About us

We pride ourselves on our highly skilled experienced team.  Each and every one plays an important part in your treatment journey.  Our staff understand the importance of continuing professional development and are diligent in maintaining their skills to an exemplary standard.


Ian Robertson

Ian Robertson BDS, 1992. GDC reg no; 68395.

Head Dentist

Born and educated in Dundee, Ian qualified from the University of Dundee in 1992. Following a period working in the Conservation Department of Dundee Dental School, he worked in General Practice in Lochee and Arbroath Road. During this time, Ian was also a Clinical Tutor at Dundee Dental School.

Ian acquired the practice in Broughty Ferry in 2000 and Arbroath in 2002. Due to increased demand, the Broughty Ferry practice was extended in 2008 and Arbroath in 2015.

Ian was a Vocational Dental Trainer from 2008 to 2015, responsible for training newly qualified dentists in all aspects of General Practice.

Ian has a special interest in implantology, having placed over 1200 implants since training with Straumann in London in 2002.  Another area of interest is Facial Aesthetics and Ian completed training in the use of Botox® and Dermal Fillers under Consultant Anaesthetist Carol Macmillan at the Cuschieri Institute, Ninewells.  Ian treats patients in both Broughty Ferry and Arbroath.

Lisa Respinger

Lisa Respinger BDS, 2009. GDC reg no; 176346


Lisa graduated from the University of Dundee in 2009.She worked in our Broughty Ferry practice several years ago and happily returned after gaining considerable experience in general practice. She also worked in hospitals and community dentistry where she provided dental treatment to many anxious patients. This broad experience has taught her the importance of providing caring family dentistry.

As well as working at Ian Robertson Dental Care Lisa teaches dental students in the Children's Department at the University of Dundee Dental Hospital.

Lisa has an interest in cosmetic dentistry and attended a 3 year post graduate course in Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry as well as training to provide clear braces.

Lisa is very approachable and likes to get to know her patients. She uses her experience and skills to help people with their dental needs in a friendly and relaxed environment.

In her free time Lisa loves cycling, walking and running as well as spending time with family and friends.

Aleksandra Szyk

Aleksandra Szyk BDS, 2017. GDC reg no; 270625


Alex graduated from the University of Dundee in 2017 and completed her Vocational Traing year in Inverness.

Alex also undertook an additional postgraduate training year split between Tayside Public Dental Service and Dundee Dental Hospital. This has provided her with experience across a wide range of dental specialties including restorative dentistry, endodontics, oral surgery, emergency dentistry, special care and anxiety management.

She joined our Broughty Ferry practice in 2019.

Outside of work, Alex enjoys sightseeing, cooking and playing the violin. 

Rachel Short

Rachel Short BDS, 2010. GDC re no; 191138

Jenna Caird

Jenna Caird BDS, 2019. GDC reg no; 283898



Jenny Nutt

Jenny Nutt


Jenny has worked in dentistry for over 30 years.  She graduated as a Dental Hygienist in 1994 from Kings College Hospital, London and has gained experience working in dental practices both in the UK and abroad.  She returned to her home town of Arbroath in 1998 and joined our practice in 2005. Jenny is available at our Arbroath Practice on a Wednesday from 9am to 5pm.

Practice managers

Jacqueline McCluskey

Jacqueline McCluskey

Practice Manager

Jacqui joined the practice in 1988 initially as a dental nurse/receptionist.  She took on the role of practice manager in 2005 and works hard to keep everything running smoothly.  To provide Jacqui with the necessary knowledge and skills required to manage a large modern practice, she completed a professional development award SCQF level 8 in Dental Practice Management in January 2010. Following this course, we were incredibly proud that Jacqui was named as the ‘Dental Practice Manager of the Year’ and was the very first recipient of the Louisa Fraser Memorial Award.

Over the years, Jacqui has formed good relationships with our patients and works hard to ensure they receive the best possible experience when visiting the practice.

Jacqui is available at the Broughty Ferry practice from Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5.00pm.

ChildSmile Practitioners

Our Childsmile nurses are extremely popular with the children in our Broughty Ferry and Arbroath practices.  They work hard to teach children about the importance of taking good care of their teeth to avoid future dental problems.  Their friendly and fun approach helps children to be comfortable and relaxed visiting the dentist.   They provide free preventative treatment such as fluoride application, dietary advice and effective tooth brushing instructions.

Heather Garvie

Heather Garvie GDC number; 173335

Childsmile Nurse

Heather started working as a Dental Nurse in 2006, gaining the NEBDN Dental Nursing Qualification in 2008. She joined our Arbroath Practice in 2014 and successfully completed the Cleanliness Champions Course in July 2015. Heather recently completed her Childsmile Training and looks forward to working with all the children at the practice, especially in our purpose-built Childsmile room.


Our dental nurses are highly skilled and experienced. They are a well-established team who play a crucial role in supporting our dentists and hygienists in the surgery. They strive to make your visit as relaxed and comfortable as possible.

Broughty Ferry Dental Nurses

Broughty Ferry Dental Nurses

From left to right:  Rowan Wilson-Pope, Linda Biltcliffe, Ashley Cowan, Kirsten Rodger.

Broughty Ferry Dental Nurses

Broughty Ferry Dental Nurses

From left to right:   Alice Mackay, Kari Ford, Lynne Milne, Elaine Wright.