Bupa Dental Corporation (BDC) is the largest dental network in Australia and New Zealand. Through our unique business approach, we partner with leading general and specialist dental practices.

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Our partnership model

Providing a comprehensive range of support services and growth assistance, our partnership model empowers dentists to focus on dentistry and patients. Our model allows dentists continue to lead and oversee the day-to-day operations of their clinics, while our corporate teams provide a range of back-office support.
Our model:

  • facilitates and expands high-quality dental services, helping communities access excellent dental care
  • partners with a strategic mix of dental clinics. These clinics are operated by principal dentists who are highly experienced leaders in their field. Clinics are run with a good depth of management and experienced support staff, generating a consistent and growing patient flow.
  • streamlines back office operations, enabling dentists to focus on dentistry rather than paperwork. BDC principals retain their clinical autonomy while gaining valuable best practice support in financial reporting, management, information services, human resources, accounts payable, marketing and more.
  • supports our clinics to expand and grow, providing a dedicated, highly skilled operations team as consultative support in all areas.
  • collaborates with like-minded dentists who share knowledge and experience within our group. This improves practitioners’ ability to learn from each other and expand their expertise in dentistry.
  • provides ongoing professional development, investing in the delivery of industry-leading clinical training and practice management to our clinic staff.

Our objectives

We have three major objectives that drive our purpose as a business:

  • to partner with leading dental practitioners
  • to enable healthier, happier, longer lives by providing high-quality dental services to our communities
  • to provide a safe, positive and productive work environment for all of our people.

Our values

Our objective of longer, healthier, happier lives is at the heart of everything we do. Our values bring this to life in our behaviour and will help us make a difference in health and care for our partners, practices and patients.
passionate
Passionate

Full of energy and inspiration; love what we do and why we do it; love our customers

caring
Caring

Big hearted and compassionate; treat people with respect and kindness; everyone and everything matters

open
Open

Share freely; really listen and understand; embrace diversity; seek new ideas and other points of view

authentic
Authentic

True to yourself; genuine and honest; say what we mean, mean what we say

accountable
Accountable

Always responsible; take ownership; make it happen

courageous
Courageous

Be brave; dare to try; speak up

extraordinary
Extraordinary

Go above and beyond; be the best we can dream to be; deliver outstanding results, big and small

Our history

Founded in 2007, BDC acquires and collaborates with quality dental clinics, helmed by experienced practitioners. Since its foundation, we have continually expanded and developed an array of support services.

We are Australia and New Zealand’s largest dental group, comprised of more than 2200 clinics and over 800 dentists. In 2010, BDC was partially acquired by international healthcare group, Fortis Global Healthcare Pty Ltd. Fortis made further investments in May 2011, taking a controlling stake in the business by acquiring shares from existing shareholders, including dentists.

In May 2013, Dental Corporation became part of Bupa. This partnership gives us further strength and opportunity to expand our scope and provide dentistry to a larger number of patients. Together we can help people live longer, healthier, happier lives.

Bupa is an international health and care partner to more than 13 million people across 190 countries. Bupa operates almost 800 dental clinics across the UK, Spain, Chile, Hong Kong and Poland.

With no shareholders, Bupa reinvests its profits back into the business to deliver better products and services for its customers. For more information, visit www.bupa.com.

Awards and recognition

We’re proud to be recognised in the following areas:

Australian Business Awards 2011

awards 2011

WINNER – Innovation WINNER – Enterprise

Enterprise recognises organizations that have achieved outstanding commercial success whilst undertaking bold new ventures. Innovation recognises organizations that have made significant contributions to their industry through the introduction of a new idea, method, technology, process or application resulting in social, environmental and/or economic benefits

BRW ANZ 2009 Private Business Award

awards 2009

FINALIST – Fastest Growing Private Business of the Year (turnover > $100m)

Selected from hundreds of entries, the inaugural BRW ANZ Private Business Awards highlights the spirit of entrepreneurship and acknowledges the outstanding achievements of Australian Private Businesses. Nominees were judged by a panel of industry and academic experts.

BRW ANZ 2010 Private Business Award

awards 2010

WINNER – Fastest Growing Private Business of the Year (turnover > $100m)

Selected from hundreds of entries, the inaugural BRW ANZ Private Business Awards highlights the spirit of entrepreneurship and acknowledges the outstanding achievements of Australian Private Businesses. Nominees were judged by a panel of industry and academic experts.