SERVICES at a Borders dental practice are set to be expanded after it was bought for £775,000.

Infinityblu Dental Care announced its purchase of Eyemouth Dental Practice earlier this week.

It adds to the Scottish group’s existing Borders sites in Galashiels, Peebles and Duns.

All staff will be retained at the Upper Houndlaw practice, while the group said it would make property and equipment investments over the next 12 months.

“I am incredibly excited for the future at Eyemouth,” said Infinityblu founder Chris Barrowman, who will expand the range of in-house services to include implants, full arch implants, orthodontics, oral surgery and endodontics.

“To purchase a practice which already shares a similar vision and ethos is amazing, the staff are really inspiring and, by adding a fourth Borders practice, it gives the team the extended support to become part of our community.”

The Eyemouth practice will be fully rebranded to Infinityblu by the end of this summer.

Digital intra oral scanning and CBCT imaging systems will be introduced in the short term, followed by a programme of refurbishment.

The new practice will cater for existing and new patients as well as those referred to Infinityblu by other Borders-based dentists.

“This practice is already well established and has a great reputation due to the skills and ethos of the current dentists and team,” said Mr Barrowman. “The faces which patients are used to seeing will remain here and, as we grow the services, there will be the opportunity for recruitment in the area.”

He added: “The goal is to offer a wide range of services in Eyemouth, which will significantly reduce wait and travel time for patients. It will also reduce the need for patients to see several dentists to achieve the results they want. To me, it’s about offering all treatments in-house, within the one premises, to deliver the best patient care possible.

“This adds value for patients but also gives our team members better opportunities to gain new skills within a structured career pathway.”