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Bupa moves into supermarket dental clinics

Bupa has acquired Instore Dental and Store Dental Care, which operate dental surgeries in six supermarkets, for an undisclosed amount.

The two companies, which are both co-founded by Dr Lance Knight, operate five clinics in Sainsbury’s supermarkets and one in a Tesco store.

Four of the Sainsbury’s clinics are in the Manchester region with fifth in Merton, London. The Tesco clinic is based at the store in Slough.

This deal marks the first time Bupa will be offering dental services from a supermarket location.

Bupa Health Clinics managing director Tracey Fletcher commented that the acquisitions brought the company “a step closer to our aim of significantly expanding our dental business to 50 clinics and bring one of the UK’s biggest chains of private dentists”.

The acquisitions increase the number of Bupa-operated dental surgeries to 21.

Dr Lance Knight, clinical director and co-founder of Instore Dental and Store Dental Care said: “We are delighted to be joining Bupa. With Bupa’s backing we can grow to offer our range of services to even more people across the country.

“We know that people value our easy-to-reach locations and convenient appointment times with the guarantee of a quality dental service.”



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Posted on: 06/11/2013

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