40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

ANDREW JORDAN

  • West Chester, Ohio
  • Vita Dental

Age:

35

Name of Practice:

Vita Dental

Specialty:

General and cosmetic dentistry

Education:

DDS, The Ohio State University College of Dentistry


Why He Was Nominated

For the last three years, City Beat magazine named Vita Dental, run by Dr. Jordan and his partner, Dr. Aaron Shaftel (see page 67), “the best dental practice in Cincinnati.” The duo also recently earned fellowships from the American Academy of General Dentistry, making them one of the few practices in the U.S. with two such designees.

Inspiration

Fascinated by dentistry from age 5, Dr. Jordan recalls a moment when he was in the room with his mother while she was being numbed for dental work. “In an attempt to hide the needle from me, the doctor blocked my view. I kept moving around him so I could see what he was doing.”

Tool He Can’t Live Without

CAMBRA. “I’ve always found it frustrating to see the same patients continue to struggle with the breakdown of their teeth. CAMBRA gives us the ability to finally help patients who consistently fight caries see a light at the end of the tunnel.”

Most Memorable Patient

“One of my patients holds more than 20 oral-care patents, including several relating to the addition of stannous fluoride to toothpaste.”