Tralongo Adds New Developer in the Detroit Market

Tralongo Signs Expansion Agreement with Detroit Dentist
National dental practice acquisition firm partners with Dr. Randall Shaw to expand practices across Metro Detroit  

ATLANTA – Aug. 2, 2016 – Tralongo, LLC, an Atlanta-based firm specializing in dental practice acquisitions, signed an official partnership with Dr. Randall Shaw. The agreement will assist Dr. Shaw in creating and growing a network of dental practices in the Detroit Metropolitan area.

“Dr. Shaw is another excellent addition to our constantly growing roster of alliance partners,” said Dr. Ken Tralongo, the firm’s founder and CEO. “For nearly 30 years, he has proven his passion for his craft and his dedication to providing the highest quality of orthodontic care to his patients. We are excited in helping Dr. Shaw achieve his goals of growing his practice immensely.”

Dr. Shaw received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Michigan in 1984. Immediately afterwards, he began his orthodontic residency at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and subsequently graduated with his Master of Science in Orthodontics. In 1986, he joined his father’s practice, and he continues to operate that practice today as Drs. Shaw and Jane Orthodontics, specializing in clear and metal braces, Diode laser treatment and corrective jaw surgery.

Dr. Shaw is currently a member of several local and national dental organizations, including the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, Detroit District Dental Society, American Association of Orthodontists, Michigan Association of Orthodontists and the Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists. In addition, he is  a clinical instructor for SureSmile, where he is one of the original members of the faculty and clinical advisory board. Dr. Shaw also has the distinction of being one of the first orthodontists in the state of Michigan to be certified in the use of SureSmile 3D technology.

As a Tralongo partner, Dr. Shaw hopes to expand his network in order to reach more patients in areas surrounding Detroit Metropolitan and eventually Southeastern Florida. His goal is to acquire two new practices a year for the next ten years. With Tralongo’s help, he would like to purchase larger group practices and add them to his network.

“I have been looking to expand my practice and transition from orthodontics to general dentistry, and I believe now is the right time,” said Dr. Shaw. “I am excited to partner with Tralongo and I will be relying heavily on their expertise and experience to help me grow a successful dental network as quickly as possible.”

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. 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.

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