Meet Our Dentists

Dr Clare Murphy GDC no. 83149

Clare is the practice owner. She graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2004, and has been a general dental practitioner, providing care in and around Glasgow for the last 16 years. 

In November 2011, she took ownership of Springburn Dental Practice, where all existing and new patients are welcomed.

Clare has an interest in treating nervous patients, and is committed to providing an environment where patients feel relaxed, and at ease. At SDP, we promote a very open approach to discussing treatment options, and believe that patients should understand and be happy with all aspects of their dental treatment planning. 

Where patients may need a little more help to relax, we can offer Intravenous sedation, regularly accepting referrals from practices who do not offer this facility. 

Clare is a member of SAAD - the Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry, and has been providing intravenous sedation since 2008.   

Clare is currently in her fifth year of mentoring on the West of Scotland Sedation Pilot scheme..which hopes to train more dentists to use sedation and safely implement it in their practices. She also provides sedation sessions in other practices as a visiting sedationist.

Clare is an elected member of the Greater Glasgow LDC (local dental committee), and member of the Scottish Dental Practice Committee, to offer valuable input to NHS dentistry in Scotland.

Clare is trained in, and enjoys offering non-surgical facial rejuvenation, using anti wrinkle treatments , a variety of which are available to be discussed ,by arranging consultation.

Our associate dentists are Dr Hiba Naeem, and Dr Katie Abercrombie.

Dr Hiba Naeem GDC no. 270634

Hiba joined the team in August 2018, and previously practised in Possilpark. She is with us on a part time basis, working Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Hiba has such a calm and relaxed manner, that even the most nervous of patients leave feeling confident and happy! We are delighted to have her on board. Hiba is skilled in all aspects of general dentistry and sedation. She provides cosmetic tooth alignment additionally, and is happy to discuss all aspects of smile design.

Dr Katie Abercrombie GDC no. 177296


Katie joins the team this year, and graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2009. She practised in North Lanarkshire for 10 years where she perfected her skills in all aspects of general dentistry. . Katie is excited to meet her new patients, and finds one of the most enjoyable aspects of her job getting to know and treating all members of the family! Katie takes over from our departing partner Stewart, and began her career in the same practice Clare did, which just goes to show -its a small dental world!


Her friendly and approachable manner makes patients feel at ease as soon as they meet her. She gains great satisfaction in building trust with nervous patients, and helping them achieve beautiful smiles.


Katie also offers sedation as an aid for nervous patients, helping them to relax.


In addition to general dentistry, Katie is experienced in cosmetic dentistry, tooth alignment and non surgical facial rejuvenation.


We welcome her to her new role, and are confident she will be happy at SDP !

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Our Nurses and Dental Professionals


Assisting us chairside, or on reception, we are proud to have a dedicated team. 

Ashley Roan GDC no. 141331

Ashley has been with us since we took over the practice in 2011. She works on a part-time basis and looks after her two children. Ashley is qualified and GDC registered.  She is very personable and only stops chatting long enough to allow us to get the treatment done! We are happiest the days she is in, as she brings cheer everywhere she goes!


Jayne Foreman GDC no. 270397

Jayne joined the team in January 2017, having completed her dental nurse qualification at Glasgow Dental Hospital and School.  She is super organised and a great asset to our team, working full time. She is usually found in the surgery with Clare, where things are looked out before Clare has even asked for them! Recent sedation training has also kept Jayne abreast of  current best practice.

Jayne is also responsible for all the 'ticking over' of SDP, ordering equipment and materials, and keeping our processes ship-shape! On this basis, she is undertaking practice management training.We are so glad to have her.


Jemma Morrison GDC no. 277164

Jemma can be found in surgery or on reception. She is also an experienced dental nurse, who has worked in and around Glasgow for the last 5 years. Jemma is qualified and GDC registered. She will join us part time, on Mon, Tues & Thursday. We know you will welcome her! Jemma is enthusiastic , motivated and we love having her in the practice!


Ania Kaliczok GDC no. 288263

Ania (Anna) is our only bilingual member of the team! She is SO hardworking, with a very calming and friendly manner. Nothing is too much trouble, and we are lucky to have her! She is a full time dental nurse, most often in surgery, having recently passed her NEBDN qualification. She is working towards our head nurse position.  Ania is Polish, and helps many of our patients with translation where necessary! Ania has 3 young daughters- who are just mini versions of her!