Leading dental support organization Marquee Dental Partners announced today that it has entered into an affiliation agreement with Westen Dental Group, a general dentistry practice in Bowling Green, Kentucky. 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.

“Westen Dental has built the premier general dentistry practice in the Bowling Green area since beginning to serve patients in 1978,” said Marquee Dental CEO James Usdan. “We are honored to be partners with such a knowledgeable, dedicated team that has been providing high quality services as well as the latest innovations to the community.”

From a patient perspective, the transition will be seamless. Tim Whitaker, DMD, founder of Westen Dental, will continue to be actively involved in the practice. Marquee Dental places heavy emphasis on dentists’ clinical autonomy and will leave in place Westen Dental’s dentists and staff.

“For nearly 30 years, Westen Dental Group has been providing excellent and trusted general dentistry to the Bowling Green area with a focus on offering quality care in a patient-friendly environment,” said Dr. Whitaker. “Affiliating with Marquee Dental will decrease the burden of administrative paperwork, enabling us to continue our focus on providing patient care while using the most advanced technologies available in the industry today.”

The experienced Marquee Dental team includes CEO James Usdan, COO Christy Englehart, Chief Dental Officer Dr. Steve Hecklin, CFO Luke Lamphron and VP of Business Development/Chief Development Officer Nathan Cox. 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.

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.