About Us

We are a Dental Support Organization that affiliates with, invests in, and partners with leading dentists throughout the Southwest.

Team

Dr. Chet L. Jenkins
Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Dr. Jenkins has over 20 years of experience both as a clinician and dental management executive. After founding his first practice immediately after dental school, Dr. Jenkins spent his career growing and building a network of dental practices in the Mountain and Southwest regions while maintaining his work as a practicing clinician. Dr. Jenkins received his BS in Medical Biology from the University of Utah and his DDS from The Ohio State University, where he graduated at the top of his class.

Kimberly I. McCrady
Chief Operating Officer

Ms. McCrady has more than 25 years of experience in the dental industry. Beginning her career as a clinical assistant, she has deep experience working across all operating roles in the dental office. For the past 10 years, Ms. McCrady has transitioned into senior operational roles within Signature Dental, leading the operations for a large and growing multi-office group. Ms. McCrady graduated with an AS from Salt Lake Community College and a BA in Psychology from Ottawa University.

Joyce S. Lundbom, CPA
Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Lundbom has more than 20 years of finance, accounting, and consulting experience, including nearly ten years focused on healthcare provider services. Most recently, Ms. Lundbom held senior finance and accounting roles with Southwestern Eye Center, a private equity backed eye surgery and optometry provider with over twenty five locations in multiple states. Prior to Southwestern Eye Center, Ms. Lundbom served as a senior finance executive with Cambric, a global digital engineering firm, and also previously owned a healthcare accounting firm focused on providing finance, accounting, and tax services to physicians and other healthcare providers in the Arizona market. Ms. Lundbom began her career in public accounting with Coopers & Lybrand. She holds a CPA and graduated with honors with a BBA from Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada.

Dr. Jason B. Nelson
Co-Chief Dental Officer

Dr. Nelson has almost 10 years of experience with Signature Dental, including experience as a senior manager to a multi-office dental group. Dr. Nelson received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and his DDS from The Ohio State University.

Dr. Jeremy M. Miller
Co-Chief Dental Officer

Dr. Miller has almost 10 years of experience in the dental industry, including experience as a senior manager and clinical advisor to a multi-office dental group. Dr. Miller earned his BS in Biology from Utah Valley University and his DDS from The Ohio State University.

Brian L. Marks
Director of Business Development

Mr. Marks has over 10 years of investment banking, corporate development, and principal investment experience within the lower-middle and middle markets. Most recently he worked as Director of Business Development at a doctor-led healthcare services company based in Arizona. His prior experience includes corporate development, finance, and strategy roles, working with healthcare, financial, and innovation clients in the Southwest. Mr. Marks began his career working at a boutique investment bank where he advised clients on M&A transactions across multiple sectors throughout the Midwest. He holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BS in Economics from DePaul University.

Dana M. Bersch
Director of Business Development

Mr. Bersch has over 10 years of business development, banking, and wealth management experience. Most recently he was with a top tier wealth manager as an advisor and banker. His prior experience includes consulting with middle market companies on capital raising strategies. He holds a Masters of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Arizona State University.

Ryan B. Griffith
Director of Business Development

Mr. Griffith has nearly 10 years of finance and M&A experience, with deep experience structuring partnerships with dental practices on behalf of several leading dental support organizations. Most recently he was with a lower-middle market private equity group. Prior to that Mr. Griffith’s was with a lower-middle market investment bank working on buy and sell side transactions. He holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a BS from Augustana College.

Dave Bentley
Director of Marketing

Mr. Bentley has more than 15 years of senior level marketing experience covering the healthcare, construction, and aerospace industries. Prior to moving to Arizona, he worked as a Director of Marketing in Northern Virginia. His prior experience includes expertise in digital marketing, including SEO/SEM strategies, content creation, social media advertising, and managing PPC campaigns. Mr. Bentley has led the marketing efforts for various strategic company initiatives throughout his career ranging from the largest tradeshow in the aerospace industry to black-tie events with Washington D.C. dignitaries. He holds a B.B.A. with a major in Marketing from Radford University.

Jenna L. Brady
Director of Recruiting

Ms. Brady brings more than 5 years of experience in recruitment, training, talent development, and human resource management. Prior to joining Signature Dental Partners, Ms. Brady held positions in operations management and human resources during her experience working for a privately-owned dental practice and later a Midwest-based dental support organization. Her diverse experience also encompasses regulatory compliance as well as employee training and development. Ms. Brady earned her BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management from West Virginia University. She holds a Certification of Learning in HR from the Society for Human Resource Management and is pursuing her PHR certification.

Melissa J. Erickson
Director of Integrations

Ms. Erickson has more than 25 years of experience in dental operations management with a focus on systems, productivity, growth, and leadership. Beginning her career in dental administration, with additional experience in sales, account management, and marketing, Ms. Erickson joined Signature Dental Partners in 2004 and has assisted in developing the company’s foundational culture, systems, and processes. During that time, her responsibilities have increasingly expanded from practice administration into broader dental management of a multi-location dental support organization, most recently directing the company’s affiliated practice integration process. With a deep background in dental administration, insurance credentialing, and regulatory compliance, combined with a love of traveling and working hands-on with dental teams, Ms. Erickson supports affiliating practices to ensure a seamless transition into the company’s support network.

Board of Directors

Signature Dental Partners’ board of directors includes leading dentists, former dental support organization executives and investors, Fortune 100 healthcare executives, and private company investors. Signature Dental Partners is backed by Tyree & D’Angelo Partners, a Chicago based private equity investment firm that partners with lower middle market healthcare businesses and management teams to grow and create value in sustainable businesses. The Tyree & D’Angelo Partners’ team has significant experience managing and investing in small to very large healthcare businesses. More information can be found at www.tdpfund.com.