Heartland Dental vs. Aspen Group vs. Pacific Dental: How each DSOs grew in 2022

Heartland Dental, the Aspen Group and Pacific Dental Services are the three largest DSOs in the U.S.

Here are three ways each DSO grew in 2022:

Heartland Dental

1. Heartland added 151 practices to its network. This includes 84 de novo locations and 67 affiliations.

2. The DSO affiliated with practices in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, Oregon, North Carolina, Michigan and Florida.

3. Heartland opened practices in North Carolina, South Carolina, Colorado and Iowa.

The Aspen Group

1. The Aspen Group opened its 1,000th Aspen Dental location.

2. Aspen Dental and ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers opened their first co-location in Albuquerque, N.M.

3. The Aspen Group opened the TAG Oral Care Center for Excellence in Chicago, which provides dental care to underserved Illinois residents.

Pacific Dental Services

1. The DSO saw 31 percent growth from 2020 to 2022.

2. Pacific Dental opened its 900th supported practice, Aspen Hill Modern Dentistry in Silver Spring, Md.

3. The DSO partnered with its 700th dental practice owner, Stacey Howes, DDS, of River Point Dental Group and Orthodontics in Sheridan, Colo.

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