60+ notable DSO deals in the last 4 years

From acquisitions to company partnerships, here are 62 notable DSO deals that have taken place since 2018:

2018

  • Business-building investment company Parkstone Growth Partners teamed up with Sarasota, Fla.-based BayView Dental Associates to create a new DSO, Parkview Dental Partners.
  • Orange, Calif.-based Western Dental affiliate Brident Dental & Orthodontics agreed to take part in a value-based care and payment model under Texas' Medicaid program.
  • Effingham, Ill.-based Heartland Dental reached 900 supported dental practices.
  • Chicago-based Aspen Dental partnered with Walgreens to offer in-store dental services to Walgreens customers.

2019

  • In January, Irvine, Calif.-based Pacific Dental Services launched its 700th supported dental practice.
  • Chicago-based Aspen Dental launched its first integrated marketing campaign featuring national and local TV advertising, radio, paid search and social media.
  • Plymouth Meeting, Pa.-based Mid-Atlantic Dental purchased Denver-based Birner Dental Management Services and rebranded it as Rocky Mountain Dental Services.
  • Private equity firm the Beekman Group completed the sale of Philadelphia-based Delaware Valley Management Holdings.
  • In February, Boston-based New England Management Services added five dental practices to its network, doubling its base from five practices to 10.
  • Plymouth Meeting, Pa.-based Mid-Atlantic Dental Partners acquired Plano, Texas-based DentalOne Partners.
  • Effingham, Ill.-based Heartland Dental became the first DSO to reach 1,000 practices.
  • Aspen Dental announced it reached 800 offices.

2020

  • Irvine, Calif.-based Pacific Dental Services affiliated with its 800th dental practice.
  • Orange, Calif.-based Western Dental & Orthodontic launched ClearArc, its clear aligner line.
  • Carrollton, Texas-based MB2 Dental reached 200 affiliated practices.
  • Pacific Dental Services launched its teledentistry platform in April.
  • Aspen Dental deployed its digital check-in system in all of its 820 offices nationwide.
  • Louisville, Ky.-based Mortenson Dental Partners launched Smiles360, a dental savings alternative to dental insurance.
  • Pacific Dental Services reached 600 supported owner dentists in November. 
  • Effingham, Ill.-based Heartland Dental acquired Southfield, Mich.-based Tru Family Dental.
  • Chicago-based Aspen Dental Management closed its acquisition of ClearChoice Management Services. 

2021

  • Dental laser company Biolase and Sarasota, Fla.-based Dental Care Alliance reached an agreement to expand laser technology and training programs across dental offices in the nation.
  • Chicago-based Aspen Dental Management earned the "Program Approval for Continuing Education" designation from the Academy of General Dentistry.
  • Carrollton, Texas-based MB2 Dental added its 300th affiliated practice.
  • Louisville, Ky.-based Mortenson Dental Partners raised a $12 million equity offering from the sale of its common stock.
  • Aspen Dental Management launched Motto, its line of clear aligners.
  • Effingham, Ill.-based Heartland Dental closed its strategic transaction with American Dental Partners.
  • Aspen Dental opened its 900th U.S. office.
  • Boston-based ​​Beacon Dental Health announced in July it has doubled in size for the third consecutive year.
  • Trevose, Pa.-based Simply Beautiful Smiles acquired Olin Dental Group.
  • Chicago-based private equity firm Thurston Group formed a new DSO called Gen4 Dental Partners.
  • Irvine, Calif.-based Pacific Dental Services launched an integrated dental-medical practice in Henderson, Nev.
  • Pacific Dental Services opened its 850th supported dental practice.
  • Sarasota, Fla.-based Dental Care Alliance added an Ally Day floating holiday for its employees as part of its diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.
  • Waltham, Mass.-based 42 North Dental surpassed 100 practices.
  • Aspen Dental Management rebranded as the Aspen Group to reflect its expansion in the healthcare industry.
  • New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Dental365 acquired Beacon Dental Health.

2022

  • West Chester, Pa.-based Spark Dental Management acquired Children's Dental Management.
  • Orange, Calif.-based Western Dental and anchored denture company Renew partnered to build surgery centers in California and Texas.
  • Chicago-based the Aspen Group announced in February that it would convert its Aspen Dental offices to be fully digital by early 2023.
  • Carrollton, Texas-based MB2 Dental added its 400th practice.
  • Private equity firm Thurston Group formed a DSO, SGA Dental Partners, by merging three dental groups based in the Southeast region.
  • In March, Irvine, Calif.-based Pacific Dental Services reached a milestone by producing more than 3 million same-day dental restorations at its partner practices. 
  • Aspen Dental announced in April it had trained more than 1,400 dentists on dental implant services since December 2020 and aims to train 700 more this year.
  • Pacific Dental Services launched an integrated medical-dental practice in Las Vegas. 
  • Eau Claire​, Wis.-based Simko Specialty Dental and private equity firm Blue Sea Capital have entered a strategic partnership to form a new DSO, Specialty Smile Partners.
  • In April, Aspen Dental partnered with the Dental Assisting National Board and its affiliate organization, the Dale Foundation, to invest in dental radiography training and credentials for dental assistants in the Aspen Dental network.
  • Colorado Springs, Colo.-based Peak Dental Services launched an opportunity for its hygienists nationwide to become owners.
  • Georgetown, Texas-based Smile Doctors partnered with Minor League Baseball to spread awareness about orthodontics care to adults and children.  
  • Sonrava Health, a multispecialty health and wellness company, was announced as the new parent company of Western Dental.
  • Sarasota, Fla.-based Dental Care Alliance reorganized its structure with the addition of a second support division for specialty dental practices. 
  • In July, Sonrava Health completed its acquisition of Plymouth Meeting, Pa.-based DSO Mid-Atlantic Dental Partners.
  • Sonrava Health opened an office housing the LooksBrite Eye Center and Western Dental & Orthodontics in South Gate, Calif. 
  • Effingham, Ill.-based Heartland Dental supported the merger of three Canadian dental companies to create the largest DSO in the country.
  • Boca Raton, Fla.-based Sage Dental became the first U.S. DSO to offer KiyoClear orthodontic aligners from Japanese manufacturer SheepMedical. 
  • Heartland Dental launched its Doctor Difference brand campaign celebrating its culture and business model.
  • Lexington, Ky.-based PepperPointe Partnerships expanded into New York, marking the company's first addition outside Kentucky. 
  • New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Dental365 and Premier Care Dental Management acquired Dental Care New Jersey, an eight location DSO.
  • In July, Aspen Dental and ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers opened their first co-location in Albuquerque, N.M.
  • The Aspen Group opened its 1,000th Aspen Dental location in Norridge, Ill. It also opened the TAG Oral Care Center for Excellence in Chicago.
  • Pacific Dental Services opened its 900th support dental practice. It also partnered with its 700th owner dentist and became the first DSO to integrate dental and medical data with Epic's electronic health record system.
  • Salins Orthodontics in the San Francisco Bay Area partnered with Canadian DSO Canadian Orthodontic Partners.

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