Dr. Ralph Green, DDS
Ralph E. Green, DDS, MBA, joined our board in June 2020. He has devoted more than 35 years to senior-level executive positions. Since 2003, Dr. Green has served as president and CEO of his proprietary dental practice. From 2003 to 2017, he served as vice president of clinical affairs for ReachOut Healthcare America, a Morgan Stanley Private Equity company focused on Arizona’s underserved children’s population. From 1997 through 2002, Dr. Green was president of Zila Pharmaceuticals Inc., where he was engaged in clinical trials, patent development, and regulatory approval submissions. Dr. Green has done extensive research on bone growth and oral cancer. In the mid-1980s, Bofors Nobelpharma selected Dr. Green to establish the Swedish Branemark Dental Implant in America, now known as Nobel Biocare, the global leader in dental implants with several billions in sales. In 1987, Dr. Green discovered and patented a method of activating the titanium implant surface to enhance its success rate. He started his own titanium implant company, OTC America, which was acquired after 18 months by Collagen Corporation, where he served as senior vice president. Following his tenure at Collagen, he started his own consulting firm, BioFusion Technology. He also served as an assistant professor in the Tufts University School of Medicine and School of Dental Medicine in the 1970s and 1980s. Dr. Green has served as president-elect and director of the Dental Manufacturers of America. He was honored as a fellow in the Academy of International Dentistry in Nice, France. Dr. Green holds a DDS from the University of Iowa, an MBA from Boston University, and a BA in biology from Graceland University.