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