4 chief clinical officers in dentistry to know

Chief clinical officers are crucial for the support of dental professionals at companies serving the industry, including DSOs, suppliers and technology organizations.

Here are four CCOs to know in dentistry:

Jeffrey Sulitzer, DMD. SmileDirectClub (Nashville, Tenn.): Dr. Sulitzer joined the clear aligner company in January 2017. He has an extensive background leading healthcare operations at various companies, including being the director of healthcare at information technology company Cognizant Technology Solutions and the director in healthcare services for Regence BlueCross BlueShield.

Arwinder Judge, DDS. Aspen Dental (Chicago): Dr. Judge supports the clinical operations for one of the largest DSOs in the U.S., with more than 1,000 affiliate practices in 45 states. Prior to joining the DSO in 2008, he spent more than a decade launching six de novo practices in New York and Texas.

Harvey Lee, DDS. Virtual Dental Care (Irvine, Calif.): Dr. Lee is specialty trained in pediatric dentistry, previously serving as chief dental officer for the Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County program and currently leading the Little Smiles of Orange County practice in Irvine, Calif. He joined Virtual Dental Care in 2017.

Kyle Stanley, DDS. Pearl (West Hollywood, Calif.): Dr. Stanley joined the dental artificial intelligence company in May 2019. He has held a wide array of roles in the dental industry during his career, previously serving as a faculty member at the University of Southern California Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry in Los Angeles and vice president of clinical affairs for GumGum Dental, which uses artificial intelligence for dental pathology. 

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