Mark Lakis, Southern Dental Alliance (“Dental Business Radio,” Episode 11)
Southern Dental Alliance CEO Mark Lakis joins host Patrick O’Rourke to discuss how his DSO allows doctors to be doctors and provide better access to care for patients. Mark also discusses the partnership operating model of Southern Dental Alliance and its advantages for both doctors and patients. “Dental Business Radio” is underwritten and presented by Practice Quotient: PPO Negotiations & Analysis and produced by the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX®.
Southern Dental Alliance
The mission of Southern Dental Alliance is to assist Founder Doctors with the day to day business functions of owning a company, without changing the integrity of the practices they have nurtured and developed. Our focus is to help great doctors, with great practices continue to grow and succeed. We want doctors to be doctors. We provide non-clinical support services to our Affiliated Dentists to enable them to focus on providing the highest quality of care to their patients.
The company has completed 14 acquisitions, expanded services in our affiliated practices, centralized administrative functions and built an exceptional management team to support further growth. We can help doctors run their offices more efficiently, make it possible for them to provide expanded care, increase access to care and make their teams life easier.
- Georgia: Vital Smiles Georgia, Children’s Dental Center, PC, Aberdeen Dental Group, Coweta Dentistry Associates, Choice One Dental Care
- South Carolina: Carolina Dental Alliance, Carolina Dental Docs, Novus Orthodontics, Foster Orthodontics, Joseph Orthodontics, Choice One Dental Care of Greenville
- Tennessee: Zoo Crew Pediatric Dentistry
Mark Lakis, CEO, Southern Dental Alliance
In Mark’s current position as CEO of Southern Dental Alliance, he helped build the company from two dental practices with $7 million in revenue in one state to a fully functional regional DSO, with 43 practices in three states and over $70 million in revenue.
Prior to Southern Dental Alliance, Mark was President of Children’s Dentistry/Dentistry for Children, where we drove rapid revenue and EBITDA growth then led the company though a successful sale to private equity investors.
Prior to his experience in healthcare services, Mark had a highly successful career in the financial and operational management of global companies.
Connect with Mark on LinkedIn.
About Dental Business Radio
“Dental Business Radio” covers the business side of dentistry. Host Patrick O’Rourke and his guests cover industry trends, insights, success stories, and more in this wide-ranging show. The show’s guests will include successful doctors across the spectrum of dental practice providers, as well as trusted advisors and noted industry participants. “Dental Business Radio” is underwritten and presented by Practice Quotient and produced by John Ray and the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX®.
“Dental Business Radio” is sponsored by Practice Quotient. Practice Quotient, Inc. serves as a bridge between the payor and provider communities. Their clients include general dentist and dental specialty practices across the nation of all sizes, from completely fee-for-service-only to active network participation with every dental plan possible. They work with independent practices, emerging multi-practice entities, and various large ownership entities in the dental space. Their PPO negotiations and analysis projects evaluate the merits of the various in-network participation contract options specific to your Practice’s patient acquisition strategy. There is no one-size-fits-all solution.