Welcome, Industry VIPs!

Elijah Desmond

Elijah Desmond began his career at age 15 as a motivational speaker to kids. He went on to graduate from The Ohio State University as a "Guygienist" and moved to Honolulu, Hawaii where he started his first of seven dental businesses. Elijah now resides in South Florida with his wife and 3 year old daughter. He is adamant that a fun atmosphere is essential to learning. You may best know him from his Facebook group Trapped in an OP which now has over 12,000 dental professionals or for his business, Smiles at Sea, international dental conferences on cruise ships. His cruises focus on two things: FUN and Education. Join him and travel the world 1 CE at a time!

Contact Elijah:

Elijah Desmond, Owner & CEO
Smiles at Sea
(808) 348-6024


Empowering women in dentistry

Anne Duffy

Anne Duffy is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a major in Dental Hygiene and minor in Education. She continues to practice dental hygiene one day a week and is the chair of the Dental Hygiene Board at CPCC. After taking 6 state boards, Anne joined Oxyfresh in 1995, to market a dental line and build a team of leaders. She quickly went to the top of the company and continued building the customer base for 20 years. In 1998, Anne helped launch Dental Entrepreneur magazine at the ADA Conference in San Francisco. She took over as editor and publisher in 2002. Dental Entrepreneur: Business Beyond the Classroom goes to every dental school in the country and to young dentists practicing ten years or less, both print and digitally at dentalentreprneur.com.

Anne is a little bit “Erin Brockovich” and launched Dental entrepreneur Woman magazine, DeW.Life in 2017 to inspire, highlight and empower all women in dentistry. DeW Life is a Movement!

Anne’s philanthropic interests are Best Buddies, America’s Tooth Fairy, and Living Your Strengths.

Contact Anne today about being published in Dental Entrepreneur or Dental Entrepreneur Woman!

Contact Anne:

Anne Duffy
Dental Entrepreneur
Cell: (704) 953-0261
Office: (704) 846-7665


Arlene Furlong

Arlene Furlong is a Chicago-based journalist specializing in practice and research news for dental and medical professionals. She aims to support those strengthening the provider/patient relationship by writing all manner of healthcare communications and assisting related partnerships.

Her coverage of dentistry is facilitated by 20 years on award-winning publications for the American Dental Association, strategic communications and education for organizations such as the Academy of Osseointegration, and features for industry publishers, including AEGIS Communications.

Contact Arlene:

Arlene Furlong, Journalist
Chicago, IL

(773) 728-7403
(773) 636-7541 (cell)

Patrick McGowan

Patrick is the Founder of Punch’n™, The Video Presence Company. He works with consultants, coaches, speakers, and professionals of all types who want to punch up their video engagements & maximize their impact over video.

With over 25 years of experience in sales, marketing, business development, & innovation – combined with a keen eye for what works & doesn’t work on camera – he shows people how leveling up their video presence can lead to increased engagement & connection with their prospects, clients, teams, & audience.

After working with him, people report having more confidence, more engagement, more energy, and more impact over video.

His book, The Punch’n Approach™, is scheduled to be released mid-2021.

Contact Patrick:

Patrick McGowan


Ashley Newman

Ashley Newman, Smile Source’s Vice President of Marketing and Events, focused on helping private practice dentists understand how to market their practices more effectively.

Mrs. Newman is a dedicated leader with over 20 years of experience and achievements in advertising and marketing. As a graduate of the University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications with a degree in Advertising, she utilizes her knowledge to gain a deep understanding of the market by analyzing demographics and key motivators. Her innate curiosity and keen attention to detail have led her to find a true niche in healthcare marketing.

Originally from Florida, Mrs. Newman now lives in Kingwood, Texas with her husband and three children.

Contact Ashley:

Ashley Newman
Vice President of Marketing & Events
Smile Source                   

(813) 787-9269


Thank you, DSI Photographer!

Jeff Emerson

Be you. Celebrate you.

Whether it be branding, lifestyle, portraits or event photography, Jeff welcomes the opportunity to learn more about your needs and how he can best help you meet them.

During your photo session, you can count on Jeff’s sense of humor to help you relax and have fun. That’s when the magic happens.

Visit his online gallery for examples of Jeff’s work and to get an idea of what you can expect from your photo session. If Jeff’s work speaks to you, reach out for a conversation.

Contact Jeff:

 E3 Raw Photo
(480) 993-7557