Founder of Orthodontic Specialists of Florida Alan D. Shoopak, DMD, Awarded for Entrepreneurial Success by the University of Tampa Entrepreneurship Center

Tampa, Fla., Mar. 2012–The University of Tampa Entrepreneurship Center in the Sykes College of Business awarded Alan D. Shoopak, BS ’79, the Alumni Entrepreneur Achievement Award March 22, 2012, for his successes as the founder of Orthodontic Specialists of Florida (OSOF), which has 33 offices throughout Florida.

“We are so proud of Dr. Shoopak for his accomplishments as an entrepreneur, for setting an example for others to follow, and holding his alma mater in the highest regard with continued support and guidance,” said director of the Florida Entrepreneurship Center Rebecca White, PhD.

Dr. Shoopak received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tampa. He graduated from the Boston-based Tufts School of Dental Medicine in 1982 and earned his Orthodontic Certificate in 1984. He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Southern Association of Orthodontists, and the Florida Association of Orthodontists, as well as other local, regional and national dental associations.

“It’s an honor to receive this award,” said Shoopak. “I’m thankful that I’ve had the opportunity to make people smile while building Orthodontic Specialists of Florida and New England into what it is today.”

The award was sponsored by the Bank of New York Mellon Wealth Management and presented by Dean Koutroumanis, PhD ’89; MBA ’91. “As an entrepreneur, I view Dr. Shoopak as an operations and marketing innovator who has influenced the way orthodontists, dentists, and even law practices run their daily business in the state,” said Koutroumanis.

For a list of Orthodontic Specialists of Florida locations in Florida, please visit: http://www.fla4braces.com/locations
You may also call 1-855-BRACES-4-U to schedule a free consultation at an OSOF office near you.

About Orthodontic Specialists of Florida and Orthodontic Specialists of New England

Orthodontic Specialists of Florida (OSOF) and Orthodontic Specialists of New England (OSONE) are a group of offices throughout Florida and New England providing state-of-the-art orthodontic care for children and adults. Founder and owner Dr. Alan D. Shoopak is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Southern Association of Orthodontists, and the Florida Association of Orthodontists and has been practicing orthodontics in Florida for more than 25 years. All practices are neighborhood offices offering personal and professional patient care during convenient hours. Because OSOF and OSONE are dedicated to making orthodontic care affordable for everyone, there are no down payment options as well as affordable, interest-free monthly payment plans with no credit checks.

About University of Tampa Entrepreneurship Center

The University of Tampa Entrepreneurship Center in the Sykes College of Business teaches skills that are critical for today’s entrepreneur. Learning to identify opportunities, prepare executable business plans, and hone skills through a combination of classroom study and applied learning makes its program unique. Through engaging programs and competitions students have the opportunity to interact with and learn from the center’s strategic partners, including The Bank of New York Mellon Wealth Management and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Research Center. With more than 150 UT students enrolled in the program, entrepreneurship is one of the fastest growing fields of study both on campus and in the United States, with entrepreneurs projected to be the group that creates vigorous and sustained economic development worldwide.

Written byOrthodontic Specialists of Florida September 20, 2013