Meet The Team

Meet the Team

Arrange your treatment with Peppermint Group, and you put yourself under the skilled care of multi-award winning, published and uniquely skilled doctors, trained by the leaders in their fields.

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Dr Rita Poddar

BDS Dip MJDF, MFDS, RCS (Eng) – GDC 75810

Dental Surgeon with Facial Aesthetic special interest. Multi award winner for business and clinical excellence. She has won awards for entrepreneur of the year and winner of women in business in Scotland. Rita is the clinical director of three clinics she runs in Scotland with a thriving facial aesthetics practice.  She is the first clinician in Scotland to become certified in the ZO medical controlled depth peel. She has been a dental surgeon for 23 years and facial aesthetics special interest for over 20 years and has done over 27,000 facial aesthetic treatments on patients to date including , botulinum toxin, dermal fillers, suture suspension facial threadlifting, prescription skincare treatments, peels , radio frequency and microneedling, use of ultrasound for facial aesthetics and other advanced facial aesthetic techniques. Rita’s special interest in cosmetic dermatology has taken her to Beverly Hills to gain her Skinhealth diploma from Dr Zein Obagi himself. This has led to her being published in the Aesthetics Journal. Joining the ZO Skinhealth UK faculty she is now a member and ambassador for the brand. Recently appointed advanced trainer for the Advanced Wow Fusion microchanelling device in Scotland and The Wow Facial Centre in West Of Scotland. Rita is an accredited trainer for PDO facial threadlifting for La Belle Forme, Glasgow Day Surgery private hospital. Rita is also the PDO face and neck threadlifting trainer for Croma Pharma in the UK and Ireland and recently made ambassador trainer for Sinclair Pharma and their filler brand Maili. She is also the trainer for Advanced Wow fusion. Rita prides herself also as an ambassador for Obagi Medical Skincare.

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Dr Ravindra Poddar

BSc, MBChB, MRCGP – GMC 6122156

It was while training to become a GP in 2009 that Dr Ravi first discovered a fascination with facial aesthetics. So intrigued was he by the possibilities of Anti Wrinkle Injections that he took a break from his GP studies to complete his facial aesthetics training.Although he returned to finish his GP studies (he is now a GP Partner in Ayrshire), Dr Ravi has continued to advance his cosmetic skills, including the Anti Wrinkle Injections treatment of hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) with Taimur Shoaib at Allergan’s UK faculty.Dr Ravi has also trained with Professor Bob Khanna, a world-renowned leader in platelet-rich plasma for hair loss; trained in facial rejuvenation, wrinkle improvement, eyelid treatments and acne treatments; and the latest techniques in non-surgical facelifts using PDO threads. Dr Ravi joined the Peppermint Group in 2011


Dr Greig McLean


By the time Dr Greig graduated from the University of Glasgow Dental School in 2001 he had already won prizes for his elective work in oral and maxillofacial surgery, and had his work in this area published. Since 2004, he has worked continuously in private dental practice in Glasgow and the West of Scotland. Dr Greig’s main interests are cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, surgical dentistry and sedation for anxious patients. His expertise led to his appointment as postgraduate examiner for the Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons in Glasgow, and he has taught on several Maxillofacial & General Surgical courses. At Peppermint, Dr Greig creates implant-based and other dental solutions for our patients, including single tooth and ‘all on 4’ implants. In every case, the care and treatment Dr Greig provides are tailored to each patient, their condition and their wishes.


Dr David Pearson


Dr David Pearson provides a wide range of dental treatment from routine to cosmetic and has special interests in dental implants and short term adult orthodontics. He graduated in Dentistry in 2003 from the University of Glasgow and in 2007 was awarded the MFGDP by the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He is a full member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and also the Association of Dental Implantology. He regularly attends continuing professional development courses to keep up to date with the latest dental treatment options. Dr Pearson has worked in private practice both in the UK and in Asia and strives to provide patients with an exceptional level of dental care. Outside of work, most of his free time is spent with his two young children but he also enjoys travel, running and playing football!


Donella Maclennan

Practice Manager

RDN Diploma in Practice Management, winner of business of the year at Scottish Dental Awards 2016.

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