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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.