Executive Vice President of OCO Biomedical and President of Ascend Dental Academy
By Lauren Jones, Photo by Courtney Runn
Throughout her career, Jan D’Alise Martin has sought to identify gaps and respond with innovative solutions. As executive vice president of OCO Biomedical, a leading supplier of dental-implant technology, Martin saw a high demand for practical, advance-level training and mentoring for dentists seeking to expand their skill sets and grow their practices. In 2017, she cofounded Ascend Dental Academy with one of the world’s most respected implant specialists, Dr. Ara Nazarian. The academy was an instant success, providing training to more than 70 dentists in its first year, with an expected 250 to complete coursework in 2018. Previously, Martin was an executive at Arise Healthcare, where she helped generate more than $70 million in annual earnings. She and her husband have a son and a daughter in college and another daughter in high school.