The Inc. 5000 annual list of America’s fastest-growing privately held companies for 2021 has been released and there are 33 dental-related companies on the list this year. Out of those, 14 are dental care providers with a mix of DSOs, single location dental practices, and dental group practices.
Below, we included not only DSOs, single location dental practices, and dental group practices, but other dental related companies that dentists may partner with for services and/or products. (Note: Inc. 5000 no longer includes revenue information on their list.) Note: DSOs, dental group practices and dental practices are marked with an asterisk*
What is the Inc. 5000?
In 1982, Inc. introduced the Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States. Since then, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success and the place where future household names first make their mark. Pandora, 7 Eleven, Toys ‘R’ Us, Zipcar, Zappos.com and numerous other well-known brands have been honored by the Inc. 5000.
Today, the list is a distinguished editorial award, a celebration of innovation, a network of entrepreneurial leaders, and an effective public relations showcase. The Inc. 5000 ranks companies by overall revenue growth over a three-year period. All 5,000 honoree companies are individually profiled on Inc.com.
How are companies ranked on the 2021 Inc. 5000 list?
Companies are ranked according to the percentage growth of their annual revenue over a three-year period. To assess this, they ask for base year and recent year’s revenues. This gives a three-year growth period.
The equation for growth percentage is: [(Recent Yearly revenue – Base Year revenue) / Base Year revenue] x 100 = total growth percentage
For example, if 2017 revenue was $3 million and 2020 revenue is $15 million:
$15 million – $3 million = $12 million
12,000,000 / 3,000,000 = 4
4 x 100 = 400
Growth rate is 400 percent.
|84||Amazing Dental*||4,616%||Health||Garden City||Michigan|
|395||CallForce||1,228%||Business Products & Services||Lehi||Utah|
|522||Professional Transition Strategies||938%||Health||Colorado Springs||Colorado|
|942||Weave||512%||Business Products & Services||Lehi||Utah|
|1062||Dental Intelligence||456%||Health||Pleasant Grove||Utah|
|1110||Zolli Candy – The Clean Teeth Candy||437%||Food & Beverage||Commerce Twp||Michigan|
|1776||Mary Regina Pham DDS MS Dental Corporation (Lollipop Pediatric Dentistry & Sweet Smiles Modern Orthodontics)*||257%||Health||Placentia||California|
|2095||Affinity Dental Management*||210%||Health||Holyoke||Massachusetts|
|2166||Mercy Dental Group*||200%||Health||Middleton||Wisconsin|
|2219||K2 Dental Arts||193%||Health||Charlottesville||Virginia|
|2252||B. Deirmenjian and Affiliates (SmilesWest)*||189%||Health||Victorville||California|
|2298||Bankers Healthcare Network||186%||Financial Services||Davie||Florida|
|2410||North American Dental Group*||175%||Health||Pittsburgh||Pennsylvania|
|2513||Apex Dental Partners*||167%||Health||Dallas||Texas|
|2539||Pearl Street Dental Partners*||165%||Health||Dallas||Texas|
|3533||Cal Dental USA*||97%||Health||Los Angeles||California|
|3703||Areo Dental Group*||90%||Health||Chicago||Illinois|
|4087||Avtec Dental||74%||Health||Mount Pleasant||South Carolina|
|4329||Children’s Dental Management*||65%||Health||West Chester||Pennsylvania|
|4492||Light Dental Studios*||59%||Health||Lakewood||Washington|
|4568||Oxyfresh Worldwide||57%||Health||Coeur d Alene||Idaho|
|4664||SMC National||53%||Advertising & Marketing||Roseville||California|
|4963||Rectangle Health||40%||Health||Valhalla||New York|
A brief glimpse at the DSOs, dental group practices, and fast-growing single location dental practices featured on the list:
Amazing Dental, who made the list for the first time has four locations in Michigan. Founded in 2017 Amazing Dental has locations in Wyandotte, Garden City, Southfield and Ypsilanti.
Endo1 Partners comes in at number 141 on the list and also was on Group Dentistry Now’s 2020 Emerging Groups to Watch list – HERE. Formed in Q4 2019 with operations in Texas and California, Endo1 Partners provides comprehensive knowledge, resources and shared back office support to endodontists across the country through an Endodontic Partnership Organization (“EPO”). Founded by Matthew Haddad, DMD, Daryl Dudum, DDS, Mark Haddad, DDS, Darron Rishwain, DDS, this private equity-backed DSO is majority owned and run by four endodontists. Only partnering with endodontists, they understand their specific needs. The group also provides specialized training, credentialing, marketing and cutting-edge equipment at the practice level specific to endodontics. Other Endo1 articles on GDN: Endo1 Partners Magnifies its Position in the Endodontic Sector | Group Dentistry Now
MB2 Dental is on the list for the 3rd time. MB2 Dental recently celebrated their 300th practice milestone – Read story HERE. Dallas, Texas-based MB2 Dental is a first-of-its-kind Dental Partnership Organization (DPO) founded and led by dentist and entrepreneur CEO Dr. Chris Steven Villanueva, with a mission to empower dentists to preserve their profession. Since its founding in 2007, MB2 has partnered with hundreds of dentists to help them stay in the driver’s seat as they maximize their talents, connect as part of a community and build exceptional wealth. MB2 currently partners with dentists in 30 states and counting.
Affinity Dental Management is on the list for the 3rd year in a row. Affinity Dental Management made the GDN Emerging Groups to Watch list in 2019. Read HERE. Affinity Dental Management began in 2017 and was founded by an endodontist, Craig Saltzman. Read other GDN articles on Affinity Dental Management: New England Embraces Affinity Dental | Group Dentistry Now
Mercy Dental Group is a dental group practice with six practices in Wisconsin. DeForest Dental, Eastpark Dental, Fitchburg Springs Dental, Greenway Family Dental, Middleton Family Dental and Stoughton Family Dental round out the six practices. The executive team is made up of CEO, Dr. Daniel Tataje, COO, Darren Marabelli and Director of Practice Development, Marcie Rauls.
B. Deirmenjian and Affiliates better known as SmilesWest is on the list for the second year in a row. Founder Dr. Barry Deirmenjian continues to grow his DSO in Southern California. Smiles West Dental Management was founded in 1996 with one location. A privately solo owned DSO self-funded by the CEO without any financial sponsors or PE backing, they are compassionate to the dental provider, while understanding the business necessities of the company, all the while providing multi specialty dental services to the community regardless of payor type or economic situation. Every patient is treated equally and every dental staff and doctor the same. Smiles West’s goal is to create a healthy multi specialty dental opportunity for all communities through access and acceptance of all insurances, while providing an amazing and unique environment regardless of economic background. Their growth is a amalgamation of key acquisitions/mergers and strategic startups. SmilesWest made GDN’s Emerging Groups to Watch list in 2020. Read HERE.
North American Dental Group based in Pittsburgh, PA is on the list for the 5th time. North American Dental Group had 175% growth over the last three years. Co-founders Dr. Andrew Matta and Ken Cooper have built one of the largest DSOs in North America. With North American Dental Group and Jacob Holding’s agreement in 2019 NADG is now connected to Colosseum Dental Group (CDG) who is a leading dental care provider in Europe. Read other GDN articles on North American Dental Group: North American Dental Group To Be Acquired By Jacobs Holding | Group Dentistry Now
Apex Dental Partners makes the list for the third year in a row. Apex Dental Partners started in 2014. Founded by Dr. Layla Lohmann and David Lohmann, Apex is focused on affiliated with top-quality doctors while upholding the values of private practice. Apex Dental Partners also made GDN’s Emerging Groups to Watch list in 2019. Read HERE. Apex Dental also appeared on the Group Dentistry Now Show recently with Garrison Dental Solutions. You can listen or watch that episode HERE.
Pearl Street Dental Partners makes the INC 5000 list for the first time this year. Pearl Street has affiliated practices across Texas and Oklahoma. Currently they have 38 dentists, 201 team members and 19 practices. Pearl Street Dental (fka Dental Management Strategies) has partnered with dentists in a variety of situations – providing capital and insight on how to grow their practice, establishing succession plans for retiring dentists, or simply supporting the non-clinical operations. Dr. Jennings and David Meece started their first practice in 1999. Since then, they have acquired, owned, managed and consulted dozens of practices. Their approach is 1. People First, 2. Exceptional Patient Experience, 3. Unique Way of Doing Things, 4. Long-term Perspective to Building.
Mary Regina Pham DDS MS Dental Corporation better known as Lollipop Pediatric Dentistry and Sweet Smiles Modern Orthodontics makes the Inc 5000 list for the second year in a row. Lollipop Pediatric Dentistry and Sweet Smiles Modern Orthodontics also made the Emerging Groups to Watch list for 2021. The DSO was founded in 2012 by Dr. Mary Regina Pham & Dr. Hideki Ikeda with one practice. The group, which is not PE-backed, now has four California locations in Placentia, Garden Grove, and Costa Mesa. In 2020, they grew over 70% from 2019. With a strategy of both de novo and affiliation, they calibrate their specialists to be the best in their specialty. Training on customer service, conservative clinical diagnosis, and how to lead effective teams are some of their points of pride.
Cal Dental USA, a dental group in Los Angeles and Orange County has 12 locations across these two Southern California counties. Founded in 2015 by Dr. John Kim, this is Cal Dental USA’s second year on the list. Cal Dental USA manages branded practices Oxy Dental, Mac Dental, Cal Dental of Atlantic and Cal Dental USA. Executives include CEO, Dr. John Kim, Lead DDS, Sean Sunyoto and Vice President, James Jones.
Areo Dental Group is based in Chicago. Practices include TruBlu Dentistry, Blue Island Smiles and Steger Smiles. Areo Dental Group was founded in 2015 by Dr. Anushka Gaglani and Dr. Abhishek Nagaraj. They had 90% 3 year growth.
Children’s Dental Management based in West Chester, PA with over 30 affiliated pediatric offices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware have made the list for the second year in a row. Brands under management include Dentistry for Children (New Jersey), Children’s Dental Surgery (Pennsylvania), Children’s Dental Health (Pennsylvania and Delaware) and Pediatric Dental Associates (Philadelphia and Bucks County, Pennsylvania). The leadership at Children’s Dental Management includes CEO, Michael O’Donnell, Executive VP, Jim DeFruscio, VP of Dental Operations Julie Amos, VP of Training and Development Brook Murphy, Director of Marketing, Joe Lichty, Senior VP of Operations and Integration, Amy Fasti, VP of Surgery Center Operations, William Price, Chief Dental Officer, Noah Quinn, DMD, CFO, Jeff Couper, VP of Corporate Development, Anish Dalsania and Director of HR, Laura Frederic.
Light Dental Studios was founded in 1997 and appears on the Inc. 5000 list for the fifth year in a row. Light Dental Studios has been in business since 1971 with practices in the Puget Sound area of Washington.
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