Ardmillan Orthodontics Edinburgh

Our Staff

Ardmillan Orthodontics delivers an amazing patient experience. We pride ourselves in putting our patient’s interests first.
Dr Eman M El- Bahnassawy

Dr Eman M El- Bahnassawy

BDS (gla), MFDS RCS (edin), MSc (Lond), MOrth (edin)
GDC: 75814
Eman was first registered with the GDC in June 1999 following her graduation from Glasgow University school of dentistry with commendation. She completed her vocational training in North Yorkshire in the beautiful market town of Northallerton. She returned to Glasgow to carryout a number of senior house officer jobs in various specialties in dentistry including oral and maxillofacial surgery. In 2003 she started her three year specialist training in orthodontics at Kings College hospital in London and the royal surrey hospital in Guildford. At the latter she was lucky to attend the cleft lip and palate joint specialty clinics on monthly basis, and experience that was not available to many of her peers. She graduated with Masters degree from King’s College London University. Eman has worked with children for many years and she enjoys continuing to do so as an orthodontist.

She is also a clinical supervisor at Edinburgh Dental Institute EDI, training young orthodontic trainees and Edinburgh University Masters students. She believes strongly in continuous professional development of herself and staff alike, hence she ensures that staff are able to attend courses and study days that enrich their knowledge and improves their skills. Eman is a member of many professional bodies and sits on some of their council committees.

Outside orthodontics, she enjoys spending her time with her husband, children and friends.

Carole Acik

Practice Manager
GDC: 136137
Carole joined Ardmillan orthodontics as the Practice Manager in December 2018. Carole is also a GDC registered Dental Nurse and has been working within specialist orthodontic practices in Edinburgh for over 22 years.

She uses her extensive knowledge to facilitate the smooth running of the practice and to ensure the best patient care, journey and experience delivered to every patient.

Carole also qualified as a dental radiographer in 2010 so she can be seen taking x-rays within the practice.

Joanne Spittal

Head Nurse
GDC: 248209
Joanne is the newest member of our team joining us as a dental nurse in May 2019. Joanne trained as a dental nurse in a general dental practice in Fife. She registered with the GDC after gaining her (NEBDN) Certificate in July 2013.

Joanne decided to broaden her dental knowledge and left general practice to gain more experience within orthodontics. Soon after joining our team, she has proved that she is a very capable and reliable dental nurse and has been promoted to become our head nurse.

Joanne is constantly looking for ways to widen the breadth of her knowledge and she has enrolled on the Radiography course in order to gain her BBA Dental Radiography qualification in 2020.
Anna Trzpis

Anna Trzpis

GDC: 268847
Anna Trzpis is Polish born qualified dental nurse. She has been working in Edinburgh and gaining further dental experience since 2014. Anna has registered with the GDC in February 2017.

Mum of two small children and hence she has no free (key word) time. Kind and polite with patients, loves her work and is an avid reader. Joined our Ardmillan orthodontic team in April 2018.
Ardmillan Orthodontics Edinburgh

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