14 Royal Terrace, Glasgow G3 7NY - NHS & Private Orthodontic Practice

Melissa McCartan

Dental Nurse
NEBDN National Certificate for Dental Nurses
GDC No. 282992

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“It’s great to have Melissa on the team: Hard working with a fantastic sense of humour!” ~ Dr Andrew McGregor, Owner Park Orthodontics.


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Dental Nurse Melissa
Dental Nurse Melissa


Melissa enjoys the feeling that making progress gives her. She likes a challenge and learning new skills and always strives to expand her professional knowledge and abilities.

Melissa decided to work in the dental industry as she saw the opportunities she would get working in a constantly advancing industry where she could not only continually learn, but could also help and care for people.

Melissa began working towards the NEBDN National Certificate for Dental Nurses in 2017 and successfully gained her qualification in 2019. She found the course extremely interesting, saying that gaining an understanding of why things are done in a particular way made her hands on role even more stimulating.

She worked in a general dental practice for a further four years after gaining her qualification, perfecting her skills, and relishing in a role that had practical, academic, and compassionate aspects.

She also gained a first-aid qualification during this time.

Melissa leapt at the chance to join the team at Park in 2023, as she aspired to learn more about orthodontic treatments and just how transformative they can be for patients of all ages.

She is a friendly, caring, and helpful member of our team who finds it extremely fulfilling to be able to give the patients comfort and reassurance that they will be receiving the best possible care at the practice.

Melissa works alongside our clinicians, providing chairside assistance during treatment and new patient clinics. She also helps run our decontamination unit, ensuring our high standards are adhered to.

She is very organised and always ensures that each surgery is well-equipped for what is needed for the day. She is hoping to start working towards her dental radiography qualification in the near future, not only will this provide her with a greater level of dental knowledge, but it will also be beneficial to the practice as X-rays are an essential part of treatment where orthodontics is concerned and she would like to be able to contribute to that.

For Melissa, aside from the pleasure she gets working in her chosen profession, the best bit about being a member of the Park Orthodontics team is how close we all are, she describes it as ‘heartwarming’ that we’re like a little work family. Melissa thinks it’s wonderful that every single team member is always happy to help when needed!

When not working, Melissa’s hobbies include spending time with friends and her three young nephews, she also enjoys keeping fit by going to the gym and playing tennis when she gets the chance.

Dental Nurse Melissa

Professional Achievements

  • NEBDN National Certificate for Dental Nurses
  • First aid qualification

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Patient Testimonials

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“Just wanted to say a big Thank you to all the team at Park Orthodontics in Glasgow. My son had his braces taken off today after 18 months and his new straight teeth look amazing. From day one the teeth straightening service at Park has been first class!”
Carol McGowan, Old Kilpatrick
“I've just finished my 'active' treatment with Park Orthodontics and I am more than happy with my results. The whole team were very welcoming and professional and put me at ease for all my appointments. I could not recommend Park Orthodontics more!”
Hannah Yahya, Rothesay, Argyll and Bute
“Nothing but professional, my daughter Sarah got her braces off today after nearly 2 years and I can’t get her away from the mirror, the difference is unbelievable! Everyone at the practice have been great . I couldn’t recommend them higher!”
Alan Wright, Glasgow