New partnership for dental care in Scotland
A partnership between Scotland’s largest dental group and a major oral health brand hopes to elevate dental care throughout the country. Clyde Munro is Scotland’s largest network of family dental clinics, recently hitting the milestone of 50 practices. The organisation has just announced that it has joined forces with Philips in a move that will promote excellence in patient oral health care throughout every one of its practices, whilst raising the bar when it comes to the products and services they offer.
Clyde Munro has made huge strides towards improving dental accessibility, expanding its numbers to achieve a patient base that is now an impressive 400,000-strong. With this exclusive partnership, the dynamic collaboration – that sees Philips supporting Clyde Munro’s 200 dentists, 400 staff and their patients – will enhance the overall patient experience and provide invaluable learning opportunities for dentists and their teams.
As well as high quality NHS care, the Scottish network of family dental clinics also offers affordable private and aesthetic treatments. The partnership with Philips will elevate the services and the products available to patients to include high quality teeth whitening treatments and access to Philips’ premium Sonicare electric toothbrush range.Practices will also implement the Philips TerraCycle Recycling Programme, an exciting initiative designed to add to each practice’s sustainability profile.
Despite its continued growth throughout Scotland, Jim Hall, co-founder of Clyde Munro, is keen to ensure all the group’s practices value their communities by maintaining a personal touch, with a view to ensuring each one is considered a ‘local dentist’.
The organisation’s chief operating officer Fiona Wood commented, “We currently treat around seven per cent of the nation’s population as we continue to operate an expanding network of family dentists. We hope this partnership with Philips will provide the best care and treatments for our patients. We also want to educate patients, particularly those with children, about the benefits of electric toothbrushing and the importance of good oral hygiene.”
Education is a key facet of this unique relationship, which extends to dentists and their teams, too. Staff will be introduced to new treatments and products, such as Philips’ Zoom whitening gel and Sonicare power toothbrushes, and professional educators from Philips will fully assist in their understanding and implementation via a series of lunch-and-learns.
Mel Pomphrett, professional relations manager for Philips said, “We are delighted to support Clyde Munro in this partnership – a move that will enable their dentists and dental teams to offer a wider range of sophisticated, technologically advanced and patient-centric solutions for all their oral and aesthetic treatment needs.As a result of our collaboration Clyde Munro’s dental professionals as well as patients will benefit from effective, comfortable Zoom whitening results and Sonicare’s renowned plaque removal as part of their periodontal regimes.”
Fiona Wood added, “From 2015, we have consistently delivered on providing top quality oral healthcare to communities throughout the country, and this is largely, in part, down to the community spirit evoked from each of our practices.
‘We have the desire to work with the best in innovation and advances in our sector. In many ways, we see Philips as a pioneer in this field and so a partnership with the brand will be hugely significant.”
For more information visit https://www.philips.co.uk/c-m-pe/dental-professionals andhttps://clydemunrodental.com/