Great Expressions Dental Centers Acquires Dr. Ingrid Lee-Loy's Family Smiles Dentistry Practice in Zephyrhills, FL.

Dec 01, 2010, 10:53 ET from Great Expressions Dental Centers

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Expressions Dental Centers has acquired the Family Smiles Dentistry dental practice of Dr. Ingrid Lee-Loy DDS, located in Zephyrhills, Florida.

Dr. Lee-Loy established her practice in 2005 and has been providing complete family dentistry, including preventative and restorative care, for the past 15 years.  The addition of Dr. Lee-Loy's practice to the Great Expressions network, now with 23 dental centers in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area, provides patients another convenient location in the North Tampa area (located off Highway 301, Gall Blvd).

Dr. Lee-Loy said "Great Expressions continues to build the premier dental practice management company in the country.  I am excited to be affiliated with them because of their approach to the business and clinical freedom.  And I now have tremendous support from a vast network of resources to grow the practice and better care for my patients."

Richard E. Beckman, Chief Executive Officer of Great Expressions stated: "Our affiliation with Dr. Lee-Loy shows our commitment to improving access to quality convenient dentistry for our patients in the Tampa area.  Partnering with top notch practitioners like Dr. Lee-Loy in strategic locations throughout the Southeastern States remains a high priority for Great Expressions."

In recent years Great Expressions has expanded aggressively through acquisition.  In 2010 alone, Great Expressions has acquired 15 dental offices.  Since its acquisition by Audax Group in May 2008, Great Expressions has acquired 54 offices through 7 separate transactions.  Inc. Magazine has named Great Expressions to its list of the 5,000 fastest growing companies each of the last two years.

Great Expressions Dental Centers is one of the leading, privately-owned dental practice management companies in the United States with 165 affiliated dental practices in seven states. GEDC 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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