Alex Keir

Alex Keir - GDC Registrant
Alex Keir - GDC RegistrantCBT – Medical Emergencies
Alex qualified in Scotland in 2002 and is the first male dental nurse to join the SBDN Board, he is also our representative for Scotland. Prior to joining us Alex was voted Dental Nurse of the Year 2017. Alex is the principal dental nurse at the Edinburgh Dental Institute, and works as a triage nurse at an NHS emergency dental centre. He is a qualified dental Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Nurse, and works in both NHS and private clinics. He helps patients overcome their dental fears using (CBT) techniques, which he studied at King’s College, London.

Alex has also lectured dental nursing, supporting students in completing their primary qualification leading to registration with the General Dental Council, has lectured in dental radiography as a post qualification and is an examiner for the National Examining Board for Dental Nurses (NEBDN), as well as being a trainer in medical emergencies, basic life support procedures and the management of violence and aggression.
He has special care dental nursing and dental radiography as his post qualifications. He is trained in triage which he does for the out of hours dental service in Edinburgh.