ABOUT

Original practice formed in 1980 called Edgar and Foxworthy

In 1993, Scott and Howard joined as Associate dentists

The Village Dental Surgery was formed in 1994

Howard's wife Jean joins as Associate dentist in 1997

2014, Jane O’Toole joined the practice

2015, Robyn Edwards, Scott's daughter joined as Dental Hygienist

Dec 2022, Jean Smith retires after 25 years at VDS.

Jan 2023, Jane O’Toole becomes full time associate since joining VDS 2014. Louise Stark joins practice working as part time hygiene therapist.

Feb 2022, Scott and Howard sell the practice to Jane. Jane now practice principal. Scott and Howard become associates.

Why Choose Us?

Simply put, because we care. We care about your oral health and the overall impact it has on your quality of life. We care about you, your children, and the rest of your family. We care about the community we serve and being there when we are needed. We put the patient at the centre of everything we do because ultimately that is what we are here for.

With this dedication, we are committed to providing the very best treatment and so only use the latest materials and technology to ensure your comfort now and a healthy smile for the future.

Our People

We have a team of dentists, hygienists, nurses and reception staff with years of experience, but also with a keen interest in dentistry today so that you always receive the highest standard of care.

We know that a dental surgery can have too much of a clinical feel for many and so we like to bring a little fun to the practice. Do not be surprised to find us cracking a joke at reception or relaying a funny tale when you are sat in the dental chair!

Jane O'Toole BDS, Principal Dentist (GDC: 244012)

Days: Monday to Friday.

Clinical Interests: I enjoy all aspects of dentistry, with a special interest in root canal treatments. I enjoy getting to know my patients as we work together for a healthy smile.

Personal Interests: Enjoy playing (and talking!) about football, and walking my dog Max

D. Scott Edwards BDS, Associate Dentist (GDC: 64282)

Days: Monday to Friday.

Clinical Interests: Enjoy all aspects of dentistry as every patients demands and expectations are different… like the challenge of transforming a nervous patient into a relaxed one !
I especially get a lot of satisfaction from treating patients requiring tooth whitening and all ceramic crowns and bridges .. the advancement in cad/cam technology makes teeth look so life like.

Personal Interests: Enjoy socialising , travel and exercise… especially cycling and swimming.. swim 2 miles 3 times a week… got the perfect hairstyle for it !!!

Howard Smith BDS, Associate Dentist (GDC: 64271)

Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (am).

Clinical Interests: Cosmetic Dentistry using modern techniques and materials that allow for the most natural restorations with minimally invasive tooth preparation while also broadening my work with implants.

Personal Interests: I’m a long suffering Falkirk fan for my sins – golf occasionally makes me feel better…..

Kirsty Lang BDS, Associate Dentist (GDC: 270476)

Days: Monday to Thursday.

Robyn Edwards BSc, Hygiene Therapist (GDC: 250967)

Days: Wednesday.

Clinical Interests: Patient education on prevention of gum disease, promotion of overall health and patients confidence in their own smile.

Personal Interests: I am undertaking a diploma in Nutrition & Bodyweight Management. My peanut chicken stir-fry is awesome. Ask me for the recipe!

Louise Stark BSc, Hygiene Therapist (GDC: 278087)

Days: Friday (pm)

Clinical interests: I enjoy all aspects of my scope of practice. I love educating patients on their periodontal health and supporting them through their treatment journey back to gingival health or stabilising their periodontal disease. Tooth whitening has also become a new favourite treatment of mine, it is so rewarding giving patient’s their confidence to smile again.
Personal Interests: In my free time away from work i enjoy hitting golf balls at the golf range or going to the new Top Golf, reading, attending spin classes at the gym, spending time with friends and family, having afternoon teas and travelling down to London to visit loved ones.

Pauline Edwards, Reception

Days: Tuesday and Friday.

Personal Interests: Wife & mother to two fifths of our practice team – Our practice is all about family…

Suzanne McAloon, Reception

Days: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Personal Interests: Why did the Star Wars movies come out 4, 5, 6, 1, 2, 3? In charge of scheduling, Yoda was.

Lee Doyle, Reception

Days: Monday, Tuesday and Friday.

Personal Interests: I’m an Avid reader and can get through two books in a day – ask me for book recommendations!

Sarah Smith, Reception

Days: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Maggie Muir, Dental Nurse (GDC: 131461)

Days: Monday to Friday

Personal Interests: In my free time, I enjoy keeping fit by going to the gym and socialising with my husband.

Julie Calderwood, Dental Nurse (GDC: 163312)

Days: Monday to Friday.

Personal Interests: Qualified 2008. Enjoy socialising with family and friends, going to the gym and walking my dog Milo.

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Sarah Jane Batchelor, Dental Nurse (GDC: 285617)

Days: Monday to Friday

Personal Interests: Family and friends, music, gaming and being out and about in the sun!

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Sinead Stevenson, Dental Nurse (GDC: 298242)

Days: Monday to Friday

Grace Cassidy, Dental Nurse (GDC: 234684)

Days: Monday to Friday

Personal Interests: I enjoy socialising with family and friends and going to the cinema and concerts in my free time.

Leanne Mack, Dental Nurse (GDC: 285951)

Days: Monday to Wednesday

Jane O'Toole , Principal Dentist (GDC: 244012)

Days: Monday to Friday.

Clinical Interests: I enjoy all aspects of dentistry, with a special interest in root canal treatments. I enjoy getting to know my patients as we work together for a healthy smile.

Personal Interests: Enjoy playing (and talking!) about football, and walking my dog Max

Scott Edwards, Associate Dentist (GDC: 64282)

Days: Monday to Friday.

Clinical Interests: Enjoy all aspects of dentistry as every patients demands and expectations are different… like the challenge of transforming a nervous patient into a relaxed one !
I especially get a lot of satisfaction from treating patients requiring tooth whitening and all ceramic crowns and bridges .. the advancement in cad/cam technology makes teeth look so life like.

Personal Interests: Enjoy socialising , travel and exercise… especially cycling and swimming.. swim 2 miles 3 times a week… got the perfect hairstyle for it !!!

Howard Smith, Associate Dentist (GDC: 64271)

Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday (am).

Clinical Interests: Cosmetic Dentistry using modern techniques and materials that allow for the most natural restorations with minimally invasive tooth preparation while also broadening my work with implants.

Personal Interests: I’m a long suffering Falkirk fan for my sins – golf occasionally makes me feel better…..

Robyn Edwards, Hygiene Therapist (GDC: 250967)

Days: Wednesday.

Clinical Interests: Patient education on prevention of gum disease, promotion of overall health and patients confidence in their own smile.

Personal Interests: I am undertaking a diploma in Nutrition & Bodyweight Management. My peanut chicken stir-fry is awesome. Ask me for the recipe!

Louise Stark, Hygiene Therapist (GDC: 278087)

Days: Friday (pm)

Clinical interests: I enjoy all aspects of my scope of practice. I love educating patients on their periodontal health and supporting them through their treatment journey back to gingival health or stabilising their periodontal disease. Tooth whitening has also become a new favourite treatment of mine, it is so rewarding giving patient’s their confidence to smile again.
Personal Interests: In my free time away from work i enjoy hitting golf balls at the golf range or going to the new Top Golf, reading, attending spin classes at the gym, spending time with friends and family, having afternoon teas and travelling down to London to visit loved ones.

Pauline Edwards, Reception

Days: Tuesday and Friday.

Personal Interests: Wife & mother to two fifths of our practice team – Our practice is all about family…

Suzanne McAloon, Reception

Days: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Personal Interests: Why did the Star Wars movies come out 4, 5, 6, 1, 2, 3? In charge of scheduling, Yoda was.

Lee Doyle, Reception

Days: Monday, Tuesday and Friday.

Personal Interests: I’m an Avid reader and can get through two books in a day – ask me for book recommendations!

Lee-Anne Gillan, Reception

Days: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Personal Interests: I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. Especially my daughter Ryleigh, I also have a French bulldog called Daisy, who likes going walks, I previously worked in a dental practice in Kirkintilloch for 10 years, as a dental nurse.

Maggie Muir, Dental Nurse (GDC: 131461)

Days: Monday to Friday

Personal Interests: In my free time, I enjoy keeping fit by going to the gym and socialising with my husband.

Julie Calderwood, Dental Nurse (GDC: 163312)

Days: Monday to Friday.

Personal Interests: Qualified 2008. Enjoy socialising with family and friends, going to the gym and walking my dog Milo.

Sarah Jane Batchelor, Dental Nurse (GDC: 285617)

Days: Monday to Friday

Personal Interests: Family and friends, music, gaming and being out and about in the sun!

Grace Cassidy, Dental Nurse (GDC: 234684)

Days: Monday to Friday

Personal Interests: I enjoy socialising with family and friends and going to the cinema and concerts in my free time.

Lisa Berry, Trainee Dental Nurse

Days: Trains on a Tuesday and Wednesday