Leslie House, 50 St Cuthbert's Street, Kirkcudbright. DG6 4DZ - view map »
Mon-Thurs 8.00 - 17.00, Fri 9.00 - 16.00
01557 330 229

Our Team

All at Kirkcudbright Dental Surgery regularly attend professional courses to maintain and improve knowledge and skills and thus ensure the highest standard of care.

David Owen

Dr. David Owen BDS

Dental Surgeon

GDC No. 59513

David was born and grew up in Liverpool, and graduated from Liverpool School of Dentistry in 1984. After setting up two Dental Practices in the North West of England, a Dental Practice became available in Kirkcudbright so he took the opportunity to live and work in Scotland, his favourite fishing destination. He has continued to maintain and enhance his skills and knowledge through numerous courses of continuing education, most notably implant surgery courses in London and Glasgow. David was accepted by Glasgow Postgraduate Centre as a Trainer for newly qualified Dentists and so far has successfully completed the training of three young Dentists. More recently David has undergone Facial Aesthetics Training in Harley Street, London and now enjoys providing Botox and Dermal Fillers Treatments

David is married to Elaine, who is a Dental Hygienist. They have two children, Lucy and Harry. Dr Owen is a keen fly fisherman, enjoys field sports and training his young Cocker Spaniel, Coco.

Dr. Cristian P Savin

Dental Surgeon Qualified in Moldova 2004

GDC No. 182271

 Liliana Savin

Dr. Liliana Savin

Dental Surgeon – Qualified in Moldova in 2004

GDC No. 182265

Liliana followed her dream and came to Kirkcudbright in December 2009 accompanied by her husband Cristian and precious dog Ruff. Lili has a wonderful sense of humour and is an asset to Kirkcudbright Dental Surgery. She enjoys walking her dog in the countryside, socialising with friends and retail therapy.

Vesna Panov

Vesna Panov


GDC No. 255235

Elaine Owen

Mrs Elaine J Owen

CEB Cert in Dental Hygiene 1987, CEB Dip Dent Hygiene 2002

GDC No. 3391

Elaine qualified at Leeds Dental Hospital in 1987, winning the Oral B Prize trophy for highest marks in the final practical exam. Elaine worked extensively in the North West of England before marrying David and moving to Scotland. Elaine’s hobbies include trying to play golf and reading crime novels.

Paul Tran

Dr. Paul Tran

BDS Sydney 1972, MB Bch Belfast 1986, FDS RCPS Glasgow 1980
Registered Specialist in Oral Surgery

GDC No. 46363

Dr Paul Tran is a Specialist in Special Care Dentistry at Gartnavel hospital Glasgow. He is also a Specialist Oral surgeon who has a degree in Medicine, dentistry and is a fellow of the royal college of surgeons. He has worked in several maxillofacial centres in the Uk and Northern Ireland. Paul has a gentle caring manner and is very good at making patients feel at ease.

Paul uses his expertise to treat the more advanced Implant cases.

Amanda Houston

Amanda Houston

Practice Manager

Amanda and Jane will be your first point of contact at Kirkcudbright Dental Surgery, who will greet you with a warm and friendly welcome.

Amanda and Jane have many years experience between them which is most appreciated by all members of the team especially the nursing staff.

If they are not behind Reception they will most likely be found on the golf course.

Jane Johnstone

Jane Johnstone

Senior Receptionist


Wendy Mathieson

Wendy Mathieson


GDC No. 188824

Wendy is our longest serving nurse. Before joining Kirkcudbright Dental Surgery she qualified as a beauty therapist.

As a beauty therapist she has a special interest in our facial aesthetics and assists Mr Owen with anti wrinkle treatments and dermal fillers.

Wendy is also our registered childsmile nurse, providing help and advice to parents of young children.

Claire Osborne

Claire Osborne

Dental Nurse

GDC No. 147501

Kirsty Halliday

Kirsty Halliday

Dental Nurse