Gentle Dental Partners has partnered with Great Hill Dental Partners

Gentle Dental Partners is a leading regional dental service provider with 46 practices across 3 states

April 18, 2017, WALTHAM, MA - Gentle Dental Partners ( has closed an affiliation with Great Hill Dental Partners LLC (, adding 5 multi-specialty practices in the Greater Boston area. Great Hill Dental Partners practices will continue to operate under the name Gr eat Hill Dental Partners, now one of 5 affiliated brands in the Gentle Dental Partners portfolio.

With this partnership, Gentle Dental Partners firmly secures its foothold as a leading dental service provider in New England. Gentle Dental Partners will add additional resources to support Great Hill Dental Partners’ business and administrative functions, allowing the Great Hill Dental Partners team additional time to focus on providing quality patient care. Dr. Michael Scialabba, the CEO of Great Hill Dental Partners and a practicing dentist in the organization, will remain in his current position while also joining the Gentle Dental Partners Clinical Management Team. In this expanded role, he takes a leadership position at Gentle Dental Partners and will work to leverage clinical best practices between the two organizations.

Gentle Dental Partners CEO Geoff Ligibel says “With Great Hill Dental Partners joining Gentle Dental Partners, it allows us to further our shared mission of providing exceptional clinical care and an outstanding patient experience. It is important for us to partner with practices that put patients first, and we are excited to welcome these great practices to our organization.”

Dr. Michael Scialabba echoed Ligibel’s sentiments, “We feel confident joining forces with a company that, like us, is rooted in New England and shares our passion for quality dentistry and seeing our patients achieve optimal health. We are focused on providing patients with an exceptional patient experience and this partnership will allow our doctors to fully focus on their patients with full support for the administrative aspects of a dental practice.”

Gentle Dental Partners offers dentists the clinical and financial advantages of group affiliation including clinical autonomy, peer support, equity investment opportunities and freedom from the business challenges associated with running a practice. Through focus on patient care and best patient outcomes rather than daily administrative burdens, doctors at Gentle Dental Partners have the opportunity to earn more and have a better work/life balance.

Gentle Dental Partners has a powerful value proposition for doctors and clinical staff. The combination of Gentle Dental Partners and Great Hill Dental Partners ensures more opportunities for career growth at both organizations through training and education, mentoring programs and investments in technology. Dental professionals enjoy the peer support and camaraderie of being part of a larger network of dentists. Attracting and retaining top talent is what sets Gentle Dental Partners apart.

Adds Ligibel "We are excited to share best practices with the talented doctors and clinical staff at Great Hill Dental Partners. This partnership is very important and allows us to further our shared commitment to patients and our vision of giving every person in New England a healthy, confident smile.”

Great Hill Dental Partners was advised by MORR Dental Solutions, and its legal counsel was Choate, Hall & Stewart. Gentle Dental Partners was represented by Ropes & Gray and Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis.


Gentle Dental Partners is a leading regional provider of high-quality, affordable dental services in the Northeast United States. For over 40 years, Gentle Dental Partners has been delivering comprehensive general dental services as well as specialty services including oral surgery, orthodontics, periodontics, endodontics, and cosmetic dentistry. Our dedicated doctors, hygienists, and dental professionals have a deep commitment to the communities they serve and a relentless focus on patient care. Gentle Dental Partners has a strong value proposition for dentists allowing the company to attract and retain an industry-leading team of clinicians and affiliate with high-quality solo and group dental practices. With 46 Gentle Dental Partners locations and affiliated practices across the region, quality affordable dental care is right around the corner.


Great Hill Dental Partners, LLC provides restorative dentistry, implant therapy, oral surgery, root canal therapy, periodontics, orthodontics, Invisalign®, pediatric dentistry, and prosthodontics, all within a multi-specialty, multi-site practice. Among the first to offer "Whole Health Dentistry" in the Boston area, Great Hill Dental Partners focuses on the medically proven connection between a patient's oral health and their overall health. Great Hill Dental Partners operates 5 practices in the Greater Boston area.

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