Tralongo Signs Expansion Agreement With Southern Illinois Dentist

National dental practice acquisition firm partners with Dr. Laney Schuman to expand practices across Southern Illinois and Missouri  

ATLANTA – Aug. 2, 2016 – Tralongo, LLC, an Atlanta-based firm specializing in dental practice acquisitions, signed an official partnership with Dr. Laney Schuman, DMD. The agreement will assist Dr. Schuman in creating and growing a network of dental practices in Southern Illinois.

“Dr. Schuman is yet another excellent addition to our constantly expanding roster of alliance partners,” said Dr. Ken Tralongo, the firm’s founder and CEO. “She is a staple in the communities she serves and provides exceptional dental care while being committed to providing her patients with a friendly and pleasant environment. We certainly look forward to helping Dr. Schuman grow her practice and achieve her career goals.”

Dr. Schuman graduated from the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine in 1994. In 1995, she bought her first practice in Granite City, Illinois, and she built a second practice in nearby Highland, Illinois, in 2006. Both practices operate under the Midwest Family Dentistry name. She has dedicated the last 20 years to providing families from all across Madison County with cosmetic, general and family dentistry.

Dr. Schuman is currently a member of several local and national dental organizations, including the American Dental Association the Illinois State Dental Society. In addition, she served as a clinical instructor for dental assistants at Dental Careers of Southern Illinois, between 2011-2014. This was a 10-week program that provided aspiring dental assistants with hands-on training in her dental office, preparing them for future careers.

As a Tralongo partner, Dr. Schuman hopes to expand her network in order to reach more patients in areas surrounding the Metro-East region of Southern Illinois and the Greater St. Louis area. Her goal is to acquire ten new practices in the next ten years through Tralongo’s back-office expertise and guidance.

“I have been thinking about stepping away from the chair and focusing more on running a business for some time now,” said Dr. Schuman. “Tralongo can provide me with a proven system that I believe will make me very successful as I move forward on this new career path. Tralongo’s vast experience in acquiring practices is exactly the missing piece I need to help me grow my network quickly and effectively, while allowing me to become more involved in my community.”

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