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Meet the Team

Our fantastic team consists of five highly trained dentists, an implant surgeon, facial aesthetics practitioner, three dental therapists and a dental hygienist. We are also fortunate to be supported by an experienced dental nurse and treatments team.

All of us at The Gentle Touch are firm believers in a preventative approach to your dental care.

Dental professionals must be registered with the General Dental Council (GDC) and meet high standards. You can find our dentists on the register:

Amber Aplin, dentist at the Gentle Touch, Kelso, is pictured smiling in her clinic.

Mrs Amber Aplin

Principal Dentist

“I feel incredibly fortunate to have a career that doesn’t feel like work. I love getting to know people, looking after their best interests, and all aspects of dentistry. I am passionate about saving teeth – including those that the NHS cannot save – and hope to offer this to…


BDS (Newcastle 1998)


PgDip PDC (Edin) (Distinction)

GDC 74845

Lyndsey Adams Dentist in Kelso

Mrs Lyndsey Adams

Associate Dentist

“I love all aspects of dentistry but working with anxious patients is particularly rewarding. Their fear of visiting the dentist often means they are unhappy with their teeth. I help to put them at ease, building trust with a calm, relaxed and caring approach. Rebuilding their confidence often results in them becoming regular…


BDS (Glasgow 1997)


GDC 73129

Ciara Sutherland dentist in Kelso

Mrs Ciara Sutherland

Associate Dentist

“I always knew I wanted to work with and help people. It’s the greatest feeling when you see someone who was so terribly nervous on their first visit gradually evolve into a relaxed, happy patient. It is a joy and a privilege to bring them on that journey.  I especially love…


BDS (Cork, Ireland 2008)


GDC 155749

John Thompson

Mr John Thompson

Associate Dentist

“I enjoy the many aspects of dentisty especially the technical challlenges and embracing the new technologies as they develop. But I also take pride in not just treating teeth over the last decade but also getting to know my patients too and realising that treating teeth is just a small…


BDS (Queens, Belfast 2005)


GDC 86035

Duncan Weir implants dentist in Kelso Scottish Borders

Mr Duncan Weir

Implant Dentist

Duncan Weir is the newest member of our Dental Team and leads on dental implants. He is a graduate of Glasgow Dental School where he obtained the Board of Management prize for his work in relation to periodontal (gum) treatment. At the earliest opportunity, he completed his membership exams to…




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