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Planet DDS makes the list of Orange County’s fastest-growing companies 3 years running

September 26, 2017

Planet DDS (PDDS), the nation’s leading provider of cloud-based enterprise dental practice management software, was recently ranked as one of Orange County’s fastest-growing private companies for the third year running.

Every year, the Orange County Business Journal (OCBJ) ranks privately-held companies in the region, publishing a list of the fastest-growing among them based on year-over-year growth. Now for the third year in a row, PDDS joins some of the most dynamic companies in Southern California.

In 2017, Planet DDS also made the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the United States.

“We’re thrilled to make the OCBJ list again this year,” noted PDDS President Blake Rice. “As more and more dental organizations recognize the need for a true enterprise platform in the face of increased competition in a consolidating industry, the demand for our Denticon software continues to exceed even our highest expectations.”

Founded over a decade ago, PDDS built Denticon specifically to handle the unique needs of multi-location dental groups in the cloud. Denticon allows dental organizations to increase operational efficiency while reducing IT costs and hardware footprint.

“The dental industry’s shift to the cloud keeps accelerating, which is what is driving so much of our growth,” said PDDS CEO Eric Giesecke. “Offering the only enterprise-capable cloud dental practice management software solution puts us in a unique position to help Denticon users navigate a changing landscape and remain competitive.”

Denticon by Planet DDS is a powerful, flexible, cloud-based practice management software platform trusted by thousands of dental professionals across the country. Solo practices and large dental groups alike operate with far greater efficiency in the Denticon cloud than they could with cumbersome desktop software. Planet DDS also offers outsourced business services to dental offices. Learn more about Denticon at http://www.planetdds.com.


Planet DDS Welcomes Xavier Gardner as Senior Account Manager

September 6, 2017

Planet DDS (PDDS), the nation’s leading provider of cloud-based enterprise dental practice management software and a member of the 2017 Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies, announced today that Xavier Gardner is joining the company as its new Senior Account Manager.

Xavier was most recently the Operations Manager for one of Pacific Dental Services’ highest-producing offices. He has worked for nearly five years in dental operations, managing three unique offices in Southern California. At Pacific Dental Services, Xavier opened a new office and grew it to profitability; he also managed the implementation of software projects that he helped roll out to over 600 offices.

“I’m really excited to join Planet DDS,” noted Gardner. “I can see why the software, services and team are so attractive to established and growing dental groups. The company has built a fully-functional practice management solution and the team has the knowledge to help practices become more successful through the use of that software. I can’t wait to apply my experience managing successful practices to the development of our products and to ensuring the success of our clients.”

In response to the growing demand for its Denticon enterprise cloud-based practice management software and other services, Planet DDS has increased the size of its team in the last year to keep pace with a rapidly changing industry.

Eric Giesecke, CEO of Planet DDS, stated, “Many dental groups are experiencing rapid growth, which compels them to find a software provider that is capable of supporting their growth and that understands the challenges of scaling quickly. Xavier’s extensive experience operating successful dental practices will prove invaluable in translating these challenges to the rest of the team and to our software development process, which in turn will make us a better partner to our clients.”

Denticon by Planet DDS is a powerful, flexible, cloud-based practice management software platform trusted by thousands of dental professionals across the country. Solo practices and large dental groups alike operate with far greater efficiency in the Denticon cloud than they could with cumbersome desktop software. Planet DDS also offers outsourced business services to dental offices. The company is a member of the 2017 Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing privately-held companies in the United States. Learn more about Denticon at http://www.planetdds.com.


Planet DDS Makes the 2017 Inc. 5000 List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies

August 16, 2017

Planet DDS (PDDS), the nation’s leading provider of cloud-based enterprise dental practice management software, was recently designated as one of America’s fastest-growing private companies by Inc. Magazine.

First introduced in 1982, the Inc. 5000 evaluates a company’s three-year growth history to determine its national ranking. On average, companies that made the list this year experienced six-fold expansion since 2013, while the broader economy grew only 6.7 percent. Past honorees include Microsoft, GoPro, Under Armor, Oracle, and Patagonia, to name a few.

“It’s an honor to make the Inc. 5000—and a very exciting time at Planet DDS, as more and more dental practices and dental groups recognize the value of our Denticon practice management software in helping them remain competitive in a consolidating industry,” noted PDDS CEO Eric Giesecke.

To keep pace with this rapid growth, the company has been hiring aggressively and re-investing heavily in infrastructure and product development.

“This award is a testament to the team’s behind-the-scenes work to offer the best practice management software in the industry. From customer support to software development to sales, everyone played a role in achieving this milestone. Our team is our greatest asset,” added Blake Rice, PDDS President. “We look forward to even faster growth in the years ahead, as dental groups continue to expand, and many of them decide they can no longer afford to operate on a patchwork quilt of legacy desktop practice management systems.”

Denticon by Planet DDS is a powerful, flexible, cloud-based practice management software platform trusted by thousands of dental professionals across the country. Solo practices and large dental groups alike operate with far greater efficiency in the Denticon cloud than they could with cumbersome desktop software. Planet DDS also offers outsourced business services to dental offices. Learn more about Denticon at www.planetdds.com.

Inc. Magazine, founded in 1979 and based in New York City, is an American monthly publication focused on growing companies. The magazine publishes annual lists of the 5,000 fastest-growing privately-held companies in the U.S., called the “Inc. 5000”. Learn more about Inc. Magazine at https://www.inc.com/


Planet DDS Recruits John Adams as Director of Sales

July 26, 2017

Planet DDS (PDDS), the nation’s leading provider of cloud-based enterprise dental practice management software, announced today that John Adams was joining the company as its new Director of Sales.

John was most recently a Territory Manager for Patterson Dental. He has built a career working at the intersection of technology and dentistry for companies such as DenMat, Philips Oral Healtchare, and Discus Dental.

“I’m thrilled to join Planet DDS. They have the software and the team to help groups achieve their growth objectives. When researching the industry I was struck at how far ahead Denticon is compared to the competition, which is struggling through beta testing of cloud-based solutions or still offering outdated, desktop practice management software. Denticon helps dental management teams reduce cost, get out of the IT business and find efficiencies that allow the clinicians to focus more on patient care,” noted Adams.

Facing growing demand for its Denticon enterprise cloud-based practice management software, Planet DDS has increased the size of its team in the last year to keep pace with a rapidly changing industry. “There are new, emerging dental groups forming every single day, to say nothing of the larger groups’ continued growth acquisitions. It’s a big change for an industry that has traditionally been very fragmented, with most dentists operating out of individual practices. When the founders of Planet DDS created Denticon as a true cloud-based enterprise solution over a decade ago, they were ahead of the curve. Now the industry is catching up to their vision, and it’s driving incredible growth for us” said Blake Rice, Planet DDS President.

“John brings a wealth of dental experience to the table and the industry knowledge that will help cement Denticon’s position as the software of choice for the modern dental group. We’re very excited to have him join the team,” added Rice.

Denticon by Planet DDS is a powerful, flexible, cloud-based practice management software platform trusted by thousands of dental professionals across the country. Solo practices and large dental groups alike operate with far greater efficiency in the Denticon cloud than they could with cumbersome desktop software. Planet DDS also offers outsourced business services to dental offices. Learn more about Denticon at www.planetdds.com.


Planet DDS’ Denticon Ranked Best Cloud-Based Practice Management Software for Multi-location Dental Practices

March 14, 2017

Denticon by Planet DDS (PDDS) has been ranked the best cloud-based practice management software for dental groups by ValuePenguin, an online consumer resource. Rankings were compiled following an in-depth examination of different practice management software systems and the companies that support them, to include a full review of features and capabilities.

Denticon was built from the ground up in the cloud specifically for multi-location dental practices. By consolidating all practice information in a single, secure cloud database, Denticon eliminates data islands and allows for an enterprise-wide view of business operations. The software’s centralized controls boost practice efficiency and help increase revenue, all the while reducing operating cost by eliminating the need for expensive IT infrastructure.

According to ValuePenguin, “As group dental practices grow and acquire more offices, they often inherit multiple versions of legacy desktop-based practice management software. Since each system stores its data in different formats (or may not even have the data of interest available in the first place), it can be difficult to generate and aggregate reports that provide a sense of composite performance.”

The ranking summary goes on to explain that “Denticon was designed to help address these pain points by providing a consolidated web-based solution for every office in your group practice.”

Value Penguin also summarized the company’s long track record in the cloud: “Whereas many traditional dental software companies have only recently begun to develop their cloud-based offerings, Planet DDS has been developing their solution…for over a decade, making their flagship software, Denticon, one of the most mature, full-featured cloud-based practice management software solutions on the market.”

Rahul Khot, PDDS Principal Software Architect, added “Denticon was engineered to accommodate the needs of any size dental practice. Many of our dental clients recognize the importance of scale to help compete with the group practice giants, even if scale means just a few offices. Our software allows them to remain competitive and scale easily, without incurring the hardware costs normally associated with new or acquired offices.”

Denticon is fully web-based, and PDDS releases regular updates to the software at no cost to its users. Because they’re deployed seamlessly in the cloud, these updates require no action—Denticon users simply log in online for the latest version of the software. This delivery method allows Denticon to keep pace with industry and regulatory changes in an ever-shifting industry.

To read the full review on ValuePenguin, click here.

Planet DDS is the established leader in cloud-based dental software. The company’s Denticon practice management software is a powerful, flexible tool built for enterprise and trusted by thousands of dental professionals across the country. More information on Planet DDS is available online at www.planetdds.com.

ValuePenguin Software provides in-depth product reviews and resources to help business owners make well-informed decisions. From highlighting industry-specific trends, to delivering extensive software guides, ValuePenguin Software focuses on providing businesses with the information they need in order to select the best software for their needs, and increase their bottom line. https://software.valuepenguin.com


Dental Care Alliance Selects Planet DDS’ Denticon Practice Management Software

February 2, 2017

Planet DDS (PDDS), the nation’s leading provider of cloud-based enterprise dental practice management software, announced today that it was partnering with Dental Care Alliance (DCA) to provide over 260 affiliated offices with its Denticon software.

The switch to Denticon from a legacy desktop software system will allow DCA to harness the power of the Denticon cloud with centralized reporting, a global view of practice operations, fully integrated practice management tools, and anytime, anywhere access to information via web browser. Denticon will also help DCA achieve significant cost savings by eliminating the hosting and maintenance requirements of client-server software.

Richard Capilla, DCA Chief Information Officer, commented: “As a rapidly growing DSO, we needed a solution that could keep pace with our growth and that would allow us to scale efficiently. Our team can add new offices in Denticon easily, without an extensive IT infrastructure buildout. The Denticon cloud gives us a tremendous amount of flexibility.”

Chae Kim, PDDS VP of Technology, added: “We’re thrilled to partner with DCA. Their decision to go with Denticon is all the more meaningful to us because it’s a validation of our many years supporting North East Dental Management before they affiliated with DCA.”

Indeed, Denticon was first introduced to DCA when it combined forces with North East Dental Management, a long-time Denticon user. After careful review, the new combined company decided to convert all of its offices to Denticon.
By migrating to Denticon, DCA’s practices will break free from the constraints of legacy on-premise software. DCA will be joining the many other large dental practice organizations that have recognized the need for a cloud solution and made the switch to Denticon.

Denticon by Planet DDS is a powerful, flexible, cloud-based practice management software platform trusted by thousands of dental professionals across the country. Solo practices and large dental groups alike operate with far greater efficiency in the Denticon cloud than they could with cumbersome desktop software. Planet DDS also offers outsourced business services to dental offices. Learn more about Denticon at www.planetdds.com.

Formed in 1991, Dental Care Alliance is one of the country’s largest dental support organizations with more than 260 affiliated dental practices in 13 states. Dental Care Alliance offers dentists and dental professionals clinical autonomy, career satisfaction and growth opportunities by reducing day-to-day business management headaches and administrative hassles; allowing affiliated dentists to focus exclusively on providing the best clinical care to meet each of their individual patients’ needs. For more information, see www.dentalcarealliance.com.


Planet DDS’ Denticon Practice Management Software Enables Healthy Smiles for California Children

November 9, 2016

Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County—a non-profit that improves access to dental care in Southern California—is expanding its teledentistry effort to three more Orange County schools and 24 Head Start Programs by the spring of 2017.
Planet DDS is proud to partner with Healthy Smiles by donating use of its cloud-based Denticon practice management software, which allows the non-profit organization to deliver care remotely.

At a recent appointment at her elementary school in Anaheim, a young five-year-old patient received a basic dental screening from a qualified hygienist and two assistants. Her images and patient record were then uploaded to Denticon’s cloud, where they were reviewed offsite by a dentist who came up with a treatment plan. At the end of the day, the Healthy Smiles team packed up its mobile dental “Smile Mobile” and moved to the next treatment site.

This sort of remote treatment, or teledentistry, allows Healthy Smiles to deliver dental services to patients that otherwise don’t have access to care. In California, the challenge is acute. Even though many children in lower-income families are publicly insured through the state’s Denti-Cal program, it can be difficult to find a dentist who accepts Denti-Cal given the low reimbursement rates and overwhelming red tape.

Without Denticon for its practice management software, Healthy Smiles wouldn’t be able to share patient records and images remotely. According to Ria Berger, Healthy Smiles CEO, “Denticon is an invaluable tool for Healthy Smiles, and it makes a huge difference in enabling the kind of innovative dental practices we’re trying to spread across the state to reach underserved families. Without Planet DDS, Healthy Smiles would not have been able to more than double its capacity. This is one of the most important partners that we have for all of our future growth and expansion plans.” Denticon software allows the Healthy Smiles team to share patient information in real-time over a secure internet connection.

Planet DDS has partnered with Healthy smiles since 2015 by providing its Denticon software at no charge to the non-profit. Richard Lee, Founder of Planet DDS, added: “Our Denticon software helps multi-location groups across the country operate in complex enterprise environments, but it’s great to see a non-profit make use of the software too. Healthy Smiles is doing a lot of great work to improve dental health in California. We’re thrilled to be a key part of their expanding footprint in the Golden State.”

Denticon by Planet DDS is a powerful, flexible, cloud-based practice management software platform trusted by thousands of dental professionals across the country. Solo practices, mobile clinics, and large dental groups alike operate with far greater efficiency in the Denticon cloud than they possibly could with cumbersome desktop software. Planet DDS also offers outsourced business services to dental offices. Learn more about Denticon at www.planetdds.com.

Created in 2002, Healthy Smiles has combated tooth decay in OC’s poorest children by offering them low-cost or free dental services. Among their greatest assets are the two Smile Mobiles. These large RVs are fitted with two dental chairs each and visit 100 Title 1 schools in Orange County, with pediatric dentists, dental hygienists, and oral health educators aboard. During the school year they see 200 kids a day. Learn more about Healthy Smiles at http://healthysmilesoc.org.


Tralongo selects Planet DDS’ Denticon practice management software

October 3, 2016

Costa Mesa, CA

Planet DDS, the nation’s leading provider of cloud-based enterprise dental practice management software,
announced today that it was partnering with Tralongo LLC to provide over 75 affiliated offices with its
Denticon software.

The switch to Denticon from a patchwork quilt of legacy, desktop software systems will allow Tralongo’s
owned and affiliated offices to tap into the power of the Denticon cloud with centralized reporting, enhanced
security, continuous updates without local desktop installations, a global view of practice operations, fully
integrated practice management tools, and anytime, anywhere access to data.

Sherri Mansell, Tralongo Chief Operating Officer, commented on the switch: “Our legacy software was holding
us back, and would not have allowed us to realize our full ambitions. We looked at a number of replacement
software systems but in the end Denticon was the only clear choice for a large organization like ours. With
Denticon we’re getting powerful enterprise software to use in all of our offices, but we’re also getting a partner
for growth in the Planet DDS team.”

By migrating to Denticon, Tralongo’s offices will break free from the constraints of legacy on-premise software
and eliminate the need for expensive IT architecture. Tralongo will be joining the many other large dental
practice organizations that have recognized the need for a cloud solution and made the switch to Denticon.
Blake Rice, Planet DDS President, added: “We’re very excited to welcome Tralongo to Denticon and look
forward to working with them as they continue on their impressive growth path. Tralongo’s value proposition
to entrepreneurial dentists is a very compelling one—it’s a privilege to be a part of that value proposition with
our cloud practice management software.”

About Planet DDS
Denticon by Planet DDS is a powerful, flexible, cloud-based practice management software platform trusted by
thousands of dental professionals across the country. Solo practices and large dental groups alike operate with
far greater efficiency in the Denticon cloud than they possibly could with cumbersome desktop software. Planet
DDS also offers outsourced business services to dental offices. Learn more about Denticon at
www.planetdds.com.

About Talongo
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Tralongo, LLC, is a firm that partners with dentists throughout the United
States to help them expand their practices through the acquisition of existing dental offices. With more than 90
years of combined experience in dental management, as well as dental transitions and acquisitions, the
Tralongo team assists clients by finding the practices that meet their criteria, performing the due diligence,
obtaining the appropriate financing and, ultimately, acquiring the office. The firm also provides clients with
behind-the-scenes management support, including finance, human resources, marketing and ongoing education.
For more information on Tralongo, LLC, call 678-288-4712 or visit https://tralongo.net.


Planet DDS makes list of fastest-growing companies 2 years running

September 26, 2016

Costa Mesa, CA

Planet DDS, the company behind industry-leading dental practice management software Denticon, was recently distinguished for the second year in a row on the Orange County Business Journal’s list of fastest growing private companies in Orange County, California. The list recognizes privately held companies in the region for exceptional growth.

Founded in 2004, Planet DDS’s Denticon software was the first enterprise-capable practice management system built from the ground up for the cloud. Planet DDS also offers outsourced business services to dental practices across the country.

Rahul Khot, Principal Software Architect at Planet DDS, attributed another year of high growth at the company in part to its sprint software development cycle, which allows for continuous enhancements to Denticon at shorter intervals between updates. As Khot explained, “the sprint software development cycle is more predictable, more consistent, and more adaptable to dental industry trends than the annual or even quarterly release schedules available to practices and groups that use legacy desktop software.”

Planet DDS’ adoption of the agile methodology allows for more frequent updates because the software development cycle is broken down into incremental, iterative blocks. With traditional desktop software, updates are deployed less frequently, and can be outdated by the time they reach the end of their 6-12 month development cycle.

“We’ve released more updates to Denticon in the last 12 months alone than in the preceding three years combined,” said Khot. “It’s a testament to the power of the agile methodology, which is only feasible in a cloud environment where we can update the software seamlessly without requiring any action on the part of our users. All they need to do is log in online to experience the latest and greatest in practice management software.”

About Planet DDS
Planet DDS is the established leader in cloud-based dental software. The company’s Denticon practice management software is a powerful, flexible tool built for enterprise and trusted by thousands of dental professionals across the country. More information on Planet DDS is available online at www.planetdds.com.


Planet DDS and Solutionreach announce partnership

July 27, 2016

Costa Mesa, CA

Planet DDS, the established leader in cloud-based dental practice management software, has announced a new partnership with Solutionreach that will benefit thousands of dentists and Dental Support Organizations in the United States by providing users of the company’s Denticon software a direct integration with Solutionreach patient relationship management tools.

“This partnership is part of an ongoing effort by Planet DDS to integrate with leading dental solution providers and offer our clients a full range of options along with their practice management software,” said Chae Kim, Planet DDS VP Technology. “Denticon’s many integrations make the software a central hub for modern practices that recognize the benefits of the cloud.”

Denticon by Planet DDS is a powerful, flexible, cloud-based practice management software platform trusted by thousands of dental professionals across the country. Solo practices and large dental groups alike operate with far greater efficiency in the Denticon cloud than they possibly could with cumbersome desktop software. Planet DDS also offers outsourced business services to dental offices. Learn more about Denticon at www.planetdds.com.

Solutionreach is dedicated to eliminating the communication gap between healthcare providers and their patients by striving to significantly impact the industry with a high-tech, innovative, and interactive platform. By offering multiple avenues for effective patient engagement, Solutionreach aims to assist healthcare providers in improving the productivity and profitability of their practices. Learn more at www.solutionreach.com.

The new Denticon-Solutionreach integration will offer dentists a more efficient means of achieving the best patient relationship management experience possible.


Planet DDS makes list of fastest-growing companies

October 8, 2015

Irvine, CA

Dental practice management software company Planet DDS was ranked the 24th fastest-growing private company in Orange County, according to the Orange County Business Journal’s 2015 ranking of privately-held companies in the region.

Planet DDS, which was founded in 2004, is the company behind Denticon, the leading cloud-based dental practice management software in the United States. Planet DDS also offers outsourced business services to dental practices across the country.

Richard Lee, the company’s founder, attributed its growth to the “accelerating shift to the cloud for practice management software in the dental vertical.” He added: “It’s a generational shift in technology, the kind of change that only takes place every 20 years or so.”

Planet DDS was very early to market more than ten years ago with Denticon, the first dental practice management software offering built from the ground up for the cloud. According to Chae Kim, VP of Technology, the company’s first-mover status made for some lean years in its early history: “Compared to other healthcare verticals, dental lagged somewhat in adopting cloud technology, but that has changed dramatically in the past few years.”

Kim explained that dental practices have recognized “the power of cloud-based practice management software for enhanced privacy and data security compliance, for anywhere-anytime access to information, and for the cost savings that come with the elimination of expensive in-house information technology infrastructure.” Ultimately, legacy client-server software “just doesn’t cut it any more in today’s competitive dental market.”

The company received an infusion of growth capital in 2015 to take advantage of this generational market shift. According to Kim, “we’re building on the longest industry track record for practice management software in the cloud, making constant improvements to our Denticon software. The response has been terrific, from new customers and long-standing users alike. It’s a very exciting time at the company.”

About Planet DDS
Planet DDS is the established leader in cloud-based dental software. The company’s Denticon practice management software is a powerful, flexible tool trusted by thousands of dental professionals across the country. More information on Planet DDS is available online at www.planetdds.com.


Planet DDS receives ONC-ACB certification for EHR

March 18, 2015

Irvine, CA

Denticon, Planet DDS’s cloud-based dental practice management software, has been tested and certified under the Drummond Group’s Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Certification Body (ONC-ACB) program. This EHR software is compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

“We are pleased to be EHR Certified,” says Chae Kim, VP of Technology at Planet DDS. “Passing this rigorous testing process further validates Denticon as a major player in the dental software industry, and our users benefit greatly from the certification.”

Drummond Group’s ONC-ACB certification program certifies that EHRs meet the meaningful use criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology. In turn, healthcare providers using the EHR systems of certified vendors are qualified to receive federal stimulus monies upon demonstrating meaningful use of the technology – a key component of the federal government’s push to improve clinical care delivery through the adoption and effective use of EHRs by U.S. healthcare providers.

“Leveraging information technology for healthcare initiatives provides the opportunity to deliver a high-level quality of care and efficiency which essentially benefits and enhances the overall patient experience,” says Rik Drummond, CEO of the Drummond Group Inc. “We have been testing software for more than a decade and will continue to provide our extensive experience testing and certifying complex systems for multiple industries, as well as ensuring interoperability and security remain key components in the growing healthcare industry.”

This EHR Module is 2014 Edition compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ACB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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This certified product-version may require an ongoing monthly subscription fee.

About Planet DDS
Planet DDS is the established leader in cloud-based dental software. The company’s Denticon practice management software is a powerful, flexible tool trusted by thousands of dental professionals across the country. More information on Planet DDS is available online at www.planetdds.com.

About Drummond Group Inc.
Drummond Group Inc. is a global software test and certification lab that serves a wide range of vertical industries. In healthcare, Drummond Group tests and certifies Controlled Substance Ordering Systems (CSOS), Electronic Prescription of Controlled Substances (EPCS) software and processes, and Electronic Health Records (EHRs) – designating the trusted test lab as the only third-party certifier of all three initiatives designed to move the industry toward a digital future. Founded in 1999, and accredited for the Office of the National Coordinator HIT Certification Program as an Authorized
Certification Body (ACB) and an Accredited Test Lab (ATL), Drummond Group continues to build upon its deep experience and expertise necessary to deliver reliable and costeffective services. For more information, please visit http://www.drummondgroup.com or email <ahref=”mailto:DGI@drummondgroup.com”>DGI@drummondgroup.com.


Planet DDS secures growth capital

March 12, 2015

Irvine, CA

Irvine, California based dental practice management software company Planet DDS has received an infusion of capital from District Line Partners, a specialized investment firm out of Washington, D.C.

Planet DDS, which was founded in 2004, is the leading provider of cloud-based dental practice management software in the United States. Planet DDS also offers outsourced business services to dental practices across the country.

When asked to comment on the transaction, Richard Lee, founder of Planet DDS, said, “We are well positioned to accelerate our growth, and District Line brings more than just capital. Blake and Eric [Giesecke] fit in well with the team and share our vision for what this company can become.”

Blake Rice, Principal at District Line Partners, remarked, “Planet DDS has developed a very impressive cloud-based offering over the last decade. Denticon software is well ahead of the competition in helping practices achieve better results across a broad spectrum ranging from solo practitioners to large, multi-location groups. We’re very excited to be part of the next stage of the journey with Rich and his team.”

About Planet DDS
Planet DDS is the established leader in cloud-based dental software. The company’s Denticon practice management software is a powerful, flexible tool trusted by thousands of dental professionals across the country. More information on Planet DDS is available online at www.planetdds.com.

About District Line Partners
District Line Partners is an acquisition firm dedicated to acquiring a single business. More information on DLP can be found at www.districtlinepartners.com.