Great Lakes Dental Partners Expands Footprint with Downtown Dental Partnership

CHICAGO, November 16, 2017 – Chicago’s premier dental support organization, Great Lakes Dental Partners (GLDP), announced the addition of Downtown Dental to its network of partner practices. GLDP, a portfolio company of Shore Capital Partners, provides practice management services to its affiliated locations, enabling dentists and dental specialists to focus on delivering the absolute best care and to collaborate with other practitioners across the network to better serve patients.

The newly formed partnership with Downtown Dental (, located at 25 East Washington Street in Chicago, brings Great Lakes Dental Partners’s clinic count to 13, all accessible within 15 miles of anywhere in the Chicago area. The organization’s rapid expansion over the past year is attributable to its comprehensive practice support systems, patient-centric approach, and flexible partnership opportunities.

“We chose to join Great Lakes Dental Partners because they share our commitment to excellence. We had other options, but GLDP was the obvious choice, given their focus on patient care, clinical support, and growth in the Chicago market,” said Dr. Viren Patel, Downtown Dental’s founder and managing dentist. Dr. Patel will be an equity holder and a key member of GLDP’s executive leadership team, where he will serve as Vice President of Clinical Development.

“Downtown Dental is an exciting addition to our practice network,” said Roger Murray, CEO of Great Lakes Dental Partners. “This affiliation expands the GLDP network in downtown Chicago, with an impressive office in the Loop and one of the leading dental teams in the area. We look forward to growing further as we identify additional dental practice partnership opportunities throughout Chicago and the surrounding area.”

Great Lakes Dental Partners’s affiliated offices accept most PPO insurance plans and offer convenient evening and weekend hours. GLDP locations provide a full suite of general and specialty dental services, including cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, and oral surgery.

About Great Lakes Dental Partners

Great Lakes Dental Partners is a dental support organization (DSO) committed to offering dentists and dental specialists the opportunity to focus on the clinical aspects of dentistry, providing exceptional care for every patient. With a centrally located support center, operational best practices, access to the latest dental technology, and a best-in-class continuing education program, GLDP is dedicated to advancing dental healthcare in the greater Chicago area.

For more information and a list of locations, visit GLDP is actively seeking new partnerships with area dental practices. Those interested in affiliation or career opportunities should contact GLDP at [email protected].

About Shore Capital

Shore Capital is a Chicago-based private equity firm focused exclusively on microcap healthcare investments. Shore supports management partners with capital, business development expertise, and industry knowledge to accelerate growth, fund acquisitions, and generate value to shareholders. Shore targets investments in proven, successful private companies with superior management teams, stable cash flow, and significant growth potential, including organic and growth through industry consolidation. Shore has approximately $350 million of equity capital under management through various investment vehicles. For more information, please visit:

Media Contact:
Molly McFarland
Great Lakes Dental Partners
[email protected]

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