A DSO Founded by Successful Business Professionals.
Guided by Successful Dental Professionals.
Dana W. Soper, RPh, MBA
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Dana is a proven healthcare executive with a track record of more than 25 years starting, acquiring, integrating and growing healthcare-related businesses. She co-founded CORDENTAL GROUP® and is excited to build a world-class dental support organization based on the core values of respect, integrity, quality care, exceptional customer service, team-based achievement, and an appreciation for developing a unique company culture.
She began her career as a pharmaceutical sales executive and then moved into operations upon completion of her MBA. This led to the formation of a joint venture, Infusion Partners, which she grew to over $60M in revenue and 17 locations before selling it in 2007.
Dana partnered with private equity in 2008 to form CarePoint Partners, a home infusion company that grew to over $150M in revenue over five years and one of the top five infusion providers in the country. Dana’s efforts were concentrated on building the infrastructure of the company around a team of professionals whose sole purpose was to support the clinical sites, the newly acquired companies and their owners.
Dana knew that removing the challenges of running a business and providing a renewed focus on the patient were the keys to success. The company thrived under her leadership. CarePoint Partners was considered the acquirer of choice in the home infusion industry because of the individualized approach to acquisitions and the culture of the company that Dana established.
After the sale of CarePoint in 2013, Dana has been involved in other startups and in consulting roles with private equity firms. She is a board member of ITC Compounding Pharmacy, MedaCheck — a startup company that provides a medication adherence program, and Anne Arundel Dermatology Management.
Dana is a graduate of the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy and holds an MBA from Xavier University in Cincinnati. She has been a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, won both the Association for Corporate Growth Deal Maker Award and the Fast 55 Award for Growth when leading CarePoint Partners.
Steven W. Jones, DPh, MBA
Co-Founder & Chief Development Officer
Steven is an accomplished healthcare executive with a passion for bringing people and businesses together to form dynamic, successful partnerships. His proven ability to foster and nurture relationships has led to successful affiliations and acquisitions within the dental practice, dental laboratory and home infusion industries. Under his leadership, he and his teams have successfully closed on 50+ affiliations/acquisitions since 2008 worth more than $200M in revenue.
As one of the co-founders of CORDENTAL GROUP®, Steven’s goal is to ensure development of a leading Dental Support Organization (DSO) that maintains a dentist-centric approach within the practices the company supports. Through his focus on practice affiliations as Chief Development Officer, he facilitates practice transitions that are uniquely designed for each situation, understanding that no two affiliations are the same and they must be designed to benefit all parties involved.
Having previously been a business owner and going through the sales process himself, he has been on both sides and is empathetic to the emotions business owners experience during a transition process. The goal of CORDENTAL is to provide financial security for the practice owners, their families and staff, while providing back-office dental support that allows the practices to do what they do best… take care of their patients.
Steven is a graduate of the Medical College of Virginia School of Pharmacy and holds an MBA with a concentration in healthcare management from Regis University. He previously served as the Chief Corporate Development and Integration Officer for North East Dental Management (now part of Dental Care Alliance) and as Chief Acquisition Officer for Dental Services Group, one of the largest dental laboratory groups within North America. He was Division President and Executive Vice President for Business Development for CarePoint Partners, a home infusion and specialty pharmacy company. In that capacity, he and the other executive leadership team members built the largest independent and overall fifth largest home infusion provider in the nation. That company was successfully sold to BioScrip, a publicly-traded home infusion company, in 2013.
Jack W. Haney, DDS
Dr. Haney’s passion for excellence in patient care, his commitment to ongoing learning, and his motivation for always being at the forefront of clinical advancement within the dental industry makes him a valued addition to the CORDENTAL GROUP® Clinical Advisory Board. He has invested countless hours in advanced dental training, expanding his knowledge and application skills in restorative dentistry.
The Kois Center, located in Seattle, Washington, is an advanced didactic and clinical program for dentists with a rigorous training program of continuing dental education. Only a small percentage of dentists around the world take part in this unique program and it can take years to complete. Referred to as the Top Gun of training programs within the dental industry, Dr. Haney has exceeded the 127 hours of required continuing education and is now a Mentor for the Kois Center for Dental Excellence. In addition, he is a charter member of the Kois Study Club in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Haney is a graduate of the University of Tennessee’s College of Dentistry. After dental school, he completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Residency at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana and also spent time in Panama, Central America. Upon completion of his residency program in 1998, he returned to Tennessee to establish his current dental practice in Knoxville. In addition to his affiliations with the Kois Center, he is a respected member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental Association, Tennessee Dental Association, and the Oral Design & Implant Study Club, an affiliate of the Seattle Study Club.