Highland dentists established for 30 years become part of Scotland’s biggest dental group

Two Highland dental practices that have been established for more than 30 years have become part of Scotland’s biggest dental group with some 400,000 patients.

McIntyre Corbet & Associates becomes the newest member of the Clyde Munro Dental Group, taking the business to 49 practices across Scotland.

A practice in Dingwall was bought over by Iain McIntyre in 1988, before the service was expanded due to patient demand to a second site, in Invergordon, when Chris Corbet joined the team in 1990. The pair became friends while studying dentistry together at the University of Dundee and have been fronting the practice for more than 30 years.

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Financial details surrounding the agreement with Clyde Munro have not been disclosed.

Chris Corbet, Stephanie Kay and Iain McIntyre. Picture: Peter Jolly

McIntyre said: “Our loyal and dedicated team have helped create practices we’re immensely proud of. Many of the patients we treat have been attending the practice for generations. It is extremely fulfilling to play such an integral part in the heath care of the local community.

“With Clyde Munro on board we’ll have continuity for our patients. We are excited to see the opportunities that will arise with the growing group, which I’m sure will present future growth and patient care enhancements.”

Corbet added: “Our main focus across both practices has always been to provide patients with the highest quality of dental care. Clyde Munro is a great fit for us as they have the same vision for McIntyre Corbet & Associates as we do.

“We are looking forward to growing the business and continuing to expand the treatments and services that we can offer to patients without them having to travel far and wide.”

Clyde Munro was founded by Jim Hall in 2015 with the acquisition of seven practices. Since then, it has enjoyed rapid growth and now comprises 49 practices across Scotland, with more than 400,000 patients.

Kirsty Dace, chief development officer with Clyde Munro, who has overseen the recent acquisition activity, said: “Iain, Chris and the team have built great relationships with patients over the years, so we are committed to ensuring they will continue to receive the same outstanding service.

“We are proud that McIntyre Corbet & Associates will retain its identity, while enjoying the benefits of being part of a bigger group, an area that differentiates us from our competitors”.

The latest deal comes less than a month since Clyde Munro sunk its teeth into an Edinburgh-based implant pioneer.

The Glasgow-headquartered group sealed the “breakthrough” acquisition to drive both its growth and plans to roll out greater implant expertise across the east of Scotland.

Fairmilehead Dental Practice & Implant Centre in the capital was founded and is led by implant pioneer Dr Duncan Robertson.

He will become a crucial member of the group’s clinical development team for at least two years, focusing on growing the firm’s expertise in advanced dentistry and implantology across the east of Scotland.

Fairmilehead Dental Practice & Implant Centre has been at its current location since 2003. It has some 3,000 private patients and also treats children on the NHS.

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