DSO Deal Roundup – December 2022


Consolidation is stronger than ever and Group Dentistry Now is the only place to find the complete list of monthly deals to keep you informed on the ever-shifting dental landscape. Here is GDN’s exclusive list of DSO and emerging group deals for December:

MB2 Partnerships:

  • Dr. Chad Reid, Premier Dental, Coweta, OK
  • Dr. Angelica Damian and Jennifer Freiberg, Red Rocks Family Dentistry, Littleton, CO
  • Dr. Brenden Moon, Cornerstone Dental Health, Quincy, IL
  • Dr. Jonathan Draney, Lancaster Pediatric Dentistry, Lancaster, OH
  • Dr. Mike Covaney, Dr. Sharon Covaney, Covaney & Covaney DDS, Newport News, VA
  • Dr. Wes Borengasser, Borengasser Family Dental, Fort Smith, AR

Dental365 Continues to Expand Its Footprint in New Jersey Making a Total of 21 Dental Practices in the Garden State

Now caring for patients in ten counties in New Jersey, the rapidly expanding DSO announced the acquisition of Amboy Dental Arts located in downtown South Amboy and Twenty-First Century Dental located in Tinton Falls. Amboy Dental Arts is led by Dr. Peter L. DeSciscio, President of the New Jersey Dental Association. Dr. DeSciscio brings over 34 years of experience in providing dental care to patients. Drs. Marco Bongarzone and Brian Rista from Twenty-First Century bring over 50 years of combined experience to the Tinton Falls community.  Dr. Scott Asnis is the CEO & Founder of Dental365.

Emerging Group to Watch in 2022 Winner, Oakpoint, Welcome New Partner Practice

The emerging DSO has recently partnered with and combined Dr. Donald Whitworth’s practice with Wendell Family Dentistry located in Wendell, NC. Founded by Mick Janness and Erik Strang, Oakpoint consists of 30+ locations in North Carolina and South Carolina. The Oakpoint platform was launched in September 2019 with a doctor-partnership consisting of two locations. Their three-pronged approach drives practices by: providing data technology to enable sustained growth, managing the people asset, and offering a refined targeting strategy. They simplify the data so their practices can take immediate action.

U.S. Oral Surgery Management Secures $125 Million Credit Expansion

USOSM is heading into 2023 with an increased war chest of capital to fuel continued growth and expansion, despite great financial market uncertainty. The company has closed on a new round of funding – a $125 million credit expansion. In 2022, USOSM added $100 million in acquired revenue. This new round of financing will position USOSM for similar growth in 2023 and beyond. Founded in November 2017, USOSM is a specialty management services company that exclusively serves oral and maxillofacial surgeons. It supports more than 160 oral and maxillofacial surgery practice locations across 24 states. USOSM is led by president and CEO Richard Hall.

MyOrthos Acquires Woodard Orthodontics

MyOrthos, a next generation orthodontic platform recently acquired the two-location Woodward Ortho. MyOrthos serves millions of patients annually across 12 states along the East Coast and Mid-Atlantic. Caber Hill Advisors secured the transaction.

Guardian Dentistry Partners Expands Again

  • Dr. Anthony Murray – R. Anthony Murray, DDS in Greenville, NC 
  • Dr. Gray Ashton – Cardinal Park Family Dental Center in Leesburg, VA
  • Dr. Gregory Seiden – Seiden Dental Excellence in Levittown, NY.
  • Dr. Andy Tran – Bonita Dental in Houston TX
  • Dr. Teresa Stiteler – Beautiful Smiles in Quakertown, PA
  •  Dr. Jared Shulman – Coral Springs Dental Center in Coral Springs, Florida
  • Dr. Amear Tadros – Lake Center Smiles in Sterling, VA

Shared Practices Group is Growing

The emerging dental group opened four de novo dentures and implants practices which all opened on December 19th. The practices are located in Philadelphia, Omaha, Oklahoma City, and Chattanooga. These practices give Shared Practices Group ten de novo dentures and implant offices opened in 2022, with 19 offices in total. Shared Practices Group is a remote DSO, founded in 2021 by six equal dentist partners. It is 100% privately held, with no institutional capital. The group was co-founded by Dr. Matt Guarino, COO, and Dr. Richard Low, CEO.

Dental Depot Opens New Location

Their newest location is in Peoria, Arizona. The practice is led by Dr. Noble. After ten years as a dental assistant, Dr. Noble went back to college and earned an associate degree, and then her bachelor’s degree at Arizona State University. She then completed a master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences and all of dental school at Midwestern University in Glendale, graduating in 2021. The DSO is headquartered in Oklahoma City.

Western Dental & Orthodontics Acquires Sahara Dental Center & Las Vegas Smile Center

TUSK Partners advised Sahara Dental Center and Las Vegas Smile Center in its affiliation with Western Dental & Orthodontics. Under the leadership of Dr. Shiva Keshmiri and her husband, Kevin Behjat, Sahara Dental Center and Las Vegas Smile Center have provided a variety of cosmetic and orthodontic services to the Las Vegas area for several years. Bryan Galligan is the Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions at Western Dental and Orthodontics.

Dental Care Alliance Extends a Warm Welcome to Advanced Dentistry South Florida

Dental Care Alliance (DCA) announced the addition of Advanced Dentistry South Florida, located in Delray Beach on Florida’s southeast coast. For more than 25 years, Dr. Richard Staller and his team at Advanced Dentistry South Florida have been providing dental care to the Delray Beach community. Advanced Dentistry South Florida is the official team dentist for Florida Atlantic University Athletics.

DCA Expands Texas Footprint with Addition of Alsbury Dental and Lifeway Dental

DCA announced the expansion of its footprint in the Dallas Fort Worth area with the addition of Alsbury Dental and Lifeway Dental. Alsbury Dental and Lifeway Dental is a four-doctor, two-location general dentistry practice with locations in Burleson and Alvarado, Texas, south of Fort Worth. The practice, led by Dr. Blake Foust and four associates, is located in Burleson, TX.

Dental Care Alliance expands its Virginia Footprint with Multi-Location practice Cross, Lavinder, Quinn & Park Family Dentistry

DCA has expanded its Virginia Footprint with a three-location practice, Cross, Lavinder, Quinn & Park Family Dentistry. With offices located in RoanokeDaleville, and Vinton, the doctors of Cross, Lavinder, Quinn & Park Family Dentistry provide dental care to patients aged three and up in the Roanoke community. The four partners are Dr. Lisa Lavinder, Dr. Griffin Cross, Dr. Stephen Quinn, and Dr Adam Park. This affiliation continues the rapid growth and momentum for the DSO and brings DCA’s footprint in Florida to 111 allied practices, and DCA’s total footprint to over 400 allied practices across 22 states.

Independence Dental Services Organization Partners with Dena Marcus DDS

Independence Dental Services, an integrated dental services organization (DSO), has partnered with Dena Marcus DDS of Sonoma, California.  Independence Dental Services was established in 2020 and currently provides integrated services to 44 dental practitioners throughout the United States. David Thoni is the group’s chief growth officer.

Marquee Dental Partners Continues Its Florida Expansion

The DSO recently announced its partnership with Lumina Dental. Lumina is a two-practice dental brand located in the Tampa, Florida market. Lumina Dental currently serves patients in Brandon and Lutz, Florida. With the addition of Lumina Dental, Marquee Dental Partners now supports partners in 65 offices across 5 states.  Marquee is led by Fred Ward, CEO. 

PepperPointe Partnerships Celebrates Expansion into Virginia Market

PepperPointe Partnerships, a doctor-led and doctor-controlled dental service organization (DSO), announced today a new partnership with 11 orthodontic and pediatric dental practices, 15 doctor partners, and 24 office locations in Virginia. This marks the second group practice formed with the support of PepperPointe this year. PepperPointe serves 136 locations and more than 150 doctors throughout Kentucky, New York, and now Virginia. PepperPointe was one of the 2022 Emerging Groups to Watch winners.

Specialty1 Partners Welcomes New Oral Surgery Practices

  • Cynthia A. Rider, DMD, a diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and her team at Rider Oral Surgery.
  • Drs. Scott Resnick and Thomas Zicarelli of New York City Endodontics.
  • Dr. Paul Ho of South Shore Oral Surgery

Specialty1 Partners is a doctor-founded, doctor-led partnership. They are the parent company of dental surgical based partnerships Endo1 Partners, OS1 Partners, and Perio1 Partners.

Endo1Partners Welcomes Newest Partners:

  • Drs. Scott Resnick & Thomas Zicarelli of New York City Endodontics
  • Jon D. Turesky, DMD, of Mass Oral Surgery

Endodontic Practice Partners Acquires Four Practice Locations:

  • David Kreutzer, DMD, PC, Kreutzer Endodontics, Portland Oregon
  • Dr. Christina Vy, West Coast Endodontics, Portland Oregon
  • Access Endodontics, Oregon City, Oregon
  • Dr. Greg Van Gordon, Van Gordon Endodontics, Beaverton, Oregon

US Endo Partners Announces Latest Partnerships to their Specialty DSO:

  • Dr. Braid Laird from Joplin Endo in Joplin, Mo.
  • Drs. Patrick Fitzgerald, Sebastian Przybylo, and Nabeel Atassi at Northwest Endodontics with locations in Park Ridge & Mt. Prospect, IL

Pacific Dental Services Opens De Novos:

GPS Dental Welcomes Kansas Practice

Drs. William and Lara Ryan of Ryan Dental in Olathe, KS join the growing GPS Dental family. The group supports 83 dentists in 38 practices across nine states. They are headquartered in Jonesboro, AR.

Apex Dental Partners Expands in Houston

Apex Dental Partners announced the addition of four partnered practices in the Houston, TX area. These new affiliations extend Apex’s supported practice footprint within Texas, Oklahoma, and Colorado to a total of more than 90 partnered dentists across the organization. David Lohmann is the CEO of Apex Dental Partners.

Heartland Dental Adds New Locations:

  • Dental Care at Little River, Little River, SC
  • Dental Care of Fuquay-Varina, Fuquay-Varina, NC
  • Fairchild Oaks Dental Care, Ormond Beach, FL

Affordable Dentures & Implants Grows in Florida:

  • Dr. Caroline Eskander Kinker in Palm Coast, Florida
  • Estero, Florida

SALT Dental Collective Grows in Arizona and California

  • Kids Dental Specialists and Dr. Chris Leyster. Located in Chino Hills, CA Dr. Leyster and his team provide pediatric dentistry to the Chino Hills and Eastvale area.
  • The growing DSO announces their second Arizona partnership. Walton Orthodontics has been serving the Casa Grande and Marana areas for over 25 years. Dr. Walton was born and raised in the Casa Grande community, is fluent in Spanish. This partnership also means SALT has surpassed the 50-location milestone, now with 18 strategic partnerships and 51 practice locations

Elevate Dental Partners Expands

The dental group recently announced its partnership with Prestige Dental Centers and Palmer Park Dentistry, with 3 locations in Colorado Springs and Pueblo, CO. Prestige Dental Centers is led by Drs. Michael Bull and Sterling Rogers. The DSO is headquartered in Denver, CO and was founded in 2018.

Smile Partners USA

The group announced a partnership with DANA, a multiple location specialty practice group with seven locations. They also announced their 21st partnership in the greater Alabama area – Dr. Shepherd and his team are located on Old Montgomery Hwy. Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, the group offers back-office resources and services to independent private dental practices and boutique group practices throughout Michigan, Georgia, Illinois and Alabama.

Beacon Oral Specialists Welcomes New Practice 

Headquartered in Dallas TX and founded in 2020, the oral surgery management services organization welcomes Dr. Melvin Lee Ford III, DDS and Dr. Klaus Guter and Oral Surgery Tidewater (OST). Practicing out of Virginia Beach, OST offers the full scope of oral & maxillofacial surgery including dental implants, wisdom teeth extractions and corrective jaw surgery. Oral Surgery Tidewater has been serving the Virginia Beach area for almost 30 years.

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