Get acquainted with Dr. Russell, a seasoned and reliable dentist dedicated to serving the Northeast Ohio community for numerous years. With a rich history spanning 29 years, which includes owning a private practice and being acknowledged as a top performer in dental organizations, he established Empire Dental Arts. However, when his vision was no longer upheld, he made the decision to depart. Ultimately, he has returned to his initial passion—serving as a dedicated practitioner in a single location. Now, he focuses on caring for his long-time patients, welcoming new ones, and extending his commitment to friends and family.
Beyond his thriving professional journey, Dr. Russell has held the prestigious position of official team dentist for both the Cleveland Monsters and the Cleveland Gladiators. His contributions extend to distinguished faculty roles at MetroHealth Medical Center, Marymount Hospital, Laurelwood Hospital, and University Hospitals of Cleveland.
Dr. Russell is a proud holder of a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from SUNY Buffalo School of Dentistry, having completed his residency at MetroHealth of Cleveland. His educational background includes a B.S. from Mount Union College, where he excelled as an NCAA athlete and coach. Actively engaged in professional circles, he is a member of esteemed associations such as the Cleveland Dental Society, the Ohio Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Dental Association. Cleveland is not just a location for Dr. Russell; it's home, where he resides with his wife and three children.
Dr. Russell's multifaceted experience as an associate, partner, and owner in the dental industry has significantly influenced the culture and values that define patient expectations. As a nationally recognized speaker, prolific research publisher, and a protege of world-renowned experts in surgical, preventative, restorative, and esthetic dentistry, he brings unparalleled knowledge and skills to the region
Finally, Dr. Russell's expertise in practice growth and management has led him to establish a consulting group, offering guidance to colleagues navigating transitions in their practices. Additionally, he has initiated a series of podcasts delving into these crucial topics. Dr. Russell asserts that, while patient care remains paramount, a well-run practice is equally fulfilling for the owner doctor and their team. Through his teachings, he emphasizes that achieving balance in these aspects can lead to even more beneficial outcomes for all involved.
Outside the office, Dr. Russell can be found enjoying leisurely activities such as golfing, strolling through parks, dining out, attending sporting events or performances at Playhouse Square. These experiences are shared with his lovely wife of more than 31 years, Cindy. Dr. Russell also relishes visiting his children, friends, and family across the country. Additionally, he finds relaxation in his backyard, often accompanied by his one-year-old English Mastiff, Caesar.