Smiles all round as Dentina acquires sixth dental practice

Bristol-based dental group Dentina has acquired its sixth practice with advice from the commercial law firm Meade King and has launched a new specialist referral centre.

The company has acquired the Clifton Dental Surgery in Clifton Village which specialises in general, cosmetic and implant surgery. The purchase takes the total number of staff employed by the group to 85.

Dentina has also launched the Bristol & Southwest Specialist Dental & Implant Centre which is a multidisciplinary practice and referral service in Parrys Lane that features state-of-the-art facilities.

More than 100 guests including dentists from across the region attended a special dinner at the Concorde Conference Centre in Bristol to celebrate the launch of the new service. Practitioners from the referral centre, who are all leading clinicians in their fields, spoke about the latest cutting-edge techniques in dental medicine.

Alex Hall, a partner in Meade King’s company and commercial team, advised Dentina on all legal aspects of the purchase of the Clifton Dental Surgery. The law firm is nationally recognised for the commercial and regulatory advice it provides to dentists.

Heidi Bateman, a partner in Meade King’s commercial property team, dealt with the property aspects of the deal.

The firm advised Dentina on several previous matters in relation to Parrys Lane Dental Practice in Stoke Bishop, where the Bristol Specialist Dental & Implant Centre is now based, the Nordea Dental Clinique in Clifton, and the acquisition of both the Linden Lodge Dental Care practice in Clevedon and Patchway Dental Practice.

Dr Touraj Razavi, a dental implant surgeon who founded Dentina, said: “We have been working very closely and successfully with Alex and his team at Meade King who provide a five-star service. It’s no exaggeration to say that the expert legal advice we have received from them has been absolutely fundamental to the growth of the business.”

Alex Hall said: “We’re delighted to have advised Touraj on his latest and recent acquisitions, and we wish him continued success in the future. Meade King has completed the sale or purchase of more than 360 dental practices to date and we are currently advising on a further 89.”