The Dentist Magazine.

Yorkshire dental group in major expansion drive

Published: 6/27/2018 12:00:00 AM

ASR Dental, a dental group with practices across Yorkshire, is building a new private clinic in Huddersfield, and has added two Yorkshire Smiles surgeries in Leeds and Barnsley to its portfolio.

The expansion drive is expected to create more jobs and boost the group’s turnover by 25 per cent.

The firm’s new clinic on Thornhill Road in Huddersfield will serve as a specialist provider of restorative and cosmetic treatments, as well as dental implants. It’s being built to satisfy growing demand for advanced private dental care in the area. It will feature six surgery rooms and will accept referrals from its group of practices.

Meanwhile, the company has acquired NHS dental group Yorkshire Smiles, which has two practices on York Road in Leeds, and Victoria Road, Barnsley. It’s planning to hire 10 new employees across both sites. The Barnsley site will be its first clinic in South Yorkshire.

The expansion plans were supported by FTA Law, led by Thomas Coates (Corporate) and Carley Jackson (Commercial Property). Thomas Coates, managing director of FTA Law, said, “Having acted for Dr Hussain and ASR on several acquisitions over the years, I’m delighted that our team here have been able to assist them in taking this next exciting step towards further growth and success.”

Altaf Hussain, director at ASR Dental, said, “Our latest growth drive, including our first new-build surgery, is a huge milestone for the group. We’ve steadily acquired practices around Yorkshire since we began in 2004, and have ambitions to, ultimately, run practices across the North of England.

“But, it’s important to us that each of our practices are run independently to help us give a personal service and to build lasting relationships with our clients.  The team at FTA Law continues to provide us with expert legal advice in support of our continued growth plans.”

Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking supported the expansion with a multi-million-pound loan.