Steve Bilt, Speaker at the 8th Annual Dykema Definitive Conference for DSOs

Steve Bilt
Chief Executive Officer
Smile Brands

Consumerization of Healthcare – A Panel Discussion
Thursday, July 29, 2021
11:40 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.


Recipient and Special Guest:

Dykema’s Second Annual Dental Titan Award and a Conversation with Steve Bilt
Thursday, July 29, 2021
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.



Steve Bilt is the Chief Executive Officer at Smile Brands Inc. Steve co-founded SBI and subsequently led the acquisitions of Monarch Dental Corporation [NASDAQ: MDDS], Castle Dental Centers Inc. [NASDAQ: CASL] and Midwest Dental. In addition to these transactions, Steve has overseen the development of over 200 de novo practices and over 50 add-on acquisitions. Smile Brands has 8,200 employees and affiliated providers in 700 locations across the United States.


Smile Brands has been recognized as a Best Place to Work by Glassdoor for three straight years (#1 in multi-site healthcare) and by Comparably as a top-10 US Large Company for Culture, Diversity and Best Places for Women. Additionally, Steve is a member of the Kaufman Foundation/EY Entrepreneur Hall of Fame and has been recognized multiple times as a top-U.S. large company CEO and top-U.S. large company CEO for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Women, and Company Culture.


Steve also serves as Chairman of the Smiles for Everyone Foundation. The Smiles for Everyone Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) and has established international outposts serving six countries in South America, Asia and Africa and throughout the U.S. Steve was recognized by the Wharton School as the top CEO in the U.S. for Social Impact and Smile Brands was recognized as the number eight company globally for Overall Impact by Real Leaders.


Steve is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University, where he has served on the Board of Visitors, been recognized and an Outstanding Alumni, and has been honored with the school’s highest recognition as the 50 th Anniversary George Award Honoree for Good for the World Leadership.