Bupa Dental Care acquires specialist clinic in the UK

06 September 2018 . United Kingdom

Bupa has announced the acquisition of the Hospital Lane Dental and Implant Clinic in Chatham, Kent.

Bupa UK dental clinic

The purchase follows a period of steady growth for Bupa, which now owns and operates more than 470 dental practices across the UK, including 17 acquired this year.

The modern, purpose-built site has eight state-of-the-art surgeries along with Trios scanners and a CT scanner. The clinic offers a range of general, specialist and cosmetic dentistry, with a team of over 40 people – including 11 dentists.

Speaking of the news Ruth Chesmore, Acquisition and Integration Director for Bupa, said: “We’re committed to delivering the highest quality care for patients and, as one of the most modern and well-equipped clinics in the country, this is a really exciting acquisition for us. I’m delighted to welcome the new team into Bupa Dental Care.

“As part of the Bupa network, the practice will now benefit from referrals between other local practices, as well as a range of support functions, such as marketing and HR.”

Tony Auger, Clinical Director for Hospital Lane Dental and Implant Clinic, added: “Since establishing the clinic in 1990, we’ve worked hard to build up a reputation for implant and specialist referral treatment.

“As part of Bupa, we’ll be able to grow the clinic as a regional referral centre. Supporting a network of corporate clinics, our specialists can create a hub for high-end treatment. With Bupa’s investment and centralised resources in place, we’ll be able to focus on providing the high standard of care our patients and peers expect.”

Bupa runs more than 470 dental practices across the UK and ROI. The move means that colleagues at the Hospital Lane Dental Clinic will be able to benefit from Bupa’s wider referral network and support services from personal clinical support, training, governance, marketing, HR to finance and IT.

Bupa continues to grow its dental presence at pace, with a focus on high performing groups and practices. Within the last year, it announced the acquisition of Avsan Holdings with 16 practices across Scotland and England, while in December it purchased Metrodental, adding two premium practices in the City of London.

Notes to editor

About Bupa dental

Bupa is a leading provider of NHS & private dental care with over 470 practices across the UK. People don't need to be insured by us to attend one of our dental clinics; services and treatments are available to everyone.

We offer a wide range of dental services, from general dentistry to specialist cosmetic, orthodontic and restorative treatments. Our clinicians are highly trained and use some of the latest techniques and technology when treating patients.

We employ over 2,000 dentists and over 4,000 practice staff – together, they provide our patients with excellent oral health care. We provide practices with a clinical and customer framework, allowing our dentists to focus purely on providing good quality dentistry to patients.

Practices fall under Bupa Dental Care (formerly Oasis Dental Care), Total Orthodontics, Smiles, Dental Care Plus and Oasis Platinum Dental.

About Bupa

Bupa's purpose is helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives.

With no shareholders, our customers are our focus. We reinvest profits into providing more and better healthcare for the benefit of current and future customers.

Health insurance accounts for the major part of our business with 16.7m customers and contributes around 75% of revenue. We operate clinics, dental centres and hospitals in some markets, with around 15m customers. We care for around 22,300 residents in our UK, Australia, New Zealand and Spain aged care businesses.

We directly employ around 80,000 people, principally in the UK, Australia, Spain, Poland, Chile, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Turkey, the US, Brazil, the Middle East and Ireland. We also have associate businesses in Saudi Arabia and India.

For more information, visit www.bupa.com.