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Welcome to DentalBlogs, a site dedicated to bringing dentists news and information on the latest products, procedures, and business tips. Every day, we post new articles, podcasts, or videos from some of the greatest minds in dentistry – for free! Sign up for email alerts or an RSS feed so that you can stay tuned in all the time.

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Our Regular Contributors Include:

Larry Emmott, DDS

www.emmottontechnology.com

Dr. Larry Emmott is one of the most entertaining speakers in dentistry, and he is considered the leading dental high-tech authority in the country. He is a practicing general dentist in Phoenix, AZ and has addressed hundreds of professional groups across the country. Dr. Emmott has been a featured, keynote speaker at every ADA Technology Day. In addition, he is the high-tech columnist for Dental Products Report and has written many articles published in national magazines on technology, computers, and management. Dr. Emmott offers our readers tips on the latest dental gadgets and technology, as well as guidance about how to run a truly paperless dental office. See Dr. Emmott’s interview here.

John C. Cranham, DDS

www.cranhamseminars.com

Dr. Cranham runs a private practice in Chesapeake, Virginia, focusing on cosmetic, restorative and implant services. An honors graduate of the Medical College of Virginia in 1988, Dr. Cranham maintains a strong relationship with his alma mata, as an Associate Clinical Professor. Dr. Cranham is an internationally recognized speaker on the Esthetic Principles of Smile Design, Contemporary Occlusal Concepts, Treatment Planning, Restoration Selection, Digital Photography, Laboratory Communication, and Happiness and Fulfillment in Dentistry.

He is a Partner and Director of Education for The Dawson Academy bases in St. Petersburg, Florida. Additionally Dr. Cranham founded Cranham Dental Seminars which provides a combination of lecture and mobile hands-on programs. As an active educator, he has provided over 650 days of continuing education for dental professionals throughout the world.

Dr. Cranham is an active member of numerous professional organizations including the American Dental Association, The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, The American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, and The American Equilibration Society. A published author, Dr Cranham is the Co-chair of Advanstar CE Advisory board, who publish Dental Products Report. He maintains a strong commitment to providing the highest quality of dental care, along with developing sound educational programs that exceed the needs of today’s dental professional. Dr. Cranham can be reached at www.dawsoncenter.com. www.cranhamdentalseminars.com or at smildoc@aol.com. See Dr. Cranham’s interview here.

Linda Miles, CSP, CMC

www.dentalmanagementU.com

www.speakingconsultingnetwork.com

Linda Miles, CSP, CMC of Virginia Beach, VA, is an internationally recognized consultant, speaker, and author on dental practice and staff development. Linda is a successful business woman who not only founded LLM&A, a leading INC 500 dental management consulting firm in 1978, but also founded the Speaking Consulting Network in 1997. Linda is known as the speaker who instinctively understands and loves to share the business side of practicing dentistry to dentists, teams, and other consultants. She has spoken in all 50 states and on four continents and is the author of three books and dozens of DVDs and CDs. Her most recent honor in 2006 was being one of 24 recipients in 93 years to win the Distinguished Service Award at the Hinman Dental Meeting. Linda has been listed as one of the Top Clinicians and Consultants in dentistry since the listing’s inception in Dentistry Today. See Linda Miles’ interview here.

Rhonda Savage, DDS

www.dentalmanagementU.com

Dr. Rhonda Savage began her career in dentistry as a dental assistant in 1976.  After four years of chair-side assisting, she took over front office duties for the next two years.

Dr. Savage graduated with a BS in Biology, Cum Laude, Seattle University 1985; she then attended the University of Washington School of Dentistry, graduating in 1989 with numerous honors.  She was active duty as a dental officer in the US Navy during Desert Shield/Desert Storm and was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal, the National Defense Medal, and an Expert Pistol Medal.  

Dr. Savage has been in private practice for 16 years, has authored many published peer-reviewed articles, and has lectured internationally. She is active in organized dentistry and is a past president of the Washington State Dental Association. She is an affiliate faculty member of the University of Washington School of Dentistry. In addition, she is a fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the American College of Dentistry, and the International College of Dentists.

Rhonda Savage, DDS, is the CEO for Linda L Miles and Associates, an internationally known practice management and consulting business. She is a member of the National Speakers Association and the Institute of Management Consultants. Dr. Savage is a noted speaker for her lectures on practice management, esthetic dentistry, women’s health issues, periodontal disease, communication and marketing, and zoo dentistry. Dr. Savage’s interview will premier inFebruary, 2009.

 Keith Drayer, Vice President, Henry Schein Financial Services

www.henryschein.com

Keith D. Drayer, Vice President, is responsible for Henry Schein Financial Services and Henry Schein Professional Practice Transitions. Henry Schein, Inc. is a Fortune 500® Company and the largest provider healthcare products and services to office-based practitioners in the combined North American and European markets. Keith received an M.B.A. from Binghamton University.

Henry Schein Financial Services’ mission is to help healthcare practitioners overcome the financial challenges of healthcare today and operate successful practices. In 2007, Henry Schein Financial Services arranged hundreds of millions of dollars in healthcare practitioner practice start-up, practice acquisition and equipment financing transactions.

Keith is an active leader in professional dentistry. He participates in the Dental Trade Alliance and a board member of the Dr. Edward B. Shils Entrepreneurial Education Fund. He is also a member of the Alpha Omega corporate roundtable and works with the National Dental Association and Hispanic Dental Association on matters of dental diversity and practice ownership.

Keith has spoken with college dental students and residents on associateships, financing practice start-ups and acquisitions. Additionally, Keith has spoken with veteran healthcare providers looking to transition out of their practices. He has written articles for Dental Equipment and Materials, Dental Economics, New Dentist, Mouth Magazine, Dental Entrepreneur, Journal of Women Dentists, Tooth Magazine as well as various medical journals. See Keith Drayer’s interview here.

Thomas K. Hedge, DDS

www.dentalhealthcenter.com

A technology and cosmetic dentistry guru, Dr. Tom Hedge was chosen as Cincinnati’s Extreme Makeover dentist. He established the Dental Health Center in 1988 and has continued to practice dentistry there today. Dr. Hedge is a graduate of the Pankey and Las Vegas Institutes. His expertise is frequently published in newsletters and magazines, which have included Dental Economics, Dentistry Today, The Profitable Dentist, Dental Products Report, Contemporary Esthetics, and Dentaltown Magazine. Dr. Hedge is nationally recognized for his use of innovative dental technology. He teaches Digital Dentistry online and in seminars across the nation. Dr. Hedge lends our readers videos and podcasts with up-to-the-minute information from seminars and conferences around the country.

Tim Healy, TNT Dental, Owner

www.tntdental.com

Tim Healy partnered with Tim Kelley in 2000 to help dentists step into the Internet age. TNT Dental provides custom website development, hosting, support, and search engine optimization. Through the years, marketing on the Web has evolved dramatically. Healy keeps his finger on the pulse of SEO strategies and other growth opportunities as they relate to dental marketing so that TNT clients can stay at the top of their game.

Tim also lectures to dentists around the country about website development, search engine optimization, and growth strategies for dental practice websites. In addition, he is involved in research, development, and contributions for dental blogs, based on his professional dental experiences.

Tim Kelley, TNT Dental, Owner

www.tntdental.com

In 2002, Tim Kelley established TNT Dental with partner, Tim Healy. Tim Kelley began his career at Eastman Kodak, then turned his interest towards the dental industry. Since 1985, Tim has built a national reputation as a lecturer and expert on the introduction of new products and techniques into dental practices. Having worked with more than 3000 practices, he has gained invaluable insights into the inner workings of dental offices across North America. This is the foundation on which TNT’s proprietary website development and implementation protocol is built.

Tim lectures across the country, educating and informing dentists on how to leverage the Internet for contemporary dental practice marketing. He works with DentalBlogs, as well, sharing his expertise in the area of dental marketing and website implementation for research, development, and blog contributions.

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