CHICAGO--()--Today Aspen Dental Management (ADMI) announced it has reached an agreement with Sun Capital Partners, Inc. to acquire ClearChoice Management Services (CCMS), which provides comprehensive practice support services to the nationwide network of ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers. With a current footprint of more than 60 locations, ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers are leaders in fixed, full arch dental restorations for patients with missing or failing dentition.

As one of the largest and fastest-growing healthcare support organizations in the U.S., ADMI has helped reshape the dental landscape over the past 22 years, supporting the Aspen Dental brand as it has grown into the largest branded network of dental practices in the world. Today Aspen Dental stands at more than 850 locations in 42 states, with a new office opening every four days.

The consistent growth of both Aspen Dental and ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers is reflective of the broad transformation that is happening across the healthcare industry as consumers continue to demand more convenience and better access.

“We’re incredibly excited about bringing together two brands that have a shared commitment to not only delivering dental care that helps restore patients to full function and health, but also creating positive, and often life-changing, patient experiences,” said Bob Fontana, chairman and CEO of ADMI. “Today’s news is an important reminder of ADMI’s ability to quickly adapt to shifting market and demographic trends to support dentists as they provide patients with increased access to quality oral health care.”

A Growing Segment

Implants are the standard of care for tooth replacement and a key growth area across the dental industry:

  • An estimated 36 million Americans are missing more than 14 teeth.
  • Implant-retained fixed, full arch dental restorations have grown 8% annually since 2016.
  • ClearChoice’s growth has outpaced other players with an annual growth rate of over 20%, and more than 100,000 smiles restored since its inception in 2005.

ClearChoice has built a network of dental implant centers led by prosthodontists and oral surgeons highly trained in dental implants who strive to deliver best-in-class patient experiences. ClearChoice and Aspen Dental are highly complementary organizations, each serving patients with end-stage periodontal disease, which is associated with a variety of health conditions including edentulism.

“We are excited to be joining forces with ADMI, as the partnership will provide us additional resources, infrastructure, and know-how to more efficiently support the ClearChoice centers and position the network for continued growth and success,” said Kevin Mosher, CEO of CCMS.

The two organizations will focus on collaboration in areas where it will enhance patient care, the patient experience and drive value for Aspen Dental and ClearChoice practices and practice owners.

“As a support organization, ADMI continues to build and strengthen the infrastructure, expertise, and core competencies that successful consumer healthcare brands need to accelerate their growth and fuel their success, while also giving providers the freedom to do what they do best: care for their patients,” Fontana added.

Subject to regulatory and other customary closing conditions, the acquisition is expected to close by the end of 2020.

About Aspen Dental Management, Inc. (ADMI)

ADMI is a leading dental support organization (DSO) offering a full-range of essential business services to consumer healthcare brands, including more than 850 Aspen Dental-branded offices nationwide, and more than 45 WellNow Urgent Care offices in New York and Illinois. Support from ADMI allows practitioners, who practice with clinical autonomy, to focus on delivering the high-quality patient care that patients expect in today’s changing healthcare landscape. Support provided by ADMI includes real estate, human resources, finance, accounting, marketing and more.

About Aspen Dental

Aspen Dental is the largest branded network of dental offices in the U.S., with more than 850 offices in 42 states. The practices are owned and operated by independent practice owners and dentists, who operate with clinical autonomy and share a commitment to creating access to care for those who need it most.

These independent practice owners collectively supported 5.5 million patient visits in 2019, based on the belief that everyone has the right to quality, affordable oral health care. Each dental care team offers patients a safe, welcoming, judgment-free environment to address their dental challenges, including comprehensive exams, cleanings, extractions, fillings, periodontal treatment, whitening, oral surgery, crown and bridge work, and denture services. For more information, visit 52327955&newsitemid=20201116005367&lan=en-US&anchor=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.aspendental.com%2F&index=1&md5=c7b5fcd6785f55f5de475fc72e0fa9a4" shape="rect">https://www.aspendental.com/

About ClearChoice Management Services, LLC

Founded in 2005, ClearChoice Management Services, LLC (CCMS) is a leader in providing high quality administrative practice management services to the network of ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers. CCMS also supports dentists in developing and opening new ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers in cities and communities across the United States.

About ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers

ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers are a network of dental implant centers providing innovative and quality dental implant care to patients across the United States. Each ClearChoice Dental Implant Center is owned and operated by licensed and experienced dentists in advanced, all-in-one treatment facilities. Each center is technologically equipped with advanced imaging capabilities and a full-service, on-site lab to support innovative and quality care to dental implant patients. The dentists affiliated with the ClearChoice network are leaders in implant dentistry and meet regularly to share experiences, discuss developments, and coordinate research around dental implant procedures and protocols. For more information, please visit52327955&newsitemid=20201116005367&lan=en-US&anchor=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.clearchoice.com&index=2&md5=d6cc3f0a9764a83e9841f10374c3f4c8" shape="rect"> http://www.clearchoice.com.

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