Our team comprises of Asha Kashyap the lead dentist well supported by practice manager and senior dental nurse Angela Lawrie, dental nurse Marta Kaminska and trainee nurses Demi and Alleny. Our hygienist therapist Rachel Barge helps patients to look after their gums and teeth by providing dental hygiene and therapy services.
Our regular staff comprise of fully registered and nurses in training. Fully qualified staff are registered with General Dental Council and we strictly adhere to the GDC Standards for Dental Professionals.
I qualified in 2000 with distinction and honors from Mangalore University, India and worked for few years in general practice. I completed the Statutory Examination ORE by General Dental Council UK in 2008 and attained post graduate qualifications Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery(MFDS) of Royal College Glasgow in 2010 and Membership of General Dental Practitioners (MFGDP) of Royal College England in 2011.
I worked as an associate in various practices during which period I gained wealth of experience in general dental practice dealing with patients of all ages and different treatment needs.
I realised my dream of owning my practice in 2012 when I bought well established dental practice on 63 Causeyside Street, Paisley and renamed it as Finesse Dental Care. I enjoy my role as owner of the practice as this has given me a wonderful opportunity not just to broaden my clinical skills but to develop the administration and business skills of dentistry. My aim is to provide excellent dental care to our patients and I and my team are dedicated to providing highest degree of patient comfort. I enjoy all aspects of dentistry but have to admit my special interests are minimally invasive dentistry, endodontics and cosmetic dentistry. I regularly attend post graduate courses to keep up with the constantly evolving techniques and materials in dentistry. I have recently completed Advanced Restorative Course where I learnt smile design, occlusion, dental photography amongst other topics in great detail and very eager to apply the newly acquired skills into practice. I have even completed the Longitudinal Endodontics Course which has given me more confidence in dealing with complex root canal treatment cases.
I strongly believe and advocate preventive dentistry as it is the cornerstone for good oral health.
Outwith dentistry, I like cooking for my family and friends, travelling abroad and visiting exotic places with my husband and our two daughters.
I qualified as a Dental Therapist/Hygienist in 2020 and came to Finesse Dental Care in April 2023. I am here every Tuesday doing a mixture of hygiene and restorative work. I love helping patients get on top of their oral health. I worked in Australia as a dental nurse before coming back to Scotland to complete my degree.
I enjoy going on trips around Scotland in my tent box with my dogs-even if the weather isn't great!
Qual- National Certificate NEBDN
I am Angie the Practice Manager/senior dental nurse at Finesse Dental Care. I qualified as a dental nurse in 2008 and have been here ever since then. I am very passionate about my job and like to make sure the practice is run efficiently and ensure patients get the appropriate care and dental treatment they require. . I really enjoy managing the practice and occasionally assist Asha or Rachel chairside when required. I love interacting with the patients as patient care is my priority. I am bubbly, confident and love being part of the team here at Finesse. When I am not in practice I enjoy spending time with my husband and family. I have a wonderful grandson with whom I love spending time making precious memories. I love the great outdoors and enjoy travelling to hotter climates and tend to spend the summer weekends up north doing a spot of camping and fishing. I like to keep fit and active. I also enjoy baking cakes and often bring some for my colleagues at work.
I started training in 2022 to become a dental nurse. I have been here at Finesse Dental since September last year and enjoy learning all aspects of patient care chairside and non surgery duties. I hope to qualify as a dental nurse early next year.
I also specialise in wedding dress alterations and have been working at various dressmakers for a long time.
I began to train as a dental nurse in October 2022 and have been at Fineses Dental since then. I have learnt a lot about patient care, reception and sterllisation duties and continue to make good progress with my training. I hope to qualify as a dental nurse early 2024 and look forward to being a full time staff member here.
In my spare time I do hair extensions for my friends and family.