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Aspen Dental Management hires Dr. David Galler as Senior Vice President, Orthodontic Services

Aspen Dental Management, Inc., announced the addition of Dr. David Galler, DMD to its clinical support team. Dr. Galler will serve as Senior Vice President, Orthodontic Services rolling out Invisalign® to the 700 Aspen Dental offices across the country. Dr. Galler is an Invisalign faculty member and in the top one percent of Invisalign providers in North America, having personally treated more than 2,000 cases in the last 10 years, according to a release.

GEDC appoints Wendy Flanagan as National Vice President of Dental Assisting Practice

Great Expressions Dental Centers announced the appointment of Wendy Flanagan as National Vice President of Dental Assisting Practice, a new role at the organization. In this role, Flanagan will provide leadership and representation in training, education, support and mentorship to dental assistants across Great Expressions’ national footprint. Flanagan, a resident of Cleveland, Tennessee, joined Great Expressions in 2013 through an affiliation as the regional practice administrator and quickly earned a promotion to the Vice President of Operations. In this role, she led a team of more than 200 individuals to drive, solve, build and develop processes to improve the company’s overall business and operations strategies.

Heartland Dental names Nilesh Rajadhyax Vice President, Service Management

Heartland Dental announced the appointment of Nilesh Rajadhyax, who recently joined the nation’s largest dental support organization as Vice President, Service Management. Heartland Dental currently consists of 878 supported dental offices in 37 states. Rajadhyax brings over 12 years of experience in product development within the healthcare sector. His expertise centers on driving growth strategies in areas including, but not limited to, marketing, research, product testing and much more. Prior to joining Heartland Dental, he was most recently Vice President of Healthcare Product, Analytics and Corporate Development for TransUnion LLC in Chicago. Prior to that, he was an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company’s Chicago and Palo Alto, CA. offices. Rajadhyax holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

Senate passes Action for Dental Health bill

The Senate on Oct. 11 unanimously passed the Action for Dental Health bill, legislation aimed at improving oral health and access to oral health care, according to the American Dental Association. Action for Dental Health is the ADA’s nationwide, community-based movement aimed at ending the dental health crisis in America. With the passage of the Action for Dental Health Act, the ADA hopes the legislation will lead to:

  • Improving oral health education and dental disease prevention.
  • Reducing the use of emergency rooms for dental care.
  • Helping patients establish dental homes.
  • Reducing barriers, including language barriers and cultural barriers, to receiving care.
  • Facilitating dental care to nursing home residents.

For more information about the ADA’s Action for Dental Health initiative, visit ADA.org.