Northwestern Management Services Completes Acquisition of Dental Center of Silver Lakes

Northwestern Management Services Completes Acquisition of

Dental Center of Silver Lakes


Acquisition adds large General and Multi-Specialty Dental Practice to

Gentle Dental Group, the Leading Dental Group in South Florida

Chicago, January 7, 2013 – Northwestern Management Services, LLC , a dental service organization and portfolio company of Linden Capital Partners, together with its supported dental group d/b/a Gentle Dental Group, has completed the acquisition of certain assets of Dental Center of Silver Lakes, a leading general and multi-specialty dental practice located in Pembroke Pines, FL. Dental Center of Silver Lakes will continue to operate under its existing name in the near-term.


The addition of Dental Center of Silver Lakes expands Gentle Dental Group’s geographic footprint in Broward County and represents the group’s 22nd location, making Gentle Dental the largest practice network operating exclusively in Florida. Dental Center founders Dr. Josh Bockian and Dr. Marc Cowan and their associate dentists will continue to perform dental services at the practice, while Northwestern Management Services will provide administrative and practice support services similar to those it provides for the existing Gentle Dental practices.


“We are thrilled to join Dental Center of Silver Lakes with the Gentle Dental organization and we look forward to now being able to better serve patients in Pembroke Pines, Davie, Hollywood, and surrounding areas,” said David Willens, CEO of Northwestern Management Services. “Dr. Bockian’s and Dr. Cowen’s approach in providing a variety of specialties to better treat their patients is a perfect fit to Gentle Dental’s full-service, affordable dentistry model.” Mr. Willens added that Northwestern Management Services, together with the Gentle Dental Group, remains interested in acquiring, developing and managing additional general and specialty dental offices in South Florida and the Treasure Coast.


About Linden Capital Partners
Linden Capital Partners (“Linden”) is a Chicago-based private equity firm focused exclusively on leveraged buyouts in the healthcare and life science industries. Linden’s strategy is based upon three elements: i) healthcare and life science industry specialization, ii) integrated private equity and operating expertise, and iii) strategic relationships with large corporations. Linden currently has investments in middle market platforms in the products, distribution, and services segments of healthcare. Visit Linden Capital Partners at


About Northwestern Management Services
Northwestern Management Services LLC supports a network of 22 retail-driven general and multi-specialty dental practices located in Southeast Florida operating under the brand name Gentle Dental. The group’s dental practices provide comprehensive general, specialty and cosmetic dental care in a convenient “one-stop” format with the slogan “All Dentistry…One Place”. For more information, please visit