20 dental service organizations to know

Dental service organizations assist practices across the nation with key front office and back office administration. Here are 20 dental service organizations to know.

Note: This list is not comprehensive and arranged in alphabetical order. Service organizations cannot pay for inclusion on this list.

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Allied Dental (Tom Rivers, N.J.). Over the past 40 years, the founding dentists of Allied Dental have been providing support and professional growth to dental practices across the country. The company provides mentorship and training opportunities for affiliated dentists and dental practices to grow their careers. Each quarter Allied Dental provides dentist with continuing education courses to stay updated on the latest tools, treatment methods, scientific research and business practices through its Allied University

American Dental Partners (Wakefield, Mass.). American Dental Partners provides business services for more than 20 affiliated dental groups across the nation. Some of the services provided include high-level programs to foster people development, leadership and best practices. American Dental Partners offers their business services to pediatric dentists, endodontists, orthodontists, periodontists, prosthodontists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons and dental anesthesiologists. Kevin M. Trexler, CEO of American Dental Partners, has been leading the company growth since 2015.

Aspen Dental Practice Management (East Syracuse, N.Y.). Aspen Dental is a dental practice management chain where practices are owned and operated individually by licensed dentists. The practices provide comprehensive care that addresses both short and long term dental care needs. Aspen Dental Management provides administrative and business support services to Aspen Dental-branded practices. Aspen Dental has more than 600 offices in 36 states and employees 8,000-plus dentists. In 2016, Aspen Dental practices provided services to more than 1.5 million patients.

Birner Dental Management Services (Denver). Operating in dental practices under the name Perfect Teeth, Birner Dental Management Services provides business support to practices in Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona. Birner Dental Management Services acquires, develops and manages geographically dense dental practice networks in select markets. Frederic Birner is the chairman CEO and co-founder of Birner Dental Management Services, established the service organization in 1995. The company has since been included on Fortune Small Business Magazine's list of America's Top 100 Fastest Growing Small Public Companies twice.

Dental Care Alliance (Sarasota, Fla.). Since Steven R. Matzkin, DDS, established Dental Care Alliance in 1991, the company has grown in a service organization with over 400 dentists. Dental Care Alliance has more than 260 affiliated practices in 13 states. The service organization allows dentists to have equity in their practice, maintain clinical autonomy and find assistance with business management. Dental Care Alliance also offers participating dentist a large existing patient base, a growing new patient flow and continuing education.

DentalOne Partners (Plano, Texas). Since being established in 1981, DentalOne Partners have worked with doctors to reduce overhead, streamline process, increase efficiency and purchasing power and allow doctors to devote more time to patient care. DentalOne Partner created a leadership team including dentistry, business, technology, finance and planning experts to ensure dental practices are competitive, profitable and ahead of the curve. CEO Thomas J. Marler joined DentalOne Partners in 2015 and has led the company to see growth in the following years.

Dental Practice Solutions (Clackamas, Ore.). Founded by Debbie Seidel-Bittke in 2000, Dental Practice Solutions helps individual dental practices improve high levels of production by implementing a preventive, evidence-based and patient-centered strategies and solutions. With a focus on dental hygiene, the company offers training programs, time management resources, code webinars and assistance with treatment plans. Dental Practice Solutions developed Forever White Smiles, a whitening system that encourages dental practices to promote their own take-home whitening programs.

Emergency Dental Care USA (Omaha, Neb.).Emergency Dental Care USA was inspired by urgent care medical clinics. These dental practices are open seven days a week and offer same-day appointments. The company is located in 18 dental practices across nine states. Emergency Dental Care USA offers various services to patients seeking immediate treatment, including root canal therapy, dental implants, broken or chipped teeth, crowns, cavity fillings and wisdom teeth removal

Great Expressions Dental Centers (Southfield, Mich.). With practices in 10 states throughout the country, Great Expressions Dental Centers provide patients access to affordable dental care. Great Expressions Dental Centers provide a wide variety of services, including endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, orthodontics, invisalign, pedodontics and general dentistry. Founded in 1982, Great Expressional Dental Centers operate within more than 280 dental practices.

Heartland Dental Care (Effingham, Ill.). Heartland Dental Care provides dental practices of every size and age administrative support services, reliable administrative support services. The company has a diverse team of marketing, IT, accounting and other non-clinical discipline experts. Heartland Dental Care provides professional assistance for interviewing, hiring and training dental teams. Currently, over 1,000 dentists from over 750 practices partner with Heartland Dental Care. Partnering dentists have access to more than 200 continuing education hours to maximize their clinical, professional and leadership skills.

InterDent (Inglewood Calif.). InterDent has over 200 affiliated dental offices, serving more than 1 million patients each year. Gentle Dental is the principal brand of InterDent, proving general dentistry, orthodontics, periodontics, endodontics, pedodontics, prosthodonics and oral surgery. InterDent has practices in eight western states under the brands Gentle Dental, Smile Keepers Dental, Affordable Dental Care, Capitol Dental and Dedicated Dental. Previously known as Wisdom Holdings, the company was founded in 1978 and changed its name to InterDent in 1999.

Katsur Management Group (Altamonte Springs, Fla.). James T. Katsur, DDS, founded Katsur Management Group in 1989. Since being established the company provides accounting, payroll, centralized billing, customer service, human resources, credentialing, procurement and information technology services to its affiliated practices. Additionally, Katsur Management Group offers organizational planning and development, recruiting, retention and training programs, quality assurance initiatives, facilities development and management, marketing and payer relations and financial planning and reporting services.

MB2 Dental Solutions (Carrolton, Texas). Created by dentists, MB2 Dental Solutions is a dental management and practice development company. MB2 Dental Solutions has over 80 affiliated locations in six states across the U.S. Services provided to dental practices include human resources, accounting and finance, credentialing, compliance and IT. Chris Villanueva, DMD, is the founder and CEO of MB2 Dental Solutions. He founded the company in 2009 on the vision of combining the positive characteristics of sole and group practitioners.

McKenzie Management (Barnesville, Ohio). Working with dentists across the U.S. and Canada since 1980, McKenzie Management provides knowledge, guidance and personalized systems. The service organization has established dental basic training, performance measurements, recruiting and hiring, rewards and specialty services. In addition, McKenzie Management delivers dental consulting coaching programs for business operations, marketing, hygiene, start ups, acquisitions, mergers and evaluations.

Mini Implant Centers of America (Buffalo, N.Y.). Focusing on the benefits of mini dental implant dentistry, Mini Implant Centers of America are able to replace missing teeth with implant supported cemented or removable restorations in one visit. The company is affiliated with over 50 dental practices. Mini Implant Centers of America's dentists are trained in dental implant therapy, an advancing technique in the dental industry for the past 25 years. The company offers dentists and practices business and marketing systems, financing options, practice support and clinical training

North American Dental Group (New Castle, Pa.). North American Dental has been an Inc. 500 company, improving its ranking from 441 in 2013 to 337 in 2014. This dental service organization provides facilities, equipment and management support to dentists. Other services include insurance processing, marketing, information technology and human resources. The North American Dental Group partners with dentists who independently diagnose and treat their patients. The organization has a network of over 125 practices today, which is almost double from their 70 practices in 2014. 

OrthoSynetics (Metairie, La.). OrthoSynetics works with orthodontists to provide comprehensive consulting, marketing, patient insurance and collections, procurement and financial analysis. The company also developed the OrthoSynetics PinPoint dashboard to help orthodontists understand their practices' financial state, goals and performance. Ensuring orthodontists have time to focus on their patients; OrthoSynetics uses data to understand what motivates consumer behavior and purchases. Established in 1985, OrthSynetics has grown to a company of 2,741 employees. 

Pacific Dental Services (Irvine, Calif.). Since 1994, Pacific Dental Services have been growing. As of 2016, PDS has more than 500 supported offices supporting more than 1,600 dentists throughout 17 states and plans to add more than 50 supported offices each year. The service organization provides payroll, taxes and insurance services, as well as implements new technology. PDS partners with various dental manufacturers, including Dentsply Sirona, Henry Schein, Patterson Dental, 3M-ESPE and Align Technology, to support their practices and dentists with up to-date technology and dental care. The organization is led by Brad Guyton, DDS, dean and vice president of clinical development.

Smile Brands (Irvine, Calif.).  Formerly known as Bright Now Dental, Smile Brands was founded in 1998 through the acquisition of three west coast support services organizations.  In 2003, Smile Dental acquired Monarch Dental and later Castle Dental Centers. Smile Brands works to give dental providers and employees guidance on how to treat patients. Working in 350 dental practices around the country, Smile Brands aims to improve oral health, solve dental challenges and improve smiles.

Western Dental (Orange, Calif.). Western Dental is the largest dental service organization in the west with over 200 offices in California, Arizona and Nevada. The company provides various services to patients, including general dentistry, dental implants and restorative crowns, whitening, pedodontics, veneers and extractions. Since 2015, Daniel Crowley has served as Western Dental CEO. Mr. Crowley has grown the company to employ over 4,500 dental professional and support staff, including over 700 specialists.

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