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Multi-Site Team

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.

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.

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.

Angela Tulleth

Angela Tulleth

Integrations Coordinator

I began my dental journey as a Trainee Dental Nurse in 1999, I became a senior nurse then progressed on to practice management. I was then involved with Operations, Finance and Integrations.

During my spare time I enjoy hill walking and visiting the North Coast 500. There are many amazing sites throughout the NC500 that I never tire of visiting.

Paula Caruthers

Paula Caruthers

Patient Care Manager

SQA L3 Dental Nursing & PDA Dental Nursing SQA 2014 and HNC Oral Healthcare: Dental Nursing

SCQF level 8: delivering oral health interventions.

Paula joined the Infinityblu team in 2013 and achieved her dental nurse qualification in the summer of 2014. Paula has undertaken the role of treatment coordinator in the past and has since become the patient care hub coordinator.

Paula offers both enthusiasm and a great deal of compassion. She has gained a wealth of knowledge regarding different aspects of dentistry and specialised dental treatments.

Her role at Infinityblu is to be the main point of contact for all new patients. She will ensure your needs, questions and concerns are all listened to and understood to ensure a seamless and enjoyable patient journey.

Outside of work Paula loves spending time with her family. Paula strives to maintain a good balance between work and home life because she is extremely passionate about her career in dentistry.

Pauline Carruthers

Pauline Carruthers

People Manager

I joined the Infinityblu team in May 2022 as HR People Manager.

I started my career as a Dental Nurse in 1991. Over the last 30 years my career has progressed and I have undertaken further positions in NHS & Private Dental Practices including Lead Nurse and Practice Manager, completing my PDA in Dental Practice Manager Diploma in 2011 which included Human Resource Management.

In addition to my management career I have also worked for the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme, supporting the development of guidance and legislation for dental teams across Scotland. In 2013 I became a tutor for NHS NES and supported other Practice Managers to complete their PDA in Dental Practice Management, I loved encouraging other Managers to learn and develop in their own careers and I am now enjoying supporting the Infinityblu team to meet their own career goals.

In my spare time I love spending time with family and friends and walking my dog, Eddie.

Evelyn McKenzie

Evelyn McKenzie

Patient Care Administrator

Evelyn joined the Infinityblu team in March 2023 and is enjoying working as part of the patient care team.

Away from work, Evelyn enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Caterina Romano

Caterina Romano

Social Media Coordinator

I had my diploma in photography at the Istituto Italiano di Fotografia in Milan in 2008. I was doing many personal projects with artistic and portrait photography but nothing work related.

I moved from Italy to UK in 2013, in Dundee, and I couldn’t have made a better choice.

I started to work in Hospitality and slowly grew my career as a coffee shop assistant manager. This gave me the opportunity to met so many special people, to grow as a person, become more responsible and understand that I like to work with a team of people.

I always loved the social media world, spending so much time scrolling on those pages! And in 2021 I had the opportunity to put together my photography skills, social media and marketing and started to work for Henry's Coffee house in Dundee. I joined Infinityblu in November 2022 and I feel like I am already part of a big family!

Outside work I am a very introvert, love my dog Sophia and my husband's company. I am a big TV series addict and love to binge watch; I love to go to art and photography exhibitions. One of my favourites: David La Chapelle.

Sarah Melville

Sarah Melville

Graphic Designer

Sarah completed her studies in Dundee in the summer of 2020, just as covid hit - finishing with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Arts. In her previous role she worked with a start-up non-profit organisation aiming to help young people find the career of their dreams. Looking for a new challenge she has joined the Infinityblu team as our on-site graphic designer and is loving working for infinityblu and seeing her designs come to life.

In her spare time Sarah loves spending time with her fiancée and their zoo of animals, finding new plants to fill their home with, as well as taking Toby the dachshund on lots of fun adventures.

Sean Forbes

Sean Forbes

Maintenance Coordinator

I have been involved in the building trade all my life since leaving school to serve my apprenticeship. From flat renovation to large new build one off housing and everything in between. As well as carpentry at all levels I have an interest in several other trade related areas; Ceramic tiling, leadwork, plumbing, painting, roof tiling being just a few of them.

I like to work on my old saab convertible as a pastime and to ensure it runs well and will arrive safely at the intended destination.

Fixing PCs either hardware or software related problems is a hobby of mine too.

Linda, my wife and I like to go for walks in the country and city break touring as well. Cycling is an interest of mine but nothing too major off road these days.

Linda Chisholm

Linda Chisholm

Patient Care Administrator

Linda joined in December 2022 as a Patient Care Administrator at Infinityblu's Head Office in Pitlochry. She worked in the Bank for 14 years before having her family. For the last 12 years she has been selling eggs from the family farm locally and since her children are now grown up is looking forward to a new challenge at Infinityblu where she has received a warm and friendly welcome.

In her spare time Linda enjoys spending time with family, reading, crafting and Country Dancing, performing at the local Highland Nights in Pitlochry.

Alexa Reid

Alexa Reid

Patient Care Administrator

Alexa started her dental career in 2009, gaining experience in many aspects of the day to day running of a dental practice, before going on to qualify as a dental nurse in 2015.

After a few years working outside the dental industry Alexa joined Infinityblu in 2022 where she has become part of the patient care team at the head office based in Pitlochry. This role involves keeping in contact with all the Infinity Blu practices and Alexa is very much enjoying the variety this offers, as well as being part of a friendly relaxed team.

Gaynor McNeill

Gaynor McNeill

Patient Care Administrator

Gaynor joined InfinityBlu in October 23, as a Patient Care Administrator in Iblu head office.

She worked as an office manager for an independent optician for over 20 years. Starting as a receptionist in one of the practices & progressing from head practice manager, dispensing optician to head office in Liverpool.

Gaynor moved to Scotland 8 years ago to be closer to her family. She enjoys spending time with her family, especially her 3 grandchildren. She likes horse riding & going on hacks with her friends & their horses.

Gaynor is really enjoying being part of a team again.

Warren Patterson

Warren Patterson

Facilities Manager

I left school and completed my apprenticeship as an electrician. Went to Prestwich Cycle Factors as a manager selling cycles to the trade. I left PCF and spent 6 months in the USA travelling and also trained to be a PADI instructor for Scuba diving. Returned to the UK and opened a mountain bike shop. I then went self employed and opened my own electrical contracting business, which traded until 2012.

I then joined the dental industry and worked for W&H UK, moving to Dolby Medical/DD in 2016. Finished at DD in October 2022 and started employment with Prestige/Tuttnauer in January 2023 moving to my current position in March 2023.

My hobbies include Mountain Biking, sailing, golf, and wakeboarding.

Trystan Powell

Trystan Powell

Finance and Strategy Manager

Trystan Powell is the Finance and Strategy Manager at Infinityblu Dental Care and Implant Clinic, bringing over 15 years of experience as a strategy and business consultant. Since joining Infinityblu in January 2023, Trystan has played a pivotal role in developing and guiding the company's business strategy and direction, while ensuring financial sustainability.

With a diverse background in management consulting, retail, and general management, Trystan has successfully delivered projects in various industries, including financial services, operations management, strategy, customer service, healthcare, HR, food & drink, change management, retail, digital transformation, project management, sports, and general consulting roles. He is experienced in working with stakeholders at all levels, from C-Suite executives to entry-level colleagues.

Trystan's expertise lies in turning around business performance, building and leading teams, and developing and executing strategic plans. He excels in relationship-building and has a well-rounded skill set that enables him to improve performance and drive results.

As Finance and Strategy Manager, Trystan oversees financial management strategies, reduces financial risk, and provides valuable recommendations to maximize profits. He monitors key performance indicators, compiles reports, and ensures adherence to industry regulations. Trystan also collaborates with internal and external stakeholders, managing budgets, cash flow, and forecasting for Infinityblu's growth initiatives.

With a strong commitment to excellence, Trystan Powell is dedicated to driving Infinityblu Dental Care and Implant Clinic's long-term success through effective financial management and strategic guidance.

Aimee Parkinson

Aimee Parkinson

People Coordinator

I come from an administrative, finance and HR background having worked in various industries for over 20 years. For the last 5 years I have worked primarily in Social Care as a Support Worker assisting adults with learning disabilities, the elderly and most recently within a specialist Dementia Unit, which was challenging but very rewarding. Outside of work I keep busy running a charity as a volunteer rehoming dogs and cats from Romania. I love reading and spending time with my husband and 3 dogs (Molly, Lenny and Esteban) and taking trips around Scotland. I regularly travel to Romania to visit our shelter in Constanta to help take care of the 110+ dogs and cats in the charity's care. And when free time allows I attend courses and online learning for my dog training qualification and accreditation in the hopes of having my own well behaved dogs one day!

Linda Balsillie

Linda Balsillie

Compliance Coordinator

2013 – NES - Extended Duty Dental Nurse Course – Childsmile
2012 - NES - Professional Development Award for Dental Practice Managers
1998 – Glenys Bridges - Certificate in Dental Practice Management
1994 – National Examination Board for Dental Surgery Assistants (now NEBDN)
National Certificate Dental Surgery Assistant

A long , long time ago...I left school and started working at a local dental practice as a dental nurse. After a few years mainly chair side I took on the role as practice manager. Now I have around 30 years experience covering all aspects dental practice management & dental nursing. This was bisected by a 6 years stint as a police officer !

I enjoy learning as part of my nursing CPD, completing many varied weird and wonderful courses along the way. I have also completed a few courses through the Open University which I have loved.

Out with work I enjoy walking with my mad spaniels Sam & Zip. I love swimming outdoors, relaxing with a good book as well as socialising with friends and any type of dancing.

Scott Brownlee

Scott Brownlee

Handyman

I have over 20 years experience in all aspects of joinery and been lucky enough that this has gave me the opportunity to travel Scotland meeting knew peoples and learning new skills.

I am a keen walker and spend my spare time with my family and our dogs exploring different trails across the Scottish borders.

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