White Oak Healthcare Finance supported multi-site acquisitions, acting as sole lender and administrative agent of a senior credit facility to United Dental, to finance four acquisitions in Arizona, California, Georgia and Colorado.

“The dental care industry is large, growing and extremely fragmented,” Ross Eldridge, EVP and chief originations officer at White Oak, said. “The company is well-positioned to create a highly-differentiated platform and continue to be a consolidator and create value for stakeholders in a space where expenditures continue to increase.”

UDC’s practices features a mix of specialty and general practice dentists located in key markets in California, Arizona, and Georgia. UDC anticipates closing its second and third tranches of practices by March 2023.

“It was great to work with White Oak given their deep experience in the dental industry,” Dr. Ray Khouri, executive chairman and founder of UDC, said. “They provided a customized and flexible credit solution while providing us with certainty of execution in a market that is very uncertain.”