Why Partner With Us?
We support orthodontists in navigating a fast-changing industry
A True Partnership Model
All partners maintain meaningful ownership in Southern Orthodontic Partners. Key roles for doctors in leadership. Associate doctors can invest and receive equity.
Clinical Autonomy & Local Brand Development
We are dedicated to protecting your local brand and supporting clinical autonomy.
We leverage geographic scale. This produces a network of doctors working together with the benefit of centralized back-end support.
Growth & Brand Longevity
Associate recruiting helps to develop and retain the next generation of care providers and leaders. We have the expertise to help your practice navigate a diversifying doctor workforce.
Clear Aligner Expertise
Local practices benefit from the overarching Southern Orthodontic Partners strategy built by industry experts.
Who We Are
We are building Southern Orthodontic Partners into the preeminent orthodontic services provider in the South by partnering with doctors who are committed to providing the highest level of clinical care and first-class customer experience. In joining Southern Orthodontic Partners, partners gain access to a collaborative doctor network, reduce their administrative burden, and benefit from our management and growth expertise, all while retaining their local brand and practice-level leadership.
Dr. Diana Almy
I have always felt so blessed to be an orthodontist and business owner. Now by partnering with SOP, my journey and blessing continues with what I predict will be the most sought-after OSO in the industry due to the incredible team and vision present at SOP. I am looking forward to having the Fred Ortho family now be a part of the SOP family and taking the field of orthodontics to the next level and beyond!
SOP Founding Doctor
Dr. Scott Blackman
I couldn’t be more motivated, or more excited for our future, and I am honored to be a part of such a dynamic and talented team. Southern Orthodontic Partners is a platform for the growth of our brands, preservation of what we have all worked tirelessly to create, and the best possible way to transition our ‘creations’ and careers. With the team that is in place, our mission, vision and values, and the current dynamic partnership of outstanding doctors, SOP will be transformative for our wonderful specialty. That is why I am here.
Dr. Jim Hanigan
Hanigan + Johnson Orthodontics
It has been a true partnership with the SOP team, Partner Doctors and Hanigan + Johnson Orthodontics. I have found our time with SOP to be doctor and team centric. The SOP team has gone out of their way to support our vision and goals and have removed some of the “busy work” from Dr. Johnson’s and my plate, which has allowed us to focus more on our team and our patients. As more amazing partners are brought into the fold SOP has truly shown themselves to be the premier OSO in our industry. We feel fortunate to have been selected as a partner.
As SOP’s first associate to partner, I have always believed you are the best version of yourself when you surround yourself with the best team. SOP is partnering with the best doctors, and the central team is truly incredible. This partnership allows me to be the best version of myself for our patients and for my family.
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