Heartland Dental, a national dental support organization, has closed its agreement to enter into a strategic transaction with American Dental Partners Inc.

As a result of the strategic transaction, Heartland Dental will have expanded geographical reach and operational resources to deliver unparalleled value and support to doctors and their teams.

“We are thrilled to welcome ADPI into the Heartland Dental family,” said Patrick Bauer, Heartland Dental president and CEO. “Together, we will continue to enhance our world-class support for doctors as they provide their patients with the best care, services, and experiences. We combine exceptional and complementary strengths, including American Dental Partners’ strong accreditation approach and specialty practices and Heartland Dental’s expansive educational resources and leadership training, state-of-the-art equipment, and best-in-class purchasing methods.”

“We are excited to join Heartland Dental’s network and gain access to their world-class suite of resources, collaborating to support doctors as they deliver the best patient care,” said Kevin Trexler, American Dental Partners CEO. “Our culture compatibility—dedicated to supporting doctors and our team members—is the foundation for supporting dental providers.”

Ropes & Gray LLP acted as legal advisor to Heartland Dental in the transaction. American Dental Partners was advised by Harris Williams.