Riverdale Healthcare Continues Drive for Growth

Northern based dental group, Riverdale Healthcare is celebrating further growth with the acquisition of three dental practices.

The practices, which are located in Newcastle and Durham, were owned by Principal Dentists Deepinder Somal and Akash Ghai.

Village Dental Practice in Whickam and The Grange Dental Centre in Gosforth which both offer NHS and Private Dental Care, whilst Westland Dental Studio in Lanchester provides private dental care.

The latest acquisitions take Riverdale Healthcare to a total of 25 dental practices in just 2 years.

Dr Somal said, “We will continue to play a large role in the practices, but now we have the support and experience of a wider team to ensure security for the practice teams and our patients.”

Dr Ghai added, “The team at Riverdale Healthcare have been really great to deal with. We also work in the property field and appreciate the level of communication and support we have had from both Chris Aylward and the team. This is a really exciting time to join.”

Chris Aylward, Chief Investment Officer of Riverdale Healthcare commented, “These are three really great practices and I am delighted that, even though we were struck by a pandemic, the team at Apposite Capital, Pinsent Masons and Hazelwoods have managed to ensure a smooth process as we welcome Deepinder, Akash and the team to Riverdale.”

Chris added, “The dental community had a tough time last year but at Riverdale, we have procedures in place to ensure our patients can access dental care safely and our practices remain fully supported by a passionate and committed leadership team.”

Riverdale Healthcare is a dental investment group which was formed in 2019, with an industry-leading management team led by CEO Emma Barnes and backed by specialist healthcare investment fund, Apposite Capital. The team continue to actively source ambitious dental practices which share Riverdale Healthcare’s ethos of providing high quality, ethical dentistry.

Dental practice owners interested in finding out how they can secure the future for their team, should contact in confidence, Chris Aylward at chris@riverdalehealthcare.com

InDental Group

InDental Group Joins Riverdale Healthcare

A Gateshead based dental group, has joined the fastest growing, northern based independent dental group, Riverdale Healthcare.

InDental Group which includes InDental Practice, New Biggin Villa Family Dental Clinic and Deckham Dental were owned by Dr Shiv Pabary MBE, who has worked in the Gateshead and Newcastle area for over 30 years and was awarded the MBE in the Queens New Year’s Honours List in 2009 for services to dentistry.

InDental Practice, on Fewster Square in Gateshead, is a purpose-built state of the art facility designed by local architects, while Deckham Dental Practice is situated on the Old Durham Road in Gateshead and New Biggin Villa is on Kells Road. All practices provide a comprehensive range of private and NHS dental care and accept referrals for complex dental treatment.

This is the largest acquisition for Riverdale Healthcare, who acquired 3 practices during 2020, taking the group total to 22 dental practices around the North East of England.

The acquisition of InDental Group enables Riverdale Healthcare to further support the region’s next generation of dentists as the practices provide Foundation Training centres.

Dr Pabary said, “After meeting with Riverdale, I was convinced joining the group would provide the best support and fit for the practices going forward. We have an ambitious team and want to develop our practices. With the support from Riverdale, we can continue to grow for the benefit of both our team and patients.”

Chris Aylward, Chief Investment Officer of Riverdale Healthcare commented, “This is by far the largest acquisition investment since the initial purchase of Alpha Vitality Group in 2018. Shiv is a leading figure in the dental community and we are confident we can further enhance and build upon his existing success.”

Chris added, “2020 has been a difficult year for the dental community due to the initial lockdown restrictions, but here at Riverdale, through careful management and support, we are working towards delivering as much dentistry as we can in these challenging times. We have proactively sought ways to continue to see our patients, by securing stable supplies of PPE, installing virus killing clean air technology and implementing video consulting technology for remote appointments.

Our core focus is to ensure patients can access dental care safely and ensure they receive a great experience every time.”

Riverdale Healthcare is a dental investment group which was formed in 2019, with an industry-leading management team led by CEO Emma Barnes and backed by specialist healthcare investment fund, Apposite Capital. The team continue to actively source ambitious dental practices which share Riverdale Healthcare’s ethos of providing high quality, ethical dentistry.

Dental practice owners interested in finding out how they can secure the future for their team, should contact in confidence, Chris Aylward at chris@riverdalehealthcare.com

Linden Cottage Dental Practice Joins Riverdale Healthcare

Linden Cottage Dental Practice, which was formerly owned by three managing dentists, is now part of Riverdale Healthcare.

Riverdale Healthcare currently operates 19 dental practices around the North East of England delivering both NHS and private dental care. The acquisition of Linden Cottage Dental Practice follows the recent acquisition of Bridge Street Dental Practice in Morpeth and represents the group’s commitment to growth in the area.

Managing Partner, Callum Barr, said, “We have completed the sale of our dental practice to Riverdale Healthcare. It has been an easy and good-natured process. Riverdale are a far cry from the large conglomerates who are buying up a lot of practices these days. They are primarily interested in maintaining the practice as it and serving the local community.”

Chris Aylward, Chief Investment Officer of Riverdale Healthcare commented, “Callum and the team are a great addition to the Riverdale family and extends our Group further into the beautiful county of Northumberland.  In these unusual times, dentistry has been particularly hard hit with restrictions on seeing patients. At Riverdale, we have proactively sought ways to ensure we can continue to see our patients, by securing supplies of the PPE and installing virus killing clean air technology.”

Chris continued, “Our focus is ensuring patients can access dental care safely and ensure they receive a great experience every time.”

Riverdale Healthcare is a dental investment group formed in 2019, with an industry-leading management team led by Chairman Mark Seekings and backed by a leading healthcare investment fund, Apposite Capital. The team continue to actively source ambitious dental practices which share Riverdale Healthcare’s ethos of providing high quality, ethical dentistry.
For dental practice owners interested in finding out how they can secure the future for their team contact in confidence, Chris Aylward, chris@riverdalehealthcare.com

Bridge Street Dental Practice Joins Riverdale Healthcare

A dental practice in Morpeth has joined a new and expanding, northern based dental group.
Bridge Street Dental Practice, which was formerly owned by Philip Jones, is now part of Riverdale Healthcare.

Riverdale Healthcare currently operates 18 dental practices around the North East of England delivering both NHS and private dental care. The acquisition of Bridge Street Dental Practice enables the group to support the region’s next generation of dentists as the practice is a Foundation Training centre.

Mr Jones said, “After meeting with Riverdale, I was convinced joining the group would provide the best support and fit for the practice going forward. We are an ambitious practice and want to develop the practice and with support from Riverdale, we can continue to grow for the benefit of both our team and patients.”

Chris Aylward, Chief Investment Officer of Riverdale Healthcare commented, “Phil and the team are a great addition to the Riverdale family and extends our Group into Northumberland for the first time.

In these unusual times, dentistry has been particularly hard hit with restrictions on seeing patients. At Riverdale, we have proactively sought ways to ensure we can continue to see our patients, by securing supplies of the PPE and installing virus killing clean air technology.”

Chris continued, “Our focus is ensuring patients can access dental care safely and ensure they receive a great experience every time.”

Riverdale Healthcare is a dental investment group formed in 2019, with an industry-leading management team led by Chairman Mark Seekings and backed by a leading healthcare investment fund, Apposite Capital. The team continue to actively source ambitious dental practices which share Riverdale Healthcare’s ethos of providing high quality, ethical dentistry.

For dental practice owners interested in finding out how they can secure the future for their team contact in confidence, Chris Aylward, chris@riverdalehealthcare.com