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Afdent plans upgrade, more staff

Statement issued Thursday:

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Nov. 17, 2011) — Afdent Dental announced today it will be investing $601,682 in personal property improvements. The updates are set to begin in December 2011 and be completed by December 2013. The company will be eligible for a ten year abatement of both real and personal property taxes with an estimated savings of $38,281.

The company is currently located at 4041 Parnell Avenue directly across from the Memorial Coliseum. Afdent Dental is diverse in the services they provide. They provide family dentistry, emergency dentistry, oral surgery’s, root canal treatment, cosmetic enhancements, dental implants and a denture services. They meet all dental needs in their Parnell facility, such as dentures and emergency walk-in treatment. Afdent Dental is currently employing eighty-seven full-time and part-time workers. By 2013 they hope to have ten new fulltime and two new part-time team members.

“We’re excited to grow in the Fort Wayne business community,” said David Allen, president of Afdent. “The technologically advanced equipment that we are installing, in addition to other improvements to our facility, will enable us to further meet the dental needs of the Tri-State area.”

“Afdent has a long history of providing quality dental service to the residents of Fort Wayne and that commitment is strengthened through this $601,682 investment,” Mayor Tom Henry said. “This investment in property improvements and advanced dental technology further demonstrates how Fort Wayne is a place where good jobs can grow, families can thrive and businesses prosper.”

About Afdent Dental

Afdent’s team consists of highly skilled and trained professionals that are capable of serving your dental needs, including a team of denture technicians that focus solely on delivering custom fit quality dentures and partials. Afdent’s team of hygienists are available to help patients treat as well as prevent gum disease. To assist the doctors, expanded function dental assistants specialize in specific areas as well, ranging from surgical assisting and fillings, to creating aesthetically pleasing crowns and bridges, to assisting with root canals. Afdent’s team of customer care specialist is available 7 days a week to ensure superior patient care. To learn more about Afdent Dental, visit www.afdent.com.

About the Alliance

The Fort Wayne-Allen County Economic Development Alliance began in 2000 as the lead organization for economic development activities throughout the county. We are a not-for-profit organization supported by Allen County, the City of Fort Wayne, the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce and the Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority. The Alliance's goal is to further the base employment of Allen County through business retention, expansion and attraction projects. To learn more about the Alliance, visit www.theallianceonline.com.

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