Peebles: Infinityblu completes Kingsmeadows Dental Practice takeover

Back in June, popular dentist Richard Turton announced he would be leaving the Kingsmeadows Dental Practice later this year after nearly a quarter of a century in the town.

And Infinityblu Dental Care and Implant Clinic, established by Chris Barrowman, has finalised its £450,000 purchase of the Peebles site.

It will take over the list of patients at Kingsmeadows Dental Practice.

The move cements Infinityblu’s expansion into the region following the successful introduction of their first practice in the Borders last year, in Duns.

“We are very excited about the Peebles takeover and the team there are really engaged and brilliant to work with,” said Mr Barrowman.

“What we want to do is to bring the same patient care, brand awareness, culture and vision which was successful in Perthshire and has been carried over into our other practices.

“Our model is unique in Scotland. We have no intention of taking over practices and continuing the same service or services that have been previously offered, just with the aim to flip them in five years and profit on an increased cumulative value based on the increased number of sites.

“Our vision is simple: the Infinityblu model is to re-invest in each acquisition. To introduce improved services, skilled team members, intra oral scanners, implant, and orthodontic services in-house, and create a culture both patients and team members are proud and engaged to be part of.

“We are one of the few Scottish dental groups that have not gone down the private equity route, so unlike most, this keeps us independently owned and controlled, with no pressure or focus on future sale value or time to sell.”

Infinityblu will offer in-house implant and orthodontic services for the first time in the town’s practice, services previously outsourced.

The Peebles buy-out is part of a comprehensive growth package which will see Infinityblu extend into four regions.

The firm is currently recruiting dentists for the Peebles practice.

In a joint message reflecting on the past 23 years, Richard and Deri Turton said: “We would like to thank all our patients over the years for trusting us with your dental care.

“Thank you for your patronage, support, kind reviews and recommendations but mostly thank you for making our days fun and interesting. We really have made some fantastic friends!

“An extra special thank you to our amazing staff – who will be staying with you – for their professionalism, hard work and great company.

“We are leaving you in very safe hands, taking over the reins are Infinityblu.

“Please have a look at their website, we think you will be very pleased.”


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