Bupa grows at steady pace
Bupa demonstrates its confidence in market with acquisition of four further practices in Ireland
Bupa’s growth in the dental market continues at pace, with the acquisition of four further practices in Ireland.
The news means that Bupa now operates 46 practices in Ireland – 21 in Northern Ireland and 25 in the Republic of Ireland.
The recent announcements include: MyDental in Ballsbridge, Dublin; Fortwilliam Clinic in Belfast and Ballymena; and Church Road Dental Care in Carryduff.
These latest acquisitions are key to Bupa’s strategy to provide high-quality dental care to customers in the UK and Ireland. In 2017, Bupa acquired Oasis dental care, and now operates more than 470 dental practices across the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Speaking of the news Catherine Barton, General Manager for Bupa Dental Care, said: “With steady forecast growth, we’re confident in the long-term success of the dental market. As such we’re keen to expand our network so that we can offer quality care to even more customers, and so I’m delighted to welcome these new practices.
“As part of the Bupa family they’ll be able to broaden their referral network and also benefit from a range of support functions, such as clinical governance and support, marketing, HR and IT. With these benefits, we’re confident that the practices will be able to grow, while maintaining their commitment to top-quality patient care.”
Bupa continues to grow its dental presence with a focus on mixed and private practices providing a high standard of patient care. In November 2017, it announced the acquisition of Avsan Holdings with 16 practices across Scotland and England, while in December it purchased Metrodental, adding two premium practices in the City of London.
Bupa now has more than 2,000 dentists and over 4,000 practice staff, providing a wide range of dental services, from general dentistry to cosmetic and specialist treatments.
With no shareholders, Bupa reinvests profits into providing more and better dental and healthcare for the benefit of current and future customers.