As the growth of Dental Service Organizations, (DSO’s) is reshaping the dental industry, several emerging trends have become apparent:

  • Managing a specialty practice is a challenge for non-specialists
  • Patients prefer the offering of all dental services in the same location
  • Dental specialists entering practice are burdened with educational debt and are seeking out alternate employment opportunities other than practice ownership
  • Collaborative practices can better afford the latest technology and innovations.


These observations have led to the creation of a new specialty DSO, OMS Logistics (OMSL), that has built a platform to offer turn key oral surgery and general anesthesia services to large dental groups and DSO’s. OMSL was launched in 2018 in Nashville, TN to build upon years of mobile oral surgery experience but modified to be able to partner with other DSO’s. In 2019, the company expanded to 14 locations in Middle and East Tennessee with the goal of becoming the “Intel Chip” inside a dental office. The company provides oral surgeons to provide surgical care and general anesthesia in the dental office.

Oral surgery is a complex specialty that overlaps with medicine, requires many years of post graduate training, and has the unique distinction of providing ambulatory general anesthesia to dental patients. A comprehensive knowledge of medicine, anesthesia, and patient safety is required. Jeffrey Carter, MD, DMD is the founder of the company and has leveraged his expertise of 30 years as the Medical Director of the Specialty Surgery Center with current electronic anesthesia and health records to create an attractive opportunity for younger surgeons to practice collaboratively with DSO’s.

Dental management systems typically lack the robustness to capture operational data, work flow statistics, and record and evaluate medical risk. Such systems are ill prepared to monitor anesthesia and to share outcomes data with national anesthesia registries. OMSL has partnered with Plexus Technology Group, and utilizes a mobile iPad application to interface with the DSO’s legacy EHR to push and pull secure patient information.

Plexus Technology Group, a subsidiary of MiraMed Global Services, Inc., is a leading provider of anesthesia information management and medication management systems. Anesthesia Touch™ is a full-featured AIMS for both Windows and iOS platforms that supports concurrent charting and automatically records physiological data. It is easy to use, provides comprehensive anesthesia documentation and is certified as a full EHR for meaningful use. Pharmacy Touch™, a modular add-on to Anesthesia Touch, automates controlled substance reconciliation, eliminates duplicate documentation, reduces drug errors and provides decision support at the point of care. For more information, visit

The objective is to introduce current medical anesthesia standards and patient safety measures into the dental environment and create an attractive employment opportunity for younger oral surgeons.