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At Stepps Ahead Dental Care, we pride ourselves in achieving excellent customer care whilst carrying out the highest standards of dentistry.


Our dentists are continually updating their knowledge on the latest advances in dentistry, and regularly attend courses to continue their professional education.


Our team includes dentists, dental surgeons, hygienists and dental nurses, to provide you a full dental service.

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Colin (male) qualified from Glasgow Dental School in 1994. Following graduation he worked in a variety of practices in Glasgow and Falkirk, including a private practice in the city centre. Colin has also spent some time working in Australia. Whilst down under he increased his wide experience of the dental specialties, working in hospital and school dentistry as well as the flying doctor service! In 2007 he joined the Stepps practice. He is committed to providing the highest quality family dentistry but with his wide experience of cosmetic and reconstructive dental procedures. Colin can also cater for all of your aesthetic dental needs.

"I absolutely felt at home in the practice with Gillian taking me through every aspect of the investment professionally and with the charges considerably less than the city centre, even the bill was relatively painless!"

Dr Colin Freer BDS

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Mr Downie (male) is a consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon who has a specialist interest in Facial Aesthetic and Reconstructive surgery. He currently practices facial surgery in the West of Scotland, split between Glasgow and Forth Valley. His NHS sub-speciality is facial deformity and post traumatic facial reconstruction. In addition he treats skin cancers and salivary gland disease. He is trained in all aspects of hard and soft tissue oral-facial surgery. Mr Downie first qualified with commendations from Edinburgh University in 1991. He is qualified in Medicine, Surgery and Dentistry.


His basic general surgical and maxillofacial training was undertaken in the West of Scotland and Tayside. Following this postgraduate training he has been awarded fellowships in surgery from the Edinburgh, Glasgow and London Royal College of Surgeons.


Ryan Holland

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Ryan (male) graduated from Glasgow Dental School in June 2019 and joined the team at Stepps Ahead in August 2019 as a Vocational Dental Practitioner. Ryan enjoys all aspects of general dentistry, with a particular interest in fixed and removeable prosthodontic work. Ryan is committed to offering all patients the highest standard of care possible and looks forward to the year ahead.

Claire Gallagher Hygienist/Therapist

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Claire (female) qualified as a Dental Hygienist from Glasgow Dental Hospital in 1988. For 19 years she worked in a variety of dental practices gaining vast experience in patient care. In 2009 Claire returned to study Dental Therapy in Edinburgh. Claire believes it is important that patients are comfortable during treatment and her main objective is to encourage the highest standard in personal dental hygiene whilst ensuring patients have a positive experience when visiting the hygienist.

Dr Colin Freer, BDS dentist Mr Jeff Downie, BDS MBCHB FRCS OMFS FDS RCS FDS RCPS Claire Gallagher Hygienist/Therapist GDC 3541

To schedule your appointment, call:

0141 779 2077

Keep your teeth in a great condition

Alison Brownlie BDS (Hons) MFDS RCPSG

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Alison (female) graduated from Glasgow Dental School in 2011 with Honours and joined the team at Stepps Ahead in 2015. She has extensive postgraduate experience, working in the Public Dental Service treating patients with special needs and dental anxiety, and in specialist hospital departments in Restorative Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, providing her with a wealth of experience in surgical and restorative procedures.  Alison also provides facial aesthetic treatments including wrinkle relaxing treatments, lip and dermal fillers and is delighted to offer this treatment within Stepps Ahead Dental Care.


Keen to ensure she provides the highest standard of dentistry. Alison is committed to ongoing professional development and regularly attends training courses throughout the UK to ensure that you are receiving the most up to date advice and treatments.  She has completed a  year long course in Aesthetic and Cosmetic Restorative Dentistry and is an Invisalign provider.  Alison can cater for all of your aesthetic and cosmetic dental needs.

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