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Comprehensive Kids Dental Care: Routine Check-Ups, Bespoke Prevention plan, and Radiographs

Smiling little girl on dental chair

Understanding the importance of early oral health care, we offer comprehensive services designed to protect and maintain your child’s smile. From routine check-ups to preventive treatments like fluoride varnish, X-rays and tailored oral hygiene instruction, our paediatric dental team is committed to ensuring your child’s oral health is supported at every stage of their development.

Routine Check-Ups: The Foundation of Healthy Smiles

Regular dental check-ups are crucial for maintaining your child’s oral health. These visits allow our dental professionals to monitor the growth and development of your child’s teeth and jaws, identify and treat any potential issues early, and provide guidance on proper oral hygiene practices. During a routine check-up, we conduct a thorough examination of your child’s teeth, gums, and mouth, looking for signs of decay, misalignment, or other concerns that could impact their overall oral health.

Fluoride Varnish: Strengthening Young Teeth

Fluoride varnish is a highly effective treatment we use to help prevent tooth decay and strengthen your child’s teeth. This quick and painless procedure involves applying a small amount of fluoride varnish to the teeth’s surface. The varnish works by enhancing the tooth enamel’s ability to resist acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth. Safe and effective, fluoride varnish is recommended for children of all ages and is an integral part of our preventive dental care services.

OPT radiograph of deciduous teeth X-Rays: A Closer Look at Dental Health

X-rays are an essential tool in paediatric dentistry, allowing us to see between the teeth where the naked eye cannot. These X-rays help us detect cavities, monitor tooth development, and assess the overall health of your child’s teeth and jawbone. Conducted in a safe, child-friendly manner, X-rays provide valuable information that supports our goal of early intervention and prevention. We have equipment and technique to allow imaging of the teeth at any age.

Embracing Routine Dental Care

At Kids Dental Care, we believe in the power of preventive care and early intervention. By combining routine check-ups with targeted treatments like personalised prevention, fluoride varnish and X-rays, we can significantly reduce your child’s risk of developing dental problems. Our paediatric dental team is dedicated to making each visit a positive, educational experience for both you and your child, empowering your family with the knowledge and tools needed for a lifetime of healthy smiles.

Schedule Your Child’s Visit Today

Ready to take the next step in your child’s oral health journey? Contact us today to schedule a routine check-up or to learn more about our paediatric dental services. At Kids Dental Care, we’re not just treating teeth; we’re building the foundation for a lifetime of healthy, confident smile.

Lorna Breakenridge

Dental Nurse

Lorna qualified with an SVQ Level 7 in Dental Nursing from Mentor Training in 2021. Lorna says her favourite aspect of working in dentistry is being able to put people at ease and make them feel comfortable (you’ll definitely have heard her singing along to the radio if you’ve been in surgery with her).

She particularly enjoys working with children and helping them to overcome any fears they may have. In her spare time Lorna enjoys travelling, trying new foods and whilst she won’t admit it, she’s a karaoke queen (her rendition of The real Slim Shady is really something to behold).

She says her greatest achievement to date is passing her driving test at the start of 2023, much to the relief of her parents and Pam who were having to drive her to/from work every day.

Alicia Dillon

Dental Therapist

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Hazel Hannigan


Hazel graduated with Honours from Glasgow Dental School in 2010, receiving the Dean Webster and Lord Provost prizes for being the highest performing student in her year. In 2012 she became a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow after completing her MFDS examinations. 

She then spent some time in the public dental services, focussing on the treatment of children, anxious patients and those with additional support needs, before working as a general dental practitioner in practices based in Alexandria and Airdrie.

In July 2016, Hazel and her husband, Pearse, established Hannigan Dental Care, making the leap from associates to principal dentists. Hazel has lots of experience treating anxious patients, having logged hundreds of hours of sedation over her career, but she says she especially enjoys treating children, even more so since becoming a mum herself.

She believes forging good relationships with children as early as possible helps prevent dental anxieties ever developing and feels very lucky to be in a position where she can see families regularly and watch children grow and develop year on year. Out with clinical dentistry, Hazel is the vice chair of the Lanarkshire Local Dental Committee, and also holds seats on Lanarkshire’s GP Subcommittee and Area Dental Advisory Committee, groups which represent NHS dentists in communications with the health board and Scottish Government. Hazel’s hobbies include baking, reading and walking and one day she hopes to have some free time to actually practice them again.


John McCall


John qualified in Dentistry from the University of Glasgow with Commendation in 2018. His professional journey encompasses a broad spectrum of training within General Dental Practices, hospitals, and the Public Dental Service. 

These training roles included working in Paediatric Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry, Oral Surgery, and Maxillofacial Surgery. This diverse expertise enables him to deliver unparalleled care to his patients.

Since his graduation, John has been dedicated to treating anxious paediatric patients, leveraging advanced technologies such as “The Wand” for pain-free anaesthesia. His proficiency in this area has led him to provide valuable training and courses to both General Dental Practices and the Public Dental Service. Furthermore, for the past five years, John has been practicing Inhalation Sedation, contributing to his role as a mentor in sedation training for dental professionals.

His academic achievements include Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians Glasgow and a Postgraduate Certificate in Dental Education. Currently, John serves as an Honorary Clinical Teacher in Paediatric Dentistry at the University of Glasgow, where he passionately guides future dentists in compassionate patient care. His contributions to dental education are complemented by his research published in the European Journal of Dental Education.

Beyond his professional life, John is a former elite track and field sprint hurdler and sprinter, having proudly represented and captained Scotland in international competitions and still holds Scottish and Celtic records over sprint hurdles. Although retired from competitive sports, he remains active, undertaking challenges for charity, such as the Ultra Marathon Spartan Race, and is preparing for the 70.3 Ironman triathlon in June 2024.