Local dentists take over town dental practice

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A Doncaster dental practice is expanding its service and creating new jobs following a change of ownership.

Edlington Dental Practice, located on the outskirts of Doncaster, has been partly acquired by local dentists Mo Sheikh and Andrew Harrison following the retirement of former dentist and co-owner Ian Kellam.

The pair, who formed Edlington Care Ltd to invest in the practice, now own two thirds of the business with a third partner owning the remaining 33 per cent. Since Mo and Andrew took over, the practice has invested in new software to improve the management of appointments and is working with local schools and midwives to introduce preventative education.

They have also added a new surgery and plan to appoint two new full-time dentists by September.

Mo said: “When Andrew and I heard about Edlington we immediately felt it was an opportunity we wanted to explore. The practice is located in a high needs area and we believed that with our experience we could make a difference to the oral health of the local community.

“Since we got involved, we have modernised the way the practice is run and created a new focus on preventative dentistry.

“Yorkshire Bank has been very supportive of our plans to develop the business. The main reason we chose Yorkshire Bank as our funding partner was because they demonstrated a real understanding of the industry and what we want to achieve.”