About Us

VC Dental Partners is partnering with experienced and entrepreneurial dentists to help them build and grow their practices. Leveraging our experience and economies of scale, our doctors get a competitive advantage.

About Us

VC Dental Partners is partnering with experienced and entrepreneurial dentists to help them build and grow their practices. Leveraging our experience and economies of scale, our doctors get a competitive advantage.

Dr. Scott Dudley

Our Investors

Scott Dudley is not only the founder of VC Dental Partners but its lead investor. By proving equity and operational advisory and support services Scott’s investment is much more than financial. Partners with VC Dental Partners have a uniquely strong, competitive advantage.

  • Founder: of two dental brands with $6.5m of revenue
  • Growth:   >30% YOY revenue growth rate (7yrs)
  • Leader: 4.9/5 star public reviews (496)
  • Clinical Excellence: FAGD, Dental Director (Spear)
  • Entrepreneur: SmileSIM(r) www.SmileSIMDMD.com
  • Consultant: Clinical and business: MACC ACADEMY www.maccacademy.com
  • Strategist: 20% profitability (EBITDA) , $6.5m exit

VC Dental offers all of the support of a DSO but with ownership, clinical autonomy, and true mentorship for dentists and without the subtle influence of investors.

VC Dental vs DSO

Ownership for doctors
Clinical autonomy
Exceptional patient care
and experience
Mentorship
Proven Model
Great clinician pay and
work/life balance
High turnover rate which leads
to low morale and productivity
Low compensation to Dentist
Lousy hours and/or work-life
balance
Reduced staff head counts or
restrictions on staff pay
Poor to never – raises for staff
No control of clinical schedule,
see more patients in less time
Bureaucratic processes for
everything from supplies to CE
Less Control of staffing, hiring
and firing
Little influence on referrals
Mandatory corporate “training”

It is impossible to deliver high quality, relationship based care under DSO conditions.

Pairing his 15+ years of clinical expertise with his successful business experience with multiple start up dental brands, Dr. Dudley launched VC Dental Partners.

VC Dental offers all of the support of a DSO but with ownership, clinical autonomy, and true mentorship for dentists and without the subtle influence of investors.

VC Dental vs DSO

  • Ownership for doctors
  • Clinical autonomy
  • Exceptional patient care and experience
  • Mentorship
  • Proven Model
  • Great clinician pay and work/life balance
  • High turnover rate which leads to low morale and productivity
  • Low compensation to Dentist
  • Lousy hours and/or work-life balance
  • Reduced staff head counts or restrictions on staff pay
  • Poor to never – raises for staff
  • No control of clinical schedule, see more patients in less time
  • Bureaucratic processes for everything from supplies to CE
  • Less Control of staffing, hiring and firing
  • Little influence on referrals
  • Mandatory corporate “training”

It is impossible to deliver high quality, relationship based care under DSO conditions.

Pairing his 15+ years of clinical expertise with his successful business experience with multiple start up dental brands, Dr. Dudley launched VC Dental Partners.

Our Mission

VC Dental Partners co-invests with dentists and provides economies
of scale, management support and mentor-ship for exceptional dentists.

Our Values

People

Above all, we value our partners. We work
with exceptional dentists and staff who
are industry leaders. Our success is
defined by retaining and nurturing a highly
qualified and professional workforce.

Quality Care

By giving our dentists clinical autonomy,
we are assuring an unwavering focus on
our patients. Our medicine is uninfluenced
by investors.

Best Practices

From our care to our policies we are
unique in that we are in a state of constant
improvement. We expect our partners,
staff, and patients to challenge us so that
we constantly at the industry’s frontier.

Our Founder

Dr. Scott B. Dudley, DMD, MSEd, FAGD, MBA

Middlebury College (BA), University of Pennsylvania (DMD, MSEd), University of Virginia (MBA), United States Air Force Veteran (2003-2006), AGD Fellow (FAGD)

Mentor at USAF, USN, DC-VA, UNC Chapel Hill, VCU residency

Creator of multiple successful dental brands – Virginia Dental Center & Elite Dental, SmileSIM, and MACC Academy


“Doctor owned and managed offices thrive. When offices are controlled by private equity, cost cutting, low morale and high turnover rates run rampant. VC Dental Partners offers partner dentists a new option – one that prioritizes excellent patient care and experience, through ownership, funding and mentorship. Couple that with my 15+ years of experience and 30%+ year over year growth since inception track record and you’ve got a blueprint for dental success. Ready to open an office together?”

– DR DUDLEY