Candid partnered with the Affinity Dental Management to bring its Orthodontics as a Service model to the DSO’s practices.

Candid and Affinity Dental Management are partnering to bring Candid’s Orthodontics as a Service model of partnership and support to Affinity’s locations.

With Candid’s system, Affinity practices and patients benefit from the company’s clear aligner technology and expertise.

Affinity Dental Management is a dentist-run dental service organization (DSO) that has grown from a single founding practice in 1999 to 35 locations across 4 states. Known for helping dental clinicians bring high-quality clinical technology and efficiency standards to their patients and teams, Affinity sees a like-minded partner in Candid.

“We believe there’s a better way for our practitioners to bring orthodontics to patients,” said Mariz Tanious, DDS, Affinity’s dental director. “Partnering with Candid means our patients will receive comprehensive orthodontic care from our providers with the support of Candid’s orthodontists. Our team and patients will save hours of chair time thanks to Candid’s virtual progress checks.”

Orthodontic treatments often require in-person appointments to ensure patients’ teeth are moving as predicted. Candid allows patients to take virtual progress checks with CandidMonitoring technology and share them with their doctor. The system tracks patient progress via the CandidApp and brings detailed oversight to clinicians from anywhere.

“When choosing a clear aligner partner, we wanted to stay true to why our company exists—to enrich the lives of our team and patients,” said Ariel Wiener, Affinity’s chief operating officer. “We believe Candid and Affinity are aligned in this goal.”

Already a high-demand treatment, the clear aligner market is anticipated to grow into a $32.3 billion industry by 2030, according to Candid. Candid aims to capture that growth by offering clinicians a lower barrier of entry to the technology, orthodontic knowledge, and close partnership.

“Our goal is to meet our DSO partners where they are and take them to the next level,” said Nick Greenfield, Candid’s CEO. “We’re excited to bring our Orthodontics as a Service model to Affinity’s partnered practices so they can bring their patients the high-quality clear aligner care they deserve.”

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