Douglas W. Brown

Dental Innovation Alliance
Managing Partner and Co-founder

Doug Brown led and grew two national dental support organizations for over 22 years, most recently as CEO and Vice Chairman of Affordable Care LLC (ACI, d/b/a Affordable Dentures & Implants which now affiliates with over 450 practices in 42 states).  In the late 90s, Brown organized several dental industry leaders into a group practice study group which eventually led to the formation of the Association of Dental Support Organizations (ADSO). He has continually held leadership positions within ADSO, including President and Chair of the Government Affairs Committee. He currently serves on ADSO’s Executive Committee and other key committees. Brown previously worked for Arthur Young & Company as a CPA, several large retail companies, and a management consulting firm that he co-founded.

Brown holds a B.S. and an M.B.A. degree from Duke University and the Fuqua School of Business and serves on ten boards, both for-profit and not-for-profit, most of which are in the dental industry. He is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Local Start Dental, an innovative non-profit dental clinic and learning center in Durham, NC. Local Start exists as a collaboration between the UNC Adams School of Dentistry and several businesses serving the dental industry. Brown is on the Advisory Boards for the Deans of the UNC Adams School of Dentistry and the UIC College of Dentistry.