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Great Expressions Named to Inc. Hire Power List

December 10, 2012

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. – December 10, 2012 – Great Expressions Dental Centers (GEDC), a leading dental service organization with affiliated dental offices in nine states, today announced that it has been named to Inc. magazine’s “Hire Power” list.

Inc.’s inaugural Hire Power Awards were created to recognize and honor the top 100 companies creating jobs in the United States. The list highlights the top private job creators in an array of industries including, health, food and beverage, education, human resources and financial services. Over the past three years, GEDC has created 600 jobs, ranking the company 25 overall, fifth in the health industry and second in Michigan.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by Inc. as one of the top companies creating jobs in America. We’ve been fortunate to experience strong growth over the past several years, which has necessitated making significant additions to our professional team,” said Richard Beckman, CEO of Great Expressions Dental Centers. “We have our eyes set on additional growth in the years ahead and look forward to helping dentists to operate their offices successfully and creating more jobs for dental professionals”

With nearly 1,800 employees, GEDC affiliated dental offices provide multiple dental services, ranging from general and preventative care to orthodontics and specialty care. GEDC is a leading investment portfolio company of OMERS Private Equity since October 2011.

For Inc.’s complete list of 2012 Hire Power Awards, please visit

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

Kim Tassie
Lambert, Edwards & Associates

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