Spark Orthodontics Announces Acquisition Of Nashville-Based Cumberland Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics

Published: October 19, 2021 at 7:00 a.m. CDT|Updated: 38 minutes ago

NEW YORK, Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Spark Orthodontics, a leading 10-office group orthodontics practice in Pennsylvania and in which Rock Mountain Capital has a significant minority investment, today announced the acquisition of Cumberland Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics of Tennessee. The financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

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Cumberland’s eight offices in the Nashville, TN area will retain the Cumberland name and will be housed under Spark Orthodontics. the four founders of Cumberland, Brent Miller, DDS; Jennifer House, DMD; Jack Stalker, DDS; and Peter Wojtkiewicz, DMD, join the Spark management team.

With this acquisition, Spark will become a multi-specialty practice, spanning the entire lifecycle of pediatric dental and orthodontic treatment from 18 months to adulthood.

“The most exciting thing about this acquisition is that we are significantly expanding the breadth of our practice and expanding the services we offer, while maintaining the high level of patient care we are known for,” said Dr. Jason Hartman, founder of Spark. Orthodontics. “Cumberland is best-in-class and his leadership team will bring new and complementary expertise to the Spark management team. We look forward to working together and learning from each other as we grow the business. entering the market, we also continue to focus on our plans to expand in the Pennsylvania region and neighboring states, and into new markets with the right partners.”

“We knew we wanted to find the perfect partner and a company whose philosophy is closely aligned with ours,” said Dr. Miller. “We are excited to join the Spark team and believe we are on the ground floor of something very exciting. This will be a fast moving train into the future and we look forward to working closely with the Spark and Rock Mountain Capital teams.”

“This acquisition positions Spark extremely well for further expansion, while continuing to focus on delivering the outstanding patient care and service that sets it apart,” said David Scharf, Managing Director of Rock Mountain Capital. “This acquisition enables Spark to take pieces of what each company does best, leverage best practices and innovate, putting the company ready for continued growth in pediatric dentistry.”

In April 2021, Rock Mountain Capital announced a significant minority investment in Spark Orthodontics.

Spark Orthodontics
Spark Orthodontics was founded in 2010 by Dr. Jason M. Hartman, DMD, MS. The practice is known for its innovative office designs and is widely recognized as a leader in orthodontics. dr. Hartman received a bachelor’s degree from Muhlenberg College, Magna Cum Laude; a DMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine; and an MS from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. He is a Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, a degree of recognized excellence. In 2012, Dr. Hartman named one of America’s “Top 40 Dentists Under 40” by Incisal Edge Magazine and has led Spark to the Inc 5000 list multiple times.

Rock Mountain Capital
Rock Mountain Capital is a private equity firm founded by industry veteran David Stonehill, who has more than 25 years of experience investing in and growing medium-sized companies. Rock Mountain focuses on working with entrepreneurs and management teams in the consumer goods and services, technology, media and telecom (TMT) and consumer-facing healthcare services sectors to accelerate organizational development, execute organic growth opportunities, and strategic mergers and acquisitions and roll-up /consolidation strategies.

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