|Dr. Howard Farran
Howard was voted #3 on the list of The 32 Most Influential People in Dentistry for 2017 – 2019. Born in Wichita, Kansas, Dr. Farran made the decision at a young age to become a dentist. To accomplish this, he completed his undergraduate studies at Creighton University, and in 1987, he graduated from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Dentistry. Upon graduation, Dr. Farran opened up his successful practice – Today’s Dental – in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Farran later went on to earn his MBA from Arizona State University in 1999. Dr. Farran has also earned his MAGD and DICOI, and is currently on the faculty of the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health.
Dr. Farran has received multiple accolades including being named Alumni of the Year by the University of Missouri in 1997; receiving the Arizona Public Health Dentist of the Year Award in 1995 by the Arizona Office of Dental Health; and the Arizona Award in 1989 from the Arizona State Dental Association for outstanding contributions made to the profession of dentistry for his efforts to fluoridate the water of Phoenix.
Dr. Farran is the Founder and CEO of Farran Media, LLC, the parent company of Dentaltown.com, Dentaltown Magazine, as well as Hygienetown, Orthotown, and Townie Meeting. Dr. Farran’s true passion is to connect and inform the dental profession worldwide, so to achieve this, in 1999 he launched Dentaltown.com – an online community of more than 160,000 dental professionals all over the globe! Culling important and timely information from the conversations on Dentaltown.com, Dentaltown Magazine is the number-one requested publication for the dental profession and is distributed to more than 120,000 dentists in more than 40 countries each month. Also, Townie Meeting is the highly anticipated annual event for members of Dentaltown.com (aka “Townies”) to attend in Las Vegas, drawing hundreds of dental professionals from around the world.
Dr. Farran has authored hundreds of articles in dozens of professional journals – including the most read column in dentistry, “Howard Speaks” – and has developed several educational video series on the business of dentistry. His most recent book, an International Best Seller “Uncomplicate Business” shares his proven techniques to increase productivity and expand your business. Howard’s innovative podcast show “Dentistry Uncensored” has reached 1 million downloads and given countless accolades with over 1100 shows available to download. His lecture topics cover many various aspects of practice management, including business planning, operations and finance, e-commerce business and internet marketing.