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Marquee Dental Partners Experiences Rapid Growth, Expands to 27 Practices in the Southeast


Dental Partners
today announced more growth through acquisition.
Since the company's inception, Marquee has grown to 27
dental practices
in the states of Tennessee,
Alabama and Kentucky
. Led by a seasoned
with decades of experience in the industry, Marquee is a dental
support organization dedicated to making dentists and their patients the

"Marquee Dental's growth has been propelled by our innovative business
model focused on promoting the happiness of our dentists, who provide
world-class services to our patients. Marquee truly operates in service
to its dentists, versus the other way around," stated Marquee
Dental CEO Fred Ward

"Marquee provides dentists with both the support and clinical autonomy
they need to succeed, enabling them to focus on caring for patients
instead of administrative paperwork," said Ward. "A key element of our
model is the belief that each local community has unique dental needs
that are best met through locally branded practices."

After launching less than three years ago, Marquee Dental's first
acquisition was Embassy
, an operator of seven practices in Nashville and surrounding
areas. Additional multi-location acquisitions have included Save-On
Dental, with practices in five Alabama communities, and MidTN
(formerly Northcutt), with eight practices in the
Nashville area.

Along with easing administrative burdens, Marquee Dental can also
provide support and capital to assist dental practices in implementing
new services, such as specialists in orthodontics, endodontics,
periodontics and oral surgery—providing patients the convenience of
receiving their dental care under one roof.

"The team at Marquee Dental listens to my needs and provides support to
help me grow and prosper in my dental career while providing optimal
care to patients," stated Dr.
Mark "Jay" Ruark, II, of Embassy Dental Hillsboro Village in Nashville
"Marquee's approach is unique in the industry in that it is truly
dentist-focused and enables me to operate with clinical autonomy."

According to Dr.
Keith Van Benthuysen of Embassy Dental in Brentwood, Tennessee
"Marquee handles the administrative aspects of the practice, which
allows me to focus my time and attention on providing dental care for
patients. I especially appreciate collaborating with the other dentists
and experts at Marquee to share best practices and develop innovative
approaches to patient care."

Marquee Dental was founded by James Usdan, a thought leader in the
industry who has led or served on the board of four dental service
companies and remains actively involved as a board member of Marquee.
Due to the strong demand for Marquee Dental's services and its robust
pipeline, the company will continue to expand its roster of practices
through acquisitions and de novo development in the Southeast,
particularly in the states of Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky. Marquee
affiliates with dental offices and practice groups in growth markets
that have a history of providing high quality care.

About Marquee Dental Partners

Marquee Dental is a premier dental support organization dedicated to
making dentists and their patients the priority. By providing dentists
with both the support and the clinical autonomy they need to succeed,
Marquee enables them to focus their attention on providing the best oral
health services possible. Led by a team of highly accomplished industry
veterans, the privately held company is based in Nashville, Tennessee.
For more information, visit

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