By Theresa Pablos, DrBicuspid.com associate editor

April 17, 2019 -- Western Dental and Affordable Care were the biggest movers in DrBicuspid.com's twice-a-year update of the list of the largest dental service/support organizations (DSOs) in the U.S.

Affordable Care, previously listed as Affordable Dentures & Implants, moved up four spots to No. 5 since the list was published in October 2018 due to its acquisition of DDS Dentures + Implant Solutions in March. Western Dental added more than 50 practices, and Dental Care Alliance also has moved up since the last publication.

The list is based on DrBicuspid.com research of readily available public information. The information presented is not meant to be definitive but rather to provide a snapshot of the available data on the largest DSOs. In each instance, the information has been gathered through an organization's website, press releases, previously published material, or other sources.

Some companies and information are not on this list because the information could not be confirmed by press time. If you are aware of missing information or an organization that should be on this list, please contact us.

Top 9

Organizations are ordered by the number of affiliated practices. All company websites were last accessed on April 4, 2019.

  1. Heartland Dental
    Number of affiliated/supported practices/offices: More than 900
    Source: Company website
    Brands: Individualized
    Locations: The company has practices in 37 states.
    Note: Heartland added six practices on March 14, 2019.
  2. Aspen Dental/Aspen Dental Management
    Number of affiliated/supported practices/offices: More than 750
    Source: Latest press release
    Brands: Aspen
    Locations: The company has practices in 39 states.
    Note: Aspen Dental is partnering with Walgreens to bring to dental care to two Walgreens stores in Florida.
  3. Pacific Dental Services
    Number of affiliated/supported practices/offices: More than 700
    Source: Company website
    Brands: Individualized
    Locations: Pacific Dental has locations in 20 states.
  4. Smile Brands
    Number of affiliated/supported practices/offices: More than 400
    Source: Company press release
    Brands: Bright Now Dental, Castle Dental, and Monarch Dental
    Locations: Smile Brands has offices in 17 states.
    Note: The company invested in DecisionOne Dental Partners in January 2019.
  5. Affordable Care
    Number of affiliated/supported practices/offices: 321 practices
    Source: Company website
    Brands: Affordable Dentures & Implants and DDS Dentures + Implant Solutions
    Locations: The company has practices in 39 states.
    Note: Affordable Care acquired DDS Dentures + Implant Solutions in March 2019.
  6. Western Dental
    Number of affiliated/supported practices/offices: Almost 320
    Source: Company website
    Brands: Western Dental & Orthodontics and Brident Dental & Orthodontics
    Locations: Western Dental has locations in five states.
    Note: The company jumped three spots since the last publication, where it was No. 8.
  7. Dental Care Alliance
    Number of affiliated/supported practices/offices: More than 300
    Source: Company website
    Brands: Multiple, including Advanced Dental Care, College Park Dental, and Gentle Dental
    Locations: Dental Care Alliance has practices in 19 states.
    Note: The company overtook Great Expressions Dental Centers since the last publication.
  8. Great Expressions Dental Centers
    Number of affiliated/supported practices/offices: 300
    Source: Company website
    Brands: Great Expressions
    Locations: Great Expressions has offices in 10 states.
  9. InterDent
    Number of affiliated/supported practices/offices: Nearly 200
    Source: Company website
    Brands: Gentle Dental, Dedicated Dental, Capitol Dental, Smile Keepers, and Blue Oak
    Locations: InterDent has offices in eight states.

Previously, American Dental Partners had been listed as the ninth largest DSO, but at press time DrBicuspid.com was unable to confirm its number of affiliated/supported practices.

Editor's note: The list has been updated since the article was originally published. The list was updated on April 19 to reflect Affordable Care's acquisition of DDS Dentures + Implant Solutions.


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