A Glasgow NHS dentist with over 1,400 registered patients has been sold.

Cardonald Smiles on Mosspark Drive has been sold on behalf of the previous full-time principal dentist, Dr Katrina Cumine for an undisclosed price.

The buyer is independent Ravi Bains, who currently owns three practices across the wider Glasgow area.

The sale was carried out by Joel Mannix at Christie & Co, after five viewings and multiple offers.

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He said: "It has been a pleasure working with Dr Cumine throughout this process. I have no doubt that, under Dr Baines' ownership, Cardonald Smiles will continue to thrive and provide excellent dental care to the Glasgow community.

“The dental practice sales market in the Glasgow area has recently experienced a remarkable upswing, particularly within the independent sector, with a noticeable surge in buyers' interest and a significant increase in transactional activity.

"This trend showcases the enduring appeal of Glasgow as a thriving dental community, attracting both experienced practitioners like Dr Baines as well as enthusiastic new entrants.

"With a diverse pool of motivated buyers and a high level of activity, the market reflects a strong belief in the value of independent practices and the enduring importance of personalised, patient-centred care.”