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Buy in, don't sell out

Enjoy the support that comes from being part of a national group of dentists, whilst retaining your clinical independence and preserving what makes your practice unique.

Buy-in, don’t sell out. Our principals retain equity as partners in the group, so share in the wealth as the group grows.

Dentex provides the time, support and finance so you can get what you want from dentistry.

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Our difference

Private dentistry is booming, but an increasing regulatory environment makes growth complex and is taking time away from dentists who wish to focus on clinical dentistry.

Traditionally, dental corporate models have been focused on acquiring dental practices and managing their expenses. Dentex is different – our focus is creating a partnership of dentists who can work together and learn from each other, free to control and develop the clinical aspects of their own practice.

Our dentists retain equity as shareholders in Dentex, so have a mutual interest to see the group grow and thrive.

We’re not looking for people who want to get out of dentistry. We want people who see their future in dentistry, are engaged and wish to evolve their role as part of a broader partnership. By Dentex taking away the administrative burden, our dentists continue to involve themselves in the parts of the practice they enjoy.

Become a part of our story and we will help write yours.

Good for you

Good for you

Good for you

Whether it’s expanding your portfolio of practices, relinquishing the burden of day-to-day management, developing skills or spending more time with patients; we tailor our involvement so our dentists can focus on the parts of dentistry they enjoy while we support them in those they don’t. Dentex is a true partnership in which we focus on your independence but share in the clinical, financial and operational demands to the benefit of the whole group.

Good for your team

Good for your team

Good for your team

For your practice team, becoming a Dentex partner brings great benefits. As part of a larger group, there is more opportunity to develop skills, pursue their careers in-house as well as tapping into a wider group of colleagues with mixed skillsets and knowledge to share.

Good for your patients

Good for your patients

Good for your patients

With a collegiate group approach to ethical dentistry, together we can enhance the patient experience with a view to offering them access to new treatments, better equipment and improved skills and knowledge of the whole team. With Dentex taking care of the time-consuming administration, you are now more focused on clinical care than ever before.

Good for growth

Good for growth

Good for growth

Along with exceptional wealth creation opportunities, we offer substantial benefits so you can enjoy the dentistry you always wanted – without a lot of the burden. With our support, you can enhance the profitability of your business.


  • Mervyn Druian Explains why he joined Dentex and what the impact has been on his team
    Mervyn Druian, Principal at The London Centre for Cosmetic Dentistry

    Explains why he joined Dentex and what the impact has been on his team

  • Stuart Bowen-Davies Explains the Dentex partnership and how the model works
    Stuart Bowen-Davies, Dentex partner

    Explains the Dentex partnership and how the model works

  • Barry Lanesman Gives the background on Dentex, what has led to its rapid growth and why dentists should consider joining
    Barry Lanesman, CEO at Dentex

    Gives the background on Dentex, what has led to its rapid growth and why dentists should consider joining

  • Rahul and Bhavna Doshi
    Rahul and Bhavna Doshi, Perfect Smile Studios

    I had always wanted to grow my own group of practises and focus more on the managing and mentoring teams – Dentex has given us the support to do something that ...

  • Noushin Attari & Mahmoud Pourghadiri
    Noushin Attari, Weymouth Street Paediatric Dentistry Mahmoud Pourghadiri, Elite Orthodontics

    Having worked hard to grow our practices over 17 years, with a unique offering of specialist paediatric dentistry and orthodontics – which are disciplines that complement each other - we were looking ...

  • Mervyn Druian
    Mervyn Druian, The London Centre For Cosmetic Dentistry

    I had a dental partner for over 30 years. We did not have to have any exit strategy or transition. Everything was going brilliantly well until my partner got ill. The ...

  • Mitesh Badiani
    Mitesh Badiani, Smile Excellence

    If you dream of taking the entrepreneur’s path, you face numerous challenges in dentistry. It’s not so much that the profession is particularly hostile to entrepreneurialism – more that, ...

  • Manie Opperman
    Manie Opperman, Hockerill Dental

    I was looking for a long-term plan to wind down over the coming years and eventually give up practising – and Dentex ticked all the boxes. Not only does the team ...

  • Tom Olivelle
    Tom Olivelle, Budleigh Salterton Dental Practice and Implant Centre

    With all the legislation we have to implement into our practice, due to the CQC, we reached a point where we didn’t have the manpower to properly manage the ...

  • Tidu Mankoo
    Tidu Mankoo, Windsor Centre for Advanced Dentistry

    When I was approached by Dentex, I had been considering my succession plan. As I learnt more about their model and how it allowed me to work alongside other dentists, ...

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughes

    Patient-centred dentistry has always been a passion of mine. Having developed my own group of practices, as well as worked with and sold to large dental corporates, Dentex was the ...

  • Stephen Tarr
    Stephen Tarr, Marlborough Dental Studio

    In the past, I’ve received offers from other corporates but was always worried about the impact on personal attention to my staff and patients. We are an exclusive private ...

  • Ian Castledine
    Ian Castledine, Associate at The Gallery Dental Centre of Excellence

    The partnership has already revitalised the business with a new eye and fresh perspective thanks to the input from Dentex’s experienced practitioners. They not only offer support and ideas ...

  • Debbie Hutchinson
    Debbie Hutchinson, Business Development Manager at Smile Excellence

    As part of the Dentex group, my role working alongside Mitesh Badiani as business manager has quickly evolved. Overseeing several practices in the South West, my job is now much ...

Recent news

  • Dentex Finalist in Two Categories of the 2018 SME National Business Awards

    2018 keeps on getting better for UK dental partnership group, Dentex. In April, two of the group's partners were listed as Dentistry Top 50 2018, and now the organisation itself is up for two awards at the celebrated SME National Business Awards. Gaining nods for enterprise and innovation, the group, which launched just over 18 months ago, is thrilled to be receiving such significant industry attention. The two SME National Business Awards categories in which Dentex has been shortlisted in, reflects the company’s innovative approach to business. Its unique business model has helped ...

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  • Dentex Heralds Growth with the Appointment of Three New Directors

    After a strong start to the year, pioneering UK dental partnership group, Dentex, is pleased to announce the appointment of three new Directors. Jason Bedford, Kate Higgins and Nathan Lennox all of whom bring a high degree of knowledge and experience to the organisation, as the group prepares to double its number of practices by the end of 2018. The new appointments signal the increasing level of support the Dentex central team offers to the dental practices working with the organisation, while strengthening the key pillars of the business needed to ...

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  • Rahul Doshi explains how Dentex was the only option that allowed him clinical freedom

    Julian English interviewed renowned dentist Rahul Doshi exploring his decision to join Dentex Julian English (JE): What challenges does a principal typically experience? Rahul Doshi (RD): The independent dental practitioner is unique in the demands they face. They have to marry clinical care with the demands of running a business. This must be done while exercising the strong interpersonal skills demanded to help practices and run a team. It’s a difficult balancing act which can often leave even the most successful practitioners wondering if there is an easier way. ...

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  • Dentist John O’Brien explains how Dentex helped bolster his team

    Bolster your team with Dentex Joint principal dentist John O’Brien and practice manager Rebecca Asher of Derwent Street Dental Practice in Derbyshire, discuss their experience of joining Dentex and what it has meant to the team Why did you join Dentex? John O’Brien, principal: Since I joined the practice in 1991, we have expanded to four surgeries and have been completely private with Denplan since 1998. Currently myself and Richard Reed are partners in the practice. I am somewhat older than Richard and our rationale in looking to sell the ...

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  • Watch Dentex’s panel discussion at Stars of Dentistry, chaired by Chris Barrow

    What co-ownership means for UK dentists. The question – or questions – on everyone’s lips were answered at Stars of Dentistry last month when Dentex hosted a panel discussion in front of a live audience. Hosted by the always-relevant Chris Barrow, the session tackled the big issues about the newest business model in dentistry head on, asking: ‘What does co-ownership mean for dentists in the UK?’ Chris put the panel, made up of Dentex CEO Barry Lanesman and partnering dentists Mervyn Druian and Stuart-Bowen Davies, through their paces as he got ...

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  • Dentex partners join SmileStar to provide free dental care in Gujarat

    Dentex partner Mitesh Badiani ponders his career choice: “People become dentists for all sorts of reasons. Medical curiosity. The challenge. Family tradition. Sometimes the financial incentive. For most, however, it is the added element of care. We want to become dentists because we want to help people. “We want to remove unnecessary pain, prevent preventable illnesses, and improve people’s confidence. We care about what our patients feel, and we want to do the best we can to help them. There’s a great need for skilled dentistry everywhere in ...

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  • Mahmoud Pourghadiri and Noushin Attari describe how Dentex allows them to focus on what they do best

    Husband and wife dentists Dr Mahmoud Pourghadiri and Dr Noushin Attari are respective principals of Elite Orthodontics and Weymouth Street Paediatric Dentistry, two practices which occupy the same central London premises. Here, they explain why they chose to join the Dentex group. Mahmoud Pourghadiri: As we are dealing with large practices, we knew that when the time came to sell it would be to one of the corporates. From the onset, we really liked the team from Dentex, I found them very easy to speak to and they were very ...

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  • Two Dentex Partners Make Prestigious 2018 Dentistry Top 50

    They say that a business is only as good as its people. And Dentex works with some extraordinary people, as is evidenced by the fact that two Dentex partners have made it into the Dentistry Top 50 2018. The outstanding work of Rahul Doshi of the Perfect Practices Group, and Mervyn Druian of London Cosmetic Dentistry, has been recognised by one of the premier industry awards. Compiled since 2005, the Top 50 list seeks to acknowledge the most influential and successful people within the dental industry. Dentists, practice nurses, practice managers, ...

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  • Mitesh Badiani explains the benefits that the co-ownership model

    Dentex Partner, Mitesh Badiani explains the benefits that the co-ownership model is able to offer for his staff and his patients. I got involved with Dentex at a fairly early stage. Initially I met with co-founders William Bowen-Davis and Mark Cockburn who gave me the vision of the model and where it was going. I liked it a lot, it was different from what any of the other corporates were offering and I could see how it related to me. I also liked the Dentex team, they were very sincere, ...

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  • Rana Al-Falaki on why she decided to join Dentex

    Rana Al-Falaki explains why she decided to join Dentex and how as part of the group she is working with Rahul Doshi  to grow her practice ‘Al-Fa Perio Clinic' The main reason I was looking to sell my practice was that I felt I couldn’t progress it any more. I had lots of ideas but as a practice principal no time to pursue them. At the same time I was well and truly saturated by the regulatory and administrative responsibilities and wanted to get back to dentistry. I had ...

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Award Dentex Dental Industry Innovation of the year Award Dentex Dental Industry Finalist 'Product Launch of the Year' Award Dentex SME National 2018 Finalist Business Innovation Award Dentex SME National 2018 Finalist 'Best Enterprising Business'