Life Dental among the fastest-growing private companies in the country.

For the second year in a row, Life Dental Group, a dental services organization based in Oxford, Miss., has been named to the 2023 Inc. 5000 list as one of the fastest-growing companies in the country. Life Dental Group is the sixth fastest growing company in Mississippi and is ranked 179th nationally in health services. The company also was named to the Inc. 5000 in 2022.

The Inc. 5000, introduced by Inc. Magazine in 1982, combs the national entrepreneurial landscape for the most successful privately-owned companies. Inc. Magazine looks at each applicant’s revenue growth to determine which 5,000 are the fastest-growing nationwide. All 5,000 companies are rewarded with a profile on

Inc. states that the Inc. 5000 is “The hallmark of entrepreneurial success and the place where future household names make their mark. Inc. 5000 ranks, honors and celebrates the fastest-growing private companies in the country.”

Growing Across the Southeast

“It is an incredible honor to receive this recognition two years in a row,” said William Alias, CEO of EquiPro Holdings and executive with Life Dental Group. “When we founded Life Dental in 2018, we had six employees, and now we are nearing 200. The company continues to grow and grow each year as we grow our footprint in the Southeast.”

With six practices in Mississippi, six in Alabama and plans to open three more this year; Life Dental Group partners with local dental clinics across the Southeast. By managing the administrative and business operations of local dental clinics, Life Dental Group allows dental professionals to focus their energy on providing excellent care to patients.

“This recognition is a product of the talented professionals we recruit and the high level of patient care they provide,” said Jeff Hand, president of Life Dental Group. “Our teams are the core of our continued growth.”

In-House Continuing Education

In addition to being named to the Inc. 5000, Life Dental Group is the only company in Mississippi to be certified by the American Dental Association’s Continuing Education Provider Recognition (CERP).

“Life Dental Group has provided continuing education for our doctors and team members since we bought our first practice,” said Lizz Daigneault, administrative director with Life Dental Group, which now includes 12 practices—six in Mississippi and six in Alabama—with three more to be added this year. “And we are now an ADA CERP-certified provider. What that means is that the ADA has recognized our high standards in courses and materials, and we can now give state-recognized credit to all our doctors and team members to meet their requirements every year.”

Dental students, hygienists and dentists who are interested in learning more about Life Dental Group or joining our Life Dental family may contact Jeff Hand at (205) 504-3577 or