Smile Source Joins Forces with The Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics (ACE)
KINGWOOD, Texas (August 4, 2014) -- Texas-based dental alliance, Smile Source, has signed an agreement with The Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics (ACE). In this agreement Smile Source will continue to offer strategic marketing, growth tools and services to empower independent dentists to reach their full potential, and now has increased their offering to member dentists with a more robust educational platform and an extensive online community. Both organizations are dedicated to sharing best practices and providing signature dental care to their patients by some of the top, independent dental clinicians around the country. Smile Source and ACE will collectively account for an online community of over 11,000 dentists, dental professionals, and dental auxiliaries with over 400 dental locations in the United States, making them the largest independent alliance of dentists.
"Our mission at ACE has always been to bring together a community of dedicated dental professionals who strive to provide excellent patient care and who, through education, camaraderie, sharing of information & mentoring both in person & online, help each other succeed in the business of dentistry and life. Our partnership with Smile Source allows us to continue that mission with increased resources and value to our members," Dr. Mike Maroon, ACE co-founder noted.
Smile Source President, Trevor Maurer commented, “At Smile Source, one of the key factors in the success of our members is access to more patients through strategic marketing and to offer the most relevant and cutting-edge education, staff training, practice management and lowest cost of goods in the industry allowing our members to better compete and to remain independent. ACE members will now be able to leverage another strategic advantage by bringing them together with even more of the most influential dentists in the country. By doing so, we will have a world class environment focused on innovation, collaboration and managing health care through industry leading dental care.”
Smile Source member, Clinical Advisor and ACE Board member Dr. Gary Radz commented, “This is a historic day in dentistry as the largest, independent alliance of dentists in the U.S. is formally announced, as both groups collectively operate together. This group of industry leaders, in unison, will continue to thrive and innovate dentistry by preserving independent dentistry with innovative dental care to more patients, who rely on their smiles each and every day.”
ACE Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Tom Hedge stated, “Now that ACE has affiliated with Smile Source, together we will be one of the most influential communities of dedicated dental professionals in the world who strive to provide excellent patient care through world class marketing, staff training and education, camaraderie, best practice sharing, mentoring both in person & online, will help each other to succeed as independent doctors of dentistry for many years to come.”
In addition to working together daily the rest of 2014 ensuring smooth transitions for all members, the first co-branded national meeting will be in Phoenix in April 2015. This event called the Smile Source Exchange meeting, will feature speakers such as Ross Nash D.D.S., Omer Reed D.D.S, Gary Radz D.D.S., and Trent Smallwood D.D.S., among others.