The Team

Dr W. Stewart Thomson
BDS (Gla)Dentist with Special Interest in Orthodontics (GDC No. 52178). Stewart graduated from Glasgow University with a BDS in 1978. He was drawn to a career in Primary Care where he worked initially as a General Dentist for a few years. In 1982, as an associate in a Saltcoats practice, he started providing Orthodontic treatment to the local population. After accumulating many years of practical experience, he decided to start a brand new practice in Kilmarnock, which was to become Ayrshire Orthodontics. Stewart is a member of the British Orthodontic Society.
Dr Yannis Levisianos
BDS (Gla), MFDS RCPS (Gla), MSc (ULond), MOrth, FDS RCS (Eng)Past Consultant in Orthodontics and Specialist Orthodontist (GDC No. 85437). Yannis’ basic dental training was at Glasgow Dental Hospital and School where he graduated as a dentist in 2005. After dental qualification, he gained experience in General Dental Practice, Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, Paediatric and Restorative Dentistry during which he was awarded a Membership at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 2007.He then decided to embark upon an orthodontic career and he was appointed as a Specialist Registrar at the Eastman Dental Hospital in London in 2008. In 2010 he was awarded a Master of Science degree in Orthodontics from the University of London and during this time he undertook his research degree in muscle cell regeneration for which he was awarded the Houston Prize by the European Orthodontic Society. In 2011 he gained his Membership in Orthodontics of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and was awarded the prestigious JK Williams Gold Medal as the top-performing candidate in the Royal College examination.Following this post, he was appointed a Senior Registrar in Orthodontics at the Eastman Dental Hospital and also at Kingston Hospital, which led to the award of his Fellowship, by the Royal College of Surgeons of England.In 2013 he joined the Ayrshire Orthodontics team and soon after was appointed as a Locum Consultant at Crosshouse and Ayr Hospitals.

He is a member of the British and European Orthodontic Society and the British Dental Association.

His clinical interests are varied and include orthopaedic/functional appliances as well as many of the multi-disciplinary aspects of Orthodontics.

Dr Joanna Thomson
BDS (Gla), MFDS RCPS (Gla), DDSc (U. L’pool), MOrth RCS (Edin)Specialist Orthodontist (GDC No. 113986). After qualifying from dentistry from Glasgow Dental Hospital in 2007, Joanna undertook a year of vocational training in General Dental Practice. She was then appointed as a Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery at the Southern General Hospital followed by the Paediatric and Restorative Dentistry Departments at the Glasgow Dental Hospital. Joanna was awarded her Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow in 2009 before gaining entry onto the Specialist Orthodontic training program at Liverpool University. She was awarded a Doctorate of Dental Science by the University of Liverpool and a Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2013.She joined Ayrshire Orthodontics in 2013 and she primarily practises at the Ardrossan clinic. Her clinical interests are interceptive treatment for young patients and functional appliances.Joanna is a member of the British Orthodontic Society.

Dr Joan Coffey
BDS (Gla), MSc (Dent Sci) Dentist with Special Interest in Orthodontics (GDC No. 60029). Joan graduated from Glasgow University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. Following graduation, she worked in the Hospital service for 3 years as a Senior House Officer in several locations including Glasgow, Poole and Chesterfield where she was trained extensively in Oral Surgery, Prosthodontics and Orthodontics.She was then appointed as an General Practice associate in 1988 and worked in Ayr and Govanhill before being offered a position as an associate at Ayrshire Orthodontics. During her employment, Joan was awarded a Masters degree in Dental Science with distinction (Primary Dental Care in Orthodontics) by the University of Glasgow Dental School.Joan is a member of the British Orthodontic Society.
Dr Martin Brawley
BDS (Gla), MSc (Dent Sci)Dentist with Special Interest in Orthodontics (GDC No. 58840). After graduating from the University of Glasgow in 1984, Dr Brawley joined a large general dental practice in Paisley where he worked until 1991. He then relocated to Irvine to join a general dental practice as an Associate Dentist until, in 1999, he became a partner in the practice; a position he holds to date.He worked alongside one of the Consultant Orthodontists for a short time and has worked for the last 5 years in Orthodontic practices in Ayr and Kilmarnock. During this time he gained a postgraduate MSc qualification, again from the University of Glasgow in Primary Dental Care in Orthodontics.

Our registered Dental Nurses:

Mrs Katrina Muir
(GDC No. 135243)
kay-howatMiss Kay Howat(GDC No. 223405)
lesley-mcIntyreMiss Lesley McIntyre(GDC No. 197939)
emma-smithMiss Emma Smith(GDC No. 250081)

Our Administration staff:

sandra-millerMrs Sandra MillerReceptionist
(Kilmarnock clinic)