Scott Dudley is an entrepreneur, innovator, strategic thinker, and expert in dental operations, lean management, valuation, M&A, and value creation. He is the founder and CEO of dental brands Elite Dental (Elite) and Virginia Dental Center (VDC), an online smile simulation company, SmileSIM, and consulting company, MACC Academy. What makes Scott different is his unique ability to lead, inspire, and teach people to achieve that ‘one-degree difference’ that differentiates people, organizations, and success.
The companies that he is has built and the people who he has inspired, are testament to the value Scott brings to an organization.
Scott's business development skills and value creation are complimented by his ability to recruit and retain top tiered dentists, executives and management personnel. Since inception, both Elite and VDC brands have focused on delivering high quality cosmetic, implant, and general dentistry to everyday people via innovative in-house patient financing solutions. Year over year growth has exceeded 30% for nearly a decade.
Scott is experienced preparing offices for PE sale and transition. He consults and advises group offices, DSO's, and private practice clients through his consulting firm MACC Academy.
Scott is the founder and CEO of SmileSIM, a service that enables dentists to boost revenue by showing patients what they could look like with an improved smile by means of simulation. As a practitioner, Scott is proud to be the dentist for many other dentists and specialists, their staff, and their families. He serves as a mentor to numerous dental programs and residencies, including the United States Air Force, Veterans Agency, UNC Chapel Hill, and DC Advanced Education in General Dentistry programs. Finally, Scott continues to serve as an expert witness in dental litigation cases.
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I attended Middlebury College, and then University of Pennsylvania Graduate, School of Dental Medicine. From there, I went on to complete a residency (AEGD) in the Air Force at Bolling & Andrews Air Force Bases, and earned a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) – an accomplishment of 7% of general dentists.
In 2016, I received my certification from Henry Schein Dental Business Institute, where I expanded upon my planning, building, leading, and lean management principles. I am currently slated to receive my MBA from the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business in 2019.
My entrepreneurial passion has allowed me to grow several business ventures such as:
- SmileSIM (Founder/CEO)
- Virginia Center for Cosmetic & General Dentistry (Founder/COO)
- Elite Dental (Founder/COO/Lead Dentist)
- Elite Dental Group (Founder/CEO)
My journey has allowed me to develop strong relationships with those I work with, and afforded me to create opportunities that have lasting positive impacts. I am passionate about learning, and enjoy seeing others learn and develop. I firmly believe that excellent dentistry is based on exceptional doctors and staff, and unique customer service.