Dr. Fred S. Ferguson DDS
Dr. Ferguson is president and CEO of About Smiles, Inc. and creator of MySmileGuide.com. Since starting About Smiles, Inc. in 1999, Dr Ferguson has consulted with insurance companies and organizations with the goal of increasing awareness about the value of oral health to overall health promotion and reduction of costs and claims. He has a long history of providing continuing education for insurance companies to their medical and dental health provider groups. Dr Ferguson has developed oral health education materials for individuals, caregivers and health professionals and has a growing reputation of presenting to the health care industry.
Dr. Ferguson is also Distinguished Teaching Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dental Medicine Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry and Associate Professor of Pediatric Medicine University Hospital, Stony Brook University. At Stony Brook, he is Director of the Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry, Dental Care for the Developmentally Disabled Program, Pediatric Dental Infectious Disease Program, and the Craniofacial Cleft Palate Center.
He received his DDS from Howard University (1973), and completed residency training in pediatric dentistry at the University of Connecticut (1975). He is a diplomat and fellow of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Ferguson has a long history in community service. His professional experience includes research in oral health and pediatric dental curriculum development. He maintains membership in national dental organizations and has an extensive history of presentations to health professionals and consumers. His publications include book chapters, original journal articles and abstracts and he has maintained an active private practice in pediatric dentistry since 1975.