Artis Dental and Implant Studio joins Clyde Munro Dental Group

Balerno-based Artis Dental and Implant Studio has joined the Clyde Munro Dental Group with its two dentists and 10 support staff promising “business as usual” for its 4500 patients.

Artis Dental and Implant Studio joins Clyde Munro Dental Group

 Naomi McGuire, Brian Clough and Hollie Smith

Founded 16 years ago by owner Brian Clough and his wife Edel, Artis Dental services has a thriving patient base, not only in west Edinburgh but as far afield as St Andrews and the Scottish Borders.

Brian Clough (57), who is in the second year of a Masters in Restorative Dentistry at Edinburgh University, said the acquisition would allow him to improve patient care by introducing the new techniques learned on the degree course.



Drawing on the resources of a large group like Clyde Munro will also ensure the continued high quality of care is maintained at Artis Dental while allowing an expansion of services and personnel.

Mr Clough said: “New regulations introduced as a result of the Covid pandemic have undoubtedly placed additional challenges and responsibilities on small independent dental practices.

“With Clyde Munro on board, it provides our practice with a level of support and investment that will ensure there is no drop in the level of service - and that patients in Balerno and the west of Edinburgh have access to some of the best dental services available anywhere.”

All of the team at Artis Dental, including dentist Ashleigh Meikle and Brian are continuing to work at the practice.

Mr Clough continued: “I still love being involved in patient care and this deal will free up time to allow me to complete my Masters and to put that learning into practice and to improve the services we can offer to patients. With Clyde Munro I am confident they will take the practice on to a new level and to the benefit of all patients who have put their trust in Artis Dental.”

Kirsty Dace, chief development officer with Clyde Munro, commented: “Artis Dental and Implant Studio is an excellent addition to our network of family dentists and we are looking forward to working with Brian and his team to build on the strong platform that he has put in place in Balerno.

“His passion for dentistry shines through – highlighted by his return to his studies - and we will harness that care and enthusiasm to further improve dental services for patients in west Edinburgh, while supporting additional investment to introduce other services and to add to the existing staff’s expertise.”

As well as a presence in all of Scotland’s major cities, Clyde Munro owns practices from Orkney and the Highlands to the Scottish Borders.

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