Rahma Samow Appointed Chief Executive Officer of ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers

In 2020, Aspen Dental Management (ADMI) announced an agreement with Sun Capital Partners, Inc. to acquire ClearChoice Management Services (CCMS).

Since 2005, ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers have served more than 150,000 patients across the United States through oral treatments that can lead to better overall health and quality of life. Equipped with innovative technology, and a full-service, on-site lab, each ClearChoice Dental Implant Center is owned and operated by a licensed and dental professional. The ClearChoice Network is supported by TAG – The Aspen GroupSM.

TAG – The Aspen Group was built on the idea of bringing better healthcare to more people. The independent healthcare practices TAG supports operate more than 1,300 locations in 45 states through five consumer healthcare brands: Aspen Dental®, ClearChoice Dental Implant Center®, WellNow Urgent Care®, Chapter Aesthetic StudioSM and AZPetVet. Combined, they serve more than 35,000 patients each day and more than 8 million patients each year. TAG is headquartered at 800 W. Fulton Market in Chicago.

Implants are the standard of care for tooth replacement and a key growth area across the dental industry:

  • An estimated 36 million Americans are missing more than 14 teeth.
  • Implant-retained fixed, full arch dental restorations have grown 8% annually since 2016.
  • ClearChoice’s growth has outpaced other players with an annual growth rate of over 20%, and more than 100,000 smiles restored since its inception in 2005.

The consistent growth of both Aspen Dental and ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers® is reflective of the broad transformation that is happening across the healthcare industry as consumers continue to demand more convenience and better access.

Now, ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers, the leader in fixed, full arch dental restorations for patients with missing or failing dentition, has named Rahma Samow as their chief executive officer.

Under her leadership, Samow will continue to capitalize on the company’s momentum by providing industry leading products and services to its patients while expanding its presence into new markets.  Samow will also build on the company’s strong foundation and vision of being a platform of hope for the edentulous and those suffering with acute oral disease.

“I’m honored and energized to join ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers, a purpose-driven, patient-centric oral health provider focused on fixed implant, full-arch solutions,” said Samow. “I look forward to teaming up with the brightest minds in the oral health industry to create value for patients, providers and the many other stakeholder communities we will serve.”

Rahma is a proven transformative leader with a history of driving growth and operational execution. She comes to ClearChoice with nearly 20 years experience in medtech, digital health, clinical and implant dentistry and has deep knowledge in distributed healthcare environments. Samow was most recently executive vice president at Straumann Group where she managed its fast-growing global dental service organization business unit. Samow partnered closely with ClearChoice as the business was her largest customer. Prior to Straumann, she held a series of senior executive roles at Siemens Healthineers.

“Rahma has been a tremendous partner to the TAG dental businesses while in her role at Straumann Group. She not only understands the dental industry but has experience driving growth and strong performance in a distributed healthcare environment,” said Bob Fontana, founder, chairman and CEO of TAG – The Aspen Group. “We are confident that her industry knowledge, leadership style and strategic vision will be a great fit as she leads ClearChoice into its next chapter.”

Kevin Mosher, board member and former CEO of ClearChoice, also welcomes Samow as the network’s new chief executive officer.

“I have worked with Rahma over the past several years as my primary interface to the Straumann network. While I have been impressed with her business acumen, what especially resonates with me is her passion for culture, and our shared belief that culture precedes performance,” says Mosher. “I am confident that her experience and approach make her a strong fit to lead ClearChoice forward.”

SOURCE ClearChoice Management Services; TAG – The Aspen Group