Guardian Dentistry Partners' 2-year recap: 10 big moves

Miami-based Guardian Dentistry Partners has expanded its network to include more than 130 affiliated practices across 11 states since its founding in 2018.

Here are 10 notable moves since 2021:


  • Guardian selected Robert Papenbrock as its vice president of finance.
  • Guardian appointed Chris Carlisle as general counsel and Andrea Garson as chief people officer.
  • Guardian secured more than $100 million in debt financing from Chicago-based Twin Brook Capital Partners to create new partnerships.
  • The company created a chief operating officer role and appointed Houmam Ali to the position.
  • Guardian entered New York by partnering with Marc Liechtung, DMD. 


  • Guardian added Value Dental Carolinas, its first practice in South Carolina, and Matthews (N.C.) Family Dentistry, its first practice in North Carolina.
  • The dental partnership organization hired Jason Dignan to be its vice president of corporate finance.
  • Guardian entered the Maryland market by adding two practices from the state to its network.
  • The company secured five more practices over a three-week period in October.
  • Guardian reached its 100th partner after making nearly 30 partnerships in the third quarter. 

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