Botanics Dental Care

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When it comes to caring for your teeth, Botanics Dental Care will provide the solutions you need. Our Principle Dentist in Glasgow, Dr Colin Gardner, offers his expertise to provide a high standard of patient care. We welcome anyone who wants to enhance the health and look of their teeth.

We are experienced in providing a range of treatments. Offering a long-term solution to help you get a healthy smile.

Colin Gardner

Principal Dentist

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Principal dentist Colin Gardner BDS, GDC No. 63929, graduated from Dundee University Dental Hospital and School in 1988. Since that time, he has worked almost exclusively in Glasgow’s West End. Colin has a special interest in Implant Therapy and Cosmetic Dentistry

During his career, Colin has constantly sought to keep up-to-date with current thinking and the most modern techniques available within the profession, regularly attending postgraduate courses all over the UK. He has developed a keen interest in advanced restorative dentistry including implants, and all forms of cosmetic treatments. The in-depth, thorough examinations and preventative advice he provides are unhurried, meticulous and last around 30 minutes.

It is extremely important to Colin that every patient is fully informed of their options before they make a decision as to which treatment to have carried out, so don’t be surprised if your consultation is a little longer than you are used to. Use this time to tell him what YOU would like done.

Colin is supported by an excellent hygienist, Colette Ballantyne, CEB Dip Dent Hygiene, GDC No. 5598, who graduated in 1999.

Colette Ballantyne

Dental Hygienist

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GDC No. 5598

Qualified from Edinburgh Dental Institute in 1999 and has worked in several dental practices within Glasgow over the years. She works hard in motivating and educating patients in prevention and talks non-stop about flossing. She is also very up-to-date in her continuing professional development attending courses and reading dental journals. She is also a new technology and gadget queen.

Gillian Stevenson

Business Development & Practice Manager

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Gillian has over 28 years' experience as a Dental Nurse, Senior Nurse, Treatment Coordinator and Practice Manager, working in the field of management since 2009. Gillian's main responsibility as Practice Manager is looking after the smooth day to day running of the practice and ensuring that all our patients receive an efficient and friendly experience when they visit us.

She has a friendly and approachable manner which gains her the trust and respect of both patients and staff members. She co-ordinates training for the whole Botanics Dental Care team ensuring we all keep up to date with the latest techniques and that we continue to improve in all aspects of patient care and the services we provide.

Tanzeela Ahsan

Qualified Dental Nurse

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Tanzeela Ahsan, completed her Dental Nurse training in West College Scotland and qualified in 2015. Tanzeela is enthusiastic about her work and constantly seeks opportunities to develop her skill set and knowledge. Tanzeela is very interested in numerous branches of Dentistry and is particularly interested in learning more about Dental Implants.

Sophia Qaesar

Modern Apprentice Dental Nurse

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Newest member Sophia Qaesar joined the team at the end of March 2018, working towards gaining a dental nursing qualification. Sophia is looking forward to learning more within the practice as part of the team in order to expand her knowledge and skills in the dental field. In her spare time Sophia likes to socialise with family and friends alongside completing her coursework.

Sunaina Kumari

Trainee Dental Nurse


Sunaina is currently studying for her diploma in Dental Nursing with West College Scotland. She started with her placement at Botanics in December 2017 and quickly became part of the team. She is enthusiastic about her work and loves to learn new techniques within the dental surgery. In her spare time Sunaina enjoys time with her family and walking their two dogs Bailey and Bentley.


By Road: Botanics Dental Care is situated on 2 Southpark Avenue, (Above Ah... on Great Western Road)

By Bus: There are numerous buses passing along Great Western Road with bus stops a few minutes’ walk away.

By Rail (Subway): Kelvinbridge Underground in 5 min walk with Hillhead Underground will take 10mins.


On street meter parking is available on Southpark Avenue and surrounding streets.

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