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January 10, 2022

Marriott & Co. Serves as Exclusive Financial Advisor to Select Dental Partners

Richmond, Va. — Marriott & Co., a premier middle market investment banking firm based in Richmond, VA, is pleased to announce that it served as the exclusive financial advisor to Select Dental Partners, LLC and its affiliated companies (collectively “Select Dental” or the “Company”) in its recapitalization by Oak Dental Partners (“ODP”), a leading dental service organization (“DSO”) headquartered in Atlanta, GA.  The transaction closed on December 30, 2021.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

This represented Marriott & Co.’s sixth closed transaction in 2021 and its third successful transaction in the dental industry in the past 18 months.

Select Dental is a multi-state provider of pediatric dentistry and orthodontic services with nine clinical locations in South Carolina, Georgia and Virginia, as well as a corporate headquarters office in Fort Mill, SC.  The Company operates under several brands in its various local markets, including Kids First Dental.  It was recently recognized as one of America’s fastest-growing private companies on Inc. Magazine’s “Inc. 5000” list.  Select Dental is led by Dr. Robert Ellis III who will remain in his role with the Company under the new partnership with ODP.

“Deciding which DSO to partner with was a huge decision for the future of my company, and Marriott & Co. was absolutely critical in achieving this outstanding outcome,” said Dr. Robert Ellis III, Founder and CEO of Select Dental. “The Marriott & Co. team’s performance exceeded my expectations throughout the entire process.  They are hands-on, responsive and true experts at managing an efficient transaction process.  I am beyond excited about this new partnership with ODP and cannot wait to continue the growth of our company with their expertise and assistance.”

“We are thrilled to bring Select Dental into the Oak Dental Partners family,” said Lee Provow, Founder and CEO of ODP.  “Dr. Ellis is an ideal partner with ODP who shares our purpose of positively impacting lives.  Together, we will drive continued growth for Select Dental and exceptional clinical care for our guests.”

Justin Marriott, Managing Director of Marriott & Co. said, “We are honored that Dr. Ellis provided us with the opportunity to advise Select Dental on such an important transaction.  We truly enjoyed working with him, and we are excited for him and the rest of the Select Dental team to thrive in this new partnership with ODP.”

About Select Dental Partners:

Select Dental Partners and its affiliated companies is a leading pediatric dentistry and orthodontics services provider in the Southeastern U.S.  Under the leadership of Founder and CEO Dr. Robert Ellis III, Select Dental has grown from a single location in Columbia, SC to nine clinical locations across South Carolina, Georgia and Virginia, as well as a corporate headquarters office in Fort Mill, SC.  This extraordinary growth led to Select Dental recently being recognized as one of America’s fastest-growing private companies on Inc. Magazine’s “Inc. 5000” list.  Today, the Company does business as Drs. Ellis, Green and Jenkins and Midlands Orthodontics in Columbia, SC, Columbus Kids Dentist in Columbus, GA, and operates under the Kids First Dental brand in all other locations.  For more information, visit:

About Oak Dental Partners:

Based in Atlanta, GA, Oak Dental Partners is a rapidly growing dental service organization (“DSO”) with several dozen affiliated dental and orthodontic practices throughout the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southwest U.S.  Founded in 2015 by CEO Lee Provow as Children & Teen Dental Group, the company changed its name to Oak Dental Partners in 2021 to reflect the organization’s swift growth trajectory and decision to expand into adult and family dentistry.  ODP’s business model is to partner with established, reputable dental offices and add or bolster orthodontics, oral surgery and specialty services.  ODP’s purpose is “to support our practices in positively impacting lives by improving smiles, confidence, and overall health.”  For more information, please visit

About Marriott & Co.:

Headquartered in Richmond, VA, Marriott & Co. ( is a premier, independent boutique investment banking firm focused on advising privately-held companies across a wide variety of industries.  The firm provides merger and acquisition advisory and capital raising services primarily to family-held businesses and entrepreneurial business owners in the middle market.  Marriott & Co.’s unique entrepreneurial culture enables the firm to tailor its services to meet the needs of its clients, and the firm’s professionals have an unparalleled understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing these companies and their owners today.  By delivering senior banker attention, a high-touch approach to client service and best-in-class process execution to every assignment it undertakes, Marriott & Co. has established a long track record of closing successful transactions for clients all over the U.S.

Contact:  Justin Marriott

Phone: (804) 344-0952