One of GDN’s ‘Emerging Dental Groups to Watch’ Doubles Location Count in A Year

Dental365, which was started by Dr. Scott Asnis in 2014 and is based in New Hyde Park, NY, has recently added several new practices and affiliations to its portfolio. These additional practices now bring the Dental365 footprint to 20 locations, up from ten locations just a year ago. According to Newsday, Dental365 are approaching 300 employees, including 65 dentists. They plan on adding eight to ten practices per year. In addition to New York, they are also targeting practices in northern New Jersey and Connecticut.

The idea for Dental365 emerged while Asnis was treating a friend. The patient, an emergency room physician who was responsible for several urgent care startups, asked Asnis if there was any way he could take his type of evidence-based dentistry and make it more convenient and affordable.

When starting the dental group, the two biggest challenges were accepting the patient’s insurance and being open 365 days a year, including all holidays. The challenges were overcome and the group has become one of the largest employers of dentists in New York.  They do not promote themselves as a clinic, but a private practice, and a key to their success is having new, beautiful, sterile offices (see photo to the right.)

“It’s very scary opening a new site where there’s not one patient,” Asnis says. “And I could not tell you in all honesty that I knew this was going to work. But within two or three months, we were packed.”

Dental365’s most recent addition is a well-known and established dental practice in Port Washington, Ruben Ganci Smile Designs, which was founded 1989. Led by Dr. Glen Ruben and Dr. Alec Ganci, this office offers patients all aspects of dentistry, including prosthodontics, orthodontics, dental implants, oral surgery, and pediatric dentistry, while also offering general, cosmetic, and walk-in emergency dental care. Patients are able to visit any other Dental365 locations seamlessly throughout the New York metropolitan area. Dr. Ruben prides himself in practicing the old-fashioned way, offering personalized attention and care to his patients. In 1998, sensitive to the community’s needs, he created a pediatric wing to his practice, Little Smiles of Port Washington, which has been well received.

Including Port Washington, Dental365 now had 14 practice locations on Long Island. Offices on the island are located in Lynbrook, Levittown, West Islip, Bellmore – Fleischer Dental Group, Bellmore, Centereach, West Islip – Diamond Smiles, Ronkonkoma, Bethpage, Oceanside, Mount Sinai, Medford (Opens April 2018), and a pediatric practice, Little Smiles, in Port Washington.

The island of Manhattan holds five Dental365 locations, which includes an Upper West Side location, a Union Square office, Tribeca, CitiDental Group on Madison Ave and Dr. Mark Schlesinger’s location on 60th St. They also have locations in Brooklyn and Queens.

In early April of 2017, Group Dentistry Now released our Six Emerging Dental Groups to Watch in 2017 article. Dental365 was on that list of emerging groups to watch. At the time, Dental365 had ten locations. Fast forward to April 2018 and Dental365 has doubled their location count.  To read the Six Emerging Groups to Watch in 2017 click HERE.

Sources: Dental365, Dental Money Digest, LI Herald, Newsday