Meet The Fife Dental Team
Meet The *Pain Free Dental Team
Sebastian Mylchreest *Pain Free Dentist. GDC No. 257912
Sebastian graduated from the University of Dundee with distinction. He then worked in Dundee for a number of years building his skills and finding that his passions are for helping nervous patients, high quality dentistry and the latest digital techniques.
Seb enjoys getting to know his patients and their families, whilst creating a relaxed and pain free experience.
His main areas of interest are in cosmetic orthodontics, composite bonding and giving people the confidence to smile again.
Outside work Seb will be on the golf course (only if it’s sunny!) or playing football.
Stuart Farmer *Pain Free Dentist. GDC No. 54291
Originally from Fife, Stuart graduated from Dundee Dental School in 1980. He was subsequently awarded the DGDP from the Royal College of Surgeons London in 1993 as well as Membership in General Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, also in 1993. Stuart continues to attend numerous postgraduate courses across the world.
Additionally, Stuart was a vocational trainer for nine years in the 1990s, mentoring newly qualified dentists. More recently, over the past 10 years Stuart has focused on restorative and cosmetic dentistry, particularly the placement and restoring of implants.
Outside of work Stuart enjoys golfing, being with family, gardening, and fishing (when time permits).
Nik Vourakis *Pain Free Dentist. GDC Number: 268460
Dr Vourakis special interest and main qualification is in Oral Implantology while he has wide experience in all forms of dentistry.
Nik has been a practicing dental surgeon since 2005 after graduating from the prestigious Military Academy Medical School at the University of Thessaloniki, Greece.For 2 years undertook training at Oral and Maxillofacial Department in 401 Military Hospital in Athens. As a military dental surgeon, he then went on to serve as a team leader in a field hospital in Afghanistan from 2006-2007 -an experience which shaped his commitment and dedication to his chosen field.
On returning to Greece, opened his own private dental practice which he ran with great success from 2007 -2016, specializing in oral surgery implants and aesthetic dentistry. Since early 2017 Nik is practicing oral surgery in private clinics in Edinburgh and London.
Nik has regularly and dedicatedly attended further education programs, seminars, workshops and courses both nationally and internationally. He has a Post Graduate Diploma in Oral Implantology from Ethnikon Kapodistriakon University of Athens and a Master of Science Degree(MSc) in Oral Implantology from Goethe University of Frankfurt Germany. These masterclass courses involved a variety of procedures ranging from master courses in bone grafting and sinus surgery grafting procedures through soft tissue management to Implantology, prosthetics and dental aesthetics.
Since 2018 he has started a mentoring program for general dentists in Oral Implantology and he is an opinion leader for DENTSPLY Sirona. He is a registered ITI member. In 2018 he was a finalist for Dentist of the Year The Dental Awards UK.
Isabel McGuire – Practice Manager
Isabel has lived in Fife since 1987 but remains a staunch Yorkshire Lass (her love of a good brew is testament to that!)
After raising her two children she worked in the Health and Social Care sector across Angus, Fife, Perthshire and Tayside prior to joining the Practice. Isabel believes in a person-centred approach to delivering every stage of our professional and bespoke treatments for our patients.
At home she lives with her two pet cats and in her spare time loves to read, sew, garden, travel and spending time with family and friends. Not happy to be ‘twiddling her thumbs’ Isabel is currently studying part-time with the Open University for a degree in Arts and Humanities.
Kelly Carrie - Smile Advisor
Kelly Gained her NEBDN certificate in 2001 in Dundee, and has been a team member at the practice since 2005. Originally working as a Dental Nurse, Kelly now acts as a Smile Advisor to all new patients looking to change their smile.
Kelly enjoys all aspects of dentistry, particularly Implants and is also the Treatment Co-ordinator for the practice as she is very chatty and likes to make sure that patients are comfortable and well informed throughout treatment. She is also qualified in Radiography and Impression taking.
In her spare time Kelly enjoys fitness classes, Concerts and spending time with friends and family.
Zoe Robertson - Dental Nurse
Zoe graduated from Dundee Dental School in early 2018, where she joined our dental team shortly after qualifying.
Her role within the practice is ensuring the smooth running of the dentists/ therapist surgeries; she has a keen interest in implants and Invisalign treatments. Zoe has a real passion for helping nervous patients overcome their fears at the dentist.
Outside of work she enjoys socialising with friends and family. Zoe is a real jet setter and loves to going on holiday to explore different parts of the world and long walks with her springer spaniel Louie.
Nicola Patterson - Dental Nurse
Nicola joined our Dental team in November 2018. Originally from Edinburgh she trained to be a Dental Nurse at Edinburgh’s Telford College and received her NEDBN qualification in 2009.
Since then, Nicola has worked in the Edinburgh Dental Institute for 10 years and joined St. Andrews Dental Care shortly after moving to Cupar in Fife. During her time in the Dental Institute, Nicola gained a lot of experience in many different aspects of Dentistry, from Implants to Orthodontics.
Having a broad range of dental experience, Nicola assists with all our treatments here but you may also find her at the front desk from time to time, greeting patients and helping with admin duties.
Outside of work, Nicola enjoys the country lifestyle. Some of her hobbies include country and seaside walks, Nature and animal photography and spending time with her horse and other pets.
Louise Curran - Dental Nurse
Louise graduated with a NEBDN in dental nursing from Edinburgh in 2014. She then worked in Kirkcaldy before she moved to St Andrews Dental Care in 2019.
Louise enjoys all aspects of dental nursing, and is trained in sedation and radiography. She particularly enjoys seeing patients with their new dental implants and renewed confidence and ability to eat what they want!
Out of work she can be seen supporting Fife Flyers at the ice hockey and going to concerts with friends.
Emma Kerr – Dental Nurse. GDC No. 235058
Emma has been a dental nurse since 2010 and qualified with the NEBDN in 2012, joining St Andrews Dental Care & Implant Clinic in 2020.
Emma has worked in both NHS and private practice but is glad to be back working within a private dental setting. After previously working in a specialist referral practice, Emma has gained a broad knowledge of orthodontics, periodontics and cosmetic dentistry, spending extra time caring for nervous patients.
Emma enjoys all aspects of dentistry but enjoys seeing patients gain confidence from cosmetic treatments and helping patients overcome their fears relating to dental treatment.
In her spare time Emma enjoys spending time with friends and family, going out for long walks with her dog and shopping. Emma also has a Shetland pony who also keeps her busy.
Emma Angus – Trainee Dental Nurse
I am working to become a qualified dental nurse. After completion I will then go onto studying dental therapy but I have a strong interest in orthodontics. I have an out-going, fun and bubbly personality and cannot wait to get the know the team and patients properly.
My interests include being able to play 6 instruments at different levels, watching Dundee United most weekends, going out with my fiancé and friends and swimming.
Laura Cardigan – Front Desk Coordinator
Laura has recently joined our team as a Front Desk co-ordinator, after years of working in doctor’s surgeries as a Receptionist/Clinical Administrator.
Laura is a welcoming first point of contact for the practice, giving an excellent customer service experience for all patients.
In her spare time she loves working on cars, walking, cooking, baking and spending time with family and friends.