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About North Bridge Dental

Meet The *Pain Free Dental Team At North Bridge Dental

Our mission is to deliver pain free dentistry to the people of Hawick

“A great deal of care was taken to ensure my treatment was completely painless” Patient Review

Every member of the North Bridge Dental team is devoted to ensuring that their skills and knowledge remain at the forefront of dentistry, so we can deliver the best *pain free dentistry in Hawick.

Many first-time dentistry patients to North Bridge are amazed and reassured by our approach. We often have patients tell us that they have a feeling their previous dentist experiences of quick visits for a ‘check-up’ are taking a ‘patch-up’ approach to their mouths, which may not be the best in the long-term. Technology and preventive science have come a long way in dentistry.

Our 5 Painless Promises

  • Painless Promise 1:

    Pain free dentistry or your private treatment visit is free

  • Painless Promise 2:

    You’ll be seen on time or our team will notify you of any short delay

  • Painless Promise 3:
    You’ll receive a full written breakdown of the cost of your treatment
  • Painless Promise 4:
    If you choose to spread the costs, you’ll receive a detailed payment plan
  • Painless Promise 5:
    We provide you with the most cutting-edge dentistry

Meet your Pain Free Dentists & Therapists

Ian McInnes

Ian McInnes

Pain Free Dentist. GDC No. 57902

After qualifying in Edinburgh in 1983 I moved to London and worked in a very busy city practice for 8 years. I moved to Hawick with my family in ’92 and became a partner at North Bridge Dental soon after. 

Working exclusively with award winning Vision Laboratory I can achieve an outstanding quality of veneers, crown, and bridgework. Advances in modern composite materials allow me to recreate highly realistic tooth-coloured restorations, enhancing the aesthetics of fillings and broken teeth. It’s enormously satisfying to be able to improve the function and appearance of patient’s teeth and to see the difference it makes to people’s lives.

The provision of general and preventive dentistry is paramount, as is the education of our patients, in understanding the importance of oral hygiene, diet and lifestyle and the consequences for the health of their mouths. It is as important to me that our team helps patients in offering the best restorative care possible.

Having recently turned 60 I have reduced my practicing hours at North Bridge to allow me to pursue other interests including cycling, gardening, spending time with my amazing grandchildren and just enjoying the beautiful countryside of the Scottish Borders. This allows me to retain my enthusiasm for Dentistry in the time I spend at North Bridge and hopefully will allow me to continue here for many years.

Mihaela Florescu

Mihaela Florescu

Pain Free Dentist. GDC No. 182585

In 1995, I graduated from the University of G.T.Popa, Iasi, and became qualified to practice as a dentist. I continued to undertake numerous professional development courses in Romania and abroad, culminating with a specialist qualification in General Dentistry in 1998 and a diploma in implantology in 2005. I moved to the west of Scotland in 2011. I then moved to Edinburgh where I continued to develop and update my skills and attended a one year course leading to a Certificate in Restorative dentistry from the prestigious Tipton Dental Academy in Manchester.

I am very passionate about my job as a dentist and I am implementing a holistic approach to dentistry as I believe seeing the teeth as a part of the whole body can influence and change the quality of my patients’ lives. It is an amazing and rewarding experience to make that happen every day.

I profoundly believe in preventative dental care and keeping teeth for life as well as in modern dentistry where all the procedures should be aesthetic.

Altroviso our facial aesthetic brand gives me the opportunity to offer our patients a complimentary cosmetic treatment option from smooth skin treatments to lip volume enhancement using Dermal Fillers for men and women.

I am very proud to be part of the team here at North Bridge Dental and I love the fact that we all have a close working relationship with one another making us seem like a small family.

Faye Deane

Faye Deane

Pain Free Dentist. GDC No. 76159

I graduated from Dundee Dental School in 1999 and have been working in a large family dental practice for the last 20 years. I have a particular interest in helping anxious patients and children, both of which I find very rewarding.

I enjoy improving my clinical skills and have completed several courses in cosmetic dentistry and facial rejuvenation injections. Most recently I have finished my training in snoring and sleep apnoea. In my spare time I can be found walking my dog, or running the local trails in between rehearsing and competing with two of the borders brass bands. 

Nik Vourakis Pain Free Dentist

Nik Vourakis

Pain Free Dentist. GDC No. 268460
Dr Vourakis special interest and main qualification is in Oral Implantology while he has wide experience in all forms of dentistry.

Nik has been a practicing dental surgeon since 2005 after graduating from the prestigious Military Academy Medical School at the University of Thessaloniki, Greece.For 2 years undertook training at Oral and Maxillofacial Department in 401 Military Hospital in Athens. As a military dental surgeon, he then went on to serve as a team leader in a field hospital in Afghanistan from 2006-2007 -an experience which shaped his commitment and dedication to his chosen field.

On returning to Greece, opened his own private dental practice which he ran with great success from 2007 -2016, specializing in oral surgery implants and aesthetic dentistry. Since early 2017Nik is practicing oral surgery in private clinics in Edinburgh and London.

Nik has regularly and dedicatedly attended further education programs, seminars, workshops and courses both nationally and internationally. He has a Post Graduate Diploma in Oral Implantology from Ethnikon Kapodistriakon University of Athens and a Master of Science Degree(MSc) in Oral Implantology from Goethe University of Frankfurt Germany. These masterclass courses involved a variety of procedures ranging from master courses in bone grafting and sinus surgery grafting procedures through soft tissue management to Implantology, prosthetics and dental aesthetics.

Since 2018 he has started a mentoring program for general dentists in Oral Implantology and he is an opinion leader for DENTSPLY Sirona. He is a registered ITI member. In 2018 he was a finalist for Dentist of the Year The Dental Awards UK.

Lynn Nash

Lynn Nash

Dental Hygienist/Therapist. GDC No. 185339

I started my career as a dental nurse in the RAF at the age of seventeen. As much as I enjoyed my time in the military, I wanted to further my skills. I went on to study Dental Hygiene and Therapy at the University of Birmingham, qualifying in 2009.

I joined North Bridge Dental in January 2018. I very much enjoy being a hygienist, and look forward to seeing all my regular patients on a regular basis as well as meeting new patients. My aim is to make you all feel at ease during appointments, ensuring every visit is a comfortable and pleasant experience whilst I provide the highest standard of hygiene care.

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Meet the Pain Free support team

Kim Oliver Practice Manager

I have been practice manager here at North Bridge Dental for the last 4 years having spent the previous 18 years working in retail.

I love the fact that dentistry let’s me give a much more personal approach to service and the close knit relationships that we have built with the team.

I have a teenage daughter who is just about to start her own journey at college.

My absolute favourite thing to do is travel, whether it’s a family holiday, a long weekend away with my husband or a city break with my friends.

Lesley King Office Administrator/Reception

Hi I’m Lesley and I am office administrator and part of the front of house team here at North Bridge Dental. I have been with the practice for 23 years and it’s a lovely place to work.

In my spare time I enjoy reading, listening to music and walking our lovely westie. 

I love time spent with family and friends, holidays, and weekends away.

Ashley Elliot Smile Advisor/Dental Nurse GDC Number: 198323

Hi, I’m Ashley and I’m one of the smile advisors here at North Bridge Dental. I joined North Bridge Dental in 2008 (14 years ago) and qualified as a dental nurse in 2010. I then decided to further my career and become a smile advisor in 2015 and have recently qualified in dental radiography.

I love helping patients overcome their dental fear and following the journey of patients who are having life changing dental treatment from beginning to end.

When I’m not at work I’m busy with family life and making memories with my fiancé and our two little girls. I also enjoy spending time with friends, eating out and having a cosy night in with a glass of wine.

Lisa Crowford Smile Advisor/Dental Nurse GDC Number: 265917

I first joined the practice in 2014 and returned in 2016 after a short time at a busy NHS practice. I qualified from Edinburgh college with a NEBDN Diploma in Dental Nursing. 

I enjoy splitting my week between nursing for our dentist Faye and welcoming new patients to the practice as one of our smile advisors. 

In my spare time I love socialising with family and friends and supporting my partner while he plays rugby.

Adele Forsyth Dental Nurse GDC Number: 275711

I first joined the practice in 2016 on placement from Edinburgh College then returned in 2018 after being offered full time employment. I qualified with an SVQ Level 3 and PDA.

I particularly enjoy nursing for implant and cosmetic procedures, and I have recently passed my Dental Radiography exam. I am very motivated and always look forward to learning new skills.

In my free time I love to socialise with friends and family, going for weekends away and keeping fit in the gym.

Katie Young Dental Nurse GDC Number: 136399

I am Katie and I have been a dental nurse at the practice for over 20years, qualifying with the National certificate back in 1998. I took a career break for roughly 6 years when my children were small, now both teenagers. I then returned to the practice in 2013.

I love working alongside our Dentists & reassuring patients on their journey. I especially like cosmetic procedures, making a real difference to people’s lives. 

When not at work I assist my husband run our family Farm. Other interests are our horses & of course my beautiful dogs of which i have four. 

Eden Chapman Dental Nurse GDC Number: 279583

Hi I’m Eden, I joined the practice in August 2021 after previously working in a busy NHS practice for 4 years.

My favourite part of my role is chatting to patients to make them feel more relaxed and comfortable prior to having treatment and I’m looking forward to expanding my knowledge on dental implants soon.

When not at work I spend time at the gym or walking my dog Buddy! 

Emma Short Dental Nurse

Hello my name is Emma and I’m a fully qualified dental nurse here at North Bridge Dental. I’ve been here for 4 and a half years. I did my training here along with going to college in Edinburgh at the dental institute once every 2 weeks.

In my spare time I’m a busy mum to Olivia who’s 8. I also like walking at the weekend with my dog Alfie and spending time with my family, friends and boyfriend.

Emma Linton Dental Nurse GDC Number: 227106

Hi, I’m Emma. I joined North Bridge Dental to start my training as a dental nurse in 2009 and I qualified in 2011. 

I enjoy all aspects of my job, love to see patient treatment journeys from start to finish and helping the more nervous patients to have a better experience in the dental chair. 

When I am not at work, I am kept very busy at home with my 2 children, Struan and Nairn and our 2 dogs, Charlie and Oakley. I love making memories with my little family and enjoying time out with my friends.

Claire Easton Front Desk Team

Hello my name is Claire and I joined the practice in June 2021 after a 12 year career break with my 2 children.

I love working on reception and helping patients. All the girls are very helpful and it’s a lovely place to work.

In my spare time I love shopping, interior design and moto crossing with my 2 boys Finley and Ellis.

Ellie Morrison Trainee Dental Nurse

Hello I’m Ellie, the new trainee dental nurse at North Bridge Dental. 
I started here in January 2022 and will be beginning my online training course in March 2022. I’m really looking forward to being part of such a great team, learning new things and meeting the patients here at North Bridge.  
In my spare time I like to meet my friends and go walks with my family. 

Nicole Campbell Front of House Team

Hey! I’m Nicole,  I’m part of the front of house team here at North Bridge Dental. I joined the practice in February 2022 after working in optometry for the past few years. 

Out with work I am kept very busy with me and my partners 3 children. 

On the rare occasion I get peace I like to socialise with my friends and family. 

Chennayah Bryson

Chennayah Bryson Trainee Dental Nurse

Hi! I’m Chennayah and I’m a trainee dental nurse here at North Bridge Dental. 

I left school in May 2022 and began my first full time employment the same month! I am very excited to be learn new thing and help out patients. In my spare time I like to meet up with friends and spend time with my family and dog Coco.

Are you ready to transform your smile?

Take the next step to a fantastic new smile with a complimentary consultation with our smile advisor. Just call 01450 372187 or click on the button below to arrange your Complimentary Consultation

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North Bridge Dental

North Bridge Dental, 41 North Bridge Street, Hawick, TD9 9PX, Scotland

Providing *Pain Free Dentistry In Hawick

Telephone: 01450 372187


  • Monday 8:30am – 5:30pm
  • Tuesday 8:30am – 5:30pm
  • Wednesday 8:30am – 5.30pm
  • Thursday 8:30am - 5.30pm
  • Friday 8:30am – 1:00pm
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© North Bridge Dental. All rights reserved. Part of the Pain Free Dentistry Group

* Part of the Pain Free Dentistry Group. Ian McInnes BDS Edin 1983. Dentist. GDC Number: 57902. North Bridge Dental Is A Private Dental Practice.

Important Contacts: Health Improvement Scotland, Programme  Manager, Independent Healthcare Services Team, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Hawick, EH12 9EB. Tel: 0131 623 4342 at local rate (Mon –Fri, 10.00am – 2.00pm),
General Dental Services, Dental Complaints Service, 37 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 8DQ. 
Tel: 020 8253 0800 (Mon – Fri, 09.00am – 5.00pm)

Disclaimer: Shorter Term Orthodontics Provides A Relatively Fast Improvement In Cosmetic Alignment Of The Front Teeth. The Technique Doesn't Always Address A Patient’s Bite/Fit Of The Back Teeth As Much As Comprehensive Orthodontics. While In The Past It Was Thought That Doing Orthodontics Faster Would Be Harmful To The Teeth New Studies Suggest Shorter Times In Braces May Have Benefits. Every Treatment Has Risks And Rewards That Will Be Discussed On An Individual Basis. North Bridge Are General Dentists Who Refer Difficult Orthodontic Treatment To A Respected Specialist.