CLEVELAND, Feb. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hudec Dental announced today that it has acquired the assets of three former Allcare Dental locations to help patients with access to records and quality dental care. In so-doing, Hudec becomes the largest independent dental practice in the region.
The acquisitions were announced by Hudec President, Dr. John Hudec, who founded the business in 1977 with a single office. Last year the company served more than 78,000 patient visits at eleven locations throughout Northeast Ohio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
In addition to the three acquisitions, Hudec is also the custodian of patient records for seven closed Allcare locations including Cuyahoga Falls, Garfield Heights, Mentor, Middleburg Heights, Parma, North Olmsted and Canton. Former Allcare patients at these locations may contact Hudec for their records and for information on their care.
"We are extremely pleased and excited to extend our service to the community to three new locations: Mentor, Middleburg Heights and Canton," Dr. Hudec said. "Unfortunately, thousands of people were abandoned when Allcare abruptly went out of business at the end of last year. We are looking forward to caring for their dental health needs and to bringing our reputation of great patient service to each of the new locations and communities."
Hudec currently operates four locations in Cleveland and seven other locations in Bedford, Broadview Heights, Brooklyn, Euclid, Garfield Heights, Macedonia and Strongsville. The company employs 132 licensed dentists, licensed hygienists and dental assistants as well support staff. The acquisition will potentially add another 25 people to the organization.
In addition to its neighborhood dental offices, Hudec owns and operates its own dental laboratory for patients needing crowns, dentures, mouth guards and other dental appliances. The laboratory is located in the City of Cleveland.
"We like to think of ourselves as a group of neighborhood dental offices," Dr. Hudec went on. "We never set out to be the biggest. Our goal is to take care of people's dental health needs right in their local community with a philosophy of treating each patient as we ourselves wish to be treated, and to offer the best people with the best training and the best equipment in the business. We fully intend to maintain that philosophy in our new locations."
For information about Hudec Dental or to make an appointment at any Hudec Dental location you may you may call 216-325-9777 or go to www.hudecdental.com.
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