PE-backed Children’s Choice taps Andrakowicz as CEO

California-based Children's Choice is a dental services provider focused on delivering care to children, infants, adolescents and those with special needs

Children’s Choice Pediatric Dental Care, a portfolio company of Amulet Capital Partners LP, has named Stan Andrakowicz as CEO. Recently, he was president and CEO for Familia Dental. California-based Children’s Choice is a dental services provider focused on delivering care to children, infants, adolescents and those with special needs.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. & GREENWICH, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Children’s Choice Pediatric Dental Care (“Children’s Choice”) today announced that Stan Andrakowicz has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. A portfolio company of Amulet Capital Partners, LP (“Amulet Capital”), Children’s Choice is a California-based dental services provider focused on delivering care to children, infants, adolescents and those with special needs.

Mr. Andrakowicz succeeds Dr. Jeff Saladin, Founder and current CEO of Children’s Choice. Dr. Saladin will leave Children’s Choice after 12 years to head the newly formed “Innovation Business”, an organization independently capitalized and resourced by Amulet Capital and Dr. Saladin, solely focused on leveraging technology-enabled services to drive innovation in dental care delivery.

Mr. Andrakowicz has more than 25 years of executive leadership experience in both the healthcare and dental industries. Most recently, he was President and Chief Executive Officer for Familia Dental, a privately held dental service organization. Prior to Familia, he held various senior roles at Smile Brands Group, Inc. including as President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Smile Brands, Mr. Andrakowicz spent seven years at UnitedHealth Group, first as Senior Vice President of Dental Product Solutions, leading product development and market strategies nationally, then as Senior Vice President of Managed Care Dental Products. Prior to joining UnitedHealth Group, he spent several years at Western Dental serving as Executive Vice President of Operations.

“After a comprehensive search process, we are pleased to have found such a strong executive to assume leadership of Children’s Choice,” said Jay Rose, Managing Partner of Amulet. “Stan is a dental industry veteran with experience in program administration, strategic planning and tactical implementation. His strong operational track record will also be tremendously valuable to Children’s Choice’s efforts to expand in the pediatric dental space.”

Mr. Rose added, “Dr. Saladin is a true visionary in the dental field and we thank him for his immeasurable contributions to Children’s Choice. We are thrilled he will be heading up the Innovation Business and are excited to continue our partnership with him in this new endeavor.”
Mr. Andrakowicz commented, “I am excited to join Children’s Choice and to work with our talented team of practitioners to provide pediatric patients with access to the highest quality dental care. Considerable opportunities for growth lie ahead for us, as we seek to transform oral health care for our communities, and I am I looking forward to expanding our services and positively impacting even more lives.”

About Amulet Capital Partners, LP
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