Our Team

All our dentists adhere to the rules governing the profession under strict guidance from the General Dental Council (GDC) "Standards for Dental Professionals".



Dr Chris Pumford - Principal Dentist

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Dr Chris graduated from Glasgow University in 1995 and has worked in Aberdeen for many years before opening up his own practice - Dental Inspirations in 2011.  

Since graduating he has furthered his knowledge of dentistry;

Chris has been placing dental Implants since completing his training in London in 2008  and has attended  many International Implant conferences throughout the world to keep up to date with the latest techniques and standards.

He also works with orthodonitc systems - Fastbraces & Six Month Smiles undergoing extensive training for both brace systems in Dallas and Boston.  Testament to this is that he is now the No 1 provider in Scotland for Fastbraces, becoming a Master affiliate and he is a 5 Star rated Six Month Smiles provider.

As well as Orthodonitcs and Implants, Chris has a keen interest in Cosmetic Dentistry completing Smile make-overs, transforming patients mouths and their confidence.

Chris is not just a cosmetic dentist, he is a fantastic family dentist, who has maintained a loyal patient base over many years.

In his spare time, Chris enjoys sport - football, rugby and golf in particular - and long walks with his dog Ssal.


Leianna Minty - Practice Manager

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Leianna joined the practice in May 2011 and became the Practice Manager in April 2015.

As well as being the Practice Manager, Leianna still retains her Dental Nurse status and is the practice Childsmile Nurse.  She is able to apply fluoride to childrens teeth and discuss their oral health needs under referral from the dentists.

Leianna is the practice point of contact for any patient queries regarding your treatment and care provided by the practice.

Leianna loves to bake and cook and always likes to try new recipes, however most of her free time now is spent with her son, since becoming a mum in 2013.

Dr Russell MacPhee

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Russell rejoined Dental Inspirations in September 2017 after a brief break.  He is the owner and prinicpal dentist of Skene Dental Practice in the city centre, however works at Dental Inspirations as an associate.

Russell graduated from Glasgow University in 2006 and has been working in and around Aberdeen for the last 10 years.

Russell has many years experience and has recently furthered his knowledge and skills by completing his Dental Implant training at the Scottish Centre of Excellence in Dentistry (Glasgow).  He is also qualified in the cosmetic braces system Fastbraces.  Most recently he has completed a year long course in cosmetic dentistry at the Chris Orr Advanced Dental Seminars in London.  Russell has a keen interest in all aspects of dentisty and will continue to develop and knowledge and skills in this ever changing industry.  In joining Dental Inspirations he also assuming the role of Mercury Free dentist.  His caring and nurturing persona is proving to be popular with patients old and new.

In his spare time Russell enjoys all sport - he is very athletic.


Trish Maitland - Hygienist

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Trish Maitland - Our Hygienist (or 'hygenius' as some of our patients will call her) followed Chris from his previous practice to join Dental Inspirations in 2011.

She is a hugely popular Hygienist and has a busy diary of patients which is testiment to her great work.

As well as working with Dental Inspirations she also works for the Health Board and has a keen interest in working with patients with disabilities and special needs.

In her limited free time, Trish loves to spend time with her husband and 2 sons, loves to bake and creates beautiful craft apple heads of which she sells to raise money and awareness for a cause close to her heart - Cystic Fibrosis.

Kerry Shearer - Dental Nurse

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Kerry joined the practice in July 2012 after relocating to Aberdeen from Dundee. 

Since joining the practice, Kerry has completed the Cleanliness Champion course ensuring the practice maintains our very high standards.  Kerry qualified in 2006, meaning she has a lot of wealth of knowledge and experience which she has been able to share with our trainees and other nurses.

In 2015 Kerry furthered her qualifications and is now able to take dental impressions.

In her spare time Kerry is very artistic and creative, spending weekends taking photographs in and around Aberdeen as well and creating some lovely keepsake gifts for friends and family.

Ami Jamieson - Dental Nurse

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Ami joined the practice in March 2016, moving to Aberdeen from Fife.  She is a recently qualified dental nurse and a welcome addition to Team DI.

Ami has a nurturing and caring approach when it comes to dental nursing and is very good with nervous patients.  Since joining Dental Inspirations, Ami has furthered on her qualifications by successfully completing the impression taking course and the Childsmile training programme.

Ami like most of team DI is a keen baker and used to have her own cupcake business before discovering her passion for Dental Nursing.  Other hobbies include badminton, general fitness and socialising with friends.

Sam Carle - Trainee Dental Nurse

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Sam joined the practice in December 2017 as a trainee dental nurse.  She has previous experience in working in the industry however due to the economic climate was made redundant back in 2013 and hasn't manage to get back into it until now.

Sam is excited for the challenges that lay ahead and can't wait to get to grips with what her new role will entail.  She will be  - like all our staff - trained to work reception as well in the surgery.

In her spare time Sam absolutely loves pets, and occasionally pet sits for friends and family.  She was extremely happy when she found out that team DI has a furry team member on Tuesdays - Chris' dog Ssal.

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