Marquee Dental Partners Acquires Nashville Family Dentistry, Continues Expansion in the Mid-South

Nashville, Tenn. – Nov. 2, 2016 – Marquee Dental Partners, a leading dental support organization, today announced an affiliation agreement with Nashville Family Dentistry. Founded by Jeremy D. Elliott, DMD, Nashville Family Dentistry is a general dentistry practice serving the needs of individuals and families. By providing dentists with both the support and clinical autonomy they need to succeed, Marquee Dental enables them to focus their attention on providing the best oral healthcare services possible.

“We are pleased to support Dr. Elliott and the team at Nashville Family Dentistry in meeting the dental needs of the community and look forward to our partnership. Nashville Family Dentistry has built a tremendous reputation of providing quality dental services and developing excellent patient relationships,” said Marquee Dental CEO James Usdan. “We are particularly impressed with the practice’s focus on preventative care and education, which are so critical to optimal dental health.”

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

“With Marquee Dental, we have found a partner that shares our commitment and values in serving the dental needs of our patients,” said Dr. Elliott. “The depth of experience in Marquee’s team will support the administrative aspects of our rapidly growing practice, enabling our dental care team to focus our time on serving patients and providing the highest level of dental services using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures.”

The Marquee Dental team is led by CEO James Usdan, a seasoned executive who has served as CEO of three public companies and five private equity-backed firms. Usdan has decades of experience in the dental industry and has led or served as a board member of four dental service companies.

Marquee has grown rapidly since its formation in 2015, initially focusing in the Mid-South. Marquee Dental affiliates with dental offices and group practices in growth markets that have a history of providing high quality care.

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, Tenn. For more information, visit www.marqueedentalpartners.com.

Marquee Dental Partners Completes Acquisition of Dental Practice in Bowling Green, Kentucky

Nashville, TN – Sept. 20, 2016 – – Marquee Dental Partners , a leading dental support organization, today announced that it has entered an affiliation agreement with Tom P. Carter, DDS General Dentistry, a practice based in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

For many dentistry practices in today’s market, the pressures of performing administrative and billing functions distract them from focusing their attention where it’s needed most: their patients. By providing dentists with both the support and clinical autonomy they need, Marquee Dental enables them to focus their attention of providing the best oral healthcare services possible.

“We are honored to partner with Dr. Tom Carter and his practice, which have been serving the Bowling Green community for nearly three decades,” said Marquee Dental CEO James Usdan. “We are extremely impressed with the long-standing dedication of Dr. Carter and his staff in providing patient-friendly, quality care using the latest dentistry innovations.”

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

“We are pleased to partner with Marquee Dental, which shares our vision in serving the Bowling Green community,” said Dr. Carter. “In our growing practice, maximizing efficiency is more important than ever. By handling the business aspects of our practice, Marquee will enable us to focus on providing the highest quality of patient care.”

Marquee Dental affiliates with dental offices and group practices that have a history of providing high quality care and are based in growth markets. The company has grown rapidly since its formation in 2015, initially focusing in the Mid-South.

The experienced Marquee Dental team is led by CEO James Usdan, a seasoned executive who has served as CEO of three public companies and five private equity-backed firms. Usdan has decades of experience in the dental industry and has led or served as 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.

Marquee Dental Partners Acquires Mid Tennessee Dentistry, Adds Eight Practices in Nashville Area

Nashville, TN – Sept. 13, 2016 – – Leading dental support organization Marquee Dental Partners today announced an affiliation agreement with Mid Tennessee Dentistry. Founded by Sara B. Northcutt, DDS, Mid Tennessee Dentistry’s operations include seven family and cosmetic dentistry locations, as well as one practice that focuses on specialty care. By providing dentists with both the support and clinical autonomy they need to succeed, Marquee Dental enables them to focus their attention on providing the best oral healthcare services possible.

“We are pleased to partner with Dr. Sara Northcutt and the talented team at Mid Tennessee Dentistry,” said Marquee Dental CEO James Usdan. “They have built a tremendous reputation providing comprehensive dental care using the most advanced technologies and techniques.”

“Our partnership with Mid Tennessee Dentistry significantly expands Marquee Dental’s footprint within the Nashville area and reaches into the growing communities of Franklin, Brentwood, Smyrna and Antioch,” added Usdan.

From a patient perspective, the transition will be seamless. Dr. Northcutt will continue to be actively involved in the practices. Marquee Dental places heavy emphasis on dentists’ clinical autonomy and will leave in place the practices’ dentists and staff.

“With Marquee Dental, we have found a partner that shares our commitment to our dentists, our staff and, most importantly, our patients,” said Dr. Northcutt. “Marquee Dental’s experienced team will be extremely helpful in supporting our significant growth and maximizing efficiency, which will allow us to provide the highest quality dental care possible.”

Marquee Dental affiliates with dental offices and group practices in growth markets that have a history of providing high quality care. Marquee has grown rapidly since its formation in 2015, initially focusing in the Mid-South.

The experienced Marquee Dental team is led by CEO James Usdan, a seasoned executive who has served as CEO of three public companies and five private equity-backed firms. Usdan has decades of experience in the dental industry and has led or served as 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.

Marquee Dental Partners Expands in Mid-South with Acquisition of Westen Dental Group

Nashville, TN – Aug. 23, 2016 – – 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 is led by CEO James Usdan, a seasoned executive who has served as CEO of three public companies and five private equity-backed firms. Usdan has decades of experience in the dental industry and has led or served as 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.

Marquee Dental Partners Acquires Bryant Dental, Expands to 19 Practices in Southeast

Nashville, TN – July 19, 2016 – – Marquee Dental Partners, a leading dental support organization, today announced that it has entered into an affiliation agreement with Bryant Dental, a multi-specialty dental practice with locations in Northern Alabama. Marquee has experienced rapid growth since the launch of the company in 2015 and has now completed three multi-practice acquisitions in the Southeast. 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.

“We are honored to partner with Bryant Dental, which has built a tremendous reputation providing high quality dental services since 1976,” said Marquee Dental CEO James Usdan. “We are extremely impressed with the dedication of the Bryant Dental team in serving the community, as well as their commitment to using the latest technologies for general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry.”

Bryant Dental’s Founder, W. Forrest Bryant, DMD, FAGD, will continue to be actively involved in the practice. From a patient perspective, the transition will be seamless. Marquee Dental places heavy emphasis on dentists’ clinical autonomy and will leave in place Bryant Dental’s dentists and staff.

“Affiliating with Marquee Dental helps continue the legacy of our practice and supports our mission of providing the highest level of dental care to our patients in a traditional, caring environment,” said Dr. Bryant. “Marquee will enable our dentists and staff to focus on serving patients using the most advanced technologies and processes available today without being distracted by administrative paperwork.”

The experienced Marquee Dental team is led by CEO James Usdan, a seasoned executive who has served as CEO of three public companies and five private equity-backed firms. Usdan has decades of experience in the dental industry and has led or served as 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.

Marquee Dental Partners Acquires Five Practices in Alabama, Grows to 16 Dental Practices in the Mid-South

Nashville, TN – May 24, 2016 – – Marquee Dental Partners, a leading dental support organization, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of five practices in the state of Alabama. Marquee Dental has entered into an affiliation agreement with Save-On Dental, a multi-specialty dental practice with locations in Arab, Foley, Millbrook, Pelham and Saraland. 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.

“We are pleased to partner with Save-On Dental, which has built an outstanding reputation providing comprehensive dental services in the state of Alabama for many years,” said Marquee Dental CEO James Usdan. “We are extremely impressed with the commitment of the Save-On Dental team and their expansion into additional cities over the years, as well as their dedication to providing high value services to the community.”

“Acquiring the business end of the Save-On Dental practice through this affiliation further expands Marquee Dental’s footprint in the Mid-South and marks our second major acquisition in the state of Alabama,” said Usdan. “We now have a significant base of operations in Alabama, including the recently completed acquisition of practices in Florence and Huntsville.”

From a patient perspective, the transition will be seamless. Save-On Dental Co-founder Dr. John Denton will continue to be actively involved in the practice. Marquee Dental places heavy emphasis on dentists’ clinical autonomy and will leave in-place Save-On Dental’s dentists and staff.

“Marquee Dental will support our mission of providing affordable, comprehensive dental care to the communities we serve,” said Dr. Denton. “Marquee’s support will reduce the administrative burden of the practice, enabling us to continue focusing our time on providing quality care for patients using the most advanced procedures and technologies.”

Marquee Dental has added 16 practices in three states since the company’s launch in 2015. Marquee affiliates with dental offices and practice groups with a history of providing high quality care, initially focusing in the Mid-South on growth markets including Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama.

The experienced Marquee Dental team is led by CEO James Usdan, a seasoned executive who has served as CEO of three public companies and five private equity-backed firms. Usdan has decades of experience in the dental industry and has led or served as 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.

Marquee Dental Partners Completes First Acquisition in Alabama, Further Expands Footprint of Dental Practices in the Mid-South

Nashville, TN – May 11, 2016 – – 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.

The experienced Marquee Dental team is led by CEO James Usdan, a seasoned executive who has served as CEO of three public companies and five private equity-backed firms. Usdan has decades of experience in the dental industry and has led or served as 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.

Marquee Dental Partners Completes Third Acquisition, Now Operates Nine Dental Practices in the Mid-South

Nashville, TN – January 12, 2015 – – Marquee Dental Partners, a rapidly growing dental support organization, today announced the completion of its third acquisition. Marquee Dental has entered into an affiliation agreement with Winfree and Denton Cosmetic and General Dentistry, a multi-specialty dental practice located in Hermitage, Tennessee, just outside of Nashville. 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.

“Winfree and Denton Cosmetic and General Dentistry has built a tremendous reputation of providing high quality, comprehensive dental services in the Nashville area for more than 30 years,” said Marquee Dental CEO James Usdan. “We are honored to partner with a practice as highly regarded as Winfree and Denton. We are especially impressed with the practice’s outstanding patient and staff loyalty during past three decades.”

“Acquiring the business end of the Winfree and Denton practice through this affiliation marks Marquee Dental’s second major acquisition in the Nashville area and further expands the company’s footprint in the Mid-South,” said Usdan. “We now have significant operations in the Nashville market, including the acquisition of a seven-office Nashville dental practice that Marquee completed in the fourth quarter of 2015.”

From the patient perspective, the transition will be seamless. Marquee Dental, which places heavy emphasis on dentists’ clinical autonomy, will leave in-place Winfree and Denton’s practice and staff. Dr. Terry Winfree, DDS, and Dr. Greg Denton, DDS, will continue to remain actively involved in the practice.

“Marquee Dental will support our practice’s mission of providing the highest quality cosmetic and general dentistry to families in the Nashville area,” said Dr. Terry Winfree, DDS. “By handling the administrative aspects of the practice, Marquee will enable us to focus on caring for patients using the most advanced technologies and procedures available in the industry today.”

Marquee Dental plans to continue the rapid growth of its practice roster during 2016. In addition to eight practices in the Nashville market, Marquee also added a Paducah, Kentucky practice in late 2015. Marquee Dental will affiliate with dental offices and practice groups in growth markets with a history of providing high quality care, initially focusing in the Mid-South on markets including Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama.

The experienced Marquee Dental team is led by CEO James Usdan, a seasoned executive who has served as CEO of three public companies and five private equity-backed firms. Usdan has decades of experience in the dental industry and has led or served as 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.

Marquee Dental Partners Completes Second Major Acquisition, Adds Paducah, Kentucky Dental Practice

Nashville, TN – December 8, 2015 – – Marquee Dental Partners has completed its second major acquisition shortly after launching with a $35 million capital commitment from Chicago Pacific Founders. Marquee announced today that it has entered into an affiliation agreement with Bohle Family Dentistry, a multi-specialty dental practice based in Paducah, Kentucky serving the west Kentucky and Illinois markets. 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.

“Bohle Family Dentistry has had a tremendous reputation of providing high quality, comprehensive dental services for more than 30 years, and we are truly honored to enter this agreement with the practice,” said Marquee Dental CEO James Usdan. “By acquiring the business end of Bohle through this affiliation, Marquee has begun to further expand its footprint in the Mid-South.”

Marquee Dental, which places heavy emphasis on dentists’ clinical autonomy, will leave in-place Bohle Family Dentistry’s practice and staff. Dr. Chip Bohle, DMD, will remain actively involved in the practice in addition to serving as Marquee Dental’s Chief Dental Officer for the State of Kentucky. From the patient perspective, the transition will be seamless.

“Affiliating with Marquee Dental will allow our practice to continue its focus on providing the highest quality care to families in the Paducah area,” said Dr. Chip Bohle, DMD. “Marquee’s support will be invaluable in decreasing the distractions of administrative paperwork, enabling our staff to focus on serving patients using the most advanced procedures and technologies available in the industry.”

Marquee Dental announced its first acquisition of a seven-office Nashville dental practice in October and plans to rapidly grow its practice roster in the coming months. The company will affiliate with dental offices and practice groups in growth markets with a history of providing high quality care, initially focusing in the Mid-South on markets including Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama.

The experienced Marquee Dental team is led by CEO James Usdan, a seasoned executive who has served as CEO of three public companies and five private equity-backed firms. Usdan has decades of experience in the dental industry and has led or served as 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 company was founded in 2015 with an investment of $35 million from Chicago Pacific Founders.  For more information, visit www.marqueedentalpartners.com.

About Chicago Pacific Founders

Chicago Pacific Founders (“CPF”) is a strategic healthcare investment fund focused exclusively on healthcare services, led by former healthcare CEOs and senior executives with a passion and track record of building healthcare businesses. CPF is actively looking to partner with organizations focused on delivering the highest quality of service to patients, providers and payers. The fund will invest up to $75 million of equity capital per opportunity in growth, minority recap and buyout transactions for cash flow positive businesses. CPF currently has investments in the senior living, behavioral health and dental industries.

Newly Launched Marquee Dental Partners Acquires Seven Office Nashville Dental Practice

Nashville, TN – October 28, 2015 – – Shortly after launching with a $35 million capital commitment from Chicago Pacific Founders, the Marquee Dental Partners team has completed its first major acquisition. Marquee announced today that it has entered into an affiliation agreement with Embassy Dental, a multi-office, multi-specialty dental practice based in Nashville. 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.

“We are honored that our first major affiliation agreement is with a practice group as vibrant and highly respected as Embassy,” said Marquee Dental CEO Jim Usdan. “By acquiring the business end of Embassy through this affiliation, Marquee has taken its first major step toward growing our footprint in the Mid-South.”

From the patient perspective, the transition will be seamless. Marquee Dental, which places heavy emphasis on dentists’ clinical autonomy, will leave in-place Embassy’s seven offices in the greater Nashville area, along with their staffs.

“Affiliating with Marquee Dental will allow our dentists to continue to focus on providing the highest quality care and growing their practices without being distracted by administrative paperwork, “ said Embassy Founder Dr. Warren Melamed. “The support Marquee will provide our dentists will be invaluable as we move forward.”

The experienced Marquee Dental team is led by CEO James Usdan, a seasoned executive who has served as CEO of three public companies and five private equity-backed firms. Usdan has decades of experience in the dental industry and has led or served as a board member of four dental service companies. Embassy Founder Dr. Warren Melamed will remain actively involved with Marquee with a focus on acquisitions.

Marquee Dental plans to rapidly grow its practice roster in the coming months. The company will affiliate with dental offices and practice groups in growth markets with a history of providing high quality care, initially focusing in the Mid-South on markets including Tennessee, Kentucky and Alabama.

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 company was founded in 2015 with an investment of $35 million from Chicago Pacific Founders.  For more information, visit www.marqueedentalpartners.com.

About Chicago Pacific Founders

Chicago Pacific Founders (“CPF”) is a strategic healthcare investment fund focused exclusively on healthcare services, led by former healthcare CEOs and senior executives with a passion and track record of building healthcare businesses. CPF is actively looking to partner with organizations focused on delivering the highest quality of service to patients, providers and payers. The fund will invest up to $75 million of equity capital per opportunity in growth, minority recap and buyout transactions for cash flow positive businesses. CPF currently has investments in the senior living, behavioral health and dental industries.