Specialty Smile Partners Announces Four Strategic Partnerships in New York

Newest Affiliation Expands Specialty Smile Partners into New York

PRESS RELEASE |  10.12.23

Specialty Smile Partners, a leading management services organization supporting the orthodontics and pediatric dentistry sectors, accelerates its growth into New York through separate partnerships with four leading practices, including: Albany Braces, Where Smiles Grow, Battiste Orthodontics, and Schenectady Pediatric Dentistry (collectively, the “Practices”). These new partnerships mark a significant milestone in Specialty Smile Partners’ mission to support practices in providing exceptional care and expand its reach, and are reflective of its growth strategy of pursuing affiliations with leading specialty dental providers in existing and new geographies.

“Spanning decades of world-class specialty dental care, our organizations are proud to have established leading practices with top-quality reputations for clinical excellence and technological innovation,” noted the Practices’ partners, further commenting that “this affiliation with Specialty Smile Partners represents an important milestone in our future growth plan toward the continued delivery of quality, accessible, friendly, and affordable care to our patient community. Specialty Smile Partners brings significant resources, a collaborative approach, and expertise scaling the business services required by multi-site providers that will help support the rapid expansion of our organizations.”

Mark Musso, President of Specialty Smile Partners, commented on the new partnerships, saying, "the doctors have built very distinguished practices with decades of service to their communities. They embody the values we care about in leading practices, with a proven mission of providing the highest quality care, and we are proud to be aligned with them for their future. These partnerships underscore our commitment to expanding our network while maintaining the highest standard of care that our patients have come to expect."

Miller Norman, Principal at Blue Sea Capital, noted, “We are thrilled to partner with the Practices in extending Specialty Smile Partners’ reach to New York, supporting our doctors to continue providing best-in-class specialty dental services, with administrative and business support from a world-class, doctor-led organization that will help them focus on clinical excellence while recognizing the benefits of scale that come with being a part of one of the leading specialty dental platforms in the U.S., comprising more than 40 orthodontists and pediatric dentists, practicing across more than 50 clinic locations.”

About Specialty Smile Partners

Specialty Smile Partners (www.specialtysmilepartners.com) is a leading management services organization serving the orthodontics and pediatric dentistry sectors. Specialty Smile Partners provides world-class practice management solutions to a network of nationally renowned orthodontists and pedodontists across the United States, through a comprehensive set of business support functions ,including billing and collections, marketing, financial and accounting services, benefits and payroll management, information technology, data analytics, vendor management, and legal. 

About Blue Sea Capital

Blue Sea Capital (www.blueseacapital.com) is a private equity firm based in West Palm Beach, Florida, that invests in growth-oriented lower middle market companies with EBITDA of up to $30 million. The firm has $1.4 billion in committed capital and invests across three industry verticals: healthcare, aerospace & defense, and industrial growth. Blue Sea Capital’s strategy is to partner with talented leaders and differentiated companies, typically as the first or second institutional investor, and deliver strategic and operational value-add that drives growth acceleration, industry outperformance, and business transformation.


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Marla Smith

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Specialty Smile Partners

Email: msmith@sspdental.com