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At Kilmarnock Dental Care we offer a full range of Private, Cosmetic and Implant options to maintain our patients dental health. Whether it's a routine dental check up, dental sedation, smile make-over or the placing of dental implants we can help.

We practise modern dentistry and invest in the latest technology to achieve the best results and attain the highest level of patient care. Visit the pages below to find out more.

Based in the centre of Kilmarnock we provide care throughout Ayrshire and surrounding areas. We are within driving distance of Glasgow and Edinburgh.

The clinic provides a free initial consultation for cosmetic dental treatments such as smile makeovers, tooth whitening, facial rejuvenation involving the use of Botox, cosmetic bonding, crowns, veneers, bridges and cosmetic dentures.

Jonathan Dougherty

Jonathan Dougherty Bds, Mjdf Rcs Eng, Mfds Rcs Ed, Mfds Rcs Gla, Dip Rest Dent Rcs Eng, Dip Rest Dent Rcs Ire, Dip Imp Dent Rcs Eng, Pg Dip Rest & Imp Dent, Mrcsi

Jonathan aims to provide his patients with painless and calming dental care. He is one of the youngest dentists to hold joint awards from the Royal Colleague Of Surgeons in Glasgow and Edinburgh. He is also one of a few dentists in Scotland to hold the Prestigious Restorative and Implantology Diploma from the Royal Colleague of Surgeons London.

Jonathan strives to provide the highest standards of care for all his patients using the most up to date technology.

He has a particular interest in both implant dentistry and Sedation which led him to set up a referral center in Kilmarnock for the management of Anxious patients under iv sedation.

He enjoys building strong relationships with his patients in a friendly environment, and loves giving them the ability to smile in confidence again.

Jonathan undertakes all aspects of dental implant treatment ranging from single implants to full mouth teeth in a day.

To arrange a consultation with Jonathan for either dental implants or treatment under sedation please contact the practice.

Graham Loader

Dr Graham Loader BDS (Lon)

Graham graduated from the University of London, Royal London Hospital and after working as a Dental House Officer has been working in general practice in Surrey. He worked for the majority of these years in his own practice, building up a loyal group of patients who he has enjoyed looking after for many years. Having worked as a private dentist for over 30 years he has been able to concentrate on providing outstanding customer care and the most up to date treatments available in a general dental practice setting. He has a special interest in composite bonding to improve the appearance of your teeth together with providing beautiful natural looking ceramic restorations and veneers. Graham also has many years experience offering the CFast system to adults to improve your smile by straightening the front teeth.

Graham prides himself in offering friendly, comfortable and gentle treatment and looks forward to being able to help you work towards getting a healthy mouth and sound good-looking teeth.

Graham is married, has 3 teenage daughters and an older son together with a grandson. His time away from dentistry is spent taxiing his family, walking his 2 dogs, playing the occasional round of golf, cycling and running to keep fit.

Cristina Rodriguez Vico

Cristina Rodriguez Vico

Cristina qualified in her hometown, Granada in 2005.

After living and working in sunny Malaga for over 10 years Cristina then moved to the UK with her family in 2015. She then spent two years living on the Isle of Wight before relocating to Scotland. Cristina joined Kilmarnock Dental Care in 2022.

Cristina has postgraduate qualifications in Orthodontics and has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry. Cristina is working towards her Master's Degree in Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry at Portsmouth University. In addition, she underwent training for facial aesthetics (botulinum toxin and dermal fillers) at the Westerwood Clinic in Glasgow.

When Cristina is not working, she loves spending time with her family and friends, enjoying time outdoors with her children and visiting her family over in Spain.

Tiffani Paterson

Tiffani Paterson - Practice Manager

Tiffani qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2009 and joined Kilmarnock Dental Care in 2015.

Since qualifying as a Dental Nurse Tiffani has furthered her education by completing qualifications in Radiography, Sedation, Implants and Impression taking. She has also progressed within the practice becoming Head Dental Nurse and now Practice Manager.

Tiffani particularly enjoys implant dentistry and anything oral surgery! She loves making a difference to patients lives, giving them confidence and helping make anxious patients feel at ease.

As Practice Manager Tiffani over sees the daily running of the practice, setting goals and offering support to the staff.

When Tiffani is not at work you will find her at the gym, exploring a new country or spending quality time with her family and friends.

Meghann McDonald

Meghann McDonald Bsc. Hyg- Therapy

Meghann graduated in 2014 with a BSc in oral health science and joined KDC in 2015 as our Dental Therapist. She provides hygiene services, airflow and fillings. Meghann enjoys building trusting relationships with her patients and believes a kind and listening environment is key to achieving successful results and maintaining dental health.

See for yourself what Meghann's patients have to say.

"A skilled, friendly professional who has transformed my dental care. Recommends and delivers treatment without discomfort and gives me a plan for care at home. Fabulous results"

"I would truly like to thank meghann for her care and I mean care because she understands my fear. She is such a lovely lady"

Chelsea Ellingford

Chelsea Ellingford - Dental Nurse

Chelsea started at Kilmarnock dental care as a Trainee Dental Nurse and was supported through her training before qualifying in 2016, Since then she has undergone an impression taking course and is also Sedation qualified.

Chelsea enjoys being part of a patients journey and seeing the positive impact their new smile has on them!

Out with work Chelsea loves spending time with her little boy, eating good food and going on sunshine holidays!

Leigh Lockhart

Leigh Lockhart - Dental Nurse

Leigh started at Kilmarnock Dental Care as a trainee dental nurse whilst studying for her NEBDN diploma in Dental Nursing in Paisley.

Since she’s qualified she’s undergone an implant, impression taking and social media course within the practice. Taking interest in cosmetic dentistry, she enjoys nursing for composite bonding and treatment plans to help improve patients smiles and confidence.

Leigh’s the name, travel’s the game. If Leigh’s not at work she will most likely be on a plane or a train, as she has spent many years travelling the world herself and will jump at any opportunity to see a new place.

Kayla Reid

Kayla Reid - Dental Nurse

I qualified as a Dental Nurse in March 2022 and joined Kilmarnock Dental care in 2024.

I enjoy spending time with my little girl and exploring new places, in my spare time I enjoy either going to gym or staying at home with my little girl and my 3 cats.

Meghan McCabe

Meghan McCabe - Dental Nurse

Meet Meghan, one of our delightful dental nurses here at Kilmarnock! Meghan studied dental nursing in 2021 and has recently become a fully qualified dental nurse. Her commitment to providing excellent patient care and her proficiency in dental procedures make her a valuable asset to our team.

Outside of work, Meghan loves to travel and often plans her next holiday adventure. She also enjoys spending quality time with her friends and family. A fun fact about Meghan is that she can do the worm, though for safety reasons, she refrains from performing this dance move at the practice. Meghan enjoys house and dance music, especially tracks that are perfect for dancing the worm. We are thrilled to have Meghan as part of our team, where her vibrant personality and dedication shine through in everything she does.

Lisa Cairns

Lisa Cairns - Receptionist

Hi my name is Lisa I am the receptionist at Kilmarnock dental care I have been here for just over a year. I qualified as a dental nurse in 2004 and nursed for years before moving on to reception where I enjoy interacting with our patients, putting them at ease and getting the gossip. When I’m not working I love a glass of wine and listening to music

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