Dental clinic to add up to 2,000 patients following expansion

19 March, 2024 / infocus

Scottish Dental Care is close to completing work on a third surgery at its recently acquired Barrhead Dental Clinic.

It will allow the clinic to accept an additional 1,500 to 2,000 patients, taking its capacity to 5,000. The practice is also looking to recruit a dentist and a hygienist.

Co-founder Christopher Friel, said: “Expanding Barrhead Dental Clinic represents a continuation of our growth plans.

The expansion is an example of our commitment to developing dentistry in Scotland.

Christoper Friel

“This will help attract more patients seeking NHS and private dental care in the area, while also providing new opportunities for professionals looking for a role at a thriving practice.

“It is our responsibility as a dental group to ensure all of our clinics are to a high operating standard to meet the needs of our patients and staff.

“We hope the expansion of Barrhead Dental Clinic is an example of our commitment to the local area, and to developing dentistry in Scotland.”

Christopher Friel.

Barrhead Dental Clinic, located in the Barrhead Health & Care Centre, underwent a complete refurbishment in 2019. Scottish Dental Care acquired the practice in June last year.

Practice Manager Hayley Allan: “We’re seeing a rising demand for services, this expansion will help us attract new patients, but also a new dentist and hygienist.

“We’ve been a staple dentist in the community for a number of years, and look forward to welcoming new patients when the new surgery opens in March.”

Glasgow-headquartered Scottish Dental Care has established itself as a major player in Scotland’s dental sector, growing to 20 practices based throughout the country, from Inverness to Dumfries. Owned by brothers and founders Philip and Christopher Friel, Scottish Dental Care consists of 80 dentists, employing more than 200 team members, and serving around 200,000 patients.

Its Advanced Dentistry brand is a subdivision of Scottish Dental Care, with two clinics in Glasgow and Castle House Dental Clinic in Inverness, providing state-of-the-art cosmetic dentistry, teeth straightening, dental implants and facial aesthetics.

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