Real Good Dental is the fastest-growing network of local dental practices in the UK. We’re changing the face of high-street dentistry through unparalleled support, investment and a commitment to delivering world-class patient care.
The Real Good way is to empower and support practices to be the best version of themselves, enabling nothing short of clinical excellence for the best patient experience and treatment outcome.
As the corporate that cares, we promise only positive change, delivered with a light touch, always personalised to suit you, your team and your patients.
From humble beginnings, we have grown into one of Scotland’s largest dental groups, with plans to expand throughout the UK and Europe. We started with one dental practice in Fife in 2012. We are now a team of 250 dental associates, 500 nursing staff and support staff.
We have nearly 100 dental practices and facial aesthetics clinics operating under the Real Good Dental banner. From our head office in Edinburgh, we provide centralised support to our practice staff and their patients.
Our light-touch approach to acquisitions ensures that every practice retains its original charm and that patients enjoy a continuous standard of care.
Real Good Dental started from just one dental practice in Fife in 2012. Our CEO, Dr Hans, worked out of our first practice in Kelty.
Real Good Dental Group grew to an impressive 10 practices. This was a huge milestone and incredible progress in just 2 years. Exciting times lay ahead for Real Good Dental.
2 years later and another 10 practices were added with over 50 dentists in total working for the group. The exponential growth continued. A small head office opened in Kirkcaldy to support practice staff.
RGD combined forces with Westerwood Health, Scotland’s leading aesthetic clinic. Dr Usman and Riz Goheer are expert doctors in this field. The world-class flagship practice on Mitchell Street is well known throughout the country with best-in-class treatments and an active social media presence.
The group continued to grow but the pandemic caused RGD to shift its focus on supporting NHS dentistry throughout Scotland. With over 100 dentists actively supporting their local communities, we offered emergency dental wherever possible.
RGD grew to become one of Scotland’s largest dental groups when TriSpan LLP made their strategic investment in the group. At this point in time, Real Good Dental serviced over 350,000 patients across 46 mixed income practices located around the Central Belt of Scotland. This investment offered Real Good Dental the opportunity to learn from industry experts and continue to expand further across the UK and Europe.
Real Good Dental acquires Enamel in a landmark deal and their first in England. Since it was established in 2017, the Enamel Dental Group (‘Enamel’) has grown rapidly through a focused acquisition strategy.
Now, it comprises a total of 68 surgeries within 18 trading practices across the UK.
Real Good Dental becomes pan-European! With the acquisition of Castle Orthodontics, Real Good Dental makes its first appearance in Ireland and also Europe. An exciting landmark for the company.
Jags our CEO and founder is a dentist by trade, graduating from Birmingham University in 2011. Jags is pleased to see that the company has not waivered from its core principals of providing a the best environment for dentists and staff to grow alike.
Jags is die hard Man United fan
Chief financial officer
Steven leads the finance function and works with the business to maximise financial performance, maintain financial control and report on performance.
Steven likes golf, football & travelling
For his stag do, he was a very convincing Milky Bar Kid, that handed out milky bars around every pub he went to.
Steven likes bands such as The Beatles. His kids would call it “Old man music”.
Sophie has worked for Real Good Dental since 2013 and loves the variety her role brings.
Sophie loves a spa day!
Her cat only has three legs
Sophie will always pick some cheesy pop tunes!
John has 10 years experience in paid and retention marketing in Crypto, FinTech and EdTech. He’s now keeping the Marketing team running smoothly at Real Good Dental
John loves sports, travelling and chess.
He was an extra in the movie Shakespeare in Love
Tom has worked in dentistry for just over 10 years for a number of different companies, with varied roles in sales and marketing.
A big football (Liverpool) and rugby league fan (Warrington Wolves). He also enjoys cooking in his spare time and spends most of his holiday snowboarding!
One of his relations was nominated for Best supporting actor at the Oscars.
He enjoys a lot of different music genres, but mostly listens to indie/Rock music and RnB
Nicola oversees the provision of the Human Resources services including recruiting, policy development, training & development, employee relation matters, reward, recognition and engagement.
She’s currently trying her hand at powerlifting.
She once used to have a pet tarantula!
She’s an 80’s gal!
Dr Usman Goheer
Dr Usman graduated from Glasgow University in 2006 and completed his GP training in 2012 in Newcastle. He has been carrying out Botox treatments for over 11 years and is one of the very few people to be trained on the use of Botox in the NHS.
Dr Riz Goheer
Riz graduated as a Doctor from Aberdeen university in 2008. He worked throughout the Glasgow and Lanarkshire hospitals with a keen interest in facial aesthetics.
Riz loves watching films, playing football and winding people up!
He has his nose & ear pierced.
Drum and bass. Prodigy is one of Rizs favourites!
Head of Shared Services & Compliance
David is the Head of the financial shared services team responsible for all transactional processing. The team ensures all transactions recorded by the company are accurate and on a timely basis.
He has a keen interest in all sports and personal finance.
As a child, he refused to eat any type of fish or seafood. Years later as an adult, he realised he quite liked it, and wasn’t sure what all the fuss was about!).
He likes listening to general music, but enjoys the 90’s for the reminiscence of his youth
Financial Planning and Analysis Manager
Tom is involved in budgeting, forecasting and analysing commercial performance.
He loves to cook in his spare time.
He says before RGD he had a successful career as a ventriloquist on Real Good Radio…
Disney songs of course!
Personal Assistant & Administrative Assistant
Melissa keeps the head office in order, making sure everything runs smoothly. She also assists with any administrative tasks.
She likes to go to the gym, take her dogs for a walk and travelling.
She has the same birthday as Usain bolt. He’s the fastest man of all time and she believes she’s the slowest moving thing on the planet.
Dance, pop, RNB… basically anything that gives off good vibes.
Social Media Manager
Graduated from university in 2021 with a master’s in digital marketing. I have since been working at Real Good Dental for a year. Don’t ask what my screen time is like.
I love anything outdoors! My favourite things to do at the moment are rock climbing, cold water swimming and camping. Oh and eating, I’m a big foodie.
I went viral brushing my teeth.
I listen to all sorts, but Indie folk music is definitely my top genre.
Craig designs beautiful websites, so, he says, “lovely people like yourselves can enjoy surfing the web”
Golf, Badminton, Climbing, Hiking, Walking, Music, Playing the Guitar, Snowboarding, Wakeboarding, Photography.
He’s teaching the CEO how to become a professional golfer!
70s Classic Rock
Customer Care Advisor
Bernardo has recently joined us at RGD, but he’s been helping Customers for over 8 years. While his experience comes from the Hospitality sector, he’s also enjoyed the customer service challenge throughout his career!
Going to restaurants, learning new languages (currently Japanese) and playing video games.
He used to play Volleyball in his teenage years and was Regional Champion 4 out of the 6 years he competed!
Rock and Metal genres, especially those bands that incorporate traditional instruments onto their music.