Dental Care Alliance Continues to Expand its Georgia Footprint with New Affiliation
Sarasota, FL – Dental Care Alliance (DCA) is proud to announce its recent affiliation with Northside Oral Surgery of Dunwoody, GA.
Founded in 2009, Northside Oral Surgery serves the Dunwoody area and its surrounding communities. Personalized, gentle, comprehensive patient care is their number one priority. The practice offers wisdom teeth extractions, which for many patients can be their first experience with surgery, as well as dental implants (including Teeth in a Day™), orthognathic surgery, and more.
Dr. Lee Whitesides, DMD, MMSc, founder of Northside Oral Surgery, has been practicing for over 20 years and holds multiple degrees. He is one of only two oral maxillofacial surgeons in the US who currently holds a master’s degree in anesthesia and oral surgery. He has been board certified in oral and maxillofacial surgery since 2000. Dr. Whitesides has published over 20 articles in peer reviewed journals and frequently lectures on many topics in oral maxillofacial surgery including dental implants, trauma, and risk management. “We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Whitesides to the DCA network of affiliates and excited to assist him in unlocking growth and perpetuating the high-quality clinical brand he has built,” said David Pegg, CDO of Dental Care Alliance.
The recent affiliation with Northside Oral Surgery marks DCA’s 20th affiliated practice in the state of Georgia. “The affiliation with Northside Oral Surgery furthers DCA’s mission to be the trusted partner for the dental industry’s top professionals. Dr. Whitesides is committed to providing high quality oral health care with a personal touch. We look forward to growing stronger together,” said Jerry Rhodes, CEO of Dental Care Alliance.
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Founded in 1991, DCA is one of the largest multi-branded dental support organizations in the U.S. with more than 320 affiliated practices in 20 states. DCA-affiliated practices provide patients with a wide range of dental services including general dentistry, endodontics, oral surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, and periodontics. DCA provides dentists with clinical autonomy, career satisfaction, and growth opportunities by reducing day-to-day administrative responsibilities so they can focus on providing the best clinical care to each patient.
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!