Meet Dr. Lisa Currie & Ivin Tan of The Orthodontic Clinic

Both Ivin and I share a Malaysian heritage, so our values are similar,’ Lisa explained. ‘I grew up with a Scottish father and a Chinese-Malaysian mother, living in Australia and Malaysia before moving to St. Andrews and then undertaking my dental degree in Dundee.

Ivin added, ‘I’ve always been entrepreneurial. In Malaysia, I started my own design and print business at 27, sold it a decade later and invested in property, before moving to Scotland in 2007. Lisa was still working as an NHS Consultant Orthodontist then, but she joined the Orthodontic Clinic in Aberdeen in 2010 and we bought the business between us in 2014, then moved it to purpose-built premises in 2018. It was a case of seeing the potential there and it being the right time, right place for us to take it over and build it to be the success we knew it could be.’

Lisa commented, ‘We accept both NHS and private patients and I always get a thrill when patients share their stories and what their treatment means to them. NHS orthodontic treatment is based on eligibility and strict dental health guidelines involving moderate to severe problems. There is a waiting list for NHS treatment and approval must be granted. Private orthodontic treatment provides the opportunity to receive tailor-made treatment using almost invisible braces like Invisalign and Incognito, or ceramic braces as opposed to metal braces.’ 

‘Every day, I see the power a smile can have to improve patients’ lives and regain their confidence and I’m very grateful for what I do. When I’m not in the clinic, I love travelling, the cinema and swimming. I’m always keen to try new cuisines and restaurants too.’  

Ivin is also a foodie. ‘I love cooking and eating out, travelling and going to the cinema. When I am back in Malaysia, I enjoy spending time with family and friends – it is something I really treasure.’

‘At The Orthodontic Clinic, we’re all about the best standard of care, expertise and service. As well as Lisa, Dr. Daria Rodolfino is our other specialist orthodontist. She and Lisa are supported by a friendly,
dedicated clinical team of orthodontic therapists and nurses. We invest heavily in the latest training and equipment to ensure that our patients are receiving the best possible treatments, in a relaxing setting.’ 

‘As a team and as a business, we’ve won numerous awards both locally and nationally. Our journey to becoming a multi-award winning modern practice makes me really proud. Our first award came in 2016 when we were named Most Improved Practice at the Dentistry Scotland Awards in 2016. This was the first time since buying over the clinic that our efforts were publicly acknowledged on a national level. As well as awards from Dental organisations, we’ve also been recognised for our contributions to health and wellbeing and as outstanding employers, though everything we do is about providing the best possible customer experience, from consultation through treatment to when the transformation is complete.’  

‘It’s been quite the journey. I feel blessed to see how we’ve progressed into the clinic that we are now. We’re keen to expand our business further to operate from six dental chairs and then to simply keep maintaining the high standards of patient care that we have established, continuing to grow further, so we can bring a smile to even more patients’ faces.’

21 Golden Square, Aberdeen AB10 1RE
Tel: 01224 611633

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