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    Historic Raleigh Practice Joins Guardian Dentistry

    Practice establishes momentum in the Greater Raleigh Metro for GDP 

    MIAMI – August 25, 2022 –   Guardian Dentistry Partners (GDP) today announced a partnership with Raleigh, NC-based practice, Adams & Cheek Dentistry. Adams & Cheek establishes a new foothold in Raleigh to partner with additional like-minded dental entrepreneurs and their teams. Through a thoughtfully balanced combination of support and autonomy, led by doctor partners and supported by boots-on-the-ground regional support teams, Guardian’s partnership model has attracted successful entrepreneurial dentists that are disenfranchised with the “corporate model.”

    Dr. Craig Adams, who started practicing dentistry in Raleigh 35 years ago, received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and was named the “Top Clinician” in his 1987 graduating class. Long-time Raleigh resident, Dr. William Cheek, who himself, and two generations before him, were patients of Dr. Adams, pursued a career in dentistry at UNC where he was awarded the Hillenbrand-Lupton Award for excellence in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He joined Dr. Adams as a partner in 2006 and they have expanded their practice fourfold since then.

    “We chose Guardian because of the culture of the people,” said Dr. Adams when asked about the partnership with GDP. “We met and talked to a lot of people in different areas of the organization, dentists and support network. With Guardian, we did not feel the pressure that you often receive from other DSOs.”

    Dr. Adams added that the team at Guardian is “motivated by positivity while allowing us to be ourselves and continue to be the captain of our ship locally. That’s a really big thing.”

    Besides practicing dentistry and leading their office, Dr. Adams and Dr. Cheek will serve as leaders throughout the Raleigh metro, supporting Guardian’s mission of helping its dental entrepreneurs and teams build the practices of their dreams.

    Mark Censoprano, Guardian president, concurred. “With Dr. Adams and Dr. Cheek, the seeds have been planted for a burgeoning partnership network throughout the Raleigh metro area to provide doctors with a better alternative to selling their practice.”

    About Guardian Dentistry Partners

    Founded by a group of passionate dentists and a family office, Guardian Dentistry Partners is a premier Dental Partnership Network dedicated to providing world-class support services and growth opportunities for its network of dentist partners. Founded in 2018, Guardian has expanded rapidly and now supports dental entrepreneurs in Alabama, Florida, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia. Guardian’s mission is to help its dental partners and teams build the practices of their dreams. For more information, visit  guardiandentistry.com.