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What is DecisionOne Dental Partners?


DecisionOne Dental is a Dental Support Organization created by two brothers born and raised in Chicago.  Both went to dental school at Creighton University, with Dr. Mike Acierno going into private practice after graduation and Dr. AJ Acierno heading into corporate dentistry.  After seeing what had happened in the medical world as insurance benefits decreased and outside investors changed the landscape of medicine, they vowed to create a better model for dentistry.  They've designed DecisionOne Dental to incorporate the best of both worlds; the clinical autonomy and patient-first mentality of private practice with the cost efficiencies and support system inherent in a Dental Support Organization.

At DecisionOne Dental, we believe we are changing the way dentistry is done to improve lives - the lives of both our patients and our team members. We’ve built a network of like-minded dentists who collaborate to continually improve patient care and are backed by a full support team responsible for the headaches of day-to-day business management.

Since 2018, we’ve partnered with Smile Brands enabling us to guarantee best-in-class support for human resources, payroll, accounting, marketing, insurance, IT and more, plus the financial stability to support future growth. We believe that the DecisionOne model is unique in the industry. All of our independent, community-driven practices remain locally managed yet are backed an award-winning DSO with the skills, tools and resources to help drive our success.

With DecisionOne, you're not an employee, you're a team member.  Even bigger than that, you're part of a family – a family committed to excellence, teamwork and giving back. If this sounds like what you've been looking for, contact us to join our alliance.

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with peace of mind


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What are some of the benefits of joining 

DecisionOne Dental Partners?

  • Immediate practice ownership

  • Ownership potential in ALL practices over time

  • Independent community driven practices

  • Ability to give back to the community

  • Medical & retirement benefits

  • Autonomy

  • Lower overhead

  • Mentorship

  • Business support

  • CE programs

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On May 3, 2017 our CEO Dr. Alan J. Acierno was given the opportunity to speak on the subject of Shifting Paradigms at North Park University's TEDx event.  His topic was "Healthcare Has Lost Its Soul."

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At DecisionOne Dental, we know the importance of
giving back and supporting the community around us.


When we founded DecisionOne Dental Partners, we had no idea how the world of dentistry would change.  With an increase in overhead, lower reimbursement, the emphasis on insurance, and growing complexities in business, dentists are losing sight of what's most important - the patient.

At DecisionOne, we still value the autonomy that dentists can create in their individual practices and the relationships they enjoy with their patients and families.  We focus on maintaining what you, our professionals, have built and work to help make it become even better.  Whether you're just graduating, are ready to retire, or simply want to focus more on your patients, our solution allows dentists to decide on a customized career strategy that works for them.  It's a strategy that yields very competitive compensation without paying hefty commissions.

If this sounds like what you've been looking for, please join our alliance as we change the way dentistry is done to improve lives.


Mike Acierno, DDS  & Alan J. Acierno, DDS

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