Our Staff

Mairi Maclean


I qualified from The University of Dundee in 1991 and I have been practicing in East Kilbride since 1993. Since joining Avondale Dental Practice in 2001, I have built a team that brings to the community a Dental Practice with the latest technology and attitude for delivering dental care to suit all our different lifestyle’s needs & wants going forward.

I am a passionate proponent of Prevention of Dental Disease and to this end promote the importance of Dental Hygiene and Therapy for the general health and well being of all our patients. I have been providing facial aesthetics in the practice for the last 10 years, having
under taken extensive training in this field along with other cosmetic procedures such as “smile design”, tooth whitening, veneers and crown & bridge work.

Liam McLaughlin


I qualified from the University of Glasgow in 2013 and joined Avondale in August 2015. Since then, I have completed the MFDS Qualification and gained membership to the Royal College of Surgeons in Glasgow. I completed my Postgraduate Certification to place dental implants in 2017 and have since worked under the mentorship of several of the UK’s most highly regarded Implant Dentists.

I have a keen interest in Cosmetic Dentistry, and I am passionate about providing patients with natural and aesthetically pleasing smile makeovers. As an accredited Invisalign provider, I use clear orthodontic aligners to straighten teeth combined with the latest digital technology- intraoral scanning allows me to carry out your treatment impression-free!

David Padden


I qualified from the University of Glasgow in 2016 and have been practicing dentistry in Glasgow ever since. I have also passed the post-graduate examination MFDS and I’m a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow.

I joined Avondale Dental Practice at the beginning of February 2020 and enjoy providing a friendly, stress-free experience for all my patients. 

I have undertaken further training in many aspects of dentistry and I have a particular interest in the restoration of teeth with tooth-coloured fillings and saving teeth with endodontic treatments.

I will always listen to my patients and provide the necessary treatment that will suit their needs, improve their oral health and give them confidence in their smile. 
Out-with the dental surgery, you will likely find me in the gym or on the golf course.

Natalie Wilson


I qualified from the University of Glasgow Dental School in 2015 and worked for two years at KM Dental Care, a busy NHS practice in Govan.

In 2018 I was successful in the Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties (MJDF) diploma exam and was awarded membership with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of England.  I have subsequently assisted in the exam preparation of further MJDF delegates. I later moved on to Whitecart Dental Care, a mixed NHS and private practice in the Southside of Glasgow, where I had the opportunity to work with a lot of nervous patients, and very much enjoyed helping these patients overcome their dental-fears.  It is very important to me that my patients feel as comfortable as possible with their dental treatment. 

I was awarded my Certificate as an Enhanced Skills Practitioner in Domiciliary Care at the beginning of 2020 before joining the team here at Avondale Dental Practice. Out-with dentistry, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, travelling, and walking my rescue dog Basil.

Natalie Wilson Avondale

keri guthrie

Dental Therapist

I graduated from The University of Highlands and Islands in 2016 with a degree in Oral Health Science while working at Stornoway Dental Centre. Since then, I have completed a post graduate vocational training year, based in the south of Glasgow before joining Avondale in 2017. Day-to-day, I enjoy helping patients improve their oral Hygiene and achieve a healthy mouth. Within our hygiene service at Avondale dental practice, we include Guided Biofilm Therapy which is completed along with regular cleanings using an airflow machine to remove all bacteria in the mouth that can contribute to tooth decay and gum disease. I am also qualified to undertake simple restorations in both adults and children, take radiographs, placing fissure sealants, apply fluoride and deciduous extractions while also assisting with aesthetical treatment, such as anti wrinkle injections and lip fillers.

Donny Black

Practice manager

I grew up in Stornoway and went on to the University of Glasgow many, many years ago.  After graduating with a BSc in Genetics I did a PhD in Cambridge. In 1993 I returned to Glasgow and established the Cancer Genetics Laboratory at the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, which I ran for 12 years.  During my research career I published over 100 research papers and played a pivotal role in the discovery and understanding of the BRCA1 breast-cancer susceptibility gene.

In 2005 it was time for a career-change and I’ve been the Practice Manager at Avondale ever since.  This is a multi-faceted role, including managing staff and finances, trouble-shooting issues with IT and dental equipment, clearing leaves and snow; and dealing with any other issues which may arise.