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Great Expressions Expands Operations in New York with Island Park Office

October 16, 2012

ISLAND PARK, N.Y. – October 16, 2012 – Great Expressions Dental Centers announced it has affiliated with Island Park Dentists, a dental facility that has been operating in Island Park, N.Y. for more than 35 years. Great Expressions entered the New York market this year, affiliating with 16 offices in the state, including the Island Park office located at 230 Long Beach Rd.

This newest Great Expressions practice provides general dental care, periodontics, endodontics and oral surgery. The office is open Mondays from 9 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Tuesday from 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Thursdays from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and one Saturday per month from 8:00am-2:00pm. For appointments, call 516-889-5050.

“Growing Great Expressions through affiliations with dental offices like Island Park Dentists allows us to deliver comprehensive dental care that is up-to-date, convenient and close to home for our patients, the very cornerstone of our company,” said Great Expressions CEO Richard Beckman. “As one of the largest providers of dental health services in the country, we are able to offer the most technologically advanced dental services, building a sense of comfort and trust among our patients.”

In addition to the same friendly staff and hygienists, Drs. Mark and Debra Weinstein will continue in their roles providing dental health care services. Both graduated from New York University and are members of the 10th District Dental Society. Many of their patients have been with them since the beginning, bringing their children, grandchildren and even their great-grandchildren in for dental care.

Building its Northeast presence, Great Expressions now provides patient-centered care in 27 locations throughout the region, 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.

“We are pleased to become part of the Great Expressions family and look forward to working with them,” said Dr. Mark Weinstein. “By combining our established practice and staff with the resources Great Expressions provides, it is our current and future patients who will benefit the most.”

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 four 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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