Smile Doctors expanded in Q3 2021, adding 14 new partnerships with practices in 7 states.
Smile Doctors announced its affiliation with 14 new practices, supporting new teams that serve patients in Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, and Texas.
The additional practices bring Smile Doctors’ reach to a total of 25 states, and the company plans to add more practices to its roster in the fourth quarter.
“Our focus this year has been to find more ways to bring accessible and quality orthodontic care to more patients across the U.S. and to create new partnerships with thriving practices. There is no doubt we have accomplished that,” said J. Hedrick, chief executive officer of Smile Doctors. “As one of the first OSOs to successfully be approved to operate in North Carolina, we are very proud of our team that is responsible for ensuring we comply with the stringent requirements. We look forward to continuing to grow the Smile Doctors family in new markets.”
Since January, Smile Doctors has partnered with 27 orthodontic practices and has surpassed its 2020 total of 18 new affiliated practices. This effort expanded Smile Doctors’ presence with 48 new locations and added 4 new states to its national footprint.
“We know joining a reputable organization like Smile Doctors allows us to focus on delivering the highest standard of care to our patients. It also helps make our business more efficient over time,” said Ana Benedetti, DMD, of Benedetti Orthodontics, which joined Smile Doctors’ network in September of 2021. “With simplified administrative and business functions, our team can focus on what we do best, providing patients with the greatest experience possible.”