Jefferson Dental & Orthodontics Strengthens Executive Management Team

Jefferson Dental & Orthodontics, a leading dental service organization, has strengthened several key executive positions as it continues its regional expansion. Mick McCormick, who has been working with the company since June of 2019 on an interim basis, has been named the permanent Chief Executive Officer. Mick joins Jefferson with 30 years of experience, previously holding senior executive positions at Columbia Sports, Nike, Golf Galaxy, and most recently with advisory firm Growth Operators.

Eric Reiter, a partner at Brentwood Associates, said of the appointment, “Mick has extensive leadership experience across a diverse set of consumer-oriented businesses, which makes him an ideal leader for Jefferson. His proven track record of building great teams that achieve superior outcomes will be key in developing and executing Jefferson’s key growth initiatives. His early results have exceeded our high expectations.”

McCormick joins an already successful senior team that includes Chief Marketing Officer Adam Arnette. The company is also excited to announce the promotions of Dr. Ankoo Raina to Chief Dental Officer, Joseph Kadado to Executive Vice President of Operations, and Melissa Wilson to Vice President of Clinic Operations.

Dr. Raina, who previously served as a Regional Dental Director for Jefferson, has a deep breadth of dental experience, and has been instrumental in the recruitment and training of Jefferson’s exceptional dental team. Joseph Kadado, who has 13 years of experience at Jefferson, will be responsible for all clinic operations, real estate, and new clinic openings. Melissa Wilson, who has 23 years of experience as a Regional Director of Operations for Jefferson, will focus on clinical operations and working with clinic teams. Both Joseph’s and Melissa’s long tenure and experience will be invaluable as the company continues to elevate its operational execution and 5-star patient experience, and expand its service offerings.

Mick commented, “I could not be more excited to join this amazing company and executive team on a full-time basis. The Jefferson organization is supported by exceptional individuals, and we are excited to accelerate the company’s growth potential, while serving our communities and providing exceptional patient care.”


Jefferson Dental & Orthodontics is a leading dental support organization with 70 affiliated clinics throughout Texas. Its affiliated clinics offer a broad range of general dentistry, orthodontic, and other specialty dental services. The company serves more than 200,000 families annually, and its competitive prices, exclusive discount plan and price match promise assure that patients receive an essential health benefit at a great value. Jefferson is also an integral part of its communities contributing to schools, neighborhood centers, nonprofits and community events through oral health care education. For more information about Jefferson, please visit

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Jefferson Dental & Orthodontics Strengthens Executive Management Team