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A Unique DSO Model

Do you want to feel empowered to maximize your potential? At Corus, we can improve the quality of patient care by coming together as true partners. We don't acquire practices, we take on doctor-partners who are part of the decision-making and growth of our organization.

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Our Story

Corus Orthodontists was founded in 2019 by a group of 18 orthodontists across North America who wanted to give doctors an alternative to the traditional dental service organization (DSO) model.

Led by Dr. Paul Helpard, our founders came together around a simple, shared vision. They wanted to create a better solution that allowed them to focus on their craft and their patients while freeing themselves of the many HR, accounting, marketing, and IT tasks involved in their practices. So they united to form Corus.

Today, Corus is one of the largest and fastest-growing orthodontist partnership networks in North America. Our network is owned and operated by doctor-partners who share a deeply collaborative spirit.

Corus allows doctors to “buy in” rather than “sell out” with a model that enables clinical autonomy and ownership of patient records. Our doctors focus on enhancing the patient experience and evolving the specialty, not simply maximizing the bottom line. We continue to share in the collective and ongoing financial success of our practices and set the industry bar on patient care.

Dr. Paul Helpard


Dr. Paul Helpard,

CEO, Corus Orthodontists

Our Core Values

Our network is primarily doctor-owned, led and financed. Our focus is on excellence in patient care, the patient-doctor relationship, and the support of each practice’s culture and community.

  • Supporting each other.

    Lifting each other up and helping each other thrive.

  • Pushing for greatness.

    Constantly improving and striving for higher levels of achievement and success.

  • Doing the right thing.

    Acting with integrity and never, ever compromising on quality care.

  • Being open and transparent.

    Sharing, speaking candidly, and being honest with one another.

  • Building community.

    Maintaining strong connections between our teammates, our patients, and the communities we serve.

How Does Our OSO/DSO Model Work?

At the heart of our partnership model is the concept of buying in versus selling out.

Meet our Leadership Team

Our management team consists of passionate professionals who bring industry knowledge and depth of expertise across disciplines. Drawing on their experiences from leading companies such as Align Technology, Dell, MNP, Medcan, RMO and more, we have a diverse and dynamic group of experts, spanning coast-to-coast across Canada and the US.

Each of our leaders is carefully selected to ensure we uphold our core values as we continue to grow and expand.

Dr. Paul Helpard

Dr. Paul Helpard

Chief Executive Officer

Nick Korhonen

Nick Korhonen

Chief Financial Officer

Brett Laschinger

Brett Laschinger

Chief Operating Officer

Travis Beamish

Travis Beamish

Director of Operations, Practice Performance and Integration

Shaun Childs

Shaun Childs

Vice President, People & Culture

Jeremy Goetz

Jeremy Goetz

Director of Orthodontic Partnerships (Canada)

Adam Pollack

Adam Pollack

Director of Orthodontic Partnerships (United States)

Tara Lemieux

Tara Lemieux

Director of Marketing, Communications and Investor Relations

Abraham Nel

Abraham Nel

Vice President - Mergers & Acquisitions and Financial Planning & Analysis

Michael Sendyk

Michael Sendyk

Director of Finance, Corporate Reporting and Accounting

Erin Smart

Erin Smart

General Counsel

Gabe Mazzarolo

Gabe Mazzarolo

Vice President of Technology & Systems

Patient-First Culture

Collectively, we are treating over 50,000 patients. These men, women, and children are at the center of our existence and, like you, our goal is to give each of them the best orthodontic treatment possible. This shared ambition is what drives the success of every practice in our network.

What Our Partners are Saying

Tracey
Dr. Tracey Hendler

Dr. Tracey Hendler,
Forest Hill Orthodontics,
Toronto, ON

“I saw joining Corus as an opportunity to ‘double down’ rather than ‘sell out’. We are true partners who are invested in each other and have a strong desire to grow together.

Being a part of Corus enabled me to have the support that I needed to grow both professionally and financially, while retaining autonomy of my practice and delivery of patient care.”

“I saw joining Corus as an opportunity to ‘double down’ rather than ‘sell out.’ We are true partners who are invested in each other and have a strong desire to grow together.

Being a part of Corus enabled me to have the support that I needed to grow both professionally and financially, while retaining autonomy of my practice and delivery of patient care.”

Mark H
Dr. Mark Hanson

Dr. Mark Hanson,
Engage Orthodontics,
Green Bay, WI

“We looked at other options, they weren’t quite the right fit and didn’t align our practices’ culture.

We wanted to be true to who we were, and we also felt a responsibility to preserve the specialty.”

Sharon
Dr. Sharon Nguyen

Dr. Sharon Nguyen,
STO Orthodontists,
Scarborough, ON

“Becoming a Corus partner offers the next generation of orthodontists reduced stress compared to solo ownership, greater financial reward than an associateship, and the collegiality of having more partners and, in time, friends.

When a question arises, we now have the support of an entire network of solid, high achieving partners and management team who offer input and share resources.”

Anil
Dr. Anil Idiculla

Dr. Anil Idiculla,
i-Orthodontics,
Denver, CO

“This partnership has given me renewed purpose that will leave a lasting legacy on the specialty.

And, my local team members now have a greater opportunity for professional growth, development, and network connection than they did as part of my private practice.”

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