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.

Umair Mohammed BDS (Dund) MFDS (Edin)

Dentist (GDC no. 190933)

Umair is a personable and very competent person who is an experienced practitioner having qualified from Dundee University in 2010. Over the years, his work has allowed the mature development of skills and knowledge required to provide first class quality dental care. In this time, he has gained further postgraduate qualifications to become a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh and has a Diploma in Sports Dentistry from UCL Eastman (London). This has allowed him to work with Edinburgh and Glasgow Rugby, Hearts Football Club and Cricket Scotland. He is trained in Invisalign, the world leading clear short term brace to straighten teeth and ‘Quick Straight Teeth’ another very popular orthodontic system.

Laura Wilson BDS (Dund) MFDS (Edin)

Dentist (GDC no. 191467)

Laura Wilson is a sympathetic, caring dentist who is happy to listen to and discuss any dental concerns you may have regarding yourself or your children. Since qualifying from Dundee University in 2010, she gained further postgraduate qualifications to obtain her Diploma of Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. She brings to the practice extensive knowledge of private dentistry. Over the years, she has worked in general practice in busy, family dental practices in the Lothian And Fife areas and has also gained valuable knowledge and experience by working within the hospital setting treating a wide variety of patients of all ages.

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.

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.