David Pegg Joins Dental Care Alliance as Chief Development Officer
Dental Care Alliance, one of the largest dental support organizations in the United States, is expanding through mergers, affiliations, equity partnerships, and de novo opportunities.
SARASOTA, FL (October 3, 2017) – Dental Care Alliance, one of the largest dental support organizations in the country with more than 265 affiliated dental offices in 15 states, has hired David Pegg as Chief Development Officer. Pegg will lead the organization’s aggressive growth strategy to expand the number of dental offices it supports through mergers, affiliations, equity partnerships, and de novo opportunities.
Pegg brings significant experience as an investor and advisor in the healthcare services industry for more than 20 years. He started his private equity career with MVP Capital Partners in Philadelphia and was recently a partner with Enhanced Equity Funds in New York. As part of his responsibilities, he has evaluated and been involved with numerous provider-based multi-site healthcare companies, including those in the dental space.
“I am excited to have an executive of Dave’s caliber and capability lead our development team at DCA,” said Jerry Rhodes, the Chief Executive Officer at Dental Care Alliance. “Dave brings a wealth of skill, experience and relationships to our growth efforts. I am confident that under his leadership, DCA will continue to fortify its position as the partner of choice for dentists desiring to partner or affiliate with a dental services organization.”
Dental Care Alliance provides non-clinical support services to its affiliated offices, which gives dentists the ability to focus on patient care and reduce the amount of time they would otherwise spend on the day-to-day business management and administrative responsibilities of running a dental practice. DCA-affiliated practices provide a full suite of dental services including general dentistry, hygiene, pediatric dental care, orthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, prosthodontics, and oral surgery. DCA’s affiliated practices operate in 15 states: Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
About Dental Care Alliance
Dental Care Alliance is a ground-breaking dental support organization created by dentists who are focused on improving the well-being of both patients and dentists. For more than 25 years, the company has enabled dentists to focus on providing excellent patient care, supported by a team of business professionals to help run the day-to-day operations of a dental office. DCA provides services to more than 265 dental offices operating under 80 brand names in 15 states. DCA is a portfolio company of the New York-based private equity firm Harvest Partners, LP. For more information, visit www.dentalcarealliance.com.
About Harvest Partners
Founded in 1981, Harvest Partners is a leading New York-based private equity investment firm that pursues management buyouts and recapitalizations of middle market companies in North America. Harvest focuses on acquiring profitable companies in the business services, consumer, healthcare services, and industrial sectors. This strategy leverages Harvest Partners’ 35+ years of experience in financing organic and acquisition-oriented growth companies. For more information, visit www.harvestpartners.com.
I am humbled this week at the care we have been able to provide to our communities in need as we remain open to emergencies during this crucial time. We are accepting every patient with an emergency that calls or knocks on our door.
I hear repeatedly from patients that they are struggling to find any open dental practice in our area, and can hear the relief in their voices when we tell them we can see them right away.
On Tuesday at ADC Clearwater, we started the day with three emergency patients scheduled – two with broken teeth and one who had fallen on her face and came in with a black eye and broken anterior teeth. We were happy to treat each of these patients with same day care, but before we knew it the phone was ringing off the hook with patients in pain.
As these patients began rolling into the office, I saw them in tears, rocking back and forth in the waiting room in agony — I provided Motrin tablets and water as they waited, and helped turn over rooms and seat patients. Dr. Emily Relkin and her assistant, Kim Ross, worked quickly and efficiently to help every patient I put on their schedule – back to back, they worked through their lunch without complaint.
After our fourth or fifth emergency checked out, thanking us profusely for being here, I felt myself become slightly emotional at the impact our teams that are still out there working and providing care are making on our patients’ lives.
In these hopeless times, we are staying focused and energized knowing we are doing our part to serve our communities.
We know we are not alone working tirelessly right now, and want to thank all of you that are still open and seeing patients — we are all comrades in this together!