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Ken Strohschein Promoted to Chief Information Officer for Great Expressions

July 22, 2013

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. – July 22, 2013 – Today, Bloomfield Hills-based Great Expressions Dental Centers (GEDC) announced the promotion of Ken Strohschein to chief information officer (CIO) of the leading dental service organization with affiliated dental offices in nine states across the Midwest, South and Northeast.

In his previous role serving as vice president of information technology, Strohschein overhauled the IT department, implementing significant changes that, in turn, improved company and dental office efficiencies as well as led to an improved patient experience.

Key accomplishments included the creation of a data warehouse used for company reporting, upgrading the core software application to a completely new technology, rebuilding the company’s telecommunications infrastructure and creating an in house solution for appointment confirmations with text messaging and/or email confirmations.

As part of his promotion to CIO, he will be charged with maintaining GEDC’s role as a technology leader and innovator in the dental industry and supporting GEDC strategic initiatives.

“During Ken’s time with Great Expressions, he has rebuilt and stabilized the IT teams and systems to meet the needs and priorities of the business, improved our efficiency and contributed to our growth and success,” said Richard Beckman, CEO of Great Expressions Dental Centers. “I’m confident he’ll continue to drive results.”

Prior to joining GEDC in April of 2010, Strohschein was the senior vice president and chief information officer for Lumber Liquidators, where he successfully led his team through an initial public offering and consolidated reporting across all systems. Strohschein was also the vice president and chief information officer for Hickory Farms, managing all aspects of technology for over 700 retail locations. As the technology leader for the Busch’s grocery store chain in 1992, he built one of the industry’s first Windows based point of sale and centralized back office management systems, which is still in use to this day. Strohschein received his bachelor’s degree from Kennedy-Western University.

About Great Expressions

For nearly 40 years, Great Expressions Dental Centers (GEDC) has been a leader in providing preventative dental care, orthodontics and specialty care with local offices in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Virginia. One of the largest privately owned dental service organizations in the United States, GEDC is consistently recognized for contributions to improving oral health through quality and safety initiatives, affordable dental care services, patient convenience, research and more. For more information, go to

Leslie Petersen
Lambert, Edwards & Associates

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