The Team

Beam is a dynamic, contemporary Specialist Orthodontics practice that uses the very latest techniques to create beautiful smiles for people of all ages.

Professional development is an important part of our armoury, allowing us to keep pushing our standards of care to next level. Every member of our team plays an essential role in the Beam journey and the outcome delights each and every one of our patients.

Principal Specialist Orthodontist

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Ruaridh McKelvey BDS (Glasgow) 1995, FDSRCS 1998, M.Orth (Edinburgh) 2002
Rhu graduated in Dentistry at Glasgow in 1995, gained his Fellowship in Dental Surgery with the Royal College of Surgeons in 1998 and then spent three years in Specialist Orthodontic training in Bristol and Exeter, completing the orthodontic exam (M.Orth) in Edinburgh in 2002. Rhu has worked both in practice and as a locum consultant. He has been based in Dundee since 2005 where he launched Beam Ortho with his wife, Jane.

Rhu appears in the Top 5 Scottish dental professionals, in Dentistry Scotland’s Leading 20 list. He was the highest rank Specialist Orthodontist too.

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Specialist Orthodontist

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Ruth Fowler BDS (Glasgow) 1988, FDS RCPS (Glasgow) 1992, MDO RCPS (Glasgow) 1995, M.Orth RCPS (Glasgow) 1999
Ruth graduated in Dentistry at Glasgow in 1988, gained her fellowship in Dental Surgery with the Royal College of Surgeons (Glasgow) in 1992. She then went on to do Specialist Orthodontic training which was undertaken in Dundee and Perth – completing the orthodontic exam (MDO) in Glasgow in 1995. Further specialist training was undertaken before being accredited for a Consultant position in 1999 (M.Ortho RCPS Glasgow). Since then, Ruth has been working as a Consultant Orthodontist in a neighbouring Health Board and was delighted to join the team at Beam in April 2012.

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Specialist Orthodontist

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Elinor Chalmers BDS (University of Glasgow) 2007, MJDF (RSC England) 2009, MSc (University of Dundee) 2015, M.Orth (RCS Edinburgh) 2015.
Elinor completed her undergraduate qualification, Bachelor of Dental Surgery, at the University of Glasgow in 2007. She went on to undertake her Vocational Training in general dental practice and then gained experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics before obtaining her Orthodontic Specialty Registrar training post at Dundee Dental Hospital.
During her training Elinor completed a Masters by research at the University of Dundee. Her study has been awarded the prestigious Arnold Huddart Medal by the Craniofacial Society of Great Britain and Ireland, for her ground breaking cleft lip and palate research on the feasibility of substituting dental impressions with direct intra-oral scans and subsequent production of three dimensional images to allow accurate surgical outcome scoring.
After successfully obtaining her Membership in Orthodontic in 2015, Elinor has been working as a locum specialty dentist in Orthodontics at the Dundee Dental Hospital prior to starting with Beam in July 2016.

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Partner/Business & Private Client Consultant

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Jane Adams
Jane graduated from Glasgow Dental School in 1995, and then spent time within hospital, community and general dentistry in Dumfries, Newcastle and Edinburgh. It was in 1999 that Jane opted to follow a path divergent to dentistry and began ‘on the job training’ as an interior designer, specialising in residential development projects, and is never far away from plotting an interiors project. In 2006 Jane returned to her birth town of Dundee with Rhu to set up Beam, and has taken up the mantle of non clinical director and creative planning for Beam and is proud to be an official Dundee Ambassador.

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Business Development Manager

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Lynne Wilson
Lynne has been working for Beam for 7 years now, and keeps the wheels in motion! She has responsibility for strategic business planning, managing the practice’s finances, forecasting and human resources. Importantly, Lynne is also head of the practice’s social committee and has responsibility for public relations ensuring that the referring dentists Beam works closely with are happy and fully aware of all treatment options that are available to their patients.

Lynne was headhunted by Rhu and Jane when she was providing book-keeping and payroll services to the practice, through a business which she set up in 2002.

Prior to joining Beam, Lynne worked for 17 years in the University of Dundee as a Research Unit Manager. Her department was established to develop research in the field of profound and multiple intellectual disability, and gave Lynne vast experience in project management, public relations, and staff care, providing the ideal foundations to head up the management team at Beam.

Orthodontic Therapists


Orthodontic Therapists are a new feature to UK dentistry. Beam is leading the way in Scotland and has been at the forefront of training Orthodontic Therapists, and we are proud to be one of the first clinics in the UK to properly embrace the role of Orthodontic Therapists.

Orthodontic Therapists assist the Specialist Orthodontist to fit and adjust braces.

  • Lisa Dean (GDC reg no 129279)
  • Shelli Duncan (GDC reg no 199282)
  • Shonagh Robertson, Trainee (GDC reg no 170732)
  • Alyson Keirans, Trainee (GDC reg no 190511)
  • Tammy Thomson (GDC reg no 143357)
  • Ariane Diplexcito (GDC reg no 141026)

Orthodontic Nurses:


Beams Orthodontic Nurses play a crucial support role to the Orthodontist and Therapist, assisting them with treatment procedures and providing practical support, advice and care directly to patients. They have been specifically trained to enable them to take high quality records, including clinical photographs, dental impressions and x-rays.

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  • Lianne Thomson (GDC reg no 170377)
  • Louise Kierans (GDC reg no 214298)
  • Leona Moran (GDC reg no 129279)
  • Gemma Scott (GDC reg no 208844)
  • Robyn Haxton (GDC reg no 248332)
  • Kerrie Law (GDC reg no 223034)
  • Vikki Lyall (GDC reg no 210479)
  • Shannan Campbell (GDC reg no 260298)
  • Rebecca Donnelly

Treatment Co-ordinator

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Lisa Jane Gallagher
Lisa Jane has been a member of the Beam Team from the beginning, and has a wealth of clinical experience gained over a decade in clinical dentistry. She is a fully qualified Orthodontic Nurse, has her radiology qualification and gained second place in the 2009 National Dental Nursing Awards. Lisa-Jane’s forte is her people loving attitude, which makes her perfect as Beam’s Treatment Coordinator. This is a vital role with our ever growing patient numbers, and she is often the first point of contact for those enquiring about Beam and the work we do.

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Front of House

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Donna Hughes
Donna is Beam’s MD of first impressions and oversees the efficient running of Beam’s reception.

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Valerie Galloway
Valerie is Beam’s highly efficient communications expert.

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