Providing high-quality dental health services to communities in underserved areas of Texas

  • Investment Strategy
  • ThemeInclusive Economy
  • SectorHealthcare
  • LocationTX
  • Date of Initial InvestmentFebruary 2021
  • Bridges ExecutivesElizabeth Burgess


Good dental health is key to good long term health, contributing to management of other underlying medical conditions, disease avoidance and the nutrition, speech and education of children. There is a need for pediatric dental services across the United States, particularly for low- and moderate-income families and rural communities.


Altius is a dental services organization that provides administrative and non-clinical services to a group of affiliated dental practices throughout Texas. The practices provide general dentistry services for all ages, demographics, and payors, with a focus on pediatrics in rural areas.


Altius operates primarily in rural, underserved areas in Texas that are often classified as Dental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). Texas has the second highest number of HPSAs in the United States. Altius provides high-quality dental services to underserved patients in these areas, increasing healthcare access and creating positive employment opportunities.