• By 1300SMILES Densits
  • December 2, 2021

This week it was announced that 1300SMILES Dentists, founded and led by Dr Daryl Holmes, is joining Abano Group as a new brand beside Maven and Lumino.

1300SMILES Dentists has grown from a single practice in 1992 to a 34 strong practice network to become one of the best known and respected dental support organisations in Australia, with a successful ASX listing for the last 16 years.

Dr Daryl Holmes has pioneered and perfected a range of innovative marketing techniques which led market leading dentist utilisation rates. His extensive and practical knowledge of dentistry means that he intimately understands the needs of the dentists and practices that the 1300SMILES Dentists team supports. His vision for at scale affordable dental care came to life over the years with the growth of the 1300SMILES Dentists brand. Dr Daryl Holmes will hand over the day-to-day operational reins and will support the Abano Group Senior Leadership team and their CEO Sinead Ryan, focusing on supplier relationships, dental innovations and the continued expansion of the network. Of course, he will continue his dentistry in Townsville as he has done for the last 30 years.

Joining the Abano Group will allow 1300SMILES Dentists to scale further as it cements its place in Australian dental history as a household brand.

The Abano Group is the largest dental provider in Australia and New Zealand. They are focused on providing high quality services across 200+ practices, supporting their 1000+ clinicians in the delivery of world class oral care, in a local setting for each patient and each practice team. The Group are owned by BGH Capital and Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board, who are passionate about the dental industry and see opportunities to further enhance the support provided to Dentists across the Tasman, so that they may on the art of dentistry and patient care.