(March 15, 2018) – Great Expressions Dental Centers, a leader in preventative dental care, today announced Ryan McKendry’s promotion to vice president of business development. In this role, he will be overseeing GEDC’s growth through affiliations, managing and negotiating deal agreements, and creating integration plans for newly affiliated offices.
McKendry joined GEDC in September 2014 as business development manager, and soon was promoted to director of business development in early 2015. During his first year as director of business development, the organization added a total of 23 offices to the GEDC footprint with combined revenue of approximately $29 million and $4.8 million in EBITDA. Additionally, in his role as director, McKendry further strengthened GEDC’s commitment to the communities it serves by organizing substantial donations to Detroit Public Schools and the Children’s Center of Detroit.
“Through the various positions he’s held at Great Expressions, Ryan has been a critical factor in the company’s growth,” said Dan Hirschfeld, CEO of GEDC. “I am confident that he will continue to make impactful strides for the organization by building our business through partnerships, affiliations and acquisitions.”
As vice president of business development, McKendry will work within the executive team and with private equity investors to ensure newly integrated practices are consistent with the organization’s current mission. Through these relationships, he will also monitor the acquisitions for cohesivity, both culturally and clinically, with an end result of economic growth throughout the organization.
“I’m appreciative of the guidance and opportunity Great Expressions has provided me over the past several years,” said McKendry. “I look forward to working closely with the company’s leadership team and our partners in continuing to bring Great Expressions’ high-quality dental care to communities nationwide.”
A graduate of Hillsdale College, where he received a bachelor’s degree in accounting, McKendry worked at two national accounting firms before joining GEDC.
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