New Specialty DSO Forms by Combining Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontic Practices

Photo courtesy of Camp Smile, one of the foundational practices in beBright


InTandem Capital Partners, LLC, a healthcare services focused private equity firm, announced that it has formed beBright, a doctor-owned, doctor-led collaboration of several pediatric dentistry and orthodontic practices. Born from the desire to integrate patient care and practice operations across two complementary dental specialties, five foundational practices have combined:




Based in Minnetonka, Minnesota, beBright streamlines the dental experience for children and their parents by providing unified and coordinated care to address the evolving dental care needs of patients throughout their pediatric, adolescent, and adult lives.

Dr. Bobbi Augustyn

The new dental group is led by Dr. Bobbi Augustyn, a Board-Certified Pediatric Dentist with 18 years of clinical and practice leadership experience. She has grown practices in rural and metropolitan markets, and has served in numerous roles including associate, partner, sole proprietor, and CEO. Dr. Augustyn has successfully integrated and deployed a pediatric dentistry and orthodontics dual specialty model at her practice. 

“I am beyond excited to work closely with the InTandem team to create a new standard of integrated, convenient dual specialty oral care for our patients and their families,” said Dr. Bobbi Augustyn, DDS, Chief Executive Officer of beBright. “The Firm’s deep operating and investment expertise, and prior success in building unique, doctor-owned and doctor-led organizations will be invaluable as we aim to expand beBright’s footprint throughout the country via strategic organic and inorganic growth initiatives.”

Dr. Augustyn took over a single provider practice with eight team members and grew the business to more than 50 team members including ten providers, six LLC’s and a management company. Her accomplishments were achieved through organic growth, opening new facilities, and acquiring existing practices – all prior to her role as CEO of beBright.

“We are thrilled to introduce Dr. Bobbi Augustyn, one of Minnesota’s most highly regarded pediatric dentists and the former owner of Camp Smile, as the Chief Executive Officer of beBright, and honored to work again with Dr. David Rallis, one of the nation’s leading oral surgeons and the CEO of Paradigm Oral Health, as the Chairman of beBright. The growing professional team at beBright and the exceptional and ambitious pediatric dentists and orthodontists across our company make us proud and excited for the Company’s bright future.” -Brad Coppens, Senior Managing Director of InTandem Capital

Key executives:

  • Dr. Bobbi Augustyn, Chief Executive Officer
  • Michael Polcyn, Chief Financial Officer
  • David Dardano, Chief People Officer
  • Jared Olhoft, Chief Technology Officer
  • Adeel Ahmad, Head of Strategy & Acquisitions
  • Jon Larson, Controller
  • Felicia Furlong, Director of Revenue Cycle Managment
  • Chris Garcia, Director of Operations
  • Jordan Trentacosta, Director of Product Management