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Local Associate snaps up established Bournemouth dental practice

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has announced the sale of Thornhill Dental Surgery in Bournemouth, Dorset.

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Established over 50 years ago, Thornhill Dental Surgery is a reputable, single-surgery practice that began as an NHS practice but converted to private in 2006. It is conveniently located in a popular residential area, close to the centre of Bournemouth on Castle Lane West.

The practice has been owned by Paul Thornhill since 1990 and was recently brought to market to allow him to pursue a well-earned retirement.

Following a confidential sales process with Jamie Williams at Christie & Co, it has been purchased by first-time buyer, Dr Rasoul Najafi Asl, who is currently working as an Associate at two nearby practices.

Paul Thornhill, former owner of Thornhill Dental Surgery, comments, “Having run the practice for 33 years, I feel the time is right to retire and take life easier. I am leaving the practice in the capable hands of Mr Rasoul Najafi Asl who, I am sure, will continue to maintain or even improve the high standards we have tried to achieve. I would like to thank Gilly, my nurse, for all her efforts and wish her and Rasoul all the best for the future. Thank you, also, to all our patients for their understanding during this transition, I am sure they will be happy with the changes Rasoul will bring to the practice.”

Dr Rasoul Najafi Asl, new owner of Thornhill Dental Surgery, comments, “Having worked as an Associate for some time, I’ve gained some valuable experience, but I’m now ready to step into practice ownership and I couldn’t be happier that my journey starts with Thornhill Dental Surgery. It sits in a great location and has strong potential for growth which makes it exciting. Going forward, I will look to continue the excellent work of the previous Principal, Paul, and to introduce implants and expand the practice.”

Jamie Williams, Associate Director – Dental at Christie & Co, comments, “Thornhill Dental Surgery was a popular opportunity in the market, resulting in seven viewings and seven offers during a confidential marketing campaign. Collaborating with Russ and Paul during the sale was a pleasure, and we extend our best wishes to them for the future.

“The dental market in the south faces an imbalance, with a surplus of buyers compared to available practices for sale.”

Thornhill Dental Surgery was sold for an undisclosed price.


For further information on this press release, contact:
Phoebe Burrows, Corporate Communications Manager
P: 07540 063 598 or E:

Contact the agent:
Jamie Williams, Associate Director – Dental
P: 0773 260 1749 or E:

Visit Christie & Co’s Business Search page to find out more about current medical listings.

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