Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors are key in the sustainability and progress to the program. All donate their time and resources to better the program. We are grateful for each of them and hope to continue to expand our memebers in the future.
Brent Williams, CEO/President, Dental Select
Brent Williams is the President/CEO and founder of Dental Select. His extensive actuarial and financial background groomed the path to the incorporation of Dental Select in 1989. Educated as an accountant, he has a detailed understanding and background of financial management coupled with extensive experience in computer technology and dental benefit risk management.
Mr. Williams' influence on the direction of Dental Select is evident in the flexible dental care plans offered for groups and individuals in more than 20 states. His involvement in and analysis of how legislative action affects the dental industry has become his passion and positively contributes to the success of Dental Select. Brent is the driver of change within Dental Select and is responsible for articulating and developing the vision and strategic direction, effectively organizing and inspiring the executive leadership, and promoting objectives that create revenue, profitability, growth and viability of the company. Mr. Williams is an active and deeply involved member of the National Association of Dental Plans (NADP) and has served on its Board of Directors for multiple years.
Fulfilling a commitment to the community, Mr. Williams is Chairman of the Board for the Sealants for Smiles program in which Dental Select is the sole administrator covering 100% of the administration costs of this 501c3 charity. Under a conservative estimate, the Sealants for Smiles preventive services have saved the families and the state of Utah more than $200,000,000 of additional care that these children would have needed had they not been treated.
As President and CEO of Dental Select, Mr. Williams is currently on the Board of Governors for the Salt Lake Chamber, has been a finalist as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for multiple years, and is member of the National Dental Electronic Data Interchange Council (NDEDIC), as well as a member of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU).
Suzette Musgrove, COO, Dental Select
Suzette Musgrove is the Chief Operations Officer of Dental Select and presides over the Dental Select management team directing all aspects of operations including Administration, Marketing, Professional Relations, Systems Development and Support, IT and Finance. Suzette plays a key role in the execution and implementation of strategic initiatives at Dental Select. She is responsible for communicating and sustaining long-term goals while managing daily operations of the company. Other responsibilities include, indentifying and sustaining business development needs, company objectives and interpreting trends within the dental industry while actively seeking new partnerships and growth opportunities. With more than 29 years of experience in the dental industry, including 17 years working within several dental offices, Suzette has a detailed understanding of the providers' perspective. Suzette has lectured for the Utah Dental Association conference and she is currently a member of the National Association of Dental Plans (NADP), serving on their Professional Relations committee who work directly with the ADA. Suzette is also on the Board of Directors for Donated Dental and is a member of the National Dental Electronic Data Interchange Council (NDEDIC). In 2004, Utah Business Magazine named Suzette as one of Utah's 30 Women to Watch, a prestigious award given to only the top business women in Utah. Suzette was also recently featured in the Salt Lake Chamber's blog as an honoree for Women's History Month.
Carol Jent, RDH, BA, R&D Clinical Hygienist, Ultradent Products, Inc.
Some people think Carol Jent is trying to fit two lifetimes into one. While running marathons, mountain climbing, and crashing small planes, first became a certified dental assistant then earned a degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Alaska. Later, she graduated from the University of Utah in Communications and Marketing with an emphasis in Healthcare. Though she has held various positions at Ultradent she currently is the R&D Clinical Hygienist and oversees the Dental Hygiene schools programs. Carol maintains a busy lecture schedule, authoring dental and dental hygiene articles, and serves on the boards of numerous organizations. She even manages to see patients at least once a week. An avid volunteer, Carol contributes her time and expertise to Donated Dental Services, Sealants for Smiles, and an annual healthcare mission to China. Thankfully she no longer flies small planes.
Duane Bourdeaux, CEO/President, Colors of Success
Duane Bourdeaux is the President/CEO for Colors of Success and has served as a member of the Utah State House of Representatives. Mr. Bourdeaux works closely within the low-income communities of Utah to facilitate access to needed social and health related services. He is a member of numerous state and community action committees and a highly recognized community leader.
Dr. Kim Michelson, State Dental Director, Utah Department of Health
Dr. Kim Michelson Is the State Dental Director and Oral Health Program Manager for the Utah Department of Health. He also is the Assistant Clinical Director for the Family Dental Plan clinic operated by the Utah Department of Health. He has hospital privileges at Alta View Hospital where he treats children in the OR for the Family Dental Plan clinic. He is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) by the American Heart Association. He is a member of the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, the American Dental Association, the Utah Dental Association, the American Society of Forensic Odontology, and is a past president of the Salt Lake District Dental Society. He is also a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He graduated with honors from Weber State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemistry. He then attended graduate school at the University of Utah in Biomedical Engineering. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, NE, after which he completed a residency at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He then operated a private dental office in Sandy, Utah for 21 years prior to working for the state of Utah.