The story begins over 30 years ago in 1986 when Dr. Mark Dake started his first orthodontic practice in a little town in Southern Missouri called West Plains. Throughout his career, Dr. Dake’s focus remained on quality patient treatment, as well as finding other orthodontists who shared the same vision.
He learned that high-quality patient treatment was of the utmost importance and the key to running a successful orthodontic practice. As the landscape began to change in the orthodontic industry, the concept of “strength in numbers” began to make sense. Dr. Dake realized that partnering with private practitioners proved not only beneficial in creating a more stable business, but it also encouraged everyone to constantly strive to provide better patient treatment and achieve the best patient results possible.
In 2009, a group of practices centered around Little Rock, Arkansas, operated as a similar group to Dr. Dake’s practices, with Dr. Bryan Hiller at the helm. Over the next several years they worked tirelessly to build a business infrastructure and back-office systems to support constant improvement to patient care and customer service. In time, th