Christopher Harvell and his wife, Lezli Levene Harvell, owners of Dental Kidz (Photo by Rayon Richards)
Owners: Christopher Harvell, Dr. Lezli Levene Harvell
Location: Newark, NJ
Number of full time employees: 12
What it does: Full-service private pediatric dental practice servicing a lower socio-economic area
2009 Revenues: $476,000
2010 Revenues: $1.1 million
2011 Revenues: $1.6 million
2012 Projections: $2 million
How they made it: Husband-and-wife team created private pediatric dental practice model in which 80% of patients pay with government-subsidized insurance. Couple intends to expand their dental practice regionally over the next three to five years.
Christopher Harvell and his wife, Dr. Lezli Levene Harvell, have melded their expertise in business and in medicine to form a lucrative yet socially conscious enterprise that endeavors to do well by doing good. Their cutting-edge facility provides dental care for children in the Newark, New Jersey, area where 42% of children live below the poverty rate and around 73% receive government medical assistance in the form of New Jersey FamilyCare/Medicaid.
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