About Us

We Serve Dentists
and Their

Preserving Independence, Opportunity, and Quality of Care.

Locations & Brands

Find Your Perfect Fit in the CDP Family.

With a phenomenal support team backing you and a culture designed to elevate your success, we stand ready for you across 70+ locations nationwide. Whether your expertise lies in pediatric or adult dentistry, we have a practice tailored to your preferences.

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Our Culture

Success comes by living our culture.

Our culture defines the key elements of how we think, act, and communicate. Creating an exceptional experience for you, your patients, and your practice staff is upheld by each of our foundational pillars.

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Our Mantra

It's who we are.

We are revolutionizing dental care for underserved markets by innovating entrepreneurial partners to create an amazing doctor, staff, and patient experience. Listen to Emmet Scott, Co-Founder of Community Dental Partners, as he shares how CDP formed into a dental service organization and how the company supports patients as well as staff.

The Clinical Constitution.

We are revolutionizing dental care for underserved markets by innovating entrepreneurial partners to create an amazing doctor, staff, and patient experience.



We understand that patients are more likely to conveniently complete their treatment when all oral health care needs can be provided by the same provider at the same practice.

We understand that the willingness of a doctor to complete the diagnosed treatment plan within the same day of the initial appointment is directly correlated to the patient’s probability of receiving care.

We understand that as we expand our hours and days of availability, we meet the needs of parents' and patients' busy schedules for after school and work-hour needs.


We understand that in order to meet the increasing comprehensive care needs of patients, we must continually improve our clinical capability.

We understand that the effectiveness of a doctor is directly correlated to the capabilities of the team. We continually expanded our emotional intelligence and communication skills to better lead our teams.

We understand that our patients live with an inherent fear of coming to the dentist and also lack knowledge about the importance of oral health. We seek to bridge these gaps.

Our Story

From our past we create a bright future.

Collaboration Allows for Exponential Growth

Partnerships, affiliations, and mergers with like-minded groups and organizations in Texas, Georgia, and Indiana allowed CDP to expand its reach. CDP was generally recognized for its work in the pediatric dentistry space but through growth and expansion, the mission evolved to support even more adults who are without the dental care they need and deserve.

Brands under our support umbrella now include:
• Ambrose Pediatric Dentistry
• Family Smiles
• Gloss Dental Group
• OrthoDent
• Same Day Dental
• Smile Magic

1,330,825+ Healthy Smiles

Celebrating a decade of opening the first Smile Magic! When the first practice opened in Denton, Texas, there was only one location with 19 employees. Ten years later, there are about 700 employed across the state and seeing over 250,000 patients at the supported offices with 14 Smile Magic offices across Texas.

Expanding Our Reach

Community Dental Partners continues fueling de novo ("De novo", Latin for ‘from the beginning’) growth and expanding the model we envisioned and created to give dentists more opportunities to keep giving dental care to the community.

Commitment to Serve the Underserved

Community Dental Partners expands to rural towns, adding a new brand known as Family Smiles. CDP continues to support associate doctors’ success, as they continue to take care of the smiles, while we take care of the rest.

Doctor Lead. Team Supported.

Community Dental Partners is a Dental Support Organization (DSO) that was founded in 2012. CDP provides a platform that was designed by dentists for dentists, to allow them to focus on dentistry and the patient experience while receiving centralized administrative support services such as billing, compliance, hiring, marketing, and scheduling. As more locations opened, we needed additional team members to be able to support the associate doctors with the necessary resources for them to succeed. CDP helps both new and established practices maintain patient experience and the business of operating.

A Humble Beginning with Big Aspirations

Smile Magic was founded by Dr. Chad Evans in 2010 with the support of his best friend, Emmet Scott. The two co-founders have been lifelong friends since the age of two. Smile Magic started as an idea from a dream that Evans had to serve underserved children. With oral health often being taken for granted, both Evans and Scott agreed that reinforcing its importance was crucial, especially at a young age.

Meet Our Team

We’re only as good as our people.

We are dedicated to supporting and growing our communities and practices. Our leadership team is comprised of some of the most respected authorities in the industry, working together to enhance the lives of their dentist partners. Check out our teams to learn more about us and how we will serve you.

Michael Irving

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Craig Copeland

Chief Dental Officer

Jonathan Tyburski

Chief Financial Officer

Norma Romero

Chief Compliance Officer

Jackie Brown

Chief Human Resources Officer

Dr. Tarek Aly

Founder of OrthoDent
Clinical Director of Affiliations

Dr. John Ambrose

Founder and Clinical Director of Ambrose

Dr. Valerie Ambrose

Founder and Clinical Director of Ambrose

Dr. Aatif Ansari

Founder and Clinical Director of Same Day Dental

Dr. Nieku Manshadi

Founder and Clinical Director of OrthoDent

Dr. Kyle Raymond

Founder and Clinical Chair of OrthoDent

Dr. Dustin Roden-Johnson

Founder and Clinical Director of CDP Smiles

Dr. Dhaval Thakkar

Founder and Clinical Director of Gloss Dental

Jackie Brown

Chief Human Resources Officer

Tiffany Green

Director of Clinical Recruiting

Crystal Romero

Director of Human Resources

Alyssa Schuler

Clinical Recruiter

Blakely Haney

Clinical Recruiting Specialist

Michelle Hepworth

Clinical Recruiting Specialist

Natasha Stutlien

Clinical Recruiting Marketing Specialist

Brett Evans

Executive Director of Integrations

Dr. Craig Copeland

Chief Dental Officer

Dr. Tyler Carlson

Clinical Executive Committee

Dr. Mark Jensen

Clinical Executive Committee

Dr. Lincoln Hepworth

Clinical Executive Committee

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