New owners for dental practice
PUBLISHED: 07:59 12 June 2019
A dental practice which has been running in Weston for 29 years is under new management.
Houston Group began as a single site and opened its first practice in Weston in 1990.
It has since grown to be one of the largest providers of dentistry in the UK.
Doctors David and Ceri Houston are retiring from running the company across North Somerset, with practices also in Clevedon, Nailsea and Ham Green.
All staff members will remain with the group and the incoming owners have reassured them it will be 'business as usual'.
The purchaser, Alliance Dental Care, owned by Dr Anshul Pangotra and Punita Taneja, operate a small group of practices in Hertfordshire, North Devon and Dorset.
Dr Pangotra told the Mercury: "We are delighted and proud to be the new owners of the Houston Group.
"The ethos of the business and its patient-led focus was highly attractive to us and complements our existing practices perfectly.
"The excellent clinical and support teams will continue to offer the very highest standards of dental care to both NHS and private patients and it will very much be business as usual, with no interruption to the patient experience.
"There is excitement in the air for the future and we will continue to deliver the same high levels of quality across the area."
Houston provides NHS and private patients with a range of dental treatments.
Outgoing owner Dr Houston praised his staff's efforts over the years.
He said: "We would like to publicly thank everyone with whom we have had contact with during our time in North Somerset for their support and services on our behalf.
"We are extremely grateful to all those patients and professional colleagues who have supported the expansion and development of our group of practices.
"During our almost three-decade long journey, the practices have seen extensive growth and numerous changes.
"We are indebted to everyone who has generously supported us by their attendance, loyalty, hard work and personal recommendation.
"Consequently, we feel confident we are leaving our patients and staff in good hands and wish all parties well for the future.