Reception and Nurses

Liz Chalmers Receptionist

I have been a dental receptionist for over 12 years and have been with Essential Dental Care from the very start, back in 2008.

I am very aware that the first and last point of contact a patient has, when either visiting or calling the practice, is me. The main part of my job is to be as welcoming, friendly and helpful as I can be. It might be a cup of tea and a few minutes chat, or remembering something that is particularly important to a patient, perhaps a family event or a holiday. It all helps to put people at their ease.

I am very proud of the rapport that I’ve built up over the years with our patients, and they know that I’m always at the end of the phone should they need me. I couldn’t do what I do unless I really loved my job!


Naomi Cutts
Head Dental Nurse

I am originally from Plymouth, but I have enjoyed living and working in Edinburgh for the past 5 years. I decided I wanted to work in the dental profession back in 2007, qualifiying as a dental nurse in 2010. I love going to the gym, socialising with friends and spending quality time with my family.


Sam McGinley
Registered Dental Nurse

I have been working here, at Essential Dental Care since 2009. Having qualified as a dental nurse in 2012. I love my responsibilities as lead nurse in asssisting with dental implants.

I enjoy meeting the patients and offering reassurance when needed. My personal interests are reading and writing, socialising and making the most of my ability to think creatively.


Registered Dental Nurse

Lauren joined  EDC as a trainee dental nurse in 2013 and she gained her registration  in 2014. She is a keen runner and spends most her spare time in the gym!


Stephanie Little
Registered Dental Nurse

I joined the EDC team in January 2014 as a trainee dental nurse and gained my registration in 2015 . I really enjoy working as part of a small friendly team and making our patients as comfortable as can be during their treatment is what I loved to do the most. Before dentistry, I was a senior carer for elderly people, specialising in dementia care. My spare time is spent with our young family and walking our cocker spaniel.