Since its founding, Emergency Dentists 24/7 has always held fast to the same mission as every practitioner we partner with. Our primary goal is to provide immediate relief to those suffering from toothache pain.
We meet this mission primarily by providing a 24/7 helpline staffed with expert referral specialists who have each spent years matching patients to the dental help they need. We know that paying for the dentist is expensive enough as it is, so we provide this helpline at absolutely no charge to our users – it is, and will forever remain, 100% toll-free.
Furthermore, we don’t just try to find the closest dentist on Google – you could do that yourself. Instead, we work with a network of featured partners across the United States, each of whom has been thoroughly vetted by our expert dentist (see below.) If you have a specific need (for special care dentistry or pediatric/senior dentistry, for example), we’ll find you a practitioner who meets that need. If you don’t have dental insurance, we’ll help you find a payment plan. Our specialists will even set up an appointment for you if you so choose!
We also provide an online listing of all our partners and a blog full of authoritative information to help you better prepare for your appointment. You can learn more about the high standards we hold the blog to by reading our editorial guidelines page.
We Recognize The Need
At Emergency Dentist 24/7, we have all been caught in a serious dental emergency and know how scary it can be. Some of us have even had dental emergencies occur while we were traveling, and have had the experience of trying to find a trustworthy dentist in an unfamiliar city.
That’s why we want to make it easy to find immediate relief that you can trust, without worrying about what kind of office you’re going into. Because we recognize the need for quality emergency dentistry, we are better prepared to meet it.
We are an Emergency Dental Service that has been relieving toothaches across all 50 states for many years. Our extensive network of independently-owned dental offices have agreed to see patients on short notice, usually within 24 hours of a telephone call. Most offices are open 6 days a week. Many offices will see an emergency patient after normal business hours, weekends and holidays.
ED247 was originally founded by Dr. Leonard Parris, former chairman of the Department of Endodontics at Temple University’s School of Dentistry in Philadelphia. Dr. Parris was an active member of the school’s faculty for more than 20 years and is credited with having taught Endodontics (root canal treatment) to more of that city’s dentists than any other professor in this specialty. Many of his graduates are now teaching at other dental schools.
After spending years building a network of connections with independently-owned dental offices, Leonard turned the company over to its current owner, Mike Plambeck. Mike is an entrepreneur and dental marketing expert who has over half a decade of experience in the Emergency Dental Service industry.
Our Expert Dentist
How do we make sure that we’re connecting our customers to great dentists? By soliciting the help of a great dentist ourselves, of course! Dr. David R. Hudnall, DMD, helps to vet all of our featured partners and verifies the information in our dental blog. You’ll see his name popping up as you read articles on the site – as a man with decades of experience, he knows what seperates good emergency dental care from bad.
Dr. Hudnall has spent 21 years working first as a dentist and later as a dental healthcare manager handling financial, administrative and physical operations. 18 of those years were spent in private practice as an emergency dentist in South Carolina, making Dr. Hudnall uniquely qualified to understand the niche we cater to.
Dr. Hudnall’s is a former member of both the American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics and the International Congress of Oral Implantology and his fields of expertise include emergency dentistry, oral surgery, and impact dentistry.
We believe our mission can only be achieved with transparency and honesty, which is why we’re proud to present the team that’s helping bring Emergency Dentist 24/7’s mission to life:
Justin is a dental marketing expert who works with Mike to coordinate the day-to-day operations of Emergency Dentist 24/7. Justin’s expertise lies in management, writing, and connecting patients to dental help that works for them.
He constantly works to make sure that our website is as authoritative as it can possibly be and works with our featured partners and expert dentist to make sure we’re providing the best possible care to our callers.
ANDREI MAKARIK AND MARISOL RAMOS
Andrei and Marisol are our team’s web developers.
Andrei has years of technical expertise in the field of web design and makes sure that the ED247 site (and its all-important dentist listing) remains online at all hours of the day or night, as well as making crucial user experience improvements. Marisol is a graphic designer with over a decade of experience who keeps the site looking beautiful even years after its initial founding.
LUIS TORIO AND I COLEMAN
Luis Torio and I Coleman are writers and marketers with over a decade of combined experience. They maintain our dental blog and help get the Emergency Dentist 24/7 name out there on various business listings and at the top of Google search results, so that we can help as many customers as possible.
They work to provide content that is easy for a layperson to read while partnering with our expert dentist to make sure that it’s also factually accurate and based in scientific evidence.
Jamie Brown is a customer support specialist – our readers’ and callers’ first point of contact for any questions, comments, or concerns they might have about the service. Jamie is eminently qualified, endlessly cheerful, and always ready to help a customer in need.