10 DSO and dental leaders to know

The dental industry is a fascinating space with regional and national dental service organizations growing rapidly.

Below is a list of 10 leaders who have made a positive impact on their organizations and have their sights set on future growth. 

Contact Cameron Cortigiano at ccortigiano@beckershealthcare.com to recommend a leader for future lists. To learn more about the dental industry and engage in lively debate about the future, join us at the Future of Dentistry Roundtable in June — register here.

Allen Nazeri, DDS. CEO of Dentist Consultation Hub (Bangkok, Thailand). Dr. Nazeri has been the CEO of Dentist Consultation Hub since founding the company in 2020. He has experience in mergers and acquisitions, business development and executive leadership roles. Dr. Nazeri is also the CEO of Dr. Allen Nazeri Healthcare Advisory Group. 

Dana Soper. Co-founder and CEO of Cordental Group (Cincinnati). Ms. Soper has been the CEO of Cordental Group since co-founding the company in 2017. She is skilled in healthcare management, strategic planning and business development. Ms. Soper has helped grow the DSO to have affiliated offices in nine states. 

Denise Arechavaleta. Director of Service Excellence Dental Care Alliance (Sarasota, Fla.). Ms. Arechavaleta has been the director of service excellence of Dental Care Alliance since 2018. She leads organizational process improvement programs and improves service in underperforming practices. Prior to her current role with the company, Ms. Arechavaleta served as practice systems manager. 

David Janash, DMD. President and CEO of Underbite Dental Management (New York City). Dr. Janash has been the president and CEO of Underbite Dental Management since founding the DSO in 2011. Underbite Dental Management provides services including human resources, insurance billing, compliance reviews and revenue cycle management. Dr. Janash has helped the DSO expand to locations in Maryland, Connecticut and New York.

David Meece. CEO of Pearl Street Dental Partners (Dallas). Mr. Meece has been the CEO of Pearl Street Dental Partners since 2019. He is skilled in new business development, marketing strategy and entrepreneurship. Mr. Meece is also a co-founder of Dental Management Strategies and was the company's CEO for 18 years. 

Derek Bell. Senior Vice President of Accounting and Controller of U.S. Endo Partners (Irving, Texas). Mr. Bell has been the senior vice president of accounting and controller of U.S. Endo Partners since 2021. He is skilled in financial accounting, analysis and operation. Prior to joining U.S. Endo Partners, Mr. Bell served as senior director of accounting and group controller of physician services central group at Envision Healthcare.

Darrell Bourg, DDS. Owner, CEO and Dentist of Exceptional Dental (Marrero, La.). Dr. Bourg has been the owner, CEO and a practicing dentist of Exceptional Dental since founding the practice in 2001. He was also elected the president of the New Orleans Dental Association in 2013. Dr. Bourg serves as a professor in the department of fixed prosthodontics at the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. 

Angel Hong, DDS. Owner and Dentist of Dental Implants Dynamics and Smile Experts (Scarsdale, N.Y.). Dr. Hong has been the owner and dentist at her practice since founding it in 2004. She is experienced in replacing and improving deteriorating dental work and full mouth reconstructions. Dr. Hong also served as a faculty member of the advanced education in graduate dental clinic at New York University College of Dentistry. 

Brett Noorda, DMD. Owner and Dentist of Dental Excellence (Henderson, Nev.). Dr. Noorda has been the owner and a practicing dentist of Dental Excellence since founding his office 1997. He is skilled in sedation dentistry, dental implants, root canal treatment, cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics. Dr. Noorda is also a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry.

Deborah Gennero, DDS. Owner and Dentist of Deborah Gennero DDS (Houston). Dr. Gennero has been the owner and a practicing dentist since founding her practice in 1994. She is an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Gennero is skilled in Invisalign, dental implants and orthodontics.

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