More than 1,200 Dentists Now Part of the Pioneering DPO
DALLAS, August 30, 2023, MB2 Dental, the first and largest dental partnership organization (DPO) nationwide, announced today the joining of its 600th practice into the Company’s fast-growing dental partnership organization (DPO) model.
The 600th practice is Highland Creek Family Dental – South in Lafayette, Ind. The location is a de novo (new build practice) owned by Dr. Shane Cope, a general dentist. Dr. Cope first partnered with MB2 Dental in August 2022 with his existing practice, Highland Creek Family Dental. One year later, to the month, with the support of MB2 Dental, Dr. Cope is opening his new brand expansion, Highland Creek Family Dental – South, to serve the south Lafayette community.
As of August 2023, the MB2 Dental network spanned more than 1,200 supported doctors across the Company’s 600 practices. While MB2 Dental has experienced dramatic growth through acquisitions over the years, the Company also has an established operational arm dedicated to helping doctors grow and expand their brands through the opening of de novo locations.
“As a doctor-founded, -owned and -led organization, the addition of our 600th practice marks a significant milestone in the strength and growth of our business. It’s symbolic that our 600th practice is a de novo location, as these were the foundation of our business during the first decade of MB2 Dental’s operations. We will continue to emphasize expansion through both de novo practices and new partnership acquisitions. Dr. Cope is evidence that our doctor owners are afforded various opportunities to experience growth from right within our organization,” explained Dr. Chris Steven Villanueva, founder and chief executive officer at MB2 Dental.
“Furthermore, I’m so appreciative of all our doctor partners and the 8,000+ team members that comprise the MB2 Dental family nationwide who continue to deliver on our mission of preserving private practice,” Dr. Villanueva concluded.
Dr. Cope commented on his partnership with MB2 Dental, stating: “In just one year, I have witnessed firsthand the many benefits of working with MB2 Dental. The DPO model MB2 Dental brings to doctor partners allowed me to dedicate more time and resources to patient care while also seizing a chance to introduce another dental clinic in my community. My patients have come to know and expect a certain level of care and service from Highland Creek Family Dental, and with our expanded resources, we can serve a greater population and also foster additional advancement trajectories for our clinical team.”
MB2 Dental operates with a mission designed to preserve the integrity of the dental profession in a rapidly consolidating market. MB2 Dental, the first group to introduce the DPO model, started as a single practice owned by Founder and CEO Dr. Chris Steven Villanueva in 2007. This model resonated with Dr. Villanueva’s colleagues and quickly grew through doctor referrals. MB2 Dental has since undergone two recapitalization events, most recently partnering with private equity firm Charlesbank Capital Partners in 2021.
About MB2 Dental
Dallas-based MB2 Dental is a first-of-its-kind dental partnership organization (DPO) founded and led by dentist and entrepreneur Dr. Chris Steven Villanueva. The Company empowers dentists to preserve their profession by ensuring clinical autonomy and providing resources and support to its doctor owners. Since its founding in 2007, MB2 has partnered with more than 600 general and specialty dental practices across 39 states.