Our Team

We pride ourselves not only in providing excellent dental care but also great customer service. 

Dr. Paul Au
Clinical Director
BDS (Edin 1984)  MSc. (Edin 1990) GDC 58871

Having graduated from University of Edinburgh in 1984, I spent a number of years in the Community Dental Service in the Lothian area gaining experience in treating children and special needs group. I gained a masters degree…

Dr. Sally Keenan
BDS (Dundee) 1985. GDC 60081

Sally has been with EDC since 2010. She qualified in 1985 from Dundee University where she was awarded the Dall Medal for excellence in porcelain work. Since then she has worked in both general practice and hospital in the fields of restorative and children’s dentistry. Most recently she…

Jenna McColm
Hygiene Therapist  GDC 252731

Jenna joined us in February 2015 Originally from Linlithgow, she moved through to Glasgow to study Dental Hygiene and Therapy at Glasgow Caledonian University, where she graduated with a BSc in Oral Health Science. Since graduating Jenna has started working in a number of practices around the Edinburgh and Lothian area.

Jenna really enjoys motivating patients to achieve a good level of oral hygiene by helping to create a good home care regime tailored to each individual. She has experience working with a range of different age groups and takes extra special time and attention making sure patients understand treatments, as well as ensuring they feel relaxed and comfortable throughout.

Janet Sun
Practice Manager/Receptionist
GDC 127611

Originally from Hong Kong, she moved to Edinburgh in the late 80s as a student and then onward to Vancouver in the 90s. She returned to Auld Reekie in 2003. Having qualified as both a dental technician and dental nurse, she helped Paul set up Essential Dental Care in 2008.

She has overseen the many  refurbishments to the practice, making it more comfortable and professional for patients to attend and for the team to work in.

Sam McGinley
Senior Registered Dental Nurse
GDC 237389

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

Anna Mlatecka
Senior Registered Dental Nurse

GDC 272024


Anna joined us at the beginning of 2020 and have many years of experience working in a private practice. In her spare time, she likes cooking, going to the gym and spend time with her cat. 

Olivia Robertson
Registered Dental Nurse
GDC 281809

I qualified in Dental Nursing in December 2018. When I am not at work you can normally find me with my friends and family, curled up with a good book and a cup of tea, or making an attempt at ice-skating. My friends describe me as a passionate, hard-working individual with a joyful and caring personality. 

Phoebe Leong
Trainee Dental Nurse

Phoebe joined us in 2019 as a trainee dental  nurse. She is currently enrolled in the Mentor training programme which will see her qualified as a registered dental nurse in the very near future.
In her spare time, she likes spending time with her friends and going to the gym.