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Community Dental Partners and 3C Dental Group announce partnership

Community Dental Partners (CDP) announced a new partnership with 3C Dental Group, a dental support organization with 20 locations. “This partnership allows for a ripple effect of incredible patient care experience to spread across the often rural areas of their supported Texas practices,” CDP said in a release.

Says Emmet Scott, co-founder of Community Dental Partners, “Dr. Dhaval Thakkar and Kelly Thakkar have built an organization that is perfectly aligned with the culture and quality of care that is part of Community Dental Partner’s model and mission. We are so excited about this win-win work that allows us to provide them the support needed to expand their reach, supporting more underserved patients, while we learn in return from their invaluable expertise in the adult dentistry space.”

Says Dr. Dhaval Thakkar, DMD, Owner of 3C Dental Group, “The choice to join forces with CDP was made easy the more we realized we were aligning with a team whose values, culture, and dedication to a higher purpose – a mission to bring exemplary dental care to communities who are normally underserved – was perfectly aligned with ours. With this merger and collaboration, I’m confident we’ll be able to create a bigger impact with 3C’s vision of serving patients and team members.”

Guardian Dentistry Partners secures over $100M financing

Guardian Dentistry Partners announced that it has secured more than $100 million in debt financing from Twin Brook Capital Partners, a leading direct lending finance company. Guardian, which has seen its dental partnerships across the country grow exponentially since its founding in 2018, said it is “now well-positioned to continue to forge powerful strategic partnerships” in the months and years to come.

“This financing is reflective of confidence in our business plan and in our incredible dental entrepreneur founders and partners,” said Mark Censoprano, GDP’s President. “With Twin Brook’s support, we are now primed to grow even more quickly, and we’re confident we will achieve our objectives.”

In the coming months Guardian said it is expected to announce new partnerships with nearly 30 dental practices across the Eastern United States, including partnerships in two new states. “2021 is proving to be a hallmark expansion year for Guardian,” said Dr. Hisham Barakat, Chief Clinical Officer at GDP. “We’re proud, and humbled, to have the opportunity to support so many amazing partners in their journeys to build the practices of their dreams.”

42 North Dental Partners with American Diabetes Association  

In November, in recognition of American Diabetes Month, 42 North Dental partnered with the American Diabetes Association (ADA) to raise awareness of diabetes and prediabetes with their shared patient communities. According to 42 North Dental, proper oral healthcare can potentially detect and help manage diabetes. As part of this partnership, 42 North Dental will include an “Oral Care & Diabetes” page on each of its practice websites which will include the ADA’s Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Test. Patients, and prospective patients will be able to answer questions in 60 seconds to assess their level of risk and access resources of how to proceed. Materials will also be available to patients in-office and clinical providers will receive ongoing training and resources to best meet the needs of patients with diabetes and prediabetes.  

North American Dental Group names new CFO, IT security team  

North American Dental Group (NADG) has promoted Stephen Castles as its next CFO. In this role, he will be responsible for managing the day-to-day financial operations of the company and the 250 dental practices across 15 states that NADG supports. Castles joined NADG in January as VP of Finance and Corporate Development where he oversaw many aspects of NADG’s corporate finance functions and supported the company’s affiliation efforts. Castles succeeds Jonathan Walker, who recently was promoted to CEO. The company also announced it has promoted Dan Romary to chief information officer (CIO) and hired Jim Nelms for the newly created role of chief information security officer (CISO). Romary, who joined NADG in July 2020, had been VP of Data Analytics and Enterprise Applications. Nelms most recently worked as CISO for LabCorp, a leading healthcare diagnostics company.