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TranscenDental is bringing dentistry, orthodontics and improved health to every child and young adult in need.

  • Stage Concept Only
  • Industry Healthcare Services
  • Location Seattle, WA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded April 2011
  • Employees 6
  • Website

Company Summary

TranscenDental is a privately owned Dental Practice Management Company. Our clinics are paperless, highly efficient general/ortho hybrid offices capable of being profitable even at the lowest reimbursement rates. We provide general and orthodontic dental care to children and young adults in need. Last year 17mil fully insured children were unable to find emergency dental care which resulted in severe health challenges and even death.


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    Arjen E. M. De Neve
    Chief Financial Officer

    Arjen earned his LL.M from Ghent University (Belgium) where he focused primarily on business, corporate and tax law He added corporate finance in a postgraduate. His acquired accounting and IT skills make him a unique lawyer. Arjen worked on numerous cases of private placement, mergers, acquisitions and IPO's at corporate finance firm VD&P (Gent). He went into international corporate services at Freemont Group in Cyprus as department manager.

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    Jeff Leipham
    Head of Corporate Operations

    Mr. Leipham's ideas and concepts for TranscenDental were developed on strategies he created and proved while he was involved in developing capital equipment leasing programs for chain optometric clinics: Lenscrafters, Pearle Vision, Costco, ShopKo and Wal-Mart. Armed with this valuable experience, Jeff went on to pioneer telemedicine projects in the US, Canada, and Mexico, using digital imaging to document and screen for eye disease. While focusi

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    Dr Jacob Anthony Kerst
    Head of Clinic Operations

    In Dr. Kerst's multiclinic model he developed and expanded hygiene and assisting programs which maximized efficiency and production. Dr Kerst has 17 years experience developing and operating multiple clinics in a variety of patient markets and was named in Seattle Magazine as one of Seattle’s top 10 Dentists. He has owned private practices producing over $2mil each, annually. Dr. Kerst has employed, trained and managed tens of associates and de

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    Edie Higby
    Community Relations Executive

    Edie has served as trainer and lead Community Relations Specialist (CRS) for Kool Smiles, a well-known Dental chain, providing services for Medicaid families and primarily serving underprivileged children. She developed and promoted the idea of the “Tooth Fairy” as a fun and interactive way to relate to children about their smiles. She has taught life skills classes about the importance of oral & dental hygiene in many communities. She has a pro

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    Dr. Larry Heggerness
    Dental Director

    40+ years of dental experience. Dental Director for Denticare Dental Plans, the 2nd largest capitation program in the country, with operations in California, Washington, Oregon, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Virginia, and Illinois. He has started, developed and sold countless dental practices. He is active in many aspects of dentistry, including mentorship programs and insurance billing.

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    Dr. Gerry Phipps
    Orthodonic Director

    35 years of dental practice experience, specializing in affordable solutions for underserved markets. Married 38 years. Trustee Washington Dental Service (largest dental insurance company in WA State) current. Trustee WDS Foundation, current. WDS Board of Directors, current. Senior Clinic Advisor Opal Orthodontics (cost effective efficient orthodontic product company)current. Editor of Washington State Dental Association 2003-2009.

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    Dr. Dale Ruemping
    Advisory Board Chairman

    40 years of pediatric practice experience. Dr. Ruemping is a true pioneer and innovator in pediatric dentistry. He is widely known as an efficiency expert in dental practice design and procedures. Dr. Ruemping established the first ever Pediatric Dentistry specialty in the Air Force as well as established the first ever “Open Bay Treatment Concept” for the efficient treatment and management of Pediatric dental patients. . He established the A

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    Annie Miller
    Real estate and dental practice advisor

    Real estate and dental practice expert. Annie has had extensive clinical training in both the medical and dental fields. She was, at one time, a Clinical Research Associate with Upjohn Pharmaceuticals. Over the years Annie has been responsible for the development of more than 6000 healthcare practices covering a broad range of specializations. She has supervised and/or acted as general contractor for 52 healthcare facilities, many of them here i

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    Dr. Greg Vaughn
    Orthodontic Advisor

    Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Washington Department of Orthodontics for more than 10 years. Founded, owns and operates two large successful orthodontic offices in Seattle, WA. Dr. Vaughn is also a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics.

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    Dr. Paola Leone
    Orthodontic Advisor

    Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Washington Department of Orthodontics for more than 10 years. Founded, owns and operates two large successful orthodontic offices in Seattle, WA. She has published several articles relating to orthodontic treatment, most recently in the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics, relating to the use of transitional dental implants in orthodontics. Dr. Leone is also a Diplomat of the American Board of Orth


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    Arjen De Neve
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    Dave Thompson (CliftonLarsonAllen)

Previous Investors

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    Daniel De Schepper, Hart Family Trust, Frank Nowtash, Arjen De Neve, Jeff Leipham, Dr. Jacob Kerst