(March 12, 2018) – Great Expressions Dental Centers (GEDC), one of the largest dental support organizations in the U.S., announced that Dan Hirschfeld has joined the company as Chief Executive Officer.
Founded in 1982 and operating as a single brand, GEDC provides comprehensive, affordable dental services through its network of over 300 affiliated practices staffed by more than 900 dentists and hygienists who deliver their care through more than one million visits per year.
Mr. Hirschfeld has over 30 years of experience in healthcare services, including as president and CEO of three different companies. Most recently, Mr. Hirschfeld served as President of Genesis Rehabilitation Services and International Operations and EVP/COO for Genesis Healthcare, Inc., a $6 billion publicly-traded healthcare services company focused on rehabilitation, long-term care and assisted living. During his tenure, Genesis Rehabilitation scaled from 400 locations to 1,700 locations.
“I am truly excited to join the leading brand in the dental industry,” said Dan Hirschfeld. “Day in and day out, Great Expressions delivers outstanding patient care, one smile at a time. I could not be prouder to join this dedicated, committed and passionate team. Without all of them, our success would not be possible. I look forward to continuing its commitment to operational excellence and patient experience, and bringing a GEDC smile to even more happy faces.”
Tim Armstrong, Managing Director of Roark Capital Group, whose affiliates own a majority of GEDC, added, “Attracting someone with Dan’s experience, talent and vision positions GEDC to accelerate its growth at a dynamic time in the dental industry. We are excited to welcome Dan and look forward to him guiding the company in its continued success as one of the premier dental support organizations in the country.”
About Great Expressions Dental Centers
For nearly 40 years, Great Expressions Dental Centers has been a leader in preventative dental care, orthodontics and specialty care with offices in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Texas and Virginia. Great Expressions is consistently recognized for contributions to improving oral health through quality and safety initiatives, affordable dental care services, patient convenience, research and more. Great Expressions Dental Centers branded practices are independently-owned and operated in specific states by licensed dentists and their professional entities who employ the licensed professionals providing dental treatment and services. ADG, LLC provides administrative and business support services and licenses the Great Expressions Dental Centers brand name to independently-owned and operated dental practices. ADG does not own or operate dental practices, or employ the licensed professionals providing dental treatment and services. For more information, please visit www.greatexpressions.com.
Amanda Niswonger, on behalf of Great Expressions Dental Centers
Lambert, Edwards & Associates