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. Eman also enjoys going for a 5 Km run at least once a week.
Carole Acik

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 gained an extensive knowledge in a wide range of duties working within specialist orthodontic practices in Edinburgh for over 22 years.

Carole decided to broaden her knowledge and qualified as a dental radiographer in 2010.

She is responsible for the smooth running of the practice to ensure the best patient care, journey and experience is delivered to every patient. She leads our team by providing support and direction to enhance performance, skills and knowledge. She also makes sure organisational guidelines are adhered to by team members and that the practice complies with government guidelines.

Asha Gurung

Asha Gurung

Dental Nurse
GDC: 282528
Asha has recently moved to Edinburgh and joined the Ardmillan Orthodontic team in Dec 2020.
She trained and qualified as a dental nurse in a general dental practice in England. Asha is registered with the GDC after gaining her (NEBDN) certificate in March 2019
Moving from general dental practice to orthodontics has been an exciting change, which she is embracing. Asha is also working towards gaining her BDA Dental Radiography qualification. 
Outside of work Asha loves spending her time with her husband and children, cooking and socialising with friends.
Miriam Williamson

Miriam Williamson

Practice Receptionist/ Treatment Coordinator
GDC: 141916
Miriam joined Ardmillan Orthodontics in 2020. She is a highly experienced orthodontic nurse and practice administrator with over 23 years’ experience working in wide-ranging roles within specialist practices. Miriam is a qualified dental nurse and is registered with the GDC. Miriam is committed to providing the best of patient experiences here at Ardmillan Orthodontics. As our front of house contact she coordinates appointments to suit our patients needs on their orthodontic journey. Miriam is currently working towards a certificate as a first aid provider.

Away from work she enjoys travelling, reading and spending time with her family and her two cats.
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