History

IMG_1495Mr Steve Bonsor the practice principal was recently in conversation with Mr Wilson Barclay who for many years owned the practice. Wilson was able to recount the history of the practice from its inception in 1947 when Mr Willy Whent established the practice. Mr Lindsay joined Mr Whent as firstly an assistant before becoming a partner in the business.

Mr Barclay joined these two gentlemen in 1963 and worked in the premises until he retired. During this time there was an on-site dental laboratory situated in what is now the practice manager’s office. It is hard to comprehend that there were three dental technicians or mechanics as they were called in those days working in this room which is small to say the least!

Mr Donald McIntosh purchased the practice from Mr Barclay in 1994 and undertook major renovations to create an extra surgery. This extra space allowed Mr Bonsor to join the practice in 1996. He became a partner in 2000 and was in partnership with Mr McIntosh until Mr McIntosh retired at the end of 2014. Many long standing patients fondly remember all of these gentlemen and are able to recall stories of the practice and how it has changed over the years.

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