Startup DSO Continues to Ride the Dental Industry’s Wave of Change

Virginia based Light Wave Dental Management, a portfolio company of affiliated funds managed by Alpine Investor, recently affiliated with the Herbert Dental Group. With offices in Leesburg and Purcellville, Virginia, The Herbert Dental Group was founded in 1973 and delivers holistic, lifetime dental care. Drs. Amanda Brown and Walter Collazo’s operate the practices.

With the affiliation, Light Wave, a dental support organization providing management services for top-tier dental practices, expands its presence in Northern Virginia as it continues to build its presence on the East Coast. Light Wave and Peterson Partners joined forces in November of 2016 and started affiliating dental practices in Virginia. Light Wave’s approach to practice management allows its dentist partners to spend more time caring for their patients and less time on the administrative, marketing and financial aspects of running a dental practice.   It seeks to partner with doctors approaching retirement and younger doctors looking for a better path to practice ownership.

“We are excited to be partnering with Light Wave so we can continue to focus on personalized, supportive and exceptional dental care,” said Dr. Brown.  “We have been treating generations of patients and believe that high quality care and best-in-class service are critical to developing a relationship of trust and confidence.  Light Wave’s partnership with our practice will allow us to deliver better care to our patients than ever before.”

“Traditionally, dentists are challenged by the need to balance clinical and business demands in their practices,” said Dr. Collazo. “We are excited and optimistic that the model Light Wave has established with a differentiated alternative for practitioners searching to maintain clinical autonomy, while benefiting from a business partner that can share the administrative, growth and transition challenges facing our industry.”

Justin Jory, CEO

Justin Jory, CEO, oversees all aspects of the operations of Light Wave Dental. After spending a decade investing in investment firms (Mercato Partners, Leucadia, and Bank of America), Justin founded Light Wave to solve the problems surfacing in the dental industry.  Pauline Grabowski oversees the day-to-day operations of the Hampton Roads region, while Deb Stark oversees the day-to-day operations of the Northern Virginia region.

Light Wave is currently supporting practices in ten locations in Virginia including;

Smiles for Centerville – 1425-P Centerville Square, Centerville, VA 20124

Garrisonville Dental – 481 Garrisonville Road, Suite 105, Stafford, VA 22554

Hilltop Dental Studio – 10466 Georgetown Drive, Spotsylvania, VA 22553

Gardner Dentistry – 8133 Forest Hill Avenue, Suite 201, Richmond, VA 23235

Midgette Family Dentistry – 3326 Taylor Road, Chesapeake, VA 23321

Center for Restorative, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry – 3 locations in Hampton Roads area

  1. Greenbrier – 711 Greenbrier Parkway, Suite 101, Chesapeake, VA 23320
  2. Great Bridge – 825 South Battlefield Boulevard, Chesapeake, VA 23322
  3. Virginia Beach – 303 35th Street, Suite 103, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

The Herbert Dental Group – 2 locations [newly affiliated]

  1. Leesburg – 2 Cardinal Park Drive SE, Suite 201A, Leesburg, VA 20175
  2. Purcellville – 921 East Main Street, Suite C, Purcellville, VA 20132


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Source:, Light Wave Dental Management