Steven L. DeLong
Steve came to Bluetree Dental with almost 20 years of successful corporate, private and non-profit management experience. His path to the dental and DSO world was almost by accident. In 2010, after serving as the CEO of a Utah non-profit for almost 6 years and supervising its financial turn around Steve returned to his home state of Nevada and settled in Reno. Through a mutual acquaintance he connected with 2 pediatric dentists who were looking for additional administrative support in their large single location practice. In 2012, after 18 months of learning the ins and outs of pediatric dentistry, Steve formed Bluetree Dental and Bluetree Practice Services with the two pediatric dentists and two local orthodontists. The partnership has grown from the four founding doctors and himself to supporting over 30 providers, over 250 team members, and over 20 practice locations in 4 states. In addition, Steve founded Carefree Professional Practice Resources where he and a partner provide DSO consulting, tax, and valuation services.
Steve graduated from Utah State University – Jon Huntsman School of Business with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, and a Master’s in Business Administration and Management.
- Current Board Member - Reno Tahoe Junior Cycling
- Past Board Member - Northern Nevada Children’s Cancer Foundation
- Past Board Member – Bear River Heritage Area
- Past Board Member - Cache Valley Tourism Council
Steve enjoys road and mountain biking, running, traveling with his family, and reading in his spare time. Steve has been married to his wife Joann for over 20 years, they have four children, and two grandsons.
Bluetree Dental Background
Established in late 2012 by Dr. Lance Bruntz, Dr. Brent Corbridge, Dr. Luz Molina, Dr. J. Wilkerson, and Steve DeLong, Bluetree has grown in just six years from two pediatric and orthodontic locations in Reno, NV to over 20 locations in four states. Bluetree is a multi-branded and multi-specialty model supporting over 30 general, pediatric, oral surgery, orthodontic, and endodontic providers. The current number of team members is over 250 with 30 team members in its practice support center. Bluetree continues to grow conservatively through denovo and acquisitions and currently does not have a private equity partner of any kind. Bluetree encourages provider ownership and currently has 16 doctor owners, many of which participate in its governance through its board and committee structure.