Dr Teresa Dolan has joined digital dental care company Overjet as chief dental officer.
Previously, she served as clinical officer at dental products and technologies manufacturer Dentsply Sirona, for more than eight years.
With more than 35 years of experience in dentistry and clinical education, Dr Dolan’s expertise spans clinical dental practice and research.
She joined Dentsply Sirona after a distinguished academic career serving as professor and dean of the University of Florida College of Dentistry from 2003 until 2013.
She has been recognised for her contributions to dental public health, geriatric dentistry, and diversity and women in dentistry.
Dr Dolan also currently serves as President-elect of the Santa Fe Group, the action-oriented think tank dedicated to improving lives through oral health.
Wardah Inam, CEO and co-founder of Overjet said: “I have had great admiration for Dr Dolan and it’s an absolute honour to have her join Overjet.
“We are thrilled to have Dr Dolan on board to help lead Overjet’s rapid growth in dental AI with dental clinicians. We look forward to Dr. Dolan leading Overjet’s clinical team and driving strategic partnerships.”
Dr Dolan said: “AI is going to transform the future of dentistry, and Overjet is at the forefront of this transformation leading with technology that will become the new standard of care for dentistry.
“Wardah and I both share the same passion in improving oral health for all. It’s an honor to be part of Overjet’s journey and I look forward to helping lead the Overjet team in its next chapter of growth.”
Dr Dolan will be taking over from Dr Robert Faiella, who has served as the chief dental officer of Overjet for nearly two years. He will continue to serve in an advisory role to Overjet as Dr. Dolan takes over the day-to-day responsibilities.
Inam said: “We want to thank Dr. Faiella for his invaluable contributions to the Overjet team.
“During his time at Overjet, he led the charge on the company’s important clinical initiatives that have been pivotal to driving Overjet’s success and rapid growth and adoption in the dental industry.”
Dr. Dolan’s addition represents the first of several key hires as Overjet expands its leadership team to support the company’s growth velocity in operations, hiring and development of next-generation dental AI technology that advances patient care.