Social enterprise could get its teeth into NHS dentistry, says lawyer

Social enterprise could save the future of NHS dentistry, according to a charity lawyer.

Stephen Marshall, principal of the Charity, Community and Social Enterprise department at Derby law firm Robinsons Solicitors, has been advising a not-for-profit dental company that hopes to open five practices this year.

Genesis Dental Care runs a practice in Lincolnshire and plans to open four more. It reinvests its profits into equipment and community projects via Genesis Social Enterprise, a project based in Alfreton, Derbyshire. Marshall said it could provide a model to care for patients who are without access to NHS dentists.

“Genesis dental practice was set up to address the inequalities in dental care in this country and the fact that it is continuing to expand underlines the need for its services,” Marshall said. “It is a clear sign that social enterprise is set to acquire increasing importance within NHS dentistry.”

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