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Aspen Dental Celebrates Major Milestone With Opening of 800th Office

December 19, 2019 GMT

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 19, 2019--

Aspen Dental, the largest and fastest-growing branded network of dental offices in the country, is closing out the decade by celebrating a significant milestone: the opening of the 800th Aspen Dental location in Southern Pines, NC. The achievement comes as nine new Aspen Dental offices prepare to open their doors across seven states: Fayetteville, Georgia; Kansas City and Lawrence, Kansas; Canton, Michigan; Royal Oak, Michigan; Kansas City, Missouri; Lincoln, Nebraska; Southern Pines, North Carolina and Mechanicsville, Virginia.

“A new Aspen Dental office opens every four days, which is a direct reflection of the shared commitment between ADMI and the doctors whose practices we support to help patients get the care they need,” said Bob Fontana, chairman and CEO of Aspen Dental Management, Inc. (ADMI), the dental support organization (DSO) that provides business support services to Aspen Dental practices. “I’m incredibly proud of the work that the doctors and team members do to break down barriers to care and the positive impact they have on the tens of thousands of patients who walk through their doors every single day.”

Since it was founded in 1998, Aspen Dental has grown consistently in response to the unmet need for accessible, affordable, and comprehensive dental care. Today, an estimated 25,000 patients receive care in an Aspen Dental location every day and there are nearly 12,000 team members across the country. Unlike most DSO-supported practice, Aspen Dental’s growth is entirely de novo, meaning that every office is built from the ground up rather than via acquisition, a strategy designed to create a consistent patient offering from office to office.

Central to this success is the community of engaged dentists and staff who are connected by their commitment to changing lives and making a difference, delivering a patient-centric model built to break down barriers so that patients can get the care they need, today. Each location has on-site labs, is open extended hours, including evenings and Saturdays, to accommodate walk-in patients and emergency care, provides a free or low-cost exam and X-rays for new patients without dental insurance, works with all insurance plans and offers flexible financing and a Denture Money Back Guarantee.

In an industry that is expected to experience seven percent growth in employment of dentists by 2028, doctors increasingly choose Aspen Dental not only for access to best-in-class business services and expertise, but also to join a community of like-minded professionals who share their commitment to a culture that puts people - teams and patients - first and values support, community and camaraderie.

To make an appointment, patients can go to www.aspendental.com and click on Schedule a New Patient Appointment; call 830-253-4360 or 800-ASPEN DENTAL (800-277-3633).

About Aspen Dental Offices

Aspen Dental-branded practices are committed to breaking down the barriers so that patients can get the care they need today. With 800 offices in 42 states, Aspen Dental practices provide a wide range of general dentistry and denture-related services and offer patient-friendly programs and services, including convenient locations, onsite labs and extended hours. Together, Aspen Dental practices cared for nearly 1.8 million patients in 2018.

About Aspen Dental Management, Inc.

With an innovative model that takes care of non-clinical business and administrative services so that providers are free to focus on patient care, the team at ADMI is driven by one overarching purpose: To care for the people who care for the patients. ADMI makes it easier for clinicians to have the careers they’ve always dreamed of, delivering care to their patients with the support of a team of experienced business professionals who are committed to making their practices a success. Support provided by ADMI includes services and recommendations related to finding the right locations, leasing, acquiring equipment, accounting and marketing.

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CONTACT: Kasey Pickett

Sr. Director, Communications, ADMI

kpickett@aspendental.com

KEYWORD: ILLINOIS NORTH CAROLINA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: DENTAL HEALTH

SOURCE: Aspen Dental

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