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TUSK Practice Sales Advises ALFA Dentistry in its sale to Heartland Dental, a portfolio company of KKR…

CHARLOTTE, N.C., October 4, 2023 — TUSK Practice Sales (“TUSK”) the premiere healthcare-focused M&A Advisor, advised ALFA Dentistry in its partnership with Heartland Dental. The transaction was led by Yazen Abusad, Associate of M&A. Alex Cherniavsky, Taylor Adams, and Sam Lupton spearheaded the diligence and analytics efforts for TUSK.

ALFA Dentistry has provided premiere dental care to the surrounding Pittsburgh community for over 30 years.  Under the leadership of Dr. John Aronson and Anne Marie Aronson, ALFA Dentistry has transformed the smiles of thousands of patients through a comprehensive and personalized approach.

Dr. John Aronson, Owner of ALFA Dentistry commented, “The TUSK team was fantastic throughout the process from our initial valuation to the closing documents. Their extensive knowledge on buyers was a great asset when it came to choosing the right partner for our practice with the deal terms we desired. We felt the full support of the TUSK team, allowing me to continue caring for patients. I am looking forward to this new journey with Heartland Dental’s support.”

Roger E. Childerson, Practice Transition Representative at Heartland Dental, shared, “We are thrilled to be partnering with ALFA Dentistry. Dr. Aronson and his team have built an incredible practice. We look forward to continuing serving and supporting the greater Pittsburgh area with ALFA Dentistry.”

About ALFA Dentistry

ALFA Dentistry is a general dentistry practice located in Mt. Lebanon, Philadelphia, fifteen minutes from downtown Pittsburgh. Under the leadership of Dr. John Aronson and his wife, Anne Marie Aronson, ALFA Dentistry provides a variety of dental care options through a comprehensive and personalized approach. For more information, visit

About Heartland Dental 

Heartland dental is the nation’s largest dental support organization providing non-clinical, administrative services. What started from the entrepreneurial spirit of Rick Workman, DMD, with his single dental practice, has evolved into affiliating with over 2,700 doctors in over 1,700 locations across 38 states and the District of Columbia. The company is majority owned by KKR, a leading global investment firm. For more information, please visit

About TUSK Practice Sales

TUSK Practice Sales (“TUSK”) provides M&A Advisory services in the healthcare industry. TUSK has completed over $1B of transactions across all specialties. With an in-depth understanding of the marketplace and access to 100’s of buyers nationwide, we help our clients confidently pursue M&A transactions that maximize their long-term value. With our significant collective experience of over 40+ years of practice transactions, we offer our clients solutions that help them achieve their strategic and financial objectives. For more information, visit