Clyde Munro to continue offering essential treatments through lockdown in Scotland
Scotland’s largest dental group has announced it will continue to provide its patients with essential dental care treatments throughout the second national lockdown.
Clyde Munro Dental Group has reassured its patients they will be able to receive fundamental care in all 45 of the group’s practices, with the exception of a few treatments.
Essential travel, including leaving home for healthcare, has been permitted by the Scottish government meaning patients can travel to their dental surgery for a scheduled appointment.
Patient safety is deemed Clyde Munro’s number one priority with measures introduced throughout all of its practices.
Jim Hall, founder and chief executive of Clyde Munro, said, "Once again we have gone into national lockdown in order to keep our loved ones safe, but we would like to reassure all our patients that our practices will remain open during this period and our practices will be available to carry out essential dental care throughout this lockdown.
“The safety of our staff and patients is our top priority and we have worked hard to ensure we have in place all the necessary precautions to safely provide the essential care our patients need during this challenging time.
"Please contact your local Clyde Munro practice to find out what treatments are available to you."
Those attending their practice are asked to observe a wide range of safety procedures which include filling in forms digitally before attending, using on-site sanitising stations, observing strict social distancing, and paying by contactless methods where possible.
Virtual consultations with dentists are also available for patients using a video link prior to visiting the practice.
Patients with dental emergencies are also being encouraged to call their practice during opening hours, or to contact NHS 24 on 111.
Clyde Munro was founded by Jim Hall in 2015 with the acquisition of seven practices. Since then, it has enjoyed rapid growth through acquisition and has plans to continue expanding.
It now comprises 45 practices across Scotland, with more than 200 dentists, 350 staff and 400,000 patients. The group’s ambition is to become Scotland’s “local dentist”, operating an expanding network of family dentists across Scotland, with each devoted to providing the best dental care, while reflecting the needs and character of its community.