Bupa Dental Care has announced the acquisition of Total Dental Care, adding a further four sites to its network.

The purchase follows a period of steady growth for Bupa, which now operates over 470 dental practices across the UK.

Based in Peterborough, Folkestone, Dover and on London’s Harley Street, the new practices provide a mixture of NHS and private dentistry, and offer a range of general, cosmetic and specialist treatments.

Three of the practices – Harley Street, Folkestone and Peterborough – also include TDC Implant Centres, where dentists offer an award-winning, same-day implant service, TDC Smile in a Day.

‘We’re really excited to welcome Total Dental Care to the Bupa family,’ Gabriela Pueyo, general manager for Bupa Dental Care, said.

‘It was clear from the outset that they share our commitment to clinical excellence and patient care.

‘Their innovative work in dental implants is market-leading and will be a valuable addition to our network.

‘We look forward to supporting their continued success.’

Growing network

This latest move takes the total number of acquisitions by Bupa this year up to 11.

Bupa now supports more than 2,000 dentists and over 5,000 practice staff, offering both NHS and private dentistry.

It is looking to further expand its network of quality practices through its Bupa Dental Care, Total Orthodontics, Platinum Dentistry, Dental Care Plus and Smiles Dental brands.

‘We are very proud of our team and the reputation we’ve built up over many years amongst our patients and peers,’ Drs Michael and Anthony Zybutz from Total Dentalcare and TDC Implant Centres, said.

‘In Bupa we have a partner who understands the pioneering, highly skilled and genuinely life-changing nature of our TDC Smile in a Day same-day implant solutions.

‘The whole team are looking forward to working with Bupa and meeting our clinical colleagues across the network, to build upon the success of our TDC Implant Centres and Total Dentalcare practices.’