A longstanding dental business has changed hands for the first time since 1998 after the current owner decided to retire.

Jason Fisher owned Anniesland Cross Dentist for 26 years before making the "hard decision" to enter retirement.

Established over 70 years ago, Anniesland Cross Dental is a mixed-income dental practice with one fully equipped surgery and around 3,300 registered patients.

Following a confidential sales process with Joel Mannix at Christie & Co, it has been purchased by Alexander Jeffcoate for an undisclosed price.

Jason said: "I was a single-handed practitioner for 26 years and decided that it was time to take things easier.

"Joel found me the perfect buyer who has already been a huge hit with the patients and the staff.

"He already has ambitious plans for the practice, and I am certain he will make a huge success of it.”

Alexander bought his first dental practice, Dalmuir Dental Care (now Vanguard Dental Dalmuir) in September 2022 and has enjoyed the challenge of running the business alongside working as a dentist.

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He plans to increase the capacity of the Anniesland dentist to treat more NHS patients.

He said: “I decided to buy Anniesland Cross Dental as it presented a great opportunity to acquire a busy dental practice in a great location.

"The practice is longstanding and has a good reputation locally with many of the patients. 

"The practice currently has one surgery, however, there is space to increase the number of surgeries within the existing building footprint.

"I plan to renovate the practice to create a clean and modern clinical practice and provide a comfortable and relaxing environment for our patients.

"The increased surgery numbers and renovation will allow the practice to register more NHS patients and continue to deliver the highest standard of care.”

Joel Mannix, Associate Director – Dental at Christie & Co, comments, “Following 26 years of successful ownership, it was a hard decision for Jason to bring Anniesland Cross Dental to market.

"However, through a meticulous, confidential sales process, we identified the perfect buyer in Alexander, and I’m sure that he will take the practice to further success and continue the good reputation that Jason has established over the decades."