There are many paths to large dental group practice.
Dr. Kate McCann of Aurora, Colo., practiced as an associate dentist for Pacific Dental Services for just six months before she was approached about becoming an owner. She now has an ownership stake in two practices, Aurora Modern Dentistry and Green Valley Ranch Modern Smiles and Orthodontics.
Dr. Kenneth Burson of Littleton, Colo., has an ownership stake in two practices, Falcon Park Dental Group and Lone Tree Dentist and Orthodontics.
Both are 2010 dental school graduates and owner dentists with Pacific Dental Services, which has been in business since 1993, has 270 offices in eight states, and is one of the larger players in group dental practice. Read more