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Selling your dental practice

Sell your practice and be a part of something exciting.

We’re currently investing in quality dental care, looking to acquire dental practices that share the same commitment for putting the patient first.

Your practice could become part of one of the UK’s leading providers of private dentistry and a major provider for NHS dental care. And while we take care of the day-to-day running of your practice, you can dedicate more time to the things you love – whether that’s more time with patients, focusing on a particular field of dentistry such as implants, to spending more quality time with your family.

Or for a free, no obligation valuation call us on 0145 477 1575^

The benefits of selling to Bupa

Leaving the management and administration to us can help you relax and concentrate on being a dentist. Not only that, but we’ll also help you maximise the value of your practice and benefit from future growth. Here are just some of the other benefits of partnering with Bupa.

  • Training and development

  • Investing

  • Quality and governance support

  • Why Bupa?

Quality training and development

Continuous Professional Development

We offer a regional programme of events and opportunities to explore specialist pathways, as well as an online CPD with 400+ hours to choose from, including core CPD requirements.

Training includes:

  • Periodontic lectures
  • Implant training
  • Social orthodontic training
  • Facial aesthetics training
  • Endodontic courses
  • Sponsored education with MSC opportunities

Practice Manager Academy

The Practice Manager Academy is a very successful development programme aimed at developing talent from our nurse and receptionist pools. We provide participants with critical skills needed to develop into the role and provide the business with fully trained individuals ready to hit the ground running.

Clinical Support

Our clinical management team is made up of experienced, practising clinicians who offer clinical support to practice teams and are involved with the recruitment of clinicians. They’re also involved in strategic decisions at a higher level within the business. Occasionally the opportunity to join this team will arise, offering valuable career development in running the business.

Investing in your practice

Wide choice and savings on consumables and labs

Being a part of Bupa can provide dentists with many benefits when it comes to their buying power. They’ll have access to preferential rates with our leading consumable supplier, Henry Schein, and other labs across the country.

We currently have over 600 labs on our own lab ordering system. If your chosen GDC/DAMAS Registered lab is not on the system, your lab only needs to install our software to be included. Our lab ordering system streamlines work flow and payments and will enable price comparisons.

Upgrading facilities and equipment

We also invest in our practices to provide the best clinical care possible, modernising existing surgeries and purchasing new equipment, where required.

Quality and governance support

Audit tool 

As part of our clinical governance, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspects our practices to ensure we meet their standards. Following recent CQC inspections, we’re proud to provide our patients with high levels of compliance throughout our practices.

This tool does everything you need to be compliant with CQC, RQIA, HIW and other associated regulations.

Indemnity insurance, with access to legal advice

We’re able to make an insurance backed indemnity policy available to our dentists and specialists, offering you reduced fees with run-off cover and access to our in-house medico-legal support and complaints handling team.

Why Bupa Dental Care?

Our mission is to lead the way in UK and Ireland dental care. We do this through our nationwide network that inspires collaboration and innovation. We believe that everyone deserves a healthy, happy smile. We want our patients to enjoy a relaxed, professional and sympathetic dental experience.

Patient care

We’re constantly improving our care through:

Focusing on outcomes – we work with you to set goals for our people and business to improve dental health for our patients
✓ Innovation – we’re driven by what dental care should be, not what it has been
Collaborationby using our UK-wide network to share knowledge and training our goal is to raise standards for all dentistry

We aim to provide every patient with exceptional dental care experience. Patient care is our top priority and we continually measure our performance in this area. We’re 100% compliant with the Care Quality Commission – an independent organisation that regulates healthcare services.

Marketing support backed by a trusted, well-known brand

We provide a wide range of marketing support – both national and at a variety of local marketing support for each individual practice.

Support ranges from:

  • Our dental website, which has over 1 million visitors per year and also offers online patient booking and extensive health information resources
  • Digital marketing
  • Ongoing, timely marketing campaigns throughout the year
  • Suite of professional in-centre marketing materials, for patients and referrals

Joining Bupa Dental Care

It usually takes three to six months to complete the process of selling your dental centre. Here’s what to expect:


What's next?

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About Bupa Dental Care:

Bupa Dental Care is one of the leading providers of private dentistry in the UK and Ireland and a major provider of NHS dental care in the UK. Bupa Dental Care operates over 400 dental practices.

We are a global health and care company providing health insurance as well as health and care provision. We fund healthcare around the world and run clinics, hospitals, dental centres, care homes and retirement villages in a number of countries. We have dental businesses in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Chile, Poland and Hong Kong.

Our purpose is helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives. At Bupa, we have no shareholders. Our priority is looking after you through our care homes, health insurance, health centres and dental centres. Our focus is your health.

Bupa Dental Insurance is provided by Bupa Insurance Limited. Registered in England and Wales No. 3956433 Bupa Insurance limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Arranged and administered by Bupa Insurance Services Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority .Registered in England and Wales No. 3829851. Registered office: 1 Angel Court, London, EC2R 7HJ.