North MS Oral Case Study
With three locations, North Mississippi Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates (NMOMSA) offers
full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from dental implant surgery and
wisdom tooth removal to corrective jaw surgery. The practice also offers techniques to rebuild bone
structure with minimal surgical intervention, and can diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries,
NMOMSA has been a leading provider of maxillofacial care in north Mississippi for a half century.
The practice was founded in Tupelo in 1972 and has added locations in Corinth (1994) and Southaven
(2004). According to Administrator, Karen Costello, the practice had for years been using a local IT
consultant to handle their needs. However, he had a full-time job with a local hospital and was only
available to help by phone or text during the day – or in-person after office hours or on weekends.
As NMOMSA continued to grow, problems with the practice’s imaging software, Carestream, became
more frequent. With their IT consultant unavailable during business hours, it was up to Karen to solve
the problems. She was spending most of her day on-hold waiting for Carestream tech support to pick
up the phone instead of managing the practice. It was time to switch to a full-time, full-service IT firm
capable of meeting NMOMSA’s growing needs, including working with Carestream support when
As luck would have it…one fateful day earlier this year, Karen did something unusual. She answered
a cold call. On the other line…Dakota Gooden, Senior Business Consultant for The Solutions Team.
Founded in 2007 in Jackson, Miss., The Solutions Team (TST) is a national managed services provider
of IT support serving clients in 40 states in the healthcare, dental, legal and construction fields.
They say timing is everything – and Dakota’s conversation with Karen was just what the
doctor ordered. She selected TST to provide IT services and support – and has not looked back.
Given TST’s national client portfolio, track record for top-notch remote IT service and support
and innovative ‘performance based’ billing model – proven to help clients minimize performance
interruptions and increase productivity, while managing their budgets and reducing costs more
effectively – Karen’s only regret was not doing it sooner.
“I get cold calls daily – and never pick up the phone. The fact that Dakota called on the very day
I was at my breaking point – and I actually answered – almost makes me feel as though the Good
Lord had a hand in this. It was just meant to be. We’ve been with The Solutions Team for about six
months – and they do a fantastic job helping us any time we need them. No more waiting on hold
for hours. We should have done this years ago. It would have saved me so much time and stress.
Just knowing they will be able to help us for the long-haul – as we keep growing with multiple
office locations – really gives me peace.”
– Karen Costello, Practice Administrator
North MS Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates, PA