Clyde Munro Dental Group acquires Balerno dental practice

Clyde Munro
From left: Artis Dental and Implant Studio’s Hollie Smith, Brian Clough and Naomi McGuire

Clyde Munro Dental Group has acquired Artis Dental and Implant Studio in Balerno outside Edinburgh, which has two dentists, 10 support staff and 4,500 patients.

Artis was founded 16 years ago by owner Brian Clough and his wife Edel. Clough said: “New regulations introduced as a result of the Covid pandemic have undoubtedly placed additional challenges and responsibilities on small independent dental practices. With Clyde Munro on board, it provides our practice with a level of support and investment that will ensure there is no drop in the level of service – and that patients in Balerno and the west of Edinburgh have access to some of the best dental services available anywhere.

“I still love being involved in patient care and this deal will free up time to allow me to complete my master’s and to put that learning into practice and to improve the services we can offer to patients. With Clyde Munro I am confident they will take the practice on to a new level and to the benefit of all patients who have put their trust in Artis Dental.”

Clyde Munro Dental Group has more than 50 practices across Scotland, employing more than 200 dentists, 400 staff and treating 460,000 patients. It has a presence in all of Scotland’s major cities and owns practices from Orkney and the Highlands to the Scottish Borders.

Kirsty Dace, chief development officer at Clyde Munro, said: “Artis Dental and Implant Studio is an excellent addition to our network of family dentists and we are looking forward to working with Brian and his team to build on the strong platform that he has put in place in Balerno.

“His passion for dentistry shines through – highlighted by his return to his studies – and we will harness that care and enthusiasm to further improve dental services for patients in west Edinburgh, while supporting additional investment to introduce other services and to add to the existing staff’s expertise.”

Date published: April 6, 2022

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