In this 2nd Episode of my Summer Series Podcast, The Future of Technology in the Dental Practice, I got the opportunity to spend some time with Dr. Lon McCrae DMD who practices in Meridian, Idaho. Lon shared his story, his lifelong commitment to continuing education as well as how technology has played a part in helping him build a brand new medical suite into his dental practice.
Lon also talked about how he is using a great new service from Dental Innovations, Inc called Video Text to communicate more effectively with his patients. We also got to learn some fun things about him as well. Thanks for sharing Lon!!
Dr. McRae graduated from Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dentistry in 1996 and has since had a successful practice in Meridian, Idaho. He has continued his dental education with some of the most advanced functional and aesthetic courses available in dentistry.
In 2000, Dr. McRae received an advanced degree from Pacific Aesthetic Continuum, one of the world’s most respected cosmetic dentistry training programs. This commitment to additional training keeps Dr. McRae up to speed on the latest developments in dental technology and materials, allowing him to provide the highest standard of care and comfort to his patients. After training with the nations leading aesthetic dentists, Dr. McRae has been a sought after instructor at many dental schools and teaching institutions across the nation.
Dr. McRae has had his work published in the Journal of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is well-known for his commitment to quality aesthetic and general dentistry. He is also a respected member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association, and the Crown Council, a national group of leading-edge dentists committed to providing exceptional care. In 2000, Dr. McRae was awarded the Crown Councils “Young Dentist of the Year Award”.
In partnership with the Crown Council and country music star Garth Brooks, Dr. McRae is a founding member of the Smiles for Life Foundation, an organization that benefits underprivileged and seriously ill children. Since 1998, the Smiles for Life Foundation has donated more than $33 million dollars to children in need. He also has visited Africa and Dominican Republic in recent years on several humanitarian missions to help those in need.
Dr. McRae and his wife, Holle, have been married for over 25 years and have four wonderful boys, two of which have a desire to follow in their fathers footsteps in the field of dentistry. Besides spending time with his family he also enjoys fishing, camping, hunting, mountain trail riding, is an Ironman tri-athelete, competitive sport sharp shooter, swimming, and enjoys volunteering his time to give back to the community.
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