SmileDirectClub (SDC) has partnered with Texas-based dental service organization DECA Dental and its more than a hundred affiliated dental practices. The partnership advances the SDC Partner Network, the direct-to-office model that gives consumers a third option in addition to SDC’s SmileShops and doctor-prescribed impression kits to begin clear aligner treatment using SDC’s telehealth platform, the company said.
“Our partnership with DECA Dental is a win for consumers in Texas as it will offer them many new locations throughout the state to access SmileDirectClub clear aligner treatment,” said David Katzman, SDC chief executive officer and chair.
“SmileDirectClub continues to focus on partnering with the dental community to increase access to innovative oral care, and we’re pleased to join with DECA Dental in this effort. Our growing Partner Network, now extended to more than 600 dental practices across the US, gives consumers yet another choice on how they can get started on their teledentistry journey and access a more effective, efficacious, and safe premium teeth straightening solution,” he said.
“DECA Dental and our world-class team of dentists and orthodontists are proud to partner with SmileDirectClub to increase access to affordable teeth-straightening options across the state of Texas,” said Dr. Sulman Ahmed, founder and CEO of DECA Dental.
“As a clinician-founded and led organization, it its fundamental to DECA Dental’s core belief that all clinical decisions should be made by a dentist and that dentists should have full autonomy in deciding the best treatment options for their patients,” Ahmed said.
“Our partnership with SmileDirectClub is directly related to our goal as a company: to embrace clinical systems that empower our dental practices to operate efficiently while providing the highest quality oral care to our patients,” he said.