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About Dear Doctor

A Patient Education Company

We at Dear Doctor have a passion for patient education. It’s an ethos that comes directly from our founders, Dr. Mario Vilardi and Dr. Garry Rayant. These two dental specialists believe that patients need not only comprehensive care, but also comprehensive information to make the best possible healthcare decisions—for themselves, their children and elderly family members.

In 2006, Dr. Vilardi and Dr. Rayant launched Dear Doctor–Dentistry & Oral Health, a patient-education magazine available in dental offices nationwide and on the web. Since then, Dear Doctor has grown to become the leading source for trusted, patient-friendly dental information across all media platforms.

Dear Doctor Magazine

Dentistry Magazine

Dear Doctor’s flagship publication Dear Doctor – Dentistry & Oral Health features articles from top educators, clinicians, and dental researchers. At lectures and seminars around the world, these experts teach other dentists the best practices in their fields. Now, in the pages of Dear Doctor magazine, they are helping consumers to make educated and confident healthcare decisions. Each beautifully designed issue of Dear Doctor–Dentistry & Oral Health contains a variety of highly readable feature stories, answers to patient questions—even exclusive celebrity interviews! If you’re looking for information on a specific dental topic, use our search bar to search our library of information. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a dental topic we haven’t covered!

Dr. Vilardi and Dr. Rayant continue to hold all Dear Doctor content—digital, print and video—to the highest standards of accuracy, relevance and readability. To do so, they have assembled an outstanding group of experts to serve on Dear Doctor’s Editorial Review Board. These highly accomplished individuals are committed to providing the finest educational content possible for dental patients around the world.

Educational Partners

Dear Doctor is also extremely proud to have earned the support of four leading professional organizations: the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Association of Endodontists, the American Academy of Periodontology and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. These leaders in the field of dentistry allow their logos to appear on Dear Doctor content after verifying that each article or video meets the highest standards of accuracy. Dear Doctor’s content is also endorsed by the TMJ Association, a patient-advocacy group dedicated to providing accurate information to people suffering from chronic jaw pain.

For Dental Professionals

If you are a dental professional seeking the most up-to-date ways of educating your patients about the health-promoting and even life-changing services you provide, Dear Doctor can help! We can enhance your online presence with our dental videos and website content as well as help educate your patients in your office with Dear Doctor TV, our waiting room education and entertainment product. Learn more.