Bellsquarry Dentistry opened in 2011 when John-James and Emma bought over the previous NHS practice which had been present for 7 years. Previous to this the building has had several functions including a home and even a Chinese restaurant.

Emma has worked hard and her brilliant reputation has seen the practice triple in patient numbers since she took over. We continue to welcome new patients and their families daily to our practice and all of this by word of mouth.Emma has partaken in post graduate studies to allow her to provide high end dentistry including implants, composite veneers and all other treatments expected of a professional and caring dental practice. Emma was the highest provider of childsmile preventive fluoride treatment in Scotland this being reflective of her post-graduate diploma in Dental Public Health and her endorsement of evidence based preventive dentistry.
The practice has grown from strength to strength and now offers Smile, independent dentistry and NHS for our children and exempt adult patients.

Our vision has been compassionate, preventative dentistry with unending pursuit of excellence through continued professional development.
We would love to you to join our beautiful practice so give us a call.
Under Scottish Government advice we are providing all oral health care and have all procedures in place to be COVID safe. Please call the practice and we can answer any questions you may have. 


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Emma-Louise Colvin

Principal and Owner, BDS(UGlasg) DipDSed Merit(LOND) PGDipDPH(UGlasg)

I qualified in dentistry in 1998 from Glasgow University and since then I have trained in post-graduate dental education in London, Glasgow and Manchester with qualifications in implants, sedation, minimally invasive dentistry and dental public health. I am also a judge on the prestigious Scottish Dental Awards board, an associate member of Implantologists and a vocational trainer for newly qualified dentists.


I get a real sense of joy showing my patients how simply we can help them gain confidence in their smiles. I am an advocate of minimally invasive dentistry which aims to protect teeth as much as possible and at the same time providing beautiful white smiles for all our adults and children. 

Dentistry is literally taking off digitally and all of this is centred on what our patients need and want. Our vision is to embrace this and provide the most gentle and beautiful dentistry in Scotland, working alongside our patients so that they are fully involved in their smiles and well-being.

My husband and practice director, John-James and I have four boys who are sport mad particularly rugby and American football. We love to watch the Scottish Rugby team at Murrayfield and internationally. We also enjoy theatre, music, good food and wine, gym, and spending our Summer holiday in France volunteering with amazing people who have disabilities. 


Zoe Owen

Registered Dental Nurse

My name is Zoe Owen. I am a qualified, GDC registered Dental Nurse since 2018. 

I enjoy working with patients of all ages and love making patients feel confident, safe and to leave happy. I always look to continuing my professional development which is why I am currently undertaking an Impression Course. It allows me to be more hands on within the practice and also helps Emma! 

In my spare time I enjoy beach walks, travelling, reading and learning new languages.


Sarah Campbell

Registered Dental Nurse

My name is Sarah Campbell & I am a qualified GDC registered Dental Nurse. 

What I like about being a dental nurse is that it is a fast moving industry. There are different experiences with every patient and what I enjoy the most is getting to know them. 

In my spare time I like to go on long walks with my dog. I also enjoy having a relaxing night in watching movies with my family, socialising with friends, & travelling and seeing the world.


John-James Colvin

Practice Director

Since going into business with Emma, I have grown to thoroughly enjoy being involved in the day to day running of the practice, witnessing the practice evolve, and welcoming all to the practice with a smile, compassion, understanding &, where appropriate, a laugh. Our pursuit for excellence is key but our family atmosphere stands us apart.

I have a dual life; maintaining my career in Acting, where possible. Being an artist I have a love for Art, a passion for theatre, rugby, music, cooking, & being with my 4 boys...& Emma!