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Great Expressions Receives Federal Certification for Custom Software

September 16, 2015

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI – September 16, 2015 – Great Expressions Dental Centers (GEDC), a leading dental service organization with more than 230 offices in ten states, has received governmental certification for its custom dental practice management software. GEDC is one of the first dental service organizations to obtain the certification. The custom software is used by Great Expressions to maintain day-to-day operations, from scheduling appointments to billing and more.

The certification of GEDC’s software is part of an initiative established by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) – the Health IT Certification Program, which ensures that health software programs conform to specific standards and criteria that have been adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

“The certification of our custom software affirms Great Expressions Dental Centers’ position as an innovator and leader in the dental industry and aligns with our commitment to our customers to provide technologies that have their best interest at heart,” said Richard Beckman, chief executive officer of Great Expressions Dental Centers. “Top of the line software ensures that our clinical process, from start to finish, is consistent across our wide network of offices across the country.”

In order to receive the certification, GEDC passed all government requirements to store, display, transmit, receive and secure all patient health information with their dental practice management software.

“The Health IT Certification demonstrates to our patients that the systems responsible for viewing and sharing their personal health information meets the toughest criteria set forth by the Secretary of Health and Human Services,” said Ken Strohschein, chief information officer of GEDC. “Great Expressions looks forward to continuing to live up to the standards set forth for patient care in order to continue to best serve patients throughout the United States.”

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About Great Expressions

For nearly 40 years, Great Expressions Dental Centers (GEDC) has been a leader in preventative dental care, orthodontics and specialty care with local offices in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Virginia and Texas. 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

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. Office practices may vary and patients should contact the dental office for treatment and service issues. 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.


Megan McCarl
Lambert, Edwards & Associates

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