Southern Orthodontic Partners partnered with a Greater Chicago area practice, expanding the OSO into the northern midwest.

Southern Orthodontic Partners announced an expansion into the Greater Chicago area through a new partnership with William Petty, DDS, and Kathryn Bielik, DDS, of Petty & Bielik Orthodontics, based in Oak Lawn, Ill. 

“I’m so thrilled to be partnering with SOP as they help support the future growth and longevity of Petty & Bielik Orthodontics,” said Bielik. “SOP has an amazing team dedicated to excellence in their organization and our practice. They have gone to great lengths to introduce us to key leaders and to make sure that our practice is a synergistic fit for the SOP platform.”

This partnership represents a milestone in SOP’s expansion to new strategic markets, according to the company. The platform plans to add more partners in the Greater Chicago area throughout 2024. Shore Capital Partners, SOP’s private equity sponsor, is based in Downtown Chicago.

“Joining Southern Orthodontic Partners was an easy decision,” said Petty. “Working with people who are highly motivated to provide results that can be life changing in many ways for our patients, staff and ourselves is terrifically rewarding!”

Throughout 2023, Southern Orthodontic Partners added 13 new practices in 8 states across the United States. Moving into the New Year, the SOP geographic footprint now includes 48 orthodontic practices with 85 locations across 13 states.

Southern Orthodontic Partners provides strategic, operational, and administrative support to orthodontic professionals, enabling clinicians to focus on providing clinical care. Partner doctors maintain their brand and local autonomy while benefiting from investments in growth, technology, infrastructure, and human capital.

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