40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

GORDON McCARTHY

  • Marietta, Ohio
  • McCarthy Dentistry

Age:

36

Name of Practice:

McCarthy Dentistry

Specialty:

General dentistry

Education:

DDS, Ohio State College of Dentistry


Why He Was Nominated

Dr. McCarthy’s practice has mushroomed since he opened it in 2006, growing by more than 25 percent each year. (See “Early Innovator,” page 26.) His enthusiastic embrace of cutting-edge technology enables him to offer patients traditional dental care and specialized services all within the same four walls.

Inspiration

Since childhood, Dr. McCarthy has enjoyed working with his hands. “I’ve always been a tinkerer,” he says. “Growing up, I liked to fix cars, and dentistry fit my skills well.” Now, digital devices like his Lava COS impression machine are among his favorite toys.

Favorite Office Music

Classic rock — Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Advice for Aspiring Dentists

“Every day, strive to improve your practice and reinvent something about the place.”