Accelerate Dental

At Accelerate Dental, we know that every dentist has two goals in mind: to take care of their patients and build a successful practice.

You want to give your patients an amazing experience, run your business efficiently, and create a solid financial foundation. And partnering with a dental partnership organization can help you get there. 

We support you with a very different Dental Partnership Organization – we give dentists autonomy in their practices and we back it up with a 50/50 ownership model that is unheard of in traditional DSOs.  In addition, we let all our dentists directly invest side by side with us as joint investors in Accelerate Dental TopCo. This ensures alignment of incentives, policies, and cultures to be dentist supportive.  The Accelerate business model preserves traditional dentistry with high financial returns for dentists and high-quality care for patients.



Mike Baird

Michael Baird is the CEO of Accelerate Dental, an innovative Dental Partnership Organization helping entrepreneurial dentists increase their practice growth and deliver higher quality care. 

Prior to founding Accelerate, Michael served as CEO of Henry Schein One, helping the world’s largest dental software company transition to the cloud.  Before that, Michael was founder and CEO of Avizia and served as President of Amwell after Avizia was acquired in 2018. Mike helped grow Amwell to be the largest provider of telehealth technology and services in the US with a successful IPO in 2020.  Earlier in his career, Mike held senior positions at Tandberg, Cisco, McKinsey & Company and Dell. Mike serves on the boards of the American Telemedicine Association, TimelyMD, and is also a Venture Partner at Waterline Ventures, a Boston based venture capital dedicated to digital health transformation. Mr. Baird holds a BS degree in accounting from Brigham Young University, an MBA with distinction from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and was designated in 2005 as a Siebel Scholar.

Mike has been honored multiple times including:
2022 Henry Schein One, “Best Places to Work”
2018 E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year (Mid-Atlantic Region)
2017 & 2016 E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist
2018, 2017, 2016 Avizia honored as Modern Healthcare’s “Best Places to Work”