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Award Winning Southern Connecticut Dental Group Affiliates with 42 North Dental

By April 9, 2019No Comments

The two SCDG practices become 42 North Dental’s 11th and 12th supported practices in Connecticut

Waltham, MA- 42 North Dental, a leading Dental Support Organization in New England, finalized a partnership with Southern Connecticut Dental Group (SCDG) earlier this month. SCDG is comprised of two multi-specialty dental practices with locations in Ansonia and Southbury, CT and boasts over 60 years of caring for the community. These two practices join 10 currently supported practices in Connecticut with locations in Bloomfield, Branford, Enfield, Hamden, Manchester, Meriden, New Haven, Newington, Torrington, and Woodbridge. With the addition of Southern Connecticut Dental Group, 42 North Dental now supports 12 offices in Connecticut and 61 dental practices consisting of 17 practice brands throughout New England.

Southern Connecticut Dental Group, led by Dr. Jay Dworkin and Dr. Ira Stein, was founded in Ansonia in 1953 by Dr. Dworkin’s father, Dr. Joseph Dworkin. Started as a small single doctor office, the practice grew in 1982 to include a second location in Southbury to better serve the community and provide expert dental care to the Lower Naugatuck River Valley. Dr. Dworkin is the past president of the Naugatuck Valley Dental Society and is active in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Fairfield County Dental Club. Dr. Stein hold equally impressive credentials as a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Southern Connecticut Dental Group was named “Best Dentist” by Connecticut Magazine for 3 consecutive years in 2016, 2017, and 2018.

“Partnering with 42 North Dental allows Southern Connecticut Dental Group to continue to grow and enjoy success. We are passionate about dentistry and about serving the Naugatuck River Valley population” says Dr. Stein. His thoughts are echoed by Dr. Dworkin, “42 North Dental is making significant investments for our patients and providers to ensure an excellent patient experience. Their reputation, deep knowledge of the business of dentistry, and track record in New England drew us to the group.”

42 North Dental President and CEO Geoff Ligibel continues, “We are pleased to welcome Dr. Stein, Dr. Dworkin and the entire team of stellar dentists to 42 North Dental and to have Southern Connecticut Dental Group join our award-winning portfolio of practices. Patients will reap the rewards of expanded services, convenience hours, and patient focused care while continuing to enjoy the quality care they have come to expect.” Ligibel goes on to say, “42 North Dental is dedicated to continuing the long-term patient and provider relationships that have been developed by this highly talented group. Now with 12 supported practices in Connecticut, we are able to provide a significant investment to this group and future partnerships throughout Connecticut and New England.”

Affiliating with 42 North Dental delivers opportunities for career growth, training and education, mentoring programs and investments in technology to doctors and practice owners in any stage of their career. 42 North Dental offers dentists the clinical and financial advantages of group affiliation including clinical autonomy, equity investment opportunities and freedom from the business challenges associated with running a practice. By focusing on patient care and best patient outcomes rather than daily administrative burdens, 42 North Dental supported doctors are able to strike a better work/life balance and receive support for transition planning.
Adds Ligibel “This partnership allows us to further our shared commitment to patients and our vision of healthy, confident smiles for life”

ABOUT 42 NORTH DENTAL LLC: 42 North Dental, formerly Gentle Dental Partners, is a leading dental support organization in New England supporting over a dozen practice brands in 61 locations. With a mission to eliminate barriers to quality patient care by providing business and administrative support to dental practices, 42 North Dental presents opportunities that help doctors and their teams professionally advance while growing the business to its fullest potential. 42 North Dental’s affiliation model offers dental providers clinical autonomy and equity ownership, as well as non-clinical solutions and the business support needed to increase the value of the practice. 42 North Dental was created by dentists for dentists and is rooted in over 40 years of experience in the dental industry.

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