InterDent Content Committee
Nathan Smith – General Manager
As a General Manager at InterDent, Nathan leads a team that oversees the day-to-day operations for the State of California. Along with 4 Directors of Operations, and support from 3 Regional Clinical Directors, they provide management support for more than 50 offices.
Nathan has almost 20 years of experience in dental office operations, and has held a wide array of positions throughout his career. He shares a depth of knowledge in key areas like strategic development, business planning, operations efficiency, business process improvement, and development and execution of best practices. He has held key operational roles such as Regional Vice President, overseeing several sites and teams throughout California, Arizona, and Nevada. His leadership and management experience is diverse and robust, and has been a part of several cross functional teams.
In addition to his operations experience, Nathan has an IT background and has played key roles in call center management, complex transitions from paper to e-charts, and enterprise-wide implementation of digital x-rays.
He received his B.A. from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1998. Nathan enjoys playing the guitar, outdoors and fitness, and spending time with his family.
Bree Elliott -Manager of Strategic Support
Bree has been in the dental “industry” for almost 10 years, with over 7 years at Interdent/Gentle Dental. She started as an office manager, where she enjoyed building relationships with the patients and making them feel like part of the family – she regularly still runs into patients at the grocery store and catch up on their news.
After 5 years in that position Bree moved into the training department where she was involved in producing training manuals and going out into the field to train our teams on new initiatives and software upgrades. After a year she was invited to join the Operations team as the Manager of Strategic Support. In this role Bree has the privilege of working with a cross-functional team to develop and drive best practices across the organization. Their goal is to ensure that every patient experiences legendary service and exceptional care and she loves that they have added educational materials to the website to enhance the patient experience!
Jennifer Clemens – D.M.D., General Dentist
Dr. Clemens says, “I love helping families to have healthy smiles! Growing up, I had a great family dentist. It is one of the reasons that I became a dentist. I want to help people feel comfortable in the dental chair, the same way my childhood dentist helped me! I want my patients to be involved in their treatment in order to get the best results possible, and to questions. Visiting the dentist should be a caring and relaxing experience that leaves you excited about your new smile.”
After graduating from California State University, Sacramento, Dr. Clemens received her Dental Degree from the Temple University School of Dentistry. To keep up with changing technology, she’s an active member of the American Dental Association.
Dr. Clemens says, “When away from the office, I look forward to spending time with my husband and three daughters. I like relaxing reading and we love traveling.”
B.S., Biology–California State University, Sacramento
D.M.D.–Temple University School of Dentistry
American Dental Association