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Dental Consulting Company Accepts Inc. Magazine Award

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Dallas, Texas, Oct. 24, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Productive Dentist Academy (PDA), a dental-marketing and dental-consulting company based in Texas, accepted its award this month as one of America's fastest-growing companies from Inc Magazine president Bob La Pointe at a black-tie ceremony at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix, Arizona.  PDA reported an astonishing 73 percent growth in revenues during the last three years, earning its place on the Inc 500|5000 list for the first time. With headquarters near Dallas, Texas, and a satellite office in Anacortes, Washington, PDA has already become one of the country's leading providers of dental marketing and dental-consulting services as well as the country's most highly-sought-after provider of dental seminars for dentists seeking to increase their practices' efficiency and profitability with continuing education for licensed dentists.

PDA representatives attend Inc 500|5000 conference
Productive Dentist Academy Operations Manager Rustan Robertson and COO Vicki McManus attended Inc Magazine's conference and awards ceremony October 4-5, 2012


"Our rapid growth is a result of innovation and risk taking," states Dr. Bruce B. Baird, CEO and founder of Productive Dentist Academy. "We've been willing to take on new challenges and grow our collective corporate intelligence. Starting as a seminar event, we've developed into a 360-degree business solution partner for our doctors."

Managing partner and COO Vicki McManus and Operations Manager Rustan Robertson attended the conference and ceremony.  Robertson notes, "The overriding theme of the conference matched with one of our own core philosophies:  when business leaders focus on the integrity of serving their customers, their team, and their community, the reward of company growth will come naturally."

Inc. Magazine's 500|5000 list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy: America's independent entrepreneurs. Productive Dentist Academy landed firmly near the middle of the pack at number 2,995, quite an accomplishment for a company that first got its start in 2005. Others on the list include Yelp, Giftcards.com, yogurt maker Chobani, and Unified Payments, this year's top entry.

"I'm proud of our team," says Dr. Baird. "They've worked hard to listen to our customers and respond to a changing business environment. Our business is very relationship oriented, and making the Inc. list is acknowledgement that we are on the right path."

McManus added that she hopes her company will continue to shake things up in the field of dentistry and dental marketing in the future.

"We are looking to continue our expansion in the next three years as dentists seek comprehensive solutions to manage their practices," she said of her dental-consulting company. "We are also working with leaders in the industry to address access-to-dental-care issues and affordability issues. Two such affiliations are with Care Credit and Compassionate Healthcare Services which are providing patients with extensive care and the ability to extend payments, even if their credit is less than stellar."

About Productive Dentist Academy

Founded in 2005, Productive Dentist Academy is a leading provider of dental seminars and dental-consulting services. They have worked with more than 1,200 private-practice owners throughout the United States. PDA is a privately held company, owned by Dr. Bruce Baird (CEO) and Vicki McManus (COO). Productive Dentist Academy also helps mid-career dentists begin the process of preparing their practice for transition. PDA consists of a team of consultants in the areas of hygiene, public relations, dental marketing, insurance/PPO negotiation, and other major fields of dentistry. Its team helps dental practices execute agreed-upon plans to increase productivity, profitability, team building, improved service mix, hygiene department development, and more, providing continuing education to licensed dentists and their teams. The company is based in Texas. Ms. McManus operates from her remote office in Anacortes, Wash.

About Inc. Magazine's 500|5000 list:

Complete results of Inc. Magazine's 500|5000 can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000/list/2012, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria. In a stagnant economic environment, the median growth rate of 2012 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 97 percent. The companies on this year's list report having created over 400,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $299 billion.

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CONTACT: Rustan Robertson Operations Manager Productive Dentist Academy 800-757-6077, Ext. 4 rustan@productivedentist.com

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