March 3, 2012

Northwestern Management Services Completes Acquisition of Appearance Implant & Laser Dentistry of Jupiter

Acquisition Adds Large General and Implant Specialty Dental Practice to Gentle Dental Group, the Leading Dental Group in South Florida Northwestern Management Services, LLC , a dental service organization which is a portfolio company of The Beekman Group, together with its managed dental group d/b/a Gentle Dental Group, has completed the acquisition of certain assets of Appearance Implant & Laser Dentistry of Jupiter, P.A. (“Implant Dentistry”), a leading general and implant specialty practice located in Jupiter, FL.  Implant Dentistry will continue to operate under its existing name in the near-term. The addition of Implant Dentistry expands Gentle Dental Group’s geographic footprint north up the coast of South Florida and represents the group’s 20th location making Gentle Dental the largest practice network operating exclusively in Florida.  Implant Dentistry founder Dr. Wade Harrouff and all of his associate dentists will continue to perform dental services at the practice, while Northwestern Management Services will provide administrative and practice management support services similar to those it provides for the existing Gentle Dental practices. “We are thrilled to join Appearance Implant & Laser Dentistry with the Gentle Dental organization and we look forward to now being able to better serve patients in Jupiter, Tequesta, Hobe Sound, Stuart, Port St. Lucie and other local markets,” said David Willens, CEO of Northwestern Management Services.  “Dr. Harrouff’s extensive experience in providing dental implants for more than 20 years will nicely complement  Gentle Dental’s full-service, affordable dentistry model.”  Mr.  Willens added that Northwestern Management Services, together with Gentle Dental Group, remains interested in acquiring, developing and managing additional general and specialty dental offices in South Florida and the Treasure Coast. About The Beekman Group The Beekman Group ( is a leading private equity firm dedicated to bringing financial and operational resources to lower middle-market companies. Beekman's team consists of experienced private equity professionals, as well as a select group of Industry Operating Partners who are leading executives in Beekman's targeted industry segments. This Industry Partner approach to investing is the cornerstone of Beekman's investment strategy -- creating value through accelerating growth in partnership with small and middle-market management teams. About Northwestern Management Services Northwestern Management Services LLC  manages a network of 20 retail-driven general and multi-specialty dental practices located in Southeast Florida operating under the brand name Gentle Dental.  The group’s dental practices provide comprehensive general, specialty and cosmetic dental services in a super-convenient “one-stop” format with the slogan “All Dentistry…One Place”.  For more information, please visit For more information please contact [email protected]