22 DSOs making headlines in November

Below are some of the latest updates from dental support organizations occurring this November.

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

1. Dental Care Alliance adds floating holiday to honor staff diversity
Sarasota, Fla.-based Dental Care Alliance added an Ally Day floating holiday for its employees as part of its diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.

2. New partnership brings diabetes care to the dentist's office
In recognition of American Diabetes Month, Waltham, Mass.-based 42 North Dental partnered with the American Diabetes Association. 42 North Dental will now include an "Oral Care & Diabetes" page on each of its practice websites with the ADA's Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Test. Resources will also be available to patients in-office.

3. 39 of this DSO's dentists won local 'top dentist' awards in 2021
Thirty-nine dentists with Waltham, Mass.-based 42 North Dental won local "Top Dentist" awards in 2021. Awarded by Boston Magazine, Connecticut Magazine, New Hampshire Magazine and Westchester Magazine, the recognition is voted on by peer dentists and vetted by an expert panel.

4. MB2 Dental named a best-led company by Inc.
Carrollton, Texas-based MB2 Dental ranked No. 203 on the list of 250 companies.

5. Dentist Entrepreneur Organization acquires 2 businesses
Austin, Texas-based Dentist Entrepreneur Organization, a group that supports dental leaders on the journey from a practice to a self-managing organization, acquired both Traction for Dental and JoyFull People. Traction for Dental is a certified EOS implementation business focused solely on multi-location dental companies, while JoyFull People offers an online curriculum for finding, managing and growing dental teams.

6. United Dental raises $5M to power growth in US
Canada-based United Dental Corp. raised $5 million in series B funding to support acquisitions and growth in the U.S.

7. Fairfax Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery partners with Beacon Oral Specialists
Fairfax (Va.) Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery partnered with Dallas-based Beacon Oral Specialists, a management services organization serving the oral surgery sector. The transaction closed June 23.

8. 3 things to know about Western Dental's new marketing partnership
Orange, Calif.-based Western Dental partnered with Creative Advertising Agency Spread on two marketing campaigns. The campaigns will focus on Western Dental and its affiliate Brident Dental & Orthodontics. Creative Advertising Agency Spread will also create Spanish-language content for the two dental companies through Alcanzanos, its U.S.- and Mexico-based affiliate agency.

9. USOSM gains private equity investment from Oak Hill Capital
Oak Hill Capital entered into a definitive agreement to invest and partner with Irving, Texas-based U.S. Oral Surgery Management. U.S. Oral Surgery Management's leadership team will continue to oversee the organization while retaining ownership interest.

10. New affiliation launches 42 North Dental past 100 practices
42 North Dental most recently added Lansing, Mich.-based Great Lakes Family Dental Group, which has practices across Michigan and Indiana. The DSO now supports 105 dental practices.

11. MB2 Dental enters Idaho market
MB2 Dental entered its 33rd state with its first Idaho partnerships.

12. Smile Doctors added 14 practices in Q3, including 1st in North Carolina
Georgetown, Texas-based Smile Doctors affiliated with 14 practices during its third quarter, including its first in North Carolina. The company said it is one of the first orthodontic support organizations to enter North Carolina.

13. Dental Care Alliance enters new state
Sarasota, Fla.-based Dental Care Alliance added Fond du Lac, Wis.-based Modern Dental Care to its growing organization of allied practices. The partnership marks DCA's entry into Wisconsin.

14. PDS 2nd DSO to partner with American Diabetes Association this month
Irvine, Calif.-based Pacific Dental Services and the American Diabetes Association partnered to boost awareness around the link between periodontal disease and diabetes. PDS-supported practices distributed the latest issue of Generations of Smiles, which focuses on the tie between oral health and diabetes, and includes nutritional information and a diabetes risk test developed by the American Diabetes Association.

15. North American Dental Group launches internal diversity campaign
Pittsburgh-based North American Dental Group recently launched an internal "Faces of NADG" campaign to share the diverse stories of its team members.

16. Imagen Dental Partners taps new COO
Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Imagen Dental Partners appointed Michael Unton COO.

17. Private equity firm sells sales stake in US Oral Surgery Management
RiverGlade Capital sold its controlling stake in U.S. Oral Surgery Management.

18. Marquee Dental Partners closes 7-practice deal
Brentwood, Tenn.-based Marquee Dental Partners partnered with seven Florida dental practices, for a current total of 14 offices across nine brands in Florida.

19. Foundation Dental Partners reaches 14 partnerships, enters Tennessee market
Foundation Dental Partners recently gained two partnerships in Tennessee, placing the Alpharetta, Ga.-based DSO in the state's market and increasing its network to 14 practices.

20. Private equity firm acquires 2 dental practices, expands DSO presence in 2 states
Dallas-based Surge Private Equity added two dental practices with locations in Illinois and Indiana to its Texas-based DSO network.

21. Florham Park, N.J.-based Select Dental Management partnered with two dental practices, further expanding their footprint into Washington, D.C., and Vermont and bringing the organization to a total of 32 practices, according to a news release obtained by Becker's.

22. Zentist launches platform to provide real-time insurance claim payments to DSOs
Zentist launched a platform to give real-time insurance claim payments to DSOs. The platform will use machine learning to predict payments and pre-fund DSOs' accounts receivable. United Dental will be the first DSO to use the pilot program.

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