Bupa Dental Care acquires Total Dental Care

24 May 2019 . United Kingdom

Bupa Dental Care has announced the acquisition of Total Dental Care, adding a further four sites to its network of UK dental practices.

  • Acquisition includes four practices in London, Peterborough, Folkestone, and Dover
  • The move also includes TDC Implant Centres, which offer same day implant treatments
  • Bupa Dental Care continues to acquire with a strong focus on quality and patient care
Drs Michael and Anthony Zybutz

The purchase follows a period of steady growth for Bupa, which now owns and operates over 470 dental practices across the UK, including 11 acquired this year.

Based in Peterborough, Folkestone, Dover and on London’s Harley Street, the practices provide a mixture of NHS and private dentistry, and offer a range of general, cosmetic and specialist treatments.

Three of the practices - Harley Street, Folkestone and Peterborough – also include TDC Implant Centres, where dentists offer an award-winning, same-day implant service, TDC Smile in a Day. Unlike traditional procedures, their innovative approach allows for implants to be placed on the same day, eliminating the need for multiple surgical procedures and months of healing time.

Speaking of the news Gabriela Pueyo, General Manager for Bupa Dental Care, said: “We’re really excited to welcome Total Dental Care to the Bupa family. It was clear from the outset that they share our commitment to clinical excellence and patient care. Their innovative work in dental implants is market-leading and will be a valuable addition to our network. We look forward to supporting their continued success.”

Drs Michael and Anthony Zybutz, from Total Dentalcare and TDC Implant Centres, added: “We are very proud of our team and the reputation we’ve built up over many years amongst our patients and peers. In Bupa we have a partner who understands the pioneering, highly skilled and genuinely life-changing nature of our TDC Smile in a Day same-day implant solutions. The whole team are looking forward to working with Bupa and meeting our clinical colleagues across the network, to build upon the success of our TDC Implant Centres and Total Dentalcare practices.”

Bupa Dental Care operates approximately 470 practices within the UK, with over 2,000 dentists and over 5,000 practice staff. It offers both NHS and private dentistry and is looking to further expand its network of quality practices providing a high standard of patient care. It currently operates through its Bupa Dental Care, Total Orthodontics, Platinum Dentistry, Dental Care Plus and Smiles Dental brands.

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 5,000 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 Platinum Dentistry.

About TDC Implant Centres

TDC Implant Centres were set up by brothers, Drs Michael and Anthony Zybutz, to help people whose quality of life is affected by severe dental problems or from wearing dentures, including those who have been told that nothing can be done for them. We routinely help the most complex cases, including cases of extreme gum disease and bone loss.

Operating at the most advanced and premium end of the market, we offer a highly skilled same-day solution called TDC Smile in a Day that restores bite function and a natural-looking smile. It is the closest solution to natural teeth.

Unlike traditional implant procedures, the implants and a full set of natural-looking teeth can be placed on the same day, eliminating the need for multiple surgical procedures and months of healing time. These teeth remain fixed in place until they are replaced with the final, permanent set about three months later, ensuring a perfect fit with the settled gums.

We are proud to have built our reputation amongst patients and dental professional alike on three key tenets: Clinical excellence, consistently outstanding results and the highest standards of patient care.

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.