Setting up in Practice Bootcamp

14 hours of CPD available

Thinking about setting up or buying a dental practice in 2021/2022? This is your chance to learn from the experts

Setting up in Practice Bootcamp is a 2-day, live event where attendees get the unique chance to learn from leading experts in the UK dental industry.

At this exclusive 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!


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.


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

Day 1

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

Day 2

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

Ticket prices – £699 / ticket

EXTENDED early bird discount until 31st October: £100 off!

Enter code: EarlyBird2

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.

Dr Smita Mehra BDS MFGDPRCS, Clinical Director

Smita is an expert in helping Dentists achieve their goals. From start up’s to selling and everything in between, Smita has considerable experience and passion to share with her fellow Dentists.

If you are serious about achieving success in Dentistry, Smita will be the rocket fuel you need to help you achieve your goals.

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.

Chris O'Shea

Chris O’Shea

Chris joined us in 2018 and heads up the digital marketing for Samera and our dental practices.

Chris is an expert in website SEO and making sure your website is the number 1 search result in Google.

Jyoti Randhawa

Jyoti Randhawa

With over 10 years of experience within UK dentistry, Jyoti has extensive knowledge in how to set up and a maintain a dental practice, from management to compliance and all things in between.

Jyoti’s enthusiasm and passion for assisting dentists run a successful dental practice has helped many achieve their goals over the years.

Part of the Start, Scale and Sell Course.

Start, Scale and Sell is our dental business masterclass, designed to teach the UK’s dentists everything they need to know to build a dental practice, grow its value and sell it for profit.

Over the course of 3 Bootcamps delivered by experts in the UK’s dental industry, you’ll learn how to be a success in dentistry.

Start, Scale and Sell is divided into 3 intensive Bootcamps:

  • Setting up in Practice
  • Dental Business Mastery
  • Selling a Dental Practice

At the end of this course, you’ll be a dental business master as well!

£699 per person
November 12, 2021 - November 13, 2021
09:00 - 16:00
Holiday Inn Bloomsbury, Coram St, London WC1N 1HT
Book by 31st Oct and save £100 using the following code:EarlyBird2