J. Hedrick, Smile Doctors LLC

J. Hedrick
Chief Executive Officer
Smile Doctors Support Services

Lessons Learned from Billion-Dollar DSOs
Thursday, July 13, 2022
9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.



John Dolen Hedrick, III, who goes by “J.”, is responsible for running all facets of Smile Doctors, LLC as their CEO. He earned his B.S. in Industrial Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Smile Doctors, J. was CEO of Pei Wei, a fast-casual spin off from P.F. Chang’s with over 200 restaurants.


J. has an impressive executive management track record and over 20 years of experience in a variety of industries, as well as 15+ years managing multi-billion dollar P&Ls. J. has proven success at increasing profitability, sustainably improving operations, both at the retail and support levels, and strategic redesign and deployment. Other noteworthy experience includes holding the position of COO at NPC International, as well as operational leadership positions at Pilot Flying J, 7-Eleven, and RaceTrac Petroleum. He currently resides in the greater Dallas, TX area with his wife, Louise, and their two sons.