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Who we are and how we work

Based in Edinburgh and Belfast, we’re experts in the provision of full arch dental implants and cosmetic dentistry.

We deliver the best of care and aftercare in all aspects of implant dentistry.  Our team take you through the initial free consultation, explaining the process and showing you exactly how it works.

You’ll then have the chance to chat to our Implant Surgeon, Dr. Stuart Lutton. Stuart, who holds an MSc in Dental Implantology, will put you at ease as he walks you through the surgical process.

Once you’re happy with the treatment we propose, we’ll arrange the treatment plan, complete with full aftercare package. We can also provide travel packages for patients who live further afield.

 
 

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Our Ethos

Our philosophy is simple. We believe in changing people’s lives for the better.

Our service to you is underpinned by three key elements: leading-edge technology, professional expertise and unrivalled care.

We believe that your patient experience starts before you walk in the door and continues long after your treatment is completed. 

 
 

Meet the New Life Teeth Team

Dr Stuart Lutton, BDS MJDF MSc Implant Dentistry

Dental Implant Surgeon

Stuart qualified from Sheffield University in 2000 and has practised in Edinburgh since then.

Stuart has a particular focus on dental implants and specifically the ground-breaking full arch dental implant procedure (often referred to as ‘All on 4’ or ‘Same Day Teeth’). He was awarded a Masters degree in Implantology in 2012 under the personal tutelage of Professor Edward Lynch - one of the most highly respected names in UK dentistry and head of dentistry at the University of Warwick.

In 2016 Stuart opened a new practice in Belfast. His practice is limited to implant dentistry and he now splits his time between the state-of-the-art clinics in Edinburgh and Belfast.

Stuart is a member of the UK ADI Association of Dental Implantology; he has a close professional link with the leading national and international implant surgeons. Away from the practice, Stuart is married to Yasmin and has a young family that keeps him busy outside work.

Rob Leggett, RDT Dip CDT RCS Ed

Head Clinical Dental Technician

Rob qualified as a dental technician in 1997 from Edinburgh's Telford College. He has worked in a mixture of the private and public sector spending 10 years working in the NHS including Glasgow Dental Hospital and Edinburgh's Dental Institute.

In February 2009 Rob returned to study a diploma in Clinical Dental Technology which was the first CDT course to be run in the UK, qualifying through the Royal College of Surgeons in December 2009. After qualifying as a Clinical Dental Technician Rob worked in private practice in Fife doing all aspects involved in the construction and fitting of dentures.

In January 2013 Rob began Scottish Denture Clinic in Edinburgh and currently lectures student Dental technicians at Edinburgh's College. In his spare time Rob is a keen cyclist and regularly takes part in sportives around the country.

Rosa Garcia, HND Dental Technology, RDT

Dental Technician

Rosa finished her HND in 2006 in Edinburgh's Telford College. After qualifying with excellent results, she was offered a position at the college itself. She then completed a Vocational Training for Dental Technicians, where she had the opportunity to work alongside patients in Glasgow Dental Hospital.

Following Rosa's development as Dental Technician she worked for Private Dental Laboratory, strengthening her learning in all disciplines in the field. Motivated by her willingness to be trained in the construction of Cosmetics dentures, Rosa started working for a private practice in Fife where she soon stood out for her attention to detail and neat work. In 2013 she moved on to work with Rob and his team of technicians.

Rosa enjoys travelling, in particular going back to see her family in Spain.

Duncan Robertson, RDT

Lead Dental Technician

Duncan qualified as a master ceramic technician in 2003 from Edinburgh’s Telford College specialising in fixed prosthodontics and ceramics.

He has over 15 years of experience in the dental industry working in public & private sectors and has also worked as a lecturer at Edinburgh’s Telford College delivering the dental technology course to all levels.

Duncan has a keen interest in aesthetics and porcelain work and continually looks to strengthen his knowledge and skills. He is always looking to learn new techniques and likes to keep up with the latest systems and materials.

Away from work Duncan enjoys climbing mountains, rugby, snowboarding and looking for the next adrenaline rush.

 

Gregor McIntosh, BDS MFDS

Cosmetic Dentist

Gregor qualified from the University of Dundee in 2011. Shortly after this he gained membership to the Royal college of surgeons in Edinburgh. 

Gregor is committed to furthering his knowledge and has undergone a number of post graduate courses to ensure he can provide his patients with the smile they desire.  He is able to provide short term orthodontic solutions and is certified to provide Inman aligners, Clear aligners and Cfast.  

Gregor has a special interest in implant dentistry.  He is currently undergoing further training to carry out implant placements and is working towards gaining a diploma in the area. 

Outside dentistry, he enjoys all sports including rugby, golf and football.  He also likes spending time with family and friends. 

Erin Brady, RDH

Dental Hygienist

Erin is originally from Boston, Massachusetts U.S.A. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene as well as  her permit to administer local anaesthesia from the Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene at MCPHS University in Boston. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, U.S.A.

In addition to her experience as a Dental Hygienist, Erin has many years of experience working in the dental field as a dental assistant and front desk personnel. Her passion for this field gives her the ability to administer high quality dental care. Her kind and caring personality will make your dental visit a very pleasant experience.

In her spare time, Erin loves to spend time with family and friends. She also enjoys travelling, swimming, skiing and cooking.

Dr. Arvind Sharma BDS, MSc (Endodontology), MJDF RCS, MFDS RCPS

Dentist

Dr. Arvind Sharma qualified in 1996 from the University of Dundee. Arvind has completed a Master’s degree in Endodontology at the University of Central Lancashire, passing with Merit and has gained membership through examination of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2012 and Glasgow in 2016.

Having worked many years in general practice he has now limited his work to Endodontics providing his services in Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Glasgow. Using contemporary equipment, (including a microscope), materials and techniques.

Arvind accepts referrals for all aspects of non-surgical endodontic treatments from first primary treatments to re-treatments and includes management of cases with complex anatomy, sclerosis, open apices, perforation repair and removal/retrieval of fractured posts and separated instruments.

Arvind is committed to post- graduate education and is an active member of the British Endodontic Society, The Royal Odonto-Chirurgical Society of Scotland, is a postgraduate tutor for NHS Education for Scotland and is a Certified Dentsply Maillefer Trainer.

In addition to his clinical role within the clinic, Dr Sharma will also provide a range of courses for general dental practitioners wishing to enhance their endodontic knowledge and skill. 

Martyna Haponska, RDT

Ceramic Dental Technician

Martyna has successfully completed her B.Sc. degree in Material Engineering with the specialty in Dental Techniques in 2011 in Poland.

Soon after, she moved to Edinburgh to pursue her studies and professional development as a dental technician. In 2013 she joined Scottish Denture Clinic (SDC) as a specialist ceramic technician where she was able to continue her particular interest in fixed prosthodontics and ceramics.

In 2015 Martyna gained HND qualification in Dental Technology from Edinburgh College and became a team member of the New Life Teeth Lab, where she is currently working on the design and construction of zirconia based full arch implant bridges and single implant crowns, using Zirkonzahn technology.

In her spare time, Martyna particularly enjoys running and hiking sessions with friends as well as all kind of water and winter sports. She is a keen traveler with huge interest in exploring different cultures and learning new languages.

 

Diane Tindall

Treatment Co-ordinator

Diane is an experienced customer service professional. She has worked in similar roles for many years, providing a friendly and helpful service.

Diane joined Rob and his team in January 2014.

Away from work Diane enjoys going to the gym and music concerts. She also enjoys spending time with her teenage twin daughters.

The full-arch dental implant treatment at New Life Teeth is a complete team approach, involving Implant Coordinators, Finance Coordinators, Clinical Technicians, Ceramic Technicians and the Implant Surgeon. All this provides a seamless journey for our patients.

Meet the Edinburgh Team

Dr Stuart Lutton, BDS MJDF MSc Implant Dentistry

Dental Implant Surgeon

Stuart qualified from Sheffield University in 2000 and has practised in Edinburgh since then.

Stuart has a particular focus on dental implants and specifically the ground-breaking full arch dental implant procedure (often referred to as ‘All on 4’ or ‘Same Day Teeth’). He was awarded a Masters degree in Implantology in 2012 under the personal tutelage of Professor Edward Lynch - one of the most highly respected names in UK dentistry and head of dentistry at the University of Warwick.

In 2016 Stuart opened a new practice in Belfast. His practice is limited to implant dentistry and he now splits his time between the state-of-the-art clinics in Edinburgh and Belfast.

Stuart is a member of the UK ADI Association of Dental Implantology; he has a close professional link with the leading national and international implant surgeons. Away from the practice, Stuart is married to Yasmin and has a young family that keeps him busy outside work.

Rob Leggett, RDT Dip CDT RCS Ed

Head Clinical Dental Technician

Rob qualified as a dental technician in 1997 from Edinburgh's Telford College. He has worked in a mixture of the private and public sector spending 10 years working in the NHS including Glasgow Dental Hospital and Edinburgh's Dental Institute.

In February 2009 Rob returned to study a diploma in Clinical Dental Technology which was the first CDT course to be run in the UK, qualifying through the Royal College of Surgeons in December 2009. After qualifying as a Clinical Dental Technician Rob worked in private practice in Fife doing all aspects involved in the construction and fitting of dentures.

In January 2013 Rob began Scottish Denture Clinic in Edinburgh and currently lectures student Dental technicians at Edinburgh's College. In his spare time Rob is a keen cyclist and regularly takes part in sportives around the country.

Rosa Garcia, HND Dental Technology, RDT

Dental Technician

Rosa finished her HND in 2006 in Edinburgh's Telford College. After qualifying with excellent results, she was offered a position at the college itself. She then completed a Vocational Training for Dental Technicians, where she had the opportunity to work alongside patients in Glasgow Dental Hospital.

Following Rosa's development as Dental Technician she worked for Private Dental Laboratory, strengthening her learning in all disciplines in the field. Motivated by her willingness to be trained in the construction of Cosmetics dentures, Rosa started working for a private practice in Fife where she soon stood out for her attention to detail and neat work. In 2013 she moved on to work with Rob and his team of technicians.

Rosa enjoys travelling, in particular going back to see her family in Spain.

Duncan Robertson, RDT

Lead Dental Technician

Duncan qualified as a master ceramic technician in 2003 from Edinburgh’s Telford College specialising in fixed prosthodontics and ceramics.

He has over 15 years of experience in the dental industry working in public & private sectors and has also worked as a lecturer at Edinburgh’s Telford College delivering the dental technology course to all levels.

Duncan has a keen interest in aesthetics and porcelain work and continually looks to strengthen his knowledge and skills. He is always looking to learn new techniques and likes to keep up with the latest systems and materials.

Away from work Duncan enjoys climbing mountains, rugby, snowboarding and looking for the next adrenaline rush.

Gregor McIntosh, BDS MFDS

Cosmetic Dentist

Gregor qualified from the University of Dundee in 2011. Shortly after this he gained membership to the Royal college of surgeons in Edinburgh. 

Gregor is committed to furthering his knowledge and has undergone a number of post graduate courses to ensure he can provide his patients with the smile they desire.  He is able to provide short term orthodontic solutions and is certified to provide Inman aligners, Clear aligners and Cfast.  

Gregor has a special interest in implant dentistry.  He is currently undergoing further training to carry out implant placements and is working towards gaining a diploma in the area. 

Outside dentistry, he enjoys all sports including rugby, golf and football.  He also likes spending time with family and friends. 

Erin Brady, RDH

Dental Hygienist

Erin is originally from Boston, Massachusetts U.S.A. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene as well as  her permit to administer local anaesthesia from the Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene at MCPHS University in Boston. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, U.S.A.

In addition to her experience as a Dental Hygienist, Erin has many years of experience working in the dental field as a dental assistant and front desk personnel. Her passion for this field gives her the ability to administer high quality dental care. Her kind and caring personality will make your dental visit a very pleasant experience.

In her spare time, Erin loves to spend time with family and friends. She also enjoys travelling, swimming, skiing and cooking.

Paul Devine, Dental Surgeon

Dental Suregon

Paul qualified with commendation from the University of Dundee in 2011. He then completed a 2 year postgraduate training which exposed him to a variety of different settings including restorative and paediatric dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, special needs and anxiety management. During this time, he also gained membership to the Royal College of surgeons in Edinburgh.

Paul has undertaken a variety of courses which allow him to provide his patients with the best results possible including cosmetic crowns, tooth whitening and short term orthodontics using Cfast and clear aligners.

Paul’s main interest lies in the field of implant dentistry. He has completed postgraduate training and is able to place and restore dental implants to replace missing teeth. He is currently a member of the Association of Dental Implantology and attends regular courses working towards gaining his diploma in this field.

Outside of work, Paul has a passion for fitness and nutrition. He trains regularly in crossfit and is also interested in powerlifting and Olympic weightlifting.

Dr. Arvind Sharma BDS, MSc (Endodontology), MJDF RCS, MFDS RCPS

Dentist

Dr. Arvind Sharma qualified in 1996 from the University of Dundee. Arvind has completed a Master’s degree in Endodontology at the University of Central Lancashire, passing with Merit and has gained membership through examination of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2012 and Glasgow in 2016.

Having worked many years in general practice he has now limited his work to Endodontics providing his services in Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Glasgow. Using contemporary equipment, (including a microscope), materials and techniques.

Arvind accepts referrals for all aspects of non-surgical endodontic treatments from first primary treatments to re-treatments and includes management of cases with complex anatomy, sclerosis, open apices, perforation repair and removal/retrieval of fractured posts and separated instruments.

Arvind is committed to post- graduate education and is an active member of the British Endodontic Society, The Royal Odonto-Chirurgical Society of Scotland, is a postgraduate tutor for NHS Education for Scotland and is a Certified Dentsply Maillefer Trainer.

In addition to his clinical role within the clinic, Dr Sharma will also provide a range of courses for general dental practitioners wishing to enhance their endodontic knowledge and skill. 

Jade Ritch

Dental Nurse

Jade grew up in the Orkney Islands where she trained as a Dental Nurse. Working in practice since 2012, she has a keen interest in Implant Surgery and restorative dentistry. This interest brought her to Edinburgh in 2016 where began studying Dental Technology.

Jade enjoys being able to learn from our highly trained technicians, and also being able to see the results in surgery.

As Jade is relatively new to Edinburgh, in her spare time she enjoys exploring the city and finding new places to socialise with friends. She also likes to travel back to Orkney to spend time on the family farm.

Diane Tindall

Treatment Co-ordinator

Diane is an experienced customer service professional. She has worked in similar roles for many years, providing a friendly and helpful service.

Diane joined Rob and his team in January 2014.

Away from work Diane enjoys going to the gym and music concerts. She also enjoys spending time with her teenage twin daughters.

Select a member of our Edinburgh team to find out more.

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Anna Kuszel

Dental Technician

Anna  is a fully qualified dental technician, registered with the General Dental Council.

She graduated from Edinburgh's Telford College in June 2011 after completing the HND in dental technology with excellent results.

Anna gained her experience in prosthetic dentistry working for both NHS and Private sectors.

She updates her skills on a regular basis to keep up to date with new technologies and techniques to provide a high quality of service and professionalism to both patients and Dental Surgeons.

In her spare time, she enjoys long hikes, traveling and reading books. 

Select a member of our Edinburgh team to find out more.

Meet the Belfast Team

Dr Stuart Lutton, BDS MJDF MSc Implant Dentistry

Dental Implant Surgeon

Stuart qualified from Sheffield University in 2000 and has practised in Edinburgh since then.

Stuart has a particular focus on dental implants and specifically the ground-breaking full arch dental implant procedure (often referred to as ‘All on 4’ or ‘Same Day Teeth’). He was awarded a Masters degree in Implantology in 2012 under the personal tutelage of Professor Edward Lynch - one of the most highly respected names in UK dentistry and head of dentistry at the University of Warwick.

In 2016 Stuart opened a new practice in Belfast. His practice is limited to implant dentistry and he now splits his time between the state-of-the-art clinics in Edinburgh and Belfast.

Stuart is a member of the UK ADI Association of Dental Implantology; he has a close professional link with the leading national and international implant surgeons. Away from the practice, Stuart is married to Yasmin and has a young family that keeps him busy outside work.

Simon Niblock, RDT

Registered Dental Technician

Simon completed the BTEC National Diploma in Science Dental Technology in 1999 followed by the Foundation Degree in Science Dental Technology in 2014

The Niblock family has been in business for over 50 years serving the Mid Ulster area with high quality cosmetic dentures.

Laurence Niblock, (Simon’s uncle), set up the lab in Magherafelt, Co. Derry more than 50 years ago.

In 2016, Simon set up Niblock Dental at 438 Lisburn Rd, Belfast.

Ali Ahmad, RDT

Dental Technician

Ali has worked in the industry for 28 years as a dental technician.

Ali is experienced in crown and bridge, implants, denture and digital smile design.

In his spare time, Ali enjoys walking, traveling, nature and wine tasting. 

Conor Gregory, RDT

Dental Technician

Conor recently qualified from the School of Dentistry in Dental Technology.

He enjoys working in the field of prosthetics and orthodontic technology.

 In his spare time, he enjoys playing for his G.A.C team and keeping active. 

Mark Tarpey

Dental Implant Surgeon

I qualified from Queens University Belfast in 2005, where I was awarded the John Malone medal for best performance in Conservative Dentistry in my final year exams. 
Since then, I have worked in the Belfast area providing general dental care, but with a special interest in implant dentistry. 
I have studied throughout the UK and Europe to further my knowledge and skills in the field of implant dentistry and aim to incorporate the most up-to-date techniques and technologies to ensure my patients are provided with the best possible care. 
I have been registered and in good standing with the GDC since 2005 and am a member of the UK Association of Dental Implantology.
I joined the New Life Teeth team in March 2017 and am delighted to be able to provide implant-based solutions for our patients.

Most of my spare time is spent with my family. 
I am married to Fiona, and we have two children, Ana and Ronan. 
I am a member of the Royal Lifesaving Society and represented Northern Ireland at the Commonwealth Lifesaving Games in 2006. 
I enjoy playing football and golf, and in the last few years have developed an interest in growing my own fruit and vegetables.

Lucy Morahan

Dental Nurse

I studied at Aberdeen University and carried on working in Aberdeenshire for several years before returning to Belfast. 

I then went on to study the full time NEBDN National Diploma in Dental Nursing at Belfast Metropolitan College. 
 
In my spare time, I go to church and participate as much as I can. I also love singing, music, cycling, hillwalking, exploring, sailing and staying in the cottage in Donegal.

Lisa Thompson

Dental Nurse

Lisa has worked in a busy NHS practice for the past nine years and gained her National Certificate in Dental Nursing in May 2012. 

In her spare time, she enjoys reading, walking her puppy 'Archie' and socialising with friends and family

Sarah Adams

Patient Coordinator

Sarah has worked in the dental industry for a number years, working in NHS  as well as private clinics.

Sarah enjoys helping patients through their dental treatment journey and enjoys her role at New Life Teeth.

In her spare time, she enjoys walking her dog 'Boris.' 

She is also a keen netball player and plays for the Seven Towers Netball Team.

Yasmin Lutton

Practice Manager

Yasmin is our practice manager and has worked in management in the financial and education sectors. 

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. 

Select a member of our Belfast team to find out more.

Arrange a free consultation > or give our Edinburgh clinic a call on 0131 564 1822 or our Belfast clinic on 0289 521 7533