SOURCE: American Dental Partners, Inc.

June 13, 2008 12:06 ET

American Dental Partners Announces AAAHC Accreditations

WAKEFIELD, MA--(Marketwire - June 13, 2008) - American Dental Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADPI) announced Cumberland Dental (Alabama), Riverside Dental Group (California) and University Dental Associates (North Carolina) have been re-accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care ("AAAHC").

American Dental Partners encourages its affiliated practices to pursue AAAHC accreditation as a means to set and maintain measurable quality benchmarks and achieve the highest possible standard of patient care. Dr. Jesley C. Ruff, Senior Vice President and Chief Professional Officer of American Dental Partners, works with the Company's affiliated practices in the pursuit of accreditation. "We hope that by having our affiliated dental groups be part of a select group of dental practices accredited by the AAAHC, American Dental Partners will be at the forefront of promoting clinical excellence in the dental profession," said Dr. Ruff. "While AAAHC accreditation is a rigorous and demanding process, we believe it will help our affiliated dental group practices continue to recruit high quality professionals and enhance relationships with patients and local dental communities," Dr. Ruff added.

The AAAHC is a peer-based, not-for-profit organization that is nationally recognized for conducting extensive evaluations of ambulatory health care organizations to ensure the highest quality standards. More than 2,700 ambulatory health care organizations across the United States are accredited by the AAAHC.

American Dental Partners is one of the nation's leading business partners to dental group practices. The Company is affiliated with 27 dental groups which have 244 dental facilities with approximately 2,099 operatories located in 18 states.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: With the exception of the historical information contained in this news release, the matters described herein contain "forward-looking" statements that involve risk and uncertainties that may individually or collectively impact the matters herein described, including but not limited to the possibility that we may not realize the benefits expected from our acquisition and affiliation strategy, economic, regulatory and/or other factors outside the control of the Company, which are detailed from time to time in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's SEC reports, including the annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2007.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Gregory A. Serrao
    Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
    781-224-0880

    Breht T. Feigh
    Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
    781-224-0880

    American Dental Partners, Inc.
    401 Edgewater Place, Suite 430
    Wakefield, MA 01880
    Phone: 781-224-0880
    Fax: 781-224-4216