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According to Dr. Bicuspid the following list is the —–

Top 10 DSO

Organizations are ordered by the number of affiliated practices. All company websites were last accessed on May 19 or 22, 2017.

1.Heartland Dental

Number of affiliated/supported practices/offices: More than 750

Source: Company website

Brands: Individualized

Locations: Heartland practices are in 34 states.

Note: More than 1,200 dentists are supported by Heartland, according to the company’s website.

  1. Aspen Dental/Aspen Dental Management

Number of affiliated/supported practices/offices: More than 600

Source: Company website and press release

Brands: Aspen

Locations: Aspen has practices in 36 states.

Note: Aspen providers saw more than 1.5 million patients in 2016, according to the company.

  1. Pacific Dental Services

Number of affiliated/supported practices/offices: More than 500

Source: Company website

Brands: Individualized

Locations: Pacific Dental has locations in 17 states.

Note: Pacific Dental was launched in 1994 in Costa Mesa, CA.

  1. Smile Brands

Number of affiliated/supported practices/offices: 350

Sources: Company website and published material

Brands: Bright Now Dental, Castle Dental, and Monarch Dental

Locations: Smile Brands has offices in 17 states.

Note: Smile Brands’ primary equity sponsor is Gryphon Investors, a middle-market private equity firm based in San Francisco.

  1. American Dental Partners

Number of affiliated/supported practices/offices: 285

Source: Company LinkedIn page

Brands: 22 in all, including Associated Dental Partners, A Tooth Doctor for Kids, Carus Dental, Forward Dental, and Metro Dental

Locations: Practices are in 21 states.

Note: American Dental Partners was founded in 1995.

  1. Great Expressions Dental Centers

Number of affiliated/supported practices/offices: More than 280

Source: Company website

Brands: Great Expressions

Locations: Great Expressions has practices in 10 states.

Note: Great Expressions Dental Centers was founded in 1982.

  1. Dental Care Alliance

Number of affiliated/supported practices/offices: More than 260

Source: Company website

Brands: Multiple, including Advanced Dental Care, College Park Dental, Gentle Dental, and more

Locations: Dental Care Alliance has practices in 13 states.

Note: The alliance was established in 1991.

  1. Affordable Dentures & Implants

Number of affiliated/supported practices/offices: More than 220

Source: Company website

Locations: Affordable Dentures has offices in 39 states.

Note: The first Affordable Dentures practice opened in 1975 in Kinston, NC.

  1. Western Dental

Number of affiliated/supported practices/offices: More than 220

Source: Company website and published material

Brands: Western Dental & Orthodontics and Brident Dental & Orthodontics

Locations: Western Dental has locations in four states.

Note: Western is the leading provider of orthodontics in California and Arizona, according to the company.

  1. InterDent

Number of affiliated/supported practices/offices: 200

Source: Company website

Brands: Gentle Dental, Dedicated Dental, Capitol Dental, Smile Keepers, and Blue Oak

Locations: InterDent has offices in eight states.

Note: Gentle Dental has almost 170 locations.

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