I’ve spent my life working around dentistry and finance. I qualified as a dentist in 1982 and practised for a while before spending more than 25 years building a specialised dental finance business in Australia, which I’m proud to say was a great success.
There was so much happening internationally in corporate dentistry. So when I realised that there was a better model of dental business ownership that I could help introduce to the UK, it was something of a lightbulb moment.
In Australia, the landscape of corporate dentistry is very different. It’s a partnership model, rather than the aggregation approach that most people are familiar with here – where practices are bought en masse, and dentists retain little or no vested interest in the practices that they sell into the group.
It might not surprise you to hear that Australian corporates, because of their structure, have less trouble retaining, attracting and motivating superb clinicians. That is why Dentex exists.
It’s here to explain that there can be new ways to practise dentistry; and that those ways can be invigorating and fulfilling while providing our partners a long-term future.
Over the next few pages we will talk more about the partnership model – what it is, how it works, and crucially, what everyone gets out of it.
A successful business needs everyone to benefit, after all: a true partnership comes with a financial upside for everybody.
With Dentex, everyone is part of the business – and so everyone benefits from its success.
That is part of the reason we have grown so quickly, with 52 individual practices already part of our network in just over 2 years, and more than 16 in due diligence.
Co-ownership – which is what we’re calling this new model – has resonated with dentists across the UK, and with good reason. We are a group of people with a common goal and we are creating a connected network for dentists who want to be part of something bigger.
It’s an end to working in isolation while still retaining clinical ownership of your practice.
Wherever you look across the group, you will see professionals coming together, unified by a common purpose and the structure that being part of Dentex provides.
It actively encourages collaboration, and benefits everyone by doing so – dentists, team members and patients alike.
We enjoy discussing the Dentex concept, so please contact us for further information.
Chief Executive Officer