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Great Expressions Introduces National VP of Dental Assisting Practice

September 17, 2018


(Sept. 17, 2018)Great Expressions Dental Centers, a leader in preventative dental care, today announced the appointment of Wendy Flanagan as National Vice President of Dental Assisting Practice, a new role at the organization. In this role, Flanagan will provide leadership and representation in training, education, support and mentorship to dental assistants across Great Expressions’ national footprint.

“At Great Expressions, we’re committed to personal and professional growth for every member of our team,” said Dan Hirschfeld, Great Expressions CEO. “With her unmatched experience and proven leadership, Wendy is the perfect candidate to fulfill the responsibilities of this role. Her knowledge of the industry and our organization is invaluable to further strengthening our practices and quality of care.”

Flanagan, a resident of Cleveland, Tennessee, joined Great Expressions in 2013 through an affiliation as the regional practice administrator and quickly earned a promotion to the Vice President of Operations. In this role, she led a team of more than 200 individuals to drive, solve, build and develop processes to improve the company’s overall business and operations strategies.

“I’m truly honored to have been chosen to serve in this new role for Great Expressions as we continually seek to improve our service offerings to ensure the highest quality of care for our patients,” said Flanagan. “Dental assistants play a vital part in the patient’s experience, so I look forward to collaborating with the great team of professionals we have assembled across our national footprint to make sure they receive the support they need to excel in their role.”

Flanagan earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia, with a major in biology and a minor in mathematics.


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 and Texas. 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


Amanda Niswonger, on behalf of Great Expressions Dental Centers
Lambert, Edwards & Associates

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