15 DSOs making headlines in April

Below are some of the latest updates from dental support organizations occurring in April.

This list is not exhaustive. Contact gmasson@beckershealthcare.com with any relevant news releases for next month.

1. Guardian Dentistry adds Florida practice
Miami-based Guardian Dentistry welcomed its third Florida partner practice, the DSO said April 17.

2. USOSM partners with 1st Mississippi practice
Irving, Texas-based U.S. Oral Surgery Management has established its first partnership in Mississippi.

3. USOSM partners with Texas practice
Irving, Texas-based U.S. Oral Surgery Management, a specialty management services company serving oral and maxillofacial surgeons, has partnered with Kingwood (Texas) Oral Surgery, USOSM announced April 20.

4. Aspen Dental opens 13th Maryland practice
Chicago-based Aspen Dental opened its 13th practice in the state of Maryland.

5. Elite Dental Partners taps new director of dental hygiene
Chicago-based Elite Dental Partners appointed Trish Keena as its director of dental hygiene.

6. Guardian Dentistry Partners appoints VP of finance
Miami-based Guardian Dentistry Partners selected Robert Papenbrock as its vice president of finance.

7. Aspen Dental opens 24th North Carolina practice
Chicago-based Aspen Dental opened its 24th practice in the state of North Carolina.

8. Heartland Dental taps new CMO
Effingham, Ill.-based Heartland Dental hired Stacy DeWalt to serve as chief marketing officer and executive vice president.

9. GPS Dental acquires 3 practices in Q1
Jonesboro, Ark.-based GPS Dental partnered with three dental practices across three states during the first quarter of 2021.

10. Absolute Dental doubles size of 2 practices
Las Vegas-based Absolute Dental Group completed the expansion of two practices.

11. USOSM partners with 1st South Carolina practice
Irving, Texas-based U.S. Oral Surgery Management, a specialty management services company serving oral and maxillofacial surgeons, partnered with Atlantic Oral Surgery and Implant Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

12. Aspen Dental opens 25th Missouri practice
Chicago-based Aspen Dental has opened its 25th Missouri practice in Blue Springs.

13. California practice joins Smile Brands
Santa Ana (Calif.) Dental Group joined Smile Brands.

14. Former Walmart senior exec joins Affordable Care board of directors
Morrisville, N.C.-based Affordable Care appointed Marybeth Hays, a former senior executive at Walmart, to its board of directors.

15. Texas dental practice joins Smile Brands network
Ovilla (Texas) Family Dentistry joined Irvine, Calf.-based Smile Brands.

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