Committed to changing the
world one smile at a time.

DECA provides support for our practices by handling all operational aspects, allowing doctors to focus on what really matters: providing quality patient care. That’s the DECA Difference.

Leading Clinicians

Our team of doctors use innovative clinical systems to mentor and train our new associates leading to increased productivity, efficiency and guest satisfaction without compromising the quality of care.

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Giving Back
to the Community.

We have partnered with organizations whose approaches allow us the opportunity to give back to the community. Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Toys For Tots and North Texas Food Bank are a few of the organizations that we are proud to support.

Our Values


We believe that we work hard for our success but remain humble. We know success is never guaranteed and remain grateful for those we share the journey with.


We are dedicated to a consistent and repeatable process. We hold ourselves accountable to world-class standards of excellence.

Commitment to Excellence

We believe excellence is a behavior, not an achievement. We aspire to be the best at all we do. We seek continuous improvement.


We do what is right, not what is easiest. We live up to our word and deliver on our promises.


We work hard and have fun. We learn from our losses and celebrate our wins.


Our team achieves fulfillment by working with successful dentists and staff to build great practices. We believe people succeed when they love what they do.


We care for each other personally and professionally. We work together to achieve more than we could on our own.

Meet our Leadership

Dr. Sulman Ahmed

Founder, Chairman and CEO Read Bio

Dr. Shalin Patel

Partner & Chief Medical Officer Read Bio

Dr. Rodney Alles

Partner & Chief of Clinical Operations Read Bio

David Hinton

Chief Financial Officer Read Bio

See the DECA Difference
for yourself

Go beyond dentistry with interviews, retreat recaps, and so much more in our video gallery.


Join Our Team

If you’re interested in a long-term career and are passionate about delivering comprehensive quality guest care, we’d love to hear from you.

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