About us

Our CEO, Sam Waley-Cohen, founded Portman Dental Care in 2009 with the desire to be the best rather than the biggest privately-focused dental group. Culture and values are critical to us, with a simple ethos at our core to treat others as we would want to be treated ourselves.

Portman currently have 200 dental practices across the UK, Ireland and Benelux, including 16 orthodontic Portman Smile Clinics, caring for over 700,000 patients. Our practices offer a range of specialist, private and NHS dental care services, and are focused on continual development both in clinical skills and innovation.

We’re multi award-winning, with accolades including ‘Outstanding Business of the Year’ at the Dental Industry Awards for 4 consecutive years (2017 to 2020), as well as nationally recognised awards within many of our individual practices.

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    Our Executive Team

    Portman are a team of professionals who care about one thing only. You.

    At Portman, our senior team has a wealth of experience from the worlds of finance, commerce and health. We have been drawn together through a collective ambition to ensure excellence in dental practice. Our vision is holistic and simple: you are at the heart of everything we do.

    CEO and Founder

    Sam Waley-Cohen

      Clinical Director

      Michael Davidson

        Group Chief Financial Officer

        Darren Milne

          Chief Operating Officer

          Julie Ross

            Business Development Director

            Ben Hanning

              Interim CFO

              Mike Killick

                Chief Information Officer

                Karl de Brujn

                  Our Mergers & Acquisitions Team

                  Our success is your success

                  Complete clinical freedom, central financial and administrative assistance, and the support of a well-trained and motivated team. If you're looking to sell your dental practice, we'd be happy to hear from you.

                    Director of Mergers & Acquisitions

                    Gary Chapman

                      Our Clinical Team

                      Director of Dentistry

                      Rebecca Sadler

                        Director of Dentistry

                        Catherine Tannahill

                          Clinical Project Support

                          James Critchley

                              Regional Clinical Lead’s

                              Regional Clinical Lead, Republic of Ireland

                              Grania O’Connell

                                Regional Clinical Lead, North West

                                Clare Watson

                                  Regional Clinical Lead, Orthodontics

                                  Dr Fiona Leahy

                                    Regional Clinical Lead, Orthodontics

                                    Dr Hamza Parvez

                                      Regional Clinical Lead, Orthodontics

                                      Dr Imran Shafi

                                        Regional Clinical Lead, Midlands and North East, 

                                        Dr Stewart K Lenton

                                          Regional Clinical Lead, NHS,

                                          Asad Rahman

                                            Regional Clinical Clead, North East

                                            Dr Aidan McKenn

                                              Regional Clinical Lead, Northern Ireland and IOM

                                              Susan Nelson

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                                                  Dia 2020 Virtual Awards Oboty M25 Winner 2
                                                  Fmc 2019 Award Logo
                                                  Award Logo 2018
                                                  Dental Industry Award - Portman Dental Care
                                                  Private Dentistry Awards - Portman Dental Care
                                                  The Dentistry Awards - Portman Dental Care