248 1,789% Business Products/Svcs Colorado Colorado Springs
357 1,262% Health Massachusetts Boston
588 799% Health Ohio Dublin
734 645% Health Utah Pleasant Grove
747 637% Advertising & Marketing Florida West Palm Beach
753 631% Fianancial Services Illinois Chicago
961 483% Health Virginia Charlottesville
972 474% Health Texas Dallas
1153 391% Health Oklahoma Jenks
1204 376% Software Colorado Denver
1303 343% Health New Jersey Metuchen
1528 287% Health California Victorville
1556 280% Health Michigan Livonia
1638 262% Health South Carolina Fort Mill
1677 256% Health Utah Farmington
1840 230% Health Massachusetts Holyoke
1882 224% Health Texas Carrolton
1963 215% Health Colorado Colorado Springs
2126 198% Health Georgia Savannah
2372 176% Health Utah Draper
2473 166% Health Georgia Woodstock
2494 165% Health Massachusetts Hopkinton
2706 149% Health Texas Houston
2821 141% Health California Placentia
2993 131% Health Pennsylvania West Chester
3045 128% Health Texas Austin
3139 122% Health California Rancho Palos Verdes
3141 122% Health Texas Grapevine
3307 114% Health Washington Spokane
3397 110% Health Texas Missouri City
3580 103% Software California Newport Beach
4251 Shoreline Dental Studio 79% Health California San Clemente
4458 High Point Dentistry* 72% Health Illinois Elgin
4829 Bela Family Dentistry* 59% Health Illinois Elgin

A brief glimpse at the DSOs, dental group practices, and fast-growing single location dental practices featured on the list:

Apex Dental Partners, which was featured on Group Dentistry Now’s Emerging Dental Groups to Watch in 2019 list, has an intense commitment to building long-term patient relationships and delivering continuity of care. Started in 2014, Apex believes doctor quality is their biggest differentiator. A key success has been their phenomenal support team that provides world-class business expertise to their network of affiliated practices, which they credit as a tremendous asset in their rapid growth. With locations in Dallas, Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Apex’s long-term growth plan for the next five years is continued market expansion into cities where they believe the practice and patient demographics align with their model. This is Apex’s second time to make the Inc. 5000 list.

Spring Dental, led by Mike McInelly, has ten Oklahoma locations. Founded in 2004, culture is paramount to the DSO as they create an upbeat, challenging, and friendly environment in which to work. Providing general, restorative, cosmetic, and orthodontic dental services, walk-ins are always welcome, and community service is an important part of the growing group. This is their second consecutive year on the Inc. 5000 list.

Smiles West Dental & Braces, founded by Dr. Barouir (Barry) Deirmenjian in 1996 with one location, the group currently has 16 locations throughout California. Featured on Group Dentistry Now’s Emerging Dental Groups to Watch in 2020 list, they are growing rapidly. 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. 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.

Kids First Dental implements pediatric dentistry at its locations throughout South Carolina to the underserved areas of the state and to underprivileged children. Founded in 2009, it is led by Robert Ellis and headquartered in Fort Mill, South Carolina. The staff is bilingual, speaking both Spanish and English. The group has six locations. This is the second time they have been featured on the Inc. 5000 list.

Affinity Dental Management, founded in 2017 by an endodontist, Dr. Craig Saltzman, was featured on Group Dentistry Now’s Emerging Dental Groups to Watch in 2019 list and on The Group Dentistry Now Show: The Voice of the DSO Industry podcast to talk about their DSO’s integration strategies and share some of their secrets of success. The platform has grown from a few endodontic locations into a multispecialty DSO. They have found that specialty locations lend themselves well to centralization because of the limited number of services that they are providing in relation to a general dentist office. They acquired Concerned Dental Care in early 2020 and now have 37 offices, 83 clinicians and employ 400 people across Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, and New York. This is their second consecutive year on the Inc. 5000 list. Concerned Dental Care was also on Group Dentistry Now’s Emerging Dental Groups to Watch in 2019 list. 

MB2 Dental offers financial planning and consulting services to dentists with the aim of helping its clients maintain and grow businesses.  MB2 calls their platform a DPO, Dental Partnership Organization. MB2 was recently featured on the Group Dentistry Now DSO Study Club Webinar: M&A and Practice Valuations Post-COVID 19.  They partner with practices in 16 American states, including: Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. Currently they have over 200 practices. The DSO was founded in 2007 by Dr. Chris Steven Villanueva and has been on the Inc. 5000 list once before.

Peak Dental Services was founded in 2008 by a dentist from small-town Minnesota, Dr. Douglas Peak, and his son A.J. Peak.  The DSO is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado and has locations in Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and Washington. Valuing their people and training systems, they offer over 125 hours of continuing education for every team member in a dental office.  This is the fourth consecutive year the group as been featured on the Inc. 5000 list. 

1st Choice Dental Care offers full-service dental care at two locations to its clients in Georgia.  Founded in 2011 by Kelly Vaughn, the dental group which is headquartered in Woodstock, Georgia, handles everything from emergency care to full arch reconstruction.

Simply Dental Management, which is headquartered in Hopkinton, MA, has 30 practices in the New England area. The group was founded in 2005 by an orthodontist, Dr. Sam Alkhoury. Dr. Alkoury was recently featured as a panelist on a Dental Trade Alliance webinar hosted by GDN’s Bill Neumann. You can watch the recording of the webinar – HERE. Simply Dental Management is known for providing compassionate care to their patients in over 30 practices in the New England area. The DSO has grown at an impressive rate due to their commitment to four core values: honesty, integrity, sincerity and teamwork. This is their second consecutive year on the Inc. 5000 list.  

Smilepoint PLLC was founded in 2012 by Abhinav Rastogi. The DSO currently has 18 Texas locations with another six locations opening soon. This rapidly expanding dental group also plans to open offices in other states.  They strongly believe that their success is driven by the success of their employees. This is their third consecutive year on the Inc. 5000 list. 

Lollipop Pediatric Dentistry & Sweet Smiles Modern Orthodontics was founded by pediatric dentist Dr. Mary Pham in 2012. With three Orange County, California locations, The practice receives even the most challenging referrals from other dentists.  The state-of -the-art dental group practice was created to provide pediatric and orthodontic dental care in a warm, fun, and friendly atmosphere.

Children’s Dental Management is dedicated to expanding access to quality dental care for children. Headquartered in West Chester, Pennsylvania and led by Michael O’Donnell, the group was founded in 2016. The DSO supports three brands with more than 33 locations across  Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. They are positioned well for growth, and will soon be expanding further across New Jersey, as well as into Maryland, Ohio, and Virginia. 

Forest Family Dentistry PLLC was founded in 2013 and is led by Robin Bethell. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, the emerging dental group has four Austin and Round Rock, Texas locations. Providing a range of dental services, the group aims to progress dentistry through technology, transparency and doctor authenticity.

Cal Dental USA provides orthodontist and other dental services to patients at nine offices in California. Led by Terrill Jones, the group was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.  

Mint Condition Dental is led by Marshall Gibbs and was founded in 2014 in Spokane, Washington. With four locations across Eastern Washington, the dental group is a locally and family-owned, full-service, state-of-the-art dental practice offering dental services for the whole family. They pride themselves in being a one-stop solution for dental care offering a wide range of general, cosmetic, restorative, and specialty dentistry services for adults, teenagers, kids, and infants, starting at six months of age.

DDS Partners Management runs two dentist offices in Richmond and Missouri City, Texas to serve patients throughout the Fort Bend County area of Texas. The group was founded in 1987 and is led by Dwight Peccora. They believe dental care should be accessible and affordable to everyone, and if a patient does not have insurance, they offer their own dental membership plan.

High Point Dentistry is a growing dental group located in Elgin, Illinois and serves the Chicago suburbs. Founded in 2009 by a third generation dentist, Dr. Vu Kong, the group offers affordable dental care. They have three locations and are open six days a week.

Bela Family Dentistry, located in Chapin, South Carolina, is led by  Dr. Matthew Cook. Founded in 2015, the group has eight locations in South Carolina and one in Augusta, Georgia. The offices offer a warm, inviting atmosphere designed to feel like a luxurious living room.  The pride themselves on offering a ‘Ritz Carlton’ experience every visit and at every location. They never leave patients sitting alone; patients are introduced to a new member of their team at each phase of the visit.

The Inc 5000 equation for growth percentage is:

[(Recent Yearly revenue – Base Year revenue) / Base Year revenue] x 100 = total growth percentage

For example, if 2016 revenue was $3 million and 2019 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.

Which Dental Group Practices, DSOs, and Dental Companies Made the Inc. 5000 2019 List?

Which Dental Group Practices, DSOs, and Dental Companies Made the Inc. 5000 2018 List?

Source: Inc.com


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