Dr. Howerton received a DDS degree from West Virginia University School of Dentistry in 1985. He completed a certificate of Endodontics from the University Of North Carolina School Of Dentistry in 1987 and practiced surgical and nonsurgical endodontics in Asheville, North Carolina. In 1999, he entered the UNC Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology graduate program and completed a Master of Science in 2001. In addition to becoming an Oral and Maxillofacial Radiologist, he became proficient in Web development and discovered novel forms of content delivery using authoring software. While serving on the faculty at The UNC School of Dentistry, he presented novel forms of content to faculty, staff and students, and aided in Web development. As of December 2003, Dr. Howerton became a Diplomate of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. He has published numerous articles regarding CBCT in dentistry. Dr. Howerton has been a featured speaker for the Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Florida and also for the KaVo Kerr 3D Imaging Congress over the last 8 years. Dr. Howerton has been a two-term board member of the IAC (Inter-Societal Accreditation Commission) for Dental CT. He also speaks throughout North Carolina as well as large venues throughout the United States. Dr. Howerton has been in private OMR practice in Raleigh, NC since 2004 and has overseen 3D Imaging satellite facilities throughout North Carolina.
Candy B. Ross graduated from University of Rhode Island with a BS in Dental Hygiene. She first worked Forsyth Dental Research Center in Boston, MA, and Monsanto Company in St Louis, MO conducting various dental research trials.
She then worked with Teledyne Water Pik as Director of Clinical Research and Professional Relations. Her responsibilities varied from managing clinical trials with an esteemed dental advisory team, organizing Key Opinion Leaders Summits and speaking at various dental organizations herself. She was also liaison to dental professional organizations including the ADA, AAP, AAE, ADEA, AAO, and AAOMR.
She moved on to work with Danaher Corporation (including such brand names as DEXIS, iCAT, Gendex, Instrumentarium, KaVo, Pelton & Crane, Kerr, Ormco and Sybron) which is where she met Dr Bruce Howerton. As Director of Industry and Professional Relations she was responsible for all Imaging Key Opinion Leaders (Dr Howerton being one of those KOL’s) and their activities, including speaking at multiple organizations, advisory interactions within the various companies and participating in product development workshops.
Candy has been a member of many dental advisory boards including ADA Foundation, ADEA Corporate Council, Team Smile, GKAS and OHA and has been recognized within those organizations and others including GKAS Corporate Volunteer Award, Sigma Phi Alpha-Dental Hygiene Honor Society, Haskell Pitluck Award - American Board of Forensic Odontology, Presidential Citation-ADEA and Top 25 Women in Dentistry in 2010.
When not working, Candy and her husband Dean, enjoy playing golf, entertaining and serving at their Church as well as volunteering at dental charity events.
Dean has a BBA in Marketing from Georgia State University. He has over 30 years in the dental and pharmaceutical industry working with companies such as Unitek, Bristol-Meyers Squidd, Bayer, and Cephalon both in sales and sales management roles.
He has received multiple awards for outstanding achievements in sales and leadership.
In 1995, Dean and his business partner developed a new company for both the dental and pharmaceutical industries, offering contract sales teams. The company, NeoTech, was highly successful by meeting a need for many dental and pharmaceutical companies that chose to supplement their existing sales teams or call on doctors/dentists in a niche market.
Dean is a fantastic chef and an avid golfer. He loves spending time with his wife Candy on and off the golf course, as well as their 4-legged children, 2 standard poodles. Dean and Candy also love spending their free time-serving at their church, Church of the Apostles, and volunteering for dental charities such as ADA’s Give Kids A Smile, Mission of Mercy, and Team Smile.
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