Genesis Dental Care

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Genesis Dental Care is the trading name of East Midlands Community Dental Association, and is a Futurebuilders investee.

Genesis opened three new not-for-profit dental practices in Grantham, Derby and Lincoln in late 2006 after competing for contracts from primary care trusts. After the new DH dental contracts came into effect in April 2006, many practices stopped providing NHS care and treatment. PCTs had to tender new contracts based on local need, and Genesis was able to provide the same high-quality NHS care, but with additional significant and distinctive advantages over traditional NHS dentists.

As a social enterprise, Genesis ploughs all profits back into the organisation, dentists are on a competitive fixed salary and patients are invited to become members of the organisation to ensure it responds to their needs and is patient-led.

Source: written evidence to the UK House Commons Public Administration Select Committee hearing on Third Sector Commissioning, November 2007. Evidence from Futurebuilders, page 25