New centre of excellence announced

Positive news for the Scottish dental profession with a number of key projects revealed

19 August, 2022 / editorial

Positive news for the Scottish dental profession with a number of key projects revealed

Scotland‘s dental sector is to be boosted by a new £1 million plus state-of-the-art digital training academy and dental clinic in Perth.

The centre of excellence is being created by the Clyde Munro dental group along with high-tech dental product manufacturer and developer Dentsply Sirona. The investment includes the creation of the UK’s first SureSmile Studio, which can provide patients with advanced solutions without the need for traditional braces.

Fiona Wood, Clyde Munro’s Chief Operating Officer, said: “Perth will be the first SureSmile Studio and Dentsply Sirona centre in Scotland. The innovative standalone training academy will provide dentists with access to the latest digital technology, which is transforming the industry.”

She added that Perth’s geographical location at the heart of Scotland played a key part in the decision to locate there.

“This is a major investment for the long term while also supporting the increasing adult patient demand for cosmetic dental treatment since the country came out of lockdown last year. We are confident the SureSmile flagship in Perth will be the first of many in the UK.”

In another move, Scottish Dental Care has acquired two dental practices in Edinburgh following a multi-million-pound minority investment from BGF, the UK and Ireland’s most active growth capital investor.

The St John’s Road and East Craigs dental practices have been purchased from Dr Hew Mathewson CBE and his family, who had established them over a 45-year period.

Scottish Dental Care was founded in 2016 by brothers Philip and Christopher Friel. It offers a full range of NHS, private and cosmetic dental treatments, including all aspects of dental implant and reconstructive dentistry, together with short-term orthodontics and facial aesthetic treatments across its clinics.

The Managing Director of Scottish Dental Care, Christopher Friel, commented: “Acquiring these practices represents a continuation of our growth plans. We are proud to take forward the legacy developed by Dr Mathewson over the years, and we look forward to working with the fantastic practice teams as we progress on that journey.”

BGF is a long-term investor, making initial investments between £1 million to £15 million for a minority equity stake.

In other news, a Midlothian entrepreneur, Dr Suelynn Tan-Stroud, has fulfilled her ambitions and acquired her first dental practice. She now owns Magliveras Dental Care in Penicuik after buying the practice surgery in April.

Since she took over, the business has been working to tackle the backlogs generated by the pandemic and ensure a return to normal treatments for NHS and private patients. Magliveras Dental Care has also kept the same team in place to ensure a smooth ownership transition.

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