Meet the staff

Our Team

Dr Stuart McLaren, head dentist at Prestige Dental Clinic Rutherglen

Dr Stuart McLaren, MBChB BDS MFDS RCSEd MRCEM

Principal Dentist GDC No. 75828 (Male)
Monday, Thursday & Friday

I qualified in Dentistry from Glasgow University in 1999 and passed my Membership to the Faculty of Dental Surgery of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2001. I subsequently studied Medicine at The University of Dundee and qualified as a medical doctor in 2005. Following several years working in the varying disciplines of medicine and surgery throughout the West of Scotland I returned primarily to work within Dentistry.

I have maintained my interest and clinical commitment to medicine and I currently work weekly sessions as an Emergency Department Doctor at The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow. I was awarded the Membership to The Royal College of Emergency Medicine in January 2017.

I am fully registered with both the General Dental Council (75828), the General Medical Council (6129667) and hold a licence to practice Medicine within the UK. I was previously an examiner for the MFDS examination at The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow and held an appointment as a Clinical Lecturer in Medicine in Relation to Dentistry at the University of Glasgow for several years.

I have a special interest in implant dentistry and have been involved in this field since 2007. I regularly attend national and international meetings on the subject and offer a full range of implant services at several clinics throughout the country.

I am a member of The British Medical Association and I am a certified provider of advanced life support.

Nollaig O'Callaghan BA BDentSc (Hons)

Associate Dental Surgeon GDC No. 72663 (Female)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday am & Friday

After graduating from Trinity College Dublin in 1996 with honours I completed vocational training in Falkirk associated with the University of Glasgow, then joining the practice in March 1998. Over my years in Rutherglen, I have built long lasting relationships with large numbers of patients and their families, providing high-quality dental treatment in a friendly relaxed manner.

I enjoy all aspects of general dental practice, and I am enthusiastic in motivating patients of all ages in helping them to improve and maintain excellent oral health. The challenge of restoring a patient to full dental health, especially those who may not have attended the dentist in a long time and may have lost confidence as a result, is something I find very rewarding. I believe a nice smile with healthy teeth & gums is so important for self-belief and overall health and well-being.I am committed to continuing professional development and regularly attend postgraduate dental courses to keep abreast with current trends, thinking and techniques in dentistry

Senior dentist Nollaig O'Callaghan of Prestige Dental Clinic Rutherglen
Senior dentist Ryan Holland of Prestige Dental Clinic Rutherglen

Ryan Holland BDS

GDC No. 283095 (Male)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Ryan graduated from The University of Glasgow in 2019, going on to complete his Vocational Training post in Stepps before joining our practice in 2020. Since joining, Ryan has introduced the Invisalign system into the practice along with minimally invasive aesthetic dentistry, honing these skills through attending courses across the country. Currently he is completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry in London, from which introducing the most up to date and advanced techniques to ensure the very best patient care.

These techniques and innovations help to provide optimal aesthetics and rehabilitation of dental health whilst maintaining the remaining tooth as best as possible. From minimal or no prep veneers to composite bonding and Invisalign, we are able to provide all aspects of aesthetic dentistry to improve your smile and give life changing results.

Natalie Monteith BDS

Associate Dental Surgeon GDC No. 251369 (Female)
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday afternoon

Following my graduation from University of Glasgow 2014, I completed my vocational training year in Ruchazie, Glasgow. Since 2015 I have worked here in Rutherglen.

I am committed to providing high quality treatment with the latest techniques and materials available.

I have a special interest in endodontics (root canal treatment) and have gained a post graduate diploma in this subject.

Lynne Gillespie

GDC No. 116962 (Female)

Lynne has been part of our practice for the past 20 years and is currently training for her implant dental nursing qualification.

Kiera

Kiera joined Prestige Dental in 2022 as a trainee and is working towards becoming a qualified Dental Nurse.

Leah

Leah Joined Prestige Dental in 2022 as a trainee and is working towards becoming a qualified Dental Nurse.

Michelle McLaren and Donna Thomson

GDC no. 215857 (Female)
GDC no. 113439 (Female)

Your first point of contact at Prestige Dental Clinic will be our management team, Michelle McLaren and Donna Thomson, who have over 30 years experience in the dental industry.

They continue to stay up to date with new procedures and policies by attending many CPD courses and enjoy the challenges working in the dental environment brings.