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Award-winning Shawlands Dental Care in Glasgow sold to Dentex

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has announced the record-breaking sale of one of Scotland’s top-rated dental practices.

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Shawlands Dental Care in Glasgow

Shawlands Dental Care is an eight-surgery practice located in the South Side of Glasgow. It primarily offers private dental care to people in the city, as well as receiving dental implant referrals from all over the country.

Managing Partner, Dr Arfan Ahmed, opened the clinic in 2014. With his eye for talent, notoriously high standards, and exciting leadership style, it quickly became the clinic people know today - where dentists want to work and where patients want to visit. Dr Haroon Ismail joined in 2016 and has been providing Invisalign since 2018.

Over the years, the business has proved incredibly successful, landing a multitude of awards (including Practice of the Year at Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Awards 2019), a brilliant country-wide reputation, and many five-star Google reviews.

Dr Arfan Ahmed comments, “I’m incredibly grateful to Christie & Co for organising our partnership with Dentex. Having sold several practices in the past, there was no-one else I would have trusted to handle the sale. In particular, I want to thank Joel for his advice, guidance and much-valued discretion while negotiations were on-going. These types of sales can often be a headache for buyers and sellers but he made whole process seamless and we couldn’t be happier with how things have come to fruition. 

"I wasn’t prepared to let the clinic go to just anyone. We’ve spent years fostering incredible relationships with our patients and the local community. My amazing team have helped forge our reputation for excellence and it was vital to me that the buyers continued to uphold that. I know that I’ve found that in Dentex. We share the same values and vision and I’m excited and proud to work alongside them.”

Speaking on behalf of Dentex, Partnership & Acquisition Manager, Chris Lekkas, comments, “We are delighted to partner up with Shawlands Dental Care. Over the last eight years, they have continued to invest in the premises, their team, and new technologies to offer the highest level of service to their patients. Working together, we look forward to continuing to build on their success in what is already one of the leading dental practices in Scotland.”

Joel Mannix, Associate Director – Dental at Christie & Co, who handled the sale, comments, “We were delighted to have been engaged to sell this exceptional eight-surgery practice, and to find a capable buyer who could not only transact a deal at this level but would also continue to nurture the growth of the business all the while still delivering on high-quality patient care.

“Following a very selective process with the details only being distributed to a pre-approved list of buyers, we were able to use our extensive knowledge of the Scottish dental market to achieve a number of extremely competitive bids and allowed our client to select a preferred buyer that matched the ethos both of the Principals and the business they have built. Following the conclusion of the deal in June 2022, all parties were delighted with the outcome; Dentex has acquired one of the best practices in Scotland and the sellers can now concentrate on their wider clinical role within the practice.”

Shawlands Dental Care was sold for an undisclosed price.

For further information on this press release, contact:
Phoebe Burrows, Corporate Communications Manager
P: 020 7448 8849 or E:

Contact the agent:
Joel Mannix, Associate Director – Dental
P: 07764 241 691 or E:

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