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GEDC Management Team Wins Stevie American Business Awards

May 5, 2016

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., May 5, 2016 – The Stevie American Business Awards today named the management team of Great Expressions Dental Centers (GEDC), a leading dental service organization, as winners of two Stevie Awards for their leadership in the dental industry. At the upcoming ceremony in New York, GEDC’s CEO Richard Beckman and COO Greg Nodland will be recognized with a Silver Stevie American Business Award for Management Team of the Year in Consumer Services Industries. At the ceremony, Beckman will also be recognized with a Bronze Stevie Award for Executive of the Year in Health Products & Services.

We are grateful to the judges of the 2016 Stevie American Business Awards for the incredible honor of receiving two of these prestigious awards,” said Beckman. “This recognition represents the tireless work of so many individuals within our organization who have contributed to the growth of Great Expressions Dental Centers and continued emphasis on quality patient care.”

As CEO of GEDC, Beckman quickly identified affiliations with dental groups and offices as the critical growth driver for the company. Under his leadership, GEDC became profitable in 2000 and has seen both top and bottom line growth every year since. In the past year alone, the organization’s revenue has seen growth of 5.7 percent and the company’s footprint grew to 10 states, with expansion into Texas through an affiliation with 11 offices. The company’s growth has continued in 2016 with the addition of 13 affiliation offices in Ohio.

When Beckman departed from his role as President of Credit Acceptance Corporation to lead GEDC in 1998, he brought Greg Nodland, Director of Finance at the time, with him. As COO of GEDC, Nodland’s background in finance is not long behind him – he finds that he is able to help those in operations and on the clinical side of the organization to think more about the bottom line. The pair has overseen GEDC’s continuous growth over the past 18 years.

“The judges were extremely impressed with the quality of entries we received this year. The competition was intense and every organization that has won should be proud,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. More than 3,400 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories. More than 250 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.

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About Great Expressions

For nearly 40 years, Great Expressions Dental Centers (GEDC) has been a leader in preventative dental care, orthodontics and specialty care with local offices in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Texas and Virginia. One of the largest privately owned dental service organizations in the United States, GEDC is consistently recognized for contributions to improving oral health through quality and safety initiatives, affordable dental care services, patient convenience, research and more. For more information, go to

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. Office practices may vary and patients should contact the dental office for treatment and service issues.

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.


Megan McCarl
Lambert, Edwards & Associates

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