Sage Dental has acquired six dental practices in South Florida to expand its number of locations to more than 65. These practices are accepting new patients and offering teledentistry screening appointments, virtual check-ins, online scheduling, paperless billing, and more, according to the company.
“We’re excited to expand our footprint to offer Sage’s unique combination of convenient and affordable dental care to more patients in Florida,” said Cindy Roark, DMD, president of Sage Dental Group of Florida.
“Marrying the latest in cutting-edge technology with our team of patient-oriented dentists and hygienists has helped us to achieve high patient satisfaction and mutual trust in a setting that is both safe and convenient,” said Roark.
While the ADA has encouraged patients to continue with regular dental care during the COVID-19 pandemic, patient volumes remain low, with national averages estimated at 76% of pre-pandemic levels, Sage Dental said.
But with its enhanced safety protocols, SageSafe, and the rapid rollout of virtual consultations, Sage Dental said, it not only has continued to treat existing patients but also increase patient volumes to 105% of pre-pandemic levels, in part by offering flexible hours, affordable prices, and safe, effective care.
“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Sage dentists and staff have continued to treat patients in a safe practice environment using the most up to date infection control processes and equipment available,” said Tom Marler, president and CEO of Sage Dental Management.
“In the year ahead, Sage will continue opening new dental practices staffed with teams dedicated to bringing comprehensive dental care to patients in Florida, Georgia, and beyond,” said Marler.
With the addition of six practices, Sage Dental said, it will serve more than 250,000 patients at 65 locations across Florida and Georgia. The new Florida practices include:
- Sage Dental of Margate
- Sage Dental of West Hollywood
- Sage Dental of Cypress Lakes
- Sage Dental of Lake Park
- Sage Dental of West Lake Worth
- Sage Dental of Polo Grounds
Also, the company has added Mark Brockelman as senior vice president and chief financial officer and David Tripp as chief human resources officer.
Brockelman has extensive experience in accounting, financial planning and analysis, mergers and acquisitions, and financial leadership across private equity and growth-oriented companies, Sage Dental said.
Previously, Brockelman was chief financial officer at National Dentex Corporation, iRise Spine and Joint Institute, GardaWorld Cash Services, and the Miami Dolphins and Sunlife Stadium.
Before joining Sage Dental, Tripp was vice president of human resources at Vision Group Holdings, Cross Country Home Services, and First Data Corporation. His background also includes experience across multiple industries, including time spent as a professional baseball player with the Oakland Athletics.
“I’m thrilled to be joining Sage at such a critical time in the company’s growth trajectory,” said Tripp.
“If the previous year has shown us anything, it’s that communication, collaboration, and care for one another need to be at the heart of all that we do, not only when engaging with patients but when working with colleagues as well,” Tripp said.
“The Sage team embodies these important attributes, and I look forward to continuing to strengthen our positive work culture as we take on additional patients in the years ahead,” Tripp said.
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