SmileDirectClub Names Gangolli Director of Professional Education

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SmileDirectClub has named Riddhi Gangolli, BDS, MS, PhD, its senior director of professional education and key opinion leader strategy.

Gangolli will work directly with industry professionals to help educate them about SmileDirectClub’s telehealth platform as the company grows its expanded direct-to-office offering and SmileDirectClub Partner Network, the company said.

“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 at SmileDirectClub.

“Riddhi will be instrumental in helping us to further partner with the dental community and grow the understand, acceptance, and use of teledentistry,” Sulitzer said.

Gangolli, who was most recently director of clinical marketing for the Straumann Group and who was an innovation research and development scientist for Glidewell Dental, will lead the company’s industry’s outreach and act as a liaison to share the latest capabilities and innovations of the SmileDirectClub teledentistry platform, the company said.

Gangolli earned her BDS from Padmashree Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth in Maharashtra, India, and practiced dentistry in Mumbai. She holds an MS in biomaterials and biomimetics from New York University and earned her PhD in bioengineering from Temple University.

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