New Year Rings in with Partnership of Two ‘Emerging Dental Groups to Watch’!

In September of 2020, GDN announced that Guardian Dentistry Partners (GDP), who was featured on Group Dentistry Now’sEmerging Dental Groups to Watch in 2020” list, added North Carolina’s FRESHDental group and its seven locations throughout North Carolina to its burgeoning network.

GDP is continuing its substantial expansion across the country with today’s announcement of a new partnership with Montage Dental Group which was featured on Group Dentistry Now’sEmerging Dental Groups to Watch in 2019” list.  Montage, with eight locations throughout eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey, brings 16 dentists into the Guardian network, tripling its presence in the Northeast. This is considered GDP’s largest partnership to date.

Guardian, a Dental Partnership Network, embarked on its first partnership in early 2019 with five practices in just one state and finished 2020 partnered with 50 practices in Florida, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia. Each of the practices offers multi-specialty, comprehensive dental care to thousands of patients throughout the network. In this short period of time, Guardian has seen its annualized revenue grow by some 1200 percent since that first partnership in 2019 and its number of offices have expanded 87 percent from year-end 2019 to year-end 2020.

Montage has a total of 86 employees throughout its eight practice locations. Since its formation less than four years ago, Montage’s practices have grown from more than 8,000 patients to nearly 30,000 today. Its largest practice is located in Norristown, PA.

Dr. Barakat

“We are delighted to forge another partnership with like-minded professionals such as the team at Montage Dental Group,” said Dr. Hisham Barakat, Guardian’s Chief Clinical Officer. ”We complement each other in our quest to support our dental partners and teams in building the practices of their dreams. Montage’s culture and values, their goals and objectives align perfectly with ours. We are thrilled to welcome them into our family.”

Dr. Carp

“All of us at Montage are very excited about our new partnership with Guardian,” said Dr. Brian Carp. “The partnership brings natural synergies to our organization and provides the ability to expand our footprint in the Northeast region. Beyond that, I really feel that this past year gave us a valuable opportunity to get to know Guardian more and see that it would be a great cultural fit to join their growing network. It also became clear that through the tough times of 2020, both Montage and Guardian managed the crisis nimbly and efficiently.”

Justin Deutsch

“We’ve been very pleased with our success since 2016, and the timing was right to add the extra support that Guardian provides,” said Justin Deutsch, Managing Partner for Montage. “Their partnership model of success was ideal for us. At Montage, we truly believe in the “TEAM” concept, that together everyone achieves more. With Guardian, our team now becomes even more cohesive. With Guardian, our future becomes even brighter.”

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