Todd grew up in Weatherford, Oklahoma and always dreamed of becoming a dentist. He pursued his college degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. After graduation, he was aggressively recruited by several colleges for dentistry and he selected the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, for its reputation as having one of the finest clinical dentistry programs in the nation. It was there that he completed his Doctorate in Dental Surgery in 1989.
Dr. Whitfield’s first post-graduate position was working at the United State Public Health Service from 1989-1991. He was very fortunate that oral surgeon, Dr. Mark Waller, instructed him on complicated tooth extraction, thus advancing his knowledge of oral surgery.
Dr. Whitfield opened his private dental practice in 1991. Dr Whitfield blessed with the ability to connect with people from all walks of life which became a great asset in growing a successful dental practice. After reading an article in Dental Practice Management in the early 90’s Dr. Whitfield implemented the “Win-Win” strategy by bringing other dentists into his practice to preform procedures on his patients. He quickly saw the benefit of making profit off of a procedure without ever touching the patient. Patients loved it because they got to stay in their “home office” surrounded by the staff they were familiar with and trusted. It decreased the patient’s stress level knowing Dr. Todd was near by to answer any last minute questions, resulting in the patients getting the treatment they needed. He was blessed that his great bedside manner and providing all-inclusive services “in-house” quickly led to over 4,000 patients.
Dr. Whitfield was constantly advancing his dental skills and knowledge. In 2008 he enrolled in the Misch International Implant Institute and completed both the Surgical and Prosthetics Implant Courses totaling 175 hours.
After 24 years of private practice and having twins later in life, Dr. Whitfield realized he needed to balance his profession with his family life. He sold his dental practice in 2015. He obtained his IV dental sedation license in 2016 by completing Conscious Sedation Consulting, a comprehensive “mini-residency” with a minimum of 60 hours didactic / classroom education and direct participation in administrating IV sedation to 20-30 clinical dental cases while being observed. Advanced training in airway management and medical emergencies included, totaling in approximately 100 hours. Early 2017 he gained his IV Portability by meeting all of the state dental board’s requirements.
In March of 2016, Dr. Whitfield launched Dental Surgical Solutions. Dr.Todd shares his vision with dentists on how they can increase their business with IV sedation dentistry. Dr. Whitfield and his team operate with the highest level of integrity and are true professionals. They are committed to providing impeccable patient care. To learn More call Dr. Todd at Dental Surgical Solutions at (214)-256-3000.