Tralongo LLC Signs Expansion Agreement with Texas Dentist

National dental practice acquisition firm partners with Dr. Howard Lufburrow to expand practices in Central Texas  

ATLANTA, Ga. Sept. 3, 2015Tralongo LLC, an Atlanta-based firm specializing in dental practice acquisitions, has signed an official partnership with Central Texas-based dentist, Dr. Howard Lufburrow. The agreement will assist Dr. Lufburrow expand his network of dental practices to create the premier dental group in Central Texas.

“Dr. Lufburrow is a highly accomplished dental professional and a great asset to the entire Tralongo group of partners,” said Dr. Ken Tralongo, founder and CEO, Tralongo LLC. “In the past, he has launched and expanded dental networks, worked with international nonprofits, contributed to dental business books and has also earned recognition for his skills as a practitioner. Now, we look forward to assisting Dr. Lufburrow create his most impactful dental group yet.”

Having entered dentistry in 1984 after graduating from the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston, Dr. Lufburrow began practicing in Humble and The Woodlands shortly after. In 1994, while working in The Woodlands, he became the first ever recipient of a dental concession contract with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service at Fort Hood, Texas and, one year later, formed the Lufburrow Dental Group. By 2004, his practice had grown to a total of four offices located in Killeen, Harker Heights, Belton and Temple, Texas. After selling his group to Carus Dental, Dr. Lufburrow left to open the Central Texas Smile Network which includes offices in Salado and Harker Heights. Complimenting his practice management career, Dr. Lufburrow earned a Fellowship Award from the Academy of General Dentistry for more than 500 hours of continuing education as well as a fellowship from the International College of Oral Implantologists. He also regularly participates in mission trips to Central America to provide local communities with much needed dental care.

As a Tralongo partner, the Texas dentist hopes to expand his network with up to three acquisitions within the next seven years in order to reach more patients in the Temple, Belton, Killeen and Waco areas, all while getting to spend more time with his wife Debra, their two children and six grandchildren. A novelist, as well, Dr Lufburrow also hopes to develop the follow up to his first novel, “Crown Deception.”

“My goal with Tralongo is to build the best dental group possible, not only financially, but one that has procedures and protocols in place that allow us to work more efficiently while providing excellent customer service,” said Dr. Lufburrow. “I want to create a stellar network of dental practices for my home community, be able to volunteer more and also spend more time with my family – all of which will be possible with the help of Tralongo.”

Launched in 2013, Tralongo LLC holds more than 90 years of combined experience in dental management and acquisition. Comprised of a team of dental, marketing, financial and business professionals, the firm partners with entrepreneurial dentists who are looking to grow their businesses by acquiring and operating multiple practices. Taking professionals out of the chair and into management and ownership, Tralongo operates via a five-step process that trains partners, helps them find the right dental practices to acquire, assists in obtaining the appropriate financing, works with them during the transition from old to new ownership and helps maintain operational support throughout to maximize profits.

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About Tralongo LLC
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Tralongo LLC is a firm that partners with dentists throughout the United States to help them expand their practices through the acquisition of existing dental offices. With more than 90 years of combined experience in dental management, as well as dental transitions and acquisitions, the Tralongo team assists clients by finding the practices that meet their criteria, completing the due diligence, obtaining the appropriate financing and, ultimately, acquiring the office. The firm also provides clients with behind-the-scenes management support, including finance, human resources, marketing and ongoing education. For more information on Tralongo LLC, call 678-288-4712 or visit