Mydentist has announced plans to invest more than £800,000 in a new state-of-the-art dental practice in the town of Uddingston.
The announcement follows the company, which has a growing network of 23 dental practices in Scotland and more than 500 in the UK, having already invested more than £4m in the creation of new dental practices across Glasgow, Motherwell and Edinburgh.
The expansion in Scotland, which started in 2019, has helped to create capacity for an additional 45,000 patients to access NHS and private dental treatment with Mydentist more than doubling its team of clinicians.
The new practice in Uddingston, which is set to open later in the year, will see more than 15,000 NHS and 1,000 private patients in the town benefit from a purpose-built dental surgery located at Old Edinburgh Road.
As part of this practice development, Mydentist has also pledged a six-figure investment to instal cutting edge dental technology, and the creation of a wide range of private and specialist treatments, such as dental implants, endodontics and short-term orthodontics.
Shaun Wilde, director of Scotland at Mydentist, said: 'In the last three years we’ve invested millions of pounds to transform our dental practices in areas with the highest demand across Scotland. We’ve created local job opportunities and recruited a significant number of new dentists – and we continue to recruit more at pace.
'At a time when it’s widely reported that there is a shortage of dentists and investment in the industry remains cautious, we’re bucking the trend.
'We’re delighted to announce that our latest investment will be in the town of Uddingston.'
Mydentist is the largest provider of dentistry in the UK, treating almost 250,000 patients in Scotland each year.