All smiles as Stoke-on-Trent dentist expands
Abbey House Dental Practice has secured a £1.6m investment from Barclays to support the opening of a brand-new private practice in Stoke-on-Trent.
Currently operating as an NHS practice in Stone, Stafford, the practice is led by husband-and-wife team, Amit and Mumta Jilka, both dentists. Opening in 2012, the practice has grown rapidly and now has more than 20,000 patients, employing 50 staff, in addition to the 27 qualified dentists.
Barclays funded the original Stone acquisition in 2015 and since then have funded two additional premises and two more adjoining units as the business has expanded to cope with demand.
To continue to support their growing business and to cope with the increasing demand for private work, especially in the growth in Invisalign and Dental Implant treatments, Abbey House Dental will open a “luxurious” private practice in Stoke-on-Trent at Festival Park.
Dr Amit Jilka, co-owner and dental implantologist at Abbey House Dental said “We are hugely excited about the new practice in Stoke-on-Trent, which will allow us to meet the increasing demand for private work in a new geographical location, especially in the growth of Invisalign and Dental implant treatments.
“Barclays have been extremely supportive ever since we were introduced back in 2015. They consistently helping to shape and support our business growth plans which has seen our patient base and turnover more than triple.
“We are committed to providing the highest standards of clinical care and patient experience each and every day within the practice.”
Steve Sargeant, Barclays Relationship Director said, “Barclays is committed to using our industry expertise and specialists to support strong viable businesses, which are vital to a prosperous economy. By really understanding the business Barclays has been able to provide finance to support this successful business on its growth journey.”
Steve continued, “This is a growing business providing highly skilled jobs within the dentistry and dentistry support functions and I’m sure under the guidance of the current management team will continue to prosper.”