Dental surgery all smiles with seven-figure bank deal

James Taylor, Matthew Joy and Mike Goldstone

Dental surgery and laboratory The Dentist has opened in Leeds with the support of a seven-figure funding package.

The 2,500 sq. ft. purpose built site in Moortown includes a private dental practice with three treatment rooms, as well as a dedicated in-house laboratory, VIVID Dental Lab, with crown and veneer milling capabilities.

In addition to the practice, The Dentist houses a design mill and specialist fabrication facilities. This mean patients can be scanned and fitted with bespoke 3D printed crowns and replacements as part of a same-day service.

The digital lab also has autonomous production capabilities, milling over 100 units per month with capacity to increase.

The Dentist will be creating over 15 new jobs across a range of different roles, from dentists and manufacturing technicians to receptionists over the coming months.

James Taylor, co-founder and director of The Dentist, said: “The concept for The Dentist has long been in the making so it’s incredibly satisfying to see this vision finally realised thanks to the assistance from HSBC UK. The core team behind this project has been involved from the early stages all the way to arranging our first bookings. We’re proud to bring the latest procedures and tech to market from our Leeds site and hope to lead the way in medical innovation for many years to come.”

Matthew Joy, business banking senior commercial manager in West & North Yorkshire at HSBC UK, added: “The Dentist is a very exciting addition to the region and we’re delighted to be able to help the business open its doors. James and the team have been committed to delivering the latest in innovative tech and high quality dentistry since logging the initial plans in 2016. The new facility is incredibly impressive and we’re confident The Dentist can put smiles on faces long into the future.”

The Dentist has been founded by Taylor and Mike Goldstone.