• meet the team

    Dr Colin Pennycott

    Practice Owner and Dental Surgeon

    Bachelor of Dental Surgery (2003)

    GDC No. 82073

    Works Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

    Colin has worked at Abbey Dental Care since taking over the practice, with focus on providing care and treatment for the patients privately and under the practice care plan (DPAS). He particularly enjoys learning new techniques to get the best smile he can for his patients.


    He graduated from University of Glasgow in 2003, where he studied with Hazel, the other Practice Owner. After graduation he went on work in Perthshire, before returning to Glasgow to work as an associate in Bishopbriggs for over seven years.

    Dr Hazel Pahnke

    Practice Owner and Dental Surgeon

    Bachelor of Dental Surgery (2003) Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow

    GDC No. 82315

    Works Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday AM

    Hazel works in general dentistry, on surgical procedures and also provides sedation for the practice to help people with dental anxiety cope with treatment. She has worked for many years in oral surgery and particularly enjoys the more challenging cases.


    Hazel qualified from Glasgow University in 2003 and went on to gain her Diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgeons in 2005. She worked in Tarbert, Loch Fyne for a year, then went on to work in Community Dental Service, followed by hospital dental work in both the Southern General and Crosshouse Hospital’s maxillofacial units. She learned a great deal about managing dental pain, acute and chronic dental conditions and gained a great deal of experience in Oral Surgery. She is currently taking referrals from other practices for patients requiring oral surgery or treatment under sedation.

    Dr Jilly Symington

    Associate Dental Surgeon

    Bachelor of Science (Honours) Bachelor of Dental Surgery (2015)

    Diploma of Membership of the Joint Dental Faculties, Royal College of Surgeons (England)

    GDC No. 258107

    Works Monday, Tuesday and Friday

    Jilly joined the practice as an associate in 2016. She works in general and cosmetic dentistry, and is also trained in beauty therapy. She is also qualified to provide botox and fillers treatment, so worry no more about those wrinkles and frown lines! Jilly is also qualified in sedation for those patients who may be more nervous or have a dental phobia.



    Kâren Goldie

    Practice Manager and Dental Nurse

    NCQ (1999)

    GDC No. 121476

    Kâren has worked in the practice since 2003 and assumed the role of practice manager in April 2016. She is a highly trained, experienced dental nurse, and her professional and friendly manner makes her perfect for the role of manager.


    Karen works very closely with Hazel and Colin to ensure the smooth day to day running of the practice to allow us to to provide the best care we can.

    Myra Livingston

    Dental Hygienist

    CEB Certificate in Dental Hygiene (1975)

    GDC No. 1251

    Works Monday AM, Wednesday, and Thursdays

    Myra is an extremely experienced hygienist who has worked in the practice since 1996. She deals mostly with our private patients and those on our private care plan.


    Myra is very motivated and likes to keep herself up to date with the latest techniques and developments in her field. She especially enjoys developing a rapport with our patients, motivating them to maintain the healthiest and brightest smile she can.


    Dental Nurse and Child Smile Nurse

    NCQ (2011)

    GDC No. 207963

    Amanda trained as a dental nurse in the practice through the NES training scheme. An opportunity then arose for a full time dental nurse so we were delighted to offer her a permanent position in the practice. She loves working with children and very much wants to improve the next generations' dental health.


    Her motivation compelled her to complete the Childsmile course to allow her to educate children and parents on how to keep teeth and gums healthy and decay-free.


    Dental Nurse

    NEBDN (2020)


    Pamela joined as a trainee back in 2017, and has since qualified as a dental nurse

    She enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and has a special rapport with patients helping to ease anyone nervous or anxious.


    Dental Nurse

    NEBDN 2019

    GDC No. 282256

    Marta has worked part time since 2019 and her friendly, happy personality has been a great addition to our team


    Dental Nurse Trainee

    GDC No. N/A

    Amy is joined us in 2017 and is currently working towards her SVQ in Dental Nursing

    She enjoys the variety of treatments general practice brings but finds oral surgery particularly interesting.


    Dental Nurse

    NEBDN 2003

    GDC No. 131473

    Louise is the newest addition to our practice and works part time. She particularly enjoys helping the patients get the most out of their smile!


    Dental Receptionist


    Michelle joined us in 2020 as a part time receptionist although she originally trained as a dental nurse at this practice many years ago. She then worked for many years as cabin crew and the key skills she developed over that time has allowed a seamless transition back to dentistry


    Dental Receptionist


    Hazel joined the team in 2020 as a part time receptionist Mondays and Fridays. She currently works part time in another dental practice and enjoys daily interactions with the public