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Ciara Sutherland dentist in Kelso

Mrs Ciara Sutherland

Associate Dentist

BDS (Cork, Ireland 2008)


GDC 155749


“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 to involve my patients in planning their own treatment. The digital technology at The Gentle Touch allows me to show my patients their own teeth on a screen and in 3D so we can really study every feature together. Paying attention to the fine detail is the key to producing a fantastic result. 

As my late Dad used to say, ‘if a job is worth doing, it’s worth doing well!’”


Cork, Ireland


Ciara trained at Ireland’s highly-respected University College Cork. 

In the fifteen years since qualifying, she has undertaken extensive postgraduate training, developing skills in orthodontics, restorative dentistry, biomimetics, and cosmetic dentistry.

Learning is her passion; she continually pursues the teachings of the world’s top dentists to ensure her knowledge and skill set are always current and up to date.

Since 2016, she has further broadened her expertise with continuous rigourous training in facial aesthetics (the art of wrinkle reduction).


Ciara spent her first thirteen years as a dentist working in an NHS and private practice in Edinburgh, where she quickly earned a reputation for excellence with anxious patients. 

In 2017, at just 32, she became the youngest ever dentist to win Scotland’s Dentist of the Year. The panel of experts largely chose Ciara due to her keen interest in dental education and her reputation for treating nervous patients. She joined The Gentle Touch in 2019.

Special interests

  • Nervous patients
  • Invisalign (clear braces)
  • Biomimetic dentistry (restoring extremely damaged teeth to mimic their original appearance and function, helping teeth last for decades)
  • Conservative dentistry (fixing teeth in the least invasive way possible)
  • Leads the facial aesthetics clinic at The Gentle Touch

After hours

Ciara enjoys spending her leisure time with her three young children on her husband’s family farm near Carfraemill. 


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