about the author

Dr. Mead poses with one of his mentors

Alan Mead is a dentist, speaker, blogger and horse feeder. Because this is an “about the author” page, I will refer to myself in the 3rd person because it makes it sound like someone else who is smart and knowledgable is writing it.

Dr. Mead is a social media enthusiast. That sounds very sophisticated, but in reality it just means he spends way too much time online. He started on Dentaltown.com in September of 2002 and has been using social media ever since. In 2005 he began reading Seth Godin’s blog and realized that he was a huge fan of the medium.

Dr. Mead’s first blog was about the Michigan Automated Prescription System and was originally named www.mapsinformation.com. To this day this website irritates the state of Michigan because he gets decent Google hits even though it is an unofficial site and he hasn’t posted on it for over a year.

Dr. Mead started his office website, www.meadfamilydental.com as a blog in 2008 and upgraded it to it’s current form in July of 2011.

Dr. Mead and his wife Debra live on a horse farm west of Midland with their two sons, Sean and Jacob. Most mornings and evenings you’ll find Dr. Mead feeding 11 horses, several barn cats, two dogs and one miniature donkey named Floyd.

Dr. Mead has lectured extensively in Michigan and across the country on various topics including social media for dentistsmedical marijuana and addiction. He has also written several articles for professional journals like the Journal of the Michigan Dental Association.

Dr. Mead also thinks you should be writing a blog. Why don’t you have one?

If you’d like to get in contact with the blogging dentist, here’s a few ways to do it:

First, you can email me at: alan@meadfamilydental.com

You can find me on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/alanmead

My office Facebook page is: www.facebook.com/MeadFamilyDental (go “like” the page for me, seriously).