Troon Team



Bushra Bashir – Dentist

BDS GDC:  252082

I graduated from The University Of Glasgow in 2010 with a BSc (Hons) in Microbiology before undertaking my degree in Dentistry at The University of Aberdeen which I completed in 2014. I have since worked in Stevenston before joining our practice in Troon. I have furthered my studies by sitting the MFDS part 1 exam with the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians of Glasgow and I am currently preparing to sit the second and final exam to complete my membership qualification. I have a special interest in treating anxious patients and I am trained to carry out inhalation sedation. In 2016 I completed a year long Tipton course in order to advance my skills in restorative and aesthetic dentistry. I am trained to carry out short term orthodontic treatment and enjoy providing people with straight teeth in up to 6 months using the CFast and Inman Aligner systems. In September 2016 I undertook a two week trip to Malawi with the charity Smileawi. We provided dental aid to those in the most deprived areas of the country and took out over 2000 teeth. When not at work I enjoy socialising with friends and family, going to the movies and listening to Beyoncé.


Chris – Dentist

 BDS Glasg 2016 GDC:265047

Originally from Aberdeen, Chris graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Glasgow University and subsequently worked in multiple practices in Dundee before moving to Troon Dental Studio in 2017.

He particularly enjoys aesthetic dentistry and takes a patient centred approach to all of his treatments. This includes ensuring they are involved in decision making at each stage, and taking the time to answer any questions they might have. Chris is currently working towards the Membership of the Joint Faculties examination from the Royal College of Surgeons England.

In his spare time Chris can be found hillwalking or several strokes above par on the golf course. He is also a keen follower of motorsport and a film enthusiast.


Amir Nazim BDS (Dundee)  MFDS RCS– Dentist


Amir qualified from the University of Glasgow in 2012 with Honours. During his undergraduate training, he was awarded the Unilever Research Prize for his Patient Management and Health Promotion project. He was also the co-founder and Vice President of the British Medical Dental Careers Fair which attracted over 1500 Medical and Dental students across the UK.

He successfully completed his Vocational Training in Kilmarnock, and has been working in General Dental Practice since.

He successfully gained the Membership of Joint Dental Faculties (MJDF) postgraduate qualification in 2014.

Over the past year, Amir has developed an interest in Orthodontics and has successfully trained to provide a number of Short Term Orthodontic treatments including Inman Aligner, Clearsmile, Fastbraces and Six Month Smile. Currently, he is undertaking an MSc in Prosthodontics (Cosmetic Dentistry), after which he desires to become a Dentist with a Special Interest in Restorative and Cosmetic Dentistry.

Out-with Dentistry, Amir likes to spend time with his family and has a keen interest in photography.



Karen- Dental Nurse

GDC: 135909

Karen recently joined Troon Dental Studio with over 20 years experience as a dental nurse. She enjoys all aspects of her job, in particular oral surgery and working with children, having had experience as a Childsmile nurse in 2007. She also has experience with charity work, previously volunteering in Tanzania in 2008 as part of the Bridge2Aid program to provide dental aid to less privileged communities. Out with her job Karen enjoys attending the theater, in particular Ballet, travelling and spending time with her family.

Dr. Rebecca Smith - NHS Dentist Kilmarnock
Nadine- Dental Nurse
GDC- 256998

My name is Nadine and I qualified as a dental nurse in February 2015 after completing my training at Glasgow Dental Hospital. I was previously employed at an Orthodontic practice and have an interest in this field. I began working at Troon Dental Studio in August 2016.

Dr. Rebecca Smith - NHS Dentist Kilmarnock
Elizabeth– Dental Nurse
GDC- 259477

My name is Elizabeth, I started working at dental studios Scotland as a trainee in 2014 I  then qualified in 2015.  I have an interest in orthodontics.  In my spare time, I enjoy horse riding and socialising with friends. 

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.



Hayley- Dental Therapist 


Graduated from Aberdeen University with a BSc in Psychology (2008) After realising a passion for dentistry, completed BSc Oral Science (2016). Works closely with the Dentists to provide hygiene and restorative treatment to adults and children. Has also completed a counselling course, which along with the psychological insight, helps provides a comfortable atmosphere for patients. Particularly interested in educating patients in the importance of oral health and how to maintain this. Outside of work, enjoy travelling and socialising with family and friends.



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