Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Scott Dudley is an expert in sourcing talented dentists and creating profitable patient and staff-centered cultures. He is the pioneer of a unique “lean practice” management philosophy and the creator of a distinct patient financing model.

Experience Summary

  • Founder and Chief Executive Officer: 2 bricks and mortar dental brands
    • Elite Dental and Virginia Dental Center – relationship focused general dental offices.
    • 7 years - mentor to 7 general dentist, 8 hygienist, 25+ staff.
    • Grew revenue from $0 in 2009 to $6.7m in 2019, greater than 25% YOY revenue growth (CAGR), EBITDA = 20%
    • Leadership by way of inspiring. Hired over 100+ providers and staff
    • Featuring unique patient financing options, lean operational management, and marketing
  • Consultant: MACC ACADEMY
    • Dental Industry Expert: Structure, lean operations, revenue generation, valuation, and transition
  • Entrepreneur, Founder, and CEO: SmileSIM® online smile simulation company
  • Private Practice: General Dentist 2005-present
    • See professional testimonials
    • See patient testimonials
  • Dental Director: Directed Spear Study Club for 20 dentists
    • 4 years
  • Expert Witness: Multiple malpractice cases
    • 5 years
  • Education
    • DMD and M.S.Ed – University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry
    • MBA – Darden School of Business- UVA


July 2015 –Present

Elite Dental – Founder (Arlington,VA)

  • Unique startup that opened July 2015; Marketed as a High-Quality Implant & Cosmetic Dental Practice.
  • 2019 revenues = $1.9m, with 10 employees, including 4 providers. Profitability greater than 19%.
  • 4.9/5 on Google (n=161)
  • Averages ~45 new patients per month.
  • Partnered with Dental Care Alliance in 2016 at a group valuation of $6.5m
  • As Lead Dentist – Top producer in revenue and positive patient reviews group wide, for all prior years and quarters (2009 – 2019).Focus on complex, comprehensive, implant supported, and smile-makeover cases. Extensive portfolio and testimonials which in include numerous other dentists, their spouses and a staff. Voted “TOP Dentist” inNorthern Virginia Magazine2016. Voted “Best of 2016” in Arlington by the Arlington Award Program. A Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. Voted “Best Dentist in Washingtonian Magazine 2019.”

March 2009 – Present

Virginia Center for Cosmetic & General Dentistry – Founder (Arlington, VA)

  • Unique startup that opened March 2009; Marketed as a High Value General & Cosmetic Dental Practice.
  • 2019 revenues = $4.85m with 25 employees, including 10 providers. Profitability greater than 20%.
  • Average social review score 4.9/5 on Google (n=346) .
  • Averages ~180 new patients per month.
  • Partnered with Dental Care Alliance in 2016 with a group valuation of $6.5m
    • YOY revenue growth >30%

January 2016 – Present

SmileSIM – Founder/CEO (Online)

  • Startup online smile simulation product/service marketed to dentists for the purpose of improving profitability and case acceptance.
  • Founded in 2016, SmileSIM spent 18 months in development and went live in March 2017.
  • Original product, packaged as a service for dentists to help them increase the health of their patient populations by increasing case acceptance. The product/service enables dentists to virtually simulate what patients could look like, with an improved, healthier smile.Upload time is designed to take less than 1 minute. Simulations are completed in less than 1 hour. The service incorporates a financial model that enables the average patient to afford treatment.
  • Currently expanding market range.

2019 – Present

MACC ACEDEMY – Dental Consulting Founder/CEO (Nationwide)

Building Strong Relationships, Improving Systems, Growing Revenue

  • Management, Advisory, Consulting, and Coaching services for dentists and dental offices.
  • Focus: Structure, Lean Operations, Revenue, Valuation, and Transition

Associate Dentist (Various)

  • Village Family Dentistry, Fayetteville, NC - 2005 - 2006
  • Dr. Larry J. Peterson, DDS, Washington DC - 2006 – 2008
  • Dr. William Dudley, Vineland, NJ - 2008 - 2009
  • Dr. George Zacko, Reston, VA - 2008- 2009

United States Air Force – Captain and General Dentist (Pope AFB, Fayetteville, NC)

  • General dentistry for military personnel - 2004 - 2006
  • Dental exams to facilitate rapid deployment overseas
  • Leadership duties specific to the rank of Captain
  • Certified in IV and Oral Sedation
  • Veteran - Iraq War



University of Virginia, Darden School of Business (Charlottesville, VA)

  • MBA Degree, GPA = 3.22


Henry Schein Dental Business Institute (Milwaukee, WI)

  • >110 classroom hours. Curriculum: Plan, Build, Lead, Lean,
  • Certificate

Aug. 2003 – June 2004

United States Air Force – Bolling &Andrews Air Force Bases (Washington, DC)

July 2003 - August 2003

United States Air Force – Maxwell Air Force Base (Montgomery, AL)

  • Commissioned Officer Training School (COT)

May 2003

University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine (Philadelphia, PA)

  • DMD Degree; GPA =3.61
  • 100% on the North East Regional Board Licensing Examination

May 2003

University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education (Philadelphia, PA)

  • M.S.Ed degree

May 1999

Middlebury College (Middlebury, VT)

  • BA – Biology, Psychology Minor
  • Varsity Baseball (4 years), Varsity Football (4 years)


2015 - 2018

Dental Director – Spear Education, Elite Dental Group

  • Case study model
  • Leader, organizer, moderator, facilitator for 20 dentists including specialist. Monthly meetings to review complicated cases and business practices. Annual trips for workshops and seminars.
  • Developed presentations on topic such as: treatment planning, the patient experience, presenting treatment, conveying value, team leadership.

June 2015

Academy of General Dentistry Fellow (FAGD)

  • Accomplishment of only 6% of general dentists.
  • > 750 hours of post graduate continuing education

2010 - Present

Expert Professional Legal Witness Designation

  • Jamie Lee Thompson, Administrator of the Estate of Debra Lee Fogarty, deceased, v. Dr. Bertholomey, et al. 2020
  • Jones, Samantha G. vs. Ahmed, Mohamed H., D.M.D. 2020
  • Tolson v. Key - 2019
  • Salva v. Ellington DDS, et al - 2018
    • Trial
  • Gambill v. Szakaly et al.- 2017
  • Naina Panth v. Dariusosh D. Ashouripour, DDS, et al. - 2016
  • Thomas L. Spitler v. Gary V. Avakian, DDS, et al - 2015

Mentor/Civilian Resident Private Practice Advisor

  • Medical College of Virginia, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill,University of Virginia, Bolling & Andrews AFB’s andWashington Veterans Hospital Residents

January 2014

Implant Seminars with Dr. Arun Garg (San Domingo, DR)

  • Didactic continuum and live patient course
    • Mission trip to help underserved communities and learn implant placement and advanced extraction procedures.


  • Instrument Rated Private Pilot
  • Amateur Triathlete
  • Happily married and proud father of two