Justin Jory on ADSO board

Justin Jory, CEO of Lightwave Dental, Named Treasurer of ADSO

Author: Alexa Mullins
Date: 05.19.23 Read Time: 2 min

The New Faces Of The ADSO Executive Leadership Team - Justin Jory, Dr. Michael Riccobene, Dr. Sulman Ahmed, and Dustin Netral (left to right)

The Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO) just announced the election of four new officers to its executive leadership team:

  • President: Dr. Sulman Ahmed of DECA Dental Group
  • Vice President: Dustin Netral of Vista Verde Dental Partners
  • Treasurer: Justin Jory of Lightwave Dental
  • Returning Secretary: Dr. Michael Riccobene of Riccobene Associates Family Dentistry

The new leaders, who began their term March 1, will spearhead the strategic direction of the ADSO at a time of tremendous growth and expansion for both the organization and the broader DSO industry.

The ADSO, comprised of nearly 100 member companies operating in 44 states, works to elevate dentistry by creating and maintaining a practice environment where dentists have the ability to focus on patients, expand access to quality dental care, and improve the oral health of their communities.

Get to know Justin Jory:

Justin is the founder and CEO of Lightwave Dental, an innovative dental practice management platform in the Mid-Atlantic region. The DSO, now the industries first DLO – Dental Leadership Organization, is based in Woodbridge, VA with an alliance of 86 dental practice partners across the Mid-Atlantic. Lightwave Dental Management boasts 97% doctor retention and 10% annual practice growth.

Prior to founding Lightwave Dental, Justin spent almost a decade in the private equity industry as managing director of Horizon View Capital, Principal at Mercato Partners, and director of M&A at Leucadia National Corporation. While at Leucadia, Justin personally sourced and closed Leucadia’s $1.5 billion acquisition of National Beef Packing (which later sold for $2.6 billion), advised on the $4 billion stock merger with Jefferies Group, and the $400 million investment in Mueller Industries.

Prior to Leucadia, Justin was the CEO of Scalar Analytics a leading valuation and transaction advisory firm and an investment banker with Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the Financial Sponsors Group. Justin graduated with a JD/MBA and a BA in Philosophy from Brigham Young University where he was also playing tight end for the BYU football team.