Dr. Todd Whitfield
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 Doctor of Dental Surgery degree 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. He 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 offer procedures to his patients. Patients loved staying in their “home office,” surrounded by the staff they trusted. It decreased patients’ stress levels, knowing Dr. Whitfield was nearby to answer any last-minute questions and make sure they got 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 of didactic/classroom education and direct participation in administering IV sedation to 20-30 clinical dental cases while being observed. He received advanced training in airway management and medical emergencies, totalling 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. He 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.