Middlesbrough Dental Practice is Latest Acquisition for Riverdale Healthcare

A dental practice in Middlesbrough has become the latest acquisition for an expanding northern dental group.

Eston Dental Practice, which was formerly owned by father and son team, Asif and Shabir Hussain, for over 30 years, is now part of Riverdale Healthcare, a young dental group which has been running for just under a year.

Riverdale Healthcare operates 17 dental practices around the North East of England delivering both NHS and private dental care. The acquisition of Eston Dental Practice, with its 9 treatment rooms, further strengthens the group’s commitment to delivering high quality, ethical dental care.

Mr Asif Hussain said, “After several meetings with Riverdale, I was convinced joining the group would provide the best support and fit for the practice going forward. I feel the practice needed to be part of a bigger family and network that shared the same ethos and principles. I believe with the support of the Riverdale Team, we can continue to grow and develop for the benefit of both our team and patients.”
Chris Aylward, Chief Investment Officer of Riverdale Healthcare commented, “We are really excited to have Eston Dental Practice join our group. Asif and Shabir have developed a great dental practice with a fantastic team of professionals who share the same passion and commitment as we do. We are really looking forward to supporting the team in continuing to deliver a patient focused dental service.”

Ian Gordon, Managing Director of Alpha Vitality Group and Director of Riverdale Healthcare said “I am delighted to welcome Eston Dental Practice to the Group. It is testament to the team at Eston that the current practice managers Gill and Becky were both working for Shabir 30 years and 26 years ago respectively! I am confident Riverdale can give the same support to the Eston team as has been afforded to the Alpha Group since we joined Riverdale 12 months ago.”

Riverdale Healthcare is a dental investment group formed in 2019, with an industry-leading management team led by CEO Mark Seekings and backed by a leading healthcare investment fund, Apposite Capital. The team are selectively investing in ambitious dental practices which share the same ethos and core values of Riverdale Healthcare of providing high quality, ethical dentistry.

Riverdale Healthcare Appoints Head of Clinical Advisory Board

ARaj-Rattanmbitious dental group, Riverdale Healthcare, has announced the appointment of Raj Rattan MBE to head up its Clinical Advisory Board.

The appointment of Raj is a huge coup for the recently formed dental group which currently operates 14 practices in the North of England.
With over 30 years’ experience in clinical practice, Raj is Dental Director at Dental Protection, and previously Strategic Associate Dean at the London Deanery.

In 2008, Raj was appointed MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for services to dentistry and he is former policy adviser to the Department of Health.
Riverdale Healthcare’s Chairman and CEO, Mark Seekings said, “We are thrilled that Raj is joining the team on our exciting journey. He is a highly respected clinician with a wealth of knowledge to support our teams as we grow the company.”

Raj added, “I am delighted to join the team at Riverdale Healthcare. Their vision for delivering high quality, ethical dental care whilst providing patients with the very best experience resonated with my personal values. I am particularly looking forward to supporting our dental colleagues to ensure they are well appointed to deliver high standards of clinical care to patients in a safe and happy environment.”

Riverdale Healthcare’s ambition is to grow through the acquisition of dental practices which share their passion for people and high-quality, ethical dental care. Their focus is the personal touch, creating friendly, harmonious teams who support each other and who ultimately provide their patients with the best experience.

Riverdale Healthcare are actively seeking like-minded dental practices to join the group. Chief Investment Officer, Chris Aylward, has a passion for acquisitions specialising in healthcare, and understands the unique aspects of dealing with the sale of a dental practice. Please contact Chris in confidence, Chris@riverdalehealthcare.com or call 07768 352884.