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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

  • Join us – TED talk style webinars with leading UK clinicians

    Many of us have more time on our hands these days. You could make the most of it by joining our series of webinars, which get straight to the point with some of the country’s leading clinicians. The sessions are hosted by Dentex and although initially design to facilitate the sharing of clinical knowledge across our group, we felt compelled to open to the wider dental community during these challenging times. Please join us for what is sure to be a lively and thoughts provoking conversation. Our first session ...

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  • Stress-free clinical excellence

    Eben Van der Walt explains how partnering with Dentex has given him the freedom to practise the dentistry that he loves. I had a very simple upbringing in a small rural community in South Africa, far away from the cutting-edge world of aesthetic dentistry. But I decided from an early age that I wanted to become a dentist. I completed my degree in dentistry from the University of Stellenbosch 20 years ago. A couple of years after arriving in the UK, I started working as an associate at Portmore Dental in ...

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  • The road less travelled

    Rahul Doshi, Clinical Director of Dentex, explains why doing things differently means the future is looking bright. Dentex is a values-based organisation. Those values are all about collaboration, and encouraging self-improvement in every area that we can. They’re about igniting passion within our team and ensuring that we support one another at every level of the practice and the wider business of Dentex. We believe that no matter what role you play within dentistry, you should have someone to go to for support – and outside of Dentex, that is ...

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  • Getting the message across

    There is a message that we’ve been trying to get across to UK dentists ever since we launched Dentex over two years ago. The message is simple: there is a different way to practise dentistry. It’s possible to grow and develop outside of the traditional ways that have existed here in the UK. I’m talking about co-ownership, which is our term for the Dentex business model. We’re trying to collaborate with dentists to build better dental businesses. That encompasses clinical excellence, but it also includes our ...

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  • A new chapter

    The Dentist speaks to Richard Langley about his decision to sell his practice. Richard Langley qualified from Manchester University in 1976, before going on to work in a busy NHS practice in Manchester for five years. Like many in his generation he went on to purchase his own practice. He explains, “My wife is also a dentist and after a number of years working in the NHS, we decided the time was right to take the step of purchasing a practice of our own. We happened to see a practice in ...

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  • Why DIY digital dentistry is nothing to smile about

    Digital Dentistry - When does embracing technology in dentistry go too far? Rahul Doshi shares his views. There's a many a benefit of technology in dentistry. As digitalisation evolves and machines develop, it makes our lives easier. We no longer have to manually write data down, or keep a book of appointments. We can reap the benefits of 3D scanners and implant innovation assisting our clinical work. But when does digitalisation go too far? Recent developments such as apps, which offer online dental appointments and online orthodontic ...

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  • Q&A with Dentex’s CEO Barry Lanesman

    Despite some of the macroeconomic and political challenges over the past 12 months, Dentex has maintained strong growth and attracted some renowned dentists to the group. Going into 2020, Dentex's CEO, Barry Lanesman, gives his expectations based on trends in the UK dentistry market and tells how Dentex is committed to continued innovation, enhancement of skills and providing support for Dentex practices. What to expect from Dentex to 2020? We’ve enjoyed a very strong initial three years and will continue striving to innovate and support growth within the UK dental industry. With ...

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  • Q&A with Oliver Snowden, Acquisitions Director

    1. Why did you chose to join Dentex? Having spent a number of years in the dental brokerage market, I have witnessed first-hand the rapid growth of Dentex. I was intrigued and excited by their innovative approach to dental practice acquisition. The idea of sharing future financial success with the Principal dentists who help achieve the growth, struck me as an excellent business model both for Dentex and Principals. With Dentex still a relatively new company, it felt like the ideal time for me to move back into the acquisition field ...

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  • Join our team: Marketing Account Manager

    Dentex is a rapidly growing co-ownership dental business. Since launching just over three years ago, we’ve quickly grown to 71 dental practices, with another 13 in due diligence. Our unique offering has enabled us to attain this significant growth and we are on track to achieve ambitious growth of more than 150-member dental practices by 2022. Dentex is creating a long-term, sustainable partnership of dentists – not buying, grouping and selling practices as in the typical corporate model. We believe that by creating a true partnership, everyone can focus on what they do ...

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  • Why Partner?

    If you’re looking for a new challenge but still love your dentistry, then co-ownership could be the perfect option for you. You're looking to the future Perhaps you’re considering your exit plan, but don’t want to hang up the handpiece just yet. Partnering with Dentex gives you options without forcing you to give up the practice you have worked so hard to build – ensuring a stable future for you and your team. Meaning you can leave your practice the way you built it. You're looking our for ...

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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'