Kilmarnock Team

Sheraz Shafiq – Dentist
BDS (Glas), MFDS, RCPS (Glas) GDC-82411
I’m Dr Sheraz Shafiq graduated from Glasgow Dental Hospital in 2003. This was followed on by General Professional Training (GPT) as a Senior House Officer in Oral Surgery at Glasgow Dental Hospital where I developed superb surgical skills, and a Senior House Officer at Maxillo Facial Department in Southern General Hospital. I was also a Community Dentist for Lanarkshire where I underwent Sedation Training along with working with people who have special needs. I completed my membership exam in 2005 for Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow. I then undertook a 2 year course in Restorative Dentistry at Royal College of Surgeons England. I have since gone on to complete The Ultimate Implant Year Course and have travelled to different countries to gain further knowledge in Implant Dentistry including an Advance Implant Course in South Africa and several Advanced Implant Aesthetic Courses in London to mention a few. I have worked and trained with a few of Scotland’s excellent Implantologists. I have become a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow (RCPSG), Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP), British Dental Association (BDA) and Association of Dental Implantology UK (ADI).  I have a special interest in Implants and Cosmetic Dentistry. I have also completed my Certification in CFAST and Fast Braces course allowing me to provide a 6 months smile technique to patient looking to straightening their teeth, quickly and efficiently with great results. With the great results many of my associates have completed this course and have completed many cases. I have recently been involved in the revolutionary DSD (Digital Smile Design), blending digital techniques with conventional smile designs. I undertook this training course in New York City, allowing me to design perfect smiles which are in harmony with the patient’s facial profile. I provide a warm, friendly welcome to all patients and work colleagues at the practice all of whom are impressed by the amazing results I achieve throughout.

Dr. Rebecca Smith - NHS Dentist Kilmarnock
Rebecca Smith – Dentist
GDC – 176348

Hello, I am Rebecca and I am working as a dentist. I graduated from Dundee University in 2009 and completed my VT in Dundee also. I worked in Dundee Dental Hospital – Special Care Dentistry. I also worked as a Community Dentist in Arbroath before joining Dental Studios Scotland in 2011. I have completed courses in Facial Aesthetics, Braces, (CFAST) and looking forward to more courses in Cosmetic Tooth Alignment. I would describe myself as friendly and easy to talk to. I have gotten too many of my patient very well with the help of my Dental Nurse Lauren!

Dr. Haza Star Smith - NHS Dentist Kilmarnock
Haza Star – Dentist
GDC – 262029
Hello I am Haza, I am from Kurdistan. I can speak English, Kurdish, Arabic, Dutch and Persian.  I graduated from The Dentistry School at Sulaimanya University in 2004. After that I studied MSc in Forensic Dentistry in 2008 at Katholieke Universteit Leuven, Belgium where I lived for almost 2 years. While I was there I worked on age estimation using 3D reconstruction of teeth. I started my PhD in orthodontics at Dental Institute of King’s College London. I moved to Scotland in 2016. In my spare time I like to cook, swim & I am currently learning to drive.

Dr. Haza Star Smith - NHS Dentist Kilmarnock
Areeb Anwar – Dentist
GDC – 264212
Areeb joined the Practice in January 2018. He has an abundance of enthusiasm and is very keen to treat patients with a variety of needs, having worked in several Dental Practices across Scotland. He has a caring and relaxed manner with patients but is highly meticulous, with regards to his dentistry. Areeb has embarked on several post-graduate courses and has trained with some of the industry’s very best – he has completed the highly acclaimed Precision Preparation and Totally Composite Courses of Dr Attiq Rahman and Dr Monik Vasant, respectively. Orthodontic treatment, such as Invisalign, can also be provided by Areeb, to straighten teeth with clear aligners, as opposed to conventional metal wires and brackets. In addition, Areeb can offer a range of Facial-aesthetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle treatment, dermal and lip fillers. Soon, he will be offering Sedation for those who are dentally anxious. Minimally invasive cosmetic dentistry is one of Areeb’s main passions, and he strives to continually learn to improve his knowledge and skills. Currently, Areeb is a Member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and sits on the Young Membership Committee. He was awarded a Finalist position in the category of Rising Star at the Dentistry Scotland Awards 2017. Aside from Dentistry, Areeb enjoys keeping fit, socialising with friends and family, traveling, motorsports, and let’s not forget his coffee addiction!

Dr. Haza Star Smith - NHS Dentist Kilmarnock
Ross – Dentist
GDC – 277208
Ross graduated with a BDS from the University of Glasgow and joined Kilmarnock Smile Studio in 2018. He is passionate about all aspects of his work and has a particular interest in restorative dentistry. He takes pride in delivering the highest standard of care with every patient and offers a relaxed, friendly approach to dentistry. Outside of work Ross enjoys keeping fit. He is an avid car enthusiast and keen golfer with a slight
addiction to Nandos.

Dr. Haza Star Smith - NHS Dentist Kilmarnock
Merrium Hameed – Dentist
GDC – 270696
Merriem graduated from the University of Dundee achieving a distinction in her final year. Merriem jumped straight into general practice and has since then completed several post-graduate courses including Precision Academy’s “Precision Preparation” with the world-renowned Dr Attiq Rahman. As well as this Merriem is qualified to provide cosmetic orthodontic treatment having been trained in Quick Straight Teeth to cater to your teeth straightening needs. As well as finding general dentistry rewarding, Merriem enjoys carrying out cosmetic oral rehabilitation cases to achieved the most beautiful and life-changing smiles. She is qualified to provide cosmetic and non-cosmetic surgical crown lengthening procedures to transform smiles, having been trained by one of the UK’s top periodontal specialists, Dr Hatem Algraffee. Merriem continuously expands her skill set in endodontics, also known as root canal treatments, and as a result has had further training in the field at a Robert Philpott Endodontic course. Although Merriem loves and dedicates a considerable amount of time to her dentistry, you can find her at the gym in her free time, enjoys spending her weekends catching up with friends and family, and is an avid baker (“Merriem-Berry”)!

Dr. Haza Star Smith - NHS Dentist Kilmarnock
Lauren Berry – Dental Nurse 
GDC 269604
I am a qualified Dental Nurse. I began working for Dental Studios Scotland (Kilmarnock clinic) in spring 2017. I work with Sheraz and Haza. I enjoy all areas of Dentistry. I am particularly interested in oral surgery and hope to further develop in this area. In my spare time, I enjoy being active and travelling to new places.

Dr. Rebecca Smith - NHS Dentist Kilmarnock
Jemma- Dental Nurse
GDC- 268539

Hi my name is Jemma. I started working at dental studios Scotland in October 2015 as a trainee dental nurse and qualified in December 2015. I moved away to Aberdeen in 2016 and recently came back to my position as dental nurse at Troon. In my spare time i enjoy spending time with my family.


Dr. Haza Star Smith - NHS Dentist Kilmarnock
Jess Howat- Trainee Dental  Nurse
Hi my name is Jess , I am a new member to the smile studio team. I started in November 2016. I work with the dentist Rebecca in our Kilmarnock clinic. I mostly enjoy assisting Rebecca with cosmetic braces and facial aesthetics. In my free time I like going for long strolls in the park. 

Dr. Haza Star Smith - NHS Dentist Kilmarnock
Koren- Trainee Dental  Nurse
Hey, my name is Koren I’m a Trainee Dental Nurse and joined the practice in 2018. I am thoroughly enjoying learning all about the different aspects of dentistry. In my spare time I enjoy visiting places in the Highlands and meeting up with friends.

Dr. Haza Star Smith - NHS Dentist Kilmarnock
Michelle Beck- Dental  Nurse
Michelle qualified in December 2017, and has recently joined Kilmarnock Smile Studio in August 2018. She currently works alongside Areeb, and enjoys assisting in the various treatments he provides. In her spare time, Michelle enjoys travelling and going to the cinema.

Dr. Haza Star Smith - NHS Dentist Kilmarnock
Bethan- Dental  Nurse
Hi, my name is Bethan and I’m a qualified Dental Nurse at Kilmarnock.  I qualified in July 2017 and joined the practice in November 2017.  My favourite part of dentistry is Cosmetics and Orthodontics.  In my spare time I like to play netball and go out with my friends.

Dr. Haza Star Smith - NHS Dentist Kilmarnock
Keri Guthrie- Dental Therapist
GDC- 160783
I graduated from the university of Highlands and Islands with a degree in Oral Health Science. Where I was based in Stornoway Dental Centre. After university, I undertook a post graduate vocational training year, based in the south of Glasgow. I’ve worked in a variety of practices in the south side, finally joining Kilmarnock Smile studio.
I enjoy furthering my knowledge and skills by undertaking courses regularly, and I’ve recently completed a master class course in the management of periodontal disease. I enjoy helping patients improve their oral Hygiene and achieve a healthy mouth.  In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my daughter, family and friends and our family dog, who’s called Blue.

Dr. Haza Star Smith - NHS Dentist Kilmarnock
Rachel- Trainee Dental  Nurse
Hi, my name is Rachel I’m a Trainee Dental Nurse and joined the practice in September 2018. I’ve always been interested In health and love helping people so what better reward than working in dentistry. In my spare time, I love to keep fit and shop.

Dr. Haza Star Smith - NHS Dentist Kilmarnock
Lucy- Trainee Dental  Nurse
Hi I’m Lucy. I am currently studying towards my dental nursing qualification between college and recently joined the Kilmarnock practice. I thoroughly enjoy putting my coursework into practice. In my spare time, I like to keep myself active.

Dr. Haza Star Smith - NHS Dentist Kilmarnock
Diana- Receptionist/Trainee Dental  Nurse
Hi My name is Diana, I am one of the Dental Receptionists within Kilmarnock Smile Studio. I have worked within Dental Studios Scotland for just over 3 years. I started work here as Dental Nurse within the Kilmarnock practice. For a short time, I worked in our Troon practice before returning to Kilmarnock. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family.

Dr. Sheraz Shafiq - Smile Studio Principal Dentist










Linda – Practice Manager/ treatment coordinator

I’m Linda and I am Patient Advisor & Reception Manager. I started working for Dental Studios Scotland in April 2012. I am based at Kilmarnock. I progressed from my previous roll as a Dental Nurse to Reception Duties and now I manage our Kilmarnock based implant clinic. Sheraz keeps me busy with all his work also! In my spare time when I’m not at work I enjoy visiting the highlands and spending time with my family and sitting with my feet up!


Dr. Haza Star Smith - NHS Dentist Kilmarnock
 Lisa- Receptionist 
Hi I am Lisa, I qualified as a dental nurse in 2004, I came to work with dental studios in july 2017. My current position is reception manager in the Kilmarnock site , I love interacting with people, in my spare time I enjoy spending time with my children and going to the gym.

Dr. Haza Star Smith - NHS Dentist Kilmarnock
 Jorden Ryan – Area Manager 


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