Colosseum Dental helps Kevin Sinfield towards his goal

Colosseum Dental UK is delighted to be supporting Kevin Sinfield as he goes the extra mile to raise money for those impacted by motor neurone disease (MND). Aiming to run 101 miles in just 24 hours, Kevin hopes to raise £100,000, which will be split between an appeal by Leeds Charity Hospital to build the Rob Burrow Centre for MND and the MND Association – an organisation that funds multi-disciplinary care delivered at centres across the country, as well as performing research into potential treatments for the disease.

As well as giving Kevin access to facilities at Firs Dental, which raised £65, Colosseum Dental UK is donating £250 to MND to help towards his goal too.

If you’d like to show your support for Kevin, you can donate to his fundraiser here: https://donate.giveasyoulive.com/fundraising/kevin-sinfields-the-extra-mile-challenge

For more information, please visit www.colosseumdental.co.uk 

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Colosseum Dental continues to grow across Europe

As the fastest-growing pan-European dental provider, Colosseum Dental is delighted to have recently welcomed dental practices in two countries – Belgium and the Netherlands. This comes with the acquisition of Curaeos, which had also seen our presence increase in Denmark, Italy and Germany.

Curaeos is a well-established dental organisation that aligns with Colosseum Dental’s ethos for excellent patient care and professional development. In adding 186 clinics to the Colosseum Dental portfolio, as well as 54 dental labs, we are thrilled to now offer high-quality dental services in 11 countries across Europe.

As Colosseum Dental continues to grow in the UK as well, various opportunities are provided for dental team members to benefit from a great place to work and to deliver patient care they can be proud of. Ultimately, we care more, and we aim to show this in everything that we do. Find out more today.

For more details on Colosseum Dental UK, please visit https://www.colosseumdental.co.uk/careers

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Colosseum Dental continues to grow across Europe

As the fastest-growing pan-European dental provider, Colosseum Dental is delighted to have recently welcomed dental practices in two countries – Belgium and the Netherlands. This comes with the acquisition of Curaeos, which had also seen our presence increase in Denmark, Italy and Germany.

Curaeos is a well-established dental organisation that aligns with Colosseum Dental’s ethos for excellent patient care and professional development. In adding 186 clinics to the Colosseum Dental portfolio, as well as 54 dental labs, we are thrilled to now offer high-quality dental services in 11 countries across Europe.

As we continue to grow in the UK as well, we provide various opportunities for dental team members to benefit from a great place to work and to deliver patient care they can be proud of. Ultimately, we care more, and we aim to show this in everything that we do. Find out more today.

For more details on Colosseum Dental UK, please visit https://www.colosseumdental.co.uk/careers

Colosseum Dental UK sponsors charity hike

Colosseum Dental UK is delighted to be sponsoring Dr George Savva as he takes on the Northumberland Coast Mighty Hike – a marathon distance – this July to help raise vital funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

George recently sold his practice to Colosseum Dental UK and in joining the family, he gained the support of the organisation as he approaches this huge challenge in the name of charity.

If you would be happy to show your support, please visit George’s JustGiving page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Sav2020 – every penny counts.

For more information about Colosseum Dental UK, please visit www.colosseumdental.co.uk

The UK welcomes its first pan-European dental provider, Colosseum Dental

One year after taking ownership of the UK’s third largest dental group, Zurich-based Colosseum Dental Group unveils a £5 million comprehensive modernisation programme focused on clinical excellence and best practice

“We’re really excited to be part of a pan-European group which is in the vanguard of best practice. We’re looking forward to sharing knowledge and outcomes, enabling us to push dental boundaries and enrich the dental experience for our patients.” – Ravi Rattan, Clinical Director, Colosseum Dental UK Ltd

Southern Dental, one of the nation’s largest chains of dentists, is now known as Colosseum Dental UK Ltd. The name change coincides with the first anniversary of Zurich-based Colosseum Dental’s acquisition of Southern Dental, which made it not only Europe’s fastest growing dental group, but also the only one with a network spanning the continent.

With a patient base in excess of 500,000, the majority of Colosseum’s 80 practices in the UK will undergo an extensive refurbishment programme, introducing a new look and feel to waiting rooms with upgraded treatment areas and clinical facilities as part of a £5 million investment in the company.

Peter Keegans, CEO, explained: “Our new owners have a long-term, 20-year vision which is enabling us to invest in upgrading our clinics to be state-of-the-art practices offering the highest standards.”

Local practices serving their community

Keegans continued: “We want to break with convention from other dental chains. Each of our 80 practices will be known by the local name patients have always referred to it. If, for example, ‘Hollybush Dental’ is how a practice has always been known colloquially, we’ve no intention of simply re-badging it as ‘Colosseum Dental’. In this way, each practice will retain its connection as an integral part of its community.

“Our name change marks a new era: a renewed energy and focus, an opportunity for cultural change and to align ourselves with the values of our European colleagues. Armed with a long-term vision, we can now invest in our practices and staff with confidence, knowing our patients will be the ultimate beneficiaries. Everyone wins.”

European scope for professional development and patient care

Being part of a European group means dentists have the chance to provide best practice based on the ability to observe long-term clinical outcomes in a huge, European-wide patient base. Treatment protocols, guidelines and KPIs are currently being developed across the group to provide highly informed patient care, and present the best possible treatment options to patients.

Ravi Rattan, Clinical Director at Colosseum Dental UK, who joined in 2016, is excited to be part of these changes: “At Colosseum Dental, we’re committed to raising clinical standards and offering more advanced treatment options and procedures to our patients. Our new specialist referral centres in Kettering and Kingston offer private as well as NHS treatments such as orthodontics, implants and facial aesthetics. Patients there will benefit from 3D CBCT scanners to enable better, safer treatment planning. Having new investment means we can continue to set up such centres: Our European colleagues are highly experienced in managing large referral centres, and we are learning from their success.”

The group’s aim is for no differences to exist between treatments available at, say, a practice in Switzlerand, and those available at one in Southern England. Lars Armbäck is Chief Dentist at Colosseum Dental Group. Armed with 30 years’ general practice and a special interest in prosthetics, implants, quality and treatment strategy, his focus is on best practice, dentist development and quality assurance. He’s excited by the addition of the 80 English clinics, noting, “Patients everywhere should be able to benefit from digital technologies that enable them to make informed choices about their care. Hence, as a group, we recently chose to invest in intraoral scanners for all patients, and our size means we can negotiate to help keep diagnostic and treatment prices affordable.”

Committed to professional development

Career choices at various levels are being made more flexible, in line with changing lifestyle requirements such as increased female and part time dentists in post. Samaneh Nezamivand-Chegini, a dentist who practises in Central London, having joined in 2012, now sits on the Clinical Board. She says, “It’s great to see my suggestions have been noted, despite my being relatively newly qualified. Peter [Keegans] and his team have listened and acted, which is in turn inspiring my clinical colleagues. On a personal level, I’m being supported to further my career and income via training in implantology.”