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At Eilertsen Dental Care, we not only focus on providing fantastic patient care but also continually invest in the latest technology and qualifications to ensure our patients have access to the most advanced dental treatments and techniques. Choose Eilertsen Dental Care, your Dentist in Inverness, for a brighter, healthier smile.

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Award Winning Dental Team.

Welcome to Eilertsen Dental Care, your trusted Dentist in Inverness. We are a multiple award-winning dental care provider, committed to delivering exceptional dental services ranging from bespoke general dentistry to advanced surgical procedures. Our treatments include orthodontics, whitening, dental implants, and veneers, all tailored to enhance your smile and overall oral health. Since our establishment in 1978, we have been at the forefront of caring, conservative dentistry in the highlands of Scotland, operating from our state-of-the-art, purpose-built practice. Our commitment to quality and patient care has earned us the titles of “Practice of the Year”, “Best Private Practice”, and “Best Patient Care” at the 2017 Dentistry Scotland Awards.

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Dentists

Dr Eilert Eilertsen Dentist GDC NO : 49827 BDS (Dundee)1976 - Dental implants in Inverness

Dr Eilert Eilertsen

Dentist

GDC NO : 49827 BDS (Dundee)1976

Dr. Eilert Eilertsen graduated from the University of Dundee in 1976, and opened his first practice in Dingwall in 1978. He has maintained a special interest in restorative dentistry and implantology since 1994.

Dr Eilertsen is qualified to perform bone grafts and sinus lifts and routinely uses dental sedation for nervous or apprehensive patients

He carried out his training with Dr Hilt Tatum the originator of the sinus bone graft operation.He also trained with Dr Ashok Sethi one of the foremost implantologists in the UK.

He has placed many thousands of dental implants so therefore has vast clinical experience and some of his patient testimonials can be read under the testimonial section.

Dr Jennifer Eilertsen Dentist GDC NO : 176355 - Dental Implants in Inverness

Dr Jennifer Eilertsen

Dentist

GDC NO : 176355
Bsc(Hons) BDS(Dundee) MJDF RCS (Eng) PG Cert Sed UCL (Eng) Dip IMP Dent RCS (Eng)
Dr. Jennifer Eilertsen graduated from the University of Dundee in 2009 having already completed an honours degree in Human Anatomy. Having completed the MJDF, she is a member of the joint Faculty of General Dental Practice and the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Jennifer is most interested in cosmetic and Implant dentistry.

She recently became the second lady in Scotland to complete the prestigious Diploma in Implant dentistry with the Royal College of Surgeons of England, a rigorous 2-4 year programme based in London-the gold standard qualification in this field held by only a handful of clinicians in the country.

Jennifer has also trained in facial aesthetics and provides ‘Six Month Smiles’ cosmetic braces and holds a post graduate certificate in Sedation with the Eastman Dental Institute. This provides the perfect adjunct for implant dentistry and is also very helpful for any nervous patients.

Outwith work, Jennifer loves triathlon. She became hooked on fitting this in around her career when she won the age group sprint distance world championships in Vancouver during her elective at university. She treats her triathlon with the same dedication and attention to detail as her dentistry and says the two things can compliment each other as require such different skill. She has competed across the distances now and helps to run her husbands locally based club and race team at the weekends.

Dr Keith Ratcliff

Dentist

GDC NO : 250838

BDS (Dundee)2014 MFDS RCS(Ed)

Dr. Keith Ratcliff completed his dental degree with the University of Dundee in 2014. On completion of the membership exams he became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2016.

During his career, most recently he worked in private practice in Christchurch, New Zealand. He has also held positions in the restorative department of Aberdeen Dental Hospital and in the Maxillofacial department of the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. These varied roles have given him a breadth of clinical skills and experience across many different aspects of dentistry.

Keith regularly attends continuing education courses and is currently undertaking a number of courses relating to orthodontic treatment, dental aesthetics and restorative dentistry.

During his university years Keith spent most weekends hill-walking and paragliding. He now also enjoys running and cycling.

Dr Gillian Grant

Dentist

Gillian graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 2016, having previously studied for an honours degree in Biochemistry and Pharmacology at the University of Dundee. Gillian is motivated to continue to build on her skills and in 2019 completed her MJDF examinations to become a member of The Royal College of Surgeons of England and is a member of the College of General Dentistry.

She has a clinical interest in aesthetic dentistry and regularly attends further education, most recently enrolling in a post graduate diploma in endodontics. She is a Quick Straight Teeth and Invisalign provider. Gillian has a bright and caring outlook and enjoys getting to know her patients, allowing her to better meet their unique dental needs.

Dr Poniraki

Dentist

Dr. Poniraki graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and holds a Biomedical Sciences Hons BSc. from the University of Dundee.

With a rich background in dental care, Dr. Poniraki has presented at various dental and medical conferences on topics including bone augmentation, aesthetic zone preservation, dentine hypersensitivity, and diverse restoration materials in dentistry. Her expertise extends to digital dentistry and evidence-based interventions. In her recent role as an Associate Dentist at the Isle of Man, Dr. Poniraki demonstrated compassionate care, excelling in preventive and conservative dental care for patients of all ages and is proficient in delivering aesthetic treatments. Dr. Poniraki's commitment to continuous improvement is showcased through her additional education, including extensive training in aesthetic anterior and posterior restorations.

Her extensive hands-on experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery, coupled with proficiency in implant-related prosthetic procedures, marks her as a practitioner dedicated to delivering thorough dental care.

Apart from her clinic duties, Dr. Poniraki contributes to the community and enjoys mountaineering across Scotland's Munros.

Therapists/Hygienists

Kelly Patience

Therapists/Hygienist

GDC NUMBER : 184460
Lindsey qualified as a dental nurse in 2009 and has worked with the Eilertsen’s since leaving school in 2006. Lindsey also passed the dental radiography SVQ in 2012.

Lindsey is sedation trained and was awarded the Professional Development Award in Intravenous Sedation in early 2017. She routinely works with Dr Eilertsen assisting with implant procedures, sedation and cosmetic treatments.
In her spare time Lindsey enjoys competing with her horse Toby.

Gemma MacLennan

Therapists/Hygienist

GDC NUMBER : 248613

Gemma is one of our passionate hygienists at Eilertsen Dental Care. With a wealth of experience, she is incredibly patient and really takes the time to listen to your worries and concerns. Gemma believes regular hygiene appointments not only benefit oral health but also general health. When not at work Gemma is having adventures with her little boy. She also enjoys supporting Ross County football team, travelling, hill walking, cooking, and listening to music.

Practice Manager

Lynne Hudson

Practice Manager

Lynne started with us in Dec 2022. She has worked in the dental industry for 16 years, starting on reception and working her way up to Practice Management. She also recently qualified as a Dental Nurse in 2022. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family.

Dental Nurses

Sophie Polworth

Senior Dental Nurse

GDC NUMBER : 238115
Sophie has been with the practice since November 2010 and qualified as a dental nurse in 2011. Sophie completed the SAAD dental nurses sedation course in London and also passed her SVQ in dental radiography in 2015. Sophie is our practice first aider and also assists with sedation and implant procedures. When Sophie is not at work she enjoys spending time with her young children.

Ashley McDiarmid

Dental Nurse

Ashley McDiarmid qualified as a dental nurse in 2013, she joined the practice in 2021 after returning from Sydney where she worked as a dental nurse for 2 years. She enjoys the cosmetic side of dentistry the most and is looking to work towards gaining further qualifications in the near future. In her spare time Ashley enjoys cooking, socialising with friends & family and taking her dogs on long walks.

Francesca Gardiner

Dental Nurse

GDC NUMBER : 248613

Francesca joined the practice in March 2012 and having completed her SVQ in dental nursing is now GDC registered. In November 2012 she attended the SAAD dental nurses sedation course in London. Francesca has recently passed her NEBDN certificate in Oral Health Education.

Francesca routinely works with Dr Jennifer Eilertsen assisting with six month smiles, cosmetic procedures, sedation and implant dentistry. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family&friends and walking her two dogs.

Lindsey Munro

Dental Nurse

GDC NUMBER : 184460
Lindsey qualified as a dental nurse in 2009 and has worked with the Eilertsen’s since leaving school in 2006. Lindsey also passed the dental radiography SVQ in 2012.

Lindsey is sedation trained and was awarded the Professional Development Award in Intravenous Sedation in early 2017. She routinely works with Dr Eilertsen assisting with implant procedures, sedation and cosmetic treatments.
In her spare time Lindsey enjoys competing with her horse Toby.

Iona Finlayson

Dental Nurse

Iona Finlayson joined the practice in 2017 and qualified in 2019, she has recently completed her intravenous sedation course and enjoys the surgical side of dentistry. In her spare time, she enjoys keeping fit at the gym and socializing with her friends.

Megan Sutherland

Trainee Dental Nurse

Megan joined the practice in August 2022 and is currently training to be a fully qualified dental nurse. Dental nursing is something she has always wanted to do. In her spare time she likes to go to the gym, visit family and socialise with friends.

Reception

Jackie Thain

Dental Health Educator

Jackie Thain, our receptionist, qualified as a dental nurse in May 1996. Jackie was Dr Eilertsen’s first employee taken on as an enthusiastic sixteen year old! She has worked with Margaret and Eilert since 1978. In 1997 she also qualified as an Oral Health Educator.

Jackie has gained invaluable knowledge and understanding of dentistry over the years. She has been lucky to work with such highly skilled dentists. When not at work she enjoys spending time with her family.