Chicagoland Smile Group Expands Footprint with Downtown Dental Partnership

CHICAGO, November 16, 2017 – Chicago’s premier dental support organization, Chicagoland Smile Group (CSG), announced the addition of Downtown Dental to its network of partner practices. CSG, 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 Chicagoland Smile Group’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 Chicagoland Smile Group because they share our commitment to excellence. We had other options, but CSG 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 CSG’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 Chicagoland Smile Group. “This affiliation expands the CSG 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.”

Chicagoland Smile Group’s affiliated offices accept most PPO insurance plans and offer convenient evening and weekend hours. CSG locations provide a full suite of general and specialty dental services, including cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, and oral surgery.

About Chicagoland Smile Group

Chicagoland Smile Group 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, CSG is dedicated to advancing dental healthcare in the greater Chicago area.

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

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:

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Chicagoland Smile Group

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