In 1978, an entrepreneurial group of dentists realized that they could focus more on the practice of dentistry if they had someone manage the business for them. Under the name of “Gentle Dental,” this group grew into a multi-site practice in Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington, and eventually became Gentle Dental Services Inc. The company merged in 1998 with a similar dental practice services organization with offices in California and Hawaii, to form Wisdom Holdings Inc. On February 8, 1999, the name was changed to InterDent Inc. and the company expanded into several additional states.
Today, InterDent provides support services to over 200 affiliated dental offices employing more than 450 dentists in the following eight states: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Kansas, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Washington. InterDent’s affiliated offices benefit from professional management, economies of scale, superior information systems, and specialization of functions. Our network delivers comprehensive dentistry to over one million patients annually, including general, orthodontics, periodontics, endodontics, pedodontics, prosthodontics, and oral surgery.