TAMPA, Florida--Coast Dental Services has completed the acquisition of the assets of Dental Technology, doing business as SmileCare, and Community Dental Services, a California-licensed health care service plan. DTI and its subsidiaries operate 57 SmileCare dental practices in California, Nevada, and Texas, and employ 1,200 staff members. This includes 130 dentists. SmileCare dental centers will continue to operate under the SmileCare brand name. SmileCare offers a range of family dental care--general dentistry, hygiene, and specialty care. This includes orthodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, periodontics, endodontics, and pedodontics.The addition of the SmileCare practices makes Tampa-based Coast Dental the fifth largest provider of dental practice support in the U.S. with 182 affiliated practices and 2,200 employees. Prior to the acquisition, Coast Dental--with its professional associations--was a leading dental provider in the Southeast with 125 affiliated practices in Florida and Georgia. Coast Dental offers summer savingsCoast Dental CEO Thomas J. Marler, said, "The transaction creates a national presence for Coast Dental and strengthens our position as a leader in the dental industry. We are excited about the opportunity this gives our affiliated dental practices to deliver a better experience to a broader base of patients."Added Adam Diasti, DDS, Coast Dental's founder, and president of Coast Dental PA: "Coast Dental brings a successful track record of business management, practice support, and innovation that will enhance the quality of care delivered to SmileCare patients."For more information, visit www.CoastDental.com.To comment on this topic, go to community.pennwelldentalgroup.com/.