Take a peek inside the Scottish dental surgery that resembles a five-star hotel

A “state-of-the-art” dental clinic has been unveiled by one of Scotland’s top orthodontics practices after major investment in the business.

A new reception area at Beam Orthodontics in Dundee flows into a state-of-the-art treatment centre with three surgeries. Picture: Grant Anderson
A new reception area at Beam Orthodontics in Dundee flows into a state-of-the-art treatment centre with three surgeries. Picture: Grant Anderson

Beam Orthodontics said patients will be able to undertake “life-changing” treatment in comfort and style after the Dundee practice expanded into space below its existing clinic.

Since opening on the city’s South Tay Street in 2007, the practice has seen a surge in demand for orthodontic treatment, particularly “invisible” braces including Invisalign, attracting patients from throughout Dundee, Angus, Fife, Perthshire and beyond.

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The firm said that during the spring lockdown, demand rose further, with hundreds of digital enquiries from prospective patients.

Ruaridh McKelvey, principal orthodontist and practice co-founder. Picture: Grant Anderson

A new reception area flows into a state-of-the-art treatment centre with three surgeries, increasing the total number of dental chairs from five to eight. Patients can also watch their treatment progress from their chair on large computer screens, improving communications between orthodontist and patient.

Having outgrown the office space upstairs, a larger main administrative area has also been created, freeing up room for a dedicated staff area.

The opening of the private patient suite coincides with the arrival of two new senior members of the team – specialist orthodontist Roxana Lutic and Neil McDougall, a “highly-experienced” dental practitioner with enhanced skills in orthodontics.

Ruaridh McKelvey, principal orthodontist and practice co-founder, said: “More and more adults, of all ages, are coming in for treatment for cosmetic reasons, many seeing a flaw in their smile that they want to have corrected.

“Interestingly, we saw a big increase in enquiries over lockdown when many people saw their holidays cancelled, perhaps freeing up some income or just having more time to consider lifestyle choices.

“By expanding our premises and creating this really special environment, we are maintaining the high standards our patients have come to expect, making the whole experience as welcoming and enjoyable as possible.

“On a practical level, we now have more space and facilities to welcome more patients into the clinic, get their treatment going and future-proof Beam as a business as we continue to grow in the months and years ahead.”

Firms involved in the refurbishment included Kerry Smith Architects of Montrose and Arbroath-based joinery firm Cameron and Ogilvie.

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