West Coast DSO Announces Expansion Plans

Western Dental & Orthodontics has announced that it will accelerate expansion efforts, including affiliation of individual dental practices, as well as acquisitions of DSO and dental group practice platforms within and beyond its historical geographical regions. Employing over 4,500 dental professionals and support staff, including over 700 dentists, they currently serve patients in over 200 Western Dental and affiliated Brident Dental & Orthodontic clinics throughout California, Arizona, Nevada and Texas.

To lead Western with their expansion plans, they have hired Michael Roub to be Vice President of Business Development. In a past position with U.S. HealthWorks, Roub led the company’s aggressive acquisition efforts. U.S. HealthWorks, a subsidiary of Dignity Health, is one of the country’s largest operators of occupational healthcare centers with 247 medical and onsite clinics in 21 states, employing more than 4,000 people, including approximately 800 medical providers. Also prior to joining Western Dental he founded several healthcare businesses, and provided executive consultant support to healthcare businesses in startup and acquisition phases.

Source: PRNewswire, Yahoo!Finance, Western Dental