Believing Each Local Community Has Unique Dental Needs, a DSO Expands DSO Footprint in the Southeast

Marquee's CEO, Fred Ward, ringing the bell after another acquisition

Since the company’s inception, Nashville-based Marquee Dental Partners has grown to 27 dental practices in the states of Tennessee (15 locations), Alabama (9 locations) and Kentucky (three locations). The dental support organization has the philosophy that patients see an obvious benefit when their dental care provider is able to commit their full attention to patient care.

Marquee Dental was founded by James Usdan, a thought leader in the industry who has led or served on the board of four dental service companies and remains actively involved as a board member of Marquee. Due to the strong demand for Marquee Dental’s services and its robust pipeline, the company will continue to expand its roster of practices through acquisitions and de novo development in the Southeast, particularly in the states of Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky. Marquee affiliates with dental offices and practice groups in growth markets that have a history of providing high quality care.

After launching less than three years ago, Marquee Dental’s first acquisition was Embassy Dental, an operator of seven practices in Nashville and surrounding areas. Additional multi-location acquisitions have included Save-On Dental, with practices in five Alabama communities, and MidTN Dentistry (formerly Northcutt), with eight practices in the Nashville area.

The management team, Andrea Metz (COO), Goldie Gupta (CFO), Jim Usdan (Founder and board member), is led by CEO Fred Ward, who has a decade of experience building DSO company culture in a doctor-centric business.

“Marquee Dental’s growth has been propelled by our innovative business model focused on promoting the happiness of our dentists, who provide world-class services to our patients. Marquee truly operates in service to its dentists, versus the other way around. A key element of our model is the belief that each local community has unique dental needs that are best met through locally branded practices.”- Fred Ward, CEO Marquee Dental Partners

Dr. Andrea Clegg and Dr. Johnna Hayman

Along with easing administrative burdens, Marquee Dental can also provide support and capital to assist dental practices in implementing new services, such as specialists in orthodontics, endodontics, periodontics and oral surgery—providing patients the convenience of receiving their dental care under one roof.

According to Dr. Keith Van Benthuysen of Embassy Dental in Brentwood, Tennessee, “Marquee handles the administrative aspects of the practice, which allows me to focus my time and attention on providing dental care for patients. I especially appreciate collaborating with the other dentists and experts at Marquee to share best practices and develop innovative approaches to patient care.”

Recently, two of their doctors were included on the Top Dentist list by Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Dr. Andrea Clegg of Embassy Dental Cool Springs location and Dr. Johnna Hayman of Mid TN Franklin location.

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Source: Marquee Dental Partners

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