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Great Expressions Dental Centers Promoted Don Klacking to Chief Financial Officer

March 10, 2014

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI – March 10, 2014 — Great Expressions Dental Centers (GEDC), a leading dental service organization based in metro Detroit, today announced the appointment of Don Klacking to Chief Financial Officer. Klacking previously served as the company’s Vice President of Finance since 2012.

In his new role, Klacking will be responsible for oversight of all financial aspects of the company, including financial reporting, budgeting and planning; treasury management; and establishing accounting practices. Klacking will also play a critical role in executing some of GEDC’s most critical strategic initiatives and oversee company affiliations, which include integration of dental practices that GEDC affiliates. Additionally, Klacking is actively involved in the company’s community outreach and philanthropic efforts. He is highly involved with the team that evaluates and selects the charitable endeavors the company supports and has donated his time to small businesses in Detroit to provide finance and accounting counsel.

“Don is more than deserving of this advancement,” said Richard Beckman, CEO of Great Expressions Dental Centers. “He is a key member of our core executive team and has consistently gone above and beyond in his previous role, gladly taking on additional responsibility, including overseeing the Finance and Treasury Departments, as well as assuming a more active role in our Facilities and Purchasing Departments’ activities. He is a true team player and I’m confident he will continue to excel in whatever task or challenge comes his way.”

Prior to joining GEDC, Klacking was a director in the transaction services practice at KPMG and began his career at Plante Moran where he assisted public and private company’s growth efforts. He is a certified public accountant and received his Bachelor’s Degree in accounting from Western Michigan University.

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


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Lambert, Edwards & Associates

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