Edward Shellard, D.M.D.
Chief Dental Officer
With more than two decades of clinical and executive experience in the dental industry, Edward Shellard, D.M.D., drives Carestream Dental’s innovation by looking for new ways to add value for its customers. He also plays a role in managing Carestream Dental’s Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs). In his previous position as vice president of sales and marketing, Dr. Shellard oversaw global sales in all of Carestream Dental’s regions and drove global marketing strategy and product development efforts for the latest innovations in dental and practice management technology. He has been with Carestream Dental since February 2008.
Prior to joining Carestream Dental, Dr. Shellard was president and CEO of Dental Technologies Inc., a dental laboratory consortium based in Dublin, Calif. For 14 years, Dr. Shellard held various positions—including serving as the company’s president—at the Kerr Corporation, one of the oldest dental products companies in the world. While at Kerr, Dr. Shellard gained experience in clinical affairs, business development, R&D and marketing, and was instrumental in the acquisition and integration of numerous companies.
Additionally, from 1996 to 2002, he served as an adjunct associate professor at the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry.
Dr. Shellard began his career as a dentist and ran a general dental practice from 1987 to 1994 in Rochester, NY, before entering corporate management. During this time, Dr. Shellard also consulted for the Dental Products Group of Eastman Kodak.
Dr. Shellard holds a Bachelor of Arts from Ohio Wesleyan University, a Doctorate of Medicine in Dentistry from Case Western Reserve University and a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, International Association for Dental Research (IADR), American Association for Dental Research (AADR), Academy of Dental Materials and Academy of General Dentistry, and served as the president of the Dental Materials Group of the AADR.