Meet The Team

Dr Asad Iqbal
Clinical Director
BDS Dundee 2008, PG Cert (Orth) Warwick
GDC Number 147942

Dr Iqbal is the owner and Principal Dentist of a chain of multi award winning dental clinics located

throughout Scotland.  Providing the most advanced orthodontic care in a comfortable and pleasant atmosphere, Dr Iqbal has over thirteen years’ experience providing high end dental treatment and is renowned for being an expert in treating even the most anxious of patients.  Qualifying in 2008 from the University of Dundee, he is now working towards a Master’s degree having already completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Orthodontics from the University of Warwick. Following on from this, Dr Iqbal now practices exclusively in orthodontics. He is currently a clinical speaker for Align Technology, lecturing fellow dentists on the Invisalign system. Historically year on year he has been one of the largest treatment providers of Invisalign in the UK, having achieved the much coveted Diamond provider status.

Dr Haris Ahmed Batley

Consultant Orthodontist

BDS(Manc) 2008, MJDF (RCS Eng), PGCert MEd (Edin), DClinDent-Orthodontics (Glasg), MOrth (RCS Ed), FDS(Ortho).

GDC Number 150128

 

Dr Batley is a Consultant Orthodontist and an Honorary Clinical Teacher at the Glasgow Dental Hospital & School. He is a fellow of the RCS Ed and a member of the Scottish Orthodontic Specialists Group. Dr Batley has several publications to his name and is involved in BDS and DCT recruitment as well as undergraduate and postgraduate training. Dr Batley is certified in Invisalign, ceramic appliances and is experienced in the use of mini screws. He works with many dentists for aesthetic treatments (composite bonding and implant placement). Referring clinicians can be confident in his friendly and caring expertise to help their patients achieve their desired results by utilising the latest in digital technology.

Dr Babar Chaudry
Dentist with Special Interest in Orthodontics
BDS Dundee 2010, PG Cert (Orth) Warwick
GDC Number 203891

 

Qualifying with a BDS from the University of Dundee in 2011, Dr Chaudry gained experience working in Private and NHS general and Specialist Orthodontic clinics within Scotland and England. He achieved a Post Graduate Certificate in Orthodontics from the University of Warwick and now practices exclusively Orthodontics within Orthodontic Lounge. He is highly skilled in the provision of functional appliances, conventional fixed metal and ceramic braces. As a long-standing Invisalign provider, Dr Chaudry is able to use the clear aligner system to deliver fully comprehensive treatment plans, and is happy to offer mentorship and training to fellow referring dentists.

Dr Ameena Ahmed
Dentist with Special Interest in Orthodontics
BChD University of Leeds 2011, PG Cert (Orth) Warwick, MJDF RCS Eng
GDC Number 211095

 

Having obtained a BChD from the University of Leeds in 2011, Dr Ahmed then undertook the Longitudinal Dental Foundation Training within the Yorkshire Deanery. This allowed her to gain extensive experience within orthodontics, oral surgery and paediatric dentistry whilst also being competent in carrying out treatment under sedation and general anaesthetic. Using this experience, she then worked in Oxfordshire delivering multi-disciplinary care before relocating to Scotland. She has obtained a Post Graduate qualification from the University of Warwick, with a further Master’s degree in Orthodontics pending. Dr Ahmed has been a passionate Invisalign provider since 2015 whilst also being highly skilled in conventional fixed orthodontics. She is especially known for her calming manner, particularly with children.

 

Imran Hussain (Dentist) BDS Dundee 2011 GDC Number 222336

 

Dr Imran Hussain graduated from the University of Dundee in 2011 and has been a part of our team since 2014. He enjoys the variety of being in general practice and is keen to provide a high standard of care for his patients. Mr Hussain was an integral part of the Lockerbie dental team that won dental team of the year at the 2016 Scottish dental awards. He likes to keep his knowledge and skills up to date to aid providing the best treatments. This was exemplified when in 2018 he completed the Advanced Restorative Course Scotland. Outside of work Mr Hussain supports a variety of charities and enjoys playing football. He is a captain in a charity 7 a side league and also organises 5 a side football for our dental team.

 

 

Ryan O’Rourke (Dentist) BDS Glasgow 2016 GDC Number 264218

 

Dr Ryan O’Rourke graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2016 and completed his vocational training in South Lanarkshire. He went on to pass The Royal College of Surgeons MJDF exams (MJDF RCS Eng) in 2018. He has completed various well renowned dental and facial aesthetic courses ranging from Anti-wrinkles treatments and Lip Fillers, Orthodontics with invisible braces from Invisalign, to minimally invasive smile makeovers. He is currently undertaking a 1 year cosmetic dentistry course with the prestigious Advanced Dental Seminars in London.

Ryan has a passion for creating beautiful smiles whilst focussing on protecting the health of the teeth and gums. Every procedure he undertakes is under high levels of magnification while using premium materials to ensure the upmost precision and patient comfort. Most importantly he enjoys getting to know his patients whilst helping them achieve the smiles they desire.

He spends his time away from the practice keeping active and travelling. His hobbies include football, tennis, cycling and running.

 

Maria Tavares (Dentist) LMD University of Porto 2018 GDC Number 282040

Dr Maria Tavares graduated from Oporto University, Portugal, in 2018. She joined Lockerbie Dental team after a year of private practice in Oporto city. She’s passionate about dentistry, and is keen in progressing her skills and knowledge by attending several courses such as fixed prosthetics and cosmetic dentistry. Dr Tavares is an Invisalign provider, and has special interest in Orthodontics and Restorative Dentistry.

Maria enjoys the world of arts including dance, music and theatre – she never misses a show!

 

Raeed Sheikh, BDS Glasgow 2017. GDC Number 270624

Dr Raeed Sheikh graduated from the university of Glasgow in 2017. Since then he has embarked upon a series of postgraduate education within the field of advanced restorative and aesthetic dentistry. Currently he is undertaking a diploma in cosmetic dentistry from the renowned freshdental institute based in London.

Raeed prides himself in making sure his patients are comfortable, well Informed and relaxed during their course of treatment. He routinely uses high magnification combined with the best available materials to deliver the highest standards of care.

Whilst away from dentistry, Raeed enjoys playing music, with the piano being his favourite instrument. He enjoys spending time with his family.

 

Ryan Stewart (Dentist) BDS Dundee 2015 GDC Number 257678
Practice exclusive to Implantology

 

Dr Ryan Stewart graduated from Dundee University in 2015 and has been working in general practice ever since. Ryan joined the Lockerbie Dental team in 2019 and has a keen interest in dental implants. Ryan prides himself on his ability to give patients back a smile to be proud of and dental implants go a long way to achieving this as the gold standard of care with missing teeth.  In his spare time Ryan enjoys hill running on a competing basis and following the trials and tribulations of Ulster and Irish rugby. 

 

Colette Ballantyne
Lead Hygienist
GDC Number 5598

Colette Ballantyne, our registered Lead Hygienist, qualified at Edinburgh Dental Institute in 1999. Since then, Colette has acquired extensive hygiene experience in some of the best private dental practices in Glasgow & Edinburgh. Her mantra is to promote the highest standards of dental hygiene with an outstanding service ethos. Her calm and friendly manner puts anxious patients fully at ease. She works hard to motivate her dental patients to strive for excellence in dental hygiene and educates patients on how to maintain their Dental Implants and also helps them to help combat common dental problems tooth staining and bad breath.

She will also help prevent gum disease, which affects a huge proportion of the population and, if left unattended, is the biggest single cause of tooth loss. They provide an invaluable preventative service to help ensure your teeth and gums remain strong and healthy for life.

Colette is also very experienced in tooth whitening and has up-to-date knowledge of the latest teeth whitening products and dental whitening techniques.

Colette’s greatest satisfaction is achieving a beautiful, bright smile for her patients, and giving them back their confidence to ultimately boost their self-esteem and general wellbeing.

Rhona Gunhan (Dentist)
BDS Universtity of Dundee 2019
GDC Number

Dr Rhona Gunhan graduated from Dundee Dental School in 2019 and joined our team in summer 2021. Rhona is spending this year providing high quality hygiene services as well as private dental treatment within our practice. Rhona is passionate about providing excellent care for our patients and prides herself on working well with anxious patients. She hopes to complete further training in IV sedation to provide an even better service for anxious patients. Rhona is currently completing a Postgraduate Certificate in Quality Improvement in Healthcare through the University of the Highlands and Islands. In her free time Rhona loves to travel and learn new languages.

 

Saima Yasmin (Dental Therapist) GDC Number 255449

 

Saima is a qualified Hygiene Therapist and registered with the General Dental Council in 2015.  Her areas of interest are oral health promotion, periodontal diseases and composite restorations.  For Saima, there is nothing more rewarding than helping patients overcome their dental anxieties.

Saima keeps her knowledge and academic skills up to date by completing a variety of additional dental courses. She looks forward to expanding her knowledge and skills further in both hygiene and therapy aspects. In her spare time she enjoys baking and experimenting with different cuisines, as well as painting and calligraphy.