What makes SOP different?
Hear from our doctors and team:
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. Carrie Jennings-Southworth
“After 17 years of solo practice, I was eager to start the next chapter as part of a team. A platform of practices, dedicated support team, and impressive equity group, all with core values actually in practice spoke to me. Clinical freedom for me, highly trained, experienced administrative support for my team, coupled with a people first culture made the decision to partner simple. I am eager to grow in new ways and alongside others, and excited about this profession and career again!”
Dr. Raj Gohill
“It always starts with the people. The team, goals, and culture at SOP are first class and represent exactly want we wanted in a partner. The opportunity to be a part of something bigger and the added support of SOP as we continue to grow and develop was key- but equally important for us is doing so in a way that aligns with our values. We are very excited for this next chapter for Gohill Orthodontics!”
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. 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!”
Dr. Mark Revels
“From day one, I have been so impressed with the SOP leadership team along with the platform and HR resources that they offer that will take our practice to another level of excellence and maximize our potential for the future. Our team at Orthodontics Exclusively is thrilled to have the opportunity to join Southern Orthodontic Partners.”
Dr. Jim Hanigan
“It has been a true partnership with the SOP team. 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.”
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