TAG – The Aspen Group® Celebrates the Opening of the 1000th Aspen Dental® Office

TAG – The Aspen Group recently opened the 1000th Aspen Dental office nationwide, marking a significant milestone in the brand’s nearly 25-year history. This milestone follows an announcement earlier this year that the company is converting all Aspen Dental offices to be fully digital by 2023, increasing operational efficiencies and same-day care options for patients.

In June 2021, Aspen Dental celebrated its 900th office opening in Mount Pocono, Pa. Since then, Aspen Dental has opened an additional 100 offices over the last year and continues to open a new office location every four days on average. The 1000th office, owned and led by Ashley Brier, DMD, will serve the Norridge, Ill. community and is located at 4460 N Harlem Ave, Norridge, IL 60706.

The 1000th office, co-located next to a new WellNow Urgent Care center, is owned and led by Ashley Brier, DMD (left).

Bob Fontana founded the company in 1998. The Aspen Dental model was built by creating differentiated consumer experiences that break down barriers to care and make access easier for patients.

“Reaching 1,000 offices is a proud moment for both Aspen Dental and TAG – The Aspen Group. Along the way, we’ve gotten really good at a lot of things – from building great customer experiences to marketing, technology, real estate, operations, training, mentoring and learning & development,” said Bob Fontana, founder, chairman & CEO of TAG-The Aspen Group. “I’m excited to see our teams leverage the experiences and knowledge gained by reaching this significant milestone and applying it to the TAG family of healthcare brands in pursuit of our next 1,000 offices.”

Aspen Dental recently rebranded to TAG – The Aspen Group as the company expands beyond dental. TAG’s goal is to bring better healthcare to more people. Their philosophy is that the best care starts with the provider, and TAG exists to power them so they can meet patients where they are, no matter their specialty.

TAG and the independent health care practices it supports operate more than 1,100 locations in 45 states through its four consumer healthcare brands: Aspen Dental®, ClearChoice Dental Implant Center®WellNow Urgent Care® and Chapter Aesthetic StudioSM.  Combined, the companies serve more than 35,000 patients a day and more than 8 million patients each year. The 1000th office is co-located next to a new WellNow Urgent Care center.

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