Operation Dental Announces Two Jacksonville Practice Acquisitions

November 10, 2021

Operation Dental is proud to announce two recent practice acquisitions, Evens Family Dental and Larry Young Dental. Both practices are located in Jacksonville, FL. We're excited to serve new communities and add exceptional new dentists and staff to the Operation Dental family.

Both practices have dedicated patient bases and excellent dentists that meet the high Operation Dental standard. We look forward to providing them with the services, resources, and tools they need to continue their success and reach their full potential. The existing teams at each practice have begun their training on Operation Dental's practice management processes.

"We're thrilled to expand our footprint further into the Jacksonville area," says co-founder Dr. Peter Kelly. "We look forward to seeing how each practice grows and flourishes with our support in place. It is an exciting time to join the Operation Dental team."

About Evens Family Dental

Dr. Aaron C. Evens received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Tennessee in 2007. He is passionate about his patients and keeping the old tradition of the familiar and friendly "family dentist" while offering the knowledge, comfort, and clinical techniques of today's modern dentistry.

Dr. Evens is an active member of a number of dental organizations and stays current on the latest trends and techniques in dentistry. He regularly takes over five times the amount of continuing education hours required by the Florida licensing committee. When Dr. Evens isn't working hard to create healthy smiles for his patients, he enjoys the great outdoors and is an avid kitesurfer, paddle surfer, and boating enthusiast.

Dr. Nick Comerford of Atlantic Beach, FL, joined Evens Family Dental in 2013 and shares the same passion for his patients and their comfort. When Dr. Comerford is not working hard to create beautiful, healthy smiles, you can find him on the water or biking through town with his wife, Lauren, and their two children.

About Larry Young Dental

Dr. Larry Young was born in Beaufort, South Carolina, lived in Hampton, South Carolina, and in 1969, he received a Bachelor of Science degree from Clemson University. He attended Georgetown University School of Dentistry, where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1973. After two years working as a dentist in the U.S. Army Dental Corp in Colorado Springs, Colorado, he moved to Jacksonville, Florida. In 1975, he opened Larry Young Dental, offering general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry.

Dr. Young has been active in organized dentistry, serving as President of the Jacksonville Dental Society from 1990 - 1991. He also served as an adjunct assistant clinical professor at the University of Florida College of Dentistry from 1990 - 2003 in the undergraduate clinic's department of Fixed Prosthodontics. He has had training at the Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Florida, where he is a member of their alumni association. Dr. Young is also a member of the Jacksonville Dental Society, Northeast District Dental Association, the Florida Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the Alpha Omega dental fraternity.

Dr. Young is currently serving on the Board of Directors at Florida State University – Jacksonville for dental assisting and dental hygiene schools. He is on staff at River Garden Hebrew home for the aged and was recently recognized in Jacksonville Magazine as one of the "Top 100 Dentists."

He is married to Jacksonville resident Barbara Mendelson Young. Together they have four children and ten grandchildren. His father-in-law, Max Mendelson, was in a general dental practice in Jacksonville for over 50 years. Dr. and Mrs. Young's son, Dr. Brian Young, is a local periodontist. The family is proud to have three generations provide dental care in the Jacksonville area.

Treating friends, who happen to be his patients, is his passion. When he is not helping patients with beautiful, healthy smiles, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, exercising, attending Gator and Jaguar football games, and relaxing at the beach.

About Operation Dental
Operation Dental is a people-centric DSO built around a servant leadership culture. CEO Dr. Peter Kelly and COO Matt Robinson created a unique organization where dentists can focus on being great clinicians, building wealth, and achieving their business and life goals. Operation Dental supports dentists with the resources they need to succeed while empowering them to maintain the personality and patient experience of a private practice.


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