Dr. William Moorhead

William J. Moorhead DMD has developed and teaches systems and strategies for overcoming the challenging issues most practices face with absenteeism, turnover, lack of quick and adequate training, and high overhead.  Always looking for new and powerful solutions, Dr. Moorhead not only solves complex management issues in his practice but shares them with other dentists and their teams through his speaking and consulting programs.     

Sometimes affectionately referred to as “Dr. Checklist,” Dr. Moorhead speaks across the United States on topics related to systems management, clinical efficiency, dental technology, medical emergencies, treating anxious patients and leadership. Dr. Moorhead is co-founder of IV Sedation Training for Dentists LLC, and he is also the founder and owner of StreamDent® software. 

Dr. Moorhead has served as President of the Blue Grass Dental Society in Lexington, Kentucky, Chair of the Kentucky Dental Association Executive Board, and is a Past President of the Kentucky Dental Association.  Dr. Moorhead has earned Fellowships from the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the International College of Dentists and the American College of Dentists. He is a member of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, American Dental Association, Kentucky Dental Association, and the Blue Grass Dental Society. 


Past Presentations  (Partial Listing) 

American Dental Association
Florida National Dental Conference
Kentucky Dental Association (multiple)
Texas Dental Association
Blue Grass Dental Society
Mad River Dental Society
San Fernando Dental Society (multiple)
University of Kentucky College of Dentistry
Benco Dental National Webinar (multiple)
Orapharma Speaker’s Bureau 


Innovator Insights

  • Embrace Multidisciplinary Skills: Dr. Moorhead’s experience as a musician significantly influenced his dexterity as a dentist. This insight encourages professionals to recognize and leverage skills from diverse domains, as they might unexpectedly complement and enhance their primary profession. 
  • Prioritize Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Checklists: Dr. Moorhead’s innovative software-based system emphasizes the importance of SOPs and checklists in streamlining practice operations. Dentists can adopt this approach, with or without the software, to improve efficiency and ensure consistent quality of care. 
  • Empower Your Team with Clear Protocols: To overcome resistance to change, it’s crucial for team members to see the value in adopting new protocols. Dentists should communicate the benefits of SOPs and checklists, ensuring their team understands how it leads to improved patient care and practice success. 
  • Maintain a Balanced Approach to Technology: While Dr. Moorhead acknowledges the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in dentistry, he also advises against excessive reliance. Dentists should welcome technology as a tool to enhance practice operations, but not to the extent that it replaces critical thinking and clinical judgment. 
  • Find Growth in Adversity: Dr. Moorhead’s personal journey highlights the potential for transformation in the face of adversity. Dentists should view challenges, such as divorce or other tragedies, as opportunities for personal growth and positive change. By seeking the silver lining in difficult situations, professionals can emerge stronger and more resilient. 

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