Dental Care Alliance Welcomes New Chief Operating Officer
Sarasota, FL – Dental Care Alliance (DCA) is pleased to announce Dale M. Hockel, Jr. has joined the company as its Chief Operating Officer (COO).
As COO, Hockel will be responsible for driving continued organic growth, optimizing operational performance and improving service capabilities at DCA’s Sarasota-based corporate support campus and throughout its 265 affiliated dental practices in the Eastern U.S.
“Dale has demonstrated success as a strong leader in healthcare management operations, and I’m pleased to have someone of his caliber join the DCA team,” said Jerry Rhodes, CEO. “DCA is positioned for significant growth in 2018, and Dale is an integral player in achieving that goal.”
Prior to joining DCA, Hockel served as COO for Alliance HealthCare Services, leading strategic planning, business development, patient experience, and operational performance for radiology and imaging facilities across the U.S. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management Science from Buena Vista University, an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University and is a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Established in 1991, DCA is one of the country’s largest and most respected multi-brand dental support organizations. Today DCA supports more than 265 affiliated dental practices in 15 states. DCA-affiliated dentists join a family of more than 660 like-minded associate and partner dentists, along with a support team of industry experts working together to advance dental service without compromising patient care. DCA-supported practices encompass all facets of general dentistry and all recognized dental specialties. DCA offers dental professionals groundbreaking affiliation and partnership opportunities for every career stage.
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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.
Being a sole practitioner for 17 years with multiple locations in different cities was a wonderful opportunity and experience for me. I absolutely loved every minute of it. During those 17 years, I thought I had seen everything, and overcome pretty much every challenge imaginable, but who could have imagined COVID-19 and the economic struggles we are all facing in 2020?
Having DCA as a business partner during this unprecedented tragedy has provided a wealth of support, expertise and team work I could never have experienced as a sole practitioner. During this difficult time, DCA has shown tremendous support to staff, has leveraged powerful supply chain support, answered every call and offered the depth of experience only a seasoned DSO can offer.
Myself and my entire team deeply appreciate all DCA has done and continues to do as we all work to come out of this struggle together. It is a pleasure to work with the professionals at all levels of DCA and we note the sincere and genuine leadership. I am happy to have somewhere to turn for solutions I could not possibly offer on my own as a single proprietor.