Daniel W. Perkins
Daniel W. Perkins is the Chief Executive Officer of AEGIS Publications, LLC; and Dental Learning Systems, LLC. One of the largest oral healthcare multimedia houses in North America, AEGIS publishes Inside Dentistry, Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, Inside Dental Hygiene, and Inside Dental Technology, as well as numerous specialty pieces, all dedicated to the dissemination of the most current and relevant oral healthcare information. In addition, the company provides media solutions to create interactive content for practitioner and patient education, sales training, and product marketing. AEGIS’s sister company, Dental Learning Systems, maintains the CDEWorld platform, a popular and trusted source for webinars, online courses, live regional events, and globally recognized continuing education content development.
Mr. Perkins has worked in oral healthcare publishing since 1983. During his tenure in the space, he has successfully built strategic platforms of titles and programs that brought groundbreaking content, new journal launches, and unique editorial partnerships to both the dental and pharmaceutical markets. As President of the Medical Division of Medical World Communications, he built the Dental branch into the largest publishing platform in dentistry, with an unrivaled track record of five successful publication launches and a series of cutting-edge industry initiatives.
In the summer of 2005, Mr. Perkins founded AEGIS Publications, LLC—a company specializing in information transfer via print, digital, and multimedia platforms for the oral healthcare market—and launched the flagship title, Inside Dentistry.
In December 2007, AEGIS acquired the dental assets of Medical World Communications (then known as Ascend Media), including Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry and Dental Learning Systems. Mr. Perkins spearheaded the reinvigoration of Compendium, returning the journal to the forefront of dental education.
In 2009, Mr. Perkins helmed the relaunch of Dental Learning Systems and the development of CDEWorld, adding another platform of delivery for educational content.
In 2010, he forayed into the laboratory market with the successful launch of Inside Dental Technology.
In 2011, Mr. Perkins oversaw the creation of aegisdentalnetwork.com, an umbrella site supporting and enhancing each brand and solidifying AEGIS’ position as a multimedia information resource.
In 2013, he engineered the acquisition of BlueMotion Online Studio and Scientific Graffiti, fusing them into AEGIS Visualization, a design division specializing in oral, medical, and scientific art, which he has since developed into a full-service studio platform.
Today, the AEGIS brands are widely recognized as leaders in all forms of oral healthcare education and marketing, and Mr. Perkins continues to innovate and challenge the status quo.
Mr. Perkins has served in various leadership capacities on many dental-related boards, including: the Dean’s Advisory Board of Harvard University School of Dental Medicine, the International Advisory Board of Hadassah University School of Dental Medicine, Oral Health America, the Dental Trade Alliance (DTA), Friends of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (FNIDCR), the Corporate Councils of the National and Hispanic Dental Associations, Pacific Dental Services, the Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention (OSAP), and the National Museum of Dentistry. He has also chaired the American Dental Education Association (ADEA)’s Corporate Council. In these roles, Mr. Perkins has served as a liaison between corporate groups and academic leaders. He has been instrumental in championing projects, studies, and reports that advance the profession of dentistry and serve the pubic interest.