Bupa acquires more dental practices

Bupa acquires more dental practices

Bupa has announced the acquisition of nine new practices bringing the total number of sites acquired this year to fourteen. The means that Bupa has acquired 14 practices in the UK and Republic of Ireland so far in 2018. Catherine Barton, general manager for Bupa Dental Care, commented, “With steady forecast growth, we’re confident in the long-term success of the dental market.”

In 2017, Bupa acquired Oasis dental care, and now operates over 470 dental practices across the UK and Republic of Ireland. The recent announcements include Morrison Shenfine Holdings, which owns four practices across the North of England. Other practices include MyDental in Ballsbridge, Dublin, Dental Excellence in Harewood, Leeds, Dental Confidence in Southampton, Martin Dental Care in Shawlands, Glasgow and Lodwig Villa Dental Practice in Bangor.

Commenting on the news Catherine Barton, general manager for Bupa Dental Care, said, “With steady forecast growth, we’re confident in the long-term success of the dental market. As such we’re keen to expand our network so that we can offer quality care to even more customers, and so I’m delighted to welcome these new practices.

“As part of the Bupa family they’ll be able to broaden their referral network, and also benefit from a range of support functions, such as clinical governance and support, marketing, HR and IT. With these benefits, we’re confident that the practices will be able to grow, whilst maintaining their commitment to top quality patient care.”

In November 2017 Bupa announced the acquisition of Avsan Holdings with 16 practices across Scotland and England, while in December it purchased Metrodental, adding two premium practices in the City of London.

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