• OUR STORY

    We’re Ascension Dental, an Austin, Texas-based oral health company that provides dentists with thoughtfully designed dental membership plans to make dental care more simple and approachable.

    Since 2015, we’ve been pioneering the membership dentistry movement by providing a suite of advanced membership software, marketing and administrative solutions to independent, small and large dental group practices in the United States.

    Today, more than 800 dental practices and 100,000 patients across 28 states entrust us with the administration of their dental membership plan.

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    One of the biggest – and most important – differences between us and our competition is that our membership plans are guaranteed to be compliant with Discount Medical Plan Organization “DMPO” statutes.

  • OUR MISSION

    It’s our mission is to help dental professionals free themselves from the chains of dental insurance and connect directly with their patients through the use of a professionally administered dental membership plan.

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    One of the biggest – and most important – differences between us and our competition is that our membership plans are guaranteed to be compliant with Discount Medical Plan Organization “DMPO” statutes.

  • LEADERSHIP TEAM

    Eric Johnson, Founder & CEO at Ascension Dental
    Eric Johnson FOUNDER & CEO

    Eric Johnson's experience includes work within the dental benefits, dental networks, and dental provider spaces of the dentistry.  Eric’s comprehensive understanding of the dental industry has positioned him to understand how dental membership plans can increase access to 21st-century dental care, benefiting dentists and patients alike. Eric is passionate about dentistry and believes the industry’s future is very bright. Originally from Dallas, Texas, Eric graduated from the University of North Texas with a bachelor’s degree in political science. Prior to moving to Austin, where he started Ascension Dental in 2015, Eric worked in various roles with The CDI Group and Careington International, and consulted with large national dental provider networks.

    Robert Trampe, CFO & Interim COO at Ascension Dental
    Robert Trampe CFO & INTERIM COO

    As CFO and Interim COO at Ascension Dental, Robert Trampe oversees the company's finance, accounting, and internal operations. Robert brings over 10 years of finance, accounting, and operations experience to Ascension Dental. Prior to joining Ascension Dental in late 2015, Robert worked in the finance and account departments for Korenvaes Management LLC and JP Morgan Chase in Dallas, TX. Robert received his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Texas at Austin and his master’s degree in accounting from the University of Texas at Dallas. Robert is also a licensed CPA in the state of Texas.

    Michael Shuman, Executive Vice President at Ascension Dental
    Michael Shuman EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

    As Executive Vice President at Ascension Dental, Michael Shuman oversees the company’s customer success department and lead the company’s strategic partnership efforts with solo practices, group practices, and dental service organizations across the country. Prior to joining Ascension Dental., Michael spent 5 years in various roles with Careington International.  Michael’s extensive experience within the dental industry has positioned him to have a comprehensive understanding of where the dental industry has been, and where the industry is headed going forward. Michael is originally from Dallas, TX, and attended college at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville .