About Us
Futuredontics® specializes in helping dental practices turn consumers into lifelong patients. Since 1986, we’ve dedicated ourselves to developing powerful products that help dental practices thrive.
Every year 1-800-DENTIST connects over 400,000 dental patients nationwide with member dentists.
We are the industry’s largest direct marketer that solely focuses on the challenge of maximizing dental practice production. Independent practitioners and DSOs nationwide rely on us for the advanced services, training and support they need to build profitable, long-term relationships with new patients in their area.

1-800-DENTIST – our flagship service - receives over 2 million consumer inquiries and makes over 400,000 patient referrals every year. Ours is the only national new dental patient leads program offering both an online directory with patient self-appointing and a live 24/7 US-based call center staffed by rigorously trained agents.

PatientActivator — the ultimate dental patient engagement system — increases production and boosts the practice’s online presence with automated patient appointment reminders and tools for marketing, social media and online practice reputation management.

18D CONNECT – where patient leads, engagement and affordability meet – does what no other single product on the market can do. It’s the only product to deliver qualified, new-patient leads 24/7 and the tools for more effective patient engagement.

Only Futuredontics offers the unparalleled expertise that comes with over 30 years of industry leadership. Our library of educational resources – the largest dedicated to dental practice marketing – features original reports, surveys, training webinars and videos. With unlimited live customer support, dentistry’s premier marketing products and our exclusive production guarantee, Futuredontics is the proven way for dental practices to grow their patient base and increase practice production year after year.
Our Team
Fred Joyal
President

Fred co-founded 1-800-DENTIST in 1986 after a successful career in advertising. Under his leadership, 1-800-DENTIST has matched millions of consumers with the right dentist. A popular speaker on the topic of dental marketing, Fred is the author of two bestsellers, “Becoming Remarkable – Creating a Dental Practice Everyone Talks About,” and “Everything is Marketing: The Ultimate Strategy for Dental Practice Growth.” His blog, GoAskFred.com, is a free resource, where he shares his expertise with the entire dental industry.
Brian McCarthy
Executive Vice President

Brian joined Futuredontics in early 2014. A respected product visionary and agile evangelist, Brian’s career has kept him at the cutting edge of ecommerce, search marketing and local advertising. He’s held senior positions at ValueClick, Citysearch/IAC and was most recently the CPO at The Search Agency. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Oregon.
April Anani
Senior Vice President of Finance

April is a highly regarded financial professional who joined Futuredontics in 2004 after a successful career as a Senior Accountant at Ernst and Young. Her clients at E&Y included Homestore.com, IAC, Overture and Red Bull. April is a certified public accountant, a magna cum laude graduate of Boston College, and received her MAcc from the University of Virginia.
Jonathan Kass
Senior Vice President of Technology

Jonathan is a seasoned technology leader with extensive experience in customer relationship management (CRM), business intelligence/analytics and call center operations. After graduating from Boston University with a computer engineering degree, Jonathan’s skills have earned him senior roles at a wide range of Fortune 500 companies, including Rockwell International (Space Systems Division), PacifiCare Behavioral Health and Nationwide Insurance.
Chad Elbert
Senior Vice President of Membership

Chad is a highly accomplished executive with extensive experience in media and technology. Previously, Chad held senior positions in Sales, Marketing, Support and Operations at Citysearch / IAC, PublishThis and MobileCause. Chad has an impressive track record in leading organizational vision for opening and accelerating scalable revenue channels, building top performing teams and delivering amazing customer experiences. He is a proud graduate of North Dakota State University where he graduated with a degree in Business.
Todd Daum
Senior Vice President of Marketing

Todd is an expert in both offline and digital marketing with over 20 years of experience with companies including American Express, Alibaba, Overture, TrueCar and ReachLocal. He is responsible for consumer marketing, dentist marketing and our internal creative services team.
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