About Us

About Altius Healthcare Management

Providing Reliable, Quality Dental Care in Texas

Altius Healthcare Management was founded in 2016 by Drs. Gunjan Dhir and Gaurav Puri. As dental specialists and lifelong entrepreneurs, they spent the previous 8 years opening practices in rural and underserved areas of Texas. Entering these markets, they quickly realized that there was an emerging oral health crisis that was not being addressed.

Many providers in these rural areas were starting to retire and no younger dentists were seeking to replace them. Furthermore, many larger DSOs were not moving into these markets to provide care. The result is that patients, particularly Medicaid kids, had significant barriers to access to care and would often have to travel 45 minutes or more to see a dentist. They knew then and there, that this was a challenge worth taking on. They did not see the value in opening another dental practice in an overserved, urban area while there were people out there truly in need of a dentist.

In 2017, they made the commitment to build the DSO infrastructure and executive team needed to address this market. In the past 4 years, they have opened or purchased dozens of practices to become the largest DSO focused on rural populations in the State of Texas. And while the challenges of serving rural communities are sometimes great, it’s a mission that everyone at Altius has embraced.

Full Mission & Vision Statement:

  • To provide quality, compassionate, and accessible oral health care to underserved and rural communities in Texas and surrounding areas.
  • To become partners for good and strengthen the communities in which we serve.
  • To help our patients develop good, life-long oral health habits through education, action, and great customer care.
  • To provide great, stable jobs and career options for people living in the communities we serve.
  • To create opportunities and advance the careers of our associate and partner dentists as well as our company team members and leaders.

Encapsulated in the words of President John F. Kennedy is the essence of our cause:

We choose to go to the Moon. We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard; because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one we intend to win, and the others, too.

— John F. Kennedy

To learn more about our mission and find out how you can be a part of it, call us at (817) 904-5050 today.

Hear From Our Dentists

Reviews & Experiences
  • One of the Best Decisions I've Made

    “I chose to become a part of the Altius team because it is a more intimate DSO.¬†They are hands-on to make sure you're comfortable, confident in your scope of dentistry and does a great job creating a strong office and corporate support to ensure¬†success.”

    - Dr. Sarah Taipei
  • Help Guide Me & Efficiently Run the Day-to-Day

    “Altius has allowed me to refine my "craft", expand my scope and provide the best dentistry I can, while providing for my family. I look forward to growing more with Altius, and giving my patients the best care I can, while still having time.”

    - Dr. John Norwood
  • The Utmost Support

    “An opportunity to join Altius has come and I am very glad that I took it. I love that I have absolute clinical autonomy while the company provides me the utmost administrative and logistical support to make clinical practice as smooth as possible.”

    - Dr. Byron J.M. Junio
  • Grow Clinically & Professionally

    “I am thankful for the opportunity to work with a company that offers a chance for new dentists to grow and learn to do dentistry. I would recommend any dentist that is looking to grow clinically and professionally to join the Altius team!”

    - Dr. Jacob Woods

Our Mission & Vision

  • We Seek To:

    Create opportunities and advance the careers of our associate and partner dentists as well as our company team members and leaders.

  • We Are Driven To:

    Provide great, stable jobs and career options for people living in the communities we serve.

  • We Endeavor To:

    Help our patients develop good, life-long oral health habits through education, action, and great customer care.

  • We Aim To:

    Become partners for good and strengthen the communities in which we serve.

  • We Strive To:

    Provide quality, compassionate, and accessible oral health care to underserved and rural communities in Texas and surrounding areas.

Our Current Dental Locations

We work with dentists who want to hone their skills by going into underserved areas where they can help the community and have freedom over their own practice decisions.
Gilmer Family Dental

409 West Tyler Street
Gilmer, TX 75644

Gr8 Smiles

501 TX-114,
Suite 122
Levelland, TX 79336

A1 Dental

1708 Central Texas Expressway,
Suite 1A
Lampasas, TX 76550

Dowlen Oaks Dental

2155 Dowlen Road
Beaumont, TX 77706

Lancaster Family Dentistry

4417 S Lancaster Road,
Suite 2275
Dallas, TX 75216

Rayburn General Dentistry

3303 Sam Rayburn Parkway
Brookeland, TX 75931

Southern Oaks Dental Care

2627 Calder Avenue
Beaumont, TX 77702

Fiesta Dental

166 Menefee Street,
Suite C
Hondo, TX 78861

Norwood Family Dental

375 Stone Avenue
Paris, TX 75460

Oneida Dental

802 East Amarillo Boulevard,
Suite 300
Amarillo, TX 79107

Smile Accent

701 North 25 Mile Avenue,
Suite 110
Hereford, TX 79045

Smile Club

400 US-90,
Suite 402
Dayton, TX 77535

Floresville Dental

534 10th Street,
Suite A1
Floresville, TX 78114

Gentle Dental Spa

735 Oak Park Avenue
Corpus Christi, TX 78408

Smile Experts

204 TX-35
Port Lavaca, TX 77979

Corporate Headquarters

2401 E. Randol Mill Road,
Suite 520
Arlington, TX 76011

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Casa Dental

2100 South Dumas Avenue,
Suite 112
Dumas, TX 79029

Choice Dental

900 East End Boulevard North,
Suite 200
Marshall, TX 75670

Crystal Smiles

1320 Corsicana Highway,
Suite 160
Hillsboro, TX 76645

Denison Dental

3515 West FM 120,
Suite 109
Denison, TX 75020

Hello Dental

200 South Beauchamp Boulevard,
Suite 104
Princeton, TX 75407

Dental World

2611 East Main Street,
Suite 401
Alice, TX 78332

Smile Mart

2206 Highway 16 South
Graham, TX 76450

Smile Studio

1772 West Church Street
Livingston, TX 77351

Smile Zone

103 East 28th Avenue
Pampa, TX 79065

Smiley Star Dental

3844 Lamar Avenue
Paris, TX 75462

Value Smiles

2710 Central Freeway,
Suite 140
Wichita Falls, TX 76306

Star Smiles

1304 Junction Highway,
Suite 750
Kerrville, TX 78028

Valley Ranch Dental

9901 Valley Ranch Parkway East,
Suite 1020
Irving, TX 75063

Bella Smiles

1401 South Jefferson Avenue,
Suite 4
Mt. Pleasant, TX 75455

Bonham Smiles

2008 TX-121,
Suite 100
Bonham, TX 75418

Borger Smiles

1331 West Wilson Street
Borger, TX 79007

Burk Smiles

412 South Avenue D,
Suite B
Burkburnett, TX 76354

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