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.