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Our Practice

Garioch Dental Practice has been operating in the heart of Inverurie for over 35 years, caring for the local community. Our friendly & experienced dental team consists of 3 dentists, 1 dental hygieneist, 4 nursing staff and 2 receptionists. All our staff take pride in providing a welcoming and relaxed environment for our patients. We have modern purpose built premises with a plasma screen TV in the waiting area & free Wi-Fi access for our patients. Complimentary tea & coffee are also available.

Our Team

Dr. Gilbert Ritchie (BDS)

GDC No: 53017

Gilbert graduated from Dundee University in 1979 and has 35 years of experience in general dental practice. Gilbert gained experience working in both Aberdeen and London before settling in Inverurie in 1984. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry and has enjoyed building relationships with his patients over the years.

Gilbert has previously been part of the Vocational Training scheme, helping to mentor many young dentists in their transition to general practice. He keeps up to date with modern techniques through regular training and course attendance and he has recently completed full training in the provision of Six month smiles and Inman aligner treatments.

Outside of work Gilbert enjoys all sports, particularly football and golf. He enjoys listening to music, attending concerts, relaxing with friends and trying to stay fit and healthy. He is married to Kay and has 4 children whom he thouroughly enjoys spending time.

Dr. Gareth Shepherd (BDS)

GDC No: 83367

Gareth graduated from Dundee University in 2004 and joined the Garioch dental Practice after leaving dental school. After 9 successful years as an associate dentist Gareth became a practice partner in late 2014.

Gareth enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and has a keen interest in both cosmetic dentistry and patient anxiety management. He gets real satisfaction seeing patients overcome their dental fears and is known for his kind and gentle demeanour with patients. He has undergone orthodontic courses and is a provider of both Inman aligner and Clear Aligner orthodontic systems.

Outwith work, Gareth primarily enjoys spending as much time as possible with his young family. He also enjoys keeping fit through participation in various sports and is a keen skier through the winter months.

Clair Gordon

GDC No: 5591

Clair Gordon is our resident Hygieneist. Biography info coming soon.

Nicola Faskin

Nicola joined the Garioch Dental Practice in 1998 and her time was initially split between working in-surgery and working behind our reception desk. In 2004 Nicola starting working in a purely administrative capacity.

Over the years of her career Nicola has gained extensive experience in the workings of a modern dental practice. As our most experienced and respected staff member she was duely promoted to the position of Practice Manager in 2015.

In her capacity as practice manager she deals with the day-to-day running of the dental practice and is in charge of our whole dental team. Nicola enjoys the challenges her managerial role brings and has a keen interest in keeping up-to-date with current legislation. Nicola is currently undertaking an intensive specific dental management course which will be completed in July 2016. Outwith work, Nicola enjoys keeping fit and spending time with her family and friends.


Parking is available directly outside the practice. We have designated spaces available, with one specifically for our disabled patients. In the event of a space not being available outside the practice, there are multiple public car parks within a short 5 minute walk. For further information regarding directions to and from public car parks, please contact our reception staff on 01467 624 111.

GDC Registration

All our dentists are fully registered with the General Dental Council and adhere to the strict rules & procedures governing the profession. For further information please go to the GDC Website.

Website Last Updated: 24th July 2015

Complaints Procedure

As a practice, we value patient feedback both positive and negative. It is only through your input that we are able to improve our services. We aim to deal with any concerns promptly and efficiently, we will try to find an effective resolution to any issues you may encounter. All practice feedback and complaints should be addressed to:

    Nicola Faskin,
    Garioch Dental Practice,
    69 Market Place,
    AB51 3PY
    Phone: 01467 624 111
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For further information regarding our full complaints procedure, please contact the practice on 01467 624 111.

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   01467 624 111

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   Opening Hours

Mon 8:00 - 5:30

Tue 8:00 - 7:00

Wed 8:00 - 5:30

Thu 8:00 - 5:30

Fri 8:30 - 1:00

  69 Market Place, Inverurie, AB51 3PY