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Company Information

  • WHATDental service organization that supports over 240 affiliated dental practices
  • WHEREHeadquartered in Pittsburgh, PA
  • HOWProvides non-clinical administrative services to affiliated dental practices
  • WHENFounded in 2008
  • WHYTo allow dentists to focus on delivering best-in-class patient care

BY THE NUMBERS

  • 15States
  • 240+Practices Supported
  • 600+Dentists Supported
  • 3,000+Team Members
  • 1M+Patients Cared For Annually

Our Values

Emotionally Intelligent
Our supported dentists function in the office as if they are walking in their patients’ shoes. This empathy helps them create an unforgettable experience.
Approachable Educators
Our supported dentists make things simple and easy to understand for their patients, from explaining an oral procedure to resolving insurance billing questions.
Healthy Bravado
Our supported dentists operate with a deep sense of pride and healthy confidence, reassuring patients that they are receiving the very best care.

Our Culture

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CompassionAccountabilityRelationshipsExpertiseIntegrityService

Our Servant Leadership Team

Dr. Andrew Matta Co-Founder, Chief Medical Officer, Practicing Dentist
Dr. Andrew Matta Co-Founder, Chief Medical Officer, Practicing Dentist Dr. Matta partnered and co-founded NADG in 2008 and continues to practice in New Castle, PA. As NADG’s Chief Medical Officer, he leads the Dental Advisory Board which sets clinical standards for NADG doctors and team members. Dr. Matta also serves on the Pennsylvania State Dental Board.
Ken Cooper Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer
Ken Cooper Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer Mr. Cooper, whose background is in finance, co-founded NADG with one dental practice in Youngstown, Ohio in 2008. As CEO, he is responsible for NADG’s overall day-to-day business and growth opportunities. He has been hailed as one of America’s top CEOs for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Shawn Blake Chief Information Officer
Shawn Blake Chief Information Officer Mr. Blake is responsible for the management and integration of all computer and electronic technology for the company and its affiliated dental practices.
Teresa Hammond Chief Marketing & Advertising Officer
Teresa Hammond Chief Marketing & Advertising Officer Ms. Hammond is an experienced healthcare executive and marketing leader with over 15 years of diverse experience working across a range of categories in both large and early stage companies. At NADG, she is responsible for developing marketing and advertising strategies for NADG and its supported practices.
Brian Jones Chief Human Resources Officer
Brian Jones Chief Human Resources Officer Mr. Jones is an experienced HR executive with over 20 years of experience in a range of public and private, domestic and international companies. At NADG, Mr. Jones’ team is responsible for acquiring and developing talent and enacting organizational and talent practices that advance the NADG competitive advantage: its culture.
Dr. Alap Choksey Chief Professional Officer, Practicing Dentist
Dr. Alap Choksey Chief Professional Officer, Practicing Dentist Dr. Choksey, in addition to being NADG’s Chief Professional Officer, serves on various NADG committees including the Dental Advisory Board. He also serves as the Regional Dental Director for Ohio and maintains daily chairside activity at Corner Dental, a multi-specialty group of seven practices he co-founded in Toledo, Ohio.
Kristen Kerns Chief Operating Officer
Kristen Kerns Chief Operating Officer Ms. Kerns has spent her career in operations and strategy roles in multi-site healthcare organizations that run the gamut from dialysis to primary care. At NADG she is responsible for the operations, integrations and strategy teams that partner with our dentist founders to deliver best in class results.
Devitt Kramer General Counsel
Devitt Kramer General Counsel Mr. Kramer has over 20 years of experience serving as the General Counsel of privately-held and publicly-traded companies. He is responsible for overseeing all transactional and litigation matters at NADG and works closely with the Compliance Department on regulatory matters.
Dr. Frank Nia Chief Clinical Officer, Practicing Dentist
Dr. Frank Nia Chief Clinical Officer, Practicing Dentist Dr. Nia is a clinician focused on taking care of patients and team members. He has served in a variety of clinical leadership roles over the past two decades. At NADG, he focuses on serving field clinical teams and ensuring they are able to deliver best in class care.
Jonathan Walker Chief Financial Officer
Jonathan Walker Chief Financial Officer Mr. Walker is an experienced healthcare executive and finance leader with over 20 years of experience. He most recently served as CEO of MedExpress and previously as CFO of MedExpress and UBS Investment Bank. At NADG, Mr. Walker is responsible for finance related functions and supports growth initiatives.

Community Outreach

Giving back to the communities where we live and work is ingrained in NADG’s culture. Whether it’s through giving – both from our employee initiatives and Smile with Heart Foundation – or the numerous hours volunteered, NADG is always striving to make a difference.

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