About Us

Why We Are Different

We are going to improve the business of dentistry and access to dentistry by providing the highest value non-clinical dental services to dental practices nationally.

We do this by working with top dentists throughout the country, while providing excellent support services that help dentists better manage and grow practices. With our in-depth understanding of what it takes to run a successful dental practice – we strive to provide strategic support and top-notch services allowing dentists to do what they do best – practice dentistry.

By prioritizing and maximizing value for our partner dentists, Partnerships for Dentists is building a premier brand in the dental industry. We are one of the only Dental Service Organizations that not only allows our partner dentists to participate in the higher profits of a portfolio of practices, we ensure that our partner dentists are side-by-side with us on their returns so we succeed together.

We focus on the business – You focus on being the very best Dentist

Our Mission

We partner with dentists to provide them with the best management services to allow them to be the best clinician. Through our experience in business we also help clinicians maximize their wealth creation for retirement.

We do this by affiliating with top dentists throughout the country, while providing excellent support services that help dentists better manage and grow practices. With our in-depth understanding of what it takes to run a successful dental practice – we strive to provide strategic support and top-notch services allowing dentists to do what they do best – practice dentistry.

Meet The Leadership Team

Keith Miller President & Chief Operating Officer

Keith Miller serves as President and Chief Operating Officer for Partnerships for Dentists, leading the organization’s growth and all DSO operations. Mr. Miller has over 28 years of experience, a seasoned executive that has been successful leading high-growth platforms in both the retail and retail healthcare sectors. He fosters a servant leadership culture and has built high-performing teams wherever he has been.

Most recently, Mr. Miller led Legacy ER and Urgent Care as President of that DFW-based start-up healthcare business. He tripled the size of the organization in his first year through strategic acquisitions and implemented the platform and programs that allow the group to continue growth as a regional and national presence.

Mr. Miller spent 13 years as a principal leader in the growth of Dental One Partners (a top ten national Dental Services Organization). Starting with Dental One in 2002 when the DSO supported a small number of practices, Mr. Miller served as EVP and Chief Operating Officer as the company grew to north of 150 locations in 14 states during his tenure. He led many of the company’s key functional departments: operations, real-estate, construction, acquisitions, human resources, training, marketing and revenue recovery. Mr. Miller has a deep knowledge and understanding of the DSO space and is very excited to employ a revolutionary dentist friendly model with Partnerships for Dentists.

Mr. Miller holds a Bachelors in Business Administration with a Marketing major from Ohio University.

Dr. Gregory Allen Kerbel Chief Clinical Officer

Dr. Gregory Allen Kerbel is a highly acclaimed family and cosmetic dentist that has been in private practice since 1991. He obtained his Bachelors of Science degree from Baylor University in Waco, Texas in 1988 and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1991.

He has been recognized locally and nationally and here are a few of the awards he has received:

  • Voted a Super Dentist by his peers in Texas Monthly magazine in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

  • Named to Time magazine’s Best Doctors and Dentists

  • Distinguished as the 1997 Health Occupations Career Training Employer of the Year

Since opening his Dallas area dentist office over 27 years ago, Dr. Kerbel has been serving patients in the North Texas region and beyond. He has always had a passion for teaching and mentoring and since 1998 he has mentored senior dental students as part of the Preceptor Program at Baylor College of Dentistry as an adjunct clinical professor.

While completing his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree, he was recognized by Baylor College of Dentistry’s clinical staff and awarded the Outstanding Senior Dental Student Award and the Academy of General Dentistry Senior Student Award.

Dr. Kerbel also helps prepare the next generation of caregivers by serving on the Garland Independent School District’s Health Career and Technology Advisory Board, which helps students get a solid beginning in the health care field. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, the Dallas County Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry, and is a past president of the Garland Dental Research Club.

Michael Richardson Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Richardson leads financial and corporate development activities. He brings over 25 years of financial and operations experience, much of that helping small and early stage companies with growth, expansion, and change.

Expertise includes the following activities and industry sectors:

  • Private Equity
  • Real Estate
  • Management Consulting
  • Healthcare
  • Investment Banking
  • Technology
  • Operational Execution

Mr. Richardson’s healthcare projects include leading the expansion of an Ambulatory Surgery Center operation in Houston, Texas, adding successful new locations in the Southwest that doubled the ASC group’s net income from $11 million to approximately $25 million. That turnkey effort provided real estate services, licensing and credentialing, and equipment and operational financing. Other healthcare transactions include portfolio acquisitions of properties such as Baylor/USPI MOBs utilizing tax-advantaged TIC structures.

Through his activities in private equity and investment banking, Mr. Richardson has directed or materially participated in closing over $700 million in commercial real estate transactions, raising over $250 million in Reg D capital, and raising capital and managing over $60 million in private equity ventures.

Andy Davis Senior Vice President of Acquisitions

As SVP of Acquisitions for Partnerships for Dentists, Mr. Davis is responsible for implementing the company’s growth strategy for acquisitions of practices and procurement of sites for de novo practices. He manages the transaction pipeline and oversees the due diligence and other processes up through closing.

Mr. Davis has been in the dental industry his entire professional career, beginning as a practice broker and going on to found and grow DSOs himself. Mr. Davis co-founded Family Dental, Inc. in 1995 and was a principal and executive within that organization for 20 years as it grew and merged into the group known today as Dental One Partners, a DFW-based DSO that is one of the top 10 nationally. Most recently he served as Vice President of Acquisitions for MB2 Dental Solutions, a regional DSO with over 70 practices.

Mr. Davis received his MBA from the University of Phoenix after obtaining his Bachelor of Business Administration from Northeast Louisiana University.

Shawna Garcia Director of Operations

Ms. Garcia leads regional practice operations in Texas, managing practice P&Ls, business activities, and staff. Through years of hands-on experience in the dental industry, she has developed strong capabilities in financial analysis, budgeting, resource allocation, and financial performance, and has consistently improved the productivity of her practices.

Ms. Garcia’s experience includes senior operational positions with some of the larger Dental Service Organizations, including serving as Regional Operations Leader for Dental One and Deca Dental. With Deca Dental, she improved the performance of her practices by 275% year over year. Most recently, she was Director of Operations for Capstone Dental Services where she increased year over year performance by 20%.

Pam Draper Director of Operations

Pam Draper is a performance driven operations leader with over 20 years proven multi-site experience in the dental industry. Pam promotes a culture of servant leadership and an environment of continuous improvement/learning for practice teams, direct report, peers and providers.

Pam is skilled in understanding what makes a dental practice successful and implementation of systems that drive profitability of dental offices. Her strengths lie in revenue growth, patient experience improvement, mentoring, driving key performance metrics, talent identification and financial assessment.

Pam has worked in Oral Surgery, Orthodontics and general practices. She had thrived in the DSO environment for 17 years. Pam has had the responsibility for overseeing up to 20 practices netting over 24 million in annual revenue.