Operation Dental Takes 2024 ACG Smart Award

May 22, 2024

The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Orlando, a premier networking organization in Central Florida for high-level middle-market professionals, has selected Operation Dental, one of the fastest-growing dental organizations in Florida, as the 2024 recipient of the ACG Smart Award.

The SMART Awards reflects ACG Orlando's continuing commitment to facilitate relationships among middle-market companies, capital sources and professionals focused on corporate growth. Qualified candidate companies must have annual sales of $10 million and not more than $1 billion (U.S.) with headquarters located in Central Florida. They recognize middle-market companies who raise the standard of excellence in Central Florida through successful management of assets, revenues, and teams.

"We are honored. We chose to chase our vision instead of quick profits, and along that road, we found our key to success," says Operation Dental, CEO Dr. Peter Kelly. "Our steadfast commitment to our founding values has allowed me to build my dream of what I always believed dentistry had the potential to be. I've watched Operation Dental blossom into an organization that makes a tangible difference in the lives of our doctors, employees, patients, and communities, and I look to the future of our company with great optimism and excitement."

ACG Orlando established the SMART Awards to recognize businesses that bring value to Central Florida through outstanding accomplishments in culture, growth, business creativity and economic contribution.

The panel of judges include Halil Kiymaz, Ph.D, CFA from Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins College and Jeff Reinking, Ph.D. University of Central Florida.

ACG Orlando’s diverse membership spans corporate executives, private equity firms, commercial and investment bankers, accountants, attorneys and other professionals who specialize in acquisitions and corporate finance for growth companies valued between $10 million and $1 billion. Operation Dental’s rapid growth and focus on high-quality culture aligns seamlessly with these ideals.

We attribute our tremendous growth to our unique business model, strong management, and distinctive company culture. We've grown from a single practice with a handful of employees to 12 practices with over 165 employees in less than five years. With our revenue starting at $3 million in 2018, rising to $18 million in 2021, and projected to hit $28 million in 2022, it is clear that our management style promotes success and resonates with our dentists, staff, patients, and communities. Even as the global economy faltered following the COVID-19 pandemic, Operation Dental delivered solid results and experienced positive growth. Our resilience in a challenging environment speaks to our strength and paints an exciting picture for our future.

Operation Dental is breaking the DSO stereotype by pioneering a management style that prioritizes people over profits and always puts our dentists, employees, and patients first. By combining the best components of private and corporate dentistry, our ultimate goal is to empower everyone in our organization to achieve personal and professional fulfillment beyond what they could find in any other setting. We believe happier dentists and employees lead to better patient outcomes, resulting in healthier communities and a brighter future for us all. To learn more about our organization, visit OperationDental.com.

Whether you're curious about our company, investing, or working with us—we're ready to answer all of your questions. For general inquiries, contact us at (407) 487-4757 or visit our website at OperationDental.com.

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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