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Management Team

Our leadership team brings a wealth of successful experience and credentials in the restorative dental industry, as well as, in the areas of sales, marketing and communications, customer service, and regulatory affairs
President & CEO

Gordon has over twenty years of professional business development, sales, marketing and corporate communications experience. He currently is the President & CEO of Sterngold Dental, LLC. Prior to this he was Vice President & General Manager at Sterngold Dental LLC. He previously held the position as Director of Marketing & E-Business and managed all of the marketing activities and operations for the Precious Metals Division of Cookson Group. Gordon was also the Director of Marketing & E-Commerce for Sterngold Dental, a subsidiary of Cookson Precious Metals. During his time at Sterngold he successfully launched a fully-integrated e-business platform for the company.

Earlier in his career, Gordon was a Marketing Analyst for Neptco, Inc., a manufacturer of wire and cable products. He also was the Corporate Communications and Public Relations Manager for Cookson America, Inc. located in Providence, Rhode Island.

Gordon holds a MBA from the University of Rhode Island and a bachelor’s degree in Corporate Communications and Marketing from Roger Williams University (Bristol, RI).

Gordon has been married to his wife Kristen for 19 years, they have three children together and reside in Tiverton, RI.

Christopher L. Franklin CPA MST
Chief Financial Officer

Christopher has more than twenty-five years of Public Accounting and Industry experience. In his current role as Chief Financial Officer at Sterngold Dental LLC he brings his extensive experience in the areas of financial management and analysis, cash flow management, budgeting, forecasting, process analysis and improvement. Chris is also a certified public accountant with a master’s degree in taxation. In addition to his public accounting experience, Chris has served as CFO for several Companies in a variety of industries where he has managed staffs of finance, human resources and IT professionals.

Chris has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Rhode Island, a Master’s Degree in Taxation from Bryant University and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Rhode Island Society of CPAs.

Patrick Hayden, M. Ed.
Director of Sales

Patrick Hayden has worked in the dental industry for over 24 years. He spent 10 years at Straumann starting in outside sales, then joined the training and education department as a Senior Training Manager. Patrick earned his Master's of Education in Curriculum Design and Adult Learning Theory from the University of Massachusetts, and differentiated his training by becoming a subject matter expert on 3D digital technology, dental implants, and tissue regeneration.

He has created dozens of instructor-led and distant-learning courses using instructional design and adult learning models with a focus on active learning pedagogies. As an entrepreneur, Patrick started his own consulting company, Hayden Education LLC in 2014, providing education and an implementation plan for dental professionals who want to place dental implants using 3D digital technology.

He expanded his offerings at his company to create sales training curriculum and coaching and leadership development workshops for sales management for companies in the medical device, financial, and higher education industries. Originally from Minnesota, Patrick has lived most of his life in New Hampshire with his wife, Tamara, and their two children. 

Dulcina Jorge

Director of Inside Sales and Customer Service

Dulcina has been at Sterngold Dental for over 21 years. She began her career at Sterngold as Coordinator of International Sales. She has managed all sales and marketing efforts for existing distributors as well as established new business development programs for all international markets. This included organizing every aspect of continuous product training, lectures and clinical programs, as well as inventory management for international markets.

Due to her vast product knowledge, more notably in the dental implant and restorative components product line, Dulcina took on the role of Director of Materials Management and Inventory Control in 2006. Within her first six months of involvement, the inventory of goods sold was reduced by $450K.

In 2014, Dulcina took over as Director of Operations. She was responsible for the Manufacturing, Shipping/Receiving, Picking, and Packaging Departments including monitoring and continually improving standards of performance and quality within these areas.

As Sterngold’s focus in the dental implant became more prominent, Dulcina once again went back to her roots as Director of Inside Sales and Customer Service. She has been in this role since August 2016. Her dedication to the company and team of employees is visible in all aspects of her current position as well as all previous positions.

Dulcina holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and is fluent in Portuguese and conversational Spanish. In her spare time, she volunteers at her church, enjoys spending time with her family and friends, gardening, reading and travelling to Maine. She resides in Attleboro, Massachusetts with her husband and two young daughters.