• Dr Du Plooy

    Dentist BChD (Stellenbosch) 1983 | GDC Reg No. 78256

    Dr Du Plooy qualified as a Dental Surgeon in 1983 from Stellenbosch University, South Africa. After completing national service in 1985 he joined a family practice in Kimberly.

    In 2000 Jaco relocated to the UK, and in 2006 joined the practice that later became Bupa Dental Care Elgin.

    As the longest serving dentist at Elgin, Dr Du Plooy enjoys delivering a variety of dentistry to his patients including endodontics and periodontics and strongly believes in providing continuity of and quality care to his patients.

    Jaco’s special interests lie in family care and orthodontics, namely Six Month Smiles.

  • Dr Stewart Cochrane

    Dentist BDS Dundee 1996 | GDC Reg No. 72071

    Dr Cochrane graduated from Dundee University in 1996 and started work at a practice in Dundee.  In Dec 2016 Stewart moved north to Elgin and joined the Bupa team at Elgin.

    Stewart has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry and implant restoration, working closely with dental surgeons specialising in replacement of missing teeth.  Another interest of Dr Cochrane’s is orthodontic treatment, offering the Invisalign system.

    Outside of dentistry Stewart has two young daughters that enjoy the outdoor life, and he is a keen lead guitar player for two bands.

  • Dr Alex Keddie

    Dentist GDC Reg No: 209008 | BDS (Dundee) 2011, MJDF RCS (England) 2013

    Dr Keddie qualified as a Dental Surgeon in 2011 from Dundee University. He has since worked in Aberdeen and Elgin before joining the Bupa Dental Care team in January 2018.

    Growing up locally, Dr Keddie is delighted to be bringing a broad range of services to the people of his hometown. Having completed the Advanced Restorative Course Scotland and training using the Inman Aligner to straighten teeth, he looks forward to working with you to improve your smile.

    When not at work, Dr Keddie coaches at the Elgin Duellist Fencing Club and is a keen kayaker.

  • Dr Neil Bremner

    Dentist GDC Reg No: 228746 |BDS (Aberdeen) 2012, MBChB (Glasgow) 2001, BSc (Med Sci) Glasgow 1999, MRCS (Glasgow)2005.

    Neil first qualified as a Doctor in2001, from the University of Glasgow.  He gained extensive surgical experience and completed a basic surgical training programme and qualified as a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 2005.

    Neil worked in Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) and in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery departments across Scotland and also completed a years teaching post in St Andrews University Medical School.  During this time Neil developed an interest in the treatment of head and neck diseases.  An opportunity then arose to further develop his skills and knowledge in this field when he attended the University of Aberdeen Dental School, where he graduated in 2012.

    With his extensive clinical skills and relaxed bedside manner, Neil chose a career in General Dentistry, which took him back to Glasgow, where he worked two very busy clinics.  Here he gained experience in dental sedation and dental implants.  His interest in these disciplines has been cemented by ongoing post-graduate training, with Neil becoming an NHS Education for Scotland sedation mentor, allowing him to train colleagues. He completed The Scottish Dental Implant Year Course in 2014 and has completed further advanced training in the restoration of single, multiple and full mouth implants and using bone grafting and augmentation procedures to allow implant placement in cases where conventional techniques may mean implant treatment is not possible.

    His dual qualification coupled with his medical and surgical experience enable him to work with his patients to discuss and choose the treatment option to suit their needs.  He finds this particularly satisfying when helping patients with dental anxiety to build confidence back up to allow treatment to be completed.

    When the chance came to move back up to his native Highlands, Neil and his young family jumped at the chance and are now settled in Inverness. As well as hanging out with his family Neil loves being active and enjoys running, mountain biking and swimming most often but any outdoor adventure is fair game.


  • Su Jones

    Dental Hygienist GDC Reg No. 4615

    Su qualified as a Dental Surgery assistant after joining the Royal Air Force in 1986. Inspired by her colleagues Su went on to qualify as a hygienist in 1994 at the Institute of Dental Hygiene Training, RAF Halton and was awarded ‘Best Academic Student of the Year’.

    Su has a wealth of experience gained within many private and NHS practices and prior to moving to the Falkland Islands she worked for Oasis Dental Care, Ripon. After returning from the Falklands in 2010, Su moved to Scotland and in 2015 joined the team at Elgin.

    Su is passionate about educating and assisting her patients achieve better oral hygiene, with her primary focus to prevent oral diseases.

Dental Nurses

  • Shona Barron

    Infection Control Lead Dental Nurse City & Guilds SVQ Level 3 in Oral Health 2007 | GDC Reg No. 124594

    Shona has over 27 years dental nursing experience and is the Infection Control Lead at Elgin. Shona obtained an SVQ Level 3 in oral health from the Centre of Health Science, Inverness and has a special interest in implants and orthodontics.

    Shona joined what would later become Bupa Elgin in 1998 and is our longest serving member of staff.

    In her spare time Shona enjoys babysitting for her two grandsons and cooking.

  • Pamela Jenkins

    Dental Nurse GDC Reg No. 145151 | Dental Nurse City & Guilds SVQ Level 3 in Oral Health 2007

    Pamela joined the Bupa dental team in May 2017 but has over 10 years experience in dental nursing. Pamela obtained an SVQ Level 3 in oral health from the Centre of Health Science, Inverness and is also qualified in radiography.
    In her spare time Pamela enjoys going to new places with her 4 year old son.

Practice staff

  • David Allan

    Practice Manager

    David started in Elgin in October 2018, over the last 2 years he was the practice manager in Dingwall, before joining Bupa David spent over 30 years in the Optical sector, he has a real passion for customer care and service, he enjoyd spending time with his family and his two dogs

  • Shona Sydenham


    Shona joined the practice as our receptionist in June 2016.  Shona’s wealth of customer service expertise originates from her retail background and she now prides herself as our Practice Customer Service Champion.

    Outside of work Shona enjoys spending time with her family and friends.  She also loves running and is often taking part in a local organised 5 or 10K.

  • Louise McInnes

    Practice Co-ordinator

    Louise joined our practice in May 2017 after 17 years in the Financial Service Industry. 

    Outside of work Louise enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, reading fiction books and socialising with her friends.

Bupa Dental Care Elgin

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