TEMPE, AZ – Gen4 Dental Partners, a Thurston Group portfolio company, announced today the acquisition of Stoner Periodontic & Implant Specialists, a premier dental practice with four locations in the Columbus, OH, metropolitan area.
The new partnership brings world-class periodontal expertise, including gum grafting, TMJ therapy, frenectomy, and gum disease treatment, as well as dental implant surgery, allografts, and 3D Cone Beam technology into the Gen4 Dental Partners family while maintaining Stoner’s autonomy and distinctive brand identity in central Ohio.
Jason Stoner, DDS, MS, founder of the 21-year-old practice, said Gen4’s doctor-led, patient-obsessed corporate vision fit naturally with his group’s treatment philosophy.
“We target total body health and rejuvenation, through a constant focus on compassionate care, consistent professionalism, and the most up-to-date periodontal science,” he said, which includes collaborative treatment plans, comprehensive therapies, and proactive patient education.
With thriving locations in Dublin, New Albany, Upper Arlington, and Chillicothe, OH, Stoner said joining with Gen4 would free his team to maintain focus on high-quality periodontal dentistry while gaining Gen4 advantages of robust administrative systems, deep back-office support, and financial economy of scale.
Gen4 CEO Lamonte Jensen praised the caliber of excellence in periodontal care set by Stoner. “We’re excited to welcome such a great perio practice into our family,” he said. Gen4 Dental Partners now comprises 74 locations in 10 states with 45 dentist partners. Each brings a unique expertise and perspective to the 18-month-old Dental Service Organization, and Jensen said he was looking forward to the fresh ideas in periodontal treatment Stoner would add to the mix.
Dr. Stoner is a Board-Certified Periodontist and Implantologist accredited by the American Board of Periodontology and Dental Implantology. He attended The Ohio State University, where he earned a B.A., D.D.S., and Certificates in Periodontology and Implantology. While earning an M.A. in Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology, and Oral Medicine, his research in the field of medicinal cancer therapy earned him a Fellowship for two consecutive years from the American Cancer Society, an honor reserved for only two people each year. He is a highly regarded mentor to periodontists in Central Ohio, having provided associateships focused on advanced esthetic periodontal and dental implant surgery, business administration, community action and awareness, and case planning.
About Gen4 Dental Partners
Gen4 Dental Partners, led by CEO Lamonte Jensen, and CCO Dr. Mitch Ellingson, is one of the fastest growing, and highly innovative Dental Service Organizations, providing world-class support to leading providers of dental services.
Gen4 was created to challenge the status quo in the consolidation space. The Gen4 Platform is designed to allow dentists and their teams the ability to practice dentistry their way while experiencing the benefits of financial and operational support. https://gen4dental.com/
About Thurston Group
Thurston Group is a Chicago-based private equity firm that focuses on building industry-leading companies in the healthcare and related business services sectors. Thurston has an extensive track record of partnering with physicians and building fast-growing healthcare businesses, including Smile Doctors, US Endo Partners, US Oral Surgery Management, SGA Dental Partners, Gen4 Dental Partners, Arc Health, Options Medical Weight Loss, and U.S. Orthopedic Partners. Over its 35-year history, Thurston Group has returned more than $4B of invested capital. For additional information about Thurston Group, please visit Thurston Group’s website at www.thurstongroup.com.
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