Dr. Edward H. Meckler founded the first Sears Family Dental Center in 1981, providing the foundation for what has become one of the largest group practice organizations of its kind in the country. Drawing on his extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of the dental care profession, he continues to serve as Chairman of the Board. Dr. Meckler remains actively involved in the industry he has done so much to shape over the past three decades, serving as Co-Chairman of the Ohio Dental Association Service Corporation and as a board member to the visiting committee of the Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry. He is currently Director Emeritus of the Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO), a non-profit organization comprised of more than 40 member companies and more than 100 industry partners. During his distinguished career, he has also been a Fellow in the International College of Dentists, a delegate to the Ohio Dental Association, and a member and past assistant delegate of the American Dental Association, as well as a held memberships with distinguished organizations such as the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Dental Group Practices and the FDI World Dental Federation. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Ohio State University, Dr. Meckler earned his D.D.S. from Case Western Reserve University with a post-graduate internship in periodontics.