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People Behind the Consumer Guide to Dentistry

Allison DiMatteo
» Writer
Ms. DiMatteo is the founder of Crème della Crème Copywriting & Communication. She specializes in copywriting, editing and publication management for diverse clients. She has been a regular independent contributor to Inside Dentistry magazine, and was the managing editor of the publication when it launched in 2005. She has also served as the editor of Functional Esthetics & Restorative Dentistry. In addition to authoring and ghostwriting a variety of articles geared toward healthcare professionals and consumers, Ms. DiMatteo’s corporate, professional and academic clients rely on her skills for print advertisements, brochures, video scripts, and sales presentations, as well as Web site and downloadable news and education content.

Denise Mann
» Consulting Writer
Ms. Mann has more than 15 years of experience as a healthcare writer for consumers on the Internet. In addition to contributing to Consumer Guide to Dentistry, Ms. Mann serves as the Editor of Consumer Guide to Plastic Surgery and Consumer Guide to Bariatric Surgery. For the past nine years she was a freelance health writer for WebMD as well as for websites related to conditions, such as arthritis and osteoporosis, and cosmetic procedures, such as facelift and rhinoplasty. Before that she was senior editor for the Medical News Tribune Service. Ms. Mann has received numerous awards, including the Journalistic Achievement Award from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. She has a journalism degree from Lehigh University, with a graduate degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Nayda Rondon
» Consulting Writer
With more than 20 years of research, writing and editing experience, Ms. Rondon has covered healthcare, beauty, fitness and general lifestyle topics for numerous consumer and professional publications and websites. The author of two non-fiction books, she has been the editor-in-chief of New Body, a national health and fitness magazine, and a managing editor at Montage Media, where she was responsible for three professional dental publications. In addition to authoring, ghostwriting and copy editing for publications with a diverse readership (including children and young adults), she has done marketing and promotional projects for various individual and corporate clients. She is a graduate of Syracuse University’s S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and holds a master’s degree from New York University.

Fred Balzac
» Consulting Writer
Mr. Balzac has been writing about healthcare since 1990. He has written and edited numerous industry-sponsored medical publications, and his articles have appeared in such health-related magazines as Inside Dentistry and Product Management Today. Trained as a journalist and then a copywriter in New York City, Mr. Balzac continues to work in regional journalism and produce promotional materials, including websites. He is an award-winning playwright and essayist. He received a B.A. in English from Columbia College.

Tammy Davenport
» Consulting Writer
Ms. Davenport has been researching and writing about dental health as the Dentistry Guide for since 2005. With more than 20 years of experience in the field of dentistry, she possesses clinical knowledge from a dental assistant’s perspective as well as extensive knowledge from an administrative perspective. Ms. Davenport also enjoys doing research, contributing dental health articles and designing dental newsletters for local dentists. Her goal is to help people understand all aspects of dentistry and increase their awareness of the importance of oral health.

Linda Dyett
» Consulting Writer
Ms. Dyett is a New York-based writer/editor with specialties in oral health, general health, and dermatology, as well as in a variety of consumer issues. She developed and was editor-in-chief of Oh, What Beautiful Teeth, an innovative consumer dental magazine published in 2004–2005. She also developed and edited the award-winning Conde Nast Skin (2000). Her consumer-oriented articles have appeared in The New York TimesThe Washington PostAllureIn StyleGlamour (where she was beauty editor), Lears (where she was a senior editor), Prevention, and other publications. A book she co-authored on skin care and DNA will be published in 2008.

Lesley Ranft
» Contributor
Ms. Ranft is the founder of Lesley & Associates, a content delivery and public relations firm with a special focus in the medical and dentistry fields. In the past, her responsibilities at Ceatus Media Group included the development of the Advistory Board members and Reviewers for the initial launch, editorial and content development consultation, and public relations management. Formerly, Ms. Ranft served as a chairperson, State of California, National Business Advisory Council. In 2007, Lesley Ranft was named Who’s Who among American Professional Executive Women. Since 1999, Ms. Ranft has produced hundreds of authored and ghost-written articles to cover over 1000 topics in medicine for both the consumer and trade. Ms. Ranft has also developed PR strategies for physician and corporate clients that resulted in appearances with local and national outlets such as The Learning Channel, ABC News, NBC News, and select Copley Newspapers in the United States.Learn more about the people of Ceatus Media Group.