Group Dentistry Now is committed to the success of DSOs, dental groups, and the people who work for them. As the evolution of group dentistry continues to reshape the dental landscape, we consider the people who work in the DSO industry to be its most invaluable resource. DSO People shares updates on new hires, promotions and awards. Here is May’s list:
Timothy Vandecar is named new CFO at Our Best Life Companies. Prior to this role Timothy was the growing DSO’s chief investment officer. In his time as CIO Timothy leveraged his many years of experience in healthcare banking to drive OBL’s expansion strategy through practice acquisition, de novo launches, and asset management. This expanded role will have Timothy overseeing all financial aspects of business operations as OBL moves into Q2 and continues its strategic growth plan. OBL made Group Dentistry Now’s Emerging Dental Groups to Watch list in 2022.
Justin Fawson will assume the role of COO for Oakpoint Dental. Justin has served as the CEO of Royal Oak Dental Group, an Oakpoint affiliated practice group. Justin brings with him a wealth of knowledge, proven operating performance along with a keen understanding of operational efficiencies. With this role, Justin will join the Leadership Team, helping to shape the vision and strategic guidance of Oakpoint’s mission. Oakpoint made Group Dentistry Now’s Emerging Dental Groups to Watch list in 2022.
Lisa Ward has been appointed VP of communications at the Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO). In her role, Lisa will lead internal communication efforts with their members as well as advance the ADSO’s mission to advocate for dental support organizations (DSOs) and their affiliated dental professionals, elevating dentistry and the DSO model to the public, policymakers and key stakeholders. Prior to joining the ADSO, Lisa worked as the associate executive director at the North Carolina Dental Society. She has also served in executive-level positions at Delta Dental of Kansas and Capstrat.
Kevin Ziegler joins Smile Partners USA as their senior director of business development. A veteran in the dental industry, Kevin spent seven years as district sales manager at Brasseler USA and nearly seven years as territory manager at Septodont. Smile Partners provides support to 59 independent private dental practices and boutique group practices throughout Michigan, Illinois, Alabama and Georgia. The DSO is headquartered in Troy, Michigan.
Kim Davis – Regional Director, Northern VA – is the recipient of Lightwave‘s Servant Leader Award. She currently oversees management and operations of ten dental practices where her leadership, hard work, and service to the dental teams goes above and beyond. Kim has been with Lightwave for four years. Prior to working for the DSO, she was an office manager managing a 17-chair dental practice with 28 employee and four dentists.
Nathan Kim joins U.S. Oral Surgery Management as VP of business development. (USOSM) is a specialty management services company that exclusively serves oral and maxillofacial surgeons. In his new position, Nathan will be responsible for strategic growth and development and ensuring a smooth transition during the M&A process. Nathan brings more than 15 years of healthcare experience, ranging from large, acute-care hospital systems to physician-owned practices, spanning multiple specialties. Most recently, Kim served as vice president of business development at Comprehensive EyeCare Partners.
123Dentist is proud to share that Sandra Morrison, Vice President of Human Resources, won the prestigious National Payroll Institute‘s Instructor of the Year Award for 2022. Over the last 20 years, Sandra has taught everything from Payroll Compliance, Employment Standards, Human Resources and many more NPI professional development seminars and classes. She is a leader and a cultural champion at 123Dentist, employing a “people-first” approach.
Elizabeth Conforti joins Southern Orthodontic Partners as their VP of internal operations. In this role she will execute business processes to enhance operations in partner practices. Prior to joining the DSO, she was a management systems consultant at Hummingbird Associates and a faculty educator for treatment coordinators at Align Technology. Southern Orthodontic Partners is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. The group was recently voted “Great Place to Work Certified.”
Mohamed Harunani Joins Smile Brands Inc as VP of clinical support. Prior to joining the large DSO, Dr. Harunani had a long career in both the clinical and non-clinical sides of dentistry. He spent nearly two decades in clinical education roles at Midwest Dental. He has also worked at Academy of General Dentistry and Harunani Dental Clinics. He is currently a partner in Apex Dental Laboratory Group.
Dr. Alison Schofield Dengler take the reigns as VP of de novo operations at Rodeo Dental & Orthodontics. Prior to this, she worked as senior director of de novo operation for Rodeo. Prior to working for the DSO, she was director of operations at Klement Family Dental and worked in various roles at ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers. Rodeo Dental & Orthodontics is one of the fastest-growing multi-disciplinary dental group practices in the country.
Claire Watson joins Oasis Dental Group as general manager. The Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia dental group currently supports four locations, 16 dentists and three oral health therapists. Prior to joining the growing group, she spent eight years with Maven Dental Group where she worked in various operational and project management positions.
Brandi Carter joins Sage Dental as director of operation, Central Florida. Prior to joining Sage, Brandi worked for almost eight years at Aspen Dental Management, Inc (ADMI) as an office manager, area manager, and then in various operations roles.
Brendan Pool joins Gen4 Dental Partners as eastern regional director of operations. Prior to joining the DSO, Brendan was the COO and co-founder of Strategic Blue LLC, a DSO. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy.
Josh Reitz joins Gen4 Dental Partners as their CFO. Josh previously worked for Matrix Medical Network for a decade in various areas of their finance department. Most recently he was held the position of CFO of risk & quality solutions.
123Dentist Named One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. Now in its 29th year, Canada’s Best Managed Companies remains one of the country’s leading business awards programs recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world-class business practices. The 2022 Best Managed program award winners are amongst the best-in-class of Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues over $50 million demonstrating leadership in the areas of strategy, capabilities and innovation, culture and commitment, and financials to achieve sustainable growth. 123Dentist is Canada’s oldest and second largest network of dental practices. From a single practice in Vancouver, owned by CEO Dr. Amin Shivji and two partners, to over 250 practices, 3,200 team members serving 2 million patient visits annually with support centres in Vancouver and Toronto.
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