Dental Whale Signs Partnership Agreement with Virginia Dentist

National Dental Practice Services Firm Partners with Virginia Dentist to Expand and Support Practices in Mid-Atlantic Region

SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 9, 2018)Dental Whale, a firm specializing in dental practice support services, signed an official partnership with Dr. Mathieu Murphy, DDS. The agreement will assist Dr. Murphy in creating and growing a network of dental practices across Virginia, and Maryland.

Dr. Murphy earned a B.S. in biology from Concordia University in 2011 and his D.M.D. from the University of Maryland in 2015. He then relocated to Jacksonville, Fla., and became an associate at a dental practice. He and his wife will soon move back to Virginia, where Dr. Murphy plans to launch his network of dental practices. He is a member of the American Dental Association, and he plans to join the respective dental associations in Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. after his move. Dr. Murphy and his wife plan on giving back to their community as soon as he gets established in Maryland.

“I have an entrepreneurial spirit, so my long-term goal has always been to own a true group practice,” Dr. Murphy said. “I went to Dental Whale Discovery Day and realized this is exactly the type of organization I want to be part of. Everyone had such a good energy. I’m looking forward to multiple practice ownership, but I really want it to free up my time so that I can get more involved in community outreach. In the long run, giving back is my main goal with Dental Whale.”

As a Dental Whale partner, Dr. Murphy hopes to expand his network with 10 acquisitions and de novos in order to reach more patients, including the underserved, in the D.C. Metro area. Dr. Murphy can draw from the many services provided by Dental Whale’s subsidiary companies to help him achieve his goals. The subsidiary companies include

  • the largest dental repair franchise in North America
  • dental marketing company
  • dental practice brokerage firm
  • national dental group practice
  • dental mergers and acquisitions consulting company
  • dental de novo consulting company
  • dental IT company
  • dental group purchasing organization
  • dental back office services company

“Dr. Murphy is a wonderful addition to our constantly growing family of dentist entrepreneurs,” Dental Whale co-founder Dr. Scott Leune said. “Our mission is to help dentists take their knowledge of dentistry and apply it to their entrepreneurial objectives. With our acquisition process, de novo program and offering of support services, Dr. Murphy will be well on his way to expanding his group of dental practices and patient care across Virginia, and Maryland.”

Dental Whale partners with entrepreneurial dentists, like Dr. Murphy, who are looking to grow their businesses by helping acquire and operate multiple practices — taking professionals out of the chair and into management and ownership.

Dental Whale offers the following customizable outsourcing options for dentists to choose from:

  • Front and Back-End Office Functions – Call centers, administrative work and front desk tasks, accounting, billing and insurance claims, IT support
  • Marketing & Lead Generation – Website design, digital marketing strategies, social media and reputation management, direct mail, email drip campaigns
  • Seminars & Workshops – Practice management education for dentists, growing successful startups, and clinical continuing education
  • Dental Practice Acquisition – Financing, merger & acquisition consulting, assistance with the transition process and ongoing support for operation of multiple practices
  • De Novo Specific Support – Demographic analysis, negotiations, design and construction management services
  • On-Demand Repairs and Services – For all dental office equipment including hand-piece repairs, ability to loan or purchase new equipment


About Dental Whale

With offices in Atlanta, San Antonio and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Dental Whale is an innovative dental company carving a new category of group private practice ownership and management. Through its suite of subsidiary companies, Dental Whale helps dentist operate dental practices more efficiently by saving money on purchases, marketing to new patients, expanding through acquisitions, improving patient experience and increasing office efficiency. In 2017, Dental Whale and its more than 850 team members supported more than 17,000 dentists and helped serve more than 4 million patients. For more information on Dental Whale, call 773-255-4095 or visit