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TWO Edinburgh dental practices have turn out to be the most recent to hitch the community of the nation’s main dental group.

Clyde Munro has struck a take care of married dentists, Duncan Sandland and Suzanne Seaton, to accumulate their Colinton Dental and Riccarton Dental practices after almost twenty years in cost.

The Glasgow-based agency will take the reins of working the enterprise and the administration concerned in caring for greater than 13,000 sufferers; whereas Duncan and Suzanne, each 52, will proceed to work on the practices concentrating on what they love doing most, taking care of sufferers.

With sufferers coming from so far as Kingussie to the Colinton apply, and the Riccarton web site catering for a big cohort of scholars and workers from Heriot Watt College; Duncan, Suzanne and their 11 workers have reassured their sufferers that each practices will proceed to run as regular.

Duncan Sandland and Suzanne Seaton

Duncan mentioned: “Now we have been filtering into our new roles this previous month, and solely specializing in what we love doing, being dentists. It has introduced Suzanne and I nice pleasure.

“It has been no secret that the pandemic has induced a whole lot of stress on the dental sector, and Brexit has made recruitment tough to find certified staff. Everybody at each practices has labored onerous to tug by way of, and it felt like this was the following pure step for the enterprise.

“Clyde Munro supplied what Suzanne and I wished, we additionally had good suggestions from colleagues within the sector who opted to go along with Clyde Munro.”

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Duncan joined the Colinton Dental Follow in 1994 as an affiliate, and was adopted by his spouse Suzanne in 2003.

In 2006, Duncan and Suzanne determined to purchase the apply from founders Robbie Richards and Tom Wishart.

From there the duo took on the Riccarton Dental Follow which presently has 60% of its sufferers enrolled from Heriot Watt College, below their stewardship the apply grew from one part-time surgical procedure to 3 full-time surgical procedures culminating in a transfer to a brand new premises.

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Colinton Dental Follow crew

Duncan and Suzanne imagine sufferers will see enhancements on the excessive ranges of service they presently obtain.

Duncan added: “We anticipate there to be little or no change in how the enterprise is run day-to-day. Clyde Munro is probably going to enhance the enterprise features and methods to make life simpler for the workers.

“Suzanne and I’ll nonetheless be there in addition to the opposite members of workers and actually it ought to enhance the enterprise as an entire.

“There are a whole lot of advantages for us dentists in being a part of a gaggle, and for the sufferers I believe it would create a greater setting.”

This comes after Clyde Munro final month introduced it has exceeded 500,000 sufferers below its care. It now has 70 practices, greater than 200 dentists and 500 members of workers.

Having launched in 2015 with simply seven practices, roughly one in 11 Scots are actually sufferers inside its community.

Kirsty Dace, Chief Improvement Officer at Clyde Munro, mentioned: “Duncan and Suzanne have been tremendously straightforward to work with and we’re delighted that they’re staying to give attention to their ardour for dentistry.

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“We need to see impartial practices thrive with little affect on the entrance of home operations once they be a part of the group, and each Colinton Dental Follow and Riccarton Dental Follow aren’t any exceptions.

“We look ahead to a productive relationship with Duncan, Suzanne and everybody concerned on the practices.”

Practices which be a part of the group profit from assist with enterprise features together with HR, accounts, advertising and marketing, compliance and amenities administration – relieving many dentists from gruelling and distracting administration duties.

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