A groundbreaking dental clinic and state-of- the-art teaching centre is set to bring a smile to Perth city centre.
The pioneering £1 million-plus project has been created by Clyde Munro Dental Group in tandem with Dentsply Sirona, the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, headquartered in Charlotte, NC (USA).
The seven-figure investment is transforming a three-storey B-listed building on Perth’s South Methven Street and will support dentists from across the UK via a cutting-edge training academy, as well as introducing the UK’s first SureSmile® Studio, providing SureSmile Aligners for straightening teeth.
Verimac director and Perth-based property developer, Brian Blair, welcomed the final piece in an ambitious jigsaw which has transformed his adjacent premises with specialist units for Salmoni Optician and Clyde Dentist Surgery.
Mr Blair said: “This development will provide a significant economic boost for Perth.
“It’s a seven-figure investment which is regenerating a historic, corner-site building and it will put Perth on the map in terms of pioneering, high-end digital orthodontics. The development will bring clients from all over the country, along with dentists and clinicians expanding their knowledge of digital dentistry.” Clyde Munro, which added Dental Care Perth to its fast-expanding portfolio last year, operates more than 60 practices across Scotland, employing more than 200 dentists and caring for more than 460,000 patients.
The group has grown rapidly since being founded with seven practices by Jim Hall in 2015 and, earlier this year, secured a £25 million cash injection from Investec to fund further expansion plans.
Fiona Wood, Chief Operating Officer with Clyde Munro, said: “Perth will be the first SureSmile Studio and Dentsply Sirona centre in Scotland.
“The innovative, stand-alone training academy will provide dentists from across Scotland with access to the latest digital technology, which is transforming the industry, and the range of new treatments being offered to our clients.
“Perth’s geographical location at the heart of Scotland certainly played a key part in the decision to unveil our first training hub in the Fair City. It is easily accessible and ideal for dental teams based in towns and cities across Scotland.”