Interview, Philippe Salah, CEO Dental Monitoring

Philippe Salah tells HBI he likes to keep a low profile. His success with remote dental care group DentalMonitoring, which reached elusive $1bn unicorn status at the end of last year, is making that increasingly difficult. HBI chats to him to find out more about his business model, and his vision of the dental clinic of the future.

IDH sells DD Group

The owner of UK-based dental specialist IDH, Palamon Capital, is selling DD Group (formerly Dental Directory), its UK and Ireland-based dental and medical aesthetics distributer and service provider. Palamon says this concludes phase one of its investment plan to return IDH to a pure-play dental service.

Vitaldent acquisition shows shift to aesthetics

Spanish / Italian dentistry network VitalDent has incorporated its latest acquisition, 73 clinics previously owned by Smysecret. The acquisition marks a deliberate move to aesthetics targeting the 18-35 age group and adds significantly to its burgeoning business.

For-profit dentistry consolidation in Europe

This week, we look at the extent to which the for-profit dentistry market is consolidated in five major European countries – France, Germany, UK, Spain and Italy. These figures are a snapshot of the position based on revenues in 2020 taken from HBI Intelligence - and show why interest in dentistry is so high.

Interview: Simon Turton, Gensmile

At the height of Covid, NHS-focussed dental practices calmly told HBI that their revenues were covered by government payments, and their dental activity targets had been slashed or temporarily abandoned. It was a good time to have a strong NHS patient bias. HBI speaks to Simon Turton, CEO and co-founder of UK dental chain Gensmile and panellist at HBI 2022, to hear how the tide may be turning in favour of private funding.

Interview: Dagmar Dvorakova, CEO and Prof. Dr. Roland Staudinger, managing director, Aquilia Health Group

Smart reha, medical malls, how to best deploy new medtech, Fresenius Vamed veterans both, Dagmar and Roland are full of ideas on how to best build and run health care service models from acute hospitals to rehab and outpatient. Two and a half years ago they quit the mothership to set up Aquila which now employs 45 and runs projects in China, SE Asia, Austria, Germany and the Czech Rep.

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