SOURCE: American Dental Partners, Inc.

February 27, 2008 14:34 ET

American Dental Partners Appoints New Independent Outside Director

WAKEFIELD, MA--(Marketwire - February 27, 2008) - American Dental Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADPI) announced today that Steven J. Semmelmayer has been appointed to its board of directors.

Mr. Semmelmayer is Chairman of LED Medical Diagnostics. Prior to that, Mr. Semmelmayer was President of the Professional Dental Group of Sybron Dental Specialties, a position he held from 2005 until Sybron was acquired by Danaher Corporation in May, 2006. Prior to serving as President of the Professional Dental Group, Mr. Semmelmayer was President of Kerr Corporation, one of the dental industry's largest manufacturers of professional dental consumable products and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sybron Dental Specialties. Mr. Semmelmayer has over 25 years experience in the dental industry.

"We are pleased to have Steve join our board of directors," commented Gregory A. Serrao, Chairman and CEO of American Dental Partners. "Steve has extensive industry knowledge and is well-versed in all aspects of building a business. From 1993 to 2005, Steve served as General Manager and President of Kerr Corporation, leading Kerr from $120 million in annual revenue to over $400 million. Steve shares a common philosophy with us with his focus on people development, value creation and business growth," said Mr. Serrao.

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 261 dental facilities with approximately 2,301 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, 2006.

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