Townie Influencers

Dentaltown Magazine

Townies constituted more than two-thirds of the 2018 Most Influential Dentists in America list released by Kleer, which measured social media footprint, positive patient ratings, overall media presence, and leadership and philanthropic efforts. The list, which was released in early May, named three “influencers” from each state, and six each from California and Texas.

Of the list of 156 dentists, 104 were members of Dentaltown, including Dentaltown founder Dr. Howard Farran—the only dentist on the list to score a perfect 100 percent—as well as the subject of this month’s Office Visit (p. 60), Dr. Peter Drews of Lewiston, Maine.

The full list of Townie influencers is organized alphabetically, by state and by last name. 

  • Alabama: Dr. Dale Entrekin, Montgomery; Dr. Alex White, Smile Center, Mobile.
  • Alaska: Dr. Jonathan McNeil, Mint Dental, Anchorage; Dr. Ghazal Ringler, Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center, Anchorage.
  • Arizona: Dr. Howard Farran, Today’s Dental, Phoenix; Dr. Elizabeth Fleming, Desert Ridge Smiles, Phoenix; Dr. Aaron Jeziorski, Arizona Biltmore Dentistry, Phoenix. 
  • Arkansas: Dr. Michael McQueen, Ventura Dental, Rogers; Dr. Tina Nichols, Arkansas Family Dental, Little Rock.
  • California: Dr. Mark Burhenne, Ask the Dentist, Sunnyvale; Dr. Sheila Dobee, Fremont; Dr. Jay Grossman, Concierge Dentistry, Brentwood; Dr. Steve S. Kim, Torrance; Dr. Gary Sigafoos, Del Mar Family Dentistry, Solana Beach.  
  • Colorado: Dr. Timothy Boeyink, Littleton; Dr. Paul Corcoran, Elevated Dental, Vail; Dr. John Montoya, Boulder Dental Designs, Boulder.
  • Connecticut: Dr. David Edelson, Plainville Dental Group, Plainville.
  • Delaware: Dr. Michael T. Rosen, Wilmington; Dr. John Wasniewski, Newark.
  • Florida: Dr. Greg Prior, Prior Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, Clearwater; Dr. Craig Spodak, Spodak Dental Group, Delray Beach; Dr. Paul Uliasz, Lee Dental Care, Fort Myers.
  • Georgia: Dr. Peter Boulden, Atlanta Dental Spa, Atlanta.
  • Hawaii: Dr. Declan Devereux, Ala Moana Dental Care, Honolulu.
  • Idaho: Dr. Tom Anderson, Premier Dental Care, Idaho Falls; Dr. James Drake, Park West Dental Care, Idaho Falls.
  • Illinois: Dr. Samuel Weisz, Libertyville Dental Associates, Libertyville.
  • Indiana: Dr. Jerrold Goldsmith, Indianapolis.
  • Kansas: Dr. Joseph R. Gatti, Lawrence; Dr. Alison Jones, Alison Jones Family Dentistry, Overland Park; Dr. Grant Ritchey Jr., Tonganoxie.
  • Kentucky: Dr. Bogdan Graboviy, Parkside Family Dental, Louisville. 
  • Louisiana: Dr. Tim Chauvin, Tim Chauvin DDS & Associates, Lafayette; Dr. Clay Couvillon, Sullivan Dental Center, St. Francisville; Dr. Michael Juban, Juban Dental Care, Baton Rouge.
  • Maine: Dr. Travis Buxton, Maine Family Dental, Bangor; Dr. Peter Drews, Drews Dental Services; Lewiston.
  • Maryland: Dr. Casey Crafton, Crafton Dental, Columbia; Dr. Hazel Glasper, Revive Dental, Marriottsville; Dr. Todd E. Patton, Patton Smiles, Annapolis.
  • Massachusetts: Dr. Paul Feuerstein, Billerica Dental Associates, Billerica.
  • Michigan: Dr. Ban R. Barbat, Shelby Township; Dr. Laura J. Dyras, Dyras Dental, Lansing; Dr. Kristina Palmer, Lansing.
  • Minnesota: Dr. Michael Perpich, Richfield Dentistry, Richfield.
  • Mississippi: Dr. Kalil Abide, Harmony Dental Care, Jackson; Dr. Jonathan Germany, Germany Dental, Brandon; Dr. Wendy Hawkins-Lewis, The Winning Smile Dental Group, Brandon.
  • Missouri: Dr. John Flucke, Flucke & Associates Dentistry, Lee’s Summit; Dr. Dan Sindelar, St. Louis.
  • Montana: Dr. Kevin Brewer, Brewer Dental Center, Billings; Dr. William R. Moos, Moos Family Dental, Bozeman.
  • Nebraska: Dr. Dean DeWispelare, 3D Dental, Omaha.
  • Nevada: Dr. Ghassan Khalaf, Aura Dental, Las Vegas; Dr. James P. Smerdon, The Dentists’ Office, Fallon.
  • New Hampshire: Dr. Joshua Howard, JD Howard Dental, Dover; Dr. Rochelle Lindner, Lindner Dental, Bedford; Dr. Dimitris Zourdos, Dental by Design, Newington.
  • New Jersey: Dr. Marty Jablow, Green Street Dental Group, Woodbridge.
  • New Mexico: Dr. Marko Farion (now practicing in Troy, Michigan); Dr. Chelsea Gonzales, Academy Dental Care, Albuquerque; Dr. Mathew Petersen, Las Cruces Dental Solutions, Las Cruces. 
  • New York: Dr. Cary Ganz, The Dental Spa, Garden City.
  • North Carolina: Dr. Charles Payet, Smiles by Payet, Charlotte; Dr. Rebecca Schmorr, Six Forks Smiles, Raleigh.
  • North Dakota: Dr. Bradley King, Prairie Rose Family Dentists, Bismarck; Dr. Stephanie Ness, Ness Family Dentistry, Minot.
  • Ohio: Dr. Jerry Cheung, Bright Smile Dental, Toledo; Dr. J. Eric Hires, Hires Dental Care, Toledo; Dr. William Thompson, Grandview Dental Care, Toledo. 
  • Oklahoma: Dr. Larry F. James, Tulsa; Dr. John Phillips, 29th Street Dental Care, Chickasha.
  • Oregon: Dr. Christina Blatchford, Family and General Dentistry, Milwaukie; Dr. Carson Kutsch, Kutsch Dentistry, Albany; Dr. James B. Nelson, Advanced Smile Design, McMinnville.
  • Pennsylvania: Dr. Paul Goodman, Philadelphia; Dr. Brian Wilk, High Point Dental Medicine, Chalfont.
  • Rhode Island: Dr. Bruce Gouin, Arrowhead Dental Associates, Charleston; Dr. David Ward, Woonsocket.
  • South Carolina: Dr. Ray Hilton, Hilton Dental, Charleston.
  • South Dakota: Dr. Michael Franklin, Falls Dental Centre, Sioux Falls; Dr. William Schultz, Great Plains Dental, Sioux Falls.
  • Tennessee: Dr. Jacob Bourget, Hendersonville; Dr. John Murfree, Mufree Dental, Murfreesboro; Dr. David Roach, Roach Family Dentistry & Associates, Nashville.
  • Texas: Dr. Darren K. Dickson, My Dentist in Plano; Dr. Larry Dougherty, Rolling Oaks Dental, San Antonio; Dr. Ricardo Ochinang, Twin Mountain Dentistry, San Angelo.
  • Utah: Dr. Adrian Huang, Ninth East Dental, Provo; Dr. Tyler Williams, Pinecrest Dental, Murray.
  • Vermont: Dr. Jeffrey Berkowitz, Timberlane Dental Group, four locations; Dr. Adam DeSanctis, Willard Street Family Dental, Burlington.
  • Virginia: Dr. Timothy K. Johnston, Norge Dental Center, Williamsburg; Dr. Lawrence Leibowitz, Leibowitz Dentistry, Virginia Beach; Dr. Jason Lipscomb, Fredericksburg and Richmond.
  • Washington: Dr. Rhonda Savage, Uptown Dental & Wellness Center, Gig Harbor.
  • West Virginia: Dr. Kenneth L. Banks, Smile Designs of the Shenandoah Valley, Inwood; Dr. Sami Ghareeb, Ghareeb Dental Group, Poca; Dr. John Maroulis, Comfort Dental, Fairmont.
  • Wisconsin: Dr. Michael Costello, Confidental, Milwaukee; Dr. Patrick Donovan, Associated Dentists, Madison; Dr. Timothy Tishler, Ludwigsen & Tishler, Sister Bay.
  • Wyoming: Dr. Merrill Bassett, Granite Springs Dentistry, Cheyenne.

Kleer is a cloud-based platform designed to allow dentists to offer their patients membership plans. To see all winners of the list, visit


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