Dentex. Amazing people, amazing dentistry.
The dental corporate with a twist, Dentex is focused on building an organisation that people are proud to be part of.
One that inspires growth, clinical freedom and liberates the lifestyles of those within it.
Since we started our journey back in 2016, we’ve grown to a community of over 100 practices across the UK. Our partners become shareholders when they join us, meaning we all grow together and share in each other’s success. We celebrate the individuality of each of our practices and their teams, giving them the time and support to get back to doing the job they love. That’s why we’re the UK’s corporate of choice.
Want to know how we got here?
Take the whistlestop tour below.
The Concept is Born
What if corporate dentistry could be done differently? A partnership that recognises each practice is different and trusts those who know it best to run it. Sound good to you? Us too.
Chicken or Egg
Zero investors because we had zero practices. Zero practices because we had zero investors. You can see where we’re going with this. It was a long year but when you believe in something, you persevere.
The journey begins. Our central support team grows to 13 staff and Barry Lanesman joins as Chief Executive Officer. We end the year with two practices.
“Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast”
We are backed by our good friends at Universal Partners and our game changing, customer obsessed culture shakes up the industry. The Dentex values are born. 13 practices join us, and we end the year with 15 practices in our community.
The Year of the Disco Light
The Dentex offer evolves into our current partnership model. We more than double in size to 32 practices. Our Partner Support team also doubles in size and we move into a bigger office. We buy a disco light to celebrate.
We invest in our growth by expanding our central Partner Support function to a team of 50 practice centric folk. Our community grows to 67 practices.
Triumph in the Face of Adversity
The pandemic arrives in the UK and we enter lockdown. Our Procurement, Operations and Compliance teams work round the clock to secure PPE and evolve clinical protocols. We rent a warehouse and start running our own supply chain operation, delivering over 1.7m units of PPE across the country. All of our practices are back open and seeing patients by July. We end the year with 73 practices.
Strong team? ✓
Established culture? ✓
Phenomenal growth? ✓
Our 100th practice joins us and by the end of the year we have 108 practices and 89 members of partner support within our community.