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Experience the Future of Pain-Free Dentistry with The Wand: Computerised Local Anaesthetic

At Kids Dental Care, we are committed to ensuring our patients experience the utmost comfort and the least amount of anxiety possible during their dental treatments. That’s why we’re proud to offer a revolutionary approach to dental anaesthesia – The Wand. This state-of-the-art technology signifies a monumental leap in dental care, providing a more comfortable, less intimidating, and more effective alternative to the traditional syringe-based methods.

What is The Wand Computerised Local Anaesthetic System?

The Wand is a cutting-edge, computer-assisted system designed to deliver local anaesthesia in a more precise and controlled manner. Unlike traditional methods, The Wand uses a computer to ensure that the anaesthetic is dispensed at an optimal flow rate, minimising discomfort and eliminating the fear associated with injections.

Photo of the Wand computerised local anaesthetic device

Benefits of The Wand:

  • Enhanced Comfort: The Wand’s pen-like grip allows for a more accurate and less invasive delivery of anaesthesia, significantly reducing painand discomfort.
  • Reduced Anxiety: With its non-threatening appearance, The Wand alleviates the fear and anxiety many patients feel towards needles and injections.
  • Faster Numbness: The computerised system allows for an immediate onset of anaesthesia, making your dental procedures quicker and more efficient.
  • Targeted Anaesthesia: The Wand provides the ability to numb a specific tooth or area without affecting the surrounding tissues, leading to a more pleasant and less disorienting experience.


Ideal for All Patients:

Whether we are carrying out simple restorations (fillings) to complex extractions, The Wand allows a more comfortable and anxiety-free dental experience. It’s especially beneficial for patients with dental phobias, children, and anyone looking to avoid the discomfort and anxiety associated with traditional anaesthesia methods.

Join Us in Embracing a Pain-Free Dental Future:

At Kids Dental Care, embracing innovation for your comfort and care is at the heart of what we do. We invite you to experience the difference The Wand Computerised Local Anaesthetic System can make in your dental care journey. Say goodbye to the fear of injections and hello to a more comfortable, relaxed dental experience.

Contact us today to learn more about how The Wand can transform your next dental visit into a gentle, anxiety-free experience. Welcome to the future of dentistry, where your comfort is our top priority.

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

Alicia’s full bio will be ready shortly!


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.