Clyde Munro acquires 9,500 patient Ayrshire dental practice
An Ayrshire dental practice which has been in the same family for 50 years has joined a rapidly expanding Scottish dental group.
Clyde Munro has acquired Maybole Dental Practice, a busy predominantly-NHS four surgery practice with more than 9,500 patients.
Its owner David Logan joined the practice after graduating in 1993 from The University of Glasgow and worked as an associate for his father who bought the practice in 1973.
David’s wife Gillian also started to work as an associate in 2003 and latterly has helped David manage the business.
From a single handed first floor practice, Maybole Dental Practice has undergone various upgrades over the last 30 years and now consists of four surgeries, including a fully accessible ground floor surgery, and a dedicated decontamination room.
As David and Gillian prepare to leave the business, all other staff will continue working under the Clyde Munro banner, including dental nurses Sharon Robb and Colette Scobie, who have worked at the surgery since they were aged 15 and 16, respectively.
Sharon, who joined the surgery on a Youth Training Scheme the day after leaving school, will become practice manager.
David Logan, 50, said: “It’s a great place to have an NHS dental practice because there is a massive mix of patients from all walks of life, from Maybole and many surrounding villages, and down the coast to Girvan and Ballantrae.
“To our patients there will be no noticeable difference and they will be in the capable hands of dentists and dental nurses who have all been here at least ten years and Sharon and Colette, who have been here longer than me.”
Maybole is undergoing major changes, including the recent opening of the A77 bypass road which has removed heavy traffic from the town centre, the regeneration of High Street shop fronts, and will also benefit from a one-way road configuration.
David added: “There are massive changes underway in the town which is going to make it a really nice place to visit and to enjoy, whereas before the High Street was impacted by heavy traffic heading south. This is all about to happen as Clyde Munro take over the practice, which is excellent for them and great for the community.
“The last few years have been incredibly tough for NHS practices but with Clyde Munro’s resource it will be a case of a problem shared is a problem halved. Its acquisition of Maybole Dental Practice is a positive development for our patients and our staff.”
Clyde Munro Dental Group has more than 50 practices across Scotland, employing more than 200 dentists, 400 staff and taking care of 460,000 patients.
Kirsty Dace, Chief Development Officer with Clyde Munro, said: “Maybole Dental Practice is an excellent addition to our practice network and we are looking forward to building on the excellent foundations that David and Gillian are leaving behind.
“The practice is valued and held in high standing by the local community and with Sharon Robb to the fore and with the support of its long-established dental team, we will continue to provide a safe and welcoming environment to Maybole residents and beyond.”