Lightwave Dental Management Guiding Dentists To Success


If you’re a young dentist looking for guaranteed pay, mentorship, and a path to partnership within high-end dental offices, Lightwave is your perfect launchpad. Lightwave is building a community of exceptional young doctors who are developing their clinical skills and long-term patient relationships. If you’re searching for a rewarding career path, Lightwave is here to launch your career.

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Entrepreneurial doctors who build their own dental groups often hit a wall of complexity after they surpass five locations. If you fit this scenario and want to accelerate your growth without debt burdens and management pressures, Lightwave will help you reach the next level. Preserve your brand, your clinical systems, and your office culture while Lightwave provides the growth capital and back-end services that fuel your expansion.

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If you’re a dentist who is 5-10 years from retirement, Lightwave provides a smooth transition that is financially rewarding and tailored to your needs. Worried about preserving your patient relationships and legacy? With Lightwave, top dentists receive top valuations while gaining a partner focused on high quality and taking care of your people. Join Lightwave and play a key role in building the group solution the industry truly needs.

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What We Do

Lightwave is Leading the Way in Group Dentistry From Launch to Legacy

Dentists are the natural leaders of the dental practice, and Lightwave was formed to help them grow, lead and reach their goals. By partnering with premier dentists to provide non-clinical dental practice management services, Lightwave removes the management burden of insurance negotiations, patient billing, practice marketing, human resources, recruiting and more. What separates Lightwave from other dental support organizations is a passionate people-first culture that values collaboration, patient relationships and practice culture. Join an innovative alliance that is uniquely positioned to lead the way forward in group dentistry.

About Us

Preserving the Essence of Private Practice

The Lightwave team believes the best way to support our doctors’ growth is to provide dental practice management services with a tight focus on high clinical quality, core values, and innovative, people-first processes that fuel practice growth. We work with dentists at all three phases of their career and have created the dental leadership organization to help them realize their personal, professional, and financial goals.

Many traditional dental service organizations or corporate dental groups are quite unattractive to most dentists. That’s where we saw an opportunity to create something entirely different with Lightwave.

We are a dentist-owned and dentist-led culture. We care about our doctors’ patient relationships and the importance of protecting clinical autonomy through compassionate care, exceptional quality, ethical standards, and by providing a collaborative community for support and sharing best practices.

Our Services

Solving the Challenges of Dental Practice Management

Marketing Services

Proven systems for driving dental practice growth, from digital marketing, social media strategy, and local/community marketing.

Human Resources

Managing the challenges of recruiting and retaining the best dental talent with a thriving practice culture with proven leadership systems.

IT & Business Analytics

Intelligence that drives strategic decisions for the practice in real time, across the spectrum of marketing, purchasing and risk management.

Revenue Cycle Management

Alleviating the burden of dealing with insurance carriers thanks to expert revenue cycle management and a streamlined billing process.

Accounting Services

Effectively processing vendor invoices and accounts payable to provide an accurate monthly report of your practice revenue and expenses.

Our Culture

Dentist-Owned Practice Management Support

Lightwave believes in preserving the heart and soul of private practice while offering all the benefits of a leading dental support organization. This is an alliance of doctors committed to collaboration and doing things the right way that is uniquely positioned to lead group dentistry.

We’re distinct from corporate dentistry and unique when compared to other dental service organizations. Our people-first formula is designed to keep our dental leaders and their teams happy and fulfilled. Lightwave provides world-class business services so our doctors can realize their personal, professional, and financial goals.

4.9 Star Rating out of 20,000+ Reviews
59 Employee Net Promoter Score
95% Doctor Retention
70 Locations
10% Annual Practice Growth

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Dr. Hesham Baky's Photo Dr. Hesham Baky Triangle Family Dentistry

“It’s great to have a partnership that can help steer you and navigate that aggressive growth.”

Dr. Henry Ernst's Photo Dr. Henry Ernst Pleasant Plains Dental

“Lightwave was a good fit, because we feel the same way about dentistry. The doctors are the leaders of our group.”

Dr. Marc Eun's Photo Dr. Marc Eun Smiles for Centreville

“Lightwave allows you to focus completely on clinical aspects so that you don't have to worry about any of the back office.”

Dr. Lauren Steddum's Photo Dr. Lauren Steddum CarolinasDentist

“If you’re thinking about private practice, this is definitely a great place to land.”

Dr. Bruce Hutchison's Photo Dr. Bruce Hutchison Smiles for Centreville

“Lightwave allows me to ease out of the business roles and focus more on being a dentist. Which is really what I love doing.”

Dr. Nora Barber's Photo Dr. Nora Barber Triangle Family Dentistry

“With Lightwave, they definitely listen to what we're saying.”

Dr. Jeffrey Day's Photo Dr. Jeffrey Day Hilltop Dental Studio

“What they say they're going to do, they do. No bait and switch. No hidden agenda. Honest, good people to work with.”