"This genuine partnership has also given us the gift of time, which we are using to fulfil career pathways we may not have otherwise had the chance to pursue." Rahul Doshi
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 we wouldn’t otherwise have been able to do.
We always planned to develop a multi-site practice model, and in the short term, the move has released some capital and provided funding for the next stage in our journey.Read more
"We also liked the fact that Dentex is not as inflexible as some of the very large dental corporate bodies, so we can discuss things and their approach was not set in stone. They took the time to get to know and understand what we do and what makes our practice unique and successful; so we work with them to tweak and enhance where necessary." Noushin Attari
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 to sell our businesses to a corporate body because we felt only a corporate could take on both practices as one entity and allow us to stay on to continue to run in the same successful manner.
Dentex had the best offer and their team were much more approachable than the others. We liked that it was a relatively new entity and that it was expanding – plus, we liked the people we met.Read more
"I think it’s a great relationship. There are many corporate-type set-ups where you fit in with the décor and the uniforms and the fees and everything else. Dentex leave you to it. I really feel I am still in charge of my practice." Mervyn Druian
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 illness was so severe that he had to give up practice.
I then reached a stage where I didn’t want to run a practice, I just want to do dentistry and Dentex came along and made us an offer that went brilliantly well.
I think it’s a great relationship. There are many corporate-type set-ups where you fit in with the décor and the uniforms and the fees and everything else. Dentex leave you to it. I really feel I am still in charge of my practice.Read more
"As a clinician, I now have the help I need to run my business. As a team, we have enjoyed a complete continuation of our ethos. For our patients, the partnership hasn’t altered the personnel, but it has given them better access to broader treatment options." Mitesh Badiani
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, there simply isn’t the time.
Since becoming a partner with Dentex, I understand the business of dentistry better than I have ever done. I am clinically skilled and able to increase revenue within practices. However, as part of Dentex I’ve been able to improve my understanding of the business aspects.
The administrative, regulatory and financial demands were limiting my ambitions to grow my business. I was focusing more on running the practices I had and at a very local level. Now, I can run a group of practices on a much larger scale – there is no way I could have done this without Dentex.Read more
"We are clinicians and we are healers and leaving a dentist in the role of practice owner is a benefit as much for me as my patients." Manie Opperman
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 have extensive experience, but it is also an ethical company.
I value its viewpoint on dentistry – for me, it is vital that patients are always put first – and partnering with Dentex enabled me to maintain this ethos, which is core to the practice I had built. Partnering with Dentex meant my team could carry on the ethos of the practice, which I feel is key to long-term success.Read more
"If I hadn’t joined Dentex, I’d be struggling. I think we’d hit that ceiling for promoting our practice, getting new patients, CQC requirements – and at times we felt we were running backwards." Tom Olivelle
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 practice. My wife and I were doing the jobs of, say, seven people – and then there’s the dentistry as well.
It had got to a point where we could not take the vision of the practice any further. This is why I joined Dentex.Read more
"Joining Dentex has also given me the opportunity to clinically contribute to the wider group." Tidu Mankoo
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, I decided the time was right.
I liked that they didn’t want to fix what wasn’t broken, as can often by the case with more traditional corporates – they were more focussed on developing what I’d created. My Regional Partners now work alongside me in the practice and I continue to have a useful role to play.Read more
“They are the only investment vehicle that offers true partnership in growing our businesses together. Any concerns I had were quickly abated after meeting the exceptional support team Dentex has pulled together.” 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 only option that allowed me to continue to provide the highest quality care and personal attention that I am used to. Being able to retain my own philosophy and practice identity was key in my decision to join.
In my opinion, they are the only investment vehicle that offers true partnership in growing our businesses together. Any concerns I had were quickly abated after meeting the exceptional support team Dentex has pulled together. The wealth of experience and support they offer is second to none in the UK.Read more
"I want to enjoy my last years working as a dentist. Dentex is providing a way for dentists to grow as a collective." Stephen Tarr
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 practice in a market town and so our business relies on the local relationships we’ve developed over the past 20 years. I wanted to maintain and improve what I’d built, not lose what makes us unique.Read more
"I think everybody is wary of corporates and the ‘sausage factory’ scenario – that has not been my experience with Dentex." Ian Castledine
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 on new working practices and different materials and tools and so on, but we can bounce ideas off them.
It can be a lonely world out there in dentistry, so it is especially reassuring to be able to run things past an experienced colleague who knows what works and what doesn’t.
There have been improvements in the day-to-day admin and the practice management systems – with the additional benefit of more dentists coming in.Read more
"Some staff had concerns they would ‘become a number’... it was the all-inclusive approach that came across so much from the team at Dentex" Debbie Hutchinson
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 more focused on facilitating learning and sharing information among practice managers across the group. Along with the support provided by the Dentex group, my function is now much more on leading and support – helping to grow the practices.Read more