Back to the basics of patient care
Apex was founded on the belief that non-branded, private practice dentistry can not only survive into the next century, but, given the right mix of ingenuity, capital, and partnership, it can thrive. Meet our leadership team below, learn about what we believe and how we do business, then head over to our Affiliation or Careers areas to learn about working with Apex.
Dr. Ed Lutz
Dr. Lutz brings almost four decades of private practice experience to Apex, having founded White Rock Dental Group in 1977. Dr. Lutz holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas in Austin and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Baylor College of Dentistry. As an alumnus of the prestigious L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education, Dr. Lutz is committed to high-quality care. Dr. Lutz has also served on the Peer Review Committee of the Dallas County Dental Society.
Dr. Layla Lohmann
Dr. Lohmann brings intense focus on providing high-quality patient care, and has experience operating within multiple group practice organizations. Dr. Lohmann holds an undergraduate degree with Special Distinction from the University of Oklahoma and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with Special Distinction from the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. She serves as a part-time adjunct professor at Baylor College of Dentistry and is an active member of numerous professional organizations, including the ADA and the Dallas County Dental Society.
As CEO, David is responsible for the strategic leadership of the company. In addition, he leads the company’s new practice affiliation efforts as Apex continues to grow in both new and existing markets. Prior to founding Apex, David was a private equity investment professional responsible for the acquisition, oversight, and improvement of private companies. David received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Oklahoma and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
As President and COO, Matt is responsible for the oversight and management of all operations and day-to-day functions of Apex. He leads teams comprising the finance and accounting, human resources, procurement, practice integration and information technology functions for the company. Prior to founding Apex, Matt served as co-founder and CEO of BlackBox Aviation Systems, a provider of digital record management services. Matt holds undergraduate degrees in Industrial Engineering, Finance, Mathematics, and Economics with honors from Southern Methodist University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Want to know the whole story?
Apex was born as a solution to two problems: a lack of choice that young dentists faced in today’s dental world and experienced doctors feeling trapped by the decision to either continue working full time or sell their practice and retire.Read the whole story
Our first goal is not profit - it is to assist in creating engaged, happy, successful people. Our core competency is our ability inspire people to see their true potential and enable them to reach it.
We conduct all business with the highest standard of integrity, honesty, and professionalism. We strive to be the shining example which we want our children to aspire to.
We strive to build a collaborative culture based on trust, open communication, and the sharing of ideas, leadership, and rewards.
Focus & commitment
We recognize that time and energy are our two most precious resources. Thus, we strive for focus in everything we do, eliminating the unnecessary and pushing for simplicity.