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Great Expressions Affiliates with Suffolk Dental Center

September 11, 2012

BAY SHORE, N.Y. – September 11, 2012 – Great Expressions Dental Centers announced it has affiliated with Suffolk Dental Center, a dental facility operating on Long Island for more than 30 years. This office complements the six existing dental practices on Long Island and adds to the growing Great Expressions affiliates in New York. The former Suffolk Dental Center is located at 1701 Sunrise Hwy, Bay Shore, NY 11706 at the Westfield South Shore Mall.

This newest Great Expressions practice provides general dentistry, orthodontics, periodontics and oral surgery. Flexible scheduling, including Saturdays and extended evening hours, are available. Great Expressions offers one stop dental care in many of its dental centers throughout the nine states in which it operates. In addition to general practice and hygiene services, Great Expressions offers orthodontics, endodontics, pedodontics, periodontics and oral surgery services.

“At Great Expressions we focus on outstanding patient care, and are thrilled to affiliate with such a long-established practice,” said Great Expressions CEO Richard Beckman. “We pride ourselves in offering the community a wide range of dental services as we grow and expand.”

With this affiliation, Great Expressions is able to provide patient-centered care in 26 locations throughout the Northeast, including centers in Connecticut,Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York. Great Expressions dentists now work in more than 200 practices across the country, with offices in Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Ohio and Virginia.

“It has been easy to work with the Great Expressions team in this transition and purchase process,” said Dr. Krishnaswamy Jayadevan. “They are professional, and because of Great Expressions’ financial backing, it has been a smooth process to close the transaction.”

The Westfield South Shore Mall location conveniently offers an outside and inside entrance to better serve patients. There are ten operatories and 3,338 square feet total.

Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Great Expressions is a leading dental service organization, now with affiliated dental offices in nine states across the Midwest, South and Northeast. In the past four years, the company has strategically grown by adding and successfully integrating 98 offices through 11 affiliations. These affiliations have helped land Great Expressions on Inc. Magazine’s list of the 5,000 fastest growing companies in America each of the last three years. With more than 1,800 clinical and support staff, Great Expressions’ affiliated dental offices provide all facets of dental services, including general and preventative care focused on the highest quality patient care, affordable prices and convenient locations. Great Expressions is a leading investment portfolio company of OMERS Private Equity since October 2011.

About Great Expressions

For nearly 40 years, Great Expressions Dental Centers (GEDC) has been a leader in providing preventative dental care, orthodontics and specialty care with local offices in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio 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


OMERS is one of Canada’s largest pension funds with over $55.1 billion net assets. It provides first-class pension administration and innovative products and services to almost 420,000 members. Approximately one in every 20 employees working in the province of Ontario is an OMERS member. Through the OMERS Worldwide brand, our team of investment professionals uses a direct drive, active management investment strategy to invest its public and private market assets, including publicly-traded equities, fixed-income, infrastructure, private equity and real estate. For more information, please visit, or

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