Practice purchases and negligence – can the risk be alleviated?

Hazel Philips, specialist healthcare lawyer at law firm Royds Withy King, looks at the actions corporate dentistry groups can take to mitigate risk when buying new dental practices Recent years have seen significant change in the operators within the dental market. Generally speaking, the market is…...

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Bupa expands dental business with Avsan acquisition

Bupa is continuing to strengthen its position in the dental market after announcing it will acquire Avsan Holdings Limited, a dental group with 16 practices across England and Scotland, for an undisclosed sum. Bupa UK CEO David Hynam said: ‘This is another significant step in the…...

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CBPE invests in Rodericks

Mid-market private equity firm CBPE Capital has invested in Rodericks Dental Holdings alongside founder and CEO Shalin Mehra. Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed. Northampton-based Rodericks is a leading provider of NHS and private dental services with 71 practices in England and Wales…....

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GDC given green light to set up new complaints scheme

Healthcare Market News (Dentistry) August 2005 The General Dental Council (GDC) has been granted new powers to protect patients undergoing private dentistry. The Order, made under Section 60 of the Health Act in response to a report by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), will…...

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Integrated Dental reports loss following take-over

Healthcare Market News (Dentistry) July 2005 Integrated Dental Holdings Ltd, which was acquired by Diverse Acquisitions Ltd in July 2004, has announced a loss for the year to October 2004 arising primarily from a write down of the carrying value of certain practices in the…...

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Whitecross sells for profit

Healthcare Market News (Dentistry) July 2005 Whitecross Dental Care Ltd, the large dental care provider which is part of Integrated Dental Care, taken private last year by Diverse Holdings, has reported improved results for the year ended 31 October 2004 largely based on the profits…...

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