returning to Scotland in 2013, Arlene has worked in a variety of mixed practices in Edinburgh, Perth, Fife and East Dunbartonshire.

Arlene joined the team at Callander in 2017, where she continues to enjoy working with nervous patients to build their confidence, whilst ensuring their treatment needs are met, and providing oral hygiene advice to suit each individual. Arlene has recently been updating her Radiography skills, and hopes to be able to take CBCT Scans at Callander in the future.

When not working at the Callander practice, you will find Arlene at our New practice in Killin.

Outside of work, Arlene is working towards a Diploma in Counselling and enjoys the outdoors, doing a variety of activities with the family dogs and horses.

Frankie Siragusa

Frankie Siragusa

Practice Manager

NEBDN (2012)

Francesca joined Callander Dental Practice in 2009 and went on to receive her qualification in dental nursing in 2012. She has recently been promoted to practice manager after working as a nurse for almost 12 years. She is really excited about her new role within the practice.

Frankie enjoys spending her free time socialising with friends and family.

Nicola Mathieson

Nicola Mathieson

Senior Dental Nurse

NEBDN (2009) | GDC Number: 181717

Nicola has been with the practice for 17years and gained her qualification in dental nursing in 2009. She has recently taken on the role as Senior Dental Nurse. Nicola enjoys providing training for the new dental nurses and seeing them grow into their new careers.

Nicola in her spare time takes care of her two elderly horses and enjoys going on walks with her new puppy Rocco her recent addition to her zoo of animals. Nicola also enjoys socialising with her friends and family.

Kristina McAllister

Kristina McAllister

Dental Nurse

NEBDN (2019) | GDC Number: 285853

Kristina started to work as a trainee Dental Nurse in 2017and qualified in 2019.

Kristina enjoys all aspects of Dental nursing and would love to complete more courses relating to her job.

Kristina is very positive and smiley person. Kristina likes to ensure our patients are put at ease from the minute they walk through the door.

Outside work Kristina spends time with her baby girl Kylie and husband Sean. They are a very outdoor orientated family. Long walks, hikes, and swimming in the loch is what they like doing the most.

Eilidh MacLeod

Eilidh MacLeod

Dental Nurse

GDC 303681 SVQ in Dental Nursing at SCQF level 7 SQA (2022)

Eilidh has joined the practice as a trainee dental nurse, with previous experience in the hospitality industry, she is excited to learn something new and make a start on her hopefully life long career. Eilidh is excited to see where this adventure takes her.

When not at work, Eilidh enjoys spending time with her cats, Marvin & Honey, and her friends and family.

Geraldine McIver

Geraldine Maclver

Dental Nurse

GDC Number: 304360 | SVQ in Dental Nursing at SCQF level 7 SQA (2022)

Geraldine is our newest trainee dental nurse at the practice. Geraldine is originally from the Isle of Barra and moved to Callander in 2015. Geraldine has returned to work now that her children attend school and is very excited about her change in career after previously working in sports centres.

Outside of work Geraldine is kept busy with her family and enjoys spending time exploring the Trossachs on walks and cycles.

Geraldine McIver

Carly Hutchins

Trainee Dental Nurse

 

I have always worked in customer service, at a pub from 15 until 19 and now in a call centre. I'm very good with people and a hard worker giving my all into everything, can work independently but also I am not afraid to ask for help or guidance  in my spare time I love to play football and attend dance classes or taking my dogs a walk

Brooke Ritchie

Brooke Ritchie

Front of House Administrator

PDA Dental and Medical Reception Skills SCQF Level 6

Brooke started working in the practice in July 2021 after earning a BA (Hons) degree in Business Management at the University of the Highlands and Islands. She enjoys the atmosphere and friendly faces she sees every day at work. Brooke will likely be the first person you talk to when visiting the practice.

In her spare time, Brooke likes spending time with her friends and family, going on forest walks, watching every horror movie that Netflix has to offer, nights out, and gaming.

Blayre Simpson

Blayre Simpson

Front of House

I have previously worked in many different establishments within the hospitality industry spending ten years in customer facing roles. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and partner. I enjoy reading, spending time outdoors, listening to country music and planning the next travel adventure!

Julie Cockbill

Julie Cockbill

Integrations and Operations Manager

Foundation Degree Science in Dental Nursing (FDSC) NEBDN 2011 and HNC Oral Health Care – Dental Nursing 2012 | GDC Number: 222683

Julie started dental nursing in 2007 and went on to gain her Dental Nurse qualification in 2011. She thoroughly enjoyed her training, which spurred her on to continue with further education, and she then gained an HNC in Dental Nursing. She is currently one of four students working towards an HND in a pilot scheme at Dundee Dental Education Centre, where she is learning about practice administration too.

Julie joined Infinityblu in July 2016 and has enjoyed becoming part of a team that prioritises patient care and a high standard of dentistry. She became the Practice Manager of our Pitlochry practice in March 2017 and has gained extensive experience in the daily running of the practice.

Julie is a happy, outgoing person and it is these qualities which help to maintain Infinityblu’s friendly, yet professional atmosphere.

Outside work, Julie enjoys running, swimming and socialising with friends and family. She has recently bought her first home which she is currently renovating – which seemed like a good idea at the time! She is also in the midst of planning her wedding, which leaves her with little time for anything else.

Amel S Bannaga

Amel S Bannaga

Marketing Manager

Amel had her bachelor’s degree in marketing and kicked off her professional experience in the telecom industry for 9 years from Risk Management, Brand, Communications and Media to Pricing and Acquisition Management.

Amel moved from Sudan to the UK in mid 2019 and joined Infinityblu Dental Care and Implant Clinic in October 2019 to join the fast pace and growing brand. Most importantly to be part of the team and the friendly environment.

Outside of work Amel enjoys travelling and cultures, fashion designing and arts. And most importantly quality time with family and friends.

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