Meet the team

At Aviemore Dental & Implant Clinic our highly skilled, friendly team shares the same single vision: we put you first. Together, we are dedicated to providing you with a first class experience, from the comfort of our reception to the very latest innovations in dental technology. We make sure you have the best possible care from the second you walk through the door.

Find out more about each of our practice team members below.


Aviemore Dr Gordon Mc Govern

Dr Gordon McGovern

BDS (Dundee) 1990 DPDS (Bristol) 2005 MFDS RCS (Glas) 2018
GDC No. 65850

After graduating from Dundee University in 1990 Dr McGovern began his practicing career in Perthshire and worked in Lincolnshire and Angus before joining the Aviemore and Kingussie Dental practice in 2004. Graduating from Bristol Dental School in 2005 with a Diploma in Postgraduate Dental Studies, he has been closely involved in postgraduate dental development for many years. He was awarded honorary membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 2018.

He held the positions of Continuing Professional Development Tutor for both Tayside and Highland Region before taking the position of Vocational Training Advisor in NHS Highland with responsibility for overseeing the integration of new graduates into general practice in the region and for the design and delivery of their postgraduate curriculum. Dr McGovern divides his time between clinical practice and his postgraduate dental education teaching post. Outside of work he enjoys cycling, running, skiing and spending time with his young family

Aviemore Diane Mc Govern

Diane McGovern

Dental Hygienist
CEB Cert in Dental Hygiene 1990
GDC No. 3901

Our practice holds a firm belief in long-term prevention and therefore the skills of our dental hygienist are vitally important for your long-term dental health.

Diane qualified from Dundee Dental School in 1990 and therefore has a wealth of experience and skills to help achieve your goal of maintaining a healthy mouth for life. She regularly attends conferences and post-graduate training meetings to maintain and develop her professional skills. When at home she enjoys keep fit, running, cycling and spending time with her young family.

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Dr Bruce McKenzie Strickland

BDS University of Dundee 1990
DiplmpDent RCS (Eng)
GDC No. 66125

Bruces field of expertise is within implant dentistry, and as part of his continuing professional studies he has completed his postgraduate diploma with the Royal college of Surgeons of England. He has been placing implants for the last 14 years and is one of the most experienced Implant Dentists in Scotland, placing over 500 Dental Implants per year. He attributes the 99% success rate of his clinical work to ensuring the highest standards of treatment protocols are carried out both surgically and in the planning stage.

Bruce is a lecturer and member of the International Team of Implantologists and his work also involves mentoring other dental professionals in the field of implant dentistry. Working together with Dr McGovern, our practice is able to offer patients the highest quality of Implant Dentistry.

Aviemore Dr Calum Mac Lennan

Dr Calum MacLennan

BDS University of Glasgow 2012
GDC No. 227222

Calum joined our practice in 2012 and has proved to be very popular with patients due to his caring and relaxed approach to dentistry.

Married with a young family and a great love of the outdoors, Calum has made a long term commitment to the practice and has become an integral part of our team. In his spare time he enjoys cycling, football and hill-walking.

Aviemore Dr Craig Hadden

Dr Craig Hadden

BDS University of Glasgow 2014
GDC No. 251103

Craig recently rejoined the team at Aviemore Dental Practice after practising in Edinburgh. Craig is a very capable and caring clinician with a keen interest in modern dental restorative techniques. With a love for the Highlands and the outdoors he has chosen to return to the Highlands and make a long term commitment to the practice and settling in the area.

Aviemore Dr Anna Graham

Dr Anna Graham

BDS (Hons) University of Glasgow 2019
GDC No. 283359

Anna studied at the University of Glasgow, qualifying with Honours in Dentistry. Originally from Dumfries, she has recently moved to Aviemore to join the team here at Aviemore Dental & Implant Clinic.

Anna is a friendly individual who goes above and beyond to look after her patients, ensuring that they always feel relaxed and comfortable throughout treatment and puts their best interests first at all times. She is enthusiastic about all areas of dentistry and is passionate about delivering a high standard of care and patient satisfaction. Her specialist interests include restorative dental work and endodontics. Outside of work, Anna enjoys an active lifestyle and loves spending as much time as possible with friends and family.

Aviemore Jacqui Gordon

Jacqui Gordon

Practice Manager

Jacqui formerly headed up our reception team and although she still carries out reception duties, she has recently taken on the role of Practice Manger with responsibility for the day to day running of our practice.

Jacqui originally joined the practice in 2009 and quickly became one of our most pivotal team members. She ensures that patient care is delivered to the highest standards and that the practice runs smoothly.

Jacqui is the main point of contact for patients of the practice and manages to combine a fantastic work ethic with a warm, welcoming personality and excellent communication skills which are greatly appreciated by staff and patients alike.

In her spare time she enjoys running, cycling and taking care of her young son, Aaron.

Aviemore Nikki Smit

Nikki Smit

Reception Manager

Nikki heads up our reception team helping to ensure that our patients receive a warm welcome to the practice and that from the moment they enter until the moment they leave the practice, our patients receive the highest standard of professional care and respect.

Nikki's ability to combine efficiency and multi tasking whilst demonstrating the highest standards of professionalism has made her a popular addition to our team. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her young family and walking her dog.

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