Buying or Selling a Dental Practice

In light of the recent changes to the regulatory framework affecting the healthcare sector, the need for lawyers with specialist knowledge of the dental profession has grown. The demands made of lending institutions and the move to incorporating businesses has only served to increase the need for specialist advice across the profession.

We all know that buying or selling a dental practice can be a daunting experience at the best of times and the transaction can take months from initiation to conclusion.

Provided that those with experience are engaged, the process can be simplified and if not shortened, it can at the very least be made less stressful.

Whether you are an Associate or a Principal, the legal complexities of selling or buying into and or transferring GDS/PDS contracts or setting up a squat can only add to the stress of the daily routine. 

We invite you to contact Mel Kang and his healthcare team who have broad expertise in the dental sector to meet with you and provide outline advice. There is no cost for this initial meeting and if you do instruct us, then we shall discuss and agree terms with you.

Some of the areas where Mel Kang and his team can assist you are:-

  • Acquisition and disposals of dental and orthodontic practices (NHS/Private or mixed)
  • Incorporation of practices and sub-contracting arrangements
  • Sale of a practice to a corporate body or buying from your Principal (whether as an asset or share sale)
  • Preparation of new partnership deeds
  • Drafting expense sharing agreements with incoming Principals/Associates
  • Advising on nursing, hygienists and staff employment contracts
  • Advice on GDS/PDS(+) Contracts, UDA and UOA values
  • Representations/assistance on disciplinary matters with the GDC
  • CQC registration, regulatory advice and assistance


“I used Mel during my recent practice sale. I have to say that, as a dental solicitor, he has a unique insight into the way that dental practices are structured. He was efficient, approachable and highly skilled during negotiations. He gave me a fixed fee and stuck to it throughout. At no time did I feel out of the loop and his whole team were first class. Absolutely fantastic!” Dr Matthew Perkins, former owner of Modus Advance Dental Clinic [April 2019]

“Just a quick email to thank you for the work that you did on my behalf this last year, and for helping us after the sale completed. Really appreciate you giving us the extra advice. Thanks again for the hard work.” Owner and MD Stephen Green – Stephen Green Dental Design Studio [March 2019]

"I’m very pleased to say that Mel and his team acted professionally and in a friendly manner to represent me in completing the sale of my NHS dental practice. He held our hand all the way through, kept us updated, and was sensible on fees. I’m forever in debt for his excellent work.” Dr. Jawdet Al-Damouk – former owner of Chesterfield’s Brimington Dental Practice [February 2019]

“I’m indebted to the professional services of Mel Kang and Will Squires in handling the sale of my dental practice. This was an arduous sale which involved two abortive sales, but with the sheer persistence of Will and Mel, they both gave me the encouragement and focus to get it over the line with my third buyer. At times it was very stressful, but with daily and immediate support from both, we got there in the end. I always had someone to take my call, English was not my first language, but Will and Mel were very good at explaining everything to me.” Dr P Soleymani [January 2019]

"I am glad I decided to work with Mel and together we managed to complete a very challenging deal, far far more complicated than a usual sale of a dental practice. Mel is highly professional, patient and is the best solicitor I ever come across. Once again thank you very much for everything." Dr V Ruseva, Ward & Allison Dental Practice, Derby [November 2018]