Leadership Team


Buckeye Dental is a partnership of successful entrepreneurs and researchers who have uniquely applied electro chemistry from industrial applications to the dental industry.  Patents are held by several team members.



Tom Bradshaw, Chairman of the Board, is the former CEO of Ricerca, a contract pharmaceutical R&D company which provided IND-enabling services (both biological and chemical), helping it to grow 25% per year during his tenure.  He has developed high level relationships with pharmaceutical companies and medical device companies and brings insight regarding potential market opportunities and strategic business relationships in order to prepare for commercialization of the technology. He also uses his industry knowledge to help investigate and vet future medical and cosmetic applications for Buckeye's core MACROESISTM technology.


Michael Kaufman, CEO, President and Co-founder, of Buckeye Dental.  He is a serial entrepreneur who holds several patents. He is also the Chief Technology Officer for a 40 employee company with $8 million in annual sales of FDA regulated class II medical products. This company is currently involved in formalized ventures with 3 pharmaceutical companies.  He is responsible for both day to day operations and executing the strategic direction.


Alan Riga, PhD, Chief Scientist, Co-founder, has more than 40 years experience in applied physical sciences. He is a research-teaching professor of chemistry and pharmacy at Cleveland State University and University of Toledo. In the industry for 37 years,  he has developed two patents with Buckeye and  published  more than 150 papers with  strong emphasis on sensor technology and industrial pharmacy application.


Ellen Matthews, MPA, Research Scientist has led laboratories in pharmaceutical, biomedical and electrochemical research.  She spent five years managing the research efforts of Buckeye Pharmaceuticals and has been instrumental in the design of  applications of Buckeye's technology platform.  She is a laboratory team leader who has presented her biomedical research at regional and national conferences, including the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the North American Thermal Analysis Society (NATAS).  She has authored and co-authored several peer-reviewed journal articles. 

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