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Our leadership team

We know the community dental office with a dentist owner offers the best opportunity for long-term, continuous oral health care for a patient and the best clinical experience for the doctor. To this end, we empower doctors to do what they do best—provide their patients with exceptional care.

Michael Schwartz

Michael Schwartz

Chief Executive Officer

Michael is a seasoned dental executive having previously led multiple dental support organizations as both CEO and President. In his over 25 years as an organizational leader, he has consistently built dynamic teams in high-growth environments. Michael utilizes his extensive background in operations, strategy, and finance as he oversees the growth and mission of Specialty Dental Brands.

Chris Scales

Chris Scales

Chief Operating Officer

As a founding partner of Specialty Dental Brands, Chris is an operations executive with broad experience in healthcare mergers and acquisitions. Over the past 13 years, Chris has held a variety of senior finance positions in the healthcare sector including oversight of transaction advisory services and revenue cycle management.

Matt Thompson

Matt Thompson

General Counsel

Matt has spent the past 12 plus years helping corporate entities navigate governance, mergers & acquisitions, operations, securities law, capital raising, compliance, and administrations. He has a strong demonstrated history of working in the healthcare and information technology and services industry.

Jeff Burg

Jeff Burg

Chief Dental Officer

Dr. Burg is a board-certified pediatric dentist and key clinical advisor to the team at Specialty Dental Brands. Since 2002, his passion for youth dental care can be seen in the over 20 practices he’s built and families he’s treated. Dr. Burg belongs to many professional dental associates including the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Utah Dental Association.

Dan Harrington

Dan Harrington

Chief Financial Officer

Dan brings 15+ years of financial leadership with publicly-traded and private-equity backed healthcare companies. He has extensive experience with financial operations, M&A, accounting, FP&A, capital raising, and treasury.

 

Gerry Samson

Gerry Samson

Chief Clinical Officer, Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics

Dr. Samson is one of today’s most prominent dental educators and a featured speaker for numerous regional, national, and international meetings including the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

“Following my initial contact with Specialty Dental Brands, I knew their management offerings were exactly what my practice needed going forward. The most appealing aspect was maintaining clinical autonomy and continuing to make every decision on best treatment options for my patients. Specialty Dental Brands has been the right partner and helped my team embrace this ever-changing world of dentistry.” 

Dr. Sean Doyle

Associate to Partner Path

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