Great Expressions Acquires Nanston, Inc. in Atlanta, Ga.

Jun 02, 2010, 10:03 ET from Great Expressions Dental Centers

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Expressions has completed the acquisition of Nanston, Inc. and has entered into a long term management agreement to manage the dental practices of Nanston Dental Group, PC, located in Atlanta, Georgia.  Nanston Dental, established in 1977, operates 13 dental offices throughout Metropolitan Atlanta providing general and specialty services including endodontics, orthodontics, oral surgery, pedodontics, and periodontics.  Nanston Dental Group, PC and Nanston, Inc. collectively employ over 47 general and specialist doctors and 415 team members.  

The addition of Nanston Dental's practices to the Great Expressions' family of dental practices makes Great Expressions' the dominant provider of dental services in the Atlanta market. It gives Great Expressions the additional capacity to provide quality care for the dental needs of patients throughout the Atlanta region.  The combined network of 26 affiliated offices propels Great Expressions and Nanston Dental as the number one provider of dental care in the state of Georgia.

Richard Beckman, Chief Executive Officer of Great Expressions, said "For years Nanston Dental has been synonymous with great quality dentistry throughout the Atlanta area.  Both our companies are focused on the same values of providing excellent care to our patients through a culture of empowerment and support to our dental teams.  We are thrilled to solidify our presence in Atlanta with this addition of the market's premier dental provider.  We look forward to working with Kyle Anderson, President of Nanston, Inc., Dr. Walter Reid, President of Nanston Dental Group, PC and the rest of the Nanston team to quickly integrate the companies and continue building the business through strategic acquisitions and organic growth to further fill our footprint in the Georgia markets."

Kyle Anderson commented, "We are delighted to affiliate with Great Expressions.  Just like Nanston, Great Expressions is known in the industry for unparalleled commitment to patient care and satisfaction as well as attracting dental professionals with high standards of patient treatment.  Great Expressions' operational expertise and practice support will be a tremendous resource to our busy and expanding offices."  Dr. Walter Reid stated, "I am looking forward to working with Dr. Lynn Livingston and his group of dental professionals at Great Expressions as we embark on this expansion of our dental network."

Great Expressions is one of the leading, privately-owned dental practice management companies in the United States with 133 affiliated dental practices in seven states. Great Expressions' professionals have been exceeding patients' expectations for over 35 years and provide a full range of dental services including specialty dental care. For more information on Great Expressions Dental Centers call (888) SMILE-80 or visit online at

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