SOURCE: Great Expressions Dental Centers

Great Expressions Dental Centers

July 07, 2011 14:17 ET

Great Expressions Dental Centers Acquires Wright Dental Care in Belleair Bluffs, FL

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI--(Marketwire - Jul 7, 2011) - Great Expressions Dental Centers (GEDC) announced it has acquired the Wright Dental Care practice of Dr. Scott Wright DMD, FACP and Dr. Elizabeth Hevia-Wright DMD, located in Belleair Bluffs, Florida.

Wright Dental Care was established in 2004 and provides complete family dentistry, including preventative and restorative care, sedation dentistry, dental implants, as well as 1-visit porcelain crowns and veneers. Dr. Scott Wright is a board certified prosthodontist who has been practicing for the past 12 years.

The addition of the Wrights' practice to the Great Expressions network, now with 24 dental centers in the Tampa/Clearwater area, provides patients more convenient office choices in the Clearwater area (located off West Bay Drive) and more comfort options with sedation dentistry.

Dr. Wright said, "Great Expressions has established itself as Tampa's premier dentistry brand and participates with more insurance carriers than any other dental group. They have a proven track record of excelling on the business side of the practice and navigating the insurance landscape while letting the clinician worry about patient care. We are very excited about working together with the GEDC team to grow this practice."

Richard E. Beckman, Chief Executive Officer of Great Expressions stated: "Our affiliation with Wright Dental Care continues our commitment to improving our patient experience with greater access and more options for comfortable and convenient dental care in Tampa/Clearwater. Joining with state-of-the-art practitioners like the Drs. Wright throughout the Southeastern States is a high priority for the remainder of this year and next."

In recent years Great Expressions has expanded aggressively through acquisition. Last year, Great Expressions acquired 39 dental practices. Since its acquisition by Audax Group in May 2008, Great Expressions has acquired 96 practices through eight separate transactions. Inc. Magazine has named Great Expressions to its list of the 5,000 fastest growing companies in America each of the last two years.

Great Expressions Dental Centers is one of the leading, privately-owned dental practice management companies in the United States with 181 affiliated dental practices in seven states. GEDC professionals have been exceeding patients' expectations for over 35 years and provide a full range of dental services including specialty dental care. For more information on Great Expressions Dental Centers call (888) SMILE-80 or visit online at