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The Dental Directory has acquired the Scottish dental equipment specialist Dolby Medical Limited.

Operating for almost 45 years The Dental Directory, is one of the largest UK dental wholesaler and provides a range of products and services to dentists across the UK including dental consumables, oral hygiene, facial aesthetics, dental equipment, including installation and maintenance as well as hand piece repairs.

Dolby Medical supplies equipment, servicing and ancillary dental products to NHS dental practitioners, private practices, hospitals and dental centres in Scotland. They provide an extensive range of specialist dental equipment and accompanying consumables, notably Local Decontamination Unit (LDU) equipment and air compressors. The parties will offer an alternative supply to the large manufacturers and other dental wholesalers.

Based in Stirling, Dolby Medical, have the largest fully qualified and manufacturer trained engineering team in Scotland and a technical support team offering tailored advice to specific customer requirements as well as providing training information and installation guidance.

Mark Stephenson, Chief Operating Officer of The Dental Directory said:
“We are delighted that Dolby Medical is to be part of the business. It has a long established and highly respected name in the Scottish healthcare market and it is a natural fit for The Dental Directory. The existing management team, which will continue to lead the business, has done excellent work in delivering strong business performance and customer service”

“Dolby Medical will continue to supply all its existing customers, including independent dentists and practices. Its capabilities and expertise are entirely complementary and will expand the engineering services offered to Dental Directory clients, whilst Dolby customers will be provided with a superior choice of medical supplies partner”.
Speaking on the transaction, Dolby Medical’s Managing Director Derek Gordon commented: “We are very pleased to be partnering The Dental Directory. They strongly support our strategy to develop the proposition for our customers and to make Dolby Medical’s specialist services more widely available”.



Dental chair manufacturer Anthos has just unveiled two revolutionary new models as part of its range - the L9 and the L6 – and as the sole supplier of Anthos chairs in Scotland we can now offer these to our dental customers.

The L6 is the brand’s most compact, flexible and userfriendly model to date. Designed and built to optimise time efficiency and make a dentist’s day more productive, it can be easily personalised with a full range of hygiene systems, instruments, multimedia devices and integrated X-ray units, ensuring optimal performance, providing more space and enhancing working flexibility.

The new L9 chair rewrites the rules on ergonomics with a seat that flexes at the patients knee joint. Providing the patient with quick and easy access it is available in both continental and side delivery configurations. The L9 combines freedom of working movement for the dentist with new levels of patient comfort - our engineers claim it is in class of its own.

Dolby Medical Managing Director, Derek Gordon said: “These two new products are a brilliant addition to the already impressive line-up of Anthos chairs. We are looking forward to explaining to our dental customers the benefits they can bring to a practice.”

For more information on the L6, L9 and entire Anthos range please contact us on 01786 460600.


For a few more weeks we are offering dentists who have Anthos dental chairs within their practice the chance to have them fully health checked by one of our engineers free of charge.

This free service will ensure your chair is in the best possible condition and set-up to work at its optimum.

To book an Anthos chair check for your practice, please contact us on 01786 460600. Please call soon as we only have a limited number of slots available for this free service.


Our finance partner LDF, is a leading provider of financial solutions to the UK dental profession.

LDF offer a wide range of lease and loan solutions that can enable you to make the most of your cash flow by spreading the cost of large items of expenditure, making way for investment in other areas.

Finance facilities available include:

Tax Finance

Covering the cost of your tax bill can be a considerable outlay for any practice. A tax loan solution can help streamline this requirement, making the cost easier to manage. (Terms available from 6 to 12 months.)

Equipment Finance

An equipment finance solution can help spread the cost of a wide range of dental assets over 12 – 60 months.

Refurbishment Loans

Delivering the right environment for your clients is both essential and costly.

Practices can better accommodate this investment with specific finance options available from 12 to 60 months, covering a wide range of expenditure, from patient systems and furniture, to air-conditioning, decontamination rooms and EPOS equipment.

For more information or to apply for a facility today, please contact our LDF representative, Shaun Watts, on 01244 527300 | or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Renowned dental chair manufacturer Anthos (part of the prestigious CEFLA Dental Solutions Group) has chosen us, Dolby Medical, as its partner. We will now be able to supply, install and service the full range of Anthos dental chairs in Scotland. Our Managing Director, Derek Gordon said: “Cefla as a company is very selective when deciding who to do business with and our combination of experience, expertise and engineering skill, won us the exclusive contract to sell, install and service these dental chairs in Scotland. The dental chair is at the heart of every practice and is critical to patient comfort and care so keeping this equipment in top condition is of exceptional importance.”

We will be supplying the full Anthos range, A3 – A9 in both continental and international configurations but expect the A3, A5 and A7 models to be especially popular.

The A3 is known for its simplicity and user friendliness, the A5 combines exceptional patient comfort with perfect integration of instruments and the A7 is built around an ‘open’ technological platform, ready to receive highperformance instruments and can be personalised to meet a dentist’s specific needs.

We believe the Anthos range is exceptional and we are all are looking forward to the opportunity to explain the real benefits of this equipment to all our customers. Please contact us direct on 01786 460600 if you’d like more information on Anthos dental chairs.

Free - Anthos Chair Health Check Do you already have an Anthos chair?

If so for a limited time we are offering the chance of a free health check service for your chair to ensure it is in the best possible condition. To book an Anthos chair check for your practice contact Martin on 07584 414452.


Having worked with Scottish dentists for over 20 years we are able to put our expertise and experience to good use in advising practices of all sizes on the best decontamination equipment and processes for their businesses. Our engineering team recently completed a re-fit for Saltire Dental Care in Glenrothes in Fife, installing new Ultraclean 3 500 Full Size Underbench Washer Disinfectors and two Lisa 517 FAST autoclaves which are auto filled and self draining. Our aim was to provide the practice with machines that would both aid the dental nurses and reduce costs. With super quick (sub 20 minute) vacuum cycle times the Lisa FAST autoclaves fit the bill and with impressive 17L chamber capacity, holding 10 dental cassettes, they also and achieve completely dry instruments every time.

John Coull, Owner of Saltire Dental said: “Dolby worked with us to design, specify, install and train our staff on the new equipment. It is already making a huge difference, saving us both time and money.”

If you would like to speak to us about any plans you have for your dental practice, small or large, our friendly team is waiting to take your call.


A quick reminder for our dental customers with washerdisinfectors supplied as part of the 2013 NHS installation programme, these machines are now coming up for service contract renewal so if you have not already heard from us, please do get in touch to discuss the very best service contract deals for this equipment going forward. We hope to hear from you soon.



As we prepare to grow our services for dental customers, we are also growing our team by investing in strategic positions within the company.

Jennifer Mackay joined our senior team in January as our new General Manager. With a wealth of operational experience, and a genuine desire to build on Dolby’s reputation as a quality service provider.

Also new to Dolby are Jill McPhee (Service Admin Assistant) and Pamela McAleese (Sales Coordinator) who in their respective roles are dedicated to attending to customer queries coming into our office. Jill has a background in a fast paced customer care environment which is ideal for the dental marketplace. Pamela, from previous sales and coordination focused roles, already has an excellent ability to connect with practices and understand the commercial needs in our business to business relationships.

With our ongoing success in contract consolidation and to increase our level of support for our loyal customers we are also pleased to announce the successful recruitment of an additional field engineer.

In addition to our investment in people, we are developing Netsuite – the world’s leading integrated management software system, which enables us to do everything from business accounting and resource planning to customer relationship marketing. Jennifer supported the implementation of this system in her previous role at a global corporate business and is already making good progress in all aspects of Netsuite - the ultimate goal being to benefit both our customers and the service Dolby can offer.


Our engineers have been blown away by how good the new W&H Lisa FAST autoclave is. This machine is a step ahead of the competition and we are so confident you’ll love it we are offering our dental customers the chance to try it out in their practices before committing to buy it. With a cycle time of just 14 minutes it is the fastest vacuum autoclave we know and it uses just half the water of its nearest competitor. Featuring a built-in water quality meter, reversible chamber for cassettes, auto fill and drain, touch screen and in-built data logger it is perfect for every size of practice.

If you are in the market for a new autoclave and would like a week’s trial to experience the benefits, please contact Pamela on 01786 460606 or Iain Pryde (Product Manager) on 07788 150900 to arrange your trial.

We have also negotiated a major price discount for the first few customers who try and then buy this autoclave. For a limited time we can supply it for just £3,995* (RRP £5,200*). That’s a saving of over 20% so it is well worth calling soon!

Typical lease purchase including full maintenance cover can be offered at only £147* per month over a 5 year period (subject to financial approval). Further discount is also available if trading in an existing unit of any model.
*Price excludes VAT.

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