We know that dentistry is not always easy.
You need the confidence to perform predictable dentistry outcomes, making you enjoy dentistry more, challenging yourself and your career with improved skills.
We believe, university starts you on your journey, however dentistry is full of complexity, in even the simplest of procedures. Therefore it requires comprehensive ongoing learning. In order to master dentistry you need inspiring and quality learning experiences.
We also believe that quality education doesn't have to be expensive, so we have decided to democratise dental education.
RipeGlobal is created by dentists, for dentists.
Like you, we realise the importance of learning from the successes and failures. We are real practicing dentists, with real patients.
RipeGlobal’s master dentists have world-class reputations. With centuries of combined experience, they inspire members around the globe to excel at all aspects of dentistry - integrating excellence in clinical, patient, practice, and communication.
Join our network of like-minded dental professionals and access mentors to guide your dental journey. Shortcut the learning journey, minimise the risk of failure, with predictability and confidence so you can fall in love with your dental career!
We constantly ask, “Can it be done better?” This ever-present question has instilled within us a powerful drive to innovate the way education is delivered in order to better serve the dental profession.
RipeGlobal was born out of the desire to bring education to the dentist when dentists wrestled with the cumbersome task of seeking further education.
Our origin story began in a private Facebook group attached to Dr Harris’ education platform, Restoring Excellence. The group grew rapidly, and RipeGlobal’s resources were soon answering the continuing education needs of more than 73,000 members.
We had identified that the biggest challenge for dental professionals pursuing further training was that they need to physically leave their practice. Our solution to this problem came in the form of RIPE Academy, which launched in 2016.
RipeGlobal was relaunched in 2020, becoming an online education platform that offers the highest quality education for dental professionals world-wide, any time.
Dr Lincoln Harris is highly respected by the global dental community for his vast clinical and business knowledge. He is an in-demand teacher who has presented at international and domestic events for more than two decades.
Early in his career Dr Harris’ passion for mastery saw him pursue extensive continuing education training around the world in diverse areas of dentistry.
He is a full-time private practice dentist who intimately understands the pressure and stress that dentists can experience in their clinic, administration and business.
Dr Harris is a natural-born teacher who demonstrates and deconstructs complex procedure masterfully. Known for his unique teaching style that has made him an in-demand international presenter, Dr Harris weaves a wisdom through his teachings that is born from the most unlikely of places: failure. Poor clinical outcomes are of course disappointing, they are also a student’s greatest teacher.
Dr Harris works tirelessly building his global education hub, RipeGlobal. He enjoys a busy clinic and teaching schedule.
Dr Dennis Tarnow is currently Clinical Professor of Periodontology and Director of Implant Education at Columbia School of Dental Medicine. He is the former Professor and Chairman of the Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry.
Dr. Tarnow has a certiﬁcate in Periodontics and Prosthodontics and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Periodontology. He is a recipient of the Master Clinician Award from the American Academy of Periodontology, Teacher of the Year Award from New York University and Distinguished Lecturer Award from the American College of Prosthodontists in 2015, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry.
Dr. Tarnow has a private multispecialty interdisciplinary practice in New York City, and has been honored with a wing named after him at New York University College of Dentistry. He has published over two hundred twenty-five articles on perio-prosthodontics and implant dentistry and has co-authored four textbooks including one titled The Single Tooth Implant. Dr. Tarnow has lectured extensively in the United States and internationally in over forty-five countries.
A technology and business leader for over 20 years with a track record of great business outcomes for customers, partners and key stakeholders.
Cam has achieved success by driving teams to innovate, be agile and deliver sustainable performance through strategic alignment, operational excellence and amplifying results through a strong network of internal and external relationships.
As the Chief Strategy Officer for RipeGlobal, Cam brings his extensive experience domestically and internationally across Asia Pacific & Japan, in Banking & Finance, Retail, Government, Service Provider, Technology, Services and Contact Centre industries.
A passionate creative marketer, Luke has worked in various marketing roles across the FMCG range category including natural health, entertainment, food and travel. Majoring in Marketing and Law, Luke was responsible for the acquisition and development of feature films ranging from $20M to $150M budgets. Luke has also worked with brands such as Flight Centre, Subway and Fox, Dendy and Lionsgate.
He has also created, produced and directed two seasons of the travel series 'The 48 Hour Destination' on network 10 and National Geographic and was the creator behind the Travel Ideas Top 50 experiences in 2020.
Luke is now the Executive Director of Education Content where he is bringing his knowledge across industries to the education sector
Dr. Melkers is a 1994 graduate of Marquette University School of Dentistry and currently serves as Visiting Faculty at Rīga Stradiņš University & The Pankey Institute.
Dr Melkers is also an ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry and serves as an administrator for RipeGlobal, and the Restorative Implant Practice Excellence Facebook group, hosting our 76,000+ members.