Candid brought on dental industry veterans Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, and Bran Gray, DDS to its leadership team.

Candid is reloading its leadership team, with dental industry veteran Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS coming on as executive consultant and chief development officer and Brian Gray, DDS, as chief dental officer.

They join Ben Miraglia DDS, vice president of GP clinical education at Candid Academy as major leadership additions. Under the guidance of the new leadership team, Candid will be releasing a host of new features and enhancements to improve its clinical capabilities.

After shuttering its direct-to-consumer clear aligner business in December 2021 and pivoting into a full provider-based model, Candid has grown its provider base over 500% in 2022.

Shuman is the chief executive officer and founder of Cellerant Consulting and has experience growing dental technology companies.

“Candid’s innovations, technology partnerships, and delivery of a total support model is exactly what general practitioners need right now and orthodontists will benefit by in the near future,” said Shuman. “Candid’s commitment to state-of-the-art technology as witnessed by their new massive fabrication facility, superb management team, and focus on aligner quality, already make Candid a great choice for dentists, and our planned clinical upgrades will soon make that choice even easier.”

Gray has trained nearly 30,000 dentists in clear aligner therapy over the last two decades.

“I’m joining Candid because it feels like a new era in clear aligners,” said Gray. “As a clinical evaluator, I’ve tried nearly every clear aligner product out there. Candid has unlocked the convenience and predictability that clinicians have been after for years, by empowering dentists with the deep clinical knowledge to protect their reputations while giving patients the safe, effective treatment they need.”

Candid rounds out its leadership upgrade with a host of new Candid Academy Faculty members, with Drs. Tom Shannon, DDS, and Geoffrey Skinner, DDS, joining Kalli Hale, DDS, and Craig Spodak, DMD.

“We’re on a similar trajectory to a company like Tesla,” said Nick Greenfield, chief executive officer of Candid. “Amazing product, top-flight tech, and outstanding design, but early Teslas could only go 100 miles on a charge. This massive tech enhancement means Candid can now take partner practices so much farther—with even more exciting developments on the horizon.”

Photo: Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS courtesy of Candid