Tralongo Signs Expansion Agreement with South Texas Dentist

National dental practice acquisition firm partners with Dr. Van Maren to expand practices across South Texas  

ATLANTA – July 12, 2016 – Tralongo, LLC, an Atlanta-based firm specializing in dental practice acquisitions, signed an official partnership with Dr. Dennis Van Maren. The agreement will assist Dr. Van Maren in creating and growing a network of dental practices across South Texas.

“We are thrilled to announce the addition of Dr. Van Maren to the Tralongo family of partners,” said Dr. Ken Tralongo, Tralongo’s founder and CEO. “In his 17 years in the Air Force, he proved that he can provide the highest quality dental care to our service men and women. Above all, Dr. Van Maren dedicated countless hours of his time to mentoring educating over 40 young dentists during his service. At this new stage of his career, we look forward to assisting Dr. Van Maren in creating an impactful and expanding dental network throughout South Texas.”


Dr. Van Maren received a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1989. Upon receiving his degree, he was commissioned in the United States Army and subsequently in the Air force where he commanded three dental clinics and one hospital during his 20-year tenure. After retiring from the military in 2012, Dr. Van Maren began working at Bay Area Denture before buying it and changing it the name to Bay Area Denture and Surgery Center to reflect the direction he wanted to take his practice. He is currently a member of several local and national dental organizations, including the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association and the Nueces County Dental Society.

As a Tralongo partner, Dr. Van Maren hopes to expand his network in order to reach more patients in areas surrounding Corpus Christi and San Antonio by acquiring with five new practices in the next five years.


“I love Tralongo’s idea of supporting dentists with entrepreneurial aspirations,” said Dr. Van Maren.  “Other companies are looking to buy up practices and have dentists become full-time employees, but Tralongo, on the other hand, is here to provide the right guidance and support to help me acquire practices and develop my own dental network.”

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.


Tralongo is 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.

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, performing 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 tralongo.net.