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David Lopez Leadership Bio Page


David Lopez

Dental Whale Leader

David Lopez is the founder of Dental Whale, an innovative dental company carving a new category of group private practice ownership and management. Dental Whale’s subsidiary companies provide practice management, support services and continuing education.

A serial entrepreneur, Lopez founded his first business as a student at the University of Central Florida at the age of 19. It was Froots, which grew to be a global quick-service franchise focused on healthy food and beverages. Since then, Lopez developed several other businesses and franchise brands, and is a partner in more than 30 companies. One of those companies is Dental Fix Rx, which led to Lopez focusing his entrepreneurial energy into improving the dental industry.

Shortly after founding Froots, Lopez went on to start Dental Fix Rx, a fast-growing mobile dental equipment repair franchise company relieving dentists of the hassle and cost associated with equipment damage. Dental Fix Rx delivers immediate, on-site equipment service, hand-piece repairs and equipment sales through its network of highly-trained franchise professionals.

Realizing other pain points dentists were experiencing, he partnered with other companies to solve their problems. He became an entrepreneurial partner with Tralongo, a company that facilitates dental practice acquisitions and provides ongoing management support. Tralongo assists clients by finding the practices that meet their criteria, performing due diligence, obtaining appropriate financing and, ultimately, acquiring the office. The firm also provides clients with behind-the-scenes management support. This led to his partnership with Conversion Whale, a rapidly-growing marketing firm that has become the nation’s leading Google AdWords marketing company for dental practices. Conversion Whale specializes in turning existing websites into profitable marketing engines.

Lopez realized private dentists need a comprehensive solution to make their practices more productive, efficient and profitable, which led him to found Dental Whale. Enabling dentists to focus on patient care, Dental Whale is providing business solutions to all dental professionals and making premier education, consulting services and best practices more accessible for today’s dentist. As the Leader of Dental Whale, Lopez oversees the company’s strategy and drives the vision that moves the company forward. A visionary and strategist, David sees the industry with fresh eyes, different than most with decades of experience in dental. A proven leader, Lopez exhibits the passion, strength of will, and focus to achieve the company’s long-term goals.

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