Dr. Todd Whitfield grew up in Weatherford, Oklahoma, and always dreamed of becoming a dentist. He pursued his college degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. After graduation, he was aggressively recruited by several colleges for dentistry and he selected the University of Nebraska- Lincoln, for its reputation as having one of the finest clinical dentistry programs in the nation. It was there that he completed his Doctorate in Dental Surgery in 1989.
Dr. Whitfield’s first post-graduate position was working at the United States Public Health Service from 1989-1991. He was very fortunate that oral surgeon, Dr. Mark Waller instructed him on complicated tooth extractions, thus advancing his knowledge of oral surgery Dr. Whitfield opened his private dental practice in 1991. Dr. Whitfield was blessed with the ability to connect with people from all walks of life, which became a great asset in growing a successful dental practice. After reading an article in Dental Practice Management, Dr. Whitfield implemented the “Win-Win” strategy by bringing other dentists into his practice to perform procedures on his patients. Patients loved staying in their “home office” surrounded by the staff they trusted. It decreased the patient’s stress level knowing Dr. Whitfield was nearby to answer any last-minute questions, resulting in the patients getting the treatment they needed. The combination of a great bedside manner and all-inclusive services “in-house” quickly led to over 4,000 patients.
Dr. Whitfield constantly advances his dental skills and knowledge. In 2008 he enrolled in the Misch International Implant Institute and completed both the Surgical and Prosthetics Implant Course totaling 175 hours.
After 24 years of private practice and having twins later in life Dr. Whitfield realized he needed to balance his profession with his family life. He sold his dental practice in 2015. He obtained his IV dental sedation license in 2016 by completing Conscious Sedation Consulting, a comprehensive “mini-residency” with a minimum of 60 hours didactic/classroom education and direct participation in administering IV sedation to 20-30 clinical dental cases while being observed. Advanced training in airway management and medical emergencies included, totaling approximately 100 hours. In early 2017, Dr. Whitfield gained his IV Portability by meeting all the state dental board’s requirements.
In March of 2016, Dr. Whitfield launched Dental Surgical Solutions. Dr. Whitfield shares his vision with dentists on how they can increase their business with IV sedation dentistry. Dr. Whitfield and his team operate with the highest level of integrity and are true professionals- they are committed to providing impeccable patient care.