Rock Dental Brands Acquires Arkansas Dentistry & Braces

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Little Rock, AR – Rock Dental Brands announced today that it will acquire Arkansas Dentistry & Braces (ARDB). This acquisition will allow Rock Dental Brands to offer quality dental care to the entire state of Arkansas, thus expanding service availability to new and existing patients.

The departure of previous owners, Dr. Benjamin Burris and Dr. Justin Bethel, is bittersweet but they feel the right decision is being made for the future of ARDB, “We are very excited for ARDB to join Rock Dental Brands as we know this is best course of action for our patients, our team members and our community. Delivering access to quality dental care is a huge undertaking and Rock Dental Brands has far greater logistical resources and experience in delivering care at this scale. Dr. Bethel and I are proud of what we have accomplished for our fellow Arkansans and, although it’s difficult to leave, we’re glad to know that what we have built will grow and thrive for many years to come,” said Burris.

Drew Ramey, Chief Strategy Officer for Rock Dental Brands and former Assistant Director of the Arkansas State Dental Association notes the benefits of this acquisition for the state of Arkansas, “With the acquisition of Arkansas Dentistry & Braces, we are excited that more Arkansans are in close proximity to the Rock Dental Brands experience which includes access to all of our specialists.”

Arkansas Dentistry & Braces currently provides dental and orthodontic services in 19 locations across Arkansas: Benton, Bentonville, Blytheville, Brinkley, Fayetteville, Forrest City, Fort Smith, Jonesboro, Little Rock, North Little Rock, Paragould, Russellville, Searcy, Sheridan, Siloam Springs, Springdale, Van Buren and West Memphis. Patients will not see any changes in each location’s talented doctors and staff, or diagnostic and treatment regimen.

  • Job Title: Westrock Orthodontics

    "The decision to affiliate with Rock Dental Brands was easy. They are a dental practice management group that is founded by dentists and focuses on putting patients first. This affiliation has not only relieved harrowing administrative tasks, but also allowed me to keep my professional autonomy and set my own schedule. All of this, plus Rock Dental Brands’ proven track record, I am able to trust them to do the right thing for my practice and my patients."

  • Job Title: Owner Founder | Chief Dental Officer

    "How can I say as an individual provider, when I get out of school and open my practice, that I am providing better care than a group of doctors who have support with difficult cases and other specialists available for consultations? I don’t think anyone would disagree if I have a heart issue I want to go somewhere where there are multiple specialists that will take good care of me. I got into this because I feel that our organization can provide great quality and do it cost effectively. We are serious about quality. If we weren’t I wouldn’t be a part of it."

  • Job Title: Owner | Pediatric Dentist

    "Rock Dental Brands prides themselves on taking care of their patients before profits. I was in a place in my life where I wanted to be with a group who was owned by dentists, practiced dentistry, and knew what it is like to own a business and to provide excellent patient care. Rock Dental has wonderful values that align with my own core values. I love that about them."

  • Job Title: Owner Founder | Orthodontist

    "I love to see patients - that's why I became an orthodontist. What I don't love is bills, past due accounts, managing employee 401(k)'s, bonuses, marketing, and of course countless other issues that unexpectedly arise each day. Rock Dental Brands has taken many things off my hands leaving me free to concentrate on what I love: treating patients. The partnership between Rock Dental and our team "on the ground" has been wonderful. Rock Dental is an extension of our team that benefits our practice and our patients in way that I was unable to provide myself."

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