Coast Dental Services Inc, Tampa, Fla, has completed its acquistion of Dental Technology Inc (DTI), doing business as SmileCare, and Community Dental Services Inc, a California-licensed health care service plan. DTI and its subsidiaries operate 57 SmileCare dental practices in California, Nevada, and Texas, and employ 1,200 staff members, including 130 dentists. All SmileCare dental centers will continue to operate under the SmileCare brand name. SmileCare offers a full range of family dental care, including orthodontics. ?

The addition of the SmileCare practices makes Coast Dental the fifth largest provider of dental practice support in the United States, with 182 affiliated practices and 2,200 employees.

Coast Dental Services Inc is a privately held dental practice-management company that provides nonclinical business and administrative services to its affiliated dental practices.