Rapidly growing dental support organization Marquee Dental Partners today announced that it has completed its first acquisition in the state of Alabama. Marquee Dental has entered into an affiliation agreement with Signature Smile, a multi-specialty dental practice with locations in Florence and Huntsville, Alabama. By providing dentists with both the support and the clinical autonomy they need to succeed, Marquee enables them to focus their attention on providing the best oral healthcare services possible.
“Signature Smile has a tremendous reputation of providing high quality, comprehensive dental services for more than 35 years,” said Marquee Dental CEO James Usdan. “We are honored to partner with a practice as well-respected as Signature Smile and excited to expand into the state of Alabama.”
“We are particularly impressed with Signature Smile’s expertise in cosmetic, laser and implant dentistry,” added Usdan. “Signature Smile was one of the first 10 dental practices in the world with the new SOLEA™ CO2 Laser for dental fillings without anesthesia, which is offered at both the Florence and Huntsville locations.”
The transition will be seamless from a patient perspective. Marquee Dental, which places heavy emphasis on dentists’ clinical autonomy, will leave in place Signature Smile’s practice and staff. Dr. L. Don Wilson and Dr. Kristen Bentley will continue to remain actively involved in the practice.
“Marquee Dental will support our practice’s mission of providing the highest quality cosmetic, laser, implant and general dentistry to families in the Shoals and Huntsville areas,” said Dr. Wilson. “Marquee Dental’s approach will reduce the administrative aspects of the practice, enabling us to continue our focus on caring for patients using the most advanced technologies and procedures available in the industry today.”
Marquee Dental has experienced rapid growth since announcing the formation of the company in 2015 and now operates 11 practices in three Southeast states: Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky. Marquee Dental affiliates with dental offices and practice groups in growth markets with a history of providing high quality care.
Marquee Dental CEO James Usdan is a seasoned leader who has served as CEO of three public companies and five private equity-backed firms, including having led or been a board member of four dental service companies. The Marquee Dental team includes COO Christy Englehart, Chief Dental Officer Dr. Steve Hecklin, CFO Luke Lamphron and VP of Business Development/Chief Development Officer Nathan Cox.
About Marquee Dental Partners
Marquee Dental is a premier dental support organization dedicated to making dentists and their patients the priority. By providing dentists with both the support and the clinical autonomy they need to succeed, Marquee enables them to focus their attention on providing the best oral healthcare services possible. Led by a team of highly accomplished industry veterans, the privately held company is based in Nashville, Tennessee. For more information, visit www.marqueedentalpartners.com.