28 DSO affiliations, partnerships in 2019

Dental service organizations have made headlines in 2019 for partnering with private equity firms and affiliating with local practices.

Below is a roundup of the DSO partnerships in 2019.

Editor's note: The list is in chronological order from first reported to most recent.

1. Irvine, Calif.-based Pacific Dental Services launched its 700th supported dental practice.

2. Irvine, Calif.-based Western Dental's parent company Premier Dental Holdings finalized the purchase of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America's dental service organization.

3. Irvine, Calif.-based Smile Brands unveiled its 82nd affiliated Bright Now Dental office in Sun Valley, Calif.

4. Irvine, Calif.-based Smile Brands made a strategic investment in Schaumburg, Ill.-based DecisionOne Dental Partners.

5. Plymouth Meeting, Pa.-based Mid-Atlantic Dental purchased Denver-based Birner Dental Management Services.

6. Cincinnati-based Cordental acquired Boain Dental Care in Florissant, Mo.

7. Austin, Texas-based Ascension Dental purchased Enhanced Hygiene.

8. Irvine, Calif.-based Smile Brands partnered with Promise Dental in Nashville, Tenn.

9. The Beekman Group completed the sale of Philadelphia-based Delaware Valley Management Holdings, a 20-office dental service organization.

10. Little Rock-based Arkansas Maxillofacial Surgery Center joined Sarasota, Fla.-based Dental Care Alliance.

11. Irvine, Texas-based U.S. Oral Surgery Management partnered with Houston-based Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates, Southwest.

12. Shrewsbury, N.J.-based Revolutionary Dental Management made its first acquisition in Middlesex County, N.J.

13. Boston-based New England Management Services added five dental practices to its network, doubling its base from five practices to 10.

14. Irvine, Calif.-based Smile Brands added Hoffman Dental in Sarasota, Fla., to its growing network.

15. Sarasota, Fla.-based Dental Care Alliance has added Colorado Springs (Colo.) Oral Surgery to its network of supported practices.

16. Effingham, Ill.-based Heartland Dental is now affiliated with six Menasha, Wis. -based RLJ Dental practices.

17. Boston-based private equity firm Abry Partners made a strategic investment in Framingham, Mass.-based Dr. Dental Management.

18. Irvine, Calif.-based Smile Brands added Seattle-based Gateway Dental to its network of practices.

19. East Syracuse, N.Y.-based Aspen Dental added three more practices to its network of more than 750 offices.

20. Waltham, Mass.-based 42 North Dental has partnered with two-practice dental organization Southern Connecticut Dental Group.

21. Orange, Calif.-based Western Dental has purchased two privately owned Coast Dental offices — one in Vallejo, Calif., and another in Tracy, Calif.

22. Cincinnati-based Cordental Group has affiliated with two practices in St. Louis.

23. Waltham, Mass.-based 42 North Dental purchased Northborough (Mass.) Dental Associates, bringing the dental service organization's acquisition total to 21 since being backed by a private equity firm.

24. New York City-based Dental365 signed a financing deal with healthcare lending company White Oak Healthcare Finance.

25. Irvine, Calif.-based Pacific Dental Services has expanded into Cincinnati with an affiliated practice.

26. Cincinnati-based Cordental Group Management has acquired Dubuque, Iowa-based AppleWhite Dental.

27. East Syracuse, N.Y.-based Aspen Dental has entered California with the opening of its first practice in the state.

28. Sarasota, Fla.-based Dental Care Alliance has expanded into Arizona with an affiliation with Cordon Orthodontics.

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