SINGAPORE – 6 November 2023 – Private equity-backed Oracare Group (“Oracare” or the “Group”), the Singapore-headquartered dental group, is now Southeast Asia’s (“SEA“) largest dental services group by geographical presence after joining forces with premier dental chain, Uy Dental Clinic Group (“UDC”), in the Philippines. Oracare now leads the regional market with a footprint in four SEA countries comprising Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.
UDC is a multi-specialty oral care services and dental diagnostics group which operates the largest dental network in Metro Manila of 17 dental clinics served by a team of 54 experienced dental professionals. The alliance underscores Oracare’s approach of supporting dental entrepreneurs to scale and professionalise their business, providing robust foundations to enable future growth and profitability improvement, whilst enhancing patient care and treatment outcome.
With UDC in its network, Oracare’s reach in SEA has increased to 62 dental clinics with approximately 652 staff and clinicians, from 45 dental clinics and 533 employees previously.
Through this partnership, Oracare has gained immediate access into the significant growth opportunities that the under-served Philippine dental market offers, where the dentist: patient ratio remains relatively low at 1:4,000 compared to developed economies like Singapore and the United States with ratios of 1:2,200 and 1:1,700 respectively.