Meet Our Team

All our dentists adhere to the rules governing the profession under strict guidance from the General Dental Council (GDC) "Standards for Dental Professionals".

A warm welcome by the principal dentist.

Philip Friel
Clinic director, Principal dentist (dental implants)
GDC No. 77637

My professional career has resulted from a long held passion for the study of dentistry and especially cosmetic enhancement work. Having graduated from Glasgow University with degrees in anatomy (1998) and dental surgery (2000), I attained membership to the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in 2004. In 2009 I was awarded entry to Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow without examination.

Currently working in cosmetic and implant reconstructive dentistry, I am based at Philip Friel Advanced Dentistry, a private referral clinic in Glasgow’s west end. I also carry out implant work at a clinic in Edinburgh. In both clinics, I have the support of a full team of dentists and hygienists with whom I work in conjunction.

I have a particular interest in dental implantology, including bone grafting, immediate implant placement and loading together with soft tissue surgery. The use of our in house CBCT scanner allows treatments such as this to be planned and carried out as accurately as possible.

There is no specialism in the field of dental implants - therefore a dentist can’t be called a in dental implants.

Our clinic has a particular focus on dental implants and I have completed years of focused implant training and ongoing personal development in the area to ensure I can offer the best possible standard of patient treatment and care.

My strong commitment to continued education means I travel extensively to train with and learn from globally recognised pioneers and experts of advanced cosmetic and implant techniques. Throughout my year I get involved in implant mentoring and I lecture and co-ordinates courses on the placement and restoration of dental implants. I also undertake studies into bone regeneration, which is a key part of the implant process.

We are pleased that the name we selected for our clinic - Philip Friel Advanced Dentistry at Hyndland Dental Clinic - was approved by the General Dental Council.

I have been actively involved with the Association of Dental Implantology (ADI) UK since around 2005 when I was elected at that stage as the Scottish committee member. Following this I have become more involved with the ADI having previously held the post of secretary / treasurer and currently holding the office of president elect of the association. My term of presidency runs from November 2013.

I am a member of a number of key professional organisations including the British and American Academies of Cosmetic Dentistry, the ADI, International Team for Implantology (ITI), The PEERS group, Academy of Osseointegration(USA). I am a mentor for the Association of Dental Implantology.

(Philip Friel is registered with the General Dental Council with the registration number: 77637)

Philip Friel performs a world first

Philip Friel performs a world first - tooth extraction and implant placement under hypnosis. BBC 2 17th March 2007.

Here’s link to a show Philip Friel took part in, discussing cosmetic dentistry and implants. The programme My Face My Body was shown on Sky Channel 166 in June/July, 2011.

Arvind Sharma Arvind Sharma
Dentist, Practice Limited to Endodontics.
GDC No. 72097

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.

Elizabeth Glass
Cosmetic Dentistry/General Dentistry Dentist
GDC No. 61099

Elizabeth is a highly skilled clinician with 30 years’ experience in general dental practice. She has retained an enthusiasm for dentistry throughout those years and has an easy going but professional approach to patient care. Elizabeth has a holistic approach to healthcare which blends with her overall approach to caring for her patients, not just their mouths.

She graduated from Glasgow University in 1986 and after entering general practice, had the privileged experience of providing dental care for the same group of patients for over 25 years.

Elizabeth enjoys all aspects of dentistry, from basic care to advanced techniques and gets particular satisfaction helping apprehensive patients overcome their fear of dental treatment.

Regularly attending the latest courses, Elizabeth keeps her knowledge of the latest cosmetic techniques up-to-date and has a special interest in crown and bridgework as well as the latest minimum invasive adhesive techniques, retaining the natural dentition where possible.

She is enthusiastic about non-invasive techniques like tooth whitening to enhance a natural but stunning smile, and is knowledgeable about the latest, evidence based whitening techniques.

Over the years Elizabeth has found that some patients want to do all they can to save an unhealthy tooth and has become highly skilled in Endodontics - saving a tooth by carrying out the process of root canal treatment. She is a member of the British Endodontic Society, to further her knowledge in the most successful techniques in endodontics.

Observing changes in her patients’ dentition and appearance over the years has led to Elizabeth developing a special interest in tooth wear, clenching and grinding habits and the accompanying aesthetic changes as well as functional problems that these habits bring. Worn teeth lead to a reduction in the height or “vertical dimension” of the face. Restoring the back teeth properly – to the correct facial height – can have a wonderful cosmetically enhancing effect – often described as a “non-surgical facelift”. This can be combined with tooth whitening, porcelain crowns and veneers on the anterior teeth – a complete makeover.

Elizabeth is also a Member of the Joint Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons, England (MJDF) and the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS) at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow.

Elizabeth loves the wider profession of dentistry and is particularly keen to encourage a high level of professional integrity. Thus she has a position of Dental Practice Inspector for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and represents General Dental Practitioners on local Clinical Governance groups.

(Elizabeth Glass is registered with the General Dental Council with the registration number: 61099)

Jillian Clare
Cosmetic Dentistry Dentist - Dip Imp Dent, RCS (Eng), BDS (Glas), MFDS, RCS (Edin) General, cosmetic and implant Dentist
GDC No. 75914

I graduated from Glasgow University in 1999, and passed the diploma for the Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, in 2001.
Since graduation, I have worked in both NHS and private practice, and also within Glasgow Dental Hospital. Early in my career, I worked full time in the oral surgery department, and the restorative dentistry departments in the dental hospital. I continue to work in the dental hospital on a part time basis, and I am involved with the teaching of the undergraduate students in the restorative dentistry department; a role I have held for over 13 years.

I enjoy all aspects of dentistry very much, but I have a special interest in cosmetic dentistry and implant dentistry. I attained full membership status with the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, due to my strong commitment to attending many hours of courses every year relelated to this particular aspect of dentistry.

I have recently completed and graduated from a 2 year diploma in implant dentistry with the Royal College of Surgeons of London, and I have been involved with the surgical placements of dental implants and their restoration for over 8 years, and as such, am the first female Scottish dentist to pass the exam and be awarded the diploma from the RCS England.

I offer short-term cosmetically focused orthodontic treatment using both fixed and removable appliances, with the “Quick Straight Teeth” system, and also “Six Month Smiles”.

I am a member of the Royal College of surgeons of Edinburgh, the Association of Dental Implantology, The British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners, Royal College of Surgeons of England.

GDC Number 75914

Neil HeathGlen Frew
Consultant Radiologist
GDC No. 70569


Neil Heath is the clinic's consultant radiologist and plays a key role in working with our clinical team when assessing the results of our Cone-beam CT scans of patients involved in treatment and especially dental implant work.

He also currently works as an NHS Consultant and is Hon Clinical Senior Lecturer in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology at Glasgow Dental Hospital and School.

He combines a broad dental background with experience in medical and dental imaging.

He qualified as a Diagnostic radiographer in 1987 -Sheffield where he worked as a general radiographer at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital gaining experience in neuro, orthopaedic and A&E radiography.

He qualified BDS with merit in Restorative dentistry from Newcastle in 1995 .VT was completed in Edinburgh 1996, MSc restorative dentistry-(with distinction 1997), MFDSRCS Edin 2001. He satisfied the Royal College of Radiologists in 2007 in his exit exam, where he was awarded DDR,RCR on completion of Registrar training in Newcastle Upon Tyne (2003-2008). Since qualifying in dentistry - he has had the opportunity to work in both primary and secondary care settings which have included -NHS, Private practice (Principal) and Community dentistry - (out of hours service).

His main radiological interests are in salivary gland and TMJ imaging. Cone-beam CT imaging provides Neil with increasing opportunities to help the dental and medical colleagues for whom he provides a diagnostic reporting service. His academic interests include lecturing to undergraduate and post graduate audiences. He is involved in peer review and holds a visiting lectureship at the University of Hasselt Belgium. He has lectured in Libya 2008 with an MFDS delegation and teaches on the Kings College London, MSc programme in Oral- Radiology.

(Neil Heath is registered with the General Dental Council and his registration number is 70569)

Imran Shafi
Specialist Orthodontist
GDC No. 79325

I graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2001, completing my vocational training in Newcastle, and worked for two further years in general dental practice. I then had a life enhancing year in Australia experiencing private practice, community dentistry and Aboriginal Health Services.

Upon my return to the UK, I passed the Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons examination from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 2006. I completed my orthodontic training at Glasgow Dental Hospital and was awarded a Doctorate in Clinical Dentistry(Orthodontics) from the University of Glasgow in 2011. This research won two prestigious prizes: the Royal College TC White Lecturer Award and the Royal Society of Medicine Odontology President’s Prize Award. I passed my Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh in the same year.

I have a keen interest in research and teaching having published extensively, presenting at national and international conferences. I am a MFDS Royal College examiner, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and member of the British Orthodontic Society.

My passion and enthusiasm is to provide excellent service to deliver the best possible results. I am committed to providing the highest quality care and working in Philip Friel Advanced Dentistry with the dedicated team allows me to offer the best to my patients.

(Imran Shafi is registered with the General Dental Council and his registration number is 79325)

Kasia Allan
Dental Implant Nurse
GDC No. 140352

I was brought up in Poland and graduated with Master Degree in Philosophy M.Sc.Phil. 2004 POL. In November 2006 I have obtained a National Certificate in Dental Nursing NEBDN 2006 and most recently a Certificate in Dental Implant Nursing DTEC 2014 LON.

I am registered with the General Dental Council and maintain the rigorous post-graduate education that a career in advanced dentistry demands. I’m a member of ADI. I have been working with Philip Friel, since 2006. While working beside Philip I have progressed from Dental Nurse to my current role and responsibilities as a Dental Implant Nurse . I’m involved in all aspects of his patient journey from clinical organisation , treatment coordination to intra operative assistance at various dental procedures including invasive ,advanced and complex implant therapy procedures which covers guide-surgery and sinus elevation procedures. I have over 10 years of experience working as a dental nurse in the UK and over these years I have gathered an amazing experience and knowledge about dentistry in general but more so about implant dentistry.

I am a national nurse trainer for BioHorizons the dental implant company. My role involves lecturing and training nurses throughout the UK in dental implant nursing at both basic and advanced levels. In the past two years I have also enjoyed in assisting Philip during lectures and hands-on CPD for dentist.

In November 2011 I was delighted to receive the honour of being Highly Commended in the category of Most Outstanding Individual in the prestigious Dentistry Scotland Awards 2011.

(Kasia Allan is registered with the General Dental Council with the registration number: 140352)

Clare French
Dental Hygienist
GDC No. 5973

Clare graduated with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene from Glasgow Dental Hospital in 2001 which was then accredited in 2002 through the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh.

Initially she moved through to Edinburgh where I was based for around 4 years, working in various practices across the city.

She returned to Glasgow in 2006 and worked for 11 years in a dental practice treating a wide variety of patients with varying needs, including complex periodontal issues and dental implant cases.

She has also just completed a post with the Royal Navy as a civilian Dental Hygienist and enjoys furthering her knowledge of periodontal issues and all aspects of dentistry by attending courses every year.

(Clare French is registered with the General Dental Council with the registration number: 5973)

Jennifer White
Dental Hygienist
GDC No. 5982

Since gaining the Diploma in Dental Hygiene from Glasgow Dental Hospital and School (accreditation thought the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh) in 2001 I spent time working within the Oral Cancer ward at Guys hospital and as a staff hygienist at the Eastman Dental Institute, both in London - both of which were certainly an eye opener for a newly qualified hygienist! It did serve to give me experience in areas of dentistry not everyone gets an opportunity to be involved in. I have also spent 11 years working within a periodontal referral practice based in Glasgow dealing with more complex gum problems referred to us from other dental practice. I also saw extremely anxious and dental phobic patients regularly which is a very rewarding part of my job.

Having worked in Philip Friel Advanced Dentistry since we started I treat complex periodontal problems, help patients prepare for and maintain implant work as I have been working with implants for the majority of my career, and ensure that this is followed through to ensure the best outcome possible for my patients.

I attend many courses to keep up to date with the ever changing and exciting world of dentistry.

(Jennifer White is registered with the General Dental Council with the registration number: 5982)

Louise Hatherall
Dental Nurse
GDC No. 197291

I gained my National Certificate in Dental Nursing in May 2010 and have been working as a dental nurse for two and a half years. Louise Hatherall - dental nurse at Philip Friel Advanced Dentistry where she assists Philip Friel, Elizabeth Glass and Glen Frew in looking after clients who need cosmetic dentistry including dental implants and veneers During my training I had the opportunity to work within all areas of dentistry rotating between Glasgow Dental Hospital, General Practice and Community Dental Care.

Recently I have been working as an orthodontic nurse. I now look forward to further developing my skills, knowledge and maintaining a high level of patient care at Philip Friel Advanced Dentistry. I am registered with the General Dental Council and I have a keen interest in oral surgery and endodontic dental nursing.

(Louise Hatherall is registered with the General Dental Council with the registration number: 197291)

Pamela Wood
Dental Nurse
GDC No. 232454

I have been working in the dental profession since 2009, starting off my career as a decontamination nurse for 18 months.

I underwent training to become a dental nurse and focused on achieving my City & Guilds National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) in Dental Nursing (Level 3). I achieved this in 2012 and am delighted to be a member of the clinic team.

Being part of a great team makes work so much more enjoyable. I don't want studies to stop and I would like to continue to further my career here with the clinic.

(Pamela Wood is registered with the General Dental Council with the registration number: 232454)

Carly Doherty

Carly operates as PA to Philip Friel and coordinates the day to day administration of the clinic.

With a career background focused on customer relations and service,

Carly's skills and positive attitude ensure the clinical team are supported in many of the administrative fields. She oversees Philip Friel's patient scheduling and manages his diary commitments.

Siobhan Burns

I have more than 10 years experience in the dental field and am part of the team responsible for the smooth running of the day to day requirements of the practice.

I have been told that I have the innate ability to organise with kindness and efficiency while offering the highest level of comfort and quality. My aim is to always try and make a patient's visit to the clinic run as pleasantly as possible. I have a great knowledge of dentistry will quite happily explain and map out treatment at the pace and times required by patients. I am available to discuss any queries or concerns you may have regarding the clinic.

In previous worklife I've worked in hospital management in Blackpool and Gloucester where I was responsible for the day-to-day patient allocation in a 500 bed unit. My spare time interests are my three children, running, keeping fit, membership of a book club and socialising.

Ian Wilson
IT Operations

I look after IT operations and security in the clinic and I have amassed a great deal of experience in this field of work.

Advancements in dental technology mean that a clinic and the team rely heavily upon computers, networks and server support. This ensures the adequate day to day runing of the clinic and all the in house technology while ensuring the daily safety of our systems and their back up and security.

The clinic has a vast array of technology which is required for the smooth running of chairs, cameras, digital x rays, Cone Beam CT scanner, patient record systems, integration, entertainment etc. I have worked closely with Philip Friel to advance and develop many of the 'usual' dental software to an advanced state to suit the specification requirements of the clinic.

Philip Friel Advanced Dentistry