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Great Expressions CEO Named Most Valuable Entrepreneur

April 27, 2017

(April 27, 2017) – Great Expressions Dental Centers’ (GEDC) CEO Richard Beckman was named a Most Valuable Entrepreneur today at the Corp! Magazine “Michigan’s Most Valuable Professionals, Entrepreneurs & Millennials” award celebration.

During the ceremony, Corp! Magazine recognized professionals, entrepreneurs and millennials who are serving their community, demonstrating strong leadership skills in growing and managing successful businesses, becoming industry experts and delivering lucrative business results.

“Serving on Great Expressions Dental Centers’ management team with Rich has been a great honor, and I’m proud to see him recognized for his accomplishments,” said Greg Nodland, Chief Operating Officer of GEDC. “Rich’s leadership and determination has helped our entire organization grow professionally and profitably.”

Under Beckman, GEDC became profitable in 2000 and has seen both top and bottom line growth every year since. In the past year, the organization’s revenue reached more than $330 million. GEDC now spans 10 states with more than 270 affiliated offices and over 2,840 employees.

Beckman is a proven innovator in the dental support organization industry. He is among the first to create a network of dental providers with a common brand and unified mission so that patients receive the same high quality care for an affordable price at any GEDC location. Beckman also recognized a need to provide cost-effective solutions for the uninsured, creating the Smile Protection Plan, an all-in-one dental discount plan that offers significant savings on dental care for those who can’t afford traditional dental insurance.

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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


Megan McCarl, on behalf of Great Expressions Dental Centers
Lambert, Edwards & Associates

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