Design Ergonomics Founder
Dr. David Ahearn is first and foremost a full time practicing dentist whose offices rank among the nation’s most productive practices. Trained at the University of Michigan, Dr. Ahearn’s discovery of the Toyota Production LEAN Principles and the subsequent application of them to dentistry began a quality and productivity revolution that is at the heart of his design work. Subsequently, he is the founder of Design/Ergonomics, the nation’s largest independent dental office design firm, Ergonomic-Products, a manufacturer of high-productivity, ergonomically sound dental equipment, and Reboot Training, clinical consultants dedicated to maximizing practice productivity. Combined, his companies work with doctors across North America to design, equip and train comfortable, productive and highly cost effective practices.
Dr. Ahearn has held faculty positions at both the University of Michigan and NYU’s College of Dentistry, and was a founding member of the ADA’s Ergonomics Subcommittee. He is a frequent lecturer and contributor to numerous dental publications, including multiple chapters in the ADA’s current Practical Guide to Dental Office Design.