• Who We Are

    Our Story

    Guardian Dentistry Partners (GDP) was founded by a group of passionate dentists and a family office in 2018.

    From the start, our unique partner-driven model ignited fast and immediate growth. Our very first partnerships started in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Texas, and Virginia. We were fortunate that our amazing quality partners attracted other passionate, like-minded entrepreneurs.

    We have a saying at Guardian Dentistry Partners, “Great Partners beget Great Partners.” That simple focus has led to us doubling in size each year since inception. Though our growth has skyrocketed, that has never been our focus. Our sole concern is preserving our great culture, cultivating each relationship, and partnering with top-tier entrepreneurs who share similar values. From the beginning, Guardian’s values have been a driving force for everything we say, think, and, more importantly, do.

    Each partner is a meaningful stakeholder and has a “genius” to share with the organization, leading to another expression you often hear at GDP, “Learn from the Best and Share with the Rest.” While we’ve grown to more than 148 partners and 164 practices in 11 states, and our partners are like-minded in what they value, it’s the individuality of each partner that makes the network unstoppable.

    A Timeline of
    Our History

    August 2018

    Guardian Dentistry Partners Founded

    January 2019

    Our Network begins in Pennsylvania

    April-October 2019

    Our Network expands into Michigan, Texas, and Virginia

    January 2020

    First Official Guardian Support Team organization established

    January-December 2020

    Our Network expands into North Carolina, Florida, and New Jersey

    December 2021

    Our Network expands into New York and Alabama

    February 2022

    Our Network expands into South Carolina

    March 2022

    Inaugural Partner Retreat and Give Back event in Savannah, GA

    May 2022

    First all-team member Town Hall

    July 2022

    Our Network expands into Maryland

    September 2022

    Inaugural HR/Operations Retreat

    October 2022

    Dominican Republic Mission Trip

    October 2022

    100th Partner joins GDP

    Dr. Sam Kleitches: Sam J. Kleitches DDS | Charlotte, NC
    I’ve been practicing since ‘89, and my top priority has always been the care of my patients. The Guardian partnership allows me to focus on my patient care, maintain the highest standards of dentistry, and do the work that I love without the stresses that come with running a business.– Dr. Kleitches
    Dr. Jake Moon: Savannah Dental Care| Aubrey, TX.
    I can keep doing what I’m doing while working toward partnership.– Dr. Jake Moon
    Dr. Yu: Carp Dental | Philadelphia, PA
    Guardian is different. They recognize potential and award partnership benefits right away.– Dr. Yu
    Drs. Hisham Barakat, Sanae Berrada, Uzma Ansari | Virginia
    Our initial and continued partnership with GDP has exceeded our expectations. We used to dream about the success we’re having as a group now. This has truly been a transformational experience in so many ways for everyone on our team.– Hisham Barakat
    Drs. Amit Ganglani, Joti Johal, Thayer Bouali, and Richard Dunning: Fresh Dental | Charlotte Metro
    We’ve always had a clear vision of what our Fresh Dental brand could become. Guardian has helped us focus on bringing that vision to life. We’ll be building new practices, adding great partner practices to our team across our region, and continuing to grow our legacy business. We’re so excited for what’s to come.– Dr. Joti Johal