Increasing dental group acquires profitable practices in prime areas
TWO LONG-STANDING dental practices in prime Glasgow areas have change into the newest acquisitions by a number one Scottish dentistry group.
Barrhead and Gorbals Dental Practices be a part of Scottish Dental Care after their proprietor, Fraser MacAulay recognized the Glasgow-based family-owned group as the popular purchaser.
Having single-handedly managed each practices by way of a number of difficult occasions within the sector, Glasgow-born Fraser had sought a gaggle that may make sure the longevity of the companies whereas persevering with to supply top quality care to sufferers.
The acquisition takes the group, which is owned by brothers Christopher and Philip Friel to 19 practices because it continues its funding into bettering Scotland’s dental sector.
A key factor of the buyout will see Fraser, 53, proceed to assist the practices, offering continuity over the approaching months.
He stated: “As a robust believer within the NHS, I at all times strived to supply the very best quality care doable but additionally wished to supply extra therapy choices to sufferers. I used to be eager to search out an acquirer that may have the ability to present each.
“My largest concern was that the purchaser wouldn’t maintain my identical values or preserve the relationships my practices have with native communities.
“After some analysis, I knew that Scottish Dental Care was the proper match – it grew to become fairly clear to me from the get-go that the group there function in the identical manner I do and run their practices in keeping with my very own ethos.
“The group’s acquisition will imply extra alternatives for sufferers to hitch the practices, extra providers accessible, additional enhancements to the services, and extra alternatives for workers.”
Based within the Nineties, Fraser started working at Gorbals Dental Follow as an Affiliate Dentist in August 1998 earlier than taking on the apply simply six months later.
In 2011, he opened his second apply in Barrhead, with each practices serving 1000’s of sufferers within the area.
Glasgow-headquartered Scottish Dental Care has established itself as a significant participant in Scotland’s dental sector, rising to 19 practices primarily based all through the nation, from Inverness to Dumfries.
Lynn Hood, Chief Government of Scottish Dental Care, stated: “To be approached on the energy of our values is implausible and reaffirms that what we’re doing is working and phrase is spreading.
“Gorbals and Barrhead are first-rate dental practices which have offered their sufferers with the utmost high quality of care. Fraser must be happy with all the things he has achieved as proprietor and we’re trying ahead to carrying on his legacy.
“We have already got huge plans and have the assets to make sure the best high quality of NHS and personal provision to sufferers for a few years to return.”
The solely Scottish dental group consists of 80 dentists and employs greater than 200 group members, serving round 200,000 sufferers. Its practices present a broad mixture of remedies with most providing NHS providers alongside non-public care.
Its Superior Dentistry model is a subdivision of Scottish Dental Care, with two clinics in Glasgow and Fortress Home Dental Clinic in Inverness, offering state-of-the-art beauty dentistry, enamel straightening, dental implants and facial aesthetics.
To search out out extra about Scottish Dental Care, go to: www.scottishdentalcare.co.uk and www.advanceddentistryscotland.com