DSO Deal Roundup – August 2023

The dental support space continues to unite and grow. Group Dentistry Now is the only resource providing a complete list of monthly deals in one convenient place to keep you informed on the ever-shifting dental landscape. Here is GDN’s exclusive list of DSO and emerging group deals for August:

TUSK Partners advised Asheville Dental Associates in its sale to Oakpoint. The transaction was led by Josh Swearingen, Director of Mergers & Acquisitions at TUSK Partners. Alex Cherniavsky and Taylor Adams spearheaded the diligence and analytics efforts for TUSK. Under the leadership of Dr. Glen Abbott, Asheville Dental Associates has served the Asheville, North Carolina community since 2015.

MB2 Dental introduced 7 practices and welcomed 9 new doctor partners across 6 states, opened 2 de novos, and broke ground in a new state. The company also announced its 600th practice milestone.

  • Pediatric Dental Specialists in Augusta and Martinez, GA, Acquisition
  • Jersey City Dental Center in Jersey City, NJ, Acquisition
  • Highland Creek Family Dental – South in Lafayette, IN, De Novo
  • Eastridge Dental in Green Bay, WI, Acquisition
  • Whole Health Dentistry in Phoenix, AZ, Acquisition
  • Fife Dental Care in Rio Rancho, NM, Acquisition
  • Alvarez Family Dentistry in Carmel, IN, Acquisition
  • Vegas Smile Suite in Las Vegas, NV, De Novo

Affordable Care’s Advanced Dental Implant Center (ADIC) network continues to grow, adding the following location:

  • Tacoma, Washington

Affordable Care’s Affordable Dentures & Implants network opened three new locations:

  • Fredericksburg, VA on August 14
  • Stockton, CA on August 21
  • Huntsville, AL on August 21

Specialized Dental Partners, formerly US Endo Partners, welcomes new partners:

  • Dr. Curtis Cardon from West Shore OMS in Norton Shores, MI.
  • Dr. Scott Bonson from Endodontics Associates in Slidell, LA and Gulfport, MS.
  • Dr. Angel Luis Avilés of Pacific NW Endo in Bellevue, WA.
  • Dr. Rob Burnett & Dr. Dale Bays in Joplin, Missouri and Pittsburg, KS.
  • Dr. Erika Johnson of Johnson Endo in Hartland, MI.
  • Dr. David Pflum and Dr. Bradley Swanson from South Bend Endo in South Bend, IN.
  • Dr. JD Simonton and Dr. Michael Shen from Modern Care Endodontics in Apple Valley, MN.

West Coast Dental Services announces new office opening in North Hollywood: Magicland Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics.

Dental Associates, the largest family-owned practice in Wisconsin with over 90 dentists and specialists, opens new location at Bayshore on North Shore, WI.

Specialty1 Partners welcomes Dr. Ahmad Chaudhry of Lehigh Valley Oral Surgery & Implant Center (two locations in Bethlehem and Stroudsburg, PA) as a new partner. In addition to Dr. Chaudhry, the practice also has two other oral & maxillofacial surgeons: Dr. Jean Kim and Dr. Maryam Farag. 

Endodontic Practice Partners (EPP) welcomes new affiliates:

Abra Health (formerly Childsmiles Group) expands dental services with acquisition of two oral surgery practices in Northern New Jersey and one in Allentown, PA. The NJ practices, known as Bayonne Oral Surgery in Bayonne, NJ, and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Institute in Newark, NJ, will join forces under the new umbrella of the Abra Health group called Garden State Oral Surgery Group. Following the acquisition, both practices will continue to operate under their existing names and locations.  Their fifth PA location operates under the Smiles 4 Keeps brand in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Dr. Michael Skolnick, DMD, is the CEO of Abra Health.

Shared Practices Group announces new start up locations:

  • Dr. Dan Senderak, Morgantown Dentures and Implants in Morgantown, WV.
  • Fairfax VA
  • Orlando Dentures and Implants

Smile Partners USA brings total number of locations to 94 practices in 4 states with the addtion of Dr. Alicia Nails in Decatur, AL and Great Lakes Family Dentistry in Burton, MI.

Ascend Dental Alliance adds three new partner practices:

  • Walla Walla, WA
  • Ellensburg, WA
  • Kennewick, WA

Heartland Dental adds newly supported practice: Implant & General Dentistry of Northern Colorado, Dr. Theo Mioduski III and Dr. Nicole Ferrara.

Rock Dental Brands grows:

  • Cardinal Orthodontics, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Baptiste Orthodontics, Orlando, Florida

Tend Dental opens first location in Connecticut. Tend is a New York City based company is expanding to Connecticut, opening its doors to a new studio in Westport. Dr. Chris Salierno is Tend Dental’s chief dental officer.

Gen4 Dental Partners adds new partners:

  • Dr. Richard Evangelista, Richard C. Evangelista DDS Inc.
  • Dr. L. John K. VanHorn, Northern Nevada Family Dental

Aspen Dental opens its first practice in Nevada. The practice is led by owner Dr. Whitney White. Thnew office in Las Vegas is located at 2050 E. Serene Ave, Las Vegas. With more than 1,000 locations in 44 states, the Aspen Dental network of offices now serves more than 30,000 patients each day.

Dental Care Alliance (DCA) welcomes Dental Health Associates of Virginia to its portfolio of affiliated practices. Dental Health Associates offers full-service dental care with clinics in five Shenandoah Valley locations, HarrisonburgStauntonDaytonFishersville, and Lexington, VA. Dental Health Associates was founded nearly 20 years ago in 2003, and is currently owned by Drs. Daniel LaGruaDennis Calvano, and Cameron Roberts.

Premier Care Dental Management/Dental365 announced its latest addition – Theroux Dental Associates. Located in North Grafton marks the 14th addition to Dental365’s network of offices in Massachusetts. 

Brident Dental & Orthodontics, a member of the Sonrava Health family of wellness companies, announced the following openings:

Rodericks Dental Partners (Northampton, UK) continues to grow:

  • Bidford Dental Practice
  • Hyslope Dental and Implant Clinic

Squire Dental affiliates with Dr. Navid Hadian and his multi-doctor, general dentistry practice in Pennsylvania.

Kids2Dentist opens third location, this one is located in Porterville California

Lightwave Dental, which currently supports more than 200 dentists in 86 dental offices across Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Alabama, was acquired by Lindsay Goldberg, a NY based private investment firm.

Imagen Dental Partners grows:

  • Dr. Corey Brenner, Brenner Dental Group, with multiple locations in Buffalo, Monticello, and Rockford, Minnesota
  • Dr. SonjaMae Langton-Yanowitz and Dr. Stephen Sylwestrak, Blue Sky Dental, Rochester, MN
  • Dr. Jon Vongschanphen, Dr. Jon DDS, Inc, Lincoln, CA

Vitana Pediatric & Orthodontic Partners expands into Louisiana with the addition of Pediatric Dental Partners. Dr. Daniel Crawford, Dr. Lauren Wallace, Dr. Shannon Backofen and Dr. Susan Chidlow are the owners oPediatric Dental Partners (PDP). Vitana now has operations in Louisiana, FloridaAlabamaPennsylvania & New Jersey.

Scottish Dental Care, led by Lynn Hood, Chief Executive, welcomes new clinics:

  • The group has invested around £400,000 into the refurbishment of Cardonald Dental Clinic, which includes three new surgeries and an expanded footprint. The practice is also bringing onboard two new dentists, increasing the total staff count to 10. This will enable the clinic to welcome up to 2,000 NHS patients – adding to its active register of 5,500.
  • The group has acquired its 20th location. Port Glasgow’s long standing Belhaven Dental Surgery is the latest to join Scottish Dental Care, a move that will see the practice grow, as well as support its near 10,000 NHS patients. Owner and dentist Catherine Jones established the clinic in 2005, following a move and refurbishment in 2015 the clinic has grown to include five surgeries with 20 staff, the majority of which are local to Inverclyde.

GPS (Guided Practice Solutions) Dental establishes 13 new dental practice partnerships across six states for a total of 53 dental practices. Four of these states are entirely new territories for the GPS footprint. These new states include California, Utah, Nevada, and Minnesota.

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