Helen MacNeil Dental Care

Helen MacNeil BDS

Dental Surgeon


Helen qualified in June 1993 from Glasgow University and then undertook a year's vocational training in a city centre dental practice in Dundee. She then joined a family dental practice in Fife where she worked as a dental associate for over five years. Helen moved to Bonnyrigg in December 1999, taking over the dental practice from the retiring dentist. 

Helen has led the practice through many changes since then with the practice premises being modernised, upgraded and expanded with the creation of a second surgery and a local decontamination room.

Helen has always been very active with continuing professional development and in the past has been on the Lothian General Dental Practitioners Subcommittee, as well as a vocational trainer for newly qualified dentists. She is a member of the British Dental Association.

Outside dentistry, Helen enjoys going to the cinema and socialising with friends and family. She has been a keen horse rider since childhood and enjoys competing in dressage and eventing as well as taking part in local riding club events.

GDC Number: 68818

Julie McGoogan, RDH
Dental Hygienist


Julie joined our practice in January 2020 and she has many years of experience as a Hygienist in all types of Dental Practice.

She has extensive experience of the pre and post operative and ongoing maintenance of dental Implants. 

Outwith dentistry, Julie is interested in photography, yoga, walking, reading, gardening and holistic therapies. 

GDC Number: 3171

Helen and Julie are ably supported by our team of fully qualified Dental Nurses.

Our clinical staff are fully qualified and registered with the General Dental Council (GDC).


Registration with the GDC ensures they adhere to GDC standards and ongoing professional development.


General Dental Council
37 Wimpole Street