A New DSO Goes Coastal in Business-Friendly Climate Filled with Sunshine, Clear Water, and White Sands

St. Pete Beach, Pinellas County, Florida (Photo courtesy VisitFlorida.com)

In 2016, GDN reported a nationwide surge in DSO expansion, with Florida leading the pack with its share of dental group affiliation, as well as organic growth. Florida’s soaring population serves as a natural driver of economic activity, including an increase in healthcare demands. (Read GDN’s entire article HERE.)

According to the Florida Chamber of Commerce, “At the highest estimate, Florida’s population is projected to increase by six million people for a total population of nearly 26 million by 2030,” which is the current population of Australia. The Space Coast Daily newspaper reported that, “The Sunshine State, adding more than 1,000 people a day, is nearly up a half-million people on New York,” which it surpassed in 2015 to become the third most-populous state, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates. (On a side note, we here at GDN monitor our site analytics daily. Analyzing the breakdown of active users in specific towns/states, it is clear that our Florida fan base is very strong and they give our analytics quite a boost!)

Now, Parkstone Growth Partners and BayView Dental Associates have announced the formation of a new dental support organization (DSO), Parkview Dental Partners, a dentist-founded dental growth and management partnership. Parkview Dental will be led by CEO, Dr. Kenneth Liszewski, founder of BayView Dental, a group dental practice comprised of 16 dentists and hygienists across eight offices who provide general, specialty, and cosmetic dentistry services to patients of all ages.

Parkstone Growth Partners is a business-building PE investment partner focused on providing operating resources and capital to entrepreneurial practices and companies across healthcare, insurance, and healthy living markets. Parkstone is led by an integrated team of executives from across sectors. They believe that by prioritizing clinical and service excellence, client and patient experience and values over financial measures, their partner companies will realize their full potential. Current partnerships include Parkview Dental Partners (oral care), AIA Direct (health insurance), and Turnbridge (behavioral health). Their leadership team has been part of the growth of such market leaders as: MGA Insurance Group, Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, Independence Village, Yale Behavioral Health, Johns Hopkins Medical, Warby Parker, Atkins, Naked Juice, and more.

For over 32 years, Dr. Kenneth Liszewski and the team at BayView has brought dental care to families throughout Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice, and St. Petersburg Florida. “I brought on Parkstone, a healthcare business-building partner, to help establish Parkview Dental because of their experience in supporting other practices and businesses, but more importantly because they share our values and focus on clinical excellence, patient experience, and employee satisfaction,” said Dr. Liszewski.

Parkview Dental Partners is a dentist-founded, dental growth and management partnership formed in September 2018 through an affiliation with BayView Dental Associates. Based in Sarasota, Florida, Parkview Dental’s mission is to support dentists in providing clinically excellent oral care and a great patient experience by lifting the daily burdens of practicing such as human resource management, billing & collections, insurance relations, marketing, accounting and other administration. Parkview Dental is actively seeking affiliations with likeminded dentists throughout the Gulf Coast of Florida, offering practice support, a collaborative team environment, and a path to partnership for qualified dentists.

Will Schlotthauer, former Chief Operating Officer of MGA Insurance, and Partner at Parkstone, will serve as Chief Strategy Officer at Parkview Dental responsible for strategic direction, growth, and practice acquisitions and affiliations. “We are thrilled to partner with Dr. Liszewski and the talented dentists, hygienists, and team at BayView Dental. Our alignment of values and vision provide a great foundation for growth. We look forward to supporting a growing family of dentists, hygienists, and team members as we expand our offices and services across Florida’s Gulf Coast.”

The operating team at Parkview Dental will be led by veteran dental care executive Lisa Woodman, Vice President of Operations. Under her leadership, Parkview Dental will expand its administrative, IT, insurance relations, and patient acquisition support to affiliated dentists and hygienists at a growing number of offices.

As the state of Florida continues to experience population growth, we can expect to see DSO and group practice growth in a state that has a business-friendly climate.

SOURCES: Parkstone Growth Partners; Florida Chamber of Commerce, Space Coast Daily, Map courtesy of Florida Trends; Featured image courtesy of Visit Florida 

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