SOURCE: American Dental Partners, Inc.

American Dental Partners, Inc.

September 01, 2009 15:28 ET

American Dental Partners Announces New Independent Outside Director

WAKEFIELD, MA--(Marketwire - September 1, 2009) - American Dental Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADPI) announced today that Fay Donohue has been appointed to its board of directors.

Ms. Donohue is President and CEO of Dental Service of Massachusetts, Inc. ("DSM"). DSM, which does business as Delta Dental of Massachusetts, and its various subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the nation's largest providers and administrators of dental benefits, serving over 11 million people in 18 states and the District of Columbia with both commercial and government dental programs. Prior to her current position with DSM, Ms. Donohue was Executive Vice President of Delta Dental of Massachusetts. She is also a member of the board of directors of Delta Dental Plans Association and a trustee of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and previously served on the board of the National Association of Dental Plans.

"Fay shares our commitment to addressing and improving oral health care," commented Gregory A. Serrao, Chairman, President and CEO of American Dental Partners. "DSM is a unique company in that not only is it one of the largest dental benefits providers in the country but it also includes The DentaQuest Foundation, one of the nation's largest oral health foundations, and The DentaQuest Institute which is working to transform the quality and delivery of oral health through direct research, demonstration projects and education." Mr. Serrao concluded, "Fay has been a leader in medicine and dentistry since 1975. Her deep understanding of the dental benefits market, her shared passion for philanthropy in oral health and commitment to improving effectiveness and efficiency of the oral health care delivery system will be invaluable to American Dental Partners and its affiliated dental groups."

American Dental Partners is one of the nation's leading business partners to dental group practices. The Company is affiliated with 26 dental group practices which have 242 dental facilities with approximately 2,131 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 Company's risks associated with overall or regional economic conditions, dependence upon affiliated dental practices, contracts its affiliated practices have with third-party payors, government regulation of the dental industry, impact of health care reform, dependence upon service agreements and the impact of any terminations or potential terminations of such contracts, business interruptions, the outcome of pending litigation and the Company's acquisition and affiliation strategy, 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, 2008 and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Gregory A. Serrao
    Chairman, President
    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