Dentex Health

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Growing Business Awards 2020 – Finalist for ‘Growing Business of the Year: Mid-sized Company (Turnover £45m-£60m)
FSB Awards 2020 – ‘High Growth Business of the Year’
UK Business awards 2020 – ‘Disruptive Business Model’
Dental Industry Awards 2019 Finalist
LaingBuisson Awards 2018 – ‘High Growth Business’
SME Awards 2018 – Finalist for ‘Best Enterprising Business’ & ‘Business Innovation'
Dental Industry Awards 2018 - Finalist for ‘Product Launch of the Year’
Dental Industry Awards 2017 - Highly commend as ‘Innovation of the Year’

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.

Click here to read our recent supplement in Private Dentistry Magazine

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

  • Webinar with Dr Michael Sernik

    Dr Michael Sernik spoke as part of the Dentex webinar series on ‘Post Covid-19. Rethinking your business model’. The session happened on 3rd June. See below a recording of this session. Dr Sernik has been putting together an online course to be available early next year. You can register interest on There is no commitment and you will get a notification when it’s available.

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  • Webinar with Dr Paul Abrahams

    Dr Paul Abrahams spoke as part of the Dentex webinar series on ‘Amortising Digital Dentistry in Everyday Practice’. The session happened on 4th May. See below a recording of this session.

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  • Webinar with Dr Nikos Mardas

    Dr Nikos Mardas spoke as part of the Dentex webinar series on ‘The new classification of Periodontal diseases’. The session happened on 22nd April. See below a recording of this session.

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  • 10 tips for a successful dental website

    Wondering how to improve your website? At Dentex, we provide support to optimise the performance of all our practices’ websites. This month, we invited Carolin Hapka, our Digital Marketing Manager to share a few hints and tips with you. As Digital Marketing Manager, I work across our group of 72 dental practices reviewing website performance and optimisation. At Dentex, we value the uniqueness of each practice and we tailor their websites according to their business objectives, as well as their brand. From my vast experience, I want to share with you ...

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  • Malcolm Schaller, from Harley Street Oral Reconstruction Centre opens up on his journey in dentistry

    Malcolm Schaller began his dental career after qualifying at Guys Hospital Dental School. He has developed into one of the most prestigious specialist oral surgeons, prosthodontists and dental surgeons in the UK. With over 40 years of experience, Malcolm had been approached by a series of dental corporates from the UK and other countries interested in buying in his current practice, the Harley Street Oral Reconstruction Centre (HSORC). However, it was Dentex’s management team and vision that impressed him the most. He became a Dentex Partner just one month before ...

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  • The other way around: what you can learn from the next generation of dentists

    When asked about his career aspirations, Shivam Patel is assertive in outlining his goals: “I would like to be a competent cosmetic dentist, who provides fantastic care to my patients, longevity and aesthetics to their smiles, and who imparts knowledge to other colleagues by running training and courses”. Shivam is a young dentist graduated from Bristol University in 2015. At the moment he works across four different practices, two of which are part of Dentex Health: The Harley Street Smile Clinic and Hockerill Dental. Although his career ambitions in dentistry seem ...

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  • How did we do over lockdown?

    The Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown have had a shocking impact on the way dental practices work. Over the last months, the Dentex Team responded quickly to adapt and develop crucial elements such as new clinical protocols and safety measures, PPE supplies, mask fit testing, risk assessments, virtual consultations, diary scheduling, new patient journey, and patient communications. We wanted to ensure our practices felt confident when their staff, patients and families were able to return to their practices.   As a result, on the 8th of June, 46 practices were ready to ...

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  • Dentex partners share lessons learned reopening their practices – Hints & Tips 4

    David Heath – Shine Dental Care If you would like to talk to David Heath about his experience at Dentex, you can contact him directly here. Preparing the practice | At Shine Dental Care, we first concentrated on resolving any problems that occurred for our patients during lockdown, then moved forward to complete treatments in progress and the backlog of examinations. Now, we have just started to open for hygiene bookings. At the moment, we are performing a good range of treatments as we resume our services. We make sure each individual ...

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  • Dentex partners share lessons learned reopening their practices – Hints & Tips 3

    Matt Perkins – MODUS Advanced Dental Clinic If you would like to talk to Matt Perkins about his experience at Dentex, you can contact him directly here. Challenges |Initially, the biggest obstacle we had was staff confidence. When we came back in, the team felt quite vulnerable. We opened on 8th June and we did not see our first patient until the 10th June. We allowed ourselves two days to run through our new operating procedures, the patient journey and build the new protocols. Once they felt adequately trained, we were ...

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  • Dentex partners share lessons learned reopening their practices – Hints & Tips 2

    Eben Van der Walt – Portmore Dental If you would like to talk to Eben Van der Walt about his experience at Dentex, you can contact him directly here. At Portmore Dental, we have used a few steps to get from seeing no patients during complete lockdown, to now nearly full capacity in treating patients. Using steps is a helpful methodology and from my experience, ticking these steps helped us to establish a new normal quite quickly. Step 1 | When we saw the lockdown coming, we created a platform of communications not ...

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