Shuman, Lou

Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS
3815 Leland Street
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

P: (301) 641-6003
F: (301) 951-2032
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Dr. Lou Shuman is the president of Pride Institute. He currently serves on the Key Opinion Leader Board at DENTSPLY GAC, is a personal consultant to DENTSPLY GAC, and a member of the DENTSPLY Technology Committee. He is chairman of the Sesame Communications Technology Advisory Board, and is a member of the Advisory Boards of Dentistry Today, The Progressive Orthodontist, The Progressive Dentist, and Orthodontic Practice US. Dr. Shuman is the creator of the prestigious Pride “Best of Class” Awards, an unbiased nonprofit initiative that in conjunction with the industry’s leading technology experts selects annually the most important technologies in the industry. The impact of this initiative has resulted in an innovative cooperation with Dental Products Report, Dental Economics, ADA News, Dr. BiCuspid, Orthodontic Practice US, Implant Practice US, Endodontic Practice US, The Progressive Dentist, and The Progressive Orthodontist, with culmination each year at The ADA Annual Session at the ADA Pride Institute Technology Expo providing continuing education by technology Key Opinion Leaders and hands on representation of the winning technologies. Prior to joining Pride, he served as vice president of clinical education and strategic relations at Align Technology for 7 years. As a guest lecturer at Gordon Christensen's LDS Annual Meeting he was cited as “one of the most influential dentists in the country today.”

Lecture Topics:
Social Media
Search Engine Optimization
Sleep Apnea
Internet Strategy
Practice Marketing
Operational Practice Management
2014 Lecture Highlights:
Mar 28: University of Washington School of Dentistry; Seattle, Wash
Apr 3-5: Alberta Society of Orthodontists Annual Meeting; Banff, Alberta, Canada
For his complete lecture schedule, visit