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TUSK Practice Sales Advises Davenport Dental & Wellness Center in its sale to Guardian Dentistry Partners…

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 11, 2023 — TUSK Practice Sales (“TUSK”) the premiere healthcare-focused M&A Advisor, advised Davenport Dental & Wellness Center in its affiliation with Guardian Dentistry Partners. The transaction was led by Kevin Sauer, Director of Mergers & Acquisitions at TUSK Partners. Alex Cherniavsky, Taylor Adams, George May, and Sam Lupton spearheaded the diligence and analytics efforts for TUSK.

Under the leadership of Dr. Celia Davenport, Davenport Dental & Wellness Center has served the Birmingham, Alabama community since 2014. Davenport Dental & Wellness Center provides dental and esthetics care to their patients with an individualized approach and focus on whole body health.

Dr. Celia Davenport, Founder of Davenport Dental & Wellness Center, commented, “TUSK’s team was excellent at every phase of this transactional journey. They understood the importance of maximizing the value of our practices while negotiating the deal structure I desired. TUSK’s expertise and professionalism throughout the process was crucial to the success of executing our partnership with Guardian Dentistry Partners.”

Max Van Vliet, VP of Partnership Development at Guardian Dentistry Partners said, “We couldn’t be more excited to have Dr. Davenport and her team join our network of practices. The Davenport family has been practicing dentistry since 1893 and Guardian is proud to carry the Davenport name in our business. Dr. Davenport has built a successful practice with a unique service portfolio and inclusive culture. We look forward to beginning the partnership and providing all necessary support for the continued success of Davenport Dental & Wellness Center.”

About Davenport Dental & Wellness Center

Davenport Dental & Wellness Center was founded in 2014 by Dr. Celia Davenport. Davenport Dental & Wellness Center provides a service mix of dental and esthetics care in the Birmingham, Alabama area. Dr. Davenport and her team focus on providing comprehensive and individualized patient care to the Birmingham community. For more information, visit

About Guardian Dentistry Partners

Founded by a group of passionate dentists and a family office, Guardian Dentistry Partners is a premier Dental Partnership Network dedicated to providing world-class support services and growth opportunities for its network of dentist partners. Founded in 2018, Guardian has expanded rapidly and now supports dental entrepreneurs in Alabama, Florida, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Maryland, and Virginia. For more information, 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