Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Awards 2019

40 GHP / 2019 Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Awards , Shawlands Dental Care Dental Practice of the Year 2019 – Glasgow & GHP Excellence Award for Outstanding Patient Welfare 2019 Based in the heart of Glasgow’s buzzing South Side, Shawlands Dental Care is amulti-award- winning dental clinic and referral centre. We profile the centre to find out more about how it came to win not one but two of this year’s coveted Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Awards. Offering Invisalign, dental sedation, cosmetic braces and dental implants, Shawlands Dental Care attracts patients from all over the country. As they are able to provide the highest possible standard of dental care to the lo- cal community and beyond, they were a strong contender from the outset. We loved the idea of welcoming all new patients to the clinic through a care coordinator who was there to alleviate any anxi- eties and answer any questions they may have before, during and after they saw the dentist. The clinic itself is state-of-the-art (including an on-site CT Scanner) and the clinicians rarely have to refer patients elsewhere. Thanks to this focus on providing exceptional standards of care, 99% of the patients have all of the treatment they require and want, in this medically, cutting- edge environment. Innovative services like these, however, need to be provided by the very best staff and as such, Shawlands Dental Care treats every member of its team incred- ibly well. Unlike other practices we saw that incentivised staff to sell, the management team here incentivised exceptional customer service. Staff wellness is at the forefront of their business model. The break room is well-stocked with healthy fruit and veg deliveries and there are regular team build- ing days scheduled. Little touches like this, as well as the higher rates of pay, mean that the clinic is able to take its pick of the best talent on the market. Our judging panel was particularly impressed by the company’s commitment to the environment. They invested heavily in a paperless administration system because they felt that despite recycling whenever and wherever they could, there was still more that could be done. Looking ahead, Shawlands Dental Care has exciting plans for expansion within the dental clinic which will be music to the ears of residents who wish to register and referring dentists. They also hope to make another charity mission with UNICEF either later this year so it can pay its success forward. Contact Details: Company: Shawlands Dental Care Address: 1149-1153 Pollock- shaws Road, Glasgow, G41 3YH Telephone Number: 01416321378 Web Address: www.shawlands-