Scottish dental group tops 500,000 sufferers due to run of acquisition

A SCOTS dental group has reached 500,000 sufferers beneath its care and can quickly safe its 70th observe following a spate of acquisitions.

A lot of dental practices from all through Scotland have joined Clyde Munro Dental Group this 12 months, taking it to 69 practices and greater than 200 dentists and 500 workers.

Early into 2022, the Glasgow enterprise snapped up dental practices in Bathgate, Balerno and Maybole, whereas within the final quarter it has acquired in Dunfermline, Oban, Arbroath, Paisley, Thurso, Inverness, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

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

Kirsty Dace of Clyde Munro says the group’s ambition is to change into Scotland’s “native dentist”.

Kirsty Dace, Chief Improvement Officer at Clyde Munro, stated: “It has been a really busy first half of 2022 with a mean of three practices becoming a member of the group in every month.

“It’s a dynamic we hope will proceed into the second half of the 12 months and we’re on the verge of concluding a lot of additional acquisitions.

“Our acknowledged ambition is to change into Scotland’s ‘native dentist’ and we’ll proceed to search for alternatives the place well-established dental observe homeowners are in search of a well timed exit, or could need to ease the executive necessities of operating a demanding enterprise.

“We’re dedicated to delivering excellent requirements in affected person care in Scotland and with multiple third of our dental practices positioned exterior of Scotland’s predominant cities that dedication extends equally to rural communities because it does to massive centres of inhabitants.”

Banking and wealth administration specialist, Investec, supplied an additional £25m of funding in February to assist Clyde Munro’s bold development technique.

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The group goals to change into an environmentally pleasant dentist, by varied measures.

This consists of switching all practices to a renewable vitality supplier, switching its fleet of autos to electrical automobiles, eradicating plastic cups and enrolling in dental waste recycling schemes. It goals to be web zero by 2030.