Based in Dallas, MyLabsDirect is Processing Rodeo’s Tests Locally for Fast, Accurate Results to Keep Patients & Staff Safe


Fort Worth, TX: Today, Rodeo Dental & Orthodontics, a locally-based company with 25 locations across Texas, announced an alliance with MyLabsDirect as part of their larger-scale effort to keep patients & staff safe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“When we started Rodeo in 2008, we identified our top core value as ‘Patient Safety is Paramount,'” says Rodeo Founder & Dentist Dr. Saam Zarrabi D.D.S.. “We’ve held steadfast to that commitment, and our alliance with MyLabsDirect is a crucial piece of our ongoing COVID-19 strategy, which allows us to continue serving our patients while maintaining the highest standard of safety for our patients and our staff.”

Rodeo has adopted a rigorous 5-part strategy to operate safely: education and awareness, patient screening process, advanced cleaning/sterilization protocols, enhanced PPE equipment and mandatory COVID-19 testing for all staff.

MyLabsDirect is a key part of the detection strategy put in place at Rodeo. Its been scientifically proven that frequent testing and isolation is a great strategy for minimizing the spread of the virus in our communities. Rodeo wanted to be part of that solution by creating a pathway to where team members can be tested frequently, isolate out asymptomatic silent carriers, and utilize all the proper safety measures with universal precautions in dentistry, putting Rodeo Dental as best-in-class in their COVID-19 response protocols. It starts with thorough daily screenings for both employees and patients. Additionally, Rodeo has ordered regularly scheduled and on-demand or as-needed testing for all staff, in conjunction with MyLabsDirect.

“Working with the MyLabsDirect team has been so smooth,” says Dr. Zarrabi. “We vetted several companies and found that many are really brokers that simply ship tests to another lab. We wanted quick, accurate results from a trusted team at a local lab. That’s just what we get with MyLabsDirect. We are so grateful to work with a testing team that holds to the same standard of excellence that we do.”

All Rodeo Dental & Orthodontics are currently accepting appointments for any and all dental care needs. Patients can call their local office to schedule or visit the Rodeo Dental website to set up a new patient appointment.

About Rodeo Dental: Rodeo Dental & Orthodontics is one of the fastest-growing, multi-specialty dental groups in the country. Born in the Fort Worth Stockyards, the company’s team of over 100 award-winning doctors provide a full range of general dentistry, orthodontics, endodontics, oral surgery, and board-certified pediatric dental services in 25 Rodeo locations throughout the state of Texas. Rodeo fuels its brand reputation by providing a high-end Patient Experience. Rodeo has the largest production stages in the healthcare industry, with themed lobbies, upscale audio/visual equipment, and colorful window graphics that set the mood and experience backdrop. Additional color, music, fashion, and team vibe are mixed in to create an interactive pop art experience that sparks emotion and fuels one-of-a-kind interactions that patients share and remember. Patients are fanatical about the Rodeo brand and have submitted over 50,000 5-Star Google & Facebook reviews. The dentists and the company have won numerous awards including Best Place to Work in Fort Worth for two years in a row.

About MyLabsDirect: MyLabsDirect operates a CLIA certified and accredited lab, Concepta Labs, in Dallas, TX. Along with a variety of standard lab test options, they are supporting businesses and individuals with rapid COVID-19 testing and results in both Dallas and Rockwall, Texas.