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Welcome to

Roxburgh Dental Practice

A committed NHS dental practice in Galashiels


Roxburgh Dental Practice, located in Galashiels, provides dental care for adults and children both under the NHS and privately.

In addition to being a family-friendly NHS dentist, we are pleased to offer private alternative treatments including cosmetic braces to straighten adult teeth, tooth whitening, line smoothing treatments and facial fillers.

We welcome new NHS patients

Here at Roxburgh Dental Practice, we are always pleased to welcome new NHS and private dental patients to our practice. Whether you require treatment on the NHS or elective cosmetic solutions as a private patient, we have the experience to treat you to the highest standard.

Dental implant clinic

Roxburgh Dental hold an implant clinic that allows our patients to achieve the smile they have always wanted. Unlike denture or bridges, implants are more durable, provide a more permanent fix and are the closest solution to natural teeth, both in appearance and fit.

Our Implant Dentist, Duncan Black, is highly experienced in the field of implants and will ensure that you receive the highest quality of care throughout your treatment. To book an appointment with Duncan Black, please contact the practice on 01896 753 424.

Roxburgh Dental Practice Dentist

Kevin Deane

BDS Glasg 1999
GDC Number: 75885

Kevin is a University of Glasgow graduate and, after a decade of working in general practice in Edinburgh, he joined the practice in the summer of 2009 and is the longest-serving dentist at the practice.

Kevin has a particular interest in tooth-coloured fillings, tooth whitening and fixed prosthodontics, including crown and bridge work.

Outwith work, Kevin enjoys spending time with his family and walking his dog. Kevin also coaches youth football and plays in his local team. Kevin has lived in the borders for 20 years.

Lyndsey Adams

BDS (Hons) Glasgow (1997)
GDC Number: 73129

Lyndsey graduated from Glasgow University in 1997 and has recently joined Roxburgh Dental Practice.

She has worked in Auckland, New Zealand and most recently in Sunderland in the Northeast of England, providing high-quality private dentistry. She has an interest in cosmetic dentistry and finds it very rewarding providing patients with a confident smile.

She has returned to Galashiels with her husband and son to be near to her family and friends.

Gerhard Laker

BChD.University of Stellenbosch (1996)
GDC Number:72061

Gerhard graduated from Stellonbosch, South Africa in 1996. He has worked in England and Scotland in both NHS and private dental practices. More recently, Gerhard has been practicing dentistry in the Borders since 2010.

Connor Millar

GDC Number: 277630

Adelle McElrath

BDS Glasg 1999
GDC Number: 75819

After graduating in 1999, Adelle has always worked in general practice and before relocating to the Boarders, owned her own large NHS practice for 11 years. Adelle holds a BDS from Glasgow, MJDF RCS (Eng) and a PG Cert in Clinical Implantology. Adelle has also completed a number of courses in complexity restorative, implant and sedation in Manchester, Newcastle and Bristol. Adelle loves every aspect of her job, knowing that she wanted to be a dentist from the age of 5 years old. Adelle especially enjoys caring for anxious patients and children.

In her spare time, Adelle loves family life. She is happily married with two beautiful children as well as two dogs.

Duncan Black

BDS (Dundee) MJDFRCS (Eng) DipImpDent RCS (Eng)
GDC Number: 62847

Duncan has nine years’ experience in providing dental implantology in practice. He was the first dentist in the United Kingdom to use the 3 Shape Trios, and Lava LCOS 3D intra oral scanners, in both restoring implants and restorative dentistry, and has an ongoing interest in digital integration in dental practice. Duncan is happy to provide all aspects of dental implantology, bone grafting, sinus lifts and immediate loading, both full arch and single teeth.

Duncan received his implant training at the Royal College of Surgeons in England, and also Germany and Italy. He likes to treat patients that are perhaps anxious or apprehensive about dental treatment. A very important aspect in dental implantology is listening to our patients to ensure we provide what they want.

Away from work, Duncan can be found either on the golf course, singing in a choir or walking his two Labradors. Blessed with two very musical teenagers, the rest of the time is spent listening to them performing.

Kirsty Ives

Dip Dent Hygiene Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2005
GDC Number: 6656

Kirsty is a fully qualified dental hygienist with 13 years of experience. Kirsty has experience dealing with patients with special needs, and has worked in different practices throughout the Borders, East Lothian & Glasgow. Kirsty also holds a certificate in tooth whitening. Kirsty really enjoys helping patients achieve their best oral health and also helping them to maintain it. Kirsty loves seeing patients happy with their end results.

When Kirsty isn’t busy at work, she enjoys digital photography, homeopathy, attending regular CPD events and socialising.

Paige Lauder

Practice Manager
GDC Number: 244033

Paige obtained her national Diploma in Dental Nursing in February 2013 as well as her PDA in IV Sedation in 2017. She has worked in dentistry for over five years and has worked in both private and NHS dental practices. Paige joined the Roxburgh Team in March 2015 and has learnt a great deal since being with the practice. She enjoys every aspect of her job, but especially loves dealing with anxious patients and keeping everything organised within the practice.

Paige recently married her husband Craig and, when she is not in the practice, she enjoys walking, keeping fit, socialising with friends and travelling.

Lilianna Graham

Head Receptionist

Lilianna has worked at the practice for two years as our Receptionist and has great experience in serving customers and patients. She enjoys making a difference to our patients experiences and does her best to make them feel relaxed and happy.

When Lilianna is not busy at our reception desk, she enjoys spending time with her husband, reading and going to the cinema.

Lindsey Silverstein

Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 267833

I began my dental nurse journey in 2013 and became RDN in January 2016.  I began working at Roxburgh Dental Practice in October 2016 and went on qualify as an EDDN within childsmile In 2019.


I became a dental nurse as I have always been passionate about helping people and have a love for teeth. I feel this is a very rewarding job particularly as most of our patients have a phobia of visiting us in one way or an other and tend to only come to us when they really have to.  Helping these patients regain confidence in themselves through restoring their smiles and helping their pain gives me great job satisfaction.


My hobbies include walking my two beautiful Dogs, spending time with my family and friends, shopping, reading and learning new skills. I also work regularly as a bank support practitioner in my spare time, helping adults with learning difficulties/disabilities to integrate with their local communities.

Leah Fowler

Dental Nurse Trainee

I enjoy working with all my team members to ensure that all our patients feel comfortable within that practice and alway have a good experience when visiting.

As a newly qualified dental nurse I have enjoyed gaining new skills and knowledge within the practice and hope to continue learning by attending and completing additional courses.


Outside of work I enjoy spending time with friends and family, I also enjoy travelling.

Gillian Hogg

Dental Nurse
GDC Number: 206490

Gillian is our Lead Dental Nurse and completed her NEBDN National Certificate in 2010. Gillian has worked at Roxburgh Dental for nine years where she stared out as a trainee. Gillian enjoys the different variety of the treatment she provides on a daily basis and that no two days are the same. Gillian enjoys working with the public and seeing the results of the cosmetic treatments they provide.

When Gillian is not at work, she enjoys socialising with friends and family, reading and going on holiday.

Lynsay Flockhart

Dental Nurse

I have been a qualified Dental nurse since 2015. Was a Dental nurse at Eyemouth Dental Practice
untill moving over into the Borders start of 2020 and joning the team at Roxburgh.
As an oral care educator I used to have a clinic this allowed me to spend that extra time
with patients to go over their oral healt. Most of these patients were children and this is something
I really enjoyed.
I am just about to under go training to become patient care coordinator which I’m looking forwards
to being able to spend time with patients giving them a lot of time.

Elyssa Hope

Trainee Dental Nurse and Receptionist

I have lived in Scottish Borders all my life, I love playing around with makeup on myself and my  friends and family in my spare time. I done Highland dancing, Irish dancing, Tap, Modern and Stage dancing from the age of 4 and only recently stopped 2 years ago at the age of 16 but would love to pick this back up again. I hope to gain my Highland Dancing Teachers Qualification in the near future.

I  love being a part of helping the public have the best possible dental hygiene. A nice smile is something I feel is very important which is one of the many reasons I enjoy my job.

Josephine Paterson

Trainee Dental Nurse

I have been with the practice for almost 2 years, starting as a trainee. I have just passed my dental nursing exam and ready to be a fully qualified dental nurse. I enjoy helping people and providing great customer service to all our patients, as well as working along side a great team.

In my spare time I enjoy socialising with friends and family, and spending time with my dog.


Hygiene Therapist

GDC: 283891

Muneeb decided to pursue his career in the dental field to be able to give preventative advice and treatment and help other people to understand the importance of oral health – not only to give people their smile back but also to help people live healthier lives.

After studying in Dundee, Muneeb joined the team in September 2019 where has enjoyed helping patients reach their oral health goals as well as providing a wide range of treatment to help prevent oral diseases.

Private treatment fees

At Clyde Munro, we understand that private dentistry is an investment – one that we endeavour to make possible for everyone. We keep our treatment prices fair and reasonable so that all our patients can access not just the treatments they need, but the treatments they want.

New patient examinations
from £55
from £33
Scale & Polish
from £45
from £58
from £461
from £461
Inlays and onlays
from £519
Tooth extractions
from £92
from £403.20
from £461
Teeth whitening
from £249
Facial aesthetics
from £202

NHS treatment fees

NHS dental examinations in Scotland are free of charge for everyone (though we may charge for failed appointments if no advance notice is given). Following your examination, you will be advised of any treatment required and the likely cost, unless you are eligible for free NHS dentistry. We accept NHS patients if they are exempt from paying under the terms of the NHS, otherwise patients may pay as they go or join our dental plan.


Low-interest dental finance

By partnering with Chrysalis Finance, Clyde Munro is able to offer our patients a simple and affordable way to spread the cost of your dental treatment with a low-interest loan. Simply use our calculator to work out an affordable monthly payment or ask at reception for a loan application.


“To anyone seeking a new dentist, I would highly recommend the Roxburgh Dental Practice, Galashiels, a popular and welcoming establishment with excellent dentists and friendly, helpful receptionists and dental nurses. I am delighted with the treatment I have received from my dentist there, Steven Armitage; likewise the friends who registered with him on my recommendation. Not only is Mr Armitage a very good dentist, he is very gentle and never hurts!”

K McLellan

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Hi-Tech Hearing Solutions will be visiting Roxburgh Dental providing free hearing health checks for our patients in the comfort of our practice. If you would like to find out when they are next at the practice please contact us today.


Find us

Roxburgh Dental Practice
54 Ladhope Vale


Opening hours

Monday 8.00am to 8.30pm
Tuesday 8.00am to 6.00pm
Wednesday 8.00am to 6.00pm
Thursday 8.00am to 8.30pm
Friday 8.00am to 5.30pm

Please be advised that opening hours are subject to change during public holidays.

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