Aziza will be responsible for managing operations, setting the strategic direction, and driving growth in Empire’s eight practices in Northeast Ohio. A registered dental hygienist, she started her career at DentalOne Partners in 2001 and rose through the ranks, ultimately serving as Senior Leader of Operations until 2014. Aziza then served as Senior Director of Operations at North American Dental Group until 2018. Afterward, she founded and led Pure Health Dental Partners until its acquisition by Great Expressions in 2021, staying on as Vice President of Enterprise Transformation to ensure a smooth integration. Subsequently, Aziza established Synergy Transitions, a firm specializing in healthcare mergers, acquisitions, and startups.
Aziza’s passion for the dental industry and commitment to delivering top-quality dental care are evident throughout her career. She has a proven track record in operational success, partnership development, group acquisitions, integrations, and cultivating high-performing teams.
“Aziza’s appointment comes at a pivotal time for Empire Dental Arts. Her initial focus will be on enhancing the patient experience through expanded service offerings and supported staffing. Her visionary leadership and commitment to excellence will play a crucial role in driving the practices’ growth and success,” according to Evolution’s Founding Partner Jeff Kadlic.
Aziza serves on the editorial board of Group Dentistry Now and is a national speaker and educator on clinical compliance. A long-time resident of Northeast Ohio, she has an extensive network that will help Evolution strengthen the existing Empire practices. Aziza resides in Westlake, Ohio with her family.