Harnessing the Power of Potential

Founded in 2010, Next Media Group, Inc. has emerged as a leader in digital education by connecting healthcare professionals through intelligent digital, social, and mobile platforms. The Company’s solutions transform learning and ignite community development. Next Media Group continues its pioneering work in eLearning through THE NEXTDDS web platform, a unique educational resource serving as an adjunct to the university training of 15,000+ dental students.

  • Leading content developer
  • Provider of integrated eLearning/mobile web services

Next Media Group, Inc.

Company History
Next Media Group

In 2010 the Company was founded by Stephen E. Sweeney, Chairman, for the purpose of providing Internet-based web education for dental professionals.


Live on March 5, 2011, from the podium of the American Student Dental Association Annual Session, THE NEXTDDS platform is launched on behalf of U.S. dental students.


The mobile-optimized version of THE NEXTDDS is also launched in 2011 and begins to outpace desktop viewing of the dental student platform nearly 5 to 1.

THE NEXTDDS | Magazine

The inaugural edition of the publication, featuring student life and a diverse editorial agenda, is released to help foster the user community of THE NEXTDDS.

User Community Doubles

In less than 24 months, enrollment in THE NEXTDDS grows to over 6,700 dental students who access the platform for its expanding resources.

Academic Advisory Board

More than 80 members of academia and educators have partnered to shape the educational experiences delivered through THE NEXTDDS platform.

Student Ambassadors

Next Media Group introduces national program to identify the ‘best and brightest’ in the university space and to build a peer network and exchange among its members.

Deans Council

Next Media Group founds a Deans Council to impart steering and insight for THE NEXTDDS in its mission to support the education and competency of future practitioners.

Webinar series launches

A first-of-its-kind webinar series is launched by Next Media Group to dental students, offering opportunities for eLearning live exchange with subject matter experts.

15,000+ User Community

In fall 2015, Next Media Group announces the user community of THE NEXTDDS has doubled again, reaching more than 15,000 dental students representing 65 U.S. schools.

CMO Award Recognition

eLearning content developed by Next Media Group receive national recognition at the 2015 CMO Club Awards for developing brand affinity and audience engagement.

DSO Platform Announced

Next Media Group announces the 2017 launch of new platform—DSODentist.com—supporting dental professionals interested in or working in a DSO-supported practice.

“Going Pro” Peer Networking Events

Next Media Group conducts regional events across the U.S. to support dental students and their future transition into the profession.