Aspen Dental Makes Access to Care Easier in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The new Aspen Dental office at 320 West Myrtle St. will expand dental care access in the Duluth community when it opens on Thurs., Oct. 11. The office is located in St. Louis County – which has been designated as a dental health professional shortage area by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The new practice offers extended hours: Monday through Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. as well as select Saturdays. Walk-in and emergency patients are welcome.

Tiffany Jonasen, D.D.S., who received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Marquette University, leads the new practice. Dr. Jonasen and her team will provide dental services ranging from dentures and preventive care, to general dentistry and restoration.

In addition to affordable comprehensive dental care, the new Aspen Dental office will bring:

  • Free new patient exams and X-rays to those without insurance;
  • An on-site denture lab to facilitate quick turnaround of custom-crafted dentures, repairs, relines or adjustments (on all dentures – not just those purchased at Aspen Dental), as well as a Denture Money Back Guarantee; and
  • A variety of financing options.

To make an appointment, patients can go to and click on Schedule a New Patient Appointment; or call (218) 491-8058 or 800-ASPEN DENTAL (800-277-3633).

About Aspen Dental Offices

Aspen Dental-branded practices are committed to breaking down the barriers to better dental care, better smiles and better lives by making dentistry easier for patients. With more than 700 offices in 38 states, Aspen Dental practices provide a wide range of general dentistry and denture-related services and offer patient-friendly programs and services, including convenient locations, onsite labs and extended hours. Together, Aspen Dental practices cared for more than 1.7 million patients in 2017.

About Aspen Dental Management, Inc.

With an innovative model that takes care of non-clinical business and administrative services so that providers are free to focus on patient care, the team at ADMI is driven by one overarching purpose: To care for the people who care for the patients. ADMI makes it easier for clinicians to have the careers they’ve always dreamed of, delivering care to their patients with the support of a team of experienced business professionals who are committed to making their practices a success. Support provided by ADMI includes services and recommendations related to finding the right locations, leasing, acquiring equipment, accounting and marketing.


Emily Mein
Aspen Dental Management, Inc.
315-454-6000 x202366

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Apex Dental – End of Year Benefits

(KUTV) Salt Lake City – As a company Apex Dental loves giving back to their community and patients, this past weekend they got to meet up with Gaten Matarazzo, star of Stranger Things, and donated $5,000 of free dentistry to a local charity that he supports. Apex Dental also just finished our 6th annual Patient Appreciation Giveaway. In the past we have given away a new car, vacations, and more. This year we are paying the bills for one of our lucky patients for a year. Today on Fresh Living Joe Maio, DDS, joined the hosts to share some tips for maximizing end of year benefits at the dentist to make sure you are getting the care you need.

With just a little over three months left in the year, it’s hard to believe how fast the end of the year is approaching. This is a great opportunity to take a moment and make sure you are getting the most use out of the dental benefits you have been paying for all year. Every year we have patients who forget to utilize the full extent of their benefits, and unfortunately they typically expire at the end of every year. Preventative check-ups and cleanings are an easy way to stay on top of your dental hygiene, and if they are covered under your insurance plan, there is no reason for you and your family not to take advantage of them. Many of our patients also participate in Flex Spending accounts through their employers. Flex spending accounts are funds that are set aside pre-tax to be used for any medical or dental expenses occurred throughout the year. These accounts are a great way to save on your planned dental treatments, from cleanings to dental implants. Similar to dental insurance benefits, flex spending accounts are typically use-it-or-lose-it investments, so make sure you are taking full advantage of the money you have set aside. Even if you are up-to-date on your yearly exams, the end of the year is also a great time to create a game plan for your dental expenses in the coming year. Through a free evaluation, the Apex team can help you create a personalized treatment plan that meets both your dental needs as well as your budget. For those people without insurance or Flex spending accounts, Apex partners with the discount savings plan Velicus, to allows our patients access to award winning dentistry at affordable prices. Velicus provides members two free cleanings, x-rays, and exams a year, as well as a 25% discount on all other dental procedures. Unlike dental insurance, there are no maximum coverage amounts and no waiting periods. Velicus works directly with individuals as well as small businesses to provide their members access to quality dental care. So if you don’t have insurance, or you aren’t happy with your plan, call an Apex office today to learn more about the available options.

Give us a call at (801) 685-3223 or visit us at for more information, and to schedule your appointment today.

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Galloway Dental joins Dental365 network

 — A well-known and established dental practice, Galloway Dental, and its staff have joined the Dental365 family.

Located at 66 Galloway Road in Warwick, the office offers patients all aspects of high-quality dentistry, including endodontics, dental implants and oral surgery, while also offering general, cosmetic and walk-in emergency dental care.

For more than 30 years, Galloway Dental has been providing comprehensive dental services to patients of all ages in Warwick and the surrounding areas. Their experienced and friendly staff go out of their way to make every patient feel welcomed and relaxed during their dental visit.

Dental365 was established with patients’ comfort and convenience in mind, providing high-quality, affordable dentistry — both routine and walk-in emergency dental care. In addition, Dental365 is open evenings and weekends, so visits to the dentist fit into patients’ busy schedules.

The Warwick office includes state-of-the-art equipment and the latest technology.

Each exam room is complete with smart televisions, including streaming services Netflix and Pandora, along with many other amenities, including warm towels.

“We are excited to open our first location in Orange County and look forward to serving the community,” Dr. Scott Asnis, founder and CEO of Dental365, said in the press release announcing the arrangement.

Dental365 has more than 20 offices, primarily on Long Island, but also in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and Rockland County.

Dental365 accepts walk-ins with little or no waiting time for adults and children and offers everything from emergency extractions to routine exams, including cosmetic restorations, implants and Invisalign, all in an environment where patient comfort is the priority.

In addition, Dental365 provides dentists with the ongoing education and tools needed to provide the best patient care through Dental365 University, a unique concept built exclusively for Dental365 doctors.

For more information about Dental365 or to schedule an appointment in Warwick, call 845-986-8846 or visit

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Pacific Dental Services Hits Impressive 10,000 Team Member Milestone

Irvine, Calif., Aug. 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pacific Dental Services® (PDS®), a dental support organization (DSO) that provides business and administrative services for dental offices, announces it has reached an important milestone. On Wednesday, August 29, the company hit the 10,000 team member landmark, a significant achievement for one of the fastest-growing private companies in America. PDS, which has made the prestigious Inc. 5,000 list a remarkable 13 times, demonstrates its commitment to competitive growth and clinical excellence in the oral healthcare industry. In 2012, PDS was recognized by Inc. Magazine’s Hire Power Awards, ranking 4th on Inc.’s list of the “Top Ten Heroes of the American Economy.” PDS also ranked 1st on the Hire Power Awards list in the health industry and 2nd on Inc.’s list of top job creators in the State of California.

“I’m proud of this extraordinary accomplishment in reaching the 10,000 mark,” said Stephen E. Thorne, IV, CEO and Founder of Pacific Dental Services. “That’s 10,000 jobs created and, through that, thousands of families made stronger. PDS’ primary purpose is to support clinicians to help their patients be healthier and happier. The fact that we have so many team members supporting thousands of clinicians in this mission is truly remarkable.”

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Pacific Dental Services®-Supported Offices Provide Donated Dentistry to Underserved Patients Nationwide

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Smile Generation Serve Day 2018 provides $5.6 million in Donated Dentistry

IRVINE, CALIF. August 23, 2018 – Pacific Dental Services (PDS®), a dental support organization that provides business and administrative services for dental offices, and The Smile Generation launched the 8th annual Smile Generation Serve Day on Saturday, August 18th. Thanks to the participation of 622 PDS-supported offices and 5,272 volunteers, 2,705 patients received comprehensive oral health care resulting in $5.6 million in donated dentistry for Smile Generation Serve Day 2018.

“We have a culture of service that’s at the core of who we are as a company,” said Stephen E. Thorne IV, CEO and Founder of Pacific Dental Services. “Smile Generation Serve Day is one of the ways we engage volunteers to help those in need through acts of service. Participating in the physical act of service changes our hearts and minds about what matters most in life.”

Smile Generation Serve Day is an annual day of service and part of a nationwide campaign of giving that focuses on providing donated dentistry to patients in need. PDS-supported dentists provide comprehensive oral health care, including cleanings, x-rays, scaling and root planning, restorations and extractions, if needed.  Since its inception in 2011, more than 15,000 patients have received donated dentistry during Smile Generation Serve Day, totaling $25 million in oral health care. The Smile Generation’s annual campaign also includes local service projects, such as cleaning up community parks and volunteering at local food banks.

Henry Schein congratulates its valued partner, Pacific Dental Services, for continuing to host a successful Smile Generation Serve Day,” said AJ Caffentzis, Vice President, North America Dental Group Strategic Initiatives, Henry Schein. “As a company committed to helping enhance access to oral health care, we are thrilled to support a free day of dentistry for underserved community members.”

Millions of Americans are without access to basic oral health care. In addition to the importance of having good oral hygiene, the mouth is a gateway to the rest of the body, with more than 120 systemic diseases originating in the mouth. Research supports the link between oral health and whole-body health, which PDS refers to as the Mouth-Body Connection®. Smile Generation Serve Day’s national campaign supports underserved community members across 20 states to get the access to dental care they need to be healthier and happier.

About Pacific Dental Services®

Founded in 1994, Pacific Dental Services (PDS) is one of the country’s leading dental support organizations, providing supported autonomy that enables dentists to concentrate on clinical excellence and the highest levels of cost-effective comprehensive patient care. PDS originated the Private Practice+® model to enable dentists to focus on their passion: serving patients. PDS also pioneered the concept of Modern Dentistry so that dentists are equipped to combine advances in the latest technology with the best operational practices and procedures, highly skilled support staff and a commitment to ongoing training and education. PDS continues to grow, with over 650 supported dental offices across the United States and plans to expand into several new markets. PDS has been on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in America for the past 10 years in a row. PDS supported dentists aim to be the provider of choice in all the markets they serve and to develop Patients for Life™.

New Baystate Dental Location Now Open in Sturbridge, MA

SARASOTA, Fla. (PRWEB) August 27, 2018

Dental Care Alliance is proud to unveil its newest affiliated office, Baystate Dental of Sturbridge, which welcomed its first patients today. Located at 100 Charlton Road, Suite 25, in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, the office provides general dentistry, along with cosmetic services, implant procedures and braces under the care of Drs. Gary Circosta, DMD; Matthew Haluch, DDS; Larry Lin, DMD and Christen MacIntyre, DMD.

“Baystate Dental is proud to be at the forefront of technology in dentistry,” said Dr. Gary Circosta. Baystate Dental of Sturbridge is equipped with the latest technology, including a cone beam CT scanner, an iTero digital scanner, Invisalign® simulation and more. The office also offers televisions in every operatory room and IV sedation for a comfortable patient experience. Dr. Matthew Haluch said, “We are all excited to be a part of the growing community of Sturbridge and its surrounding areas. We provide dental services for the entire family in our brand new, state-of-the-art dental office. Healthy mouths are our goal.”

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Heartland Dental Fortifies Its Footprint with iTero® Element Intraoral Scanners

Effingham, IL, July 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Heartland Dental, the nation’s largest dental support organization, today announced its  multi-year agreement with Align Technology to extend iTero® Element intraoral scanners to its supported dentists and teams nationwide. The endeavor represents the industry’s single-largest scanner deployment and investment in supported dental offices and the patients they serve.

“Intraoral scanning technology is revolutionizing dentistry. The impact it’s having on oral health cannot be denied,” said Pat Bauer, Heartland Dental President and CEO. “Healthcare has gone digital and dentistry is no exception. Today’s modern dental patients expect convenience and efficiency. We feel strongly that our partnership with Align, and our investment in its scanning technology, further positions our supported dentists to deliver cutting-edge care to their dental patients.”

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Heartland Dental Opens Support Office in Indianapolis

Effingham, IL, Aug. 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Heartland Dental, the largest dental support organization in the country, today announced the opening of a support office in Indianapolis for non-clinical, accounting positions. Open since Jul. 16, Heartland Dental is actively recruiting for open positions at this location.

“Our growth trajectory demands that we increase the level of assistance that we provide to our supported dentists,” said Patrick Bauer, Heartland Dental President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are excited to announce our first regional support office outside of our Effingham headquarters. Indianapolis is the first additional office, and we may add others. But no timetable has been set.”

Since its inception in 1997, Heartland Dental has grown to support more than 850 dental offices, 1,200 dentists, and 11,000 employees. The company’s Strategic Plan calls for increasing the number of supported dentists and dental offices that comprise the Company’s operations. Therefore, a regionalized model for administrative support functions, like accounting for example, was most suitable. No timetable has been set for opening additional support offices in other cities.

“It’s incredibly gratifying to be positioned to build upon the value that we create for supported dentists,” said Rick Workman, DMD, Founder and Executive Chairman of Heartland Dental. “Indianapolis is the first installation of regional support outside of our headquarters. But Effingham is where it all started, and it will continue to be the ‘heart’ of Heartland Dental.”

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Smile Brands Continues to Expand Its Network of Affiliated Practices

IRVINE, Calif.Aug. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Smile Brands Inc., one of the nation’s leading dental support organizations (DSO) with nearly 400 affiliated offices across 16 states, is pleased to announce its latest partnership with Carmel Plaza Dental & Orthodontics in San Diego, California.

Smile Brands will provide full-service administrative support to the practice, including; purchasing, payroll, accounting, IT, billing, facilities management and marketing. Practice staff will remain in place and the business will continue to operate under the Carmel Plaza Dental brand.

Dr. Frank Rafail has been practicing dentistry for 32 years. He has owned and operated Carmel Plaza Dental & Orthodontics since 2005 providing exceptional dental and orthodontic care to local residents.

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Heartland Dental provides free digital oral health scans

Heartland Dental, the largest dental support organization in the country, recently helped over 220 members of the Effingham community and team members at the company’s headquarters receive free digital oral health scans as part of Scan the ‘Ham.

On July 26 and 27, Scan the ‘Ham took place during Heartland Dental’s Dr. LEADS event. During both days, team members from Heartland Family Dental Care and Heartland Dental doctor mentors provided free scans using the iTero Element intraoral scanner. From the scans, team and community members learned valuable information about possible oral health issues and opportunities to advance their smiles.

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