Elijah Desmond began his career at age 15 as a motivational speaker to kids. When it was time for Elijah to begin college, two years early at 16, it was only natural for him to major in the only thing he’d ever wanted to do: dental hygiene. In 2009 after graduating from The Ohio State University with his degree in dental hygiene Elijah moved to Honolulu, Hawaii to start his career as a dental hygienist. However, his career as a full-time dental hygienist was short-lived. After realizing the shortage of
full-time dental hygienists in Hawaii, Elijah started Hawaii Smiles Dental Temp Agency LLC, his first business. Its success and growth necessitated him giving the business his full attention. By the time he sold Hawaii Smiles four years later, it operated on many of Hawaii’s main islands, including Oahu, Maui, The Big Island, and Kauai; and the agency had went from working with just three hygienists to over 80 at any given time. One of the benefits of running his own staffing agency was being able to temp himself out to various offices on a part-time basis.
He went on to graduate from The Ohio State University as a "Guygienist" and moved to Honolulu, Hawaii where he started his first of eleven dental businesses. Elijah now resides in South Florida with his wife and 3 year old daughter. He learned a great deal from his experience of practicing with and coaching over 400 dental teams nationwide. Elijah speaks all over the world in 3-4 cities per month and has lectured over 700 hours since he graduated in 2009. He is known for having fun-filled, engaging lectures and integrating motivational speaking into all of his events. He provides his audience with tools they can take back to the office and implement right away. He is adamant that a fun atmosphere is essential to learning. You may best know him from his Facebook group Trapped in an OP which now has over 13,000 dental professionals or for his business, Smiles at Sea, international dental conferences on cruise ships. His cruises focus on two things: FUN and Education. Join him and travel the world 1 CE at a time!