Bupa Dental Care expansion continues with acquisition of Avsan Holdings Limited

04 December 2017

Bupa is to acquire Avsan Holdings Limited, a privately-owned dental group. This is another important milestone in the continued expansion of Bupa Dental Care which currently has over 460 dental practices across the UK and Ireland.

Established over 30 years ago, Avsan is made up of 16 practices which are spread across Scotland and England, making it an ideal addition to Bupa Dental Care.

David Hynam, Bupa UK CEO said: “This is another significant step in the expansion of Bupa Dental Care and the delivery of our dental strategy. We continue to makes great strides to grow our dental services and offer our customers consistently high standards of care in over 450 practices.

“I’d like to welcome the Avsan team to Bupa Dental Care. We have a shared commitment to focus on providing high quality care, using the latest technology in a local practice.”

In February, Bupa completed its acquisition of Oasis Dental Care, the UK's leading private dental provider which had 380 practices. Since then, and in addition to Avsan, Bupa Dental Care has acquired 26 practices in Wales, South East England and the Midlands.

Avron Smith, Avsan Founder & Owner said: “It’s been a privilege and joy growing Avsan over the past 30 years. With a great management team and a fantastic group of clinicians and support teams, we have created a dynamic dental group committed to cutting edge dentistry and the highest standards of patient care, and I know that in the Avsan group of practices joining Bupa, our loyal patients across the U.K will continue to benefit from quality oral healthcare for years to come.”

Notes to editor

  • Visit avsanholdings.co.uk/clinics for the list of clinics
  • Bupa Dental Care comprises around 460 dental practices across the UK and Ireland. It has more than 2,000 clinicians serving over two million patients.
  • We have a wide range of dental services, from general dentistry and check-ups to specialist cosmetic, orthodontic and restorative treatments.
  • People don't need to be insured by us to attend one of our dental clinics; services and treatments are available to everyone.

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