Best Practices for the Dental Entrepreneur
Friday, July 12, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.
Dr. Joshua Renken, a native to central Illinois, attended Eastern Illinois University for undergrad and then received his DDS degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. After completing associate work in Chicago, Dr. Renken moved to Springfield, IL and opened his first practice, Renken Dentistry, in 2003.
Due to his ongoing dedication to professional growth, he has been awarded fellowships from both the White Cap Institute as well as the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
In 2014 and 2015, Dr. Renken was voted best dentist in Springfield by The State Journal-Register’s readers.
Dr. Renken is dedicated to organized dentistry and professional alliances. He served as President of the GV Black Dental Society for the 2014-2015 term. On the state level, he is a member of the communications committee of the Illinois State Dental Society. Dr. Renken also holds professional memberships in the Academy of General Dentistry, a Fellow of the International College of Oral Implantologists, and as a member of the Chicago Dental Society and the American Dental Association.
Dr. Renken is fully committed to our community, specifically the success of children and families facing the challenges of neurological and developmental differences. He has been a long time member of the board of The Hope Institute for Children and Families and currently serves the organization as chairman of the board of directors. Renken Dentistry has been a pilot site for Hope’s Vocational Program. This partnership has made it possible for the dental practice to meaningfully employ and support a team member with developmental differences. Dr. Renken is also a member of the Ambassadors of Hope, a volunteer group of business leaders who serve as advocates for The Hope Institute and the children and families it serves. He looks forward to finding new projects and ways to become involved in Leander, Texas.
Dr. Renken has opened PracticeWater — a practice management services company, Renken Properties LLC — a properties company, and dental practices in Leander and Georgetown, TX in the last five years. His web-based patient subscription management platform, Health Assurance Plan, brings top-quality dental care to those without dental insurance. He’s also an author with a recently released first book, “Dr. Fries-With-That”. His mission is to help dental offices create greater health for their patients, team members, and practices, including right here in Leander!
Dr. Renken and his wife, Leigh, have four children: Reilly, Miles, Oscar, and Lorelai.
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