Scot Muir was voted second in Dentistry Scotland’s Top 10. We find out what got him into dentistry in the first place.

1. What got you into dentistry?

An injury to my teeth whilst playing golf at the age of 15.

Dr Harry O’Donnell (one of the best) showed me a profession that cares and he was technically brilliant. I just thought: ‘If I could copy him…’

2. What do you like most about it?

The people you meet.

3. How do you see the future of dentistry in Scotland evolving?

Such a difficult question.

This depends on the political will of the country and those chosen to administer dentistry. I hope they take counsel from everyone who cares – patients and dental care professionals alike.

4. Have you had any unusual experiences in dentistry?

Millions! A patient with haemophilia demanding implant surgery, whilst trying to hide her condition, takes the biscuit!

5. How do you unwind outside of dentistry?

Family life (crazy wife and three daughters) and running marathons.

6. Where’s your favourite holiday destination?

Antalya in Turkey.

7. What’s your favourite film and TV programme?

My favourite film is Heat and my favourite TV programme is Game of Thrones.

8. What’s your favourite meal?

My wife’s lasagne!

9. What’s your favourite book?

The Bible.

10. What’s your favourite sport?

Formula 1 and football!

11. What kind of music do you listen to?

I have three daughters, so I’m often bullied into listening to whatever Capital radio is playing.

12. Sum yourself up in one word

Appreciative.