Houston Dental Group acquired by Alliance Dental Care in landmark dental deal

Houston Dental Group has been sold through specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, to regional operator, Alliance Dental Care.

Houston Dental Care is one of the largest providers of dentistry in the UK.

Established in 1990 as a single-site practice, it has grown to six sites including a conference and training centre.

‘We would like to publicly thank everyone with whom we have had contact during our 29 years in north Somerset for their support,’ Ceri and David Houston, who led the business, said.

‘During our almost three decade-long journey, the practices have seen extensive growth and numerous changes.

‘We are extremely grateful to all those patients and professional colleagues who have supported us.’

‘Business as usual’

Alliance Dental Care, which purchased the Houston Dental Group, runs a small, high-quality group of practices from Hertfordshire.

It also has practices in Devon and Dorset, with this acquisition offering an opportunity to expand in the south west.

‘We are delighted and proud to be the new owners of the Houston Group,’ Dr Anshul Pangotra, founder and CEO or Alliance, said.

‘The ethos of the business and its patient-led focus was highly attractive to us and complements our existing practices perfectly.

‘The excellent clinical and support teams will continue to offer the very highest standards of dental care to both NHS and private patients.

‘It will very much be “business as usual” with no interruption to the patient experience.

‘Our interaction with the staff and dentists has been very positive and there is excitement in the air for the future.

‘It is the staff and dentists who made the group what it is now and who will be key to further growth in patient care.’


Drs Ceri and David Houston have decided to sell the group to plan for their retirement.

An influential dentist throughout his career, David Houston was named 41st in 2019’s Dentistry Top 50.

‘It was a pleasure brokering the sale of this prestigious dental business,’ Oliver Snowden, director at Christie & Co, said.

‘One of the UK’s largest and most respected independent groups.

‘Its acquisition by Alliance Dental Care demonstrates the group’s real focus on quality and the location of the business is also highly complementary to its existing portfolio.’

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