DECA Dental Group Receives Dallas 100 Entrepreneur Award

DECA Dental Group receives Dallas 100 Entrepreneur Award for the 21st fastest growing privately held company in the Dallas area.

​​​​​SMU’s Cox School’s Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship recognizes DECA Dental Group as the 21st fastest-growing privately held company in the Dallas area on Tuesday, November 29 at the 26th Annual SMU Cox Dallas 100 Awards held at the Omni Dallas hotel.

“We are very pleased with our success over the past three years. DECA is honored to be presented with this award and we look forward to its growth in 2017. This is just the beginning,” said Dr. Sulman Ahmed, founder and CEO of DECA Dental.

This year, DECA launched 25 new practices throughout Texas including Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth, San Antonio and Houston. Most of the new offices opened up under their flagship brand, Ideal Dental. DECA says that they have no plans of slowing down and will continue its exponential growth in 2017.

The Dallas 100 Entrepreneur Award recognizes and encourages entrepreneurs who contribute to the economic growth of our region with their vision and hard work.

The Caruth Institute ranks the top 100 Dallas entrepreneurial companies based entirely on increased growth in sales, giving weight to percentage of growth and absolute dollar growth over the previous three years. To be considered for the award, a company must be an independent, privately held corporation, proprietorship or partnership (not a subsidiary of a parent company) with sales between $500,000 to $78,000,000. Based on that criteria; a computer tabulates the results and ranks the companies from 1 to 100. Unlike many competitions, the Dallas 100 doesn’t use judges, testimonies or other subjective judging methods.

About DECA Dental:

DECA Dental is a Dental Service Organization located in Dallas, Texas with 60 offices located throughout Texas including Ideal Dental and other affiliated brands. The company's mission is to put smiles on the faces of hundreds of patients that visit its offices daily. DECA enables its doctors to deliver quality and affordable dental care by requiring ongoing training, education and mentoring for all Doctors. This in addition to an internal review board ensures that every Doctor is delivering the best care possible.

The company is also just as dedicated to the community as it is to its patients. DECA is a proud supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the exclusive provider of dental services to the Kidd’s Kids, Emmitt Smith Charities and Dallas Mavericks organizations.

DECA Dental Group was founded in 2008 by CEO, Dr. Sulman Ahmed. His belief in putting patients first is the fundamental backbone in DECA Dental’s core values and patient care delivery model. Under Dr. Ahmed's leadership, DECA Dental has received many honors and awards including being recognized as one of Inc. Magazine’s Top 5000 fastest growing companies in the nation and D Magazine’s Dallas-Fort Worth’s Premier Dental Group. Dr. Ahmed was also named as a finalist for the 2016 EY Entrepreneur of the Year.

To learn more information about DECA Dental, visit

Press Contacts:

Michelle Pierce
DECA Dental

Michael Shepherd
​DECA Dental

Source: DECA Dental Group


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