McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Rebekah Calhoun as Director of Mergers and Acquisitions (M+A) at Smile Brands. Rebekah will support the overall growth strategy of the company while driving acquisitions on the East Coast.

Rebekah brings a strong background in business development and mergers and acquisitions, having worked with many multisite healthcare businesses within the dental field. She has spent the last 11 years in M+A and operations roles at multiple dental support organizations, where she led the full-deal cycle and successfully built relationships with doctors and physicians across the East Coast. With her success cultivating relationships with doctors and strong M+A background, Rebekah will be instrumental in Smile Brands’ expansion on the East Coast.

Smile Brands, Inc. now has 8,200 dedicated team members at over 700 affiliated dental offices. The company provides comprehensive business support services through exclusive long-term agreements with affiliate dental groups, so dentists can spend more time caring for their patients and less time on the administrative, marketing, and financial aspects of operating a dental practice. Headquartered in Irvine, CA, the organization was founded in 1998 and now includes 8,200 dedicated team members at over 700 affiliated dental offices. Through acquisitions and the opening of new dental offices, Smile Brands, Inc. has become a dominant player in the dental space with a rapidly growing number of affiliated practices across 30 states. The company’s primary equity sponsor is Gryphon Investors, a leading private equity investment firm focused on investing in physician-centric healthcare businesses.

This executive search was completed by McDermott + Bull Co-Founder and Managing Partner Chris Bull, Managing Partner Craig Lipus, Partner Garrett Lipus, and Directors Tim Dotson and Brian Selvey.