South West Dentistry Show

South West

The South West’s leading dental event returns for 2024. It’s larger than ever before with more speakers, more CPD & more reasons than ever to attend. Best of all, it’s still completely free.

Nigel Crossman will be attending the South West Dentistry Show and well be available to chat through your projects and plans and outline the finance available on the day.

Please contact Nigel at [email protected] to arrange a time to meet the Samera Finance team for all your finance needs.

Locations and dates are as follows:

Bristol | 29 June

Life beyond the UDA

Samera is a sponsor for this event

Life beyond the Unit of Dental Activity (UDA) aims to empower practitioners in England to take control of their dental careers, and the professional development and business model that is most suited to them. Applying a key focus to the business side of dentistry, it will be equally relevant to Associates at all career stages, and to Practice Owners.

This event acknowledges the recent growth in the private dental market and it’ll help those practitioners who may be interested in transitioning towards private practice navigate the process. We will update on latest developments in relation to contract reform as we seek to ensure the profession is as fully informed as possible.

What to expect

The day is designed to inform, to challenge and to provide access to the sector’s best advice; there’ll be expertise to help delegates to take stock, and more importantly to start to make informed, purposeful decisions about how to move dental careers and dental businesses forward.

Learning objectives

  • Be able to make informed, purposeful decisions about how you can move your career and dental businesses forward
  • Understand what is involved in transitioning towards private practice and how to navigate the process
  • Discuss the economic outlook for England 
  • Consider patient attitudes towards Private dentistry
  • Understand the role communication plays in engaging and motivating others to support you through changes you make.

Setting Up in Practice Bootcamp

CPD available

Thinking about setting up or buying a dental practice? This is your chance to learn from the experts

Bootcamp is back – and it is LIVE!

Setting up in Practice Bootcamp is our most popular training course, where attendees get the unique chance to learn from leading experts in the UK dental industry.

At this exclusive LIVE event, you will have the chance to hear from professionals, with decades of experience in dental practice start-ups, raising finance, business development and profit growth – essential in today’s changing dental world!

If you are thinking about starting or buying a dental practice, this course was designed for you.

We have helped hundreds of the UK’s dentists start or buy their first dental practice and many of them start their journey with us at Bootcamp. For the last 20 years we have been building dental practices ourselves, as well as advising and supporting other dentists to build their own practices.

Our years of hands-on experience means we know exactly what it takes to build or find a great practice. We’ve perfected the process of starting a profitable, private practice in the UK and we’re going to teach you the formula for success.

No one can match our unique experience in the UK Dental Market and now we’re going to teach you how to do it too.


At Bootcamp, we will cover:

  • The current UK dental market and our predictions for changes post-COVID-19.
  • The EBITDA multiple explained and why it matters
  • Choosing the right location for a successful practice.
  • Planning your business’s vision and putting it into practice.
  • Understanding the importance of demographics when building a practice.
  • Financing the acquisition or set up of your dental practice.
  • Building a motivated team.
  • Branding, marketing and designing a dental practice.
  • Essential expert advice and professional support you will need.

Make your dream practice a reality

If you’re thinking about buying or starting a dental practice in the next few years, this course will show you exactly how to make that happen.

Key course content

Core aspects of success in practice

  • How to create your dream practice
  • Building a compelling vision and future
  • Buying vs setting up a practice
  • Business planning
  • Cash flow and financial forecasting
  • Raising finance
  • Essential marketing for your practice

Essential to success in practice

  • Surgery design / Equipment selection
  • Ensuring legal compliance
  • Ensuring CQC compliance
  • Leadership, recruitment and building a motivated team
  • Key mistakes to avoid
  • Websites and online marketing

Testimonials from past bootcamps

“I went on the Samera Bootcamp for setting up dental practices in November 2017. Whether planning to set up a squat practice or buy an existing practice I would encourage everyone to attend the two day event. At this event the experienced Samera team share their wealth of knowledge across all fields of dental ownership. It gave me the knowledge and the confidence of moving forward and acquiring my own practice.

From the bootcamp I signed up to use Nigel Crossman head of commercial finance services. Nigel went above and beyond my expectations; helping me finance the purchase, coming with me to inspect the practice, helping me with readings accounts etc and always picking up the phone when I had questions for him.

I would happily recommend Samera to any prospective buyer, and have already done so.”

“I recently attended Samera Business Advisors online training program to help with the setting up of my dental practice. The speakers and content were exceptional. It is very clear that they have considerable experience and knowledge in this field and I would highly recommend anyone who is interested in or has already started setting up a dental practice to have a look at their online resources or attend one of their courses.”

“Just wanted to say thank you for a brilliant weekend. Your course is so refreshing and has really ignited the spark in setting up from scratch. Thank you both for delivering such an inspirational weekend, there aren’t many courses around that are so positive!”

“A huge thanks to you both for an outstanding event. I really appreciate how much genuine warmth, enthusiasm and energy you both gave to us all. It’s clear how much effort you’ve put into planning the course programme. I’d definitely recommend Bootcamp to fellow Dentists thinking of setting up. I wish you both all the best”

“Your energy is so inspiring and I’m sure a few fine dental clinics will spring from your boot camp. Thank you for the positive encouragement, I agree, I’m now armed with the building blocks and at the right moment I’ll be ready to create!”

“It was all really valuable information; relevant and brilliantly thought out. What made the event especially effective and enjoyable was the positive energy of Smita and Arun.”

“Thank you for the knowledge and information you shared in the past 2 days. It is worth a lot more than I invested in the course. More ever, it was lovely to meet you”

“Excellent course provided, very informative and provided a lot of depth in a number of key areas that I knew very little about. Fantastic value for money, highly recommend!”

“Listening and learning from your real life experiences. You two had a very tough battle and you are clearly the winners! Arun and Smita are FANTASTIC!! ”

“I would recommend this course to anyone who is considering buying or setting up a practice but needs a helping hand to find their next step forward.”

“Thank you Smita and Arun. I really enjoyed meeting the team over the weekend. Your approach was informal, informative and inspiring. I would recommend this course to anyone who is considering buying or setting up a practice but needs a helping hand to find their next step forward.”

“I recently attended Samera’s ‘setting up in practice bootcamp’ in Weybridge and I must say it’s the best course I’ve been on all year by far! The Samera team have a wealth of knowledge and experience and were all very approachable. Arun and Smita were particularly inspiring and full of enthusiasm. This is a MUST DO for anyone thinking about setting up or acquiring a dental practice.”

Event speakers

Arum Mehra

Arun Mehra FCA

With almost twenty years of commercial experience and knowledge in Dentistry, Arun’s expertise is valued by hundreds of Dentists across the world. 

His energy and passion for helping clients is infectious and leading his team to do their best is at the top of his list of business priorities. Arun has a vast network of experienced contacts he can draw on to help clients when needed.

Read an interview with Arun Mehra

Smita Mehra

Dr Smita Mehra

Smita is the Principal Dentist for the Neem Tree Dental practices and the Clinical Director at Samera.

Her first-hand knowledge and experience of what it takes to build and manage successful private dental practice is matched only by her drive and desire to teach other dentists how do it it too.

Nigel Crossman

Nigel Crossman

Nigel Crossman joined the Samera Group in May 2016 from the Royal Bank of Scotland, where he was the Head of Healthcare for the London and South East region. He has extensive banking experience having spent thirty-eight years working for two major high street banks during which time he built up a huge network of contacts. These contacts now span the financial network providing access to all of these financial institutions for Samera clients having been placed on their broker panels.

His vast knowledge and experience make him an expert in raising finances for the UK’s medical health professionals.

Dan Fearon

Dan Fearon

Dan joined the Samera Group in May 2019 from the Royal Bank of Scotland where he was a Senior Relationship Manager for the London and Essex Region.

He has extensive banking experience, having spent over twenty years working for RBS, in his last 10 years he worked exclusively in the healthcare department dealing with Doctors, Dentists and Pharmacists so he has a huge amount of knowledge within the healthcare sector.

Chris O'Shea

Chris O’Shea

Chris joined Samera in 2019 from the British Society of Gastroenterology as our Social Media Manager and is now our Head of Digital Marketing.

With his wealth of knowledge in SEO, PPC, user experience and lead generation, he is an expert at helping private dental practices increase their brand awareness and grow their patient list.


We also have video conferencing facilities so if you don’t want to attend, you can attend the live event via the video conference facilities.

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UK Map

Nigel and Dan will be available in the evening to discuss your future financial needs for purchase/set up/refinance and asset finance if you would like to meet up for a chat and go through the finance options available we will be in the following places on these dates. Come along for a chat and get the full picture on how to finance your plans.

Locations and dates are as follows:

Leicester | 1 May
Stockport | 5 June
Silverstone | 19 June
Sheffield | 18 September
Leeds | 25  September
South London | 2 October
Manchester | 3 October
Teesside | 9 October
Newcastle | 16 October