Top DSO & Dental Group Practice Stories of 2016

2016 has been a fantastic year for GDN!  We are the only online resource for DSOs and group dental practice news, information, and events.  Our e-newsletter subscribers have increased over 360% in the past year! Group Dentistry Now’s website had over 75,000 page views in 2016 alone.  We thank all of our subscribers and sponsors for making 2016 our best year yet!

Here are GDN’s top five stories of 2016:

Top 5 Dental Support Organizations to Watch in 2016

Top 5 Letterpress

To compile our objective and solid list of DSOs to watch this year, we examined the market, reviewed stories from throughout 2015, and studied the various business models of each DSO.  No scientific method used here, just good old-fashioned research.  Here’s the list: READ THE FULL STORY HERE



Waud Capital Partners with Dimensional Management (Eastern Dental & Midwestern Dental)

Waud Capital of Chicago has entered into a partnership with Dimensional Management, a dental support organization with 30 practices in New Jersey and Michigan.  Dimensional Management represents an entry point for Waud Capital Partners into the dental market and serves as a platform to execute a growth strategy with both de novo openings and….READ THE FULL STORY HERE



Why DSOs May Not Want Your Dental Practice

Is this the time for a solo owner dentist or small group to sell?  After speaking to several executives at both small dental group practices and larger dental support organizations (DSOs), the best time could be now.

There is a growing trend in the dental support organization world to move away from affiliations (acquisitions) and a towards de novo…READ THE FULL STORY HERE


 Why Does Organized Dentistry Hate DSOs?

What do state dental boards and state dental associations have against dental support organizations?  The answer is pretty clear.  Just about everything. Let’s explore why organized dentistry is anti-DSO:

  • COMPETITION. State dental boards and dental associations are almost exclusively run by solo owner dentists.  Many of these dentists view DSOs and dental groups as competition….READ THE FULL STORY HERE


When Does a Dental Group Practice become a DSO

There is much confusion and fluidity in the nomenclature of our evolving sector of the dental industry.  Here at Group Dentistry Now we have decided to focus several upcoming articles on industry-specific terms and acronyms which are often misunderstood or misinterpreted.  The term “dental group practice” was originally used….READ THE FULL STORY HERE