Great Expressions Dental Centers expands

Company purchases eight Bright Now! Dental locations in Georgia.

As part of the effort to expand its presence in existing markets, Great
Expressions Dental Centers, Inc. has announced the purchase of Bright Now! Dental, Inc.'s eight dental locations in the Atlanta area.

Great Expressions currently operates six dental offices in the Atlanta area. With the acquisition of eight additional locations, Great Expressions now has a strong presence in this southern market.

"The acquisition of these existing facilities will allow Great Expressions to attain a significant market presence in Georgia and provide additional opportunities for our patients and employees," Rich Beckman, Chief Executive Officer of Great Expressions, said.

"We will have approximately 100 operatories to serve our patients' dental
care needs. We expect the transition to be seamless to our patients and our employees. We will have common signage in approximately 90 days so we can begin to build the Great Expressions brand in Georgia."

Great Expressions is a privately held company that manages 80 dental practices located in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio and Virginia. Great Expressions has been in the dental practice management business for more than 25 years, and net practice revenues of affiliated offices are approximately $50 million.

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