Heidi Arndt
Evolve Dental Advisors

Breakout C
Merging Success: Navigating M&A and HR Compliance (2 Rotations)

Thursday, July 20, 2023
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


Middle-Market DSO
Thursday, July 20, 2023
5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.



Heidi Arndt is a highly skilled DSO strategist and thought leader specializing in the development, and management of multi-location dental groups. With an impressive track record spanning over two decades, Heidi offers her expertise to emerging and mid-market DSO’s providing invaluable support to clinicians, owners, and investors in aligning clinical outcomes with overall business success.


Previously, Heidi held the position of CEO at Strive Dental Management, a private equity-backed DSO headquartered in Austin, Texas. During her tenure, she led the company to achieve remarkable growth, with same-store sales increasing by an impressive 18% over a two-year period. In July of 2021, Heidi successfully guided the company through an equity sale transaction, demonstrating her adeptness at navigating complex business transactions.


Before her role at Strive Dental, Heidi founded two renowned consulting and training firms, namely Enhanced Hygiene and Enhanced Practice. These boutique firms catered specifically to DSOs across the United States, providing comprehensive guidance and support. In early 2019, Heidi successfully sold and exited both companies, a testament to her entrepreneurial acumen and ability to deliver exceptional value to her clients.


Heidi’s journey in the dental industry began as a clinical dental hygienist at prominent dental groups such as Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and American Dental Partners in Wakefield, Massachusetts. Her commitment and expertise eventually led her to assume the position of National Director of Dental Hygiene at American Dental Partners. Heidi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Minnesota.