Dentistry. Business. Technology. Finance. Planning. Over the years, we’ve put together a leadership team that can provide expertise in all the areas needed to keep supported dental practices competitive, profitable, and ahead of the curve. Your patients are in good hands. And with our leadership team, so is your practice.
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.
Joseph joined DentalOne Partners in 2018 and serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. With over 30 years of experience in the dental and healthcare industry, Joseph brings an extensive level of knowledge related to the financial and operational aspects of multi-state, multi-site management companies. Before joining DentalOne Partners, Joseph was the Chief Financial Officer of OrthoSynethics Inc. and Dental Technology Inc. (SmileCare), both of which were dental practice management companies serving over 284 and 60 practice locations, respectively, throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Joseph received his Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Finance from California State University, Stanislaus and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).
Tonya Ramsey joined DentalOne Partners in 2015 and serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer. Prior to joining DentalOne Partners, Tonya was Assistant General Counsel of United Surgical Partners International, Inc., the largest owner and operator of ambulatory surgery centers in the United States. Before going in-house, Tonya was a Partner at Vinson & Elkins, LLP in Dallas, Texas. Tonya received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Texas Christian University and her Juris Doctor from the Baylor University School of Law.
Dawn Vanderlinden currently services as Senior Vice President of Operations. Prior to joining DentalOne, Dawn spent 20 years a Vice President of Operations for the East Coast Business Unit for Intelident Solutions where she oversaw the operational management of more than 125 multi-specialty practices. Dawn led a team of 11 district managers, three regional hygiene administrators, 130 administrative managers and worked closely with 300+ dental clinics, leading her business unit to achieve a 6% Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) from 2005 – 2015. Dawn attended Trocaire College in Buffalo, New York and has graduated from The Executive Development Leadership Course at Harvard Business School.