‘Cutting edge’ dental centre aims to be best in the world

A new £3 million purpose-built dental centre in Glasgow has officially opened its doors to the public.

The Scottish Centre for Excellence in Dentistry, at the city’s Watermark Business Park, is one of the most advanced in the UK with expertise in implantology, facial rejuvenation and plastic surgery.

The private practice is the brainchild of Arshad Ali.

He has relocated his team from the Niddrie Square Clinic in Glasgow’s South Side to the new building which is equipped with new equipment and facilities.


There are six surgeries and one operating room on the ground floor, allowing the centre to provide advice and treatment on aesthetic dentistry, implants, endodontics, periodontics, oral and facial surgery, orthodontics, prosthodontics and also hypnotherapy.


The team consists of 15 dentists and specialists supported by 18 nursing and administrative staff.


Recent additions to the team include John Devine, consultant oral and facial surgeon, Ross Jones, consultant and specialist orthodontist and Krish Bhatia, specialist in prosthodontics.


The operating room in the centre is linked by two-way radio and video up to a 60-inch television in the seminar room on the first floor, while three of the surgeries also benefit from multi-media links to allow for real-time training and professional observation.


Three surgeries feature operating microscopes and the centre also benefits from a purpose-built LDU, as well as rooms for their digital OPT and i-Cat conebeam CT scanner.


There are separate consultation rooms so that patients can discuss their treatment in a less clinical environment as well as a private office for implant co-ordinators to talk patients through possible procedures and treatment.


The seminar room on the first floor can accommodate up to 30 delegates and as most of the seminars and training events will be at weekends and evenings the space is also used as a staff room with associated kitchen facilities.


It was Arshad’s desire that both the patient and staff areas would be fitted out to the same standard to ensure that everyone who visits and works in the centre benefits from the same level of comfort.


There are seven surgeries, a CT scanner for instant 3D imaging, digital radiography, a decontamination room to sterilise instruments and an in-house laboratory.


Arshad Ali said: ‘This has been a dream of mine for many years and I’m delighted that, at last, the centre is fully up and running. Scotland, and Glasgow in particular, has always had a tremendous international reputation for medical and dental care but this is only the start for the centre. We want to develop and become one of the best in the world for dentistry.’

For further details, visit www.scottishdentistry.com.

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