Dr Dudley- You have mentored me as friend, surrogate brother, and a colleague. In working with you for the past 15 years, you have inspired me most through your leadership, enthusiasm, and drive. I sure am going to miss your “Top of the morning soldier!” when I arrive to work and the “Drive home safe” at the close of day:) Thank you for everything Dr Dudley!!!! Best of luck to you and your family.
I met Scott in 2009 when he was putting finishing touches on his new VDC office. It didn’t take long to realize that he is a visionary who thinks and does bigger than most of us. I admire his ability to think outside the box, to challenge himself professionally and personally, and to inspire. Working alongside Scott, I have been able to treat some great cases and learn things about our profession that I would not have learned otherwise. Thanks brother!
Scott – You inspire me every time we speak. You are a friend, a gentleman, a man of action, a leader. So great to know you. I know we will always be friends and colleagues.
Scott – You continue to inspire me with your non-stop energy, enthusiasm, and warmth towards everyone. You treat everyone like they are your best friend and your energy is infectious. I will always remember how you helped me with my angioedema case. I was so stressed (not sleeping, etc) and went to you for advice, and the first thing you offered me (before any clinical advice) was a hug, which I really needed at the time. I will always remember that and be thankful for the support and comfort when I needed it most. You also got me to change gears and focus on the business aspect and metrics of the profession. Moving forward with goals of eventually becoming a practice owner, this perspective change will be very helpful. He showed me that the “patient’s best interests” and “the bottom line” are not mutually exclusive and it is possible to strive to meet both.
Unparalleled Work Ethic
Michael Reimels DDS, FAGD
Reimels Family Dentistry
Dr. Dudley – You have inspired me by setting an example of generosity, enthusiasm, confidence and motivation. Professionally, I have grown a lot because you are always looking for the next level of technique and delivery with emphasis on results. Your positive spirit is always offering guidance and support and that makes the work place a better place to be! All the very best on your new journey!
Dr. D – In the short time we have worked together, you have accomplished a great deal. It’s awesome to see from a fellow South Jerseyan. Thanks for being an inspiration!
Scott- You have continually challenged me to be a better dentist and better leader each and every day, which has translated into me being a better father, husband, colleague, and friend. You care about your team members and have always showed up when called upon. I admire your determination and will-power to never give up. You are not afraid to take risks and will work endlessly to bring your vision to fruition. You think outside the box and always have a fresh perspective on a situation or problem that needs to be addressed. Thank you
At the top of the restorative dental world
Robert Emery DDS
Capital Center for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
A realistic view of what can be accomplished
Virginia Dental Center, Arlington, VA
Scott – I love that you never stop moving. Your positivity infuses those you work with and amplifies whatever project you’re focusing on. You empower people to take ownership in whatever they are working on based on high standards and common goals. A true entrepreneur who leads by example.
Matt Lurken Tvrdik
You have inspired me with your limitless amount of energy and drive to push myself out of my comfort zone. Your incredible achievements are awe inspiring, and you truly exemplify the meaning of hard work and innovative thinking! Your empathy and true care for your employees are such an inspiration for me to lead by example.
Scott has inspired me in a number of ways in the short 6-7 years that I have known him, and I’m sure that I could write an essay on this topic! To sum it up, he has inspired me to often evaluate my current situations both professional and personal and to develop a plan and put action steps in that would better me as a doctor, husband and father. Don’t be afraid of change and always focus on the big picture knowing that there will be sacrifices that we all make along the journey.
Dr. Dudley – You have a fantastic energy about you. You have inspired me to push myself to do more to help those around me. If ever I think I cannot give more, you’re a reminder that there is always something else to be done. You never cease to have excitement and drive for finding the next best opportunity for not just yourself, but friends, family, and colleagues. I am very lucky to have gotten to know you over the past couple of months and look forward to picking your brain about life and the dental profession for many years to come!
Dr Dudley – It’s been an awesome journey working with you. From the moment I met you 12+ years ago I knew there was something special about you. I appreciate all the lessons learned, words of encouragement and the mentoring process. You have inspired me to be better and always look for the best in others. I know there is more to come in the next chapter in your life. There’s no distance in friendship. Wishing you the very best
Dr. Dudley – In the last 8 years, you have taught me so much not just about the dental field but also about motivation and drive to be the best hygienist I can be. You have always been available to discuss issues with me, and you have believed in me all along the way. I am so thankful to have not only a “boss” but a friend that I can look up to professionally and who has guided me professionally through my 20s and into my 30s! In addition, I have seen how the dental office/field goes way beyond clinical practice. We took a career-changing trip to Scottsdale when I first started and learned so much about bettering ourselves clinically and personally. When you started Elite Dental, I was able to witness everything that is involved in starting an amazing dental practice from the ground up. Working for you and helping to start this new practice has been the best experience. You really are a mentor personally and professionally for me, and I admire your amazing work ethic and drive!
Real business skills
Alyssa Hartman DDS
Elite Dental, Arlington, VA
MACC Academy Covers the Knowledge Gaps
Dr. Nathan Krivitzky
Director of USAF AEGD Residency Program Andrews AFB
Scott – You have inspired me to never stop improving on myself and to never settle into easy contentment. I am better for having seen firsthand how much more important leadership is to life and practice than any dental skill.
Dr. Dudley has challenged me to be more open minded and view situations from different angles.
Scott – You have an innate ability to believe in the people around you in a way that makes those same people begin to believe in themselves.
Dudley is one of the most inspiring people I have ever met and makes me feel like anything is possible with hard work and dedication. I will always be grateful for his encouragement and support in everything. Dr. Dudley has made me better professionally with all his encouragement in every meeting we had. When I decided that I wanted to expand my knowledge in the field of dentistry and apply to dental hygiene school, Dr. Dudley was the first doctor to immediately reply to my request for a letter of recommendation. He did this despite the fact that I had only worked with him personally a handful of times. It’s very rare to meet people who push you, inspire you and support you the way Dr. Dudley does. He believes in people and that makes it easier for us to believe in ourselves. I feel extremely lucky to have worked with a boss that truly cares for his team and helps us realize our professional dreams. He doesn’t put us in a box but rather encourages us to expand our knowledge and grow beyond what our role/title in the practice is. I will graduate from dental hygiene school in May 2020. I am so grateful for his and this office’s support in making my dreams come true by always believing in me. Thank you Dr. Dudley!
Dr. Dudley – As you already know, when I first started, I knew nothing about dentistry, now, I know a little more, and for much of it, I have you to thank. Your leadership and example have inspired me and have opened my eyes to new stages of opportunity, strength, and definitely to think outside the box. I am very thankful for all your advice and to call you my boss.
Dudley – I had some of the basic building blocks when I began working with you 3 years ago, but I’m a different dentist and leader than I was when I started working at Elite. I’m grateful for your friendship, patience and leadership, you have made a big impact on so many of us! THANK YOU
Dr. Dudley – You have been a good friend and a great example of the effect of hard work and a positive attitude. If it weren’t for you, I wouldn’t have my house. I owe you more than I can repay. Thank you
Dr. Dudley – You have an innovative approach to dentistry inspiring those around you to continually ask, “how can we do this better” instead of sticking to the status quo. You inspire those around you to look for solutions and improvements to drive all team members towards success. Being able to observe that type of leadership in action has helped me to grow as a leader. You also believe in the people around you, and your confidence in me has helped me to take on new challenges and grow professionally. Thank you!