Dr. Steven Wingfield
President / LeaderDental Whale Practice Group
With a gentle hand and eye for perfection, Dr. Steven Wingfield specializes in General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry in Atlanta, GA and serves as the President and Chief Dental Officer for Dental Entrepreneur Practice Group, an emerging DSO based in Sunrise, FL. He is also a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Dental Whale, a fast-growing company that provides full-service and intelligent solutions to the private practice dentist, and is the Focus Area Leader for the Practice Management Pod of Dental Whale.
Dr. Wingfield is a sought-after speaker, consultant and educator. He provides Executive oversight of the Clinical Affairs, Strategic Growth and Practice Operations of Dental Entrepreneur Practice Group, utilizing metrics to analyze business systems and clinical data to ensure the highest quality of patient care.
Dr. Wingfield’s vast clinical experience and depth of knowledge makes him a valuable resource as a mentor and coach for recently graduated associate dentists. He also assists Dental Entrepreneur Practice Group’s Regional and Operations Managers in developing training and business protocols to improve team relations and establish delivery of care models for a comprehensive dentistry program.
Inspired to pursue a career in dentistry by his family dentist in his hometown of Bowling Green, Kentucky, Dr. Wingfield attended Western Kentucky University where he graduated Cum Laude, earning a Bachelor of Science. He continued his educational endeavors at the University of Louisville and in 2000 graduated with the title of the Academy of Operative Dentistry’s Student of the Year and his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree.
Dr. Wingfield launched his career with the United States Navy Dental Corps and graduated with top honors from their Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program. During his four years of active-duty service, he had the unique opportunity to serve on the forward deployed Bravo Surgical Company in Operation Iraqi Freedom. It was there Dr. Wingfield was able to fine-tune his craft under the most extreme situations and had his skills tested when he encountered a young Iraqi boy who had just suffered severe facial injuries during a raid on his neighborhood. Dr. Wingfield expertly cared for and treated the boy, and in that defining moment, he knew that he had the opportunity to truly and positively impact the quality of life for his patients. Dr. Wingfield received numerous awards including a Navy Commendation Medal and two Navy Achievement Medals.
Just as passionate about education as he is about dentistry, Dr. Wingfield has logged over 2,500 hours of Dental Continuing Education and served as Director of Education and a Regional Professional Director for Nanston Dental Group from 2005-2010. Dr. Wingfield served as the Chief Operations Officer at Tralongo for 2 years and the President and Chief Dental Officer for Tramonto for 3 years. Dr. Wingfield has served as a consultant for the 3M ESPE Council for Innovative Dentistry, which manufacturers and markets more than 2,000 products and services designed to help dental professionals improve their patients oral health care, and has lectured extensively on Periodontal Disease, Lasers, Building a High Quality and Profitable Hygiene Department for Zila Pharmaceuticals and DenMat, and is also a motivational speaker.
Dr. Wingfield has served on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Academy of General Dentistry; is a member of the Hinman Dental Society, Fellow to the Academy of General Dentistry, an active member of North Georgia Dental Society, Georgia Dental Association, and the American Dental Association.