Top 10 DSO & Dental Group Practice Stories of 2021

2021 started out much like 2020 – with optimism, but a lot of uncertainty. The DSO industry continued to see mass consolidation in 2021, and at an increased pace from 2020. We saw the growth of specialty DSOs as well as continued consolidation at the top. Newer partner models continued to evolve and become increasingly popular. Recruitment and retention continued to be the biggest challenges for DSOs. Almost equally challenging was finding quality acquisitions for affiliation. Single practices, emerging dental group platforms and well built, centralized DSOs saw the highest valuations to date. Lastly, investors continued to favor dentistry and DSO platforms as an incredible place to grow their investments.

Group Dentistry Now had our best year ever in 2021. We continued to innovate and bring increased, relevant news to the industry. We added two additional featured columns that have become extremely popular: DSO Deal Roundup and DSO People! New DSO and Dental Group Hires, Promotions & Awards. We published over 30 Group Dentistry Now Show podcasts in 2021 and 8 DSO Study Club webinars. GDN also partnered with HR for Health to bring the Emerging Groups to Watch awards to life. We celebrated the 2021 winners with a formal awards night in San Francisco in September. The event brought in over 300 people from North and Central America – recap article HERE.

Again, we thank 😊 all of our subscribers and sponsors for making 2021 our best year yet‼️

Here are GDN’s top ten DSO & Dental Group Practice stories of 2021:

Emerging Dental Groups to Watch in 2021
Find out who made the list HERE.


Which Dental Groups Practices, DSOs, and Dental Companies, Made the INC. 5000 2021 List?
Find out who made the list HERE.


Consolidation at the Top Continues as Heartland Dental Announces Strategic Transaction with American Dental Partners Incorporated (ADPI)
Read full story HERE.


DSO Thought Leaders Reflect on 2021 Thus Far and Forecast the Rest of the Year
Read full story HERE.


New DSO is Formed from 15 Dental Companies
Read full story HERE.


DSO Deal Roundup Q1 2021
Read the full story HERE.


New Year Rings in with Partnership of Two ‘Emerging Dental Groups to Watch’!
Read the full story HERE.


Endo1 Partners Magnifies its Position in the Endodontic Sector
Read full story HERE.


Pure Health Dental Partners Affiliates with Great Expressions Dental Centers
 Read full story HERE.


DSO Leadership Summit & Emerging Dental Groups to Watch Awards Gala 
Read the recap HERE.


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