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Great Expressions Recognized for Rapid Growth and Leadership

May 24, 2017

(May 24, 2017) – Great Expressions Dental Centers’ (GEDC), a leading dental support organization (DSO), has recently been recognized for rapid growth and leadership by The American Business Awards (ABA) and Corp! Magazine.

The ABA awards committee named GEDC Fastest Growing Company of the Year while also recognizing Richard Beckman, GEDC CEO, as a Bronze winner for Executive of the Year and Maverick of the Year. Greg Nodland, GEDC COO, was also named a Bronze winner for Executive of the Year and together with Beckman was awarded the Bronze award for Management Team of the Year. In addition to the Stevie Awards, GEDC was selected as a Michigan Economic Bright Spot by Corp! Magazine.

“As a company, we strive to continue to grow in our existing communities while expanding into new markets to provide the highest quality of care possible,” said Beckman. “I’m fortunate to have strong leaders at all levels of our organization, working beside me and in our offices across the country. I am grateful to these leaders and to my team for their continued commitment to ensuring our patients receive the high-quality service they deserve, as well as to the two organizations that have honored us with these awards.”

As a team, Beckman and Nodland have led GEDC from a Michigan-based DSO with 21 dental centers to an elite DSO with more than 280 practices across 10 states. In the past year, the organization reported substantial growth with 16 affiliations, 40 new offices and 200 new staff members and its revenue increased by nearly $40 million.

“Each award is confirmation our organization is headed in the right direction, and our team, at all levels, is strong enough to support our continued growth,” Beckman stated.

The Stevie® Awards are the world’s premier business awards. They were created in 2002 to honor and to generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide.

For the last 10 years, Corp! Magazine has been celebrating the companies that have continued to demonstrate economic growth, expansion and hiring Michigan’s brightest talent.

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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, Texas and Virginia. 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


Megan McCarl, on behalf of Great Expressions Dental Centers
Lambert, Edwards & Associates

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