Great Lakes Dental Partners Doubles in Size with Advanced Family Dental Partnership

CHICAGO, June 11, 2018 – Great Lakes Dental Partners (GLDP), Chicago’s premier dental support organization, today announced its affiliation with Advanced Family Dental and Orthodontics, PC (AFD). A portfolio company of Shore Capital Partners, GLDP provides practice management support and services to its affiliated offices, enabling dentists and dental specialists to focus on the clinical aspects of dentistry and providing exceptional patient care.

With this affiliation, GLDP now offers greater accessibility and comprehensive oral healthcare to even more communities. The addition of Advanced Family Dental’s 14 offices expands Great Lakes Dental Partners’s practice network to 28 locations, all accessible within 15 miles of anywhere in the Chicago area. The combined organization features approximately 450 team members, including over 100 dentists and dental specialists.

“The Advanced Family Dental partnership brings even more opportunities for coordinated care and additional patient access and convenience across Chicagoland,” said Roger Murray, CEO of Great Lakes Dental Partners. “This affiliation strengthens our platform considerably, placing Great Lakes Dental Partners firmly among the market’s preeminent dental groups. We are excited to welcome the many talented and dedicated Advanced Family Dental team members – from the doctors and hygienists, to the operations leaders and support staff – to the GLDP family.”

“Our practice was founded nearly 40 years ago, with our flagship office in Crest Hill, and as Advanced Family Dental has grown over the years, we have maintained an unwavering commitment to providing exceptional dental healthcare to the communities we serve. With this focus in mind, we look forward to the additional resources and growth opportunities made possible by our partnership with Great Lakes Dental Partners,” said Dr. David Rubis, principal owner of Advanced Family Dental. Dr. Rubis will join the GLDP team and will continue to work chairside, along with his son, Dr. Joseph Rubis, who is joining GLDP’s clinical leadership team.

Allen Mooney Barnes Brokerage Services (AMB), a healthcare focused investment banking firm served as exclusive financial advisor to AFD on this transaction. The AMB companies provide comprehensive financial advisory services, including investment banking and investment advisory services to a diverse group of clients, including corporations, institutions, individuals and families.

About Great Lakes Dental Partners

Great Lakes Dental Partners is a dental support organization (DSO) committed to enabling dentists and dental specialists to focus on delivering the absolute best care and to collaborating with other practitioners across the network to better serve patients. 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 clinic locations, visit GLDP is actively seeking new partnerships with area dental practices across Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. 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 $600 million of equity capital under management through various investment vehicles. For more information, please visit:

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Business Development Contact:
Fletcher Boyle
VP of Business Development & Strategy
Great Lakes Dental Partners
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