Heartland Dental, the nation’s leading dental support organization (DSO), announced Tuesday the closing of its previously announced agreement to enter into a strategic transaction with American Dental Partners Incorporated (ADPI). As the world’s largest DSO, Heartland Dental now supports over 2,300 dentists, in more than 1,400 locations across 38 states nationwide. As a result of the strategic transaction, Heartland Dental will have expanded geographical reach and operational resources to deliver unparalleled value and support to doctors and their teams.
Riverside Oral Surgery, the Official Oral Surgeons of the NJ Devils, with locations in River Edge, Westwood, Englewood, Livingston, Chatham, and Edison, announces the acquisition of Metropolitan Craniofacial Center, P.A. with locations in West Orange, West Caldwell, and Parsippany. This acquisition immediately expands Riverside’s footprint to a total of nine service locations in New Jersey making it the largest surgeon-owned and operated oral and maxillofacial surgery practice in the state.
Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), the world’s largest provider of health care solutions to office-based dental and medical practitioners, announced today that it has acquired a 70% ownership position in eAssist Dental Solutions (eAssist), the developer of a leading and fast-growing virtual dental billing outsourcing service that will advance the Company’s mission to offer best-of-breed solutions to help dental practices operate more efficiently and profitably, freeing up practice resources to focus on patient care.
Amid growing demand from dental payers for its powerful dental artificial intelligence (AI) software, venture-backed dental AI company Overjet today announced it had acquired American Dental Examiners (ADE). The union brings together Overjet’s industry-leading dental AI technology with a storied dental claims review firm that built and defined the claim review category over the last four decades. With today’s acquisition, Overjet will be the first company in the dental industry to offer under one roof a fully integrated solution for dental payers that combines AI and a licensed, nationwide network of dental claims reviewers.
Smile Brands is pleased to announce its partnership with Eby Dental Care in Okemos, MI. The existing dental team and staff will remain with the office and the business will continue to operate under the name Eby Dental Care. Dr. Eric Eby founded Eby Dental Care in 2003 with the goal of bringing healthy, beautiful smiles to patients of all ages. Today, Dr. Eby leads a team of six from their growing Okemos location. The team delivers general, preventive and restorative care, specialty care, cosmetic dentistry, and emergency services to patients in Okemos and the surrounding area.
Vyne Dental®, a leading provider of revenue cycle, claims management and electronic health information exchange for all-sized dental practices, announces that it has acquired Operability, LLC, and its OperaDDS patient communications and engagement platform. With more than 14,000 combined users in the United States, OperaDDS facilitates end-to-end transfer of information between dental practices, provider, and patients via automated email, two-way text messaging, custom paperless forms, and encrypted email services.
U.S. Oral Surgery Management, backed by RiverGlade Partners and Thurston Group, is gearing up for a sale, people told PE Hub’s Sarah Pringle. Representing one of the first platforms to grow and consolidate the oral surgery market, RiverGlad and Thurston formed USOSM in late 2017. Moelis has been hired to advise on an upcoming process, sources said.
MB2 Dental, the original Dental Partnership Organization, announced the closing of its 300th affiliated practice with Dr. Adrian Huang and Dr. Preston Huang, owners of Ninth East Dental and Canyon Road Dental in Provo, Utah. Additionally, MB2 entered its 30th new state, partnering with Dr. Joseph LaPonzina in Bel Air, Maryland. In January, MB2 Dental announced its partnership with Charlesbank Capital Partners, a middle-market private equity firm based in Boston and New York. A total of 300 people (dentists and employees) opted to invest a total of $255 million alongside Charlesbank.
Henry Schein One, a subsidiary of Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC), announced today that it has acquired an 80% ownership position in Jarvis Analytics, a software company that develops comprehensive business analytics tools to help dental practitioners and their teams use data to diagnose problems, strengthen decision-making, and improve business performance. Jarvis simplifies the collection of data from multiple sources and organizes it so the information can be presented in real-time reports, dashboards, and other methods.
Beacon Dental Health announced its affiliations with multiple dental practices in Downtown Boston. The strategic partnerships with Oliver Dental Associates and Downtown Boston Dental, two of Boston’s preeminent practices, mark Beacon Dental Health’s continued expansion into key Northeast markets. The existing clinical and administrative teams will remain at both practices.
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