Dr Riddhi Gangolli will take up the newly created role which will see her working directly with industry professionals as the company expands its direct-to-office offering and SmileDirectClub Partner Network. 

SmileDirectClub appointed Riddhi Gangolli, BDS, MS, PhD, to the newly created role of senior director of professional education and key opinion leader strategy. Gangolli’s role will see her working directly with industry professionals to educate them about SmileDirectClub’s Telehealth platform as the company grows its recently expanded direct-to-office offering and SmileDirectClub Partner Network. 

“As a company, we are committed to working closely with the dental community as we continue in our mission to make affordable oral care accessible to everyone. We are pleased to welcome Dr Gangolli to the SmileDirectClub team to continue to build strong relationships with licensed dentists and orthodontists so that they can provide safe, affordable care to more patients,” said Dr Jeffrey Sulitzer, chief clinical officer, SmileDirectClub. “Riddhi will be instrumental in helping us to further partner with the dental community and grow the understanding, acceptance and use of teledentistry.”

Gangolli, who was most recently director of clinical marketing for Switzerland-based Straumann Group and has served as an innovation research and development scientist for Glidewell Dental in Irvine, Calif, will lead the company’s industry outreach and act as a liaison to share the latest capabilities and innovations of the SmileDirectClub teledentistry platform. Gangolli earned her Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree from Padmashree Dr D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth in Maharashtra, India, and practiced dentistry in Mumbai. She holds a Master of Science in Biomaterials and Biomimetics from New York University and earned her PhD in Bioengineering from Temple University.

The appointment of Gangolli follows SmileDirectClub’s recently announced expansion of its direct-to-office SmileDirectClub Partner Network via a partnership with Smile Brands Inc