Smiles Ahead for Two Newly Affiliated Dental Practices

CORDENTAL Group, a portfolio company of NMS Capital, has just announced that it has affiliated with two additional practices in the St. Louis, MO market. The first is John Monaco, DDS, PC located in South County. The second is Elizabeth Johnson Burns, DDS, PC located in St. Peters. The two new affiliations bring the total count for CORDENTAL GROUP to 12 locations across five states.

“With these affiliations, CORDENTAL now proudly supports five affiliated practices in the St. Louis area. Our goal of achieving market density within the geographic areas we support is coming to fruition in St. Louis.” -Steven Jones, Co-Founder & Chief Development Officer, CORDENTAL

Dr. Monaco

Dr. Monaco, of South County, MO, received his DDS degree from the University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Dentistry and subsequently relocated to St. Louis. He is extremely proud to have practiced in his current office in South County since 1993.

Passionate about learning more about his profession, Dr. Monaco has amassed hundreds of hours of continuing education, with a special interest in the areas of implants, bone preservation, and surgical techniques of tissue grafting. He is a member in good standing in the American Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association and the Greater St. Louis Dental Society.

“After looking at several different opportunities, I am extremely pleased to have affiliated with CORDENTAL” said Dr. Monaco. “I feel strongly they will work hard to maintain the legacy I have created and take care of my staff and patients into the future.”

Dr. Burns

Dr. Burns has been practicing dentistry in the St. Louis area for nearly 30 years and is dedicated to providing quality, comprehensive care with integrity and compassion. She attended University of Missouri Columbia before completing dental school at University of Missouri-Kansas City. Dr. Burns has also been actively involved with Youth in Need for 25 years. She was named one of the area’s top dentists for ten consecutive years by Saint Louis Magazine.

“When I first thought about a transition with my dental practice, I did not think I would end up with a dental service organization. It was important to me that we be able to continue to provide the personalized care for our patients that we have for almost thirty years” said Dr. Elizabeth Burns. “Meeting the team at CORDENTAL was not only eye opening, but a pleasant surprise. It was clear that we had shared values and shared goals. It will be the best of both worlds, as CORDENTAL takes care of the operations and I get to take care of my patients. I look forward to working with such a great group of people.”

Based in Cincinnati, OH, CORDENTAL Group is a dental support organization that provides business support services to affiliated dental practices across the Mid-Atlantic, Midwestern, and Southeastern United States.

“We are very excited to have the Monaco and Burns teams join the CORDENTAL family of affiliated practices and look forward to supporting their continued success. Both teams embrace high levels of quality care and customer service and are aligned with CORDENTAL’s vision and values. As our footprint within the St. Louis market expands, we continue to fulfill our vision of becoming a leading dental support organization within the markets we serve.” -Dana Soper, Co-Founder & CEO, CORDENTAL

Founded in March of 2017 by Steven Jones and Dana Soper, CORDENTAL’s primary growth strategy has been via affiliations. Both founders had previous experience with de novo and acquisition healthcare business development. Also in 2017, CORDENTAL Group, then a start-up with six locations under consideration in the Mid-Atlantic region, made the Group Dentistry Now ‘Emerging Dental Groups to Watch’ list.


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