Tom Terronez is a hands-on leader in the dental technology industry, committed to helping practices reach their efficiency and IT security potential. Since founding two tech companies in the early 2000’s (Medix Dental and Terrostar Interactive Media), he has become a nationally respected and increasingly sought-after expert in his field. His mission to help practices mitigate risk, protect patients, and maximize overall success has allowed dentists all over the country to embrace a new type of technology partner.
Tom’s philosophy is best likened to Benjamin Franklin’s sentiment, “An ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure.” Accordingly, he enjoys regularly educating prominent dental universities, associations, and societies about proactively combating the critical cybersecurity threats that face our time. His ability to explain these complex topics in an accessible and inclusive fashion has allowed him to connect with both novice and expert audiences alike. Still, Tom’s time in the classroom is not always spent leading; he has attended executive education programs at both Stanford and Dartmouth College.
Outside of work, Tom and his wife, Brooke, enjoy traveling and value strong civic engagement. They volunteer and serve on multiple not-for-profit boards, and regularly sponsor a wide variety of goodwill efforts within their community.
Order and read Tom’s latest book contribution in the Wiley publication, Dental Practice Transition: A Practice Guide to Management.
Favorite nerdy indulgence
Video games. My latest and greatest is Call of Duty.
The Special from Angelo’s in Sterling, IL (it is perfect)
Russell Peters (who happens to be my favorite comedian)
Favorite summer activities
Driving, racing, and just about anything outdoors
What do you love about Medix?
The people. Our team and our clients seriously rock!
What's the most dangerous thing you've ever done?
Raced the Nordschleife in Nurburgring, and I'm definitely going to do it again.