Jefferson Dental Adds The Smile Center and its Six Locations

Jefferson Dental Care (JDC), a portfolio company of Brentwood Associates, has acquired The Smile Center, a dental support organization with six affiliated clinics throughout San Antonio.

The Smile Center’s six affiliated clinics provide a broad range of services, including oral exams, cleanings, and a variety of other dental procedures. Established in 2005 by Dr. Stephen Simpton and his wife, Abby, The Smile Center grew from one to six practices across the San Antonio region.  These six practice locations in San Antonio include Las Palmas, Military Plaza, W.W. White, Park North, Walzern, and Marbach.

Founded in 1967, Jefferson Dental Care is a dental support organization with affiliated clinics throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio metropolitan areas of Texas. Jefferson’s affiliated clinics offer a broad range of general dentistry, orthodontic, and other specialty dental services to its patients through its state-of-the-art facilities. Over the past 50 years, Jefferson has grown from a single location in Oak Cliff to a network of 64 clinics. Jefferson’s core mission is to enhance the dental health and well-being of its patients by providing quality dental services in a professional and caring environment.

Commenting on the new partnership, JDC CEO Chris Strong noted, “We are thrilled to welcome The Smile Center to the Jefferson family. Its established record of clinical excellence and presence in the local San Antonio community make The Smile Center an ideal fit with JDC. Additionally, growing our presence in the San Antonio market is a key strategic focus, and this partnership not only accelerates our growth in the region, but also bolsters our team of experienced affiliated dentists.” This transaction marks the beginning of an exciting growth period for JDC, as the company continues to focus on expanding in its core markets as well as into new geographies through accretive add-on opportunities and de novo development.

Eric Reiter, partner at Brentwood Associates, commented, “We look forward to working with The Smile Center team to continue building upon the sterling reputation they have developed within the dental community. We expect the partnership to further enhance the patient experience, and we are excited to leverage our increased presence in the San Antonio market to continue expanding locally and into new markets.” Steve Moore, partner at Brentwood Associates, added, “The Jefferson leadership team has built an exceptional platform that will continue its exciting growth through both strategic acquisitions and new clinic development. The Smile Center partnership is an example of JDC continuing its expansion by affiliating with clinics and providers who deliver best-in-class care.”

Read about Jefferson Dental Care’s 50th anniversary HERE.

Read about Jefferson Dental Care’s acquisition by Brentwood HERE.