Who We Are

The  Association of  Dental Groups  (ADG)  is the trade association for groups of dental and oral health care providers. We use a group model to serve NHS, private, and community-based patients. 


The ADG represents Dental Groups in the UK and the Republic of Ireland with more than ten practices,  working together to raise standards and deliver high-quality, consistent dental care for private and  NHS patients across the  UK.    

We aim to facilitate the provision of patient-centred, high-quality, and consistent dental care by improving Dental Groups’ working environment.  

The ADG seeks to improve quality and access to dentistry for patients by influencing the standards and shaping policy impacting Dental Groups.  

We will represent your interests with regulators and commissioners to ensure that regulation supports and responds to the changing needs of the sector and represent your views in consultation submissions and wider policy development activity.

Dentistry in the UK is changing rapidly. One of the key characteristics of these changes is the recognition that good business models and consistent best practice are vital to providing the highest standards of patient care. ADG members are at the forefront of these changes and recognise the importance of innovation, investment, and the contribution made by all dental professionals and skill sets in a business.

The ADG’s goals are to help members to:

Ensure delivery of consistent quality outcomes for patients in a sustainable, high quality manner

Support the Government’s aim to improve access to high quality dental care

Adopt and maintain best practice across all their practices

Work with the NHS to promote prevention of dental health problems

Modernise working practices and maximise the roles of all dental professionals in dentistry

Work with regulators and commissioners to ensure that regulation supports and responds to the changing needs


The ADG’s six strategic objectives:

Developing an agile, inclusive, and professional workforce across dentistry.

Fighting for fair access to quality NHS Dentistry.

Supporting the work of private dentistry.

Promoting the work of dental groups in public, private, and community operations.

Shaping public policy to improve oral health in the United Kingdom.

Building a safer and sustainable environment.