The Team

I came to work at T K Barr Dental Care in September 2007 as a trainee Dental Nurse. I then qualified in 2010 as a SVQ Level 3 Dental Nurse.

I work with our Hygienist, Karen Nixon, and both our dentists, Kenny and Jolanta. Also, you’ll see me on the reception some days. I enjoy working in different roles as there is always something different every day.

I’ve been married for 4 years now to Ryan and have 2 beautiful children, Michael and Joanna.

As part of my job I meet patients when they come into surgery and try to make them feel as comfortable as possible. I also assist the Dentist in all aspects of the job.

I started as a trainee Dental Nurse in May 2000 and became a fully trained SVQ Level 3 Dental Nurse in July 2007. Over the years I have seen the practice grow from strength to strength and have a close working relationship with Kenny and his patients who I have known for many years.

My likes are spending time with my partner and my daughter and travelling to Lanzarote where I have been over 12 times.

GDC: 5151

I qualified as a Dental Hygienist 1996 at The Army School of Dental Hygiene in Aldershot. I served in the British Army until 2001. I served mainly in Germany with a deployment to Bosnia shortly after qualifying.

I then moved to Stranraer dividing my time between three practices. I now work solely at T K Barr Dental Care. When I’m not working I spend time with my children, although now they are teenagers, they’re not so keen on being seen with their mum in public. I also spend time cycling and running and walking in the surrounding area and the Galloway forest.

BDS, GDC: 64267

Kenny qualified from Glasgow University in 1989 and is the Principal Dentist. He practiced in Lanarkshire for several years before establishing the practice here in Stranraer in 1993.

He spends a good deal of his time on postgraduate development and encourages all team members to undertake further training. Kenny is particularly interested in advanced restorative and cosmetic dentistry, helping all his patients achieve a healthy, confident smile. He is a family man with 3 children, one at school and the other two studying at University. He enjoys spending any spare time gardening, cycling and swimming.