Dr. Robert Donald, BDS (Hons), DGDP (UK)
Dr Donald has been caring for the people of Nairn and the surrounding area for 32 years. He graduated BDS with "honours" in 1983 from Edinburgh Dental School, being one of only 2 to graduate with honours that year . During his 5 year long undergraduate training period, he gained "distinctions" in Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy with Dental anatomy, Prosthodontic techniques, Dental materials Science, Pathology and Bacteriology, Pharmacology and Theraputics, Forensic odontology, Prosthodontics and Preventive dentistry. He also was awarded class medals in Bacteriology, Childrens Dentistry and Preventive dentistry, before spending 18 month as a House officer/Senior House officer in various departments (Orthodontics,Oral surgery, Prosthetics) at Edinburgh Dental Hospital. In 1984 Dr Donald attained Part 1 in the Fellowship in Dental surgery , Royal College of surgeons in Edinburgh
He gained the Diploma in General Dental Practice in 1992 from the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Committed to on-going continuing education, Dr Donald keeps up to date with new techniques and regularly attends update course on all aspects of dentistry. Dr Donald has a special interest in preventive dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and the treatment of anxious/phobic patients.
Membership of professional organisations include:
- Non- executive director Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland
- Chairman of BDA's Scottish Council.
- British Dental Association-Parliamentary and Media Spokesman
- Highland Local Dental Committee-Secretary
Well published in dental journals, Dr. Donald has a regular column in the "Dentistry Scotland" magazine and is it's consultant editor. He recently hosted the "Dentistry Scotland Awards"
Dr. Donald is married to Ann and has three daughters and a stepson. In his free time, he enjoys fishing , playing the Bagpipes and the Piano.
GDC Number 57704