All of our clinical staff are registered with the General Dental Council and adhere to the GDC Standards for dental professionals.

Neil Connell BDS(Glas)

Principal Dentist (GDC no. 75813)

Neil Connell is the Principal Dentist of Barron Dental. He qualified from Glasgow University in 1999. He is very happy to treat the whole of your family and has gained a lot of experience in treating adults and children. He has a keen interest in cosmetic dentistry. Anything from teeth whitening to advanced cases where complex treatment is required. He especially enjoys restoring missing teeth with implants.

Neil is an enthusiastic, caring dentist who is very interested in continually expanding his knowledge in the latest advancements in dentistry. Having worked in the Lothian area since 2001, he regularly attends postgraduate courses and a number of dental study clubs, where he and his peers can discuss freely and learn from each other about the latest developments in dentistry. His keen interest in dentistry has taken him to dental clinics and hospitals in America and all over the UK.

Neil also has many years of experience in Wrinkle Reduction treatments using Botox and temporary Dermal Fillers.

Alison McIntosh BDS (Dund)

Dentist (GDC no. 74985)

Alison graduated from Dundee University in 1998. With an attention to detail, Alison is a sympathetic and empathetic dentist who particularly enjoys cosmetic dentistry and treating people with gum disease. A mother of two, she has a kind and compassionate nature and provides excellent dental care for families and young people.

Her enthusiasm and attention to detail have been recognised through her career and she has previously held positions as a Vocational Training practice inspector. She joined Barron Dental in 2000 and her reputation and professional stature continues to grow.

Very committed to continue her development in order to provide the most effective solutions on all aspects of dental health she attends many postgraduate courses throughout each year.

Fiona Andrews BDS (Glas)

Dentist (GDC no. 155683)

Fiona graduated from Glasgow University in 2008. Fiona is a friendly and caring dentist, who is dedicated to improving and maintaining your dental health. Her first few years of work were spent in the Lothian area where she built a practice with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere for her patients. She then moved onto London, where she developed her skills within an excellent dental practice in Wimbledon and by attending a number of advanced postgraduate courses. This allowed her to develop her skills in implant placement and short term teeth straightening techniques with ClearSmile Braces.

With Fiona joining Barron Dental we have introduced Dental Implant placement and straightening of teeth with ClearSmile Braces. Fiona will also be happy to help you with Wrinkle Reduction treatments using Botox and temporary Dermal Fillers.

Shona Hamlet

Dentist (GDC no. 251166)

Shona graduated from Dundee University and started her career in Dumfries and Galloway, before relocating to Edinburgh in the summer of 2016. Shona enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and especially likes working with anxious patients and children, and watching their confidence grow over time. 

 She is very committed to continue her development within dentistry, in order to provide the best possible care and provide the most effective solutions on all aspects of dental health. She attends many postgraduate courses throughout each year and is presently studying towards a postgraduate diploma, MJDF (Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties run by the Royal College of Surgeons).

Jane Taylor

Dental Hygienist (GDC no. 5953)

Jane trained at Edinburgh Dental Institute, qualifying in 2001. She joined Barron Dental in 2007 having worked in Edinburgh & Cambridge.

She is an intrinsic member of our dental health team encouraging and instructing on good oral hygiene in order to maintain healthy gums which are so important for a happy smile.

Before joining the practice in 2007 she worked in general practice and hospital here in Edinburgh and Cambridge.

A member of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy, Jane is a regular attender at professional meetings and postgraduate courses keeping up to date with new technology and treatments.

Rachael Binnie

Dental Therapist (GDC no. 192657)

Rachael began her career in dentistry working as a dental nurse in Cumbria before moving to Edinburgh to study at the School of Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy within the Edinburgh Dental Institute. She joined the team at Barron Dental shortly after qualifying in 2010.

Rachael is dedicated to treating people with gum disease, from minor problems to severe conditions. She carries out the most up-to-date treatment techniques in order to treat and help maintain health gums.

Rachael regularly attends postgraduate courses, which allows her to learn about the latest developments in the treatment of gum disease. These techniques can then be incorporated into the treatment offered at Barron Dental. She is a member of the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy.

Dental Care Professionals

All of our dental nurses have passed their National Certificate in Dental Nursing and are registered with the General Dental Council. Their essential role in assisting with your care includes, amongst other things, a thorough knowledge of the techniques, materials and instruments used in dentistry combined with thoughtful and sympathetic patient care. Highly practical, each team member attends Continuing Professional Development courses throughout the year. Our nurses are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Nicola O’Keefe

Head Dental Nurse (GDC no. 164220)

Nicola became a qualified dental nurse in July 2002 after studying at Edinburgh’s Telford College. She joined our team in April 2008 after moving to Edinburgh from North Berwick. Her talents were quickly recognised and in May 2010 she was appointed our head dental nurse. Her enthusiasm and dedication have helped to ensure that a high level of patient care is always maintained. She is always happy to speak to you to help ensure your experience at Barron Dental is a happy and pleasant one.

Our friendly and cheerful team of receptionists are here to greet you and help arrange your appointments by e-mail, telephone or when visiting the practice. They can also assist with any queries you may have about dental treatments and charges and offer you information about our dental care plans. After your treatment is completed they will ensure that reminders for further appointments are sent to you and ensure you maintain regular check-ups to keep your teeth and gums healthy. You can choose the type of reminders you wish, which can be by e-mail, text message or letter.

Valerie Heavey

Practice Manager

Val, our practice manager, joined Barron Dental initially as a receptionist in August 1999. With a talent for organisation, her role, in addition to covering reception, is maintaining the day to day running of the practice, and dealing with patient enquiries.

Dot West

Head Receptionist

Dot has been a receptionist at Barron Dental for over 25 years and in this time has built up a wonderful rapport with our patients. She creates a friendly and caring atmosphere, which is particularly helpful for the more anxious patients.



Monday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 7:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday 8:30am - 7:00pm
Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm

The premises are at street level and we have easy access for the elderly and those with walking difficulties.


0131 553 2726

23-27 Ferry Road



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Our practice is situated at the end of Ferry Road, opposite Leith Library and only 500m from Ocean Terminal.
There is unrestricted parking on nearby streets. Bus numbers 1, 7, 10, 14, 21 and 34 all stop nearby. Buses 11, 22 and 36 also stop at Ocean Terminal.