Leeds dental practice expands footprint and patient numbers

A Leeds-based dental practice purchased and refurbished a new premises in the city centre with the support of a £756k funding package.


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Read time: 3 mins      Added: 06/09/2021

Church View Dental Care, has boosted its treatment capacity and boosted new patient numbers by 46% year-on-year following a move to a new premises, after securing a funding package.

Church View Dental Care, owned by husband-and-wife Tony and Marina Heum, has been operating for more than 25 years. It offers a full range of routine dental treatments, as well as cosmetic services including Invisalign, teeth whitening and implants.

The finance package has given Church View Dental Care the capital they needed to purchase and refurbish a new premises in the city centre. With six treatment rooms, the additional space means the team can significantly increase the number of daily appointments on offer, as well as recruit a new dentures expert to further expand its range of services.

Church View Dental Care has also invested in state-of-the-art ventilation for the practice, speeding up the air change process required between appointments and reducing downtime. This maximises the number of appointments the practice can offer while ensuring Covid-19 safety guidelines are met.

The expansion has turbocharged growth for the practice, with turnover increasing by 16.5% in the three months since December 2020, compared with the same period last year.

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Tony Heum, co-founder of Church View Dental Care, said: “The last few months have been a critical time for our business. Not only were we grappling with a move to a new premises during lockdown, but were faced with strict fallow time guidelines to help protect patient safety during the pandemic.

“The team at Lloyds Bank was incredibly supportive, giving us the flexibility we needed to invest in core equipment, and install a ventilation system that would allow us to maintain the highest possible levels of service, ensuring our patients didn’t find themselves struggling to access timely care.

“We’re already seeing the benefits of our move, with enhanced facilities and improved accessibility allowing us to welcome more patients than ever before. And we have plenty of plans in the pipeline to recruit additional team members and continue expanding our treatment range.”

Lara Berry, relationship manager at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, said: “We have worked with Church View Dental Care for more than two decades, and in that time have seen the business go from strength to strength. The team’s commitment to outstanding customer experience has helped it to adapt to the challenges posed by Covid-19, ensuring patients can continue to access high-quality dental treatment in a purpose-built surgery.”

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