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Executive Bios
  • NDS Advisory Board
  • Executive Leadership

Board Members

  • Sheila Birth, DDS
  • Boyd Whitlock, DDS
  • David Porter, DDS
  • Ronald Cohen, DDS, FACD
  • Robert Logan, DMD, JD, LVIF
  • Richard Hughes, DDS

Sheila Birth, DDS

Dr. Sheila Birth is a board certified Orthodontist and partner in a 4 location Orthodontic practice in the Dallas - Fort Worth, TX area. She is a highly sought after expert and best selling author and speaker. Sheila has been offering TruDenta to her patients for the over 5 years. She is credited for creating protocols using Photobiomodulation (low level laser) on Orthodontic patients to manage pain. Dr. Birth owns one of the top 1% Invisalign practices worldwide.

Boyd Whitlock, DDS

Dr. Boyd Whitlock is a nationally known speaker for the use of SureSmile and has published numerous articles in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Identifiably Orthopedics. Dr. Whitlock is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Arkansas State Dental Association, and the Northwest Arkansas Dental Association. He is also the director of the NWS Study Club a division of the Seattle Study Club.

David Porter, DDS

Dr. David Porter has worked with Dr. David Hornbrook of the prestigious Hornbrook Center for Dentistry, Dr. John Nosti and Dr. Mike Smith from the Clinical Mastery Series, Dr. Mark Montgomery in TMJ and migraine therapy, Dr. Bill Hang in Orthodontics and Orthotropics, and Joy Moeller, RDH in the field of Myofunctional Therapy. Dr. Porter has also obtained advanced education from the College of Laser Dentistry and the WhiteCap Institute of implant dentistry. David enjoys shiring his knowledge with the dental community and lectures at national meetings and workshops.

Ronald Cohen, DDS

Dr. Ron Cohen has been a practicing orthodontist since 1983 and has strived to be on the cutting edge of dental technology for over 23 years. He currently lectures for SureSmile and Forestadent about the advances in technology-driven orthodontics as it relates to such treatments as Sleep Apnea, TMJ, and advanced orthodontic-surgical procedures. Dr. Cohen is also an active Beta test site for SureSmile. Dr. Cohen has been active in offering TruDenta to his patients for over 5 years.

Robert Logan, DMD, JD, LVIF

Dr. Robert Logan is a graduate of the Neuromuscular program at the world-renowned Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, where he achieved Fellowship status in Neuromuscular Aesthetic Dentistry. Dr. Logan completed a one-year program in the diagnosis and treatment of Craniomandibular Disorders (TMJ). He later continued his post-graduate studies at the prestigious Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Florida. Dr. Logan lectures nationally on Migraine Therapy as well has published numerous case studies on other Neuromuscular disorders such as Cervial Dystonia.

Richard Hughes, DDS

Dr. Richard Hughes has dedicated the past 30 years of his life to relieving patients of pain and increasing their quality of life through state-of-the-art dental care. Dr. Hughes has lectured nationally for TruDenta for the last 4 years and has spoke at numerous workshops held at Dental Schools in Las Vegas, NV and Fort Lauderdale, Fl. His compassionate nature fuels his love for helping all people who seek his care.

Sheila Birth

Boyd Whitlock

David Porter

Ronald Cohen

Robert Logan

Richard Hughes

Executive Leaders

  • Patrick Kircher
  • Scott Peterson
  • Vicki Jennings

Patrick Kircher

President and CEO

Patrick Kircher is an experienced Chief Executive Officer who partners with Dental Professionals, Salespeople, and Executives, to maximize the potential of every business and client. After spending more than a decade working in Sales, Marketing, Business Development, and Management, Kircher truly knows what drives the Dental business and its’ Professionals.

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Scott Peterson

Director of Technical Services

Scott joined TruDenta in 2009 after technical leadership and management positions within Henry Schein's software group, including Dentrix, Easy Dental and Vipersoft/Clarity. Mr. Peterson also holds certifications in Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES), Photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy, and Dentomandibular Rehabilitation Therapy.

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Vicki Jennings

Director of Practice Support

Vicki graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelors of Family and Home Sciences, and began her career of helping people as an office manager for both dental and medical practices in 1979. She continued to provide her unique level of customer care as the Customer Service Manager at Utah Valley Dental Lab until joining DRS in 2009.

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Mark W. Montgomery, DMD

Chief Dental Officer

Dr. Montgomery has been committed to excellent patient care since graduating from Oregon Health Sciences University in 1980. His experience in all aspects of dental care has been enhanced by extensive work in continuing dental education. This background has built a strong commitment to comprehensive health, grounded in beautiful smiles, excellent chewing function, and a health biological focus

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Patrick Kircher

Mark W. Montgomery

Vicki Jennings

Scott Petersen

Dr. Birth has been offering TruDenta to her patients for the over 5 years. She is the developer of creating protocols for using Photobiomodulation on Orthodontic patients to manage their pain. Dr. Birth owns one of the top 1% Invisalign practices worldwide.

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Education

  • Bachelor's of Science – United States Air Force Academy
  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of Texas Dental Branch Houston
  • General Practice Residency – Carswell Air Force Base
  • Orthodontic Certificate – University of Texas Dental Branch Houston
  • Master's of Divinity - Southwestern Theological Seminary

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Society
  • Texas Dental Association
  • Fort Worth District Dental Society
  • Southwestern Society of Orthodontics
  • Arlington Dental Study Club

In the Orthodontic Community:

After completing my training, I served as chief of orthodontics at the Royal Air Force in Upper Heyford, England, for four years. I then became a member of the craniofacial reconstructive team and taught in the maxillofacial training program during my assignment at California's David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base. Then, during the Persian Gulf War, I served as chief of orthodontics at the Torrejon Air Force Base in Madrid, Spain. My final military assignment was at Davis-Montham Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona, where I served as chief of orthodontics before retiring from the U.S. Air Force.

Outside the Office:

My wife, Mary Lynn, and I have been happily married since 1973. We have four children: Bryan, Laurie, Chase, and Scott. In addition to working as an orthodontist, I pursued theological training at the Southwestern Theological Seminary and received my Master's of Divinity degree in Evangelism and Missions. As an ordained Southern Baptist minister, I am currently involved in assisting the poor and homeless in my community.

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Education and Continuing Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology – Howard University
  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery – Meharry Medical College
  • Orthodontic Residency – Howard University
  • Master of Science, Public Health – Howard University

As a member of many professional associations in the field of orthodontics, I have the opportunity to learn about new advancements in treatments and appliances to give my patients the best care available.

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Board of Orthodontics
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • National Dental Association
  • American Dental Association

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Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry distinction in Biochemistry – Boston University
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine – Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
  • Orthodontic Residency – University of Detroit Mercy
  • Master of Science – University of Detroit Mercy

I regularly attend continuing education classes and participate in different seminars held in Texas and throughout the United States. Through research, the orthodontic profession has grown as new materials and treatment modalities are developed that improve the quality of care. I believe it’s my duty as a clinician to be familiar with these advances.

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Association of Orthodontics
  • Arlington Dental Study Club (pending)

Outside the Office

I am blessed to be part of a loving family and look forward to visiting my wonderful parents in Massachusetts and my sister’s family in Houston as often as I can. When I am not visiting family, I like planning trips around the world to learn about different cultures and their histories.

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A coach at heart having been involved in college baseball and professional scouting has continued his passion for helping people maximize the opportunity at hand. The practice of building lasting relationships that ultimately change patient’s lives through practices and products has always been the goal.

Patrick has spent the last six years developing his own Dental Service Organization. Having hands-on experience across several specialties has provided the experience of what it takes to own and operate a dental business. This experience has given him a truly unique perspective in almost every aspect of the dental business that is quite uncommon. Kircher recently took the opportunity to sell his business to an investment backed practice management company to own TruDenta®

Mr. Kircher holds a BA from Lyon College as well as a Master of Science from the University of Central Arkansas.

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Scott has used these skills to assist in developing the TruDenta rehabilitation therapy program and training curriculum that is used to teach hundreds of TruDenta doctors and their staff across the USA and Canada. Mr. Peterson is also responsible for managing the technology services and support organization for TruDenta practices. Scott is married with 3 children and enjoys spending his time outdoors practicing the art of Falconry with his Cooper's Hawk.

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Vicki is certified in Dentomandibular Rehabilitation Therapy and is the lead Therapist trainer for TruDenta. Vicki has taught hundreds of office staff in the art of Dentomandibular Rehabilitation therapy and how to use it to change their patients' lives. Perhaps her most important and challenging achievement has been as the mom of six wonderful children. You must see the video testimonials to believe the patient amazement, and you must meet Vicki to fully understand the term "customer love."

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Dr. Montgomery is well known for his mastery of skills in the areas of Invisalign orthodontics, smile enhancement and veneer, reconstruction and restoration of worn and damaged teeth, and in controlling tooth grinding, dentomandibular sensorimotor dysfunction, and head/face pain. His greatest talents are in the area of comprehensive diagnosis of complex problems.

Dr. Montgomery currently partners with Aesthetic Masters and UNLV, in live patient hands-on curricula for post-graduate clinical studies. He also is Chief Dental Officer at Dental Resource Systems, as well as, an educator with Pride Institute in the area of Clinical Management. Dr. Montgomery was on the faculty of AlignTech Institute, training dentists in the Invisalign system. He presents continuing education courses, affiliated with the Aesthetic Masters Group, in the areas of occlusion and full mouth reconstruction.

1976 BS Zoology from Oregon State University with honors

1980 DMD from Oregon Health Sciences University

1980-1991 Private Practice General Dentistry, Keizer Oregon

1991-2011 Private Practice General Dentistry, Oregon

2010-present Chief Dental Officer of Dental Resource Systems

Current Memberships:

  • American Dental Association
  • Oregon Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • International Association of Orthodontics
  • Academy of Comprehensive Aesthetics
  • Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation

1982 Normandie Study Group on TMJ (mini-internship)

1988 Lee Institute Bio-Aesthetic continuum on occlusion and full mouth reconstruction

1997 OHSU mini-residency on implant placement and restoration

2007 Fellowship in Academy of Comprehensive Aesthetics

Continuing Education Presentations:

  • 1998-2002 PAC-Live courses in live patient hands-on courses
    • Ultimate Occlusion
    • Full Mouth Synergy
    • Anterior Aesthetic Restoration
    • Advanced Anterior Aesthetic Restoration
    • Occlusion 2
  • 2002-2008 Hornbrook Group (Director of Education) (live patient courses)
    • Ultimate Occlusion and Occlusion 2
    • Full Mouth Synergy
    • Overdenture Implant Surgical/Prosthetic course
  • 2002-2010 AlignTech Institute (faculty) Invisalign training courses
    • Clear Essentials I
    • Clear Essentials II
    • 2009-present Aesthetic Masters and UNLV
    • Full Mouth Synergy (live patient full mouth reconstruction program)
    • Ultimate Occlusion (clinical workshop on occlusal studies)
  • Multile Dental Association, Study Club and Conference Presentations
    • AACD
    • CDA (San Francisco)
    • ADA
    • Cascade Aesthetic Masters Study Club (mentor)
    • Delaware Valley Aesthetic Masters Study Club
    • Chicago Aesthetic Masters Study Club
    • Pennsylvania AGD Study Club

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New Patients

Patients search online for relief from the symptoms of force imbalance 297% more often than for all dental services combined!

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$100,000 Production

TruDenta will add $100,000 to your practice in the first year. Some add more than $1,000,000 per year from TruDenta alone.

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Ortho Pain Mgmt.

Elements of TruDenta are being used by orthodontists in every case start, adult and pedi, conventional braces and Invisalign.

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TruDenta Explained

Watch a 3 minute video to learn how TruDenta can add $100,000+ in collections in the first year and attract new patients.

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Assessment & Treatment
  • Assessment Process
  • Treatment Process
  • Only Dental Professionals
  • Assessing DMSD
  • Bite Force Analysis
  • Mandibular Range of Motion
  • Cervical Range of Motion

Only Dental Professionals

In many cases, only dental professionals can help the estimated 80 million Americans suffering from the painful symptoms caused by improper dental forces, called dentomandibular sensorimotor dysfunction (DMSD).

READ MORE "...it is imperative to include the training for orofacial pain, particularly those from temporomandibular joint and musculoligamentous tissues.” JADA Cover Story, 10/2015, Vol. 146, Issue 10, Pg. 721-728

Assessing DMSD

20% of your existing patients suffer from DMSD, as do 20% of all Americans. Your team members quickly assess patients for "red flags" (which indicate DMSD), utilizing TruDenta's patented technologies.

The National Institutes of Health estimate that over 80 million Americans suffer from one or more of the symptoms of DMSD, including:
• Chronic Headache
• Migraine
• Tinnitus
• TMJ/D
• Vertigo
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Bite Force Analysis

TruDenta uses digital force measurement technology, powered by Tekscan®, for evaluating the amount of bite force that is present during closure, at closure, and while chewing. The technology is so advanced that it actually calculates the bite force and motion on a tooth-by-tooth basis. This digital exam literally shows a movie of the bite force in action revealing abnormal forces in the nerves, muscles and ligaments that are often the cause of symptoms.

Bite balance is also calculated to identify potential issues within the overall chewing system. READ MORE

Mandibular Range of Motion

A normal opening for an adult is 53 mm to 57 mm. Limited or restricted range of motion (less than 40 mm) is a reduction in an individual’s ability for normal range of movement. Along with opening movement, an individual should be able to slide their jaw to the left and to the right at least 25 percent of their total mouth opening in a symmetrical fashion.

When restricted movement exists, an imbalance in the system is present, and breakdown of the system is likely to occur. READ MORE

Cervical Range of Motion

The TruDentaROM is a system of hardware and software that digitally measures cervical range of motion (ROM) impairment based upon AMA guidelines. This directly affects the proprioceptive feedback system of the dental occlusion, TMJ, and the muscles of mastication.

ROM impairment is another “red flag” which assists doctors in accurately diagnosing symptoms that are often dental force related. This data enhances medical insurance collections and the collaboration with referring medical doctors. READ MORE

  • Doctor Chair Time
  • Therapeutic Ultrasound
  • Microcurrent Stimulation
  • Low-Level Cold Laser

Less Than One Hour Doctor Chair Time

A typical case requires less than one hour of doctor time in the diagnosis and minor occlusal adjustments during the rehabilitation period.

Treatments are performed by a trained team member once per week, in less than one hour. The most severe cases require 12 treatments. Therapies are spa-like, non-invasive and require no drugs or needles. Most patients report dramatic results after the very fist treatment. Note: The majority of patients utilize an orthotic only during the treatment period, up to a maximum of 12 weeks. READ MORE

Therapeutic Ultrasound

The goal of therapeutic ultrasound treatment is to return circulation to sore, strained muscles through increased blood flow and heat. Another goal is to break up scar tissue and deep adhesions through sound waves.

Therapeutic exposure to ultrasound reduces trigger point sensitivity and has been indicated as a useful clinical tool for managing myofacial pain. Additionally, ultrasound also has been shown to evoke antinociceptive effects on trigger points. READ MORE

Microcurrent Stimulation

Sub-threshold microcurrent stimula¬tion reduces muscle spasm and referral pain through low electrical signal. It also decreases lactic acid build-up and encourages healthy nerve stimulation. In particular, microcurrent electrotherapy has been shown to help increase mouth opening significantly.

• Reduces muscle spasm and referral pain through low electrical signal
• Decreases lactic acid build-up
• Encourages healthy nerve stimulation
• Increases mouth opening significantly
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Low-Level Cold Laser

Low level laser/light therapy is one of the most widely used treatments in sports medicine to provide pain relief and rehabilitation of injuries. Over 200 randomized clinical trials have been published on low level laser therapy, half of which are on pain.

Low level laser/light therapy decreases pain and inflammation, accelerates healing of muscle and joint tissue 25 to 35 percent faster than without treatment, and reconnects neurological pathways of nerves to the brain stem, thereby inhibiting pain. READ MORE

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